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Witton Albion
Bottesford Town
M Wilson (22'), R Hopley (29'), M Devine (61'), J Foley (76' Pen), W Jones (85' Pen)
Full time
Sat 8 Sep 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 18-19 Attendance 248

Albion brush aside Bottesford on FA Cup bow

Match Report kindly supplied by: Andrew Simpson, Senior Sports Writer, Mid-Cheshire Guardian series - http://www.northwichguardian.co.uk/sport/

WITTON Albion cruised to the next stage of the FA Cup after brushing aside Bottesford Town – a perfect start to their 100th season of appearing in the competition.

Five different players got their name on the score-sheet, while Carl Macauley’s men kept a fourth clean-sheet of the campaign at the other end of a sodden Wincham Park.

They survived a scare before assuming control when goalkeeper Greg Hall reacted smartly to divert Finley O’Sullivan’s deflected free-kick to safety.
There was an element of fortune to Witton’s opening goal, Michael Wilson’s free-kick deceiving the visitors’ defence – and custodian Jordan Douglas – before creeping into the net.

However captain Rob Hopley doubled the home team’s lead with a stylish chipped finish.

The Poachers, from the Northern Counties East League’s top-flight, rallied at the start of the second-half before the outcome was settled when Matty Devine headed in at the far post.

James Foley converted from the penalty spot after a foul on Anthony Gardner ended early his afternoon and Will Jones netted his first goal of the campaign in the same way after Danny McKenna had been felled inside the area.

Witton | Hall (GK), Gardner (Gardner 75), Devine, Wardle, Wilson, Smart, McKenna, Owens (Cesaire 70), Hopley (Noone 78), Jones, Foley Subs not used Brewster, Moore (GK) Goals Wilson 23, Hopley 29, Devine 61, Foley 75 (penalty), Jones 85 (penalty) Booked Hopley, Wardle

Bottesford | Douglas (GK), Bowskin, O’Sullivan, Ridley, Johnston, McCarron, Hutson, Bridge (Cook 78), McMenemy, Bemrose (Johnson 78), Graves (Ladden 84) Subs not used Pembleton, Ellis, Cook, Simpson, Johnson, Ladden Booked Ridley, Bemrose, Bridge, Graves

Referee Les Sinclair Attendance 248

Additional reporting by Adam Harris

Videos courtesy of Vijay Anthwal

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Key moments

22:00
Goal Michael Wilson scores for Witton Albion
29:00
Goal Rob Hopley scores for Witton Albion
61:00
Goal Matty Devine scores for Witton Albion
76:00
Scored Penalty James Foley scores a penalty for Witton Albion
85:00
Scored Penalty Will Jones scores a penalty for Witton Albion

Videos and photos

5-0 Will Jones penalty
00:10
Off The Line ??
00:13
Off The Line ??
Oh No Part 2
00:08
Oh No Part 2
Oh No Part 1
00:06
Oh No Part 1

Highlights

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90:00 +1:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Greg Hall keeps a clean sheet for Witton Albion
85:00 Scored Penalty 5 - 0
Will Jones scores a penalty for Witton Albion
78:00 Sub On
Chris Noone is substituted on for Witton Albion
78:00 Sub Off
Rob Hopley is substituted off for Witton Albion
76:00 Scored Penalty 4 - 0
James Foley scores a penalty for Witton Albion
75:00 Sub Off
Anthony Gardner is substituted off for Witton Albion
75:00 Sub On
James Yates is substituted on for Witton Albion
70:00 Sub Off
Tom Owens is substituted off for Witton Albion
70:00 Sub On
Cesaire Lingouba is substituted on for Witton Albion
61:00 Goal 3 - 0
Matty Devine scores for Witton Albion
48:00 Yellow Card
Josh Wardle is yellow carded for Witton Albion
End of period 1
41:00 Yellow Card
Rob Hopley is yellow carded for Witton Albion
29:00 Goal 2 - 0
Rob Hopley scores for Witton Albion
22:00 Goal 1 - 0
Michael Wilson scores for Witton Albion
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As it happened

  • Witton Albion
  • Bottesford Town
  • 0
  • Michael Wilson Goal 22:00'
  • Rob Hopley Goal 29:00'
  • Rob Hopley Yellow Card 41:00'
  • Josh Wardle Yellow Card 48:00'
  • Matty Devine Goal 61:00'
  • Tom Owens Sub Off 70:00'
  • Cesaire Lingouba Sub On 70:00'
  • Anthony Gardner Sub Off 75:00'
  • James Yates Sub On 75:00'
  • James Foley Scored Penalty 76:00'
  • Rob Hopley Sub Off 78:00'
  • Chris Noone Sub On 78:00'
  • Will Jones Scored Penalty 85:00'

Team selection

Hall, Greg Hall, Greg
Gardner, Anthony Gardner, Anthony
Wilson, Michael Wilson, Michael
Foley, James Foley, James
Wardle, Josh Wardle, Josh
Devine, Matty Devine, Matty
McKenna, Danny McKenna, Danny
Smart, Billy Smart, Billy
Jones, Will Jones, Will
Hopley, Rob Hopley, Rob
Owens, Tom Owens, Tom

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