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Great Wakering Rovers
A Adu (50'), F Okooboh (70'), A Shehu (77')
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Sat 13 Sep 15:00 - The Ryman Football League - Ryman North Attendance 72

Ware come from behind again to grab the spoils.

Ware work hard to overcome Great Wakering rovers 3-2.

Saturday 13th September 2014
Ware: 1. Rhys Madden, 2. Gareth Madden, 3. Alaa Oujdi (Samir Hadi 45), 4. Murat Karagul (Rheo Josephs 74), 5. Lee White, 6. Ajet Shehu, 7. Marcus Milner (Khale Dacosta 29), 8. Albert Adu, 9. Kieran Bishop, 10. Francis Okooboh, 11. Michael Deane (Samir Hadi 37).
Subs not used: Mickey Clark, Kazim Bishop.

Great Wakering Rovers: 1. Adam Seal, 2. Stuart Hepburn, 3. Max Kent, 4. George Artemi, 5. Lewis Sparrow ©, 6. Nick Skelton, 7. Billy Radley, 8. John Bradley, 9. Dan Trenkel, 10. Jay Nash, 11. Eljay Worrell.
Subs: David Collins, Joe Skeets, Tom Strickland, Tony Jacobs, Wilf Msiska.
Ware continued their climb up the table with a hard fought win against a GWR side hat belie their bottom of the table standing.
Inside the first couple of minutes Ware new boy Francis Okooboh robbed a defender of the ball just outside the box he ran on and crossed the ball into the box and Kieran Bishop just failed to get contact and the ball was cleared.
Ware continued their attacking through Alaa Oujdi, Murat Karagul and Kieran Bishop who all had crosses into the box with nobody being able to put the ball into the net.
Soon after a Marcus Milner free kick was directed to Albert Adu who in turn returned the ball back to Marcus Milner whose cross was cleared by the GWR defence.
GWR then had their first goal scoring opportunity when a free kick from Max Kent was headed towards goal by Nick Skelton but Rhys Madden saved comfortably, then from a throw in Nick Skelton had a second chance for GWR to take the lead when he shot high over the bar in front of goal.
Ware fought back when Michael Deane passed to Alaa Oujdi who in turn sent Kieran Bishop away down the wing Kieran Bishop outpaced the centre back and was eventually brought down, Alaa Oujdi took the free kick with Albert Adu rising above everybody else to power a header against the upright with the loose ball being cleared downfield.
Back came GWR with a counter attack that saw John Bradley hit his shot high over the bar then a GWR corner was cleared by Albert Adu with the ball being fired back in and then Alaa Oujdi cleared the ball which fell to George Artemi who shot wide.
Another corner by Max Kent was met by Stuart Hepburn who headed wide, Ware’s Lee White then had a header that was cleared by Max Kent and the GWR keeper Adam Seal saved a cross after good work by Alaa Oujdi, Albert Adu and Francis Okooboh another chance shortly after saw the latter shoot wide of goal when in a good position.
At the end of the first half Khale Dacosta and Kieran Bishop had shots at goal that were blocked.
Half-time: Ware FC 0-0 Great Wakering Rovers.

At the start of the second half an Alaa Oujdi lob come shot deceived everybody and ended up bouncing off the bar and out of play, soon after in the 50th minute Murat Karagul, Samir Hadi and Kieran Bishop combined with the latter side footing the ball into the box and Albert Adu was there to smash the ball home to put Ware 1-0 ahead.
Within two minutes of going a goal down GWR equalised in the 52nd minute when a cross by John Bradley was met by Dan Trenkel who headed home unchallenged to level the score at 1-1 and then a great chance to take the lead was denied by the Ware defence when a shot by Dan Trenkel was blocked in a crowded goal mouth.
Ware then had chances when a Francis Okooboh shot was just wide of the near post and were most unlucky when a Samir Hadi free kick was bent around the wall with the keeper just managing to scramble the ball away for a corner with the resulting corner kick being headed towards goal with the keeper making a good save.
In the 68th minute GWR took the lead when Nick Skelton powered home a header to give his side a 2-1 lead and again for the second time in the match a lead lasted just two minutes when in the 70th minute a low cross into the box by Samir Hadi was met by Francis Okooboh who swept the ball home to level at 2-2, Francis Okooboh celebrated his first goal for Ware with a couple of impressive looking somersaults.
Kieran Bishop then had a shot that was well saved by the keeper and then a shot by Francis Okooboh was deflected out of play for a corner.
In the 77th minute Ware edged in front when good work by Alaa Oujdi who sent in a cross that was met by Ajet Shehu who rose above everybody else to power home a header and score his second goal of the season and give Ware a 3-2 lead, then another Ajet Shehu header was headed just over the bar, In the final moments of the game a Rheo Josephs run and shot was just wide of the near post.
At the final whistle Ware ran out 3-2 winners against hard working Great Wakering Rovers side.

Ware v Great Wakering Rovers 13.09.14
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Final Score: Ware FC 3-2 Great Wakering Rovers FC.

Ware FC scorers:
Albert Adu (50)
Francis Okooboh (70)
Ajet Shehu (77)

Great Wakering Rovers FC:
Dan Trenkel (52)
Nick Skelton (68)

Attendance: 52

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Alaa Oujdi

Player of the Match

Alaa Oujdi

Key moments

Goal Albert Adu scores for Ware
Goal Francis Okooboh scores for Ware
Goal Ajet Shehu scores for Ware

Videos and photos

Ware v Great Wakering Rovers 13.09.14
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Replay game

As it happened

  • Ware
  • Great Wakering Rovers
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  • Marcus Milner Sub Off 32:00'
  • Khale Dacosta Sub On 32:00'
  • Michael Deane Sub Off 38:00'
  • Samir Hadi Sub On 38:00'
  • Albert Adu Goal 50:00'
  • Kieran Bishop Assist 50:00'
  • Francis Okooboh Goal 70:00'
  • Samir Hadi Assist 70:00'
  • Rheo Josephs Sub On 74:00'
  • Murat Karagul Sub Off 74:00'
  • Ajet Shehu Goal 77:00'
  • Alaa Oujdi Assist 77:00'
  • Francis Okooboh Yellow Card 90:00'
  • Khale Dacosta Yellow Card 90:00'

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# Team Pl Pts
8. Wroxham 46 79
9. Aveley 46 70
10. Ware 46 64
11. Soham Town Rangers 46 63
12. Heybridge Swifts 46 62
13. Thamesmead Town 46 58
14. Tilbury 46 58

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