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Page last updated at 10:52 GMT, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 11:52 UK

Eastleigh hero wins FA Cup award

Andy Forbes
3rd QR: Andy Forbes
2nd QR: Matt Townley
1st QR: Jack Pitcher

Eastleigh forward Andy Forbes has won the FA Cup "Player of the Round" award for the third qualifying round.

Forbes, an FA Vase winner with Winchester in 2004, fired a hat-trick in Eastleigh's 5-0 win over Clevedon.

The other contenders for the award were Workington's Craig Johnston, Gainsborough Trinity's Liam Needham and Paul Taylor of Vauxhall Motors.

Forbes joins previous winners Jack Pitcher and Matt Townley in the "Team of the FA Cup" for 2007/08.

He will also receive a VIP invitation to the 2008 FA Cup Final at Wembley on Saturday, 17 May 2008.

Fans can vote for their favourite player in each round on the FA's website.

As well as a VIP ticket, each of the 11 winners will receive a trophy and 500 worth of football equipment for a local school of his choice all courtesy of E.ON.

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