Welwyn Pegasus batter Broxbourne to reach semi-finals
PUBLISHED: 11:36 05 February 2009 | UPDATED: 21:29 26 October 2009
WELWYN Pegasus Under-15s Royals battered Broxbourne Borough V&E 7-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup. On a freezing cold Sunday afternoon with the odd snow flutters, Pegasus raised the temperature with an emphatic win. A minute s silence in memo
WELWYN Pegasus Under-15s Royals battered Broxbourne Borough V&E 7-1 to reach the semi-finals of the League Cup.
On a freezing cold Sunday afternoon with the odd snow flutters, Pegasus raised the temperature with an emphatic win.
A minute's silence in memory of Matt Pearson preceded the match and it was well observed by both teams and spectators.
Broxbourne kicked off but Pegasus were soon on the attack and had a goal disallowed.
A terrific through ball found Peter Reilly who fired home, but was offside.
Perhaps the disappointment of a disallowed goal or Broxbourne responding to this early scare saw them have their best spell of the game.
They had two good chances, but couldn't get past keeper Daniel Atkins.
It was Pegasus though who finally broke the deadlock.
Reilly netted to give his side a 1-0 half-time advantage.
He hit a sweet left-foot effort high into the top of the goal to give Pegasus a comfortable 2-0 cushion after the break.
Thomas Douglas was then hauled down in the box and a penalty was given.
Andrew Bacon coolly picked a corner and scored from the spot.
Reilly claimed his third with a lovely lofted shot across the goal.
The fifth came from a well-taken free-kick just outside the box.
Richard Murray hit the crossbar form the set-piece, Max Tann headed the rebound goalwards and Afolabi Omotola tapped in the first of his two goals.
Afo's second was scored following another scramble.
Pegasus always looked dangerous from corners as Bradley Dimmock continued to hit the ball into the dangerous areas.
David Nolan met one of them with a solid header back across the goal to finish the Pegasus scoring. Broxbourne hit a late consolation to make it 7-1.