Old Meads make heavy weather of Park defeat

Amateur Football Alliance Senior Cup - Old Meadonians 2  Alexandra Park 0


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Cup holders Old Meadonians made heavy weather of disposing of Alexandra Park in the A.F.A. senior cup at Riverside Lands on Saturday.

Alexandra Park, from the third division of the Southern Amateur League were rarely capable of stretching the home defence but Meads, although they spent the first half camped in enemy territory, spurned at least five chances before striker Colin Hawkins hit the bar from twenty yards with five minutes of the half to go.

Stern words at half time saw the hosts applying more of the same pressure with no concrete reward. In fact mid-fielder Pete Lovell had to clear a goal bound shot off the line and Dan Salanson missed a penalty before with a half hour to go Lovell was withdrawn for teenage striker Albert Adomah to come on and team up with Hawkins.

The indefatigable Ed Glover dropped in behind these two to give admirable support. With just fifteen minutes to go Hawkins dummied a cross from the right and Adomah finished well from ten yards.

Five minutes later Hawkins put things in perspective, cutting in from the left to hit the far corner from just inside the box.

Team: Sayers, Salanson, McCombe, Hanley, Lovell, (Adomah), Costello, Kearney, Quinn, Rhone, (Cope), Glover, Hawkins.

David Stanners

November 14, 2005