Monday 12th September 2005

Boring Burnham dump Stones out of FA Cup

Playing in front of a vocal crowd of 347 at Bourne Park, Maidstone United missed out on a home tie against Lowestoft Town in the FA Cup second qualifying round, after being dumped out by a negative Burnham side on Saturday.

The football romantics amongst the crowd were looking forward to end to end, 100% action packed FA Cup passion, but sadly this tie never got out of third gear.

Southern League division one west outfit Burnham rarely did threaten Dave Wietcha's goal, yet somehow came away from Kent with a barely deserved 2-1 win.

In fairness, the home side were hardly more productive in terms of shots on target, but at least the desire to go forward was present.

Stones' player-boss Lloyd Hume admitted to www.maidstoneunited.co.uk that he was disappointed with their exit - to such a negative side.

"Well, we were never going to win the FA Cup," he said after their disappointing FA Cup exit.

"I don't want to talk negatively about another team but they've come here and got a result.

"I'm disappointed with the result but I'm not disappointed with our performance.  I thought that we deserved at least a draw today."

And Burnham secretary, Alan King admitted his side had just completed a smash and grab raid, adding: "It wasn't pretty but at least we got the result."