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Hayes & Yeading United
Marlow FC
Full time
K English (50', 55', 81'), C Ovenden (87'), L Barney (90' Pen)
Tue 6 Feb 19:45 - Cup Attendance 94

11 goal thriller but Marlow end just short!

Valiant fightback from the Blues in second-half but game ends in quarter-final defeat.

It's not often that you see 11 goals in 90 minutes but this was one of those rare occasions and included a fighting come-back from Marlow who almost grabbed a draw at the very end.
With several players carrying knocks Manager Mark Bartley decided to rest them and included some new faces from the start with a couple also on the bench and with the home side taking the game to them early on it was not long before they were behind. Simon Grant had to be at full-stretch to push a header round his post in the 9th minute but 3 minutes later failed to hold a cross and the spilt ball fell into the path of Spyros Mentis who took advantage of the unguarded net to put the home side ahead.
Nine minutes after Hayes doubled their lead when Laste Dombaxe turned a low cross past Grant and the same player further added to the Marlow deficit in the 38th minute when finding the net yet again to make it 3-0.
On the stroke of half-time Kamaron English created and then failed to take a great chance to reduce the arrears but shot into the near side netting when well-placed.
Marlow started much brighter after the interval with Jay Welch forcing the me keeper to palme a well-hit shot over for a corner within minutes and this was followed very shortly by Kelvin Bossman driving in a fierce low cross from the right which was turned in by English to give the visitors a glimpse of hope. However this was soon to be extinguished as just 2 minutes later Hayes had the ball in the Marlow net through Scott Donnelly and it was 4-1.
Three minutes later and it got even worse as Duncan Culley took advantage of acres of space in the left back area and proceeded to slip the ball between Grant and his near post and the gap between the sides was increased to 4 goals. English managed to get the ball into the home goal again following a fine close passing movement that opened their defence to make in 5-2 - and once again the situation worsened still more as Chris Ovenden was adjudged to have tripped a home foreard in the area and Culey made it 6-2 from the resultant penalty in the 78th minute.
The remaining minutes could have seen a complete collapse but instead we witnessed a fightback that saw marlow score 3 times to put the frighteners on the home side.
Firstly substitute Curtis Chapple got along the left flank and crossed in low for English to touch in and it was 6-3 and he had somehow accumulated a hat-trick. Marlow continued to press and this time it was an English assist as Ovenden got the final touch from close-in to reduce the arrears even further at 6-4 and when Lee Barney was pulled down in the home area in the 90th minute he got up to stroke the resultant penalty in and make it 6-5 the few away supporters present were beginning to wonder whether they were about to see one of the really great escapes of all time - however it was not to be as time quickly ran out and so their favourites fell just short of taking this quarter-final to a penalty-shoot out.

Key moments

50:00
Goal Kameron English scores for Marlow FC
55:00
Goal Kameron English scores for Marlow FC
81:00
Goal Kameron English scores for Marlow FC
87:00
Goal Chris Ovenden scores for Marlow FC
90:00
Scored Penalty Lee Barney scores a penalty for Marlow FC

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Highlights

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90:00 Scored Penalty 0 - 5
Lee Barney scores a penalty for Marlow FC
87:00 Goal 0 - 4
Chris Ovenden scores for Marlow FC
81:00 Sub Off
Harry Laflin is substituted off for Marlow FC
81:00 Sub On
Max Bowles is substituted on for Marlow FC
81:00 Goal 0 - 3
Kameron English scores for Marlow FC
68:00 Sub Off
Jordace Holder-Spooner is substituted off for Marlow FC
68:00 Sub On
Jake Eshelby is substituted on for Marlow FC
60:00 Sub Off
Kelvin Bossman is substituted off for Marlow FC
60:00 Sub On
Curtis Chapple is substituted on for Marlow FC
55:00 Goal 0 - 2
Kameron English scores for Marlow FC
50:00 Goal 0 - 1
Kameron English scores for Marlow FC
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As it happened

  • Hayes & Yeading United
  • Marlow FC
  • 0
  • Kameron English Goal 50:00'
  • Kameron English Goal 55:00'
  • Kelvin Bossman Sub Off 60:00'
  • Curtis Chapple Sub On 60:00'
  • Jordace Holder-Spooner Sub Off 68:00'
  • Jake Eshelby Sub On 68:00'
  • Harry Laflin Sub Off 81:00'
  • Max Bowles Sub On 81:00'
  • Kameron English Goal 81:00'
  • Chris Ovenden Goal 87:00'
  • Lee Barney Scored Penalty 90:00'

Team selection

Grant, Simon Grant, Simon
Welch, Jay Welch, Jay
Ovenden, Chris Ovenden, Chris
English, Kameron English, Kameron
Salmon, Alex Salmon, Alex
Etienne, Fabian Etienne, Fabian
Bossman, Allen Bossman, Allen
Laflin, Harry Laflin, Harry
Barney, Lee Barney, Lee
Bossman, Kelvin Bossman, Kelvin
Holder-Spooner, Jordace Holder-Spooner, Jordace

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