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CARSHALTON ATHLETIC 2 WOKING 1 (A.E.T.)

Dennis North - 10th October 2007

FA Youth Cup Second Qualifying Round
Wednesday 10th October 2007

This promised to be an tough fixture and the game certainly lived up to expectations.

Unfortunately the defensive frailties that were demonstrated in the previous round were evident again as the Woking Youth team were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup.

The two errors that led to the goals were unfortunate as in the main the Woking back line performed well.

This was an entertaining albeit ultimately disappointing game in which Carshalton never allowed Woking to settle. Woking created good goal scoring opportunities in particular Ricardo Williams and Laith Aldoori will be disappointed that they did not take their chances when presented.

Carshalton went 1-0 up just before half time to a bizarre goal as a looping slow motion effort squeezed in off the far post after Woking had plenty of time to clear the ball.

Woking came back strongly in the second half and following some good work from Charlie Turnball and Alex Lumley the ball was crossed into the box for Luke Whiteman to level the scores.

Full time Carshalton 1 Woking 1

Just two minutes into the first period of extra time Daniel Sintim at centre half was caught in possession and the Carshalton forward stole the ball and managed to steer the ball past Barry Macwilliam in goal. Woking had chances to level the scores but it was Carshalton that progress into the next round.

Man of the Match : Had Laith Aldoori scored when given the opportunity perhaps he would have been in the frame; Barry Macwilliam made two outstanding saves between the posts but was also partly culpable in conceding the first goal; so the man of the match award goes to someone who demonstrated a consistency of performance throughout.

MOTM: Justin Clayton


Squad: Barry Macwilliam, Adam Gatcum, Miles Mitchell, Justin Clayton, Daniel Sintim, Charlie Turnball, Luke Baker, Luke Whiteman, Ricardo Williams, Sam Robinson, Laith Aldoori.

Subs used: Gavin Miller, Alex Lumley, Grant Edgecock.

Subs not used: Chris Dean, Ashley Lloyd.
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