Hashtag United progressed to the Fourth Round of the Velocity Cup with a 2-1 victory over Concord Rangers.
Following Harrison Day’s opener for the Beachboys on seven minutes, Misha Djemaili drew level just before half-time and a second-half header by Alex Teniola booked their place in the next round.
Concord took first blood on seven minutes as Jacob Bland dispossessed Sam Cornish and his rifled strike was saved but only into the path of Day who converted the rebound.
Despite trailing inside ten minutes, Jay Devereux’s side had a number of chances to get back into proceedings.
The first saw Toby Aromolaran’s pass into the box dummied by Teniola and Pedro Carvalho’s driven shot was kept out by the feet of Tommy Woodcock.
The Tags deservedly drew level on the 43-minute mark. An incisive move involving a number of players coincided with Carvalho providing for Djemaili who swept home from close range.
Hashtag continued to assert their dominance on the Isthmian Premier Division strugglers in the second half.
Concord’s desperation for a route back into the game was emphasised just after the hour-mark.
Hashtag’s Percy Kiangebeni was caught in possession and gave the ball away to debutant Peter Mokwenye whose audacious strike from the halfway line didn’t cause James Philp any problems in the Hashtag goal.
66 minutes played and the Tags took the lead. Djemaili’s corner fell perfectly for Teniola who rose above his marker to head past Woodcock.
As time ticked on, Concord probed for the equaliser.
They came close to doing just that when Joe Halsey’s cross was a gift for ex-Southend United midfielder Bland and he was first denied by Philp before snatching at the rebound and firing wide.
Alfie Cue should have made sure of the win for the hosts with one minute left when Max Cornhill’s cross fell to the striker but his header evaded the target
The Tags progress as Concord’s poor run of form marches on.