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Super Stourbridge book their place in FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifiers
7:57pm Saturday 12th October 2013 in Local
STOURBRIDGE are through to the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round after easily brushing aside Manchester based Curzon Ashton 3-0.
The Glassboys faithful had feared a much tougher contest against a side who have won seven and drawn one of their eight Evo Stik Northern Premier Division One North games this term.
But the Glassboys came storming out of the traps to take a somewhat fortunate fourth minute lead through Ryan Rowe.
The Kidderminster Harriers loanee pounced to plant home with a first time shot after Curzon goalkeeper Hakan Burton allowed a rather straightforward dshot from Ben Billngham to slip from his grasp and could only watch in horror as Rowe rammed home the chance.
He could have netted a second goal just moments later when his deft header fromn Billingham's cross was kept out by Burton who atoned for his earlier error by turning Rowe's header round the post.
Curzon had appeared to have weathered Stourbridge's opening storm and started getting on top before they were slapped down with a second Stourbridge goal.
Jamie Oliver climbest highest in a crowded goalmouth to head home from Ben Billingham's precise cross.
Stourbridge had to wait until the 90th minute for their third goal, Sean Geddes sending substitute striker Luke Bembow racng clear to rifle home in some style.
Stourbridge had to ride their luck at times, especially when Curzon twice had goals rulked out for alleged off side.
Matt Warburton thought he'd netted wshen he turned home Chris McDonagh's cross, only to be given offside.
There was another scare in store when Andrew Watson also had a goal ruled out for offside in the second half.
Stourbridge could point to further chances that went begging, especially when Jordan Fitzpatrick had a goalbound shot cleared off the line by defender Dale Minor.
Curzon had no real answers to Stourbridge's well drilled defence that offered precious little in chances, despite the fact they lost defensive talisman Nathan Bennett with what appeared to be a hamstring injury.
Now Stoubridge must wait for Monday's draw to find out who they face.
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