Wednesday 9th March 2011
Staveley MWFC went out of the S & H Cup to Parkgate FC by 3-1 in what proved to be a game with little between the sides but, as always, it is about putting the ball in the back of the net and stopping your opponents doing the same.
Staveley last night arguably created the clearer cut chances but Parkgate were seemingly slightly more passionate and physical about their efforts.
Staveley did though, match their opponents for large parts of the game, starting like a house on fire and given an indication of the desire of Parkgate when their captain up ended Chris Fawcus at left back and received an instant caution for a reckless tackle in the very first minute.
Forcing 4 early corners, Staveley applied the pressure, but with their first threatening attack they took the lead. Beating the full back the Parkgate winger crossed from the right and a shot was parried out in to the path of Chris Wood who took the opportunity of putting Parkgate 1-0 up against the run of play.
Staveley opened up Parkgate on 18 minutes and could have taken the lead when Chris Coy created space for the shot that went wide.
Staveley were forcing Parkgate into a number of long balls and the outcome was several long-range efforts at the Staveley goal that looked to be getting a little too close for comfort.
Staveley had a chance to level on 20 minutes when Chris Coy bursting through down the left took the shot on as Jamie Smith looked well placed and the Staveley strikers shot went just wide.
With 5 minutes remaining to half time, Ryan Damms passed to Andrew Fox and the return pass was then slipped into Chris Coy whose effort was well saved by James Jenkinson, the ex Staveley U19 keeper. The 45 minutes had been pretty even but Parkgate had got that all-important goal.
Staveley again started better than Parkgate as the visitors adopted a more adventurous approach with Andrew Fox bursting through but, like most of the night Parkgate defended stoutly and snuffed out the danger.
On 55 minutes the goal that had been threatening for most of the near hours play came. Aymen Tahar finding himself higher up the pitch to ply his skills higher up turned a couple of defenders and scored at the near post to bring Staveley back into the game.
There then looked like only one side to win the game with Staveley defending better and again forcing Parkgate into taking long range shots - a tactic that they had seemed to want to employ from the off. Chris Fawcus had a right foot shot again well saved by James Jenkinson as both sides sought that all important second goal.
Staveley's dominance faded and from 70 minutes Parkgate were back in the game and after conceding a giveaway throw in and a foul 1 yard from the left hand edge of the penalty area on 76 minutes, Parkgate took the lead. Nathan Swindells took the free kick around the edge of the Staveley wall for a bad goal to concede and Parkgate were back in the lead.
On 78 minutes Ashley Worsfold in oceans of space took a well-taken shot from 20 yards that beat Lawrence Matthewson and Parkgate had turned the game on its head with some assistance from Staveley themselves.
A triple substitution with Lee Hill, Joe Thornton and Dean Walters coming on for Jamie Smith, Richard Patterson and Ashley Foyle, with 10 minutes to go, spurred Staveley on as the game was now completely open and even. Staveley created space and opportunities that just lacked that clinical edge that Parkgate had themselves shown.
Parkgate went through on the night by 3-1 and on taking their chances progress deservedly into the semi final after a game that was superbly refereed by Craig Grundy.
It was an obvious test for Staveley to gauge the NCEL Premiership and certainly there are signs that given one or two additions Staveley could hold their own if, and it is 'if', they manage to clinch promotion this time around.
In that respect Staveley now return to league action on Saturday when they travel to Bottesford Town FC to look to apply further pressure on those chasing promotion.
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"WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS!" -
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STAVELEY DEMOLISH 'FROD' 5-1 -
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A CLUB ON THE UP -
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STAVELEY CONTINUE THEIR PROMOTION PUSH -
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STAVELEY SHOW THEIR CLASS -
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STAVELEY MAKE IT 32 POINTS OUT OF 36 AND 7 HOME WINS -
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STAVELEY EARN A DRAW -
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STAVELEY PUSH ON -
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LUCKY NUMBER 7 -
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STAVELEY LEAD THE PACK AFTER 3-0 WIN -
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A TEST OF CHARACTER -
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STAVELEY GRIND OUT 2-1 WIN OVER LEEDS MET-
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STAVELEY MWFC ON RECORD SEQUENCE -
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STAVELEY MWFC HIT TOP SPOT -
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SHIREBROOK v STAVELEY MATCH REPORT -
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