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Loan Rangers: Finney's Maidstone in Cup upset

ALEX Finney helped Maidstone United through to the second round of the FA Cup at the weekend after knocking out League Two side Cheltenham Town.

The QPR defender helped the non-leaguers to a 4-2 victory at Whaddon Road, completing 90 minutes, as they booked their place in the next round.

However, despite the joy of qualifying for the next stage of the competition Finney’s afternoon was slightly soured when he scored an own goal in the 62nd minute.

The draw for the second round takes place this evening.

Meanwhile, the terms of Matt Ingram’s loan at Northampton Town prevented him from being involved in the Cobblers 0-0 draw with Scunthorpe United in the FA Cup first round. Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink’s side face a replay next week.

Eberechi Eze was also unavailable for Wycombe Wanderers in their 2-0 win at Solihull Motors with the R’s youngster also not granted permission to feature.

However, midfielder Brandon Comley did play 80 minutes of Colchester United’s FA Cup exit against Oxford City.

The U’s were knocked out by their non-league opposition following Matthew Paterson’s 46th minute winner.

Elsewhere, Under-23s keeper Seny Dieny completed 90 minutes for National League South side Whitehawk in their 1-1 draw at home to Bath City.

The Hawks are bottom of the table after 17 matches.

Finally, Under-23s forward Brandon Adams played the final 15 minutes of Linfield’s 6-0 win at Ballinamallard United in the Irish Premier League on Saturday.