CROW­BOR­OUGH ATH­LETIC 1 WEST­FIELD 0

The Non-League Football Paper - - FA VASE THIRD ROUND - By Chris Jenk­ins

SAM Crabb was hosts Crow­bor­ough Ath­letic’s hero with their 63rd minute win­ner at the Crow­bor­ough Com­mu­nity Sta­dium.

His de­ci­sive strike scup­pered West­field’s hopes of reach­ing the fourth round for only the sec­ond time in the Wok­ing Park-based club’s his­tory.

The first half was a rather dull af­fair as the ball spent far too much time hurtling from one end to the other and chances were few and far be­tween.

Zac Attwood had a good op­por­tu­nity for the hosts well saved by Gary Ross in the Field goal, and Micham Ab­dul­lah had the vis­i­tors’ best chance, shoot­ing wide from close range when well placed.

The sec­ond pe­riod was a far more en­ter­tain­ing af­fair with the home side en­joy­ing far more pos­ses­sion and cre­at­ing the bet­ter op­por­tu­ni­ties. Attwood had an ef­fort cleared off the goal-line in the 47th minute.

Sam Car­ring­ton had two great chances be­fore Crabb grabbed the all-im­por­tant goal, slid­ing the ball home un­der Ross’ body from close in, much to the de­light of the 127 spec­ta­tors.

Sub­sti­tute Tom Pear­son had a golden op­por­tu­nity to in­crease the hosts’ ad­van­tage late on but Ross saved the Field’s blushes again.

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