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Yaxley 0 Dereham Town 1: Danny Beaumont helps Magpies continue their superb start to season

PUBLISHED: 16:08 03 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:46 03 September 2017

Danny Beaumont hit the winner for Dereham against Yaxley in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. Picture: Ian Burt

Danny Beaumont hit the winner for Dereham against Yaxley in the first qualifying round of the FA Cup. Picture: Ian Burt

Dereham progressed to the next round of the FA Cup thanks to a fine display at the In2ative Stadium.

In the opening minute Jake Anema headed on to Ashley Jarvis who progressed into the box and forced defender John Duncliffe to concede a corner.

As they pressed again Jay Eastoe-Smith sent Rhys Logan through on the right and his low drive was saved by home keeper Ollie Sutton.

As their positive start continued Ashley Jarvis hit a blistering 25 yarder that flew over the top.

However, Yaxley missed a good chance minutes later when Matt Sparrow’s diagonal drive beat Elliot Pride but sailed past the far post when the midfielder broke free in the box.

The home side won a free kick 25 yards out but Josh Pike fired wide.

Dereham came close following a flowing move in the 36th minute. Garner’s ball from the right was firmly headed goalward by Anema with Sutton forced to save.

After an even start to the second period Dereham made the breakthrough in the 50th minute. Logan made a strong run down the flank and cut inside before dissecting the home defence with a precise pass allowing Danny Beaumont to net from close range.

The Peterborough side gained a free kick 25 yards out but defender Steve Taylor charged Liam Hook’s effort down.

Dereham’s Logan nearly unlocked the home defence again with his low cross racing along the six-yard line waiting to be finished.

Substitute Ryan Crisp fired a free kick into Sutton’s arms as the Magpies looked to seal the game.

However, the home side pressed for the equaliser and this nearly came when substitute Rob Hughes’s superb low drive cannoned back off Pride’s post in the 86th minute.

Yaxley: Sutton, Duncliffe, Pike, Nolan (Hughes 68), Wall, Norris, Sparrow, Hook, Watson (Haime 68), Saunders, Butterworth (Hill-Seekings 81). Subs not used: Cotton, Furnell.

Dereham: Pride, Garner (Murphy 73), Taylor, Linford (Crisp 73), Eastoe-Smith, Ebbage (Castellan 60), Logan, Hinton, Jarvis, Anema, Beaumont. Subs not used: Kindred, Dodden, Bean.

Referee: J Aldous

Attendance: 125

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