Jake Avery produces another star turn in Uttoxeter Town’s FA Vase success



Uttoxeter Town reached the FA Vase second qualifying round with a 2-0 victory over Littleton.

Jake Avery was once again the star, following up his hat-trick the previous weekend with a brace to take his total for the season to six.

He notched his first goal to put Uttoxeter ahead in the eighth minute and clinched the win with a second goal six minutes before half-time.

Uttoxeter also picked up £550 in prize money.

Stone Old Alleynians bowed out of the competition following late drama with a 3-2 home defeat by Heather St Johns. The visitors took the lead in the 30th minute through John Mills, but Stone were level 10 minutes later.

Dave Ablewhite was brought down in the area and he stepped up to score the spot-kick himself.

Stone went ahead for the first time in the 58th minute when Matt Thomas crossed for Sam Wilson to head home.

Stone sought a third goal, but were hit by two late sucker punches.

Heather broke clear in the 89th minute and James Spruce fired home from the edge of the box.

Amazingly they then bundled home a winner in the second minute of time added on. Stone were just left with the £160 losers’ prize money.

Abbey Hulton United were beaten 2-1 at Atherstone Town.

Abbey went in front in the seventh minute when Lee Cropper nodded home at the far post for his seventh goal of the season.

Five minutes later Atherstone were level when a cross from Callum Carsley was driven into the net by Chris Cowley.

Atherstone were reduced to 10 men late in the game and it seemed the game was to be decided on penalties, but Lewis Collins netted a winner for the home side.

Rocester went down 2-1 at AFC Bridgnorth. Kicking downhill, Bridgnorth took a 36th-minute lead when Anwar Olugbon cut in from the left and netted with a fine finish.

Five minutes later it was 2-0 when Karl Griffiths hit the post before scoring from the rebound.

The Romans pulled a goal back in the 58th minute when a long ball forward by Alex Scott ended with Lewis Dawson heading it over the advancing keeper.

Rocester dominated proceedings after that but couldn’t find a leveller.

Brocton suffered their second consecutive 5-1 defeat, this time at home to Boldmere St Michaels.

The visitors went ahead on the stroke of half-time from the penalty spot.

Isaac Phillips had his progress blocked by Kieran Nelson and Danny O’Sullivan scored the spot-kick.

O’Sullivan added a second in the 67th minute and four minutes later completed his hat-trick from another penalty after Alex McSkeane was pulled back.

McSkeane made it 4-0 in the 73rd minute, but the Badgers got on to the scoresheet in the 85th minute when Adam Weldon found the net with a long-range effort.

McSkeane rounded off the scoring in the last minute with Boldmere’s fifth goal.

Alsager went out of the competition following a 2-0 defeat at Dudley Town.

Rhys Horton scored a first-half penalty before Alex Perry bundled home a rebound with 10 minutes remaining to settle the tie.





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