The Non-League Football Paper - - FA CUP SECOND ROUND QUALIFYING - By Tony Walsh

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.

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