Redditch United 1st Team - Match centre

Stratford Town
Redditch United
Fry (32'), Francis (64'), Grocott (82', 85' Pen)
Full time
S Weir-Daly (67'), O Pendley (1')
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 17-18 Attendance 326

Lacklustre Display Ends This Season's FA Cup Adventure

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Having won our first FA Cup tie in six years up at Lincoln United, we will have to wait another season before getting the chance to put a cup run together.

Having been held to a goalless draw at Stratford in the league just two weeks earlier, we knew this was a tough draw and so it turned out with the home side restricting us to just a handful of chances.

The warning signs were there right from the start with former Redditch striker Edwin Ahenkorah hitting the upright after just eight minutes before keeper Ethan Ross was called on to keep out a Dan Summerfield strike.

Stratford’s pressure finally told on 32 minutes when Summerfield’s cross was only half cleared and midfielder James Fry fired into the far corner from 25 yards.

Pauly Apostolopoulos let fly with a powerful 20-yard that home keeper Louis Connor did well to push over the bar and Dior Angus whipped an effort across the face of goal early in the second period.

But it was the home side who added to the scoreline with a good goal on 64 minutes, Will Grocott’s free-kick picking out Liam Francis who controlled the ball before placing his shot beyond keeper Ross.

Spencer Weir-Daly gave us hope with a goal from 12 yards soon after but two goals in the final stages as Redditch pushed for the equaliser eased Stratford into the third qualifying round.

A quick counter-attack saw Jazz Luckie cross for Grocott to turn the ball over the line on 82 minutes and the same player then completed the scoring from the spot three minutes later after Gui Mailancol had pulled back Mike Taylor.

Reds MOM: Ethan Ross

Key moments

1:00
Goal Orrin Pendley scores for Redditch United
32:00
Goal Fry scores for Stratford Town
64:00
Goal Francis scores for Stratford Town
67:00
Goal Spencer Weir-Daly scores for Redditch United
82:00
Goal Grocott scores for Stratford Town
85:00
Scored Penalty Grocott scores a penalty for Stratford Town

Highlights

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90:00 Yellow Card
Danico Johnson is yellow carded for Redditch United
90:00 Yellow Card
Marcel Simpson is yellow carded for Redditch United
90:00 Player of the Match
Ethan Ross is awarded player of the match for Redditch United
85:00 Scored Penalty 4 - 2
Grocott scores a penalty for Stratford Town
82:00 Goal 3 - 2
Grocott scores for Stratford Town
67:00 Goal 2 - 2
Spencer Weir-Daly scores for Redditch United
64:00 Goal 2 - 1
Francis scores for Stratford Town
End of period 1
32:00 Goal 1 - 1
Fry scores for Stratford Town
1:00 Yellow Card
Nathan Fox is yellow carded for Redditch United
1:00 Goal 0 - 1
Orrin Pendley scores for Redditch United
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As it happened

  • Stratford Town
  • Redditch United
  • 0
  • Nathan Fox Yellow Card 1:00'
  • Orrin Pendley Goal 1:00'
  • Fry Goal 32:00'
  • Francis Goal 64:00'
  • Spencer Weir-Daly Goal 67:00'
  • Grocott Goal 82:00'
  • Grocott Scored Penalty 85:00'
  • Danico Johnson Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Marcel Simpson Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Ethan Ross Player of the Match 90:00'

Team selection

Stratford Town
  • 1. Connor
  • 2. Summerfield
  • 3. Hancocks
  • 4. Gallimagh
  • 5. Recci
  • 6. Francis
  • 7. Marsden
  • 8. Fry
  • 9. Ahenkorah
  • 10. Grocott
  • 11. Strphens
  • 12. Evans
  • 13. not used
  • 14. Taylor
  • 15. Luckie
  • 16. Thomas
  • 17. Bako

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