The Non-League Football Paper - - FA TROPHY SECOND ROUND PROPER - By Adam Cheshire

MOSES Em­manuel and Harry Pritchard both bagged a dou­ble as Maiden­head United re­cov­ered from con­ced­ing a goal af­ter only 33 sec­onds.

The home side had got off to the per­fect start when Matty Ko­sylo latched on to Tom Denton’s through ball and fired across Carl Pent­ney.

Hal­i­fax had chances to add to their lead but Jake Hibbs blazed over af­ter good work by Danny Clarke be­fore the same player forced a fine save out of Pent­ney.

Em­manuel wasted a oneon-one op­por­tu­nity to get Maiden­head level.

How­ever, the former Dover striker bun­dled in the equaliser on the stroke of half-time.

Then Pritchard turned the game on its head eight min­utes af­ter the restart when he beat Sam John­son at his near post.

Em­manuel headed in Rene Steer’s glo­ri­ous left-wing cross to ex­tend the vis­i­tors’ ad­van­tage be­fore Town were de­nied a clear penalty af­ter Denton was hauled down in the box.

Billy Heath’s men’s mis­ery was com­plete when Matty Brown was ad­judged to have brought down the im­pres­sive Em­manuel in the area, leav­ing Pritchard to seal the Mag­pies’ place in the third round from the spot. STAR MAN: Moses Em­manuel (M’head) EN­TER­TAIN­MENT: ★★★★★

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