Stotfold safely through but Reds go out of the cup

Extra preliminary round Stotfold are through to the next round of the FA Cup as Langford bowed out. Managerless Stotfold won 2-1 at Hertford Town in Saturday s extra preliminary round tie. Shaun Turner opened the scoring against the South Midlands League

Extra preliminary round

Stotfold are through to the next round of the FA Cup as Langford bowed out.

Managerless Stotfold won 2-1 at Hertford Town in Saturday's extra preliminary round tie.

Shaun Turner opened the scoring against the South Midlands League side on 24 minutes.

He ran onto a poor clearance and fired in a low strike from just inside the penalty area.

After Turner had hit the bottom of the upright in the second half, the home team levelled when Leo Turner was felled by Ricky Geraghty for a penalty which was converted by Ryan Redford on 55 minutes.

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Sub Wayne Blows came on to score the winner with a glancing header from Ryan Nichol's cross.

Their reward is another away tie against Broxbourne V&E a week on Saturday (September 2).

Tuesday night's league match at Roker Park was postponed as opponents St Ives were replaying against March Town in the FA Cup.

Rokermen: Blower, Diplock (Alcide 32), Purton, Geraghty, Beckett, Nichol, Turner, Mitchell (Hayer 81), Holmes (Blows 68m), Thorne, Reynolds.

The Reds were beaten 4-2 by Ely City in a game played at Biggleswade United's Second Meadow.

Langford included just two players from last season as their new managerial team had a tough debut to senior football.

Nick Impey gave Ely a 12th minute lead from a rebound and minutes later goalkeeper Jamie Kyle was stretchered off following a collision with the goalscorer.

Martin Westcott hit the bar for Ely but the visitors did score again when Impey headed his second past stand-in Jamie Campbell.

Langford halved the deficit nine minutes before the break when Gareth Grant supplied the pass for Marc Barnes to open his account.

John Coley hit the inside of the post and the ball ran along the line before being cleared on the restart.

Langford did equalise when Lee Pateman converted Robert Groves' cross to claim his first senior goal for the team.

The scores only remained level for three minutes as Andy Chatters' 30-yard free-kick flew past Campbell.

The Robins re-established their two-goal advantage when a defensive mix-up allowed Chatters in with the ball running kindly for Impey to drill home past Campbell from the edge of the area to complete his hat-trick.

Reds: Kyle (Campbell), Willett, Drury (Davies), Delasalle, D Small, Groves, Grant, R Small (Byrne), Coley, Pateman, Barnes.