Plummer finishes the job for Moneys... Portchester lose out... Deans and Reds beaten

Lerone Plummer. Picture: Neil Marshall
Lerone Plummer. Picture: Neil Marshall
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New-boy Lerone Plummer fired Moneyfields into the second round of the FA Vase with a 1-0 win over Corsham Town at Dover Road.

Plummer, brought in from Fleet Town by recently-appointed manager Dave Carter, capped a man-of-the-match performance with his 13th-minute winner.

Carter is delighted with the impact his new signing is making already.

‘Lerone terrorised their defence all afternoon with his pace,’ said Carter.

‘That was something we felt the team lacked when we arrived here.

‘He helped us carve out eight or nine good chances in the first half and we were disappointed not to be two or three goals up at the break.

‘We were not clinical enough in front of goal.

‘In the second half Corsham came into it more and our lack of fitness in certain areas began to show.

‘The most important thing is that we are in the hat for the next round.’

Plummer headed in the winning goal from close-range after Ryan Inskip nodded a corner back into the danger-area.

AFC Portchester had Craig Hardy sent off as they crashed out 2-1 against Abbey Rangers at Wicor Rec.

Royals manager Graham Rix was massively disappointed.

‘We got what we deserved- which was nothing,’ said Rix.

‘Fair play after we went down to 10 men in the final 30 minutes we dug in.

‘But we still didn’t play like we can do.

‘We need to shake ourselves out of this dismal little run.’

Jason Parish gave the Royals a first-half lead but the Combined Counties visitors levelled early in the second period.

Hardy was sent off for two bookable offences and the visitors grabbed a stoppage-time winner.

Barnstaple Town dumped 10-man Horndean out of the Vase with a 3-1 win at Five Heads Park.

The home side led through an early Mark Smith goal.

But they then had Alfie Smith harshly sent off and were unable to deny Barnstaple the victory.

In the Wessex League premier division, Fareham Town were beaten 3-1 by Cowes Sports at Westwood Park.

Simon Woods grabbed the consolation goal for the Reds.