Oct 6 2012 By Matt Lewis
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FA Cup Third Qualifying Round
Hayes & Yeading 2
Salisbury City 1
AN INJURY time winner from Luke Williams saw Hayes & Yeading through to the FA Cup Fourth Qualifying Round this afternoon.
Williams struck two minutes into stoppage time against Salisbury after United had come back from a goal down to secure a dramatic victory.
The Whites had come away from Kingfield with 3-2 win last month and United boss Nas Bashir was determined to put things right this time round.
He named the same starting XI that put four past Marcus Gayle's shell-shocked Staines Town on Tuesday night.
But Bashir's plans went out the window within five minutes of the kick-off as right-back Calum Butcher brought down Theo Lewis in the penalty area.
Referee Daniel Cook had no option but to point to the spot and former Torquay United striker Chris McPhee fired right down the middle to give the visitors an early lead.
It could have been two minutes later as Jamie White cut inside on his left foot and unleashed a powerful low drive that James Beasant did well to keep out with his feet.
Luke Williams tried his luck as the clock ticked past the half-hour mark but his tame low shot was easily gathered by Salisbury goalkeeper Will Puddy.
United looked to be heading in behind at the break until Butcher made up for his earlier error as he headed in Danny Wishart's cross to even up the score a minute before half-time.
There was still time for McPhee to have one last effort for the away side, however Dan Spence and Butcher combined to deny the forward and the sides went in on level terms.
United started the second-half brightly, Wishart putting through Jerome Anderson who was unable to hit the target with a wild swing at the ball on his weaker foot.
Bashir swapped the disappointing Kudus Oyenuga and Anderson for Manny Williams and Tobi Joseph as the hosts looked to find a way through City's well-organised back-line.
Mark Bentley was agonisingly close to finding the breakthrough on the 80 minute mark but the midfielder could not quite adjust his body enough to direct another Wishart delivery goalwards.
Wishart then went close himself, blasting at Puddy and although the Whites keepeer clearly tipped over the shot, it was given as a goal-kick by the officials.
It was all action at Kingfield and as McPhee saw an effort cleared off the line by Spence at one end, United attacked again and this time Manny Williams was unable to apply the finish.
And the pressure told as the game entered stoppage time, Luke Williams smashing in a brilliant free-kick to knock out City and ensure it was Hayes & Yeading's name that remained in the hat.
Hayes: Beasant, Butcher, Spence, Pele, Cadmore, Cox, Bentley, L Williams, Wishart, Anderson (Joseph), Oyenuga (M Williams).
Subs: Hall, Kalama, Moutaouakil, Goddard, Legg.