Newent Town Reserves met Smiths Barometrics in the third round of the Gloucestershire FA Senior Amateur Cup (North) on Saturday.
Newent raced into the lead in the first minute when Jordan Stokes blasted the ball in from 14 yards. Just 10 minutes later Jordan Ralph tricked his way past the fullback and crossed to Daryl Baylis. His perfect header hit the top corner for 2-0. Smiths-Barometrics worked their way back into the game and looked to have scored, but the heroics of Goal Keeper Tom Nicholls one handed save on the goal line somehow kept out the ball. Smiths did score though on the stroke of half time and equalised on the hour for 2-2. But just when it looked like a Penalty Shootout, Jordan Ralph popped up to score at the second attempt to make it 3-2 to Newent.
This puts Newent Town Reserves into the Quarter Finals of the Gloucestershire FA Senior Amateur Cup (North), the only remaining Hellenic League representative in this competition.