Vase hopes die for the Royals

It has not been a good week for the footballers from Potton United. Potton s hopes of reaching the fifth round of the FA Vase for only the second time in the club s history were ended by AFC Totton of the Wessex Senior League on Saturday. A crowd of 390 g

It has not been a good week for the footballers from Potton United.

Potton's hopes of reaching the fifth round of the FA Vase for only the second time in the club's history were ended by AFC Totton of the Wessex Senior League on Saturday.

A crowd of 390 gathered at The Hollow to watch the match which ended 2-1 to the visitors.

Potton took an 11th minute lead when a quick Paul Garrett free-kick went round the wall and gave the visiting keeper no chance.


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AFC Totton equalised nine minutes later when Mark Osman finished from close range after two previous efforts had been saved by Brad Gillham in the Potton goal.

The remainder of the first half was quite evenly contested with neither side really testing either keeper.

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But the second half saw the visitors start brightly and take the lead five minutes after the restart when Mike Gosney beat Gillham from close range.

Potton pushed for an equaliser but some good defending from the visitors denied any clear chances.

And the Royals had the double inflicted over them by Wootton on Tuesday night.

Darek Jozwiak's second minute goal gave Blue Cross the league double in a 1-0 win at The Hollow.

Biggleswade United ensured a new managerial era at St Neots - under Scott Houghton and Jon Taylor - got off to a defeat in the Hinchingbrooke Cup.

Jack Weedon scored a minute into added time at the end of the tie at Rowley Park.

United earned a point from a goalless draw at home to Ruislip Manor on Saturday.

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