Pulling's praise as Lancing force FA Cup replay

Jack Langford. Picture by Derek Martin
Jack Langford. Picture by Derek Martin

Mark Pulling hailed Lancing’s fighting spirit as they forced an FA Cup replay last night.

Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick fired two divisions higher Southern League Premier Division South outfit Hendon ahead but Lancers struck back through Jack Langford - his seventh goal in just two games - as it finished 1-1 in the second qualifying round clash.

Manager Pulling heaped praise on his side, who were reinstated into the competition last week after an investigation found Phoenix Sports fielded a suspended player in the previous round.

He said: “We’ve shown what we are capable of in one off games in the FA Cup this season.

“Hendon did have a few chances but so did we, I’d say the draw was probably a fair result. Alex (Bygraves), Jack (Langford) and Jack (Webber) could have won it for us late on, we’ll give it everything in the replay.”

Hippolyte-Patrick put Hendon ahead on 24 minutes but Langford, fresh from a double hat-trick on Saturday, levelled things up 12 minutes from time.

LANCING: D’Cruz; Willard, Bygraves, Tighe, Pittock, Diarienzo; Saunders, Pulling, Tredrea, Daniels; Langford. Subs: Maman (Daniels), Webber (Tredrea), Petit, Madhiazi, Gunn.

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