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ROMFORD V CHELMSFORD CITY FA CUP MATCH REPORT – The Official Web site Of The Essex Senior Soccer League


After wins over opposition from Steps 5, 4, and three, Vanarama Nationwide League South opposition proved to be a Step 2 far for Boro, who failed to attain in a recreation for the primary time this season. There was some comfort nevertheless, within the gate of 336 – one of the best in 17 years – and a loser’s cheque for £1,875, taking whole prize cash earned within the FA Cup to simply over £10,000.

A lot of the primary half was even, and though Chelmsford had the higher alternatives and Jake Anderson was the busier of the 2 keepers, Boro weren’t with out probabilities, and gave an excellent account of themselves. After the break nevertheless, Metropolis have been extra dominant and as soon as they scored the result hardly ever seemed doubtful.

Jake Anderson fields a primary half Chelmsford nook.

Romford had the primary probability of notice when, after 9 minutes, Kris Newby swept a free-kick huge to Jesse Olukolu, and his cross was headed narrowly huge by George Cox (pictured under; Cox is partially hidden by quantity 6, George Allen).

Two harmful crosses by Chelmsford’s Jazzi Barnum-Bobb have been headed huge or over the Boro purpose by Jamie Yila and Simeon Jackson after 12 and quarter-hour respectively, after which after 23 minutes, Liam Trotter headed over from Khale da Costa’s nook.

A conflict of heads led to a prolonged stoppage, on the finish of which Camilo Restrepo emerged swathed in bandages, and the guests continued to create – and miss – probabilities. Da Costa curled a free-kick over the bar and was then denied by some extent clean save by Anderson, who then made two fantastic saves to spherical off a half by which he had carried out impressively.

Good strain utilized by Emmanuel Gown and Jesse Olukolu stole possession deep in Chelmsford territory because the second half opened, and Olukolu’s sturdy run was solely stopped by a foul by Eduino Vaz, who picked up the primary yellow card of the afternoon after 50 minutes.

The guests had presumably acquired an interval lecture on their shortcomings in entrance of purpose, as a result of six minutes later, they went forward by way of Khale da Costa, who transformed a low, left-wing cross from shut vary. From that time on Romford’s activity turned immeasurably tougher, and when Adebola Oluwo volleyed residence Metropolis’s second on the hour, it was just about recreation over.

Simply earlier than Metropolis’s second, Anderson had made a fantastic save to disclaim da Costa, however after 72 minutes da Costa rounded Anderson, and his goal-bound shot was deflected in by Bleron Ademi.

A uncommon Romford assault was ended by Metropolis keeper Jacob Marsden, who went to floor underneath a problem from Jake Gordon as he got here out to gather a defensive header that threatened to fall brief. Gordon picked up a yellow card within the incident, however worse adopted when George Allen was despatched off after 78 minutes, pulling again a Chelmsford ahead within the penalty space and denying a goalscoring alternative. Da Costa transformed the penalty for his hat-trick.

Tom Blackwell rounded off the scoring for the guests with a low shot within the 84th minute, and Romford’s FA Cup journey was over.

Romford: Jake Anderson, Kris Newby (Toby Barlow, 72m), Danny Hurford, Jacob Wiggins (Alex Balisani, 64m), Bleron Ademi, George Allen, Jesse Olukolu, George Cox, Emmanuel Gown (Jake Gordon, 64m), Camilo Restrepo, Charlie Morris. Unused subs: Martin Tuohy, Tyrese Sibanda, Jack Glenister, Billy Lawlor

All footage by Alan Blackholly


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