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A Bartram (56')
Full time
J Oyibo (94' Sent Off)
Wed 17 Oct 19:45 - Hertfordshire County Cup 18-19 Attendance 32

Hadley 1 Ware 0


Senior Cup exit leaves Halsey red faced.

Paul Halsey's immediate response to this defeat was to offer his apologies to Ware's supporters, particularly those who made the journey to Brickfield Lane. The colour in his cheeks may have been from embarrassment at losing to a Step 5 club or more likely from frustration at the way his players had performed, perhaps a bit of both.

In truth this result was always on the cards. A club from a lower league will normally pull out a strong performance against a higher placed one and if their opponents rest players of the calibre of Albert Adu, Harry Norman, Ben Hart and Leigh Rose it can be a pretty even contest.

This is not to make excuses for Ware's performance. The players drafted in (which included debutant Brett O'Connor) should be good enough and in reality Ware probably had the edge in the first half - Louis Rose had the ball in the net only for an offside flag to be raised.

The second half started in a similar way but it was the home side that broke the deadlock just over ten minutes after the restart. Alfie Bartram was on the end of a ball in from the Hadley left and whilst still outside the penalty area, with Anthony Page apparently rooted to one side of his goal, shot powerfully and accurately into what looked like an unguarded part of the goal.

Halsey gave his starting eleven eight more minutes to find an equaliser before bringing on John Frendo and Frazer John, another player making his first team debut, to liven things up. There was no immediate sign of a difference though Frazer John showed promise with a good run down the left.

Ware did, however, pretty much lay siege to the Hadley goal during the last quarter of an hour but found the home defence always in the right place to block shots and headers. Never more so than with almost the last kick of the game when Frendo shot from close range. It's not clear if Karl Beaumont in the home goal knew much about it but his body was in the way and the ball, having seemingly been destined for the net, spun away for a corner.

At this point the referee blew for time and Josh Oyibo's frustration at his team not being allowed time to take the corner boiled over ending in the referee wielding two yellow cards in quick succession.

Ware: Anthony Page, Charlie Yexley, Dominique Njoya, Gareth Madden, Louis Rose, Bradley Fraser, Brett O'Connor, Jack Daveney, Harley Haag (John Frendo 63mins), Dave Cowley (Josh Oyibo 80mins), Callum Taylor (Frazer John 63mins). Unused subs: Harry Norman, Kardan Campbell.

Key moments

Goal Alfie Bartram scores for Hadley
90:00 +4:00
Red Card Josh Oyibo is sent off for Ware


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90:00 +4:00 Red Card 1 - 0
Josh Oyibo is sent off for Ware
90:00 +3:00 Yellow Card
Josh Oyibo is yellow carded for Ware
90:00 +2:00 Sub Off
Alfie Bartram is substituted off for Hadley
90:00 +2:00 Sub On
Kenny Nobrega is substituted on for Hadley
89:00 Yellow Card
Nnamdi Harold-Egole is yellow carded for Hadley
82:00 Sub On
Peter Rosemin is substituted on for Hadley
82:00 Sub Off
David Laird is substituted off for Hadley
80:00 Sub On
Josh Oyibo is substituted on for Ware
80:00 Sub Off
Dave Cowley is substituted off for Ware
75:00 Sub On
Yemi Buraimoh is substituted on for Hadley
75:00 Sub Off
Bradley Osbourne is substituted off for Hadley
72:00 Yellow Card
David Laird is yellow carded for Hadley
70:00 Yellow Card
Bradley Marriot is yellow carded for Hadley
69:00 Yellow Card
John Frendo is yellow carded for Ware
64:00 Yellow Card
Brett O'Connor is yellow carded for Ware
63:00 Sub Off
Harley Haag is substituted off for Ware
63:00 Sub On
Frazer John is substituted on for Ware
63:00 Sub Off
Callum Taylor is substituted off for Ware
63:00 Sub On
John Frendo is substituted on for Ware
56:00 Goal 1 - 0
Alfie Bartram scores for Hadley
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Hadley
  • Ware
  • 0
  • Alfie Bartram Goal 56:00'
  • Harley Haag Sub Off 63:00'
  • John Frendo Sub On 63:00'
  • Callum Taylor Sub Off 63:00'
  • Frazer John Sub On 63:00'
  • Brett O'Connor Yellow Card 64:00'
  • John Frendo Yellow Card 69:00'
  • Bradley Marriot Yellow Card 70:00'
  • David Laird Yellow Card 72:00'
  • Bradley Osbourne Sub Off 75:00'
  • Yemi Buraimoh Sub On 75:00'
  • Josh Oyibo Sub On 80:00'
  • Dave Cowley Sub Off 80:00'
  • David Laird Sub Off 82:00'
  • Peter Rosemin Sub On 82:00'
  • Nnamdi Harold-Egole Yellow Card 89:00'
  • Kenny Nobrega Sub On 90:00 +2:00'
  • Alfie Bartram Sub Off 90:00 +2:00'
  • Josh Oyibo Yellow Card 90:00 +3:00'
  • Josh Oyibo Red Card 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

  • 1. Karl Beaumont
  • 2. Tom Milton
  • 3. Andrew White
  • 4. Paul Wright
  • 5. Bradley Marriot
  • 6. Stephen O'Hara
  • 7. Bradley Osbourne
  • 8. Nnamdi Harold-Egole
  • 9. David Laird
  • 10. Ibrahim Camara
  • 11. Alfie Bartram
  • 12. Yemi Buraimoh
  • 14. Peter Rosemin
  • 15. Kenny Nobrega
  • 16. Jake King
  • 17. Jeff Idemudia


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