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FOOTBALL: Slipshod Abingdon throw it away
10:00am Monday 17th September 2012 in Football
Abingdon Utd 2
(Romeo pen 7, Tucker 24)
Bridgwater Tn 4
(Thomas 39, Pearse 42, Veal 70, Vance 80)
Abingdon United threw away a two-goal lead as they crashed out of the FA Carlsberg Trophy against Bridgwater Town in the preliminary round.
Yashwa Romeo fired Abingdon ahead with a penalty after Toby Nowell was brought down in the area.
And Abingdon doubled their lead in the 24th minute when Nowell set up Sam Tucker to shoot into the far corner.
But Kye Thomas pulled one back with a cracking 25-yard drive in the 39th minute.
Three minutes later, Bridgwater were level when Dave Pearse steered the ball into the top corner. Abingdon fell behind in the 70th minute when Craig Veal raced clear to drill home.
And their fate was sealed ten minutes later when Jon Vance chased a through ball and rounded Rob Durrant to walk the ball to the line and tap it in.
Abingdon Utd: Durrant, Baker, Riccio, Carnell, Halliday, Tucker, Romeo (Christodolou 75), Biddle, Nowell, Self, Butler. Subs not used: Young, Whitehead, Christodolou, Bourne.