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Poppies boss pleasantly surprised by FA Cup windfall
BOSS Ken Vaughan saw Bournemouth Poppies earn an FA Cup windfall and then admitted he had been “pleasantly surprised” to discover the size of the purse for this extra preliminary round tie.
Aaron Corby’s penalty – Poppies’ first goal of the season following three successive Wessex League defeats – paved the way for a 3-1 home win against Hellenic League Highworth Town yesterday.
Second-half efforts from Lewis Burgis and Connor Phillips helped Poppies bank £1,500 in prize money with Terry Bohane netting a late penalty for the visitors.
Vaughan, whose side will host either Hallen or Whitchurch after they drew 1-1, said: “I only found out after the game it was worth £1,500. I thought we might have got about £500!
“Like most clubs at this level, we can certainly do with the money. It will go into the club coffers and will help towards the running costs.”
Vaughan added: “The penalty settled us and we stuck to our guns in the second half and scored a really good second goal. We finished them off on the counter-attack. We are rebuilding and the young lads have done us proud.”
Poppies: Lillington, Ayrton, Jackson, Clarke, Bartlett, Pearce, Crow, Corby (Cooper, 60), Andrews (Batchelor, 74), Burgis, Phillips (Turner, 88). Unused subs: Warren, Vaughan (g/k).
- Hamworthy United twice squandered the lead before eventually being held to a 3-3 draw at Western League Premier Division outfit Melksham Town.
Dominic Allen’s seventh-minute penalty put them in front before Lee Chudy struck after 21 minutes and Greg Horlock fired home after the break. The winners of Wednesday’s replay at the County Ground will travel to Wimborne.
Hammers: Knights, Penny, Holland, Horlock, Saunders (Head, 80), Sturgess, Pekun, Stacey, Allen, Chudy (Lanahan, 65), Claremont.
- Luke Homer’s 77th-minute strike was all Verwood Town had to show from their excursion to the Isle of Wight with Newport running out 4-1 victors.
Potters: Lynch, Evans, Hill, Kelly, Oldring, Dyer, Webb, Saxby, Lovell, Homer, Murray (Munday, 66). Unused subs: Gilham, Smith, Elysee.
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