Football: Non-League - Lymington hope their luck will hold after fourth-round drama
Friday 06 February 1998
In last month's fourth round the Jewson Wessex League title chasers escaped from Essex still in the tournament thanks to a remarkable incident at Braintree Town. In extra time, with the score level at 0-0, the home side's Neil Grice shot home - but the ball went through the back of the net and, despite an admission from the Lymington goalkeeper, Wayne Shaw, that he had been beaten, the goal was disallowed.
Shaw became involved in arguments with Braintree supporters and was sent off for hurling the ball at a spectator. Lymington's 10 men hung on for a replay, which also ended in acrimonious circumstances. The Essex side were leading 1-0 with 10 minutes to go when their goalkeeper, Paul Catley, was sent off for a foul.
Trevor Gunn, a defender, went in goal and saved Nigel Mottashed's penalty. He was beaten by another spot-kick from the same player two minutes later, however, after a hotly contested handball verdict from the referee. A second Braintree player, John Bishop, was then dismissed for retaliation, and from the subsequent free-kick Mottashed headed Lymington's winner. They travel to Kidsgrove Athletic in the fifth round tomorrow.
The formidable Devon team, Tiverton Town, may have lost their 100 per cent record in the Screwfix Direct Western League last month when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Bridgwater, but they are making no mistakes in the Vase. In the fourth round they thrashed West Auckland Town 9-0, with Kevin Nancekivell claiming four goals and Kevin Smith three. Their opponents took their defeat gracefully - they stayed in Tivvy's club bar from 5pm until 11.30pm before beginning the long haul home to County Durham. Tomorrow Tiverton entertain the Leicestershire side, Oadby Town.
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