Concord Rangers vs Staines Town

National League South
January 4, 2015
Score: 1 - 0

Match Report


CONCORD stormed into the lead seconds after the first whistle as Steve Cawley found space down the left and cut the ball back for strike partner Lewis Taaffe to slam the ball home.

And the hosts should have doubled the lead when Cawley rounded keeper Jack Turner but – from a tight angle – decided on a deep cross which evaded all his team-mates.

Beachboys skipper Tony Stokes then narrowly missed the top left corner with Turner well beaten.

Gary Ogilvie drew a foul from Max Worsfold then took the resulting free kick and Turner produced an acrobatic save to deny him.

The Swans goal was well and truly charmed for the duration of the second half with Turner making a string of excellent saves to keep his side in it. First he put a stop to Ogilvie’s close range effort tipping wide of the post.

And the game should have been put to bed in injury time when Cawley was set up by Taaffe but was once again denied by the inspired Turner.
Tempers flared at the culminated the final whistle and Staines unused sub Jeremy Boakye was shown a red card for what referee Sam Purkiss described as a “forearm smash”.

STAR MAN: Jack Turner (Staines Town)

CONCORD: Rachoni, Walker (King 63), Ogilvie, Woodyard, Lampe, Fry, Cawley, White, Taaffe, Collins, Stokes (c) (Gardner 46). Subs: Glozier, Miles, Gardner, King, Pinnock.

STAINES: Turner, Brewer, Neville, Ngamvoulou (Quiassaca 85), M’Boungou, Roberts, Lodge, Ekim (Felix 72), Willock (Bassett 70), Rashaj, Worsfold (c). Subs: Quiassaca, Clarke, Bassett, Felix, Boakye.


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