United Counties Football League
2007-2008 Season

F.A. Vase
First Round Qualifying

St Margaretsbury  3    Northampton Spencer  2

Saturday, 08 September 2007

Spencer suffered their first defeat of the season as their late fightback went unrewarded.

Ben Herod's second minute goal frm a Tony Smith cross had the home side in front at the interval, and with Spencer dwn to ten men after Ian Giles received a second caution the tie looked all but settled. Herod scored a second with a left foot volley after 56 minutes. Andrew Birnie added a third for St Margaretsbury after 68 minutes, firing home from the edge of the box after collecting a throw in and the Millers looked down and out.

Spencer substitute Tommy Stratford reduced the arrears with a quarter of an hour to play with a well taken goal and five minutes later Pete Gregory gave Spencer renewed hope with a second, heading in a free kick, but the home side held on to win as Millers pressure failed to reap further reward.  

Spencer: Oliver Urquhart, Simon McCarthy, Ian Giles, Gaston Guei, Jamie Langley, Josh Urquhart, Scott Marshall, Phil Cassidy, Matt Collins, Chris Kirby (Tommy Stratford), Chris Davies (Pete Gregory).