We’re back on the road to Wembley in the FA Vase
Town show is just too late
BOSS Ian Rowe was relieved to see Sporting Khalsa survive a close shave as Hucknall came close to giving their higher-ranked rivals the chop.
Dan Westwood’s hat-trick had seemingly put the hosts in control of what had been a frenetic tie.
But substitute Adam Nelson threw the cat among the pigeons with a late brace.
Nelson’s second set up a grandstand finish which saw Sam Sims smack the crossbar and Joe Ashurst denied only by keeper Sam Arnold’s desperate dash on the line.
Rowe said: “At three up we had chances to extend the lead but didn’t take them. We let our foot off the gas.
“At 3-2 I thought ‘we’re screwed here’.
“We had lost all our impetus and I had disagreements with a couple of lads who were moping around because they thought we had been harsh on them.
“Their lad missed a sitter with the last kick and if it had not been for my keeper
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