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Harrowby United
St Andrews
J Carta (61'), B Holden (75'), S Grouse (89')
Full time
Sat 23 Sep 15:00 - Cup

Arrows March On In FA Vase.

Harrowby United 4 St Andrews 1.

Harrowby United welcomed St Andrews, from the Aylestone area of Leicester, to Dickens Road for an FA Vase second round qualifying round tie on a pleasant Saturday afternoon. The visitors, this season moved across to the United Counties League Premier Division from the Midland Football League have had a mixed start to the season lying towards the lower end of the division.
The ‘Saints’ started the game brightly and a move down the right in the second minute brought the games first scoring opportunity as the ball was moved inside to Mason Brown who wasted the chance, shooting over the bar in a good position. The visitors then enjoyed a period of good possession but failed to turn it into chances until the twenty second minute when a through ball found Kurtes Whyte out wide who played a low cross into the penalty area which caused indecision in the Arrows defence. The ball found it’s way to Ennis Fyffe who curled a shot inches past the right hand post.
Only a minute later Harrowby created their first chance when a long ball forward was bravely headed forward by Richemone Sylla who took a kick to the head but ran onto the ball and fired a shot narrowly wide.
Saints took the lead just before the half hour mark when Harrowby again conceded possession cheaply in midfield and the ball was played out to the right. The low cross that followed was picked up by by Lewis Hill just inside the penalty area and he fired a low right foot shot into the net giving Arrows custodian Sam Andrew no chance.
St Andrews ended the half in the ascendancy, Hill bringing a good save from Andrew who pushed away a shot from the edge of the box. Two minutes from the break Kyrie Foster out paced Arrows full back Felix Hogg before crossing for Brown who was denied a goal by a superb block tackle from Tawanda Bilson at the expense of a corner.
Both sides huffed and puffed at the start of the second half without creating anything clear cut. As the hour mark approached Saints Daniel Kitching fired in a shot that was pushed away by Andrew for a corner. Debutant Jurelle Phillip replaced Joe Briers for the Arrows and the change immediately inspired an equalizer. Harrowby played a dangerous ball into the penalty area which the visitors failed to clear and Joel Carta took advantage to fire a rasping right foot shot through a crowd of players and into the net.
The leveller took the stuffing out of a tired looking St Andrews and they conceded a second in the sixty fourth minute when Glyn Cotton, supporting the attack from midfield, found space in the penalty area to slot the ball past Liam Richards in goal for the Saints although the keeper will be disappointed not to have done better as the shot was very close to him. From this point it was all Harrowby and Cotton brought a smart save from Richards, diving low to his left in the sixty seventh minute. Five minutes later a poor back pass from Fyffe was intercepted by Arrows Sam Grouse who took the ball on before his low shot was saved by Richards at his near post.
Harrowby’s third goal arrived after seventy five minutes when a long ball forward was flicked on by substitute Luke Peberdy to a suspiciously offside looking Grouse. The Arrows livewire raced in on goal and fired a low shot which was parried by Richards but knocked into the net by Bruno Holden from the edge of the six yard box.
With a minute left on the clock Harrowby added a fourth when a long ball forward was chased down by Holden who retrieved the ball out wide and dragged it back to Grouse who smashed the ball home to secure victory for the Arrows.
In the end it was an emphatic win for the Harrowby after a much improved second half performance which was rewarded with a place in the next round away ay Rugby Town.
Harrowby United:- Sam Andrew, John Currall, Felix Hogg, Tawanda Bilson, Ash Miles (c), Joe Briers (Jurelle Phillip 60), Joel Carta, Glyn Cotten, Richemone Sylla (Luke Peberdy 69), Bruno Holden (Joe Wroughton 89), Sam Grouse.
Sub not used:- Jack Whyley.

Key moments

Goal Joel Carta scores for Harrowby United
Goal Bruno Holden scores for Harrowby United
Goal Sam Grouse scores for Harrowby United

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90:00 Sub Off
Bruno Holden is substituted off for Harrowby United
90:00 Sub On
Joe Wroughton is substituted on for Harrowby United
89:00 Goal 3 - 0
Sam Grouse scores for Harrowby United
75:00 Goal 2 - 0
Bruno Holden scores for Harrowby United
69:00 Sub On
Luke Peberdy is substituted on for Harrowby United
69:00 Sub Off
Richemone Sylla is substituted off for Harrowby United
61:00 Goal 1 - 0
Joel Carta scores for Harrowby United
60:00 Sub On
Jurelle Phillip is substituted on for Harrowby United
60:00 Sub Off
Joe Briers is substituted off for Harrowby United
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As it happened

  • Harrowby United
  • St Andrews
  • 0
  • Jurelle Phillip Sub On 60:00'
  • Joe Briers Sub Off 60:00'
  • Joel Carta Goal 61:00'
  • Luke Peberdy Sub On 69:00'
  • Richemone Sylla Sub Off 69:00'
  • Bruno Holden Goal 75:00'
  • Sam Grouse Goal 89:00'
  • Joe Wroughton Sub On 90:00'
  • Bruno Holden Sub Off 90:00'

Team selection

Andrew, Sam Andrew, Sam
Currall, John Currall, John
Bilson, Twanda Bilson, Twanda
Briers, Joe Briers, Joe
Miles, Ashley Miles, Ashley
Hogg, Felix Hogg, Felix
Sylla, Richemone Sylla, Richemone
Cotton, Glyn Cotton, Glyn
Grouse, Sam Grouse, Sam
Holden, Bruno Holden, Bruno
Carta, Joel Carta, Joel


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