Debenham pull off FA Cup giantkilling

DEBENHAM Leisure Centre pulled off an FA Cup giantkilling when they defeated Felixstowe & Walton United in last night's FA Cup extra preliminary round replay, while Maldon Town took all three points thanks to a Steve Wareham goal against AFC Sudbury in Ryman League Division One north.

DEBENHAM Leisure Centre pulled off an FA Cup giantkilling when they defeated Felixstowe & Walton United in last night's FA Cup extra preliminary round replay, while Maldon Town took all three points thanks to a Steve Wareham goal against AFC Sudbury in Ryman League Division One north.

FA CUP EXTRA PRELIMINARY ROUND REPLAYS

Debenham LC 2 Felixstowe & Walton Utd 0

THIS time there was no way back for Felixstowe as Debenham completed the job they should have finished on Saturday. Two moments illuminated an otherwise scrappy cup tie.


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Sixty-four minutes had gone when Turley's cross found Gedny in the box and the striker squeezed his right-foot shot into the bottom corner. Substitute Canfer accepted a Jopling pass to seal an historic victory with a deft lob over keeper Cudworth.

Wellingborough 2 Halstead 0

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HALSTEAD bowed up of the FA Cup after a hard-fought game with Wellingborough making sure with a last-minute breakaway goal after a lot of second-half pressure from the visitors.

Wellingborough were nearly caught out when a cross from Warren clipped the crossbar and at the other end Joslin headed a shot from Pritchard over his own bar.

On 52 minutes the home side made the breakthrough when a tremendous drive from defender Wooding hit the Halstead crossbar and in came Ward to nod home the rebound.

Later in the game Halstead threw everyone forward in search of an equaliser but were caught out in injury time by Taylor.

Desborough Town 2 FC Clacton 3

CLACTON secured their place in the next round of the FA Cup with a fine win away to Desborough Town last night.

RYMAN LEAGUE DIVISION ONE NORTH

Maldon Town 1 AFC Sudbury 0

MALDON scored the only goal of last night's derby encounter in the 10th minute when Steve Wareham struck an unstoppable shot from 20 yards, giving Nathan Munson in the Sudbury goal no chance.

The rest of the first half resulted in a midfield battle with the honours even.

The second half was again fought out in midfield with Simon Head, Sudbury's No. 8, having an exceptionally good game, but Sudbury failed to take advantage of their persistent play.

Their attacks were off target and the Maldon goalkeeper did not have much to do.

Wivenhoe Town 0 Dartford 3

ALTHOUGH Dartford dominated for long periods of the first half they were unable to convert numerous chances. The Dragons produced a disciplined display and nearly went ahead through Lee Barratt.

In the second half Dartford, regarded by many as title favourites, floored the home side with a three-goal salvo through Norman (two) and May.

The home side nearly pulled one back when Rymer turned well in the box and was brought down but Kessell, in the Dartford goal, saved the penalty.

Bury Town 1 Witham Town 0

BURY fielded the same youthful side that won a hard-earned point on Saturday. The early exchanges were even with neither keeper seriously troubled and defences well on top.

Bury finally broke the deadlock on 35 minutes when Scott Chaplin picked out Stuart Walker who headed home past Crumpen. Bury had chances to increase their leader but were unable to apply the finishing touch.

Dean Greygoose made a great point-blank save to deny Witham in the second half while Shaun Bammant twice went close for Bury. Greygoose made two more good saves late in the game.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION

Mildenhall 2 Norwich United 2

NORWICH started brightly and on 10 minutes Cork grazed the bar and Smith fired just wide.

Harrold's flick at the near post from Clemence's cross went just over for the home side. It was entertaining football on a very slippery surface.

Smith fired home from the edge of the box five minutes into the second half to give Norwich the lead, but immediately the home side were awarded a penalty for handball and Harold converted.

A complete mix-up in the home defence allowed Crane to break clear and restore the visitors' lead with 10 minutes to go. The home side threw everybody forward and in a frantic finale Hammond fired home in the final minute.

RIDGEONS LEAGUE DIVISION ONE

Diss Town 1 Stowmarket Town 0

DISS dominated early play with both Alan North and Kevin Leggett heading against the crossbar. They took the lead in the 12th minute when Dale Vince steered his right-foot shot into the corner of the net from a low Mark Angel cross.

Stowmarket had appeals for a penalty turned down three minutes later when Alex Selby went to the ground under a challenge. Diss continued to have more of the chances with North again heading against the bar but Ross White missed a good chance to equalise just before half time.

Stowmarket had more of the second-half play and should have equalised in the 79th minute but Phil Dellar shot over from two yards out with the goal gaping.

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