The Flyers travelled down to Cambridgeshire to face a Histon side who were unbeaten in 10 games and had only lost one league game thus far.
This did not deter Lye in going to the Glassworld Stadium to dominate the Stutes for three quarters of the game.
The first big decision of the game came on 10 minutes when the Histon player dangerously lunged for the ball and caught Luke Carter. There was certainly no contact made with the ball and with studs showing the referee had a decision to make to which was a yellow card when it could have easily been a red. The Stutes could certainly thank themselves lucky not to have gone down to ten men.
The Flyers certainly started the better of the two sides and deservedly took the lead on 29 minutes when Jack Till raced clear of the Stutes defence to calmly slot the ball past the advancing Sam Roach in the Histon goal.
Histon then went onto to have their best spell in the game and started to ask questions of the Lye defence. Long throw after long throw was hurled into the Flyers box to which was dealt with well by the likes of Luke Paskin and Adam Meacham in the heart of the back line.
Histon then gained themselves a corner on 35 minutes to which was bundled home by captain Matt York. There was certainly a question of a foul on the Flyers keeper Ben Newey who looked liked he was being held down by a advancing Stutes player in the build up to the goal.
With the half coming to an end Histon were awarded a penalty in added time when Joe Colley clipped the Stutes winger in the box. Captain Matt York stepped up to take the spot kick only to see his intial effort superbly saved by Ben Newey to he’s left then for the rebound to kindly fall for York to tap the ball into an empty net to give the Stutes an undeserved lead at the break.
The second half started very much like the first with the Flyers on the front foot in search of an equaliser.
Lye kept pressing throughout, totally dominating possession.
With 25 to go Lye made their first change with 17 year old youth team player Aaron Bishop replacing Joshua McKenzie in attack. The Flyers then introduced Lewis Worsey on 70 minutes for Luke Carter.
Worsey was starting to cause all sorts of problems down the left flank. With 8 minutes to go Worsey picked the ball up on the left and cut inside to hit a thunderous shot from 30 yards out to which was destined for the top corner only for Roach to finger tip it onto the cross bar and then youngster Aaron Bishop who was following in to see his effort saved yet again by Roach and headed off the line and over the crossbar by the Histon defender.
The Stutes then held on to to the end to claim a fortunate history making victory.
The Flyers did themselves proud and deserved a lot more from the game to which as the saying goes, You don’t always get what you deserve in football!
We would like to thank everyone @ Histon Football Club for the superb hospitality shown and would like to wish them the very best in the last 16 against Northwich Victoria.