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Clapton 1 Stanway Rovers 2
The Tons fell at the first hurdle to a decent Stanway outfit at The Dog. The visitors took the lead from the spot early on after a handball but after this goal the half became a bit scrappy and hurried with no one able to get a foot on the ball and dictate the game. Stanway always looked the better side though and doubled their lead after a few missed chances as the Tons just could not get going. However the hosts found a small root of hope when they grabbed a goal back after a pin point long ball down the right saw a first time effort find the net. Alas this was as good as it got for the hosts and they even had a player sent off late on as they fell out of the Cup.