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Daisy Hill 0 Colne 2

Daisy Hill 0 Colne 2

By Daisy Hill FC
2 September
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No FA Cup joy for Daisy


Two first half goals set Colne on the way to victory in the FA Cup Extra Preliminary Qualifying Round tie at New Sirs.

In the first competitive game of the season, Daisy competed well against a team from two divisions above, and did create some chances, but overall the visitors deserved their win on the night.

Colne started on the front foot and came close to opening the scoring on 6 minutes, when Alex Samizadeh got on the end of a cross from Sam O’Halleron but steered his shot wide of the post.

However, Samizadeh did open the scoring six minutes later with a fine goal, a rasping 20 yarder into the top corner of the net that gave Cameron Allison in the Daisy goal no chance.

Daisy’s first chance of the evening arrived midway through the first half, when Matty Davison outpaced the Colne defence and fired in a shot that was palmed out by Colne keeper Hakan Burton into the path of Hensley Mills, whose follow up shot was deflected wide.

Mills was involved in Daisy’s next attack when he combined with Joe Mullarkey to set up a chance for the striker, but he curled his shot over the cross bar.

But Colne always looked threatening when they broke with pace on the counterattack, and they doubled their advantage on the stroke of half time.

A neat 1-2 between Charlie Russell and Tom Brown led to a cross being aimed at the back post, and Sam O’Halleron had the easy task of heading in Colne’s second goal from close range.

Seven minutes into the second half, Matty Davison almost pulled a goal back for Daisy when he pounced on slack play at the back from Colne and fired in a shot that was saved by Colne keeper Burton, and Davison’s follow up effort was blocked by a defender.

Both teams introduced substitutes as the game approached the midway point of the half, and Daisy’s Tom Jackson appeared to have a good shout for a penalty when he went tumbling in the box under a challenge but the referee waved play on.

The pace of the game dropped as the half wore on, but there were still chances being created at both ends.

With 15 minutes left Colne had the ball in the net when Aiden Chippendale turned the ball into the net after Allison had parried a shot from Reece Webb-Foster, but the goal was ruled out for offside.

Daisy kept going to the end, and substitute Danny Warburton had two late efforts on goal that missed the target.

But Colne’s defence held firm, and they saw the game out safely to book their place in the next round.

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