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FA Vase: Great Wakering Rovers in cruise control to beat Ipswich Wanderers
12:27pm Monday 21st October 2013 in Sport
GREAT Wakering eased through in the Vase with a comprehensive defeat of Ipswich Wanderers.
Rovers were 3-0 up in 38 minutes with headed goals from Lewis Sparrow, Nick Skelton and Stuart Hepburn, and even through Craig Jennings pulled one back for Wanderers late in the first half, Rovers were always in control.
Sammy Knott, the former Concord teenager who has had a spell at Aveley, rejoined Rovers – where he had a loan spell last season – late last week, and he marked his comeback with their fourth goal early in the second half.
Ashley Hawkins made in 5-1 minutes later and even though Wanderers’ reduced the arrears with a 69th minute penalty from Dan Tredray, Great Wakering comfortably held on to book their place in this morning’s draw for the Vase’s second round proper.
Bowers & Pitsea won’t be in the hat, though, after they lost in extra-time at Norwich United.
It was goalless after 90 minutes but two goals in as many minutes from Steve Shipley and Jamie George put the hosts in control at the started of the extended period.
Matt Thoma pulled one back in the 118th minute but it proved only a consolation goal.
Hullbridge Sports will be in the hat but they are not yet through after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Swaffham Town.
Swaffham, who had a man sent off, took the lead but Mike Edgar soon levelled for Sports and it was 1-1 at half-time.
Tom Ranger gave Sports the lead in the second half but Town levelled from the penalty spot.
The sides couldn’t be separated in extra-time so they will do it all again at Lower Road tomorrow night (kick-off 7.45pm).
Basildon United progressed in the Essex Senior League Cup as they shared five goals with Southend Manor at Gardiners Close.
Manor took an early lead through Dan Williams but the Bees levelled through Tom Cocklin a minute before the break.
Angelo Ogunseye put Basildon in front late on but Mark Sisson quickly equalised before Ogunseye struck again with a penalty to send the hosts through.