OLLIE Cherrett believes Christchurch’s 3-2 FA Vase win over Fareham Town could inspire his players to achieve “something special” this season.

Luke Stone’s double and Jon Blake’s 90th-minute strike booked Priory a third round spot for the first time in six years and secured them £900 in prize money.

Having watched his Sydenhams One side charges hit back from a 2-1 interval deficit to topple their Premier Division visitors, boss Cherrett said: “It was a fantastic result.

“We started poorly and got dragged into playing a lot of long balls, which didn’t suit us.

“We spoke about it at half-time and came out in the second half a completely different side.

“We controlled the rest of the game and deserved to get the winner in the end.”

Cherrett added: “We’ve shown we can beat sides in the league above, so the players have got absolutely nothing to lose.

“If they show the right attitude and application, there’s no reason why they can’t achieve something special this season.”

Curt Robbins and Josh Holmes had given Fareham the lead and manager Pete Stiles felt the Reds paid the price for not taking more of their chances while in the ascendency.

Fareham return to Sydenhams Premier action tomorrow (Tuesday) at home to Ben Kneller’s Hamble Club, who won a 5-4 Vase thriller against Brockenhurst after extra-time.

*WEATHER permitting, Team Solent and Horndean will host delayed FA Vase ties tomorrow (Tuesday) after Saturday's games were rained off.

Solent welcome Tavistock AFC to Test Park (7.30pm), while Horndean entertain Royal Wootton Bassett (7.45pm).

*TWO Scott Sampson headers set Newport IW on their way to a handsome 6-2 FA Vase victory over Hengrove Athletic.

With Emerson Tatterson leaving the goalkeeper motionless with a curling 25-yarder, the Islanders – rock bottom of the Sydenhams Premier - led 3-0 at the break.

Tattersall struck again at the very start of the second half and, four minutes later, Port had a fifth when visiting keeper Aaron Greatbranks was unable told hold Mark Taylor’s shot from outside the box.

Tattersall raced to the byline and squared for Charlie Urry to make it 6-0 before the Western Premier visitors hit back twice in the last 15 minutes.

*VASE debutants Baffins Milton Rovers also made the last 64, battling back from behind to beat nine-man Cullompton Rangers 3-1 at The Kendall Stadium.

It’s some achievement for Louis Bell’s men who, only six years ago, were playing in the Portsmouth Sunday League.

After the Devon visitors had been reduced to ten men, Ashton Leigh made it 1-1 from the penalty spot.

Cullompton then went down to nine and Baffins cashed in through Ryan Pennery and Callum Dart.

The game ended 10v9 with Rovers’ Tyler Yates sent off late for deliberate handball.