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Punjab United 0-1 Broadbridge Heath

Punjab United 0-1 Broadbridge Heath

By Andrew Crisp
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Never Lost a Match Yet When LIVE on TV.


Broadbridge Heath advanced to the FA Cup preliminary round after defeating South East Counties Premier side Punjab United 1-0 away from home.

The game was televised live by the BBC and started off with both teams trying to keep the ball on the deck and play football but struggling against the tricky windy conditions at the ground in Gravesend.

The deadlock was broken just before the break, a wind assisted free kick from the right was played in to the penalty area by Tom Howard-Bold, under pressure from Marlon Maxwell the goalkeeper Joe Hagan did well to push the ball up against the bar but his efforts were in vain as it came back off the cross bar and with Marlon Maxwell putting the defenders under pressure it came off George Goodwin into the goal.

The second half started off just as hotly contested as the first with Punjab striker Adgronmu testing Conor Evento with a strike from outside the area. Punjab got another chance on 72 minutes but the shot was a tame effort for Evento to get hold of.
Hagan was nearly caught out trying to take on Jamie Taylor at the edge of his own six yard box but managed to get away with it.
Punjab got a free kick in a promising position on 79 minutes but, again, Evento didn't have to move for the save.

In the final 10 minutes Heath had a great chance to make it two after a superb pass through the back four by Taylor, but Scott Weller could not get it under control and the ball ran through to a thankful Hagan.

In the closing minutes Straten Radclif had a golden chance on 89 minutes as the ball came over from the right hand side which wasn't dealt with by the Bears defenders, it came to him as he ran through on the left, but he rushed the shot as Evento watched it fly by his right post.

Deep into injury time the score should have been level when an unmarked Ayomide Masekounmi received the ball wide on the right of the Heath penalty area, he placed his shot wide of Evento but it came off the far post to safety but despite the pressure in the closing stages the Bears managed to hold on for their first ever win in th competition and they will now travel to Bostik League side Hastings United in the next round.

Team: Evento, Flack, Robinson (Watts 74), Maxwell, Tuck, Carney, Waddingham, Bold (Jones 90), Cousins, Taylor, Weller (Godfrey 85). Unused: Hull, Whiteley, Trigwell,

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Match details

Match date

Sat 10, Aug 2019

Kickoff

12:30

Attendance

217