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25th Jun, 2022

FOOTBALL - Droitwich Spa advance to next round of League Cup after five-goal thriller

JAMES LEMON’s brace helped Droitwich Spa into the next round of the League Cup after the Saltmen overcame Sikh Hunters 3-2 in a five-goal thriller at Walshes Meadow.

Lemon equalised for Spa in the first half before going on to grab the winner after Jack Davies had originally given Droitwich the lead.

However, it was the visitors who went ahead when Chris Brown finished from close range after just three minutes.

There was little to separate the two sides with Scott Braiden-Smith, Callum Green, Davies and Lemon all missing half-chances.

Andy Crowther’s side eventually found the equaliser just after the half hour mark when Lemon finished spectacularly on the volley after good work down the left.

And Droitwich turned the game on its head early in the second half when Davies struck despite the visitors coming out of the blocks quicker.

However, Hunters equalised midway through the second period when Taimoor Hassan side footed home off the inside of the far post after some neat build-up play.

And the away side felt they should have had a penalty when Braiden-Smith was rounded and looked to have brought down his opponent only for the referee to waive play on.

Droitwich scored the winning goal on 75 minutes when Lemon finished clinically from close range to ensure Spa’s safe passage to the next round.

The Saltmen are next in action at home to Bromyard Town on Wednesday, February 16 with kick-off at 7.45pm at Walshes Meadow.

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