DAVID Sims-Burgess put away two goals at home on Saturday as Yate Town won 2-0 to progress in the country’s top knockout cup competition.

Gosport Borough went down to ten-men inside the first minutes of the game as Elliott Wheeler was given a red card.

The defender, in a mix-up with his own keeper, held back Yate’s Ricardo Rees in their first goal-scoring attempt and was given the straight red for his efforts.

The free kick that followed came to nothing but the home side went on to dominate the first half without creating any real clear cut chances. Rees went close on one occasion and Joe Tumelty blasted over the crossbar from a good position.

It was Gosport who might have taken the lead at the start of the second period, in the best chance so far but covering defenders and Andy Hannah were able to crowd out Joe Lea.

Yate’s persistence was rewarded with a 55th minute breakthrough goal. Tumlety was dragged down as he turned quickly into the box and Sims-Burgess beat White with the spot kick.

A second goal was needed to seal the tie and this arrived after 70 minutes as Ollie Mehew’s sweeping run in from the left set up Sims-Burgess whose powerful low shot zipped across the greasy surface and into the far corner.

The visitors never gave up the fight with Theo Widdrington, Sirigui Dembele and Patrick Suraci all testing Hannah whose handling had been good throughout the game.

At the other end, James Harding tried his luck with a lob over the goalkeeper, Tyron Mbuenimo clipped the crossbar with centre and Joe Hall headed just wide from a Sam Turl cross.

John Davis’ star man David Sims- Burgess who has played every minute since signing back on for Yate said: “It was a great win. The gaffer has got us drilled really well, he puts the time in and I think that it shows on the pitch.

“The first goal today was a bit lucky but the second one, I had a similar chance just before and it went wide- so when it came to be again, it wasn’t going anywhere but in the back of the net.

“I am loving playing in back in my home town in front of my home crowd.

“My whole family turned out for the game today. My nan travelled from Frome to be in the stadium and that made the win just that little bit more special.”

Manager Paul Michael added: “Having not yet won at home, we needed to get that game off our backs and I am absolutely delighted to get that win and go into the next round of the FA Cup. As a club we have not got to this stage for a few years so its good to get there, get the prize money and the win today.

“I felt we were patient, and we waited which was what we needed to do when they went down to 10-men.

“A couple of key moments of the game for me, came from Joe Tumelty but everyone played their parts in the important win.

“I look forward to the next round and hope to see more of our great supporters at the next match.”

Yate Town will play Redhill in the next round of the FA Cup at the South West Interiors stadium on October 2.