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Gate on a high as they look for points

Oldbury United 1 Highgate United 2 HIGHGATE entertain fellow strugglers Friar Lane and Epworth tomorrow high on confidence after beating Oldbury United in the FA Vase second qualifying round last week.

Oldbury United 1 Highgate United 2 HIGHGATE entertain fellow strugglers Friar Lane and Epworth tomorrow high on confidence after beating Oldbury United in the FA Vase second qualifying round last week.

Manager Peter Frain believes that his team is starting to show signs that they can remain in the tough division and has called on his players to be more clinical in front of goal.

"If we can start to put our chances away, we will have no problems progressing in the league," said Frain.

"We have only been beaten once in our last six games, so I think it won't be long before we start to clock some points on the board."

A brace from Chris Gummery earned battling Highgate an impressive win last week and the victory was even more pleasing for Frain as he had to make do with free-scoring Liam O'Shea and on-loan strike partner Aaron Daniels.

Gummery fired the visitors ahead after only four minutes latching onto Neil Kitching's through ball and blasting past Paul Fellows in the Oldbury goal.

The home side struggled to contain the Highgate attack and Gummery could have had a hat-trick before he rounded the keeper in the 43rd minute to grab his second of the day.

After a long delay in the second half, play restarted but Highgate failed to increase their lead despite creating a host of chances to do so.

With just five minutes remaining Lance Hemous beat Cox with a venomous 83rd minute shot to set up a nervous finish which the visitors rode out to record their second cup victory of the season, and a third successive match unbeaten in all competitions. n Knowle's poor league form continued as they were beaten 3-0 at the Beehive by league leaders Massey Ferguson. Tomorrow they entertain Bolehall Swifts (3pm).

 

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