Football

FA Vase: United Services Footballers Reach Semi-Final

United Services Portsmouth, who have strong connections to the Royal Navy, are the lowest ranked side in the competition.

The United Services Portsmouth footballers have celebrated the biggest win in the club's history to reach the semi-finals of this season's FA Vase competition.

They beat Buckinghamshire's Flackwell Heath 2-0.

United Services, who have strong connections to the Royal Navy, are the lowest ranked side in the competition.

They took the lead after half an hour with a James Franklin goal.

He met a long through pass from right back Jack Chandler, coolly chipping the ball over the Flackwell goalkeeper Aaron Watkins.

United Services survived serious pressure from the visitors, ranked several places higher in the football pyramid, and almost doubled their lead before half time when captain Tom Jeffries headed a corner against the cross bar.

They secured their place in the last four right at the end of the match, through a Harry Sergeant header.

The team will meet Berkshire side Binfield in the semi-final in Portsmouth on Saturday 8 May.