Tuesday 22nd November 2011
by TERRY DAMMS
Staveley MWFC made the long trek across country to Wallasey in Merseyside to face West Cheshire Division 1 league leaders Ashville FC in the 2nd round of the FA Vase and 128 clubs were looking to get into the last 64 and Monday's draw.
A club who won division 2 last season and have started really well in their attempts to be considered for North West Counties football next season, Ashville were full of enthusiasm for the tie.
Following Tuesday night's game at Scarborough, Staveley had some severe injury problems with centre backs Tom Jones and Ashley Foyle both injured and Aymen Tahar a late sickness absenteeism. So, a squad of just 15 made the trip with U19 players Adam Houghton and Nathan Linacre in the squad.
Richard Patterson took the Captain's armband on a bright sunny afternoon with a blustery wind blowing straight down what looked to be a tight pitch.
Adopting a 3-5-2 formation, Staveley were under pressure from the start of the game as they lost the ball immediately from the kick off conceding a free kick within 5 seconds, a sign of things to come perhaps?
The home crowd of 120 looked on in anticipation as Ashville looked for an early advantage with an immediate cross into the Staveley area, but Richie Paterson mopped up the danger with an early calm headed back pass but, another needless foul by Staveley enabled Ashville to break down their right and Staveley Connor got the first strike in on goal which Ian Deakin collected comfortably.
Staveley, trying to pass the ball, found the surface a little too uneven and the short passing game looked to be a difficult task but, after 8 minutes, a flowing move undid the home side.
Richard Patterson knocked the ball on for Jordan Eagers into Ryan Damms, playing the ball back to Richard Patterson, he played it outside to Jordan Eagers who went forward to Chris Coy who headed inside to Ryan Damms who played in Joe Thornton - but his cross was cleared as Staveley pressed.
Chris Fawcus was being kept busy down the left as Ashville looked to be getting down the side of the Staveley back three.
Staveley's midfield were giving the ball away far too cheaply and a gift of pass let in Kevin Bimpson, but his effort was wide of the post. Sloppy by Staveley to say the least with Manager Billy Fox shouting "We need to turn up boys!".
As it looked, the team in orange thought the hard work done on Tuesday would mean a simple victory, a thought process far from the truth as Ashville were giving their all in the first 20 minutes, assisted by Staveley's sloppy attitude.
Staveley broke forward when Joe Thornton used his pace down the left, passing inside, Joel Birks was about to shoot when he was up-ended just outside the box.
Joe Thornton tried from the resulting free kick, but his effort was blocked, as was Jordan Eagers attempt to follow up - and the cross into the box resulted in a heavy collision between Ashville's keeper Aiden Dickenson and Joe Thornton, with both needing lengthy treatment.
On 22 minutes, Ian Deakin kept Ashville out when a left wing cross found Steve Connor but his effort was superbly tipped over for the first corner of the game.
On 27 minutes, Chris Barrow was played through and one on one, he shot wide of an advancing Ian Deakin as Ashville spurned their best chance of the game so far.
On 30 minutes came a move of shear class from Staveley. Kyle Fores Chambers took a throw in to Andrew Fox, a one-two saw the ball through to Ryan Damms whose deft flick around the corner to Chris Coy saw the Staveley striker head it on for Andrew Fox who had made the run past, he played a great one-two with Joel Birks, played it wide to Joe Thornton whose effort on goal was well saved by Aiden Dickenson for what would have been a great team goal.
With the follow up, Joe Thornton's cross was put out for Staveley's 4th corner of the game.
Ashville were under pressure but they were able to look dangerous on the break and forced their second corner of the game on 33 minutes but on 37 minutes, Staveley opened Ashville up.
Richard Patterson nicked the ball away from Craig Griffiths, slipped the ball to Joel Birks who played it out wide to Jordan Eagers. Eagers cut inside and played in into the feet of Chris Coy who, with his back to goal, turned Lee Bridge who tripped the Staveley striker as he was about to hone in on goal and a penalty was the outcome.
Ryan Damms stepped up and slotted home his 15th goal of the season and his 3rd penalty in the last 4 games.
A minute later Ashville were 2-0 down.
A Staveley defensive clearance was battled for by Ryan Damms who managed to get the ball onto Chris Coy, he played in Jordan Eagers who cut inside beating two defenders and played a reverse ball though into the penalty area to Chris Coy who finished neatly scoring his 5th goal of the season.
A minute later and it could have been game set and match!
Ryan Damms came short and sent the ball down the channel for Jordan Eagers to chase but a back pass by Lee Hammond came up short, Chris Coy nicked the ball around Aiden Dickenson and sent the ball across to Jordan Eagers but somehow Dickenson managed to get back in to make a terrific stop.
Ian Deakin had a couple of crosses to deal with then and Michael Staley was cautioned for a foul on Steve Connor with Ashville screaming for a red card which would have been really harsh.
The first half finished with Staveley going in 2-0 up.
Staveley, now facing into the wind, went back to a 4-4-2 with Joel Birks dropping into left back.
Staveley continued to try and pick their way through the home defence and a couple of slick moves nearly brought further opportunities for that all important third goal.
Ashville pumped a long free kick into the Staveley area and this time Ian Deakin challenged with Lee Bridge whose header was blocked and it hit the top of the net with the home side supporters thinking it had gone in.
Staveley were looking dangerous on the break as Ashville looked to get the ball forward as quickly as possible.
Jordan eagers played in Chris Coy whose pace got the better of Matty Cass, pulled the ball back to Andrew Fox who let it run back to Joe Thornton, but his shot was very well saved by Aiden Dickenson who was starting to be a real blockade.
The game had a definite pattern, Ashville were piling forward but were running into a well organised Staveley defensive back line (or the assistant referee's offside flag) bringing their attacks to an abrupt halt and Staveley were trying to pick the hosts off with several lightening quick breaks.
Chris Coy was replaced by Simon Barraclough.
That third goal for Staveley never came - but a goal did come for Ashville on 77 minutes.
As the ball was cleared by Staveley, some 30-yards from goal Kevin Bimpson unleashed a full on volley that was simply a fantastic strike that gave Ian Deakin no chance as the ball was up and down into the net in a flash.
It was now all hands to the pumps as Ashville piled forward, launching a series of crosses and long balls into the heart of the Staveley defence but, credit to the back line and Deaks, they kept Ashville at bay and held on for the win.
made the progression into the last 64 of the FA Vase and memories of reaching the last 32 last season are suddenly rekindled.
Ashville FC - 16 fouls conceded, 4 corners, 4 shots on target, 4 off target
Staveley MWFC - 15 fouls conceded, 8 corners, 8 shots on target, 3 shots off target
Deakin, Fores-Chambers, Staley, Fawcus, Eagers, Patterson, Fox, Birks, Thornton, Coy, Damms
Subs: Barraclough (for Coy 70 minutes), Smith (for Thornton 85 minutes) Houghton and Linacre unused subs
Staveley - Damms 37 (pen), Coy 38
Ashville - Bimpson 77
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