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1st Team - Match centre

May & Baker
North Greenford United
T Harvey (46'), A Owuadey (89', 112'), C Hall (98')
Full time
A McLeish (34', 61' Sent Off), L Armitt (72')
Sat 13 Oct 15:00 - Cup Attendance 41

BAKER'S JUBILANT

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Substitute Alex Owuadey netted a brace as May & Baker came from behind twice to progress into the Second Round Proper of the Buildbase FA Vase.

The hosts were up against another side a step above them in the pyramid as North Greenfordd United reside from the Spartan South Midlands Premier, and they were having a fairly solid season sitting sixth in their division, but Bakers are also having a good season to date and had netted twelve goals in their previous two Vase games.

The visitors though were probably slight favourites for the tie although so Bakers were looking to spring a surprise here, and the opening fifteen minutes certainly proved that this could be possible as Bakers created the better openings, seeing Dan Gilchrist strike the post and then volley over too.

A North Greenford United defender almost put into his own net after a decent ball into the away side's box, although the visiting side did cause home keeper Michael Gooch some alarm on a couple of occasions, seeing a long floated free-kick sail just over, and then getting down well to save another set play from the visitors.

North Greenfield United 13th October 2018
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The visitors then saw Courtney Austin get the ball in acres of space inside the Bakers box however his effort was weak and straight at Gooch. The opening goal came in the 34th minute with a counter attack when Aaron McLeish got through the defence and fired a brilliant effort in off the post to give the favourites the lead.

There had been chances for both teams leading up to that goal, with the hosts seeing Craig Hall volley a spectacular effort wide before Conor Okus rifled over a powerful effort from range. After the goal McLeish had gone close again too for NGU, whistling an effort just over the bar.

The hosts though should really have been level before the break though as Reece Tranter somehow thumped a close-range effort against the underside of the bar, but it meant that the visitors held a slender lead at the break with everything still to play for still.

HT: May & Baker 0 North Greenford United 1

Bakers made a good start to the second period and after Gilchrist had seen an effort tipped wide by Lewis Todd in the first minute, from the resulting corner, Tom Harvey curled a dangerous ball and despite a desperate attempt to clear from the visitors, and although Okus nodded home the loose ball, the flag was already up for a goal and the hosts were level.

Both teams then had chances to take the lead, firstly Craig Hall sent an effort straight at visiting keeper Todd, whilst down the other end Ben Long mis-kicked an effort when in a decent position, but then in the 61st minute came a moment of madness.

A forward pass saw the ball bounce up high and home keeper Gooch and visiting forward McLeish, who had been flagged for offside, went up to challenge with Gooch winning the ball but then saw McLeish come charging at him, grab him and then pushing and shoving ensued, the result being a straight red card for the visiting player and a booking for the hosts keeper. It meant North Greenfield United would have to play the remainder of the tie with ten men.

Baker's then made what was to prove a crucial substitution bringing on Alex Owuadey for skipper Richard Oxby. Tranter then saw a decent chance go by, ending with a poke at goal being saved by Todd, but it was the visitors who got their noses back in front again when Lee Armitt beat the offside trap, although the hosts disagreed, ran onto the ball and lobbed a stranded Gooch leaving the visitors around twenty minutes to hold out.

Bakers then saw another couple of chances go by, firstly Gilchrist had an effort well blocked, before Harvey fired over a great chance from inside the box when he really should of at least worked the keeper, and it looked like it wasn’t going to be the home sides day.

But in the last minute of normal time the hosts levelled when after they had seen a goal ruled out for offside, substitute Owuadey managed to get his boot to a loose ball inside the box and send it into the far corner, meaning extra time would be needed.

A pivotel moment then came towards the end of the first period of the extra half hour when moments after the visitors had seen a goal ruled out for offside, Bakers went down the other end and saw Owuadey turn provider, sending in a perfect cross for Craig Hall to power a header home in the 98th minute and give Bakers the lead for the first time in the tie.

With the tiring ten men pushing forward for a leveller, Bakers broke in the 112th minute and saw that man Owuadey clean through on goal, and after terrific skill to control a bobbling ball, he composed himself to fire an effort into the roof of the net and finally seal this tie once and for all and end the challenge from the ten-man visitors.

FT (aet) May & Baker 4 North Greenford United 2

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Key moments

34:00
Goal Aaron McLeish scores for North Greenford United
46:00
Goal Tom Harvey scores for May & Baker
61:00
Red Card Aaron McLeish is sent off for North Greenford United
72:00
Goal Lee Armitt scores for North Greenford United
89:00
Goal Alex Owuadey scores for May & Baker
90:00 +8:00
Goal Craig Hall scores for May & Baker
90:00 +22:00
Goal Alex Owuadey scores for May & Baker

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Highlights

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90:00 +39:00 Sub On
Casey Tucker is substituted on for May & Baker
90:00 +35:00 Saved Shot
Dan Gilchrist has a shot saved for May & Baker
90:00 +22:00 Goal 4 - 2
Alex Owuadey scores for May & Baker
90:00 +20:00 Missed Shot
Tom Harvey misses a shot for May & Baker
90:00 +18:00 Sub Off
Craig Hall is substituted off for May & Baker
90:00 +18:00 Sub On
James Zanelli is substituted on for May & Baker
90:00 +16:00 Missed Shot
Sam Dickens misses a shot for May & Baker
90:00 +10:00 Sub On
Aaron Morgan is substituted on for North Greenford United
90:00 +10:00 Sub Off
Courtney Austin is substituted off for North Greenford United
90:00 +9:00 Missed Shot
Craig Hall misses a shot for May & Baker
90:00 +8:00 Goal 3 - 2
Craig Hall scores for May & Baker
90:00 +7:00 Saved Shot
Ben Gill has a shot saved for North Greenford United
90:00 +5:00 Saved Shot
Dan Gilchrist has a shot saved for May & Baker
90:00 +4:00 Missed Shot
Tom Harvey misses a shot for May & Baker
90:00 +3:00 Corner taken
Corner for North Greenford United taken by Adam Louth
90:00 Blocked Shot
Courtney Austin has a shot blocked for North Greenford United
90:00 Corner taken
Corner for North Greenford United taken by Adam Louth
89:00 Goal 2 - 2
Alex Owuadey scores for May & Baker
88:00 Saved Shot
Dan Gilchrist has a shot saved for May & Baker
87:00 Sub On
Petrit Krasniqi is substituted on for North Greenford United
87:00 Sub Off
Jake Nickless is substituted off for North Greenford United
80:00 Sub On
Besmir Hoxhaj is substituted on for May & Baker
80:00 Sub Off
Reece Tranter is substituted off for May & Baker
79:00 Missed Shot
Tom Harvey misses a shot for May & Baker
75:00 Blocked Shot
Dan Gilchrist has a shot blocked for May & Baker
72:00 Goal 1 - 2
Lee Armitt scores for North Greenford United
69:00 Saved Shot
Reece Tranter has a shot saved for May & Baker
66:00 Sub Off
Richard Oxby is substituted off for May & Baker
66:00 Sub On
Alex Owuadey is substituted on for May & Baker
62:00 Sub Off
Tom O'Regan is substituted off for North Greenford United
62:00 Sub On
Ryan Lewis is substituted on for North Greenford United
61:00 Yellow Card
Michael Gooch is yellow carded for May & Baker
61:00 Red Card 1 - 1
Aaron McLeish is sent off for North Greenford United
59:00 Blocked Shot
Reece Tranter has a shot blocked for May & Baker
49:00 Saved Shot
Craig Hall has a shot saved for May & Baker
48:00 Corner taken
Corner for May & Baker taken by Conor Okus
46:00 Corner taken
Corner for May & Baker taken by Tom Harvey
46:00 Goal 1 - 1
Tom Harvey scores for May & Baker
45:30 Saved Shot
Dan Gilchrist has a shot saved for May & Baker
End of period 1
45:00 +84:00 Sub Off
Dean Hall is substituted off for May & Baker
43:00 Saved Shot
Reece Tranter has a shot saved for May & Baker
40:00 Saved Shot
Reece Tranter has a shot saved for May & Baker
37:00 Corner taken
Corner for North Greenford United taken by Tom O'Regan
37:00 Missed Shot
Aaron McLeish misses a shot for North Greenford United
36:00 Blocked Shot
Aaron McLeish has a shot blocked for North Greenford United
34:00 Goal 0 - 1
Aaron McLeish scores for North Greenford United
33:00 Missed Shot
Conor Okus misses a shot for May & Baker
32:00 Missed Shot
Craig Hall misses a shot for May & Baker
31:00 Missed Shot
Dominic Rhone misses a shot for North Greenford United
31:00 Corner taken
Corner for North Greenford United taken by Tom O'Regan
30:00 Saved Shot
Tom O'Regan has a shot saved for North Greenford United
28:00 Saved Shot
Tom O'Regan has a shot saved for North Greenford United
21:00 Saved Shot
Courtney Austin has a shot saved for North Greenford United
14:00 Corner taken
Corner for North Greenford United taken by Tom O'Regan
13:00 Saved Shot
Ben Long has a shot saved for North Greenford United
7:00 Saved Shot
Dan Gilchrist has a shot saved for May & Baker
4:00 Missed Shot
Dan Gilchrist misses a shot for May & Baker
3:00 Missed Shot
Dan Gilchrist misses a shot for May & Baker
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • May & Baker
  • North Greenford United
  • 0
  • Aaron McLeish Goal 34:00'
  • Dean Hall Sub Off 45:00 +84:00'
  • Tom Harvey Goal 46:00'
  • Michael Gooch Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Aaron McLeish Red Card 61:00'
  • Ryan Lewis Sub On 62:00'
  • Tom O'Regan Sub Off 62:00'
  • Alex Owuadey Sub On 66:00'
  • Richard Oxby Sub Off 66:00'
  • Lee Armitt Goal 72:00'
  • Besmir Hoxhaj Sub On 80:00'
  • Reece Tranter Sub Off 80:00'
  • Jake Nickless Sub Off 87:00'
  • Petrit Krasniqi Sub On 87:00'
  • Alex Owuadey Goal 89:00'
  • Craig Hall Goal 90:00 +8:00'
  • Aaron Morgan Sub On 90:00 +10:00'
  • Courtney Austin Sub Off 90:00 +10:00'
  • James Zanelli Sub On 90:00 +18:00'
  • Craig Hall Sub Off 90:00 +18:00'
  • Alex Owuadey Goal 90:00 +22:00'
  • Casey Tucker Sub On 90:00 +39:00'

Team selection

Gooch, Michael Gooch, Michael
Dickens, Luke Dickens, Luke
Carter, Elliott Carter, Elliott
Dickens, Sam Dickens, Sam
Hall, Dean Hall, Dean
Hall, Craig Hall, Craig
Tranter, Reece Tranter, Reece
Harvey, Tom Harvey, Tom
Okus, Conor Okus, Conor
Oxby, Richard Oxby, Richard
Gilchrist, Dan Gilchrist, Dan
May & Baker
North Greenford United
  • 1. Lewis Todd
  • 2. Sean Hillier
  • 3. Adam Louth
  • 4. Jake Nickless
  • 5. Ben Gill
  • 6. Dominic Rhone
  • 7. Courtney Austin
  • 8. Ben Long
  • 9. Lee Armitt
  • 10. Aaron McLeish
  • 11. Tom O'Regan
  • 12. Danny Glock
  • 13. Joe Gritt
  • 14. Petrit Krasniqi
  • 15. Ryan Lewis
  • 16. Aaron Morgan

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