Staines left feel­ing the Blues af­ter cup exit against Po­lice

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IT WAS a nervy en­counter at Im­ber Court but Met Po­lice beat Staines Town 3-2 to progress to the FA Cup sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round.

If not for Blues goal­keeper Luke Wil­liams, Staines would have taken an early lead af­ter dom­i­nat­ing from the whis­tle.

It stayed goal­less un­til the 29th minute when the Blues found their feet, Ryan James head­ing into an empty net af­ter ris­ing to meet a cross.

The lead lasted only 15 min­utes as Staines lev­elled on the stroke of half time when Max Wors­fold beat the off­side trap to slot past Wil­liams.

Met came out for the sec­ond half a changed side and were 3-1 up in­side the first 10 min­utes af­ter Char­lie Collins latched on to a through ball to smash home be­fore a Staines own goal.

A lapse in con­cen­tra­tion gifted the vis­i­tors a late goal but for the ma­jor­ity of the sec­ond half the Blues ab­sorbed Staines’ pres­sure and will now host Hey­bridge Swifts in the next round.

Staines’ Mitchal Gough dives in the tackle

Char­lie Collins scores Met Po­lice’s sec­ond goal

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