BEACONSFIELD Town made progress into the third qualifying round of the FA Cup this season after a 1-0 win against Hemel Hempstead Town on Saturday, writes Rob Stevens.

The Rams upset their opposition from the National League South when Reece York met a cross from the left and could not miss from a yard out with just minutes of normal time remaining.

Their reward is a trip to Royston Town from the Southern League Premier Division Central in the third qualifying round on Saturday 5th October (3pm).

The winning clubs will collect £11,250 from the FA prize fund while the losing clubs will walk away with £3,750.

Beaconsfield return to action in the Southern League Premier Division South with a visit to Holloways Park from Blackfield & Langley this Saturday (3pm).

Premier South leaders Chesham United exited the FA Cup after a 2-1 defeat against Hampton & Richmond Borough from the National League South in the second qualifying round on Saturday.

Hampton thought they had won a penalty kick when Ryan Hill sped past two defenders and broke into the box before going down under a challenge from Kyle Watson, but the referee ruled it to be a fair challenge.

The visitors to The Meadow broke the deadlock as Hill received the ball from Sam Deadfield and rifled a left-foot shot past the despairing keeper into the top corner.

The Generals equalised when captain Steve Brown scrambled in a loose ball after a shot had been smashed against the post just four minutes later.

Hampton were gifted the chance to restore their advantage when Jake Gray was quickest to react to a ricochet in the box and nipped in ahead of Jeanmal Prosper, who missed the ball and stood on the midfielder's foot.

Top scorer Danilo Orsi-Dadomo stepped up and struck the resulting spot-kick low to the keeper's left. His effort had just enough to squeeze under Ben Goode in the Chesham net after 57 minutes.

Chesham United return to action in the league with a visit to The Meadow from second bottom Yate Town this Saturday (3pm).