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Beaconsfield Bow Out – The Southern League

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Date: Tue 06 Sep 2022

By Steve Whitney

Pitching In Southern League Premier Division South club Beaconsfield Town were victims of an Emirates FA Cup First Qualifying Round replay upset on Monday night.

The Rams drew 2-2 at the Elmbridge Sports Hub against Isthmian League South Central Division newcomers Walton & Hersham on Saturday, so began the replay at Holloways Park as favourites to host Chatham Town in the next round.

The Swans, promoted as runners-up in the Combined Counties League Premier Division at the end of last season, are a famous name from their amateur days – winning the FA Amateur Cup in 1973 – but haven’t been above Step 4 level since 1996 and spent the last six campaigns at Step 5 level.

However, after a goalless 90-plus minutes, it was extra-time and maybe even penalties that was needed to separate the teams.

But with 5 minutes of extra-time remaining, Ollie Twum – on as a 66th-minute substitute – broke the deadlock and Beaconsfield supporters` hopes, with the decisive goal, keeping his composure from just inside the area to beat Ravan Constable in the home goal.

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