First Team

Sat 31 Aug 2019 | FA Vase | Away


Sutton Park



The Poachers suffered another plastic pitch implosion as they were dumped out of the FA Vase.

It was a day when just about everything that could have gone wrong, did.

A bus breakdown meant a 10-minute delay start to the game - and within 60 seconds of kick-off, the flustered visitors found themselves a goal down.

Alex Beck poked home from close range eight minutes later following a free-kick but that was as good as it got for Gary Edgley's men.

Lee Beeson had to go off injured midway through the first period before a diisputed goal saw the home side ahead again on the half-hour mark.

Beck saw a deflected shot agonisingly come back off the post and Quorn then rubbed salt in the wound by making it 3-from a  spectacular free-kick.

The hosts made the tie safe with a fourth early in the second-half before a deflected fifth added to Boston's misery.

Worse was to come when a poor challenge on Ollie Pinner sparked an unseemly melee. Pinner was sent off in the aftermath, together with Quorn's Ben Bradshaw and one of their management team.

Town's tough afternoon was rounded off with a sixth Quorn goal - leaving the visitors no doubt looking forward to playing on grass again after this dispiriting 3G experience.

Town: Portas, Tate, Neil, Cunliffe, Watkins, Ford (Tunstall), Beeson (White), Pinner, Armond (Borbely), Beck, Bayliss


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