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Haywards Heath Town
Full time
 (2' Pen, 90')
Sat 11 Aug 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 18-19 Attendance 106

Heath Crash Out Of The F.A Cup To Lancing


A first loss in 22 games for the Blues

Haywards Heath Town's season got off to the worst possible start with defeat at home to Lancing in the extra preliminary round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Lancing took the lead inside the first 90 seconds when Charlie Pitcher converted a penalty after Heath defender Josh Spinks brought down Matt Daniel.

Pitcher, along with Jack Langford had several good chances to double the visitor's lead but couldn't make them count.

At the other end, Heath were restricted to bits and pieces with the best chance to equalise coming just before the end of the half with Lewis Finney failing to get his head on a cross from a yard out.

The second half saw Heath dominate the early stages but they still couldn't create anything meaningful. The Lancers stayed disciplined and were never really troubled apart from a few mad scrambles in the goalmouth.

With Heath showing more urgency late on, Lancing were always going to have a chance to hit on the counter, and so it proved to be as Jack Langford was sent clear in stoppage time to score neatly past Josh Heyburn in the Heath goal to seal a thoroughly deserved win for Lancing and a date away to Greenwich Borough in the next round.

The Blues make their bow in the Bostik League South East Division next weekend at home to VCD Athletic with Manager Shaun Saunders having plenty to do to ensure his players meet the standards required at the next level following this very disappointing display.

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Key moments

Scored Penalty Penalty scored by Lancing
Goal Goal for Lancing


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89:59 Goal 0 - 2
Goal for Lancing
65:00 Sub Off
George Fenton is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
65:00 Sub On
Dan Perry is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
62:00 Yellow Card
Jamie Cradock is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
56:00 Sub Off
Callum Saunders is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
56:00 Sub On
Jamie Cradock is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
2:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 1
Penalty scored by Lancing
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Haywards Heath Town
  • Lancing
  • 0
  • Scored Penalty 2:00'
  • Callum Saunders Sub Off 56:00'
  • Jamie Cradock Sub On 56:00'
  • Jamie Cradock Yellow Card 62:00'
  • George Fenton Sub Off 65:00'
  • Dan Perry Sub On 65:00'
  • Goal 89:59'

Team selection

Heyburn, Josh Heyburn, Josh
Doherty, Luc Doherty, Luc
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Finney, Lewis Finney, Lewis
Spinks, Josh Spinks, Josh
Fenton, George Fenton, George
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Louis, Kane Louis, Kane
Simpson, Melford Simpson, Melford
Rouane , Naim Rouane , Naim


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