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Dorchester's FA Cup adventure is over

Dorchester Town manager Phil Simkin. Photo: Andrew Matthews/PA Archive

FA CUP SECOND ROUND

  • LUTON TOWN 2 - 1 DORCHESTER TOWN

Dorchester Town's FA Cup adventure is over. Goals from Andre Gray and Alex Lawless were enough to book Luton's place in the FA Cup third round with a 2-1 triumph, despite a late rally from Dorchester at Kenilworth Road.

The Blue Square Bet Premier side looked to be cruising after goals either side of half-time from Gray and Lawless against their Blue Square Bet South opponents.

However, Arran Pugh's 71st minute header rekindled the Magpies' hopes and Luton goalkeeper Mark Tyler needed to be at his best to ensure the home side's progression.

Dorchester's first chance came when Nathan Walker headed down for Mark Jermyn but the Magpies' skipper could only shoot over.

Scott Rendell curled a shot wide in the 15th minute and Lawless headed over at the back post 10 minutes later for Luton as the hosts began to assert themselves.

The Hatters took the lead after 29 minutes when Gray beat the off-side trap and raced clear before firing past Jason Matthews from 10 yards.

Luton extended their lead in the 68th minute when Lawless fired across goal and into the bottom corner.

However, Dorchester set up a grandstand finish when Pugh headed in from a corner three minutes later to hand the Magpies a lifeline.

And Ben Watson, Sam Malsom and Jake Gosling were all denied by Luton goalkeeper Tyler as the visitors threatened to draw level.

LEAGUE TWO

  • TORQUAY UNITED 2 - 1 DAGENHAM & REDBRIDGE
Danny Stevens put Torquay ahead against Dagenham & Redbridge Credit: PA Wire

Torquay United made it back-to-back league wins and are now just outside the play-off places on goal difference.

Danny Stevens put the home side ahead ten minutes before half-time. Rene Howe saw his shot saved, but the ball fell kindly for Stevens, who chested the ball down and fired through a crowd of players.

The visitors drew level in the 73rd minute with a stunning volley from Matthew Saunders, which flew in off the post past the despairing dive of Michael Poke.

But it wasn't long until The Gulls' winner. Craig Easton knocked the ball wide to substitute Niall Thompson, and his cross took a massive deflection off Abu Ogogo to loop past Lewington and into the net.

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