SNIFFING a cup upset it was inevitable the press were present in big numbers at Grosvenor Vale on Sunday.

And while Ronnie Moore's team failed to read the script the hacks gave plenty of credit to Gordon Bartlett's gallant losers.

"Wealdstone's technique,invention and spirit were impressive", said The Times, adding it was an "excellent match".

The Telegraph described the Stones as "full of life amid a 17 game unbeaten run", while the Rotherham Star said it was a "cracking finale to a smashing afternoon - the sort that makes you smile when you see the amount of effort and energy that non-league lads like this pour into their big day."