Report by John Davis

Yate Town progressed to the fourth qualifying round with a huge 3-0 victory over Redhill, who made the home side work hard.

The well-organised Combined Counties League outfit deserve much credit for their fine run in this season's competition as they were knocked out of the Emirates FA Cup third qualifying round with an excellent display by the Bluebells at Lodge Road.

This was the third home win on the bounce and, with nine goals scored and none conceded, the record is impressive.

David Sims-Burgess and Ollie Mehew both had chances as the home side dominated the early exchanges and a powerful drive from Jamie Adams was blocked when it looked destined to be on target.

Despite Town's greater possession it was Redhill who should have gone in front in the 27th minute when Noe Vendrells headed against the crossbar from close range following a run and cross from Nathan Horgan.

Mehew continued to cause the visiting defence problems with his pace and, after doing well to retrieve the ball on the left, he provided the cross for David Sims-Burgess to head in the opening goal just before the break.

No-one was able to put the finishing touch to a Sam King cross as Redhill attacked at the start of the second period before Joe Tumlety blasted over the crossbar after some clever footwork at the other end and Joe Hall hit the upright after a short free kick routine.

A second goal was needed to lift the tension and this came on 74 minutes when Hall's low drive appeared to take a deflection as it zipped in through a crowded goalmouth.

Tumelty's expertly flighted free kick minutes later made the tie safe although there was still time for Mehew to shoot wide after another strong run and Hall to have his curling effort saved by Jack Minchin in the Redhill goal.