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Marlow FC
Ashford Town (Middx)
C Ovenden (75' Sent Off)
Full time
Sat 16 Sep 15:00 - Cup Attendance 161

Disappointing performance sees FA Emirates Cup exit.

Below-par Blues fall to league rivals

Once again the Blues suffered from suspensions sustained from recent matches with the 3 from last Saturday's trip to Dunstable joining Kelvin Bossman in sitting out the match and with Richard Witt also unavailable it was a somewhat unfamiliar line-up that took to the field in this Second Qualifying Round tie - the further that the club had progressed in the competition since the heady days of the early 1990's.
The visitors started the brighter and the first real chance of the tie fell to them in the 8th minute when Jack Beadle cut in from the left but blasted way over Oneal Garnes' goal.
They were almost made to pay dearly for failing to take this early chance as the pace of Isaac Osei-Tutu was seen at the other end as he shrugged off a challenge from Joe Green to advance into the Ashford area but with only keeper Tyler Tobin ahead of him lifted the ball over the bar as he tried to place it into the far top corner. The Ashford defender having fallen awkwardly in the challenge needed a stretcher to leave the field and having waited a considerable time for an ambulance to arrive eventually was taken by car to hospital - we wish hi well for a quick and complete recovery.
Shortly after the necessary delay the visitors took the lead when a move down their right into space was followed by a blocked shot which was then hit back into the net by Beadle. It could have been 2 just 9 minutes later when Dan Fleming found himself clean through with only Garnes between him and the goal but a weak chip was straight into the hands of the Marlow keeper.
In the remaining minutes of the half Marlow rarely threatened an equaliser other that a bit of trickery from Jordan Brown followed by a pass just too far ahead of Charlie Samuel for him to reach in the Ashford area and then a weak shot from Jordan in the 43rd minute with the visitors finishing the half with Mark Bitmead seizing on a poor clearance but firing wide from a good position.
The second period started in the worst way possible with Bitmead making up for his earlier miss by collecting a rebound and finding the net with his second effort just 2 minutes in, before a period of stalemate followed with little threat of a score at either end. What was particularly evident was the performance of the referee during this time with Marlow seemingly penalised on many occasions for reasons only known to him. During this time Chris Ovenden received a yellow card that was quickly followed by another and then the inevitable red for requesting a less -one-sided view of things and so once again the Blues found themselves outnumbered on the field of play. And once again the Blues played on and kept the opposition at bay although this came as a result of a superb save by Garnes to deny a fierce drive at the cost of a corner and a couple of failures by the visitors to take advantage of 1-on-1 situations.

Key moments

75:00
Red Card Chris Ovenden is sent off for Marlow FC

Highlights

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76:00 Sub Off
Jordan Brown is substituted off for Marlow FC
76:00 Sub On
Luke Farrugia is substituted on for Marlow FC
76:00 Sub Off
Curtis Chapple is substituted off for Marlow FC
76:00 Sub On
Channing Campbell-Young is substituted on for Marlow FC
75:00 Yellow Card
Calum Gallimore is yellow carded for Marlow FC
75:00 Yellow Card
Chris Ovenden is yellow carded for Marlow FC
75:00 Yellow Card
Chris Ovenden is yellow carded for Marlow FC
75:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Chris Ovenden is sent off for Marlow FC
64:00 Sub Off
Allen Bossman is substituted off for Marlow FC
64:00 Sub On
Kameron English is substituted on for Marlow FC
End of period 1
33:00 Yellow Card
Curtis Chapple is yellow carded for Marlow FC
30:00 Yellow Card
Jordan Brown is yellow carded for Marlow FC
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Marlow FC
  • Ashford Town (Middx)
  • 0
  • Jordan Brown Yellow Card 30:00'
  • Curtis Chapple Yellow Card 33:00'
  • Allen Bossman Sub Off 64:00'
  • Kameron English Sub On 64:00'
  • Calum Gallimore Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Chris Ovenden Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Chris Ovenden Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Chris Ovenden Red Card 75:00'
  • Jordan Brown Sub Off 76:00'
  • Luke Farrugia Sub On 76:00'
  • Curtis Chapple Sub Off 76:00'
  • Channing Campbell-Young Sub On 76:00'

Team selection

Garnes, Oneal Garnes, Oneal
Chapple, Curtis Chapple, Curtis
Gallimore, Calum Gallimore, Calum
Osei-Tutu, Isaac Osei-Tutu, Isaac
Lee-Brown, Jordan Lee-Brown, Jordan
Kerrigan, Jack Kerrigan, Jack
Bossman, Allen Bossman, Allen
Bell, Junaid Bell, Junaid
Samuel, Charlie Samuel, Charlie
Brown, Jordan Brown, Jordan
Ovenden, Chris Ovenden, Chris

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