The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Luke Paw­ley

AFC Telford United ad­vanced to the next round af­ter a hard­fought vic­tory against Barwell.

The visi­tors dom­i­nated early and went close to break­ing the dead­lock in­side five min­utes when Nigel Julien’s pow­er­ful left-footed shot struck the out­side of the post.

Telford, though, took the lead af­ter 17 min­utes when Jor­dan Gough’s first-time strike de­flected past wrong­footed keeper Liam Cas­tle and into the Barwell goal.

Lifted by the goal, the home side be­gan to set­tle and quickly neu­tralised Barwell’s at­tack­ing threat. Gough and An­thony Dwyer had chances to add a sec­ond, with the lat­ter’s ef­fort met by the lines­man’s flag.

With Jimmy Gin­nelly’s half­time words still ring­ing in their ears, the visi­tors started the sec­ond half just as they had the first, ap­ply­ing pres­sure and cre­at­ing good chances. The best of these fell to Tom Bates but he was de­nied by Jas­bir Singh on two oc­ca­sions.

Just as in the first half, Telford im­proved and dou­bled their lead on 73 min­utes when Jor­dan Mur­phy steered his header past Cas­tle to score his sec­ond in as many games.

The goal took the fight out of the Ca­naries as the Na­tional League North side moved through to the next round.

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