TULIPS: Allen ends Spalding’s Vase hopes

WORTHY WINNERS: Guernsey toast their Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field success (above), while (below) Gary King smashes Spalding ahead. Photos by NIKKI GRIFFIN and JAKE WHITELEY

WORTHY WINNERS: Guernsey toast their Sir Halley Stewart Playing Field success (above), while (below) Gary King smashes Spalding ahead. Photos by NIKKI GRIFFIN and JAKE WHITELEY

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SPALDING UNITED 1 GUERNSEY 3: Ross Allen shattered Spalding United’s FA Vase dreams with a devastating hat-trick on Saturday as Guernsey booked their place in the last eight.

All looked to be going to plan for the Tulips when Gary King smashed home a stunning opener in a first-half that the hosts largely bossed.

But goal-machine Allen bagged a leveller two minutes before half time – then notched twice more in four second-half minutes to dump Pat Rayment’s side out in the fifth round.

 

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