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Former Football League ace inspires FA Cup drubbing

By Western Gazette - North Dorset  |  Posted: September 13, 2012

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FORMER Bristol City and Yeovil Town attacker Scott Murray inspired almost single-handedly dumped Sherborne Town out of the FA Cup at Clevedon Town.

The Evo Stik Southern League outfit prevailed 5-0 at the Hand Stadium, Murray netting four against the Toolstation Western League visitors.

The loss was Sherborne's first of the season and despite the cup exit, manager Jamie Manley was in a buoyant mood and was happy with his side's performance.

He said: "To be fair we all worked hard as a team and as a unit. We created some chances early on and if we had taken them then you never know what might have happened.

"There is no doubt they (Clevedon) were the better team on the day but 5-0 was a bit harsh on us really. We were the underdogs though and the lads put every effort into it, I could not have asked for any more from them. The second goal was a killer right before half time. If we had gone in 1-0 down then you don't know what we could have done."

Manley maintained that his side's main concern will be success in the Western League Division One this season, but hopes to be able to keep their FA Vase campaign going on Saturday when they visit Bridport, who are currently third in the Western League Premier Division.

"No one likes to lose but our priority is the league this season and cup runs are just a bonus," he said. "We have Bridport in the FA Vase on Saturday and that will not be an easy game but we will give it our best shot and try to get into the next round.

"At this level we know we can give anyone a game on our day and it is all about stepping up to the plate for us now."

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