Mark Pulling hailed Lancing’s fighting spirit as they forced an FA Cup replay last night.
Shaquille Hippolyte-Patrick fired two divisions higher Southern League Premier Division South outfit Hendon ahead but Lancers struck back through Jack Langford - his seventh goal in just two games - as it finished 1-1 in the second qualifying round clash.
Manager Pulling heaped praise on his side, who were reinstated into the competition last week after an investigation found Phoenix Sports fielded a suspended player in the previous round.
He said: “We’ve shown what we are capable of in one off games in the FA Cup this season.
“Hendon did have a few chances but so did we, I’d say the draw was probably a fair result. Alex (Bygraves), Jack (Langford) and Jack (Webber) could have won it for us late on, we’ll give it everything in the replay.”
Hippolyte-Patrick put Hendon ahead on 24 minutes but Langford, fresh from a double hat-trick on Saturday, levelled things up 12 minutes from time.
LANCING: D’Cruz; Willard, Bygraves, Tighe, Pittock, Diarienzo; Saunders, Pulling, Tredrea, Daniels; Langford. Subs: Maman (Daniels), Webber (Tredrea), Petit, Madhiazi, Gunn.
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