FA Vase first qualifying round

Leighton Town 3

Brimscombe & Thrupp 1

By Scott Boulton

BRIMSCOMBE had two players sent off as their FA Vase dreams were shattered at Bedfordshire outfit Leighton Town in the first qualifying round.

Ed Major and Ash Caldwell were red carded in the second-half for Brimscombe.

Earlier, Major had given the Lilywhites a 34th-minute lead. Brimscombe started brightly – Sam Blackie and Ollie Pitt both going close.

However, two Leighton goals in two second-half minutes turned the tie.

Brimscombe looked for a way back and introduced Elijah Simpson for Christien Turner and David Woodfield replaced Sam Blackie.

Leighton added a late third goal to end a bad day at the office for Brimscombe.