Borough win through to next round of FA Cup
Borough continue their impressive form in FA competitions as they go through to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup thanks to a goal by Paul Vines
Borough are through to the 2nd Qualifying Round of the FA Cup and are the last club left in the competition from the Southern Counties East League. The draw on Monday is eagerly awaited by all at the club to see who our opponents will be on Saturday 27th September
Greenwich Borough FC v Chessington and Hook United FC
FA Cup First Round Qualifying
13 September 2014
Report filed by Stewart Marlow
A minutes silence before the game was observed to mark the passing of David Whyte a former player from Greenwich Borough who went on to play for Charlton Athletic, Crystal Palace, Ipswich Town, Bristol Rovers and Southend United.
The Boro were starting this game on the back of two massive wins in the FA Cup and FA Vase and were keen to demonstrate to the crowd of 119 that they were now playing a type of football that Jenko and his management team have been working hard to deliver.
Chessy kicked off and straight away made an attack down the right and shoot, Holloway calmly takes the ball and distributes immediately Boro have the ball and Danny Young is taken down by Ade Oketoki a crude tackle (not a cynical one) which results in a free kick.
10 minutes in and Boro continue to put pressure on the Chessy Defence Lewis Wood jinking trough the defence and passing a low ball across the 18 yard box, Chessy clear only to give away yet another free kick , Chris Edwards delivers a high ball over wall on the 18 yard box Keeper flaps and collects ball on second attempt , yet more pressure from Boro on the defence resulting in a corner. Frankie Beal delivers a great cross Danny Young rises, heads but goes over the bar.
Chessy pass the long ball from the back and try to get their wingers involved but both Chris Edwards and Gary Borrowdale break down these attacks .
Boro break from the back a superb long cross by Gary Borrowdale picks up Frankie Beale who pases to Chris Saunders who passes to Billy Bennett , looks up and shoots , ball flys over bar , Boro are putting the pressure on the Mid Field and the Chessy defence .
Boro are awarded yet another free kick,Frankie Beal strikes a low accurate pass which Gary Alexander Heads just wide.
Chessy clear the ball, Gary Alexander intercepts high cross ball which Chris Saunders rises to head, over the bar 20 minutes into the game and Boro have had Four good chances on goal but the score remains 0-0
Chessy are starting to get into the game and break once again down the right Danny Phillips keeps pace with Mathew ELLIS who gets frustrated and pulls Phillips Shirt, yet another free kick to Boro, this game is becoming one free kick after the other and the opposition travelling support are letting the officials know.
With 4 minutes to half time Boro start another attack once again the mid field interplay between Danny Phillips, and Chris Saunders sets up Chris Saunders for a shot , it looks as if it’s a goal to Boro ! no just wide the ref blows for half time 0-0
Second Half .
Boro kick off and straight away are in the attack two attempts on goal in the first 5 minutes.
Chessy have ball and attacking a low strike on target but Craig Holloway deals with comfortably.
Free kicks continue with Chris Saunders being brought down just out side of the 18 yard box, once again more of a crude tackle rather than synical. frustration starting to creep into the game
Boro sub bringing on Joe Vines replacing Frankie Beale , JV straight into the Action clearing the Ball with a powerful header .
Boro press again and a constructive piece of team play by Chris Saunders-Danny Phillis feed the ball to Paul Vines who swerves pass a couple of defenders and without looking up strikes the ball with such a cool head and composure and bang the ball hits the back of the net ,GOAL !!
(Goal Boro on 67 minutes )
Cheesy, to their credit continue to attack and the pressure is on the Boro defence
Boro settle down and break down the right a high ball is picked up by Paul Vines Chessy keeper comes to collect and collides with Vines who goes down clutching his back, Free Kick Chessy !
75 minutes and the game has gone quite the 1 goal looks as if that’s all that’s going to come from this game of free kicks, but then Paul Vines is away with the ball again and hits a great shot keeper makes a good save , the Chessy keeper has kept his team in this game .
Boro Sub Aaron DAY on for Danny Phillips
Chessy have a period of continuous pressure but nothing comes of it Chessy make a double substitution both taking up attacking position , Chessy certainly are not giving up .
The last 10 minutes which included 6 mins + extra sees the Chessy keeper working hard to keep out the continuous Boro pressure
Boro sub Steve Jerrom for Lewis Wood
Steve Jerrom links well with Paul Vines and shows energy both going forward and tracking back a good 10 minutes for the U18
Last minute drama . Assistant Referee flags for fowl by Chris Edwards on Jimmy Hearne .Free Kick , Boro deal with it and the referee blows for full time .
Boro showed composure and a style of play that is improving game on game.
Through to the next round on the 27 September with the draw being made on Monday 15th September .