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1st Team - Match centre

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Westfields
Leiston
Full time
T Winter (73')
Sat 15 Oct 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 16-17 Attendance 741

Westfields 2 Blues 1

Blues FA Cup dreams ended by lower League Westfields

Leiston's FA Cup dreams were shattered in the Herefordshire rain as Westfields of the Midland Premier Division dumped Glenn Driver's side out of this year's competition. Leiston's hopes of a lucrative First Round draw were dashed when the hosts leading scorer Richard Greaves crashed home an effort right at the death. Leiston, Suffolk's remaining non league side in the FA Cup, started strongly and dictated the opening 50 minutes or so spurning a host of chances. The visitors, in red hot form in front of goal, were minus injured leading scorer Matt Blake but still looked too strong for their hosts who ply their trade two leagues lower. Leon Ottley-Gooch, making his first start for five weeks, headed over efforts inside the box, failing to trouble Kieron Blackburn in the home goal. Christy Finch twice forced Blackburn into saves while Patrick Brothers missed another great chance and Joe Francis twice fired efforts straight at Blackburn as the opening goal of the game looked inevitable for the visitors. It was clear Westfields, playing in this, their sixth game in this year's tournament, best opportunities would be via set pieces and so it proved as they took the lead on 57 minutes with their first real sight of goal, captain Phil Glover out jumping the Leiston centre half pairing of Tom Bullard and Joe Jefford to glance home a header from a free kick from the right flank that flashed across Danny Potter in the visitors goal into the right hand corner. Leiston toiled for a response but deservedly drew level with just over a quarter of an hour remaining. Substitute Tom Winter clever movement created the space for him to meet Patrick Brothers left wing centre and fire his shot high into the roof of the net for a fine equaliser. A replay at Victory Road was looming when Westfields stunned the Ryman Premier Division leaders with just over a minute remaining. Leiston failed to clear a cross from the left and the ball fell invitingly to leading scorer Richard Greaves whose shot took a deflection before beating Danny Potter in the Leiston goal. Leiston piled forward in stoppage time pushing their corner count into the late teens but the Hereford side held firm to claim another notable scalp and book their place in today's first round draw.

FT - Westfields 2 Blues 1

Westfields - Blackburn, Reeve, Plane, Glover, Kahaki, Bonella, Jones, Thomas (Miller 67 mins), Greaves, Polan (Harray 77 mins), Grant (Saunston 92 mins). Subs not used Febery, Gwynne, Ogono and Jackson

Blues - Potter, Brown, Dunbar (Saker 74 mins) Brothers, Jefford, Bullard, Lawrence, Heath, Ottley-Gooch (Winter 66 mins), Finch (Schaar 78 mins), Francis. Subs not used - Ainsley, Pelling and Beckwith.

Man of the Match - Patrick Brothers

Attendance - 741

Train with the Best - Win a training session with the England 6-a-side squad

Patrick Brothers

Player of the Match

Patrick Brothers

Key moments

73:00
Goal Tom Winter scores for Leiston

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Patrick Brothers is awarded player of the match for Leiston
78:00 Sub On
Armani Schaar is substituted on for Leiston
78:00 Sub Off
Christy Finch is substituted off for Leiston
74:00 Sub On
Blake Saker is substituted on for Leiston
74:00 Sub Off
Sebastian Dunbar is substituted off for Leiston
73:00 Assist
Patrick Brothers makes an assist for Leiston
73:00 Goal 0 - 1
Tom Winter scores for Leiston
66:00 Sub On
Tom Winter is substituted on for Leiston
66:00 Sub Off
Leon Ottley-Gooch is substituted off for Leiston
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Sebastian Dunbar is yellow carded for Leiston
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Westfields
  • Leiston
  • 0
  • Sebastian Dunbar Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Tom Winter Sub On 66:00'
  • Leon Ottley-Gooch Sub Off 66:00'
  • Patrick Brothers Assist 73:00'
  • Tom Winter Goal 73:00'
  • Blake Saker Sub On 74:00'
  • Sebastian Dunbar Sub Off 74:00'
  • Armani Schaar Sub On 78:00'
  • Christy Finch Sub Off 78:00'

Team selection

Potter, Danny Potter, Danny
Brown, Oliver Brown, Oliver
Dunbar, Sebastian Dunbar, Sebastian
Heath, Gareth Heath, Gareth
Jefford, Joe Jefford, Joe
Bullard, Tom Bullard, Tom
Francis, Joe Francis, Joe
Brothers, Patrick Brothers, Patrick
Ottley-Gooch, Leon Ottley-Gooch, Leon
Lawrence, Byron Lawrence, Byron
Finch, Christy Finch, Christy
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