Spalding United have made into the hat for Monday’s (October 12) fourth qualifying round FA Cup draw despite conceding a 91st-minute penalty today (October 10).
The Tulips opened the scoring inside 60 seconds through Josh Moreman at lower-level Sporting Khalsa, but the home side, who are based in the West Midlands, replied from the spot following a foul by Spalding ‘keeper Michael Duggan.
Spalding will host the replay at the Sir Halley Stewart Field on Tuesday (October 13, 7.45pm kick-off). The fourth qualifying round is followed by the first round proper when the Football League teams join the action.
In United Counties League action Peterborough Sports made it 16 goals in just two matches by dismissing Woodford United 7-0 at PSL.
Sports went top with a 9-0 win at Blackstones last week and were again in awesome scoring form, particularly Karl Gibbs who netted a hat-trick of headers before the break and added a fourth goal in the second half. Avelino Vieira, David Cobb and Oliver Medwynter were also on target.
To their credit Blackstones recovered from their midweek mauling with a 2-1 win at Lutterworth secured by first-half goals from Adam Scotcher and Addie Staffieri,
But Bourne were well beaten 3-0 at home by Potton with all the goals arriving in the first half.
In the Premier Division Yaxley, who have played more games than all their rivals, moved up to second with a 3-0 win over Desborough at In2itive Park. Dan Cotton, substitute Toby Ogbonna and Liam Hook scored the goals.
Holbeach failed to win for the first time in six games as Eynesbury held them to a 0-0 draw, but Deeping bounced back from three cup exits in 10 days with a 3-0 win over Cogenhoe United. Two goals in a minuute around the hour mark from Scott Mooney and David Burton-Jones proved decisive for Deeping before Scott Coupland added a late third.
Peterborough Northern Star were beaten 2-0 at Rothwell Corinthians, but there was a welcome win for out-of-form Wisbech Town even if it was against lower level opposition in the League Cup.
The game didn’t finish without a scare for Wisbech who were cruising at 3-0 at Northampton ON Chenecks before conceding two late goals.
The struggles of Stamford AFC in the Evo Stik Northern Premier League continued as they went down 2-1 at home to Workington. Lewis Carr scored a consolation for The Daniels who remain next-to-bottom.
Both teams finished with 10 men. Stamford ‘keeper Richard Knight was dismissed for deliberately handling outside his penalty area.
Third qualifying round
Sporting Khalsa 1
Spalding United 1 (Moreman)
Northern Premier Division
Stamford AFC 1 (Carr)
CHROMASPORT & TROPHIES UNITED COUNTIES LEAGUE
Deeping Rangers 3 (Mooney, Burton-Jones, Coupland)
Cogenhoe United 0
Eynesbury Rovers 0
Holbeach United 0
Harrowby United 3
Huntingdon Town 0
Rothwell Corinthians 2
Peterborough Northern Star 0
Yaxley 3 (Cotton, Ogbonna, Hook)
Desborough Town 0
Bourne Town 0
Potton United 3
Lutterworth United 1
Blackstones 2 (Staffieri, Scotcher)
Peterborough Sports 7 (Gibbs 4, Vieira, Cobb, Medwynter)
Woodford United 0
Northampton ON Chenecks 2
Wisbech Town 3 (Hughes, Fairweather, Sparrow)
EASTERN COUNTIES LEAGUE
Debenham LC 3
March Town United 0