Staines left feeling the Blues after cup exit against Police
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