Wateringbury FC V KHFC - Saturday 10th September 2016
Wateringbury FC 2-2 KINGS HILL FC (AET 3-2)
2016/17 - CUP
Saturday 10th September 2016 14:00
Adam Ashton sponsored by JVA Consultancy Ltd (www.vjaconsultancyltd.co.uk) reports from Kings Hill Sports Park.
The game started off with both teams getting the feel for the opposition. The first slight chance at goal was in the 5th minute with Kings Hill winning a corner which was crossed in from the left hand. The corner amounted to nothing when the referee deemed contact in the Wateringbury box as a free kick to the defending side.
Watering bury got their first chance at the Kings Hill goal minutes later after Wateringbury's number 18 was judged to have been pulled down resulting in a foul. The resulting free kick was comfortably saved by Tony Coxall in goal for Kings Hill, an easy save to his left hand bottom corner.
Kings Hill were moving the ball around well and had some creative movement in the attacking third, a chance came when a strong run by Kings Hills Tommy Lee Judd down the right hand side was threatening but the final ball came to nothing and was easily dealt with by the Wateringbury defence.
The referee made a giant call when a ball switched from left to right was charged down by the goalkeeper with his hands in the air clearly handling the ball. The keeper was outside his box and he basically got away with murder, he knew he done wrong because as soon as this all happened his hands went straight to his head as he knew he messed up. No penalty was given and the whole of the Kings Hill team and coaches showed clear disappointment and disbelief at the decision made by the referee and the linesman.
The first booking of the game came when Craig Moncieff was the recipient of a poor tackle in the middle of the pitch. Kings Hill went straight into attacking mode once the Wateringbury midfielders booking was given, another ball over the top of the Wateringbury defence from Kane Rice of Kings Hill landed to Richard Sinden. Seconds later another incredible call by the referee after Sindens first shot was blocked by the unnaturally placed hand of a defender for Wateringbury and the rebound was also blocked by his hand again. Yet again appeals from the Kings Hill Staff players and fans alike were simply ignored. Both decisions lead to complete disbelief even by Wateringbury bench. Sinden finally played the ball into the middle of the box to the supporting runners but the ball was then cleared and the danger was gone.
30 minutes gone Richard Sinden fires kings Hill into the lead with a mazing run through the Wateringbury midfield and defence leaving himself 1 on 1 with the goalkeeper to safely slip the ball under the onrushing keeper to make it 1-0 to Kings Hill.
Kings Hill's second goal came soon after the first, a nice cross played in by Cameron Croucher was wonderfully kept in with a small bicycle kick on the far side by Tommy Lee Judd a few pot shot attempts later the ball lands at Richard Sinden's feet and he taps home to make it 2-0 to Kings Hill. The 2-goal advantage was soon cut out by a penalty to Wateringbury, number 26 stepped up for the penalty and places it in the keepers bottom left hand side. The penalty and resulting goal was the last event of the first half with the half time score being 2-1 to Kings Hill.
The second half started and Kings Hill had the one goal advantage, Jason Hollick received a yellow card and gave away a promising free kick on the edge of the box that eventually came to nothing.
Simon Austin wins a free kick on the edge of the Wateringbury box, Kane Rice acting as a make shift Centre half steps up with a shot that would've been spectacular if it went it but it narrowly went over the cross bar for a goal kick. Sinden has shown he can score goals in this game and has also shown the ability to create chances as a ball over to Craig Moncieff but he swiftly gets tackled and the ball goes for a corner.
A period of play that makes for a poor game from both teams passes and we are back down the other end and Kings Hill have a corner, crossed in by Simon Austin straight onto Sinden's head and then straight onto the cross bar denying him of a hat-trick for this game. The Kings Hill defence seemed to be in control when Wateringbury broke from a Kings Hill corner, Wateringbury passed the ball down the left hand side and a ball was crossed in to the middle for a Kings Hill defender to deflect against the crossbar for Tony Coxall to claim. After a period of pressure from Wateringbury results in misunderstanding between Kingshill, defender and keeper. Kieran Sutton shielding the ball to allow Tony Coxall to come and claim but a Wateringbury attacker came in and poked the ball into the goal to make it 2-2.
Edging closer to full time Rhys Lawson breaks down the right flank and cuts into the middle, sending to slip over and take himself out of the defence. Lawson then shoots but the shot was poor and the keeper calmly caught the ball. In the dying moments of the game Wateringbury were awarded another penalty as a mistake by Kane Rice allowed the forward in on goal when Tony Coxall takes the striker down in the box. Number 26 steps up again for Wateringbury to take the penalty an impressive save by Tony Coxall the 17 Year old keeper to his bottom left to keep the score 2-2 keeping the game alive. The game ended at 2-2 and an extra 30 minutes was needed to find a winner.
Wateringbury quickly make it 3-2 in the first half of extra time as they quickly countered from a Kings Hill attack, a small chain of passes allowed the ball to be slotted into the stickers feet in the six yard box. the forward slots the ball calmly into the bottom right hand corner of the goal to edge Wateringbury one step closer to winning the game. The half time in extra time was upon us and Kings Hill had 15 minutes to snatch a goal while Wateringbury had 15 minutes to see the game out and win.
Edging ever closer to the end of the second half of extra time Simon Austin was brought down on the edge of the area, Austin managed to stand his ground and retain the ball only for the referee to pull play back as Simon Austin was about to take a strike on goal. A resulting free kick inches from being inside the box was taken and saved by the Wateringbury goalkeeper to keep it 3-2 and the rebound resulted in nothing.
Final Score Wateringbury FC 3 - 2 Kings Hill FC
Todays VJA consultancy ltd Man on the match is awarded to Kings Hill FC Number 7 - Sean Adams (sponsored by West Malling Garage)
Congratulations to Wateringbury and Good luck in the next round and the league this year.
Kings Hill Football Club: 1 Tony Coxall, 3 Tommy Lee Judd, 4 Simon Austin, 5 Cameron Croucher, 8 Charlie Belcher, 9 Craig Mocrieff, 10 Richard Sinden, 11 Franco Minieri, 12 Kieran Sutton, 16 Jason Hollick, 18 Kane Rice,
Subs: 7 Sean Adams, 13 Ryan Fowler, 14 Rhys Lawson, 15 Tyler Wait,
Goals: 10 Richard Sinden X2 (sponsored by Barker Munro Recruitment)