FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round
Concord Rangers 4
Da Costa 3
Tunbridge Wells 0
Visiting Tunbridge come into this fixture on a high having equalled their best ever FA Cup run and in contrast, the hosting Beachboys have been dumped out the competition at this stage in the previous two years having made their only first round proper appearance three seasons ago.
Concord made short work of The Wells having got into a comfortable lead early on and book their place in the next round.
Khale Da Costa opened the scoring, ghosting in at the back post to head home a deep cross.
Billy Roast doubled the lead with a magnificent volley from twenty yards leaving custodian Chris Oladogba diving in despair.
The hosts were out of sight as the third hit the net. Kyron Farrell took control of a loose ball before crashing home with his left foot.
Concord will be unlikely to witness a better goal this season than Lewis Knights ridiculously audacious strike. With the ball falling for him off the corner of the box, he chested down and volleyed a perfect thunderbolt into the far top left hand corner to wrap up the scoring nicely.
The second half of the game panned out exactly as most do when one side has delivered the fatal blows in the first, pretty lacklustre and Concord ran out easy winners.
Report by Jack Smith
Star Man – Jed Smith (Concord Rangers)
Entertainment Rating – 4/5
Wells, Smith, Stephens, Roast, King (Topley), Knight, Da Costa (Eaton-Collins), Nasha, Taaffe (Parish), Cawley, Farrell
Topley, Eaton-Collins, Parish, Brown, Marsh