HARTLEY Wintney travelled to the impressive Meadowbank Stadium looking to progress in the FA Cup.

However, it was home side Dorking Wanderers who deservedly moved into the second Qualifying round.

The Row were first to show and in 2 minutes a long throw from Claudio Herbert was partially cleared and Josh Webb’s effort from 20 yards was not far off the mark.

Wanderers came into the games and held the upper hand for the remainder of the half. Only some inspired goalkeeping from Paul Strudley and smart defence kept Hartley in the game.

On nine minutes the dangerous Niall MacManus cut in from wide on the right and saw his fierce shot blocked. Four minutes later a corner from Briggs found its way to MacManus who shot just wide of the goal.

After 22 minutes a long pass found Jason Prior in the clear and Strudley the Row goalkeeper did well to block.

Then on 25 minutes, loose play by Hartley near the right corner flag enabled Prior to set up James Mc Shane in front of the goal.

Strudley made a remarkable save at point blank range.

Hartley had a short promising spell and on 28 minutes a pass from Jack French found Jake Baxter who saw his effort saved by Slavomir Huk in the Dorking goal.

At the other end a minute later Prior sent in a low ‘cross cum shot’ which went narrowly past the post.

Hartley had a chance on 32 minutes when a long header from Matt Evans left Mikey Campbell in the clear. The striker took the shot early and Huk saved comfortably.

However, the chances continued to arrive for the Wanderers and on 37 minutes a last-ditch goal line clearance from Jack Ball prevented the opener after a Prior had a header from a Neil Mc Manus cross.

In first half added time the home side finally moved ahead. A long throw on the right from Robb Sheridan found Matt Briggs in the box and he scored from close range.

Hartley improved after the break but the chances continued to fall for the Wanderers.

A corner on 46 minutes from the left was headed wide by Sami El-Abd.

Six minutes later MacManus crossed and Jack Ball did well to clear for a corner under pressure.

On 57 minutes good work by Matt Briggs for the Wanderers set up Tom Mc Shane who fired over.

Two minutes later a Jason Prior effort from distance was just over and the same player saw his shot hit the post a minute later after a run by Tom Richards.

Soon afterwards Paul Strudley made another good stop from a diverted clearance from Jack Ball.

The introduction of Ross Cook on 63 minutes gave the Row hope.

However, the home side continued to ask the questions and on 77 minutes a left wing corner was headed just over by Ben Dyett.

However a minute later, the home side clinched their place in the next round when a good through ball from Keiron Lavery sent through Tom Richards to finish well.

Strudley was again in action on 83 minutes saving well from an effort by Matt Briggs. A long kick from Strudley on 83 minutes sent Jake Baxter clear but the strikers effort went over.

In injury time a long free kick by Ty Smith found Liam Eagle and his knock down was fired over by Jake Baxter.

The Row can have few complaints about the result.

However, credit must go to central defenders Jack Ball and Liam Eagle who with Paul Strudley ensured Hartley stayed in the tie for as long as they did.

After the game joint manager Anthony Millerick said: “We are obviously disappointed to be out of the FA Cup.

“Dorking Wanderers are a good side and the best team we have played so far this season.”

He added: “I felt we allowed ourselves to be boxed in for long periods and we rode our luck on a number of occasions.

“We competed well and showed character when under pressure. Ultimately the best team won on the day.”

Hartley Wintney are next in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Beaconsfield in a league fixture.