Magnet progress in FA Sunday Cup

FA Carlsberg Sunday Cup

Magnet Tavern 2

Plough Barfly’s 1

MAGNET Tavern booked their place in the second round of the FA Carlsberg Sunday Cup courtesy of a 2-1 victory over Nottingham-based Plough Barfly’s, writes Elaine Wilson.

The Boston side - which reached the final in 2010 - opened brightly, with Mark Lovelace, Dan Maddison, Mark Thompson and Matt Kennedy all seeing good efforts fly just wide of the mark.

However, it was Plough who broke away to score the opener.

The Magnet defence failed to clear the danger and allowed Michael Bannister to put the visitors in front after 15 minutes.

A midfield battle ensued and the home side began to gain ground, keeping the Plough defenders busy.

Ten minutes before the break they gained their reward.

Maddison’s corner was headed into the box by the impressive Jack Smith before Plough attempted to scramble the ball out.

But it fell to Lovelace, who drove home the equaliser.

The second half was a pretty even affair, both sides creating chances but seemingly unable to convert.

With 20 minutes remaining Plough were reduced to 10 men, which seemed to spur them on.

But the Tavern defence held firm before netting the winning goal with 10 minutes to go.

Jon Fairweather broke away before finding Kennedy on the left.

He played a one-two with Lovelace before Kennedy unleashed a fine shot that found the net via the underside of the crossbar.

Magnet Tavern - who play in the Spalding Sunday League - now face Charnwood outfit Wymeswold FC in the second round on November 20.