Westfields 1 – Edwards
Worksop Town 3 – Redford (pen), Smythe, Hinsley
WESTFIELDS BOW OUT OF THE FA CUP
Westfields sadly went out of the FA Cup First Round Qualifying when they were beaten 3-1 at home last night by visiting Northern Premier League side Worksop Town.
Worksop proved to be a tough, strong, aggressive, powerful side and recovered from Westfields’ early goal to record a 3-1 victory at allpay.park.
However, it was Westfields who opened up the game in a very strong fashion when Joel Edwards burst through the visitors’ defence in only the 3rd minute but his shot cleared the crossbar.
However, Edwards redeemed himself in the 8th minute when he put Westfields ahead with a superb strike from outside the penalty area to surprise the visitors with a cracking opening goal.
However, Worksop Town were soon back in the game and Steve Sarkodie twice took high crosses under pressure in the Westfields goal.
However, the visitors drew level in the 33rd minute when Paul Hurrell was adjudged to have tackled from behind and the visitors equalised from the penalty spot when Vaughan Redford converted the penalty kick.
Five minutes later Worksop Town took the lead when fullback Connor Smythe raced down the left-hand side and hit a fine left-foot shot into the far corner to put the visitors ahead and then right on the stroke of half time Luke Hinsley beat the Westfields offside trap to race through and fire across the diving Steve Sarkodie to give Worksop a 3-1 interval lead.
After the break Worksop’s strong tackling gave Westfields very little opportunity to get back into the game despite both wingers Dan Stoneman and Sid Grant trying to create openings.
The game became untidy and littered with free kicks and a number of players received yellow cautions and in the 80th minute Emmanuel Bam was sent off along with Connor Smythe for a tangle which resulted in both players getting red cards.
Westfields tried immensely hard to get back into the game but the Worksop big, strong, powerful defence stood firm whilst Westfields at the back also gave a good strong display.
Westfields now go forward with 2 further away games in the Hellenic League Premier Division when on Saturday they visit Easington Sports, kick-off 3pm at Banbury, and then next Tuesday visit local rivals Lydney Town, away, kick-off 7.45pm at Lydney.
|September 22, 2020||7:45 pm||FA Cup First Round Qualifying||2020 / 2021||90'|