Meads reach the final again
Amateur Football Alliance Senior Cup Semi-final - Old Meadonians 4 Old Grammarians 0
Holders Old Meadonians had no trouble in disposing with a mild challenge from Old Grammarians, from two divisions below to go through to the final of the Amateur Football Alliance Senior Cup at the Civil Service Ground on Saturday, although their method sometimes smacked of expediency.
A five- man midfield throttled attempts to break out and helped Meads maintain pressure and, although they were guilty of wasting a number of corners, on twenty minutes Hawkins got free on the right. When his shot was parried by the keeper, Danny Bond was on hand to stab in the rebound. Almost immediately a Quinn header deflected the ball into Hawkins’ path and his raking twenty yard volley brought an equally excellent save. Five minutes later Meads’ keeper Kris Sayers punted a ball over the Grammarians’ defence and Hawkins sprinted through to volley in first bounce from the edge of the area. With the breeze in their faces after the interval Meads football was more disciplined but no less relentless. However Grammarians defence resisted until twenty minutes to go when Quinn took Bond’s cleverly headed pass to the edge of the area. His shot was saved full length and Hawkins slotted the loose ball. The final touch was applied by right mid-fielder Dwayne Rhone. With five minutes to go he sped onto a through ball and thundered the ball over the keeper from fully twenty five yards.
The final will be against Polytechnic F.C. on Saturday 9th April at 3pm at Southbank C.U.A.C.O. Dulwich.
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March 16, 2005