Saturday 24th November 2018

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    Chippenham Town

    Jarvis 5

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    Wingate & Finchley

    Cole 51

FA Trophy 3rd Qual

A 1-1 score-draw at Hardenhuish Park saw Wingate & Finchley come from behind against Chippenham Town to set-up a Buildbase FA Trophy third qualifying round replay at Summers Lane on Tuesday evening. It was the hosts who shot themselves ahead after five minutes, just when the visitors were on the front foot. Nick McCootie broke down the left and crossed to Nat Jarvis, who slid in from close.

With 17 minutes gone, Reece-Beckles Richards' free-kick hit off the wall and on the rebound, saw his low strike evade the left post. The north Londoners had their initial, most promising chance three minutes on. Luke Ifil charged down the right - and with patience - clipped a cross into the box for Rob Laney to leap highest, yet head straight at Brad House.

Laney and Beckles-Richards exchanged, prior to the latter seeing his threaded pass to Charlie Cole be smothered by House on 37 minutes. Two minutes deep into injury time before the break, Karnell Chambers' strike with clout needed stout defending from Ifil and Ola Williams to keep it at one.

Four minutes into the restart, Curtis McDonald overlapped on the left and cut inside, before striking low and evading the left post by inches. Two minutes on, it was all-square. Laney headed to Tommy Tejan-Sie, whose cutting pass picked out Cole's breakaway run on the inside left and he finished low into the far corner.

Jack Compton's crisp, whipped cross was steered away by a concentrated Sean Cronin, who had Jarvis over his shoulder waiting to pounce on 65 minutes. Ten minutes proceeded when Beckles-Richards' corner from the left was met by Cronin, whose header skimmed past the far post following a slight deflection.

Eight minutes from time, Glen Little's side almost positioned themselves in front. Beckles-Richards' splitting pass sent Lewis Putman away - who manoeuvred past House - but Callum Gunner on the recovery denied the striker from finding the net.

In the 90th minute, Compton's long throw found Kieran Parselle at the far-post, who skied a strike over the upright from close. In the fourth minute of added time, Laney nodded forward for Putman to shimmy past Will Richards and McDonald - yet on the slide - evaded the post by inches.

And this culminated in a result ensuring another battle of the Blues on Tuesday night at the Maurice Rebak Stadium.

WingateTV: Charlie Cole post Chippenham Town: HERE

Report by Khalid Karimullah

Lineup

  1. Gore
  2. Ifil
  3. Hernandez
  4. Williams
  5. Cronin
  6. Weatherstone
  7. 85

  8. Mitchell
  9. Tejan-Sie
  10. Laney
  11. 76

  12. Cole
  13. Beckles

Subs

    76

  1. Putman
  2. Ebelebe
  3. Monsheju
  4. Manu
  5. 85

  6. O'Neill

Referee

Richie Watkins/p>

Attendance

280