FLACKWELL Heath reached the quarter-finals of the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup with an impressive 4-2 extra-time victory at Brackley Town Saints on Wednesday night.

After a goalless opening 45 minutes, Marcus Richardson's men took the lead courtesy of a brilliant Adam Thomas free-kick three minutes into the second period.

However, Brackley levelled just after the hour-mark when George Ball converted from the penalty spot.

Flackwell went back in front on 66 minutes with another fine strike, but Saints forced the tie into extra time when Sam Ball found the back of the net with a minute remaining.

It was the away side who came through in extra time, though, going in front on the stroke of half time when a Tyrese Corbin-Chandler cross-come-shot ended up going in at the back post.

The Heathens then sealed the win with a Leius Sinclair effort eight minutes from time.

It was a welcome return to winning ways for Flackwell Heath after they suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Fairford Town in their Hellenic League Premier Division clash on Saturday.

Ben Lodge gave the Oxfordshire a ninth-minute lead, and they doubled their advantage early in the second half courtesy of Harvey Scholes.

Flackwell showed some fight to pull a goal back through a Thomas penalty, but they were unable to find an equaliser.

Ninth-in-the-table Flackwell Heath travel to relegation-threatened Abingdon United tomorrow (Saturday, 3pm), before visiting Malmesbury Victoria in the Perpetua Press Floodlit Cup quarter-finals next Tuesday (7.45pm).