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Droitwich Spa Football Club
Alcester Town
L Bridges (1', 9'), J Allerton (71')
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Sat 4 Nov 15:00 - Cup Attendance 52

Droitwich Spa 3-0 Alcester Town

Saltmen progress thanks to two early goals

A Louis Bridges double within the opening ten minutes paved the way for the Saltmen's progression into the Quarter Final of the Les James Challenge Cup.

Just 30 seconds were on the clock when almost straight from kick off, the ball was worked down the right hand side where Andy Crowther's cross fell to the front-man who took a touch and finished clinically passed the helpless Turner in the visiting goal.

It was 2-0 to the hosts before 10 minutes had passed - Bridges closed down 'keeper Turner after a short back-pass, and Turner's clearance ricocheted off Bridges and in to the net.

However, the scoreline at the break, whilst looking comfortable for the hosts, was anything but.
Alcester had the lions share of possession, looking very composed on the ball and missed several gilt-edged chances while Droitwich were content to defend and, in truth, struggled to get out of their own half.

Former Fairfield man Stuart Hall, Lewis Marston, Lewis Fathers and the impressive Jamie Bailey all missed the target, and barring the odd occasion, matt oliver in the Spa goal was seldom troubled.

The second half continued in a similar fashion, but Town were having a lot less joy getting forward and any hint of danger was relatively easily snuffed out by the make-shift back line of Crowther, Hunt, Townley and Glover.

As the half wore on the visitors grew more tired - Burgess and Bridges both had half chances which did not trouble Turner, but Spa put the game to bed with 19 minutes to go - Brad Burgess's corner was met by the head of Jack Allerton for goal number three to send them into the Quarter Finals.

Louis Bridges

Player of the Match

Louis Bridges

Key moments

1:00
Goal Louis Bridges scores for Droitwich Spa Football Club
9:00
Goal Louis Bridges scores for Droitwich Spa Football Club
71:00
Goal Jack Allerton scores for Droitwich Spa Football Club

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Louis Bridges is awarded player of the match for Droitwich Spa Football Club
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
matt oliver keeps a clean sheet for Droitwich Spa Football Club
83:00 Sub Off
Jack Allerton is substituted off for Droitwich Spa Football Club
83:00 Sub On
Joe Mayo-Braiden is substituted on for Droitwich Spa Football Club
71:00 Goal 3 - 0
Jack Allerton scores for Droitwich Spa Football Club
71:00 Assist
Bradley Burgess makes an assist for Droitwich Spa Football Club
52:00 Sub Off
James Lemon is substituted off for Droitwich Spa Football Club
52:00 Sub On
Dan Cottrill is substituted on for Droitwich Spa Football Club
End of period 1
9:00 Goal 2 - 0
Louis Bridges scores for Droitwich Spa Football Club
1:00 Goal 1 - 0
Louis Bridges scores for Droitwich Spa Football Club
1:00 Assist
Andy Crowther makes an assist for Droitwich Spa Football Club
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  • Droitwich Spa Football Club
  • Alcester Town
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  • Louis Bridges Goal 1:00'
  • Andy Crowther Assist 1:00'
  • Louis Bridges Goal 9:00'
  • James Lemon Sub Off 52:00'
  • Dan Cottrill Sub On 52:00'
  • Jack Allerton Goal 71:00'
  • Bradley Burgess Assist 71:00'
  • Jack Allerton Sub Off 83:00'
  • Joe Mayo-Braiden Sub On 83:00'

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