Brimscombe and Thrupp are out of the FA Cup following a 2-1 defeat against Cinderford Town.

Victory over London-based North Greenford United set up the preliminary round tie - the first competitive match at The Meadow this season.

After falling behind early, winger Dylan Morgan smashed the ball into the bottom corner to level things just before the break.

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However, the Lilywhites’ cup dreams were shattered in the 87th minute after Zak Drew netted following a goalmouth scramble.

A limited number of fans were allowed in to watch the game, with temperature checks and a track and trace system in operation.

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Elsewhere, there were defeats for Stonehouse Town and Shortwood United on the opening day of the Hellenic League Division One West season.