Abbey Hey made history as they reached the FA Vase 4th Round for the first time ever with a 4-1 victory over Bury AFC.
The home side got off to a brilliant start at the Abbey Stadium as Aaron Fleming broke the deadlock after only three minutes, heading home at the far post to meet a Dylan Norris free-kick.
It was 2-0 on 13 minutes through Jordan Lazenbury 20th goal of the season. He latched onto a mistake at the back by Bury, before firing across the keeper into the bottom-right corner to give Abbey a dream start.
The visitors struggled to get to grips with the game and they’re best chance of the half fell to Lewis Gilboy who raced clear through on goal, but a brilliant last-ditch tackle from Daryll Grant won the ball back for the home side.
The game looked out of sight with two minutes to go before half-time as Lazenbury added his second goal of the game to make it 3-0. He got onto the end of a delightful long-ball, before rounding the Bury AFC keeper to slot the ball home from close-range.
The visitors were reduced to ten men on the hour mark when Chris Rowney was handed a straight red card for a dangerous foul on Jake Dunford.
Mitch Bryant came off the bench in the second half for his debut and he made a dream start in an Abbey shirt, lobbing the keeper from an acute angle to make it 4-0 to Abbey Hey.
Gilboy earned a goal back for the visitors a minute later with a cross-shot over the head of Ross Heywood, but it wasn’t enough as Abbey Hey secured a 4-1 win to secure their place in the hat for Monday’s 4th Round draw.