Jake Nicholls of Woodley United FC. Photo: Mark Pugh.
Jake Nicholls of Woodley United FC. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Jake Nicholls winners see’s Woodley United into Floodlit Cup third round

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Jake Nicholls of Woodley United FC. Photo: Mark Pugh.
Jake Nicholls of Woodley United FC. Photo: Mark Pugh.

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Charlie Oakley and Jake Nicholls were both on the scoresheet as Woodley United defeated Royal Wootton Bassett Town 2-1 in the Second Round of the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup.

It was the Kestrals second trip to the Gerrard Buxton Sports Ground in 11 days, the previous meeting was a 2-1 Supplementary Cup defeat to the same opposition – and this time is was Michael Herbert’s side who came away victorious.

The third placed Hellenic League Division 1 East side beat their Premier Division counterparts thanks to a 32nd minute opener from Oakley, and Nicholls 52nd minute free kick.

Woodley United FC's Charlie Oakley. Photo: Mark Pugh.
Woodley United FC’s Charlie Oakley. Photo: Mark Pugh.

Before all that though, Bassett had been reduced to 10 men early on when goalkeeper Curtis Meare was sent off for denying an obvious goal scoring opportunity.

Manager Michael Herbert tweeted after the match saying: ‘Good win at Wootton Basset last night. The boys stuck to the game plan and deserved the win. Some good individual displays.’

United now have a Berks & Bucks County FA Cup semi final against Risborough Rangers to look forward to, with the prospect of a first ever County Cup final on the horizon against either Marlow United or Kintbury Rangers.

Keep up with all the latest Woodley United FC news via our dedicated page here, and follow our Kestrels twitter feed here.

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