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THE BUILDBASE FA VASE FINAL
SUNDAY 19th MAY 2019
CHERTSEY TOWN 3-1 CRAY VALLEY PM
After Extra Time
Cray Valley came close to glory but ended up as FA Vase runners-up after extra-time heartbreak against Chertsey Town.
The Millers leave the SCEFL as Champions and should be extremely proud of their incredible season despite defeat under the arch today.
Chertsey had the first opportunity of the game but Danny Smith dealt well with the ball from Dale Binns. Liam Hickey then blocked from Lubomir Guentchev before Hickey had Cray's first attempt when blasting over the bar from range.
Kevin Lisbie almost got on the scoresheet when meeting Ryan Flack's cross before Gavin Tomlin turned his man inside out before failing to make his creativity count.
At the other end Jake Baxter saw his overhead kick go over the bar before Andy Walker saved well from a Guentchev free-kick.
The Millers soon took the lead. In the 36th minute Tomlin beat his defender and drove into the box before sliding the ball between the keeper and his near post. Cue celebrations from the Cray Valley section as our SCEFL side had the lead.
The advantage lasted for just three minutes. From a corner, Sam Flegg headed against the post before putting away the rebound. The sides went into the break level.
Chances came at both ends throughout the second half with Lisbie and Tomlin giving the Chertsey defence a busy afternoon while at the other end the side from Surrey were always a threat from set-pieces.
The game was nearly settled in the final of the rgular 90 minutes when firstly Peacock sliced a shot wide for the Curfews before the impressive Anthony Edgar rattled the crossbar with almost the last kick of the game following a smart team move.
We now had another half-hour to play and it was Chertsey that would step on and win the game in this period.
The Curfews were awarded a penalty in the 105th minute when Cem Tumkaya brought down Guentchev on the edge of the box. The referee decided it was inside so pointed to the spot from where Baxter scored, despite Walker diving the correct way.
With Cray now committing players forward to try and find a way back into the game gaps were left at the back and Cherstey were able to exploit that in the dying stages with Quincy Rowe finishing well to seal the game.
A brave effort had ultimately fallen short as Cray Valley had to settle for just the one trophy in their centenary year but it was the one they had wanted most and now they leave the SCEFL as our Champions.
Chertsey: Jupp, Welch-Turner, MacLaren (Taylor 79mins), Peacock, Rowe, Guentchev, Baxter (Pomroy 118mins), Murphy, Binns (Jackson 97mins), Driver (Crossley 84mins), Flegg. Subs not used: Gallifent, Kinsella, Bennell.
Cray Valley: Walker, Smith, Hickey, Sains (Willock 112mins), Tumkaya (Potter 106mins), Edgar, Semakula, Tomlin, Lisbie (Babalola 100mins), Flack (James 73mins), Gayle. Subs not used: Ibrahim, Myers, Dawson.
FA Vase Final
Cray Valley PM 1-3 Chertsey Town
After Extra Time
Wembley Stadium - 19th May 2019 - 12:15pm K.O
Semi Finals - Second Leg
Canterbury City 1-1 Cray Valley PM (1-2 on Agg)
Chertsey Town 0-0 Northwich Victoria (Chertsey win on pens)
Semi Finals - First Leg
Cray Valley PM 1-0 Canterbury City
Northwich Victoria 1-1 Chertsey Town
Quarter Finals - Saturday 23rd / Sunday 24th February 2019
Canterbury City 2-1 Biggleswade
Willand Rovers 1-3 Cray Valley PM
West Auckland 0-2 Chertsey Town
Northwich Victoria 3-1 Sholing (AET)
Fifth Round - Saturday 2nd February 2019
Cray Valley PM 3-1 Abbey Rangers
Canterbury City 2-1 Leicester Nirvana
Fourth Round - Saturday 5th / Sunday 6th January 2019
Bearsted 1-2 Abbey Rangers (AET)
Canterbury City 3-2 Newport Pagnell Town
Cray Valley PM 3-1 Baffins Milton Rovers
Third Round - Saturday 1st December 2018
Bearsted 3-2 Steyning Town Community (AET)
Sheppey United 0-4 Cray Valley PM
Canterbury City 1-0 Southall (AET)
Erith Town 1-2 Windsor
Second Round Proper - Saturday 3rd November 2018
Abbey Rangers 5-0 Lordswood
Kensington Borough 0-3 Erith Town
AFC Croydon Athletic 1-2 AFC Uckfield Town
Spelthorne Sports 1-2 Sheppey United
Badshot Lea 0-7 Cray Valley PM
Crowborough Athletic 0-4 Eastbourne Town
Corinthian 2-4 Canterbury City
Bearsted 1-0 Newhaven
Southall 1-0 Chatham Town
First Round Proper - Saturday 13th October 2018
Sidlesham 0-2 Chatham Town
Sheppey United 4-0 East Preston
Wick 0-3 Lordswood
Corinthian 3-2 Deal Town
Bearsted 3-0 Beckenham Town
Canterbury City 2-1 Saltdean United
AFC Croydon Athletic 3-0 Fareham Town
St Panteleimon A-A Cray Valley PM
Bedfont & Feltham 1-2 Erith Town
Newhaven 2-1 Rusthall
Tunbridge Wells 0-2 AFC Uckfield Town
St Panteleimon 1-3 Cray Valley PM
Second Round Qualifying - Saturday 15th September 2018
Redhill 2-1 Forest Hill Park
Steyning Town 1-1 Punjab United (Steyning win 9-8 on pens)
AFC Varndeanians 0-2 Canterbury City
Cray Valley (PM) 2-0 Hailsham Town
St Francis Rangers 0-6 Lordswood
SC Thamesmead 0-1 Banstead Athletic
Tunbridge Wells 1-1 Bridon Ropes
Guildford City 0-2 Rusthall
AC London 2-3 Erith Town
Selsey 0-2 Bearsted
Chatham Town 5-1 Camberley Town
Corinthian 3-0 Glebe
Sheppey United 5-3 Seaford Town
K Sports 1-4 Deal Town
AFC Croydon Athletic 5-2 Lingfield
Bridon Ropes 0-1 Tunbridge Wells
First Round Qualifying - Saturday 1 September 2018
Colliers Wood United 3-1 Stansfeld
Croydon 2-3 Little Common
Sutton Athletic 1-2 Cray Valley (PM)
Hassocks 0-2 K Sports
St Francis Rangers 3-1 FC Elmstead
Billingshurst 0-3 Tunbridge Wells
Lordswood 2-0 Fire United Christian
Meridian VP 0-1 Southwick
Erith Town 5-0 Arundel
Lewisham Borough 1-2 Broadbridge Heath
Kent Football United 2-3 Steyning Town Community
SC Thamesmead 4-3 Midhurst & Eastbourne United
AFC Croydon Athletic 4-1 Worthing United
AFC Uckfield Town 2-0 Hollands & Blair
Glebe 3-0 Loxwood
Lydd Town 1-2 Punjab United
Snodland Town 2-3 Newhaven
Erith & Belvedere 1-3 Rusthall
Fisher 4-4 Corinthian
Bearsted 4-1 Bexhill United
Sheppey United 3-1 Balham
Langney Wanderers 0-2 Canterbury City
Redhill 2-0 Holmesdale
Guildford City 4-0 Rochester United
Corinthian 3-2 Fisher
For the full fixtures from the FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round please view here
Beckenham Town will enter the tournament in the First Round proper.
Crowborough Athletic will enter in the Second Round proper.
Fourth Round Proper - Saturday 5 January 2019
Fifth Round Proper - Saturday 2 February 2019
Sixth Round Proper - Saturday 23 February 2019
Semi Final 1 - Saturday 16 March 2019
Semi Final 2 - Saturday 23 March 2019
Final - Sunday 19 May 2019