Youngsters progress in FA Youth Cup

Greensnet Editor
Wed 28 Sep 2005, 23:00

The under 18's opened their first FA Youth Cup campaign for some time with a 3-0 win over Kingsbury Town. The Greens opened brightly and were unfortunate not to score an early goal. Kingsbury had a free kick which was dealt with comfortably by Conor Carroll in goal, and in the 19th minute came the opening goal courtesy of Ronald Adjekwie who scored from close range into an empty net. Hendon then took control of the game, and it was no surprise when the lead was doubled in the 35th minute when man of the match Adjekwie scored his second of the evening after fine work on the left wing by Otis Kingsley. Kingsbury made a double substitution at half time, and the change gave them a spark that seemed to disrupt Hendon who became more and more scrappy as the half progressed. Kingsbury had a few half chances to get back into the game, but the attempts either went wide or Carroll was able to deal with them well. The final goal came with a minute to go when substitute Ashraf Toughienu capped a fine performance with his first goal for the club. Manager Mark Crawford was happy to have won, but very unhappy with the second half performance. The reward for the victory is a home tie against either Wealdstone or Banbury United.

Conor Carroll, Chad Griffiths, Jackson Ellis, Narcisse Nono, Francois Gabbidon, Matthew Peart (Admir Meha 62), Jake Brennan (Mo Liban 68), Otis Kingsley, Stephan Chambers-Bignall (Ashraf Toughienu 56), Ronald Adjekwie, Eddy Mohammed. Unused subs : Akin Akinrinade, Jahbez Wilson.