Reggie Lambe continues scoring form to help Stowmarket progress in FA Vase
Reggie Lambe scored his second goal in as many games to help new club Stowmarket Town progress to the fourth round of the Buildbase FA Vase with a 2-0 victory at home to Norwich CBS on Saturday.
The 29-year-old, who joined the Thurlow Nunn League Premier Division side this month after being released in the summer by Cambridge United, of Sky Bet League Two, opened the scoring in the ninth minute with a curling left-footed effort into the top corner.
The Bermuda forward came close to adding to his tally on two further occasions before strike partner Josh Mayhew headed home a second to wrap up victory and seal Town’s progression.
Meanwhile, it proved a disappointing afternoon for Bermuda goalkeeper Dale Eve and Spennymoor Town, who were eliminated from the Buildbase FA Trophy after a 5-4 penalty shoot-out defeat by visiting Southport after regulation time ended at 2-2.
Glen Taylor fired the Moors ahead after nine minutes with a driven free kick, only for the visitors to get back on level terms six minutes later, courtesy of Mo Ali’s header.
Spennymoor dominated the second half and saw Mark Anderson’s deflected strike put them back in front, but a late error from Eve allowed substitute George Newell to tap home an equaliser and take the game to penalties.
Moors centre back Joe Tait missed what would have been the winning penalty, forcing sudden death, before Connor Woods beat Eve and Ben McKenna fired his effort over to send Southport into the fourth round.
There was also disappointment for on-loan Milan Butterfield in the same competition, as Guiseley were beaten 3-1 away to Stockport County.
Jonathan Wafula gifted the visitors the half-time advantage, only for the Guiseley to be reduced to ten men after captain Hamza Bencherif gave away a penalty and was dismissed for hauling down Alex Reid in the 54th minute.
Reid missed the resulting spot-kick but ultimately made amends by scoring twice in the space of four minutes — the first in the 77th minute to turn the game, before John Rooney wrapped up proceedings with a third goal in the dying seconds.
However, there was joy in the competition for compatriot Just Donawa, who made his first appearance in three matches for Solihull Moors, coming on as a second-half substitute in a comfortable 4-0 win at home to Farsley Celtic.
Elsewhere, Kane Critchlow was an unused substitute in Watford’s 2-0 defeat away to Huddersfield Town in the Sky Bet Championship, while 16-year-old Ajani Burchall also watched from the substitutes’ bench as Bournemouth played out a goalless draw away to Luton Town.