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Tipton Town 3 Highgate United 2

HIGHGATE travel to Mansfield tomorrow to take on Central Midlands League Premier Division side Clipstone Welfare in the First Round Qualifying of the FA Vase.

HIGHGATE travel to Mansfield tomorrow to take on Central Midlands League Premier Division side Clipstone Welfare in the First Round Qualifying of the FA Vase.

5Peter Frain's men are still searching for their first win in the Aspire Midland Alliance after falling to another defeat on Wednesday.

A first half goal from Ross Brown put the hosts ahead and after the break goals from Nicky Pugh and Ezekiel Tomlinson put Tipton three goals to the good with just 20 minutes remaining.

Steve Darlington smashed in a 80th minute penalty and Liam O'Shea's last minute strike set up a grandstand finish but despite laying siege to the goal, Highgate suffered another defeat.

On Saturday Highgate's FA Cup adventure was ended as they were beaten 4-1 at Tythe Barn Lane by BGB Midlands Premier Division side Romulus.

Sam Smith broke the deadlock in the 36th minute when he headed home Jerome Grandison's perfectly floated corner kick.

After the break Tyrone Fagan made up for an earlier miss to put Romulus' 2-0 up but the home side got the reward that their hard work deserved when O'Shea headed in a teasing cross.

A minute later Lei Brown pounced on a sloppy defensive error to restore the Roms' two-goal advantage, and Leon Mitchell's last minute strike wrapped up the game.

Manager Peter Frain said: "I think the score-line was very flattering for Romulus, for 70 minutes we were still in the game until we committed football suicide with an embarrassing mistake."

 

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