London Colney leave it late to claim FA Vase win

Tom Smith puts Colney into the next round of the FA Vase

Tom Smith puts Colney into the next round of the FA Vase - Credit: Archant

London Colney left it late before claiming a come-from-behind win to advance to the second round of the FA Vase.

Tom Smith was the hero, heading home a Jack Woods’ cross two minutes from time to complete a 2-1 win over Great Yarmouth Town.

Earlier Greg Shaw had levelled for the Blueboys from the penalty spot after Jay Turner had given the Eastern Counties side the lead just before the hour.

Despite Yarmouth being a step lower than their hosts, the first half was an even affair.

Dave Corran had a low drive blocked on the line before Turner hit a shot on the turn just wide of the post.

James Ewington came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first 45 minutes, his deflected shot hitting the post and going wide.

But it was the visitors who got the all-important breakthrough on 59 minutes.

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Turner latched onto a Sean Perfect cross to drill past Charlie May in the Colney goal.

Thoughts of an upset were dealt a blow eleven minutes later when Danny Fitzgerald, restored to the side after suspension, was brought down in the box.

Shaw converted the penalty to bring the Blueboys level.

The goal gave Colney a new lease of life. Smith hit the crossbar before forcing Liam Hembling into a good save.

And it was no surprise when Smith popped up to pinch the win.

Colney are back in cup action tomorrow night (Tuesday) when they entertain Sawbridgeworth in the Herts Senior Cup.

The reserves won 3-0 away at Sun Postal with two goals from Cain Davey and one from Dan Burrows.