FOOTBALL: Thame through after sensational comeback

FOOTBALL: Thame through after sensational comeback

FOOTBALL: Thame through after sensational comeback

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THAME United produced a sensational comeback to beat Highmoor Ibis 3-2 with the final kick of their FA Cup preliminary round tie on Saturday.

Anthony White and Justin Forde had put Highmoor Ibis in control, but the hosts hit back in style in the clash of the Hellenic League Premier Division sides.

Ben Connolly reduced the deficit with four minutes to go, Dan West levelled in the final minute before West struck with the last kick to seal a terrific fightback.

  • SUBSTITUTE Kieran Davis scored a late winner on his debut as Abingdon United defeated Southern League Division 1 Central opponents Egham 1-0.

Davis struck with five minutes left, converting a cross from fellow replacement Aaron Andrews.

The game, however, was marred by a serious injury to Egham’s Scott Weight, who suffered a suspected broken ankle which delayed the game by 20 minutes.

  • MILTON United stunned Southern League Division 1 Central rivals Marlow with an outstanding display to win 2-1.

Robert Joyce headed home Tom Austin’s early free-kick, before Conor Harris doubled the lead after Harry Dalton’s shot was parried into his path.

Adam Richards scored in injury time, but could not deny the Hellenic League side only a second win in the competition.

  • SHRIVENHAM crashed out, losign 6-1 at home to Shortwood United.
  • ABINGDON United host Milton United in an all-Oxfordshire clash on Saturday, September 13.

Wantage Town travel to Flackwell Heath, while Thame United entertain Burnham.

Banbury United enter the competition with an away match at Bishops Cleeve.

  • ARDLEY United will host Hartley Wintney on Tuesday night in their preliminary round clash (7.30).
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