Town dumped out as United strike late on

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Ampthill Town’s winning home sequence came to an end on Tuesday night when they were beaten 2-1 by Broadfields United in a Division One Cup tie.

Ampthill led at the break but the visitors rallied late in the game to deny Town a last-eight place and repeat their early season league win at Woburn Road.

Town began brightly with plenty of intent, and in the 20th minute they were unlucky to see a Mike Draycott 20-yard drive hit the woodwork.

Broadfields enjoyed some good spells although their midfield play did not produce too much to test Jack Ambler in the home goal.

The deadlock was broken in the 32nd minute when Ashley Mead joined the attack to send home a superb 20-yard strike.

The second half saw both sides create openings, with Louie Dillon and Draycott both going close.

The game lost its pattern a little with too many stoppages for free-kicks . But this seemed to help the visitors i and they broke away in the 85th minute for Romaine Walker to lash a shot past Ambler’s defence.

Ampthill staged a late salvo, with both Ben Butler and Arrun Ramsay just missing the target.

However, it was Broadfields who struck the winner when Billy Smith bundled home the winner deep in injury time to end Town’s Division One Cup ambitions.

Town can look back on plenty of possession and goalmouth scrambles in which they failed to put the ball away while credit must be given to Broadfields who saw the winning post late on.

It is back to league action on Saturday when they go to Barton to face league leaders Crawley Green.

They then face the short trip to Kempston Rovers on Tuesday in the North Beds Charity Cup followed by a Beds Senior Trophy quarter-final at home to Flitwick Town.