FA Cup exit for Colney Heath

COLNEY Heath exited the FA Cup on Saturday after a 2-1 loss at home to Harefield United.

The heat and humid conditions made it a slow start for both teams and the only real attempt on goal in the first 10 minutes was a tame Jamie Eames free-kick, which was easily picked up by the Harefield keeper.

Harefield opened the scoring after 35 minutes when Hubbard got on the end of a loose ball in the area to slide the ball into an empty net.

The closest Colney came to equalising was when Eames played a crossfield pass to Kevin Ashwood, who beat the keeper to the ball but it drifted wide.

Harefield made it 2-0 when Newman curled a left footed free-kick past Blackman from the edge of the area.

Colney got back into the game when Ashwood got on the end of a through ball similar to the one he had in the first half, this time he lobbed the keeper to make it 2-1 with 20 minutes to go.

Once again, the goal woke the Magpies up and Bradley Harrison tested the keeper with a shot from the edge of the area and Ashwood then struck the post from about 30 yards.

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Colney went on the break and Ashwood crossed for Harrison who blasted over.

Colney Heath were second best for the majority of the match as Harefield came with a plan to frustrate, hassle and play on the break.

Unfortunately �3,000 was missed out on with this defeat, as Harefield progressed into the next round.