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Woodford Town through to the 2nd round of FA Vase after tense penalty shootout. An in form Luke Parrott opened the scoring after 15 minutes to put the home side 1-0 up, and just before the half time interval Jaedon Phillips doubled his sides lead. It was 3-0 with less than a minute played in the second half, however an incredible end to the game was about to occur, Charles Opoku scored what seemed was a consolation in the 79th minute, then a late double in additional time took the game to penalties, the first scored by Wale Adedeji in the 94th, the second scored by central defender Jake Knight in the 96th minute. Woodford were able to regain composure and win the shootout infant of their home fans to progress.

Luke Parrott 15, 46 (WD)
Jaedon Phillips 45 (WD)

Charles Opoku 79 (SAW)
Walé Adedeji 94 (SAW)
Jake Knight  96 (SAW)
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Newmarket Town 3-4 Romford

Romford continue their success in FA competitions as they best Newmarket in 7 goal thriller. Forward Jake Gordon put the Essex Senior League in front 24 minutes into the game, but Newmarket Town would level the scoreline just before half time, Joe Asensi grabbing an important goal at an important moment for his team. After the break a quick fire double would put Romford 3-1 up, Jake Gordon grabbing his brace, and an own goal extending the lead. The scoring was far from over, Newmarket’s Lewis Whitehead tucked the ball into the corner of the goal in the 81st minute, before Jacob Mingay levelled the game in dramatic fashion, seemingly meaning the game would be decided by a penalty shootout. However, George Allen would be Romford’s hero, in the 93rd minute of the match scoring to fire his team into the next round of the competition.

Joe Asensi 45 (NEW)
Lewis Whitehead 81 (NEW)
Jacob Mingay 86 (NEW)

Jake Gordon 24, 68 (ROM)
Own goal 68 (ROM)
George Allen 93 (ROM)



Redbridge out after tough away fixture. The task for the Essex Senior League was made difficult after a swift double by the home side, Markel Cousins firing home to put his side ahead in the 25th minute, and only 3 minutes later Taylor Rhiney doubled their lead. After a much improved second half where Redbridge threatened the Biggleswade United goal but their goalkeeper was not to be beaten.

Markel Cousins 25 (BIG)
Taylor Rhiney 28 (BIG)

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Buckhurst Hill win penalty shootout to progress to 2nd round of the FA Vase. Goalscorer Hassan Nalbant was on hand for his side 23 minutes into the game, this was after Buckhurst Hill missed a penalty. Nathan Sollosi extended the lead to 2 in the 36th minute. After the interval there was a comeback by the away side, Grant Cumming slotted the ball past the goal keeper to get his side back into the game, a late equaliser was scored by Marcus Bowers to send the game into penalties. Buckhurst Hill were able to hold their nerve and win the penalty shootout 5-3.

Hassan Nalbant 23 (BUCK)
Nathan Sollosi 36 (BUCK)

Grant Cumming 57 (BAS)
Marcus Bowers 88 (BAS)

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Stansted come from behind to secure a spot in the next round of the Vase. Downham got off to a good start, Joe Jackson fired his team in front 10 minutes into the game, Jack Mitchell levelled the proceedings 9 minutes later, but Downham got back in front 10 minutes later, Joe Jackson grabbing his second of the game. Stansted completely turned the game on its head through John Clarke who scored 2 goals in 3 minutes to secure his teams victory.

Joe Jackson 10, 30 (DWH)

Jack Mitchell 19 (STN)
John Clarke 67, 70 (STN)

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Huge victory for Little Oakley in the FA Vase against a strong Godmanchester team. Greg Rodger was the man to break the deadlock, the Essex Senior League side held firm defensively to go into the interval a goal up. After the break they would add to their lead, Harry Mann the goalscorer. The Little Oakley defence would be beaten eventually in the 94th minute, Matty Allen slotted the ball past the goalkeeper, however Little Oakley were able to hold on, and they are through to the next round.

Matty Allen 90+4 (GMC)

Greg Rodger 34 (OAK)
Harry Mann 49 (OAK)

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