Stones keep their FA Cup dreams alive with comfortable victory over Faversham
WEALDSTONE comfortably progressed to the third qualifying round of the FA Cup with a 4-0 victory over Faversham Town at Grosvenor Vale on Saturday.
A first-half double from Danny Green gave the Stones a confident advantage and Matty Whichelow’s goal just three minutes into the second half effectively snuffed out any chance of a Faversham comeback. Dan Fitchett nodded in the fourth.
Bobby Wilkinson kept true to his word and played a full-strength side, making one change with the experienced Alan O’Brien making his full debut in place of Abobaker Eisa.
Whichelow played a through ball to Fitchett who let it run through his legs into the path of Green, who slotted past Simon Overland in goal with aplomb. Green doubled his tally six minutes before the break after he was tripped in the box. He converted the resulting penalty, sending Simon Overland the wrong way.
Whichelow then put the tie beyond doubt when he struck three minutes into the second half, swerving in a low effort in from the edge of the area.
Stones, now in complete control, piled on the pressure and Whichelow thought he had grabbed another when he got on the end of a deep O’Brien cross, his shot beat Overland but somehow Matthew Bourne cleared off the line.
Fitchett added a fourth on 70 minutes after he headed in an inch-perfect Ryan Sellers cross to net Wealdstone’s 15th home goal in three games. Man-ofthe-match Green almost capped his day with a hat-trick when he was played in by substitute Elliot Benyon, but Overland tipped his low effort onto the post and out.