Chichester and Selsey replay their way to Vase victories

Chichester City and Selsey have joined Pagham in the next round of the FA Vase after winning their respective replays.

Thursday, 15th September 2016, 6:00 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 1:32 am
Josh Clack on the ball in Chichester's visit to Whitstable / Picture by Simon Jasinski

Here is how they made it through to the September 24 second qualifying round...

Whitstable 2 Chi City 2

Chi City 3 Whitstable 2

Scott Jones’ double helped Chichester City get past Whitstable in their FA Vase first-round qualifying replay on Tuesday night.

Saturday’s tie finished level at 2-2 following extra-time but Jones bagged two as City fought back from 2-1 down to run out 3-2 victors.

After Jones put City ahead, Ollie Lee and Kane Rowland struck to give Town a 2-1 lead.

With 20 minutes to play, Jones got a second and Clack struck as City turned it around.

In the first game in Kent, Chi had good spells of possession on a windy afternoon that didn’t make it easy for either side, but were pegged back twice, the first time with virtually the last kick of the 90 minutes that cancelled out Clack’s strike.

They showed character to re-take the lead in extra-time through Jack Lee, but Whitstable managed to stay in the tie.

Chichester host Sheppey in the second qualifying round.

Langney 4 Selsey 4

Selsey 4 Langney 1

Selsey were 3-0 down inside 28 minutes at Kangney but staged a superb fightback.

Toby Lempriere and Joseph Clarke pulled it back to 3-2 before the hour and Clarke struck again late on.

Langney went ahead again in the extra 30 but the Blues would not be beaten and Bradley Dean levelled.

In Tuesday’s replay, Lindon Miller and James Parsons put Selsey two up before Langney pulled one back. But second-half strikes by Clarke and Dean made the tie safe.

Selsey visit Horley in the next round.

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