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Westfields v Leamington

MATCH REPORT - Saturday, September 16, 2017

Westfields 0
Leamington 2 - Bishop 89, Thompson-Brown 90 pen

Attendance 365

WESTFIELDS’ FA CUP AGONY

Westfields came within 2 minutes of pulling off another FA Cup heroic result when they held National League side Leamington to a 0-0 draw with the clock ticking towards injury time.

However, right at the death Westfields conceded a free kick on the left-hand side when Matt Sysum was penalised and from the play which resulted the ball was crossed into the Westfields crowded penalty area and Colby Bishop headed powerfully into the roof of the net to give the visitors a last-minute lead.

Earlier in the game Westfields had produced a good workman-like performance, particularly in the first half when Craig Jones had a great opportunity to put Westfields ahead after Richard Greaves had been brought down by the visitors’ keeper but Jones’ weak penalty was easily saved by Tony Breeden in the Leamington goal.

Both sides had strong defences and Phil Glover (the Westfields captain) in particular did extremely well in keeping the back four together at Westfields as the two sides went in 0-0 at the break.

After the interval Leamington did come more into the game and James Mace came close to putting the visitors ahead when his cross/shot from the wing rattled the Westfields crossbar. 

However, in a grandstand finish Colby Bishop headed Leamington ahead and then deep into injury time Westfields’ defender Matt Sysum was penalised for holding back Colby Bishop in the box and was sent off and from the resultant penalty-kick Thompson Brown made it 2-0 from the spot to give Leamington the passage through to the Third Round Qualifying. 

Westfields gave a very good account of themselves against a team three leagues higher and the game attracted an attendance of 365.

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