Oct 12 2012 By Matt Lewis
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REVENGE was sweet for Nas Bashir as Hayes and Yeading dumped Blue Square South table-toppers Salisbury City out of the FA Cup.
Luke Williams curled in a superb free-kick in stoppage time to see battling United come back from a goal down to secure a dramatic victory.
Boss Bashir was delighted to be able to exact revenge on their league rivals after the Whites had walked away from Kingfield as 3-2 winners last month.
He said: “In the last game we played, their manager was a bit disrespectful to one of our staff and when the draw came out we were quite thankful to be fair. I thought the remark he made was unprofessional but we’ve moved on from that now and won the game in the right way.
“They came here today to be spoilers and that’s how they played in the first game. We certainly created more chances and the better team won. We got a little bit [of revenge].
“Psychologically it was important because they were top of the league and we will be there. We want to win this league and from what I’ve seen so far we can do it. What we need now is to keep winning games and to push on to the top.
“My mindset is winning games and the last two performances have been very good. All of the squad are fit now and we’ve found the right method and group of players.”
United got off to the worst possible start when defender Calum Butcher conceded a penalty inside the opening five minutes.
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.
However, Hayes and Yeading new-boy Butcher made amends just before half-time when he headed in a Daniel Wishart cross to level the score.
Both teams missed chances in the second period but as the game entered injury time there was nothing to separate the two sides.
But with a replay looming large, Williams stepped up to smash home a 25-yard free-kick to send United through to the next round against Borehamwood.
United travel to Bath City tomorrow and Bashir will be hoping to build more momentum in the lead up to next weekend's FA Cup showdown with Boreham Wood at Kingfield.