A FIRST club hat-trick for in-form striker Lewis Beale saw Wimborne Town safely into the second qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 3-0 win at Blackfield & Langley.

Beale broke the deadlock on 18 minutes, but a missed penalty from Charlie Gunson ensured the game remained tight going into the break.

However, Beale struck twice more after the restart to ensure a comfortable victory against their Wessex Premier opponents at Gang Warily.

The first goal arrived when a corner was only half cleared as far as Curtis Young, who crossed for Beale to volley home at the back post.

A frantic first half should have yielded a second goal. Harry Morgan was brought down by Reece Macey, allowing Gunson the chance from 12 yards. But goalkeeper Amadeusz Skrzyniarz guessed right to making a diving stop.

Sami Makhloufi missed a gilt-edged chance to equalise at the other end, before Skrzyniarz brilliantly denied Ben Scorey's goalbound effort.

But it took just three minutes of the second half for the advantage to be doubled. Goalkeeper Billy Terrell sent the ball downfield for Beale to chase, and he made no mistake, slotting home one-on-one.

Jake Sinclair wasted a decent opening to make it 3-0, before Makhloufi was again off target for the Watersiders.

And the Blackfield captain's day went from bad to worse, sent off after receiving a second yellow card for dissent.

Fawzi Saadi's men conceded a third as Beale grabbed his hat-trick, converting after Aidan Shepherd crossed low from the right.

Wimborne secure £2,250 for victory and a place in Monday's second qualifying round draw.

Magpies: Terrell, Strugnell, Chugg, Scorey, Morrison, Hanratty (Smith, 81), Young, Morgan, Sinclair (Shepherd, 68), Gunson (Carswell, 74), Beale

Unused subs: Chipangura, Henry, McWilliams, Langdon (gk).

  • Hamworthy United will also take their place in Monday's draw.

The Hammers made the long trip to Merthyr Town, coming away with a 0-0 draw which will mean the two sides will now contest a replay.

The Wessex Premier side had to play the final 25 minutes of the contest with 10 men, following the dismissal of Jamie Beasley.

Lymington Town were also in action, progressing through with a 1-0 win at Barnstaple Town, thanks to a goal from Craig McAllister.