UXBRIDGE’S fine FA Trophy run ended in disgrace at Honeycroft last night (Tuesday 13/1) where they had four men sent off on the way to a 6-1 hiding in the second round at the hands of Swindon Supermarine.
Reds skipper Mark Nicholls became the first of three players to go when he received his second caution after just 24 minutes, following up a fifth minute card for a foul with an off the ball incident.
He was followed by Mark Dennison for a two-footed challenge in first half stoppage time and then by Johnnie Dyer for voicing his opinion on those decisions, receiving his second booking after referee L Collins had already blown for half-time.
Manager Tony Choules was also sent to the stands.
In between Swindon netted three times in eight minutes while they had only a one-man advantage and after the break the Southern Premier Division side was content to play possession football with 11 men against eight.
Even so they still managed three further goals and Uxbridge substitute keeper Matt Burton prevented a rugby score with a string of top saves, before Kevin Warner sliced through the visiting defence to claim a late reply.
Hayes and Yeading United also crashed out of the competition beaten 4-0 by Telford United at the New Bucks Head stadium.
A crowd close to 1,000 saw Telford, flying high in the Conference North, rock Hayes & Yeading with two Andy Brown goals in the first 11 minutes.
H&Y never recovered from this early setback and Telford generally dominated the game keeping Aaron Howe busy in the H&Y goal.
Carl Rodgers scored the third Telford goal on 50 minutes and Danny Carey-Bertram wrapped it up with a fourth after 69 minutes to book a third round tie away to either Kettering Town or Tiverton Town.