Updated: Sep 23, 2020
Jake Jackson, Joe O’Loughlin, Kane Simpson and Jon Davies’ goals provide berth for The Robins through to Second Round Qualifying of the Emirates FA Cup, following a 4-1 win over AFC Stoneham.
The Wessex League Premier side were left stunned as Jackson evaded their defence and slotted home within three minutes in South East Somerset.
A second came on the 21st minute mark as O’Loughlin followed up a Jon Davies cross, which had been mishandled by The Purp’s ‘keeper, and managed to guide the ball home to double the hosts lead.
Simpson scored his fourth in two FA Cup ties this season, as beat the Stoneham defence for pace and calmly passed the ball past then on-looking ‘keeper.
The Purps’ quickly pulled a goal back through Sam Woodwards’ shot from the edge of the box which nestled in The Robins net.
Several chances came to The Robins following the restart, with Simpson spurning two opportunities to extend his sides lead and his impressive goal tally in the competition.
Midfielder Chris Peck also nearly scored his first of the season as he connected onto Jon Davies’ corner, but it sailed over the bar.
A Jon Davies penalty sealed an impressive victory for The Robins with ten minutes left on the clock, as he placed his shot from ten yards to the left and sealed his sides place in the next round.
Danny Greaves' squad return to The Robins' Nest on Tuesday 29th September, for their first home league game of the 2020/21 season. Tickets are available at: https://www.weareba11.com/events/h-lg-evesham