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Trams crash out of Vase

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CROYDON crashed to a 2-0 defeat at home to Hanworth Villa last Saturday in the FA Vase thanks to Levi King's double strike.

In the first half, Villa's Steve Reddings forced a save from Croydon's Francis Ameyaw after a King cross, while Jason Thompson blasted a free-kick into the arms of the visitors' keeper Terry Buss.

Keimon Robinson also put in a couple of decent crosses but Sean Rivers and Taylor Smith couldn't quite get enough on them to trouble their opponents.

In the second period, the breakthrough for Villa came in the 57th minute in a slightly controversial manner.

Thompson was bringing the ball out of defence when it looked as if he had been fouled by two Villa players, but the referee didn't blow his whistle for the first infringement but did signal a foul when Thompson attempted to regain control of the ball.

And King stepped up to curl a beautiful free-kick in off the inside of the near post.

Villa scored the decisive second after 81 minutes when Thompson was caught in two minds trying to get another attack going and King nicked in to finish.

On Tuesday night, their game against Egham Town was called off due to freezing weather conditions, but on Tuesday next week, their final game before Christmas is scheduled with a trip to Redbridge for a London Senior Cup tie.


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