Burghfield FC through in FA Sunday Cup and land away draw

Celebrations begin for Burghfield. Photo: Craig Adams.
Celebrations begin for Burghfield. Photo: Craig Adams.

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Reading & District Sunday League side Burghfield marched into the last 16 of the prestigious FA Sunday Cup at the weekend, beating Banstead Rovers at Burnham FC.

Elliot Telford put the West Berkshire side ahead after 15 minutes on Sunday and could have made it 2-0 but appeals for a penalty when he went down in the box were waved away.

Rovers capitalised and levelled on 36 minutes to send the sides in level at half-time.

Whatever was said at the break, it certainly sent Burghfield out firing and Josh Howell put them back in front with a trademark free-kick that he’s been scoring for Binfield for over a decade.

He then made it 3-1 on 75 minutes from the penalty spot and Rhys Iremonger made it 4-1 in injury time, a minute after Banstead were reduced to 10 men.

Burghfield: Liam Royden, Josh Cook, Brad Kerr (c), Adam Telford, Chris Smalley-Ward, Stan Simmons, Elliot Telford, Josh Howell, Ollie Brown, Jack Bowyer, James McLellan. Subs from: Ben Green, Rhys Iremonger, Andy Sharp, Lewis Butcher, Harvey Beales, Harry Marbell-Ahrendts and Chris Lynch.

FA Sunday Cup Third Round draw

Josh Howell on the ball for Burghfield. Photo: Craig Adams.
Josh Howell on the ball for Burghfield. Photo: Craig Adams.

The draw for the last 16 of the FA Sunday Cup was made on Monday and see’s Burghfield travel to Barnet Sunday League side Highgate Albion on Sunday 13th February.

A round-up of the other fixtures, according to the FA website revealed champions Campfield advanced thanks to a 5-3 win over fellow Merseyside club Dock while 2,000 watched on as Baiteze beat SE Dons 3-2 at Barking FC.

1 Burradon & New Fordley v Peterlee Catholic Club
2 Middlesbrough Dorman v Main Line Social Gunners
3 Scawthorpe Athletic v Poet Young Boys
4 Oyster Martyrs v Campfield
5 Mayfair v Birstall Stamford
6 Club Lewsey v St Joseph’s (Watford)
7 Grand Athletic v Baiteze
8 Highgate Albion v Burghfield

Related: Burghfield aim to emulate legendary Theale side in FA Sunday Cup

Editors note: This article originally listed the Burghfield line-up from the first round match by mistake. This has been rectified.

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