FOOTBALL - Redditch United out of FA Cup after replay defeat against Peterborough Sports - The Redditch Standard

FOOTBALL - Redditch United out of FA Cup after replay defeat against Peterborough Sports

Redditch Editorial 19th Sep, 2023 Updated: 19th Sep, 2023   0

REDDITCH United exited the FA Cup at the second qualifying round stage following a 3-1 home defeat against Peterborough Sports in a replay.

Despite Reece Flanagan’s first-half penalty drawing the Reds level, Peterborough scored two quickfire goals in the second period at Valley Stadium to end Redditch’s cup run.

That came after the two teams played out a goalless draw at Peterborough’s Lincoln Road ground last weekend.

The visitors took the lead in the replay on nine minutes when Dan Jarvis finished into the right corner of the goal after latching onto a clever flick-on.

However, Redditch equalised on 25 minutes when Callum Rowe drew a foul in the box and Flanagan found the bottom left corner from the resulting penalty kick.

The National League North side reclaimed the lead on 52 minutes when Ben Fowkes saw his shot deflect between the legs of Reds goalkeeper Adam Harrison.

And Peterborough struck again just two minutes later as Fowkes scored his second of the game with a venomous finish which took the game out of the home side’s reach.

Redditch are next in action away at St Ives Town on Saturday, September 23 with kick-off at 3pm at Westwood Road.


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