Published 22nd February 2012
....Cambridge United advance to the quarter-final stage for the first time.
Luke Berry scored the only goal of the game at the R Costings Stadium to send Blue Square Bet Premier side Cambridge through at the expense of plucky Conference North visitors Guiseley.
Adam Marriott had an early strike from Michael Gash's square pass parried away by Lions` keeper Steven Drench.
But Berry struck on 24 minutes after being picked out by Ryan Jackson.
The visitors` Ciaran Toner had two good chances, sandwiching a Simon Ainge shot that flew just over.
Guiseley’s best chance to level before the interval fell to Lee Ellington but his header from Toner’s cross shaved the outside of the post.
Openings were few and far between after the break, with the home side sitting deep. Jamie Clarke, who had replaced the injured Mark Bower, saw his cross-shot tipped over and a Danny Forrest header was also saved.
Ryman League Premier Division side Wealdstone now head to Cambridge on Saturday in the Fourth Round after Lee Chappell’s first half goal won a dramatic replay against Conference South outfit Dartford.
Chappell`s left-footed effort settled matters in a game which the hosts finished with nine-men and the visitors with ten after a fiery second half.
However, the nine Stones heroically withstood a late siege and deserved their huge ovation at the final whistle.
The breakthrough came on 27 minutes when Kurtney Brooks found Richard Jolly on the right side of the box and he rolled the ball left to Chappell in acres of space. He took one stride forward and thumped a low shot wide of Louis Wells left hand and inside the far post. The visitors forced a succession of corners in response, but it was from open play they came close when Jon Wallis drilled a low shot just wide with Jonathan North struggling.
They were close again in stoppage time when Lee Noble found space down the right, but his cross was just too far ahead of the stretching Jacob Erskine.
A subdued start to the second half was sparked on 62 minutes by a foul by James Rogers on Chris O’Leary and in the melee that followed it was the Wealdstone man who was sent-off.
As the game boiled over, the man advantage lasted barely a minute before original sinner Rogers was dismissed for a reckless tackle on Peter Dean.
Chappell saw another effort deflected behind, but with 20 minutes left Stones were down to nine when Smith was late on Noble and became the third red card in 8 minutes.
The Darts big chance came three minutes from time when Danny Harris found Lee Burns with time in the box, but with only North to beat the full-back fired wide.
Five minutes of stoppage time followed but the depleted Stones were not to be denied this late.