NON-LEAGUE FOOTBALL: Fine FA Vase success for Huntingdon, perfect start ends for Eynesbury Rovers, first away win for Godmanchester Rovers

Keishon Wilson struck for Huntingdon Town in their FA Vase triumph.

Keishon Wilson struck for Huntingdon Town in their FA Vase triumph. - Credit: Archant

Huntingdon Town pulled off a fine FA Vase victory yesterday.

Antonio Dello Russo hit a late winner as the local lads swooped for a 3-2 victory at higher-level Fakenham Town in a first qualifying round tie.

Keishon Wilson and Jake Waterworth twice hauled Huntingdon back onto level terms before Dello Russo struck the decisive blow in a one-on-one situation with six minutes to go.

The success earned Huntingdon £550 in prize money and a tie against another higher-level team - former boss Seb Hayes’ Holbeach United - in the next round.

Eynesbury Rovers saw their perfect start to the United Counties League Premier Division season come to an end – despite playing against 10 men for more than 80 minutes.


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Rovers were beaten 3-2 at Daventry Town despite the hosts having a man sent off early on.

Mark Ducket’s men conceded eight minutes before and four minutes after half-time before quickly hauling themselves level courtesy of two goals in the space of three minutes from Declan Rogers.

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Daventry restored their advantage with a quarter-of-an-hour to go and Rovers’ hopes of another response were dashed by the dismissal of defender Steven Gentle late on.

Godmanchester Rovers put bottom side Kirkley & Pakefield to the sword when collecting a first Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division away win of the season.

Ollie Drake’s men came from behind to triumph 4-1 on the Suffolk coast.

Jos Gwynne levelled before Jack Chandler put Rovers ahead. A first senior goal from 17 year-old Charlie Dolden put them in command before Zac Knight-Percival sealed victory.

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