Hadleigh’s Vase run over after below-par effort

Tunbridge Wells 2 Hadleigh United 0

HADLEIGH United’s FA Vase dreams were left in tatters after a below-par performance at Tunbridge Wells on Saturday.

Two Andy Irvine goals were enough to give the Kent side victory on a pudding of a pitch in front of a noisy and boisterous home crowd.

It was no more than Tunbridge deserved and indeed if it hadn’t been for Hadleigh keeper Dan Heath, it could have been more.

Hadleigh boss Stuart Crawford had pleaded with his side to ‘leave nothing on the pitch’ in their pursuit of an FA Vase semi-final tie, and the potential of being just two games away from Wembley.

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But his message never got through to his players and in all honesty this was a jaded effort from a Hadleigh team who have done so well on their Vase travels this season.

Full story, quotes from players and a picture special will appear in Monday’s EADT and Ipswich Star

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