​Shirebrook stun Pershore to progress in the FA Vase

​Shirebrook Town caused an FA Vase upset as they won 5-0 away at Pershore Town on Saturday.
Shirebrook celebrate one of their goals at Pershore.Shirebrook celebrate one of their goals at Pershore.
Shirebrook celebrate one of their goals at Pershore.

Pershore play a level higher than Shirebrook but were never at the races as the visitors won in style.

A bright Shirebrook bright start was temporally halted as Sam Finlaw was sent to the sin bin but once Shirebrook were back up to 11 players it was one way traffic with Kieren Watson going closest to opening the scoring.

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Nat Watson then headed home the opener from a Finlaw free-kick before Joe Parkin went round the keeper to make it 2-0 before half-time.

It took until the 80th minute for the third to arrive when Carlton Carty raced clear and shrugged off two defenders before scoring, then Carty turned provider in the 85th minute as his cross found Kieren Watson who headed home.

Carty then his second of the afternoon as Kieren Watson saw his shot saved but the rebound fell to Carty who smashed into the net to round off the win and set up a trip to Wisbech Town or Tividale in the next round.

Boss Stephen Bodle said: “I’m made up with the result, it’s been a great day for the club and fair play to all the fans who have travelled down as it was an early start for everyone.

"I’m really pleased we could put on a performance like that for them, every player put in an 8 out of 10 performance and when it was 11 v 11 there was only ever going to be one winner today.”

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