FA Cup Preliminary Round – Saturday 24th August
Bridon Ropes 2-7 Chichester City
0-1 – Scott Jones – 5mins
0-2 – Gicu Iordache – 15mins
0-3 – Scott Jones – 35mins
0-4 – Kaleem Haitham – 39mins
0-5 – Gicu Iordache – 53mins
1-5 – Nathan Simpson – 60mins
1-6 – Callum Overton – 63mins
2-6 – Liam Donaldson – 80mins
2-7 – Kaleem Haitham – 90mins
Chichester Observer Match Summary
Chichester City are in the hat for Monday’s FA Cup first qualifying round draw after a superb 7-2 win away to Bridon Ropes in south-east London.
City took control of the preliminary round tie from the start and were ahead on five minutes through Scott Jones. Gicu Iordache doubled the lead on 15 minutes before Jones netted for a second time just after the half-hour.
Kaleem Haitham made it 4-0 before the break and it was game over for Miles Rutherford’s men, but their fine form in front of goal continued after the break.
Iordache made it five but Nathan Simpson pulled one back for Ropes just before the hour. Callum Overton restored the five-gopal margin then Liam Donaldson pulled it back to 6-2 but Haitham’s second in injury time meant it finished 7-2 in front of a crowd of 92.