Blues march on in cup at Saints

PUBLISHED: 14:37 04 October 2007 | UPDATED: 21:49 29 May 2010

Two goals from Greg Pearson helped Bishop s Stortford defeat St Albans on Saturday in the FA Cup. Blues gained revenge at Clarence Park for their league defeat at the start of September, and will now visit Wealdstone in the third qualifying round. After

Two goals from Greg Pearson helped Bishop's Stortford defeat St Albans on Saturday in the FA Cup.

Blues gained revenge at Clarence Park for their league defeat at the start of September, and will now visit Wealdstone in the third qualifying round.

After a slow start it was Stortford who took the lead after 24 minutes when Pearson curled a free-kick around the wall and into the net.

Blues keeper Andy Young had to be alert to stop Lee Clarke's deflected shot and then to prevent Sulaiman's effort before the break.

Stortford dominated the second half and came close to doubling their advantage when Loui Fazakerley curled a shot wide following good work by the lively Jack Midson.

However, they did make a further breakthrough on the hour mark when Jason Mason threaded the ball through to Pearson and he made no mistake firing the ball into the bottom left hand corner of the net.

Stortford had chances to kill the game off, but Pearson couldn't convert Midson's cross and then roles were reversed with Midson failing to convert after good work from Pearson.

Elphick headed in a late consolation for the hosts, but it was too little too late and Stortford comfortably held on to take the victory.

On Saturday Stortford host Eastleigh.

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