Quorn 2 Vauxhall Motors 3
MOTORS boss Carl Macauley cut a relieved figure at full-time on Saturday after his side almost blew a three-goal lead.
The Motormen survived a late onslaught at UniBond League First Division South outfit Quorn to sneak into the FA Trophy first round proper. But having been given a home tie on December 12 (3pm), the match is now shrouded in doubt after opponents King’s Lynn were wound up yesterday morning, owing £65,000 to the Inland Revenue. The tie will rest on whether King’s Lynn launch an appeal.
Against Quorn, Macauley’s men raced into the lead when Brian Moogan converted a penalty awarded for handball. In the 55th minute they doubled their advantage through Josh Wilson, and Josh Hine headed home to make it three.
On 65 minutes, Macauley threw on Lee Owens, Lee Furlong and Lee Dames, but it almost cost Motors as Quorn struck twice in the last 10 minutes.
Macauley said: "We were 3-0 up and thought the game was dead. It was great to get lads on who have been injured but it almost backfired."
Motors go to Solihull Moors in the Blue Square North on Saturday (3pm).
Tuesday’s clash with Workington has been postponed as the Cumbrians face Solihull in the FA Trophy.