A first-half Kevin Billiki hat trick set Beaconsfield Under 18's firmly on the road to a historic night at Alfolds Elliot Scott Group Stadium on Tuesday night.
Having rushed into a Three goal lead in the FA Youth cup third qualifying round tie, the young Rams squandered chances to put the tie to bed, as their hosts struggled to come to terms with Billiki and The Ram's prowess at set pieces. Despite the early signs of a comfortable evening they needed to be at their battling best to eventually prevail.
Seemingly in disarray their hosts showed a terrific spirit, got up off the canvas and launched the fight back with goals on either side of the interval from their outstanding player on the night Charlie Martin.
His second in the opening moments of the second half rocked the visitors and put the tie back in the balance.
Beaconsfield were rocked but continued to play their football and raised their work rate to cope with the industry of the home side.
Alfold roared on by the home crowd, pressed their claim. The Rams showed their grit and resolve in defence and kept clear efforts on Lawson Clarke's goal to a minimum.
As the game wore on and the home side's efforts became more frenetic. The Rams sat in and looked the most likely on the break. Noah Henry and Ben Parrott brought the best from the home keeper until the 85th Minute when Rams Substitute Rylee Holland fired in a low shot, barely a minute after his introduction, to secure the win.
The Beaconsfield youngsters will now join U18's from the EFL in the Hat for the first Round proper for the first time in the club's history.
With ties to be played in the week ending 5th November.
Beaconsfield Town U18:
Lawson Clarke, Josh Stranks, Callum Johnson, Alfie Tucker, Jacob Wilson, Sam Thurston©, Freddie Solly, Kian Austin, Kevin Billicki, Ben parrott, Aiden Bennet, Harry Doyle, Noah Henry, Rylee Holland, Oliver Holmes, FinnGaywood, Josh Pedley, Regan Forbes.
Images ©Neale Blackburn
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