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Romford  3 – 2  West Essex

Match Report & Photographs by Scott W  [Twitter: @ScottMHC14]

The FA Vase highway this time period continued with Romford internet hosting fellow Essex Senior aspect West Essex at Mayesbrook Park. Either side have had indicators of getting productive campaigns and that’s why this tie received out. Romford named a powerful group, with loanee Billy Lawlor in objective, a defensive 4 of Tambeson Eyong, Danny Hurford plus centre-backs George Allen and skipper Scott Doe, who was a professional at Dagenham & Redbridge a number of years again. The ahead line was comprised of Emmanuel Gown, Charlie Morris and Jesse Olukolu, with help from Lewis Smith. West additionally had a close to full squad to selected from. Arthur LeBlond saved the gloves, with a defence of Tyler Morgan, Joel Lamb, Emmanuel Oluwole and Tala Lo Seye. Timmy Moncur and Oliseh Okuguni have been in central midfield, with Callum Bloss and David Bell in assault, supported by Pascal Thornton and skipper Cameron Grey.

As we match wore on, it was pretty clear to see that Romford’s entrance three (Olukolu, Gown and Morris) have been vigorous and fast. Jesse Olukolu specifically was a searing risk down the best aspect together with his tempo and passing. West needed to overcome an early change to their backline as centre-back Emmanuel Oluwole needed to hobble off, we want him properly. Substitute Sam McNally got here on to switch him and was quickly concerned within the motion. Olukolu and Smith had already had strikes at objective with LeBlond pulling off a good save to disclaim Smith’s strike. In the end, the Blues managed to get by way of the Stags defence virtually at will with their incisive passing and tempo.

On the different finish, West couldn’t threaten the likes of Romford defenders Scott Doe and George Allen a lot though one good transfer price noting concerned forwards Cameron Grey, Pascal Thornton and Callum Bloss which ended with Bloss having a tame shot which didn’t unduly hassle Romford stopper Billy Lawlor. Romford did get the opening objective that they did benefit on 27 minutes. Olukolu made one other tremendous run down the best aspect and bought a cross in, which discovered Charlie Morris inside the realm and a neat end ensured Steve Butterworth’s aspect have been forward.

West responded virtually instantly as Bloss’ free-kick introduced a good save out of Lawlor on the half-hour. Romford did double their lead although 5 minutes later as full-back Tambeson Eyong burst ahead seeing area to run into, and he discovered Olukolu who was felled within the space. Kris Newby stepped up and fired the ball excessive into the left nook of the web. West would have been eager to dampen the momentum and get into the interval however Romford did get a 3rd objective on the stroke of half-time, as Olukolu bought the objective his efficiency did deserve as he bought previous two defenders and fired house from shut vary, excessive into the web which gave LeBlond little likelihood to disclaim him.

Half-Time: Romford  3 – 0  West Essex

Romford have been good worth for his or her commanding lead on the break as West wanted fairly a stirring response because the second half started. Maybe unsurprisingly, the fast tempo of the primary half did soften considerably although the Blues almost had a fourth objective on the halfway level of the half. Substitute Camillo Restrepo bought in on objective however with solely the goalkeeper to beat, LeBlond did properly to disclaim the hassle low together with his toes.

West Essex did get a reply on 69 minutes as a free-kick in a great place not far exterior the penalty space. Oliseh Okuguni added to his good particular person efficiency by curling in a well-struck low strike which discovered the best nook, getting previous Lawlor properly. Romford have been leaving gaps to run into on the again however they held on to maintain the rejuvenated guests at bay, till the final moments as full-back Joel Lamb despatched in a advantageous cross from the left flank which took a deflection and trickled over the goal-line, earlier than Grey might bag himself a tap-in.

Full-Time: Romford  3 – 2  West Essex

In abstract, Romford’s advantageous first-half efficiency was too sturdy for a disjointed West aspect to deal with, however the decided Stags did battle their again into the match the final 25 minutes or so. In the end although, Kwame Kwateng’s group had an excessive amount of to do they usually went out of the FA Vase right here.

There have been some advantageous performances to notice on this match. For winners Romford, winger Jesse Olukolu had a advantageous recreation. Showcasing his tempo and dribbling to good impact, in addition to placing in harmful crosses as properly in a busy first-half. He took his objective properly too, simply earlier than the break. Fellow winger Charlie Morris additionally had a great recreation and confirmed good positioning & composure to place his group forward earlier than the half-hour. Superior midfielder Lewis Smith additionally actually examined the visiting defence properly and put some good passes ahead to arrange probabilities & lastly, Kris Newby additionally was a great presence in midfield.

For West Essex, midfielder Oliseh Okuguni put in one other good, hard-working show in a midfield that didn’t have it simple. Okuguni’s advantageous free-kick gave his group a glimmer of hope too. Ahead David Bell had a great recreation additionally and continued properly regardless of discovering the house defence in miserly kind. Midfielder Timmy Moncur put in one other good shift and bought into some good positions additionally down the channels whereas skipper Cameron Grey rounds out the mentions with one other first rate show, his crosses have been a risk for the Romford backline to take care of.

That is an edited model of the Report. For the Full model, please go to Scott’s weblog at 

Because of Scott Waple for this report.


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