TEN MAN PAULTON ROVERS SHOCK GREENS
PAULTON Rovers came from two goals down to secure a place in the next round of the FA Cup with an unlikely 3-2 victory against Kidlington – despite having ten men.
Duran Martin hit a low fourth-minute drive past Rovers keeper Andy Hannah to open the scoring for the away side, and it got worse for Paulton very quickly.
Joe Hillard and Camen Harvey missed superb opportunities to level and brought great saves from Greens stopper Sam Warrell.
And then Darius Browne added a second for Kidlington on 18 minutes stroking a fine low shot past Hannah.
To compound Paulton’s misery, Harvey was shown a harsh straight red card after a tackle on Browne before Dave Sims and Dale Evans were denied again by Warrell.
Josh Morgan-Williams came on at half time and made an immediate impact for Paulton, as he helped supply James Byrne to make it 2-1.
Rovers were on the up and levelled on 53 minutes as Joe Guest won the ball in midfield and fed Jack Ball – who dribbled past four defenders and thumped in off the underside of the bar.
And Rovers got the winner as Evans floated a free kick into the box on 65 minutes and Ball was on hand to head in.
Elsewhere, a secondhalf strike from Steve Jones was enough for EvoStik side Nantwich Town to overcome a difficult
Shepshed Dynamo 1-0. The first half offered little in terms of opportunities as the hosts looked to utilise their long throw to cause chances but the Nantwich defence stood firm to clinch victory.
And it took a moment of class from Jones to win it, as he curled an exquisite effort into the far corner.
Herne Bay ran out convincing 5-2 winners at
Horsham, Harlow edged to a 1-0 win at Lowestoft and Met Police were held by Heybridge Swifts 2-2. Frome beat Tavistock 2-1 away, while Stratford hammered Redditch 4-1.