United romp into FA Vase quarter-finals with impressive victory

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Eastbourne United are just two games from Wembley after reaching the quarter-finals of the FA Vase with a convincing 6-1 victory over a hot-headed Morpeth Town side.

Simon Rowland’s men eased through to the final eight of the competition after a fiery contest with their higher-ranked opponents, who ended the game with only eight men on the pitch.

The first red card of the match came within the opening minutes after a reckless tackle ignited an on-field bust-up, which ended with Morpeth’s Fry being sent from the pitch.

United capitalised on their one-man advantage in fine style, racing into a 4-0 lead by half-time with two goals from Ryan McBride, one from Joe Dryer and a sublime strike from Wes Tate.

The visitors pulled one back just after the interval but their mini-revival was short-lived as United slotted two more home - a second goal for Tate and the final goal of the afternoon scored by Jack Divall.

Morpeth ended the game with eight men after two of their players picked up their second yellow card in the dying stages.