PRESTWICH Heys exited the PlayerMatch.com First Division Cup when they went down 2-1 at Stone Old Alleynians on Saturday.

Heys started brightly against the North West Counties League First Division South side and had two chances in the first 10 minutes for striker Jack Coop.

As the half progressed the home side slowly began to take control of the game with a neat and tidy passing display making it difficult for the visitors.

Their possession finally turned into a goal on 27 minutes when out on the left, 18 yards out, Heys defender Jacob Wood slipped when trying to clear enabling Jordan Erdmann to intercept the ball and confidently shoot past Heys keeper Russell Saunders.

The remainder of the half was a scrappy affair until, on the stroke of half time, Heys put together a neat passage of play to equalise.

Coop gained possession in the middle of the park to put Heys wide man Anthony Hall through a gap and he slotted past Alcock to send the sides in level at the break.

After the interval, both sides had chances but frustration grew for Heys and on 72 minutes, captain Jacob Wood was sent to the sin bin for the mandatory 10-minute spell.

Stone were now pressing for the winner, looking to capitalise on the advantage of the extra man but Heys were still in the contest and substitute Will Shawcross shot agonisingly wide.

But, on 85 minutes, a ball high into a crowded Heys penalty box, found the head of Oliver Davies, six yards out, and he sent his effort past Saunders into the net

Heys upped a gear in the closing minutes with Rio Wilson Heyes breaking down the left but he took one to many touches when a shot on goal was possible.

Then, in the 89th minute, Shelton Payne had a great chance to grab a draw but his shot sailed over the bar.

Heys are at home to Holker Old Boys on Saturday in First Division North, kick off 3pm.