MALVERN Town have been handed a home tie with higher-ranked Loughborough University in the Buildbase FA Vase second round.

Two extra-time goals from Ethan Moran helped 10-man Malvern past Midland League Division One hosts GNP Sports in the competition on Saturday with a 4-2 success.

At stake now is £900 in prize money and a place in the last 64 of a national competition which has its final played at Wembley.

The tie takes place on the weekend of Saturday, November 2.

Malvern co-manager Dene Whittal-Williams was full of praise for his team after seeing them bounce back from two goals down to win at GNP in the first round.

“The lads displayed plenty of resilience and determination, particularly in the final 10 minutes of normal time and then into extra-time,” he said.

“We showed so much character to finish as 4-2 winners.

“The final scoreline probably flattered us a little bit because our hosts were a good side who made it extremely difficult for us to get our game flow going.

“We had to work hard and dig deep to come through it and to be able to do it with 10 men was even better. We certainly don’t make life easy for ourselves!

“The lads stuck to the task in hand well, even when things were not going our way.

"It was a brilliant free-kick from Sam (Hunt) that got us back into it and then Harry (Clark) has found the net in stoppage time at the end.

“We were able to kick on in extra-time to eventually get our reward with two goals from Ethan.

“The atmosphere was fantastic. To have so many supporters make the trip and get behind us was brilliant.

"I was a little disappointed that we couldn’t put on the kind of show that I know we are capable of but we’ll learn from this.

“We’ll enjoy the result and look forward to what the next round holds in store for us."

Next Vase opponents Loughborough University from Leicestershire are second in the United Counties League Premier Division after switching from the Midland League and going unbeaten in the first nine games.

They won 3-1 after extra-time at Haughmond in the last round with goals from Connor Smith, Paul Braithwaite and Daniel Collins.