London Colney round-up
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round London Colney 4 Harwich & Parkeston 1 LONDON Colney trounced Harwich & Parkeston 4-1 in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup having raced in to a 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes. The first real chance of the game went to the
FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round
London Colney 4 Harwich & Parkeston 1
LONDON Colney trounced Harwich & Parkeston 4-1 in the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup having raced in to a 3-0 lead inside 20 minutes.
The first real chance of the game went to the visitors with Jamie Baker seeing his low drive pushed away by goalkeeper Rob Munn.
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At the other end Rob Magwood had an effort saved before the Blueboys broke the deadlock in the 11th minute.
David Parkinson picked the ball up thirty-five yards from goal and after beating two Harwich defenders produced a delightful lob over the advancing 'keeper to makie it 1-0.
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The Blueboys doubled their lead four minutes later when Parkinson set Russell Gallagher clear and he kept his cool to round goalkeeper Mahoney and roll the ball into the empty net.
The goals kept coming for the Blueboys with a third added three minutes later. A Frankie Jowle corner was not cleared properly and Shaun Murphy was on hand to send a fierce rising drive into the back of the net from 18 yards.
Kenny Hull found the back of the net with a firm drive following a good move but the effort was disallowed for a very marginal offside decision.
For Harwich Martin Calver went close on a couple of occasions while Terry Rymer saw his cracking shot pushed around the post by Munn.
The second half was only two minutes old when Colney made it 4-0 thanks to another fine Parkinson solo effort. After beating the centre half twice he cracked the ball low into the centre of the goal past the stranded Mahoney from the edge of the box.
After this the Blueboys took their foot off the pedal allowing Harwich to pull a goal back.
A long kick forward saw Munn race out of his goal but he missed the high ball allowing sub Sam Eldridge to send a long range effort over Munn and into the net.
Munn atoned for his error minutes later when he pushed a well struck shot from Darren Bethel behind.
At the other end Greg Shaw had an effort blocked before Harwich went close to pulling a further goal back.
Calver fired in a shot that struck the crossbar and although the rebound fell to Calver with the goal at his mercy he fired over the bar.
London Colney: Munn, Hull, Corran, Murphy (Dickie), Paradise, Magwood, Jowle, Humbert, Parkinson, Simmonds (Shaw), Gallagher (Mitchell).
Subs not used: Hudson, McCafferty, Hill.
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London Colney 3 Harpenden Town 2
LONDON Colney recovered from going behind early on to claim all three points in their local derby with Harpenden Town on Tuesday evening.
Town opened the scoring with just three minutes and 52 seconds on the clock as James Warner converted David Keenleyside's well flighted free kick.
Colney looked to hit back and, after they were denied on several occasions, they eventually drew level.
A quick corner routine between Frankie Jowle and Daivd Parkinson saw Jowle fire in a low cross which Town 'keeper Charlie Collins could only push into the path of Shaun Murphy, who fired home.
Parkinson linked up with Jowle again but the Blueboys midfielder saw his effort crash into the side netting with Collins beaten.
Harpenden created openings of their own with Keenleyside heading wide and Chris Gregory seeing his snap-shot hit the post.
Town's Andrew Saul saw his name taken by the referee for a foul on Parkinson, who picked himself up and flashed the free kick narrowly past the post.
The Blueboys took the lead for the first time with just a quarter of an hour remaining. It was the combination of Jowle and Parkinson who did the damage with Parkinson sweeping Jowle's right-wing centre home from eight yards out.
Harpenden thought they'd secured a draw when Tim O'Donovan pounced on a defensive error to round Munn and slip the ball into the net.
Saul escaped an early bath when the referee decided to give him a final warning for another foul on Parkinson.
The Blueboys grabbed the winner in injury time as Harpenden failed to clear their lines from a corner. Jowle curled the corner in and, although Kenny Hull's header was stopped by the bar, Josh Humbert was on hand to hammer the ball home to seal the points.
London Colney: Munn, Hull, Corran, Paradise, Murphy, Magwood (Shaw), Jowle, Humbert, Parkinson, Simmonds, Gallagher (Hudson). Subs not used: Dickie, Danslow, McCafferty.