A BRILLIANT penalty save from Colm McAdden and two second half goals booked Basingstoke Town a trip to Bristol Manor Farm in the second qualifying round of the FA Cup, a week on Saturday.

Zidan Akers and Sam Deadfield were the men on target, as the Dragons won 2-0 in their home replay against visiting Paulton Rovers.

The home side started the replay really well and for the first 15 minutes dominated, but after this the visitors got themselves back into the contest.

In added on time at the end of the first half want looked like an non existence challenge on Jamie Laird, saw Paulton's awarded a penalty.

Ben Withey was the man tasked with taking it and fired it low to the right of McAdden, who flew across his goal to push it away.

After the interval, McAdden made a good stop from Withey and then Akers went close after being released by George Bennett.

The home side then took the lead on 64 minutes, thanks to some individual magic from Akers as beat Kevin Davies and with a superb strike found the top corner.

The visitors went looking for an equaliser and Ryan Gay was denied by McAdden, before Town made it 2-0 on 79 minutes.

Sam Argent released sub Jack McKnight and his cross from poked home from close range from Deadfield.

After this, Povers never really threatened as the home side booked their place in the next round.

After the game Town manager Jason Bristow said: "I think the penalty save was as vital as the two goals, as going behind just before the break makes it a very different game. I don't think we have been at our best in the last two games, but Paulton's have to take some credit for this."

Before the next round, Town have two home games, the first being Wimborne on Saturday in the league and then on Tuesday night recently departed Michael Atkinson will return with Farnborough for a Hampshire Senior Cup tie.

Captain Charlie Kennedy, who was replaced by Dan Collier at half-time is a doubt for games.

Bristow said: "Charlie took a nasty knack, but we have a good squad and I felt Dan had a great game when he came on. We have had Wimborne watched and after reading the report we will decide how to set the team up."