Reds’ FA Cup dreams dashed by Bluebirds

Tony Choules’ hard­work­ers slump to 3-0 home de­feat FOOTBALL

Harefield Gazette - - SPORT - By Matt Lewis matt.lewis@trin­i­tymir­

Reds man­ager Tony Choules spoke pas­sion­ately in the lead-up to the tie of his am­bi­tion of steer­ing the club into the first round proper but that will have to wait another year af­ter this 3-0 de­feat.

Choules had over­seen a re­mark­able vic­tory over Na­tional League South out­fit Dart­ford in the sec­ond qual­i­fy­ing round but couldn’t re­peat the magic against the South­ern Premier high fly­ers.

Chip­pen­ham started the game on the front foot and forced three early corners as Paul McCarthy set­tled him­self in for a dif­fi­cult af­ter­noon be­tween the sticks.

Bluebirds star Andy San­dell’s free­kick then scraped McCarthy’s cross­bar be­fore big Reds de­fender Dan Bai­ley called Kent Kaup­pinen into an early stop.

De­spite that first sight of goal for the hosts, it was the away side who took the lead in­side the open­ing 15 min­utes when James Guthrie’s cen­tre was nod­ded home by Ashan Hol­gate.

For­mer Da­gen­ham & Red­bridge prospect Jon-Jo Bates looked lively for Uxbridge but lacked com­po­sure in front of goal, smash­ing over with a spec­u­la­tive blast af­ter spurn­ing a good headed chance.

The striker was scream­ing for a penalty as the half drew to a close when he was sent tum­bling by Chip­pen­ham’s Jon Bee­den, but the ref­eree shook his head and pointed for a cor­ner.

Alex Fer­gu­son, show­ing the same fire and de­ter­mi­na­tion as the leg­endary Manch­ester United man­ager, got on the end of a Gutherie free-kick to give Town breath­ing space shortly af­ter the restart. Andy San­dell made sure of the points seven min­utes from time when a McCarthy goal­keep­ing er­ror and gifted the visi­tors a third.

Else­where, North­wood notched up their first Di­vi­sion One Cen­tral win for eight weeks with a 3-1 vic­tory over a Fleet Town side who had been un­beaten at home.

AFC Hayes im­pressed in a 4-1 vic­tory over Guild­ford City on Satur­day. HARE­FIELD’s Aaron Nolan has won pro­mo­tion to Ca­noe Slalom’s Na­tional Di­vi­sion 2 with Hilling­don Sharks Ca­noe Club.

Aaron claimed fourth place at Shep­per­ton on Sun­day in the Men’s Di­vi­sion 3 Kayak sin­gles event, which com­bined with his pre­vi­ous re­sults earned him pro­mo­tion.

It was a suc­cess­ful week­end for the Nolan clan as Lianna Nolan claimed third place on Satur­day and sec­ond on Sun­day in the women’s K1 event.

The medals didn’t stop there for the Sharks as James Reed took third place in the Men’s Di­vi­sion 3 K1, while 13-year-old Amelia Combes won the Di­vi­sion 3 Ladies’ Ca­noe sin­gle events on both days days and came fifth and sev­enth re­spec­tively in her Di­vi­sion 2 K1 event. IT WAS a dis­ap­point­ing open­ing week­end for Jack-Hi bowlers against Mid­dle­sex Pa­trons.

The Pa­trons ran out 84-54 win­ners de­spite a strong first-rink show­ing from Jack-Hi’s J Smith, J Greenaway, S Pock­nell and K Smith.

Any­one wish­ing to join Jack-Hi should con­tact Brian Wil­son on 01895 251128.

Mean­while, Uxbridge Bowls club star At­tilio Ci­ampini’s mag­nif­i­cent re­cent six-tro­phy suc­cess will be hon­oured at a pre­sen­ta­tion lunch at Lady­gate BC on Sun­day, Novem­ber 1.

Lady­gate pair Tony Waller and Chris Harris won both the County Pairs and Home Coun­ties Pairs cham­pi­onships this sea­son and will also be recog­nised for their achieve­ments.

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