Aylesbury 1 Ware 3
FA Trophy win for Blues.
Without the injured Tom Bradbury and with Josh Oyibo surprisingly rested Ware were still good enough to score their first away win in the FA Trophy since the 2-0 victory at Burgess Hill in 2007.
They did so thanks to one of the more curious hat tricks of recent times. All three goals were scored by players who played against Ware in the away league match between these two clubs last season. Aylesbury's 6-0 win back then included two goals from Gareth Price who scored Ware's second in this game after good interplay with another ex-Aylesbury man Brian Haule.
It was Haule who opened the scoring in the 61st minute after Ware had failed to make the most of a dominant performance in the first half. His side foot shot went in off the post to relieve worries that Ware might just be in for another frustrating afternoon.
Price's goal came eight minutes later before another ex-Mole, Aston Goss, put all doubt aside when he drove the ball into the bottom corner with ten minutes to go.
Kyle Forster, a spectator for much of the game, was beaten by Lee Stobbs' long range consolation for the home side with three minutes of normal time to go.
Ware now travel in the next round on 29th October to either VCD Athletic or Greenwich Borough who drew 1-1 on Saturday. The home league game with Bury scheduled for that date will be rearranged. Meanwhile Ware are now nine matches away from their 5,000th first team game since 1892.
Ware: Kyle Forster, Jack Mace, Alaa Oujdi, Ryan Hervel, Marcus Rose, Murat Karagul, Aston Goss (Paolo Montella 85mins), Joe Reynolds, Brian Haule (Dani Ladeira 90mins), Gareth Price, Evandro Delgado (James Mays 62mins). Unused subs: Nathan Mukuna, Joe Simmons.