Stansfeld 6-1 Crockenhill

Tuesday 11th February

Hospital Charity Cup Quarter Final 

Foxbury Avenue

Stansfeld 6-1 Crockenhill

Att- 40

Match Report from Ian Murphy

Stansfeld started this one brightly and could have been 2-0 up inside the opening 5 minutes, but went ahead from a well hit free kick in the 6th minute, taken by Sam Ryan.



Despite continuous pressure the SCEFL 1 hosts had to wait til the 33rd minute to add to their lead. A scruffy one that in the era of goal line technology has become very rare. The original shot hit the bar, bounced off the line and then went in off the post. The lino positioned himself on the goal line so I’d trust his judgement despite prolonged protests from the Crocks who were certain it didn’t go in. Macey Malyon was credited with the goal.

The Crocks started the second half brightly and could have pulled one back before effectively handing Stansfeld the game, giving away a penalty which was slotted home by Billy Shinners.

Within minutes the Crocks had scored a consolation, after a majestic save from the Stansfeld keeper saw them win a corner. Another save then fell straight to a striker who fired home.

It was 4-1 within three minutes as another Sam Ryan free kick got past the wall, this one driven low in to the bottom right. Keeper was never getting to it.

In the 83rd minute Joe Minter (who played at Sevenoaks when I was their programme editor nine years ago) pulled out the best goal I’ve seen this season, striking from 25 yards over the keeper to make it 5-1.

Before the end their was time for Rob Hughes to get a goal that his performance deserved, as a perfect through ball released him down the left, and as he reached the box fired home for 6-1.

A superb display from the SCEFL 1 promotion outsiders, who showed the gulf in class between steps 6 and 7. Positives for the Crocks though, as they kept plugging away. Need to learn to keep their mouths shut though as a different ref would have sent more than 1 to the sin bin.

M.O.M- Rob Hughes. Creative, a constant threat and showed great composure throughout the game.






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