AFC Fylde win FA Trophy with narrow victory over Leyton Orient

FA Trophy final

Buildbase FA Trophy Final

AFC Fylde 1-0 Leyton Orient

Rowe 60

AFC Fylde won the FA Trophy at Wembley with a narrow victory over Leyton Orient.

Danny Rowe’s second half goal separated the two sides.

AFC Fylde came into the game off the back of a defeat to Salford City last week in the National League Promotion Final, while Leyton Orient came into the game as National League champions.

It was a fairly even start to the game, and the first real opportunity fell for Fylde in the 18th minute when Nick Haughton fired into the side-netting.

Fylde came close again two minutes later when Alex Reid’s close-range effort was saved by Dean Brill.

Leyton Orient’s first real chance came in the 38th minute when Josh Koroma’s effort went just over the bar.

In the 43rd minute, the Coasters wasted a big chance when Danny Rowe squared it to Andrew Bond who fired over despite the open goal in front of him.

Five minutes into the second half, Orient came incredibly close when Jordan Maguire-Drew’s free kick hit the post.

The East London side had another incredibly close chance in the 57th minute when Marvin Ekpiteta headed against the post following a corner.

Fylde took the lead against the run of play three minutes later when Rowe’s free kick looped over the wall into the top-left corner.

Leyton Orient could’ve equalised in the 70th minute when Joe Widdowson’s effort hit the post before Maguire-Drew’s rebound was blocked by the offside Matt Harrold.

Seven minutes later, Justin Edinburgh’s side were left frustrated once again when Maguire-Drew fired wide following Jobi McAnuff’s cross.

Chances were few and far between after that, and Fylde held on for the win.

AFC Fylde: Lynch, Birch (Crawford 90+3), Tunnicliffe, Byrne (Brewitt 12), Francis-Angol, Croasdale, Haughton (Odusina 74), Philliskirk, Bond, Reid, Rowe.

Subs not used: Griffiths, Hardy, Crawford.

Leyton Orient: Brill, Turley (Maguire-Drew 45), Coulson, Ekpiteta, Happe (Harrold 68), Widdowson, McAnuff (Lee 78), Brophy, Clay, Koroma, Bonne.

Subs not used: Sargeant, Ling.

Attendance: 42,962


Chertsey edge Cray Valley in extra time to win FA Vase

FA Vase final

Buildbase FA Vase Final

Chertsey Town 3-1 AET Cray Valley Paper Mills

Flegg 39                   Tomlin 36

Baxter 105+2 pen

Rowe 117

Chertsey Town won the FA Vase with an exciting extra time win over Cray Valley Paper Mills at Wembley.

Gavin Tomlin put Cray Valley in front ten minutes before half time but their lead only lasted three minutes as Sam Flegg equalised moments later.

Chertsey took the lead in extra time when Jake Baxter scored from the spot and then Quincy Rowe got the winner three minutes from time.

It was a first FA Vase final for both sides, with Chertsey beating Northwich Victoria in the previous round and Cray Valley beating Canterbury City.

It was a quiet opening to the game until Chertsey came close in the 19th minute when Baxter’s overhead kick went over the bar.

In the 31st minute, the Curfews had an effort denied when Lubomir Guentchev’s free kick brought a diving save to the right from Andy Walker.

Tomlin opened the scoring for Cray Valley Paper Mills in the 36th minute as he latched onto a good through ball from Danny Smith and buried the ball past the keeper from close range.

Chertsey equalised three minutes later when Flegg headed against the post from a corner before putting away the rebound.

The Surrey side had an early chance four minutes into the second half when Lewis Driver headed over the bar on the end of a corner.

In the 59th minute, Chertsey came close again when Baxter took the ball past the last defender and his effort went just wide.

Chances were few and far between in the following half hour until Cray Valley’s Ashley Sains had a header from a corner just kept out by Nick Jupp.

Cray Valley came very close to winning the game right at the end of normal time when Anthony Edgar struck the crossbar from just inside the box.

Just before half time in extra time, Chertsey were awarded a penalty when Cem Tumkaya brought down Lubomir Guentchev just inside the box, and Baxter stepped up and buried it down the bottom left corner.

The Curfews got their winner in the 117th minute when Rowe linked up well with Guentchev before firing it into the bottom right corner.

Chertsey Town: Jupp, Welch-Turner, MacLaren (Taylor 79), Peacock, Rowe, Guentchev, Baxter (Pomroy 118), Murphy, Binns (Jackson 97), Driver (Crossley 83), Flegg.

Subs not used: Gallifent, Kinsella, Bennell.

Cray Valley Paper Mills: Walker, Smith, Hickey, Sains (Willock 112), Tumkaya (Potter 105), Edgar, Semakula, Tomlin, Lisbie (Babalola 100), Flack (James 73), Gayle.

Booked: Tumkaya, Semakula and Lisbie.

Subs not used: Ibrahim, Myers, Dawson.


10-man Sunderland hold nerve to beat Portsmouth in first leg

Sunderland v Portsmouth

Sky Bet League 1 Play Offs Semi Final (First leg)

Sunderland 1-0 Portsmouth

Maguire 62

10-man Sunderland held their nerve to beat Portsmouth in the first leg of the Sky Bet League 1 Play Offs Semi Final yesterday.

Chris Maguire’s goal separated the two sides on the day.

Sunderland came into the game without a win in their last four games while Portsmouth were without a win in their last three.

It was a quiet opening to the game and the first chance didn’t come until the 24th minute when Portsmouth’s Gareth Evans played through Ronan Curtis on the right and his effort went wide.

Ten minutes later, Sunderland’s first chance of the game came when Charlie Wyke latched onto the end of a great cross but his effort went flying over.

Nine minutes into the second half, the hosts came close when Tom Flanagan had a shot blocked following a corner.

Five minutes later, George Honeyman’s header on the end of a great Lynden Gooch cross was kept out by visiting keeper Craig MacGillivray with an excellent reflex save.

In the 62nd minute, the hosts took the lead through Maguire. Wyke’s header on the end of Bryan Oviedo’s cross was cleared away and the ball fell to Maguire who volleyed past the keeper into the top-left corner.

Five minutes later, Sunderland were reduced to ten men when Alim Ozturk was sent off for a last man challenge. The resultant free kick from Evans hit the post.

In the 79th minute, Maguire’s long range effort went just wide.

The result means Sunderland will go to Portsmouth for the second leg on Thursday with a narrow advantage.

Sunderland: McLaughlin, O’Nien, Ozturk, Flanagan, Oviedo, Power, Cattermole, Morgan (Maguire 58), Honeyman, Gooch (Dunne 70), Wyke.

Booked: Honeyman

Sent off: Ozturk

Subs not used: Ruiter, Mathews, Grigg, Leadbitter, Hume

Portsmouth: MacGillivray, Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Walkes, Naylor, Close, Lowe, Evans, Curtis (Bogle 69), Hawkins (Solomon-Otabor 69).

Subs not used: Cannon, Dennis, Morris, May, Bass.

Attendance: 26,610


Morecambe and Newport share points in end of season encounter

Morecambe v Newport

Sky Bet League 2

Morecambe 1-1 Newport County

Collins 20           Matt 87

Newport County secured a place in the League 2 play-offs with a late equaliser from Jamille Matt at the Globe Arena on Saturday.

Aaron Collins put the Shrimps in front early in the first half before Matt equalised in the dying moments of the game to send the 800-strong away support wild.

Newport came into the game knowing that a draw may not be enough to secure a play-off spot but Exeter City failed to beat Forest Green Rovers meaning Michael Flynn’s side got a spot.

It was a quiet start to the first half until Morecambe took the lead through Collins in the 20th minute. Steven Old played a long ball over the top and the striker cut through on the left and slotted past the keeper in the bottom-left corner.

10 minutes later, the Shrimps came incredibly close to getting a second when Ritchie Sutton’s header from a corner was just kept out by Joe Day before Old’s rebound hit the bar on its way over.

Newport then came close in the 44th minute when Josh Sheehan had a series of efforts blocked by the legs of keeper Mark Halstead.

Three minutes into the second half, the visitors had an effort through Dan Butler whose volley brought a diving save from Halstead to the left.

In the 65th minute, Morecambe’s Jordan Cranston played through Collins whose shot was saved by the legs of Day.

20 minutes later, Liam Mandeville’s shot just inside the box was kept out by Day.

Newport got an equaliser in the 87th minute when Ade Azeez latched onto the end of a good cross from the right, and Matt was there at the far post to put the ball away.

The Shrimps finished their season 18th on 54 points, while Newport, who finished in seventh on 71 points, have at least another two games to play and they will face Mansfield Town in the semi-finals of the play-offs.

Morecambe: Halstead, Sutton, Old, Lavelle, Conlan, Mendes Gomes (Mandeville 45), Fleming, McKay (Mingoia 78), Cranston, Collins, Oliver (Ellison 80).

Booked: Lavelle, Fleming and Oliver.

Subs not used: Roche, Kenyon, Bennett and Hedley.

Newport County: Day, Poole (McKirdy 74), O’Brien, Demetriou, Butler, Wilmott, Dolan (Azeez 58), Sheehan (Marsh-Brown 86), Bennett, Matt, Amond.

Booked: O’Brien.

Subs not used: Pipe, Bakinson, Crofts.

Attendance: 2,776