Glapwell pay the penalty in FA Carlsberg Vase defeat against Radford

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Glapwell bowed out of the FA Vase at the First Qualifying Round with a single goal defeat to East Midlands League side Radford at Hall Corner.

There wasn’t much between the sides throughout but the visitors probably shaded it in terms of possession and chances created.

Glapwell were on the wrong end of a dubious second half decision when Ross Murcott was alleged to have brought down Lusamba in the area, despite appearing to win the ball. Jarrod Russell kept his calm, though, to confidently chip his penalty down the middle.

Glapwell were awarded a penalty of their own with three minutes to go, but Gareth Vardy saw his spot-kick saved by Martins Apentis.

AFC Mansfield donned their shooting boots for their trip to Phoenix Sports and came away with an impressive 0-0 win.

There were hat-tricks for Dean Rick and Carl Haslam with Mark Carter getting a brace, Joe Meehan breaking the trinity of goalscorers by becoming only the fourth AFC player to score this season.

There was no respite for Central Midlands League North Division DFS Welbeck Welfare as they went down 10-0 at Kiveton Park.

A month into the season, they have found themselves having to rebuild.

Mark Thorpe has stepped up to the fore as manager following the resignation of former managers Kevin Nussey and Richard Preston.

Their sudden departure saw a large number of the playing squad decide to leave and, during a frantic few days leading up to Saturday, Thorpe has to assemble almost a completely new squad.

Other local sides were thumped too, Thoresby CW losing 7-0 at Clay Cross and SHerwood Colliery sunk 6-1 at Dronfield.