FA Cup first round qualifying: Welwyn Garden City bow out to Thurrock

PUBLISHED: 17:07 13 September 2014 | UPDATED: 17:07 13 September 2014

Thurrock v WGC FA Cup

Thurrock v WGC FA Cup

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Welwyn Garden City exited the FA Cup away to Thurrock in the first qualifying round stage this afternoon (Saturday).

Adam Fisher’s men conceded in either half at Ship Lane as their FA Cup adventure ended.

The hosts, who play two leagues higher than SSML Division One WGC, took the lead on 22 minutes as Ross Wall was gifted the ball, he galloped clear of the WGC back-line, got past keeper Joe Croft and rolled the ball into an empty net.

City suffered another blow just after the half hour mark when skipper Liam Kenna was forced off with a head injury and taken to hospital by ambulance.

The second period saw both sides huff and puff, but rarely trouble either goalkeeper.

With Thurrock ahead, the onus was with the Citizens, however the usual deadly duo of Jason Caswell and Joel Norris could not find a way to add to their season’s goal tallies.

Deep into injury time the tie was sealed as Thurrock substitute Lamar Reynolds lashed home from the edge of the box.

See Wednesday’s Welwyn Hatfield Times for a full report and reaction.


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