Cheddar into the next round of the FA Vase

PUBLISHED: 09:04 21 September 2018 | UPDATED: 09:04 21 September 2018

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Cheddar moved into the next round of the FA Vase after this excellent victory over Newton Abbot Spurs.

Cheddar 2

Newton Abbot Spurs 0

Cheddar’s dream start to the season continued apace with their second assault of the campaign on Wembley and a fine victory over Newton Abbot Spurs in the Buildbase FA Vase second qualifying round.

A strong first half performance was effectively enough to put the game to bed. The home side were rampant in the early stages and it was only prolificacy in front of goal that kept the visitors in the fixture.

Adam Wright spurned the best opportunity when he fired over from an Adam Jones cross, but the deadlock was broken in dramatic fashion, as a shot from Jones was parried by the Newton keeper, Stephen Pennington was all set to convert the rebound, but was hauled down and Wright converted the resulting penalty.

Kristian Bell went close to doubling the advantage but the reprieve was momentary for Spurs as Pennington rose highest to power home a fine header following a fine cross from Reece Obamwonyi.

The second period lacked the excitement of the opening 45 minutes but no arguments with the result and a good display from Cheddar.

The man of the match award kindly sponsored by The Blue Fish Co, went to Stephen Pennington.

Cheddar’s reward for victory was a home tie against Sydenhams Wessex Football League Division One side Totton and Ealing in the first round proper on October 13 at 3pm.

If you would like to know about sponsorship opportunities for the game, please contact secretary Bruce Harvey on for more information.

On Saturday, Cheddar travel to Corsham Town in Division 1 of the Toolstation Western Football League (3pm). Grateful thanks are extended to Hayers Convenience Stores for their sponsorship of the match day travel and accessories.

Cheddar Reserves recorded a 1-0 victory at Tunley Athletic in Division 3 of the Uhlsport Somerset County League with Joshua Underhill scoring his fourth goal in four games to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.

This Saturday second-placed Cheddar are in more league action when they travel to table-topping Nailsea United Reserves (3pm).

Grateful thanks are extended to Fusion Oriental Restaurant and Takeaway for their sponsorship of the match day travel and to Capille and Co Building Solutions for their sponsorship of the accessories.

The Saturday action is completed by Cheddar A who host Congresbury A at Sharpham Road Playing Fields in Division 3 of the Weston and District League (3pm).

Thanks are extended to Wyke Farms for their kind sponsorship of the match and match ball.

The sporting action for the weekend is completed by Cheddar Ladies who travel to the Henhayes Recreation Ground to face Crewkerne Rangers in Division 2 of the Somerset County Women’s League on Sunday (2pm).

The match day travel and accessories have kindly been sponsored by Wyke Farms.

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