One set of Rovers survive but another bow out of the FA Vase
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Godmanchester Rovers are the sole local survivors in the FA Vase – but even they are not assured of their place in the second round.
Matt Clements’ men must first negotiate a first round replay after battling out a 1-1 deadlock with frequent opponents Mildenhall at the David Wilson Homes Ground yesterday.
Michael Hyem was denied an early opener when hitting the bar in the first minute, but he did succeed in finding the net when firing Rovers ahead in the second half.
But the visitors levelled to earn a re-match in Suffolk on Tuesday night - the fourth clash between the two Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division sides in just four weeks!
Elsewhere, Eynesbury were on the receiving end of a late blow as they bowed out.
Rovers went down 4-3 at Spartan South Midlands Premier Division high-fliers Hertford Town.
They hit the front courtesy of an own goal after 14 minutes, but their advantage was wiped out within five minutes.
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Goals either side of the break put hosts Hertford in charge, but Rovers battled back to level with a quickfire double salvo from Joe Bradbury and leading scorer Lee Bassett just after the hour.
And the tie looked set to go to extra-time until Hertford hit their winner with five minutes to go.
Huntingdon remain bottom of the United Counties League Premier Division after suffering a 4-1 defeat at Harborough.
Town fell behind after five minutes and their deficit doubled early in the second half.
Two goals in the space of four minutes then sealed their fate before Aaron Petty hit a late consolation.
Scott Witherall’s men are now three points adrift of next-to-bottom Wellingborough and five points from safety.