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