Chambers hat-trick sees us through...
BORO made Emirates FA Cup progress with a 3-1 victory over King’s Lynn Town as Ashley Chambers grabbed a hat-trick.
The opening exchanges saw Billy Daniels get in a teasing cross that found the head of Ashley Chambers in the middle, but his effort dipped just over.
With 15 minutes on the clock, the visitors carved open their first opportunity when Ryan Hawkins found space on the left-hand side of the area only for his strike to be well blocked by Dean Lyness.
As Boro started to see more of the ball, Ashley Chambers did well to hold off the attentions of his marker before making room for a strike that was saved by the feet of the ‘keeper.
A great strike from distance by Michael Gash was superbly tipped onto the cross by Lyness, whilst at the other end, Alex Henshall got in a dangerous cross from the left that was scrambled clear ahead of Chambers.
Some pressure from Boro at the start of the second half saw Henshall go close as his effort was deflected onto the woodwork and then from the resulting corner, Chambers put an effort over.
Boro took the lead on 57 minutes when Brad Gascoigne delivered a free-kick onto the head of Chambers who guided the ball home.
The lead could have been doubled moments later when Daniel Nti went close as he went through and then Chambers put an inviting ball across the face of goal but no-one was on hand to profit.
Our lead was doubled with 20 minutes to go when Chambers was played through by Daniels and he stayed cool to slot home.
Boro were looking good value for our lead as the clock ticked down and Chambers completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot late on after Brady Hickey was fouled inside the area.
There was time for Cameron Norman to pull a goal back for the visitors but it ended in a 3-1 victory as Boro made progress into the third qualifying round.
Updated 16:56 - 16 Sep 2017 by OL 2