Ware through to the next round of the FA Trophy after beating Great Wakering Rovers 4-0
Below par performance still put's Ware through to the next round of the FA Trophy where they face a tough away trip to Horsham FC.
WARE FC V GREAT WAKERING ROVERS FC K.O. 3pm
FA TROPHY PRELIMINARY ROUND.
Saturday 18th October 2014
Ware: 1. Rhys Madden, 2. Khale Dacosta, 3. Alaa Oujdi (Michael Deane 4), 4. Kazim Bishop, 5. Lee White ©, 6. Ajet Shehu, 7. Charlie Ledula, 8. Albert Adu, 9. Kieran Bishop, 10. Finbarr Robins (Rheo Josephs 52), 11. Murat Karagul (Ryan Wade (52).
Subs not used: Gareth Madden, Marcus Milner.
Great Wakering Rovers FC: 1. Adam Seal, 2. Billy Radley, 3. Adan Holmes, 4. Joe Skeels (Tom Strickland 73), 5. Lewis Sparrow ©, 6. Nick Skelton, 7. Tony Jacobs, 8. John Bradley (Billy Johnson 80), 9. Tom Ranger (Stuart Hepburn 38), 10. Jay Nash, 11. Max Kent.
Subs: Eljay Worrell, James Pugsley.
After their best performance of the season in mid-week against Brentwood Town Ware returned to Cup action with a below par performance and 4-0 victory against Great Wakering Rovers who were down to ten men when Adam Holmes got his marching orders for a dangerous two footed tackle on Ware’s Charlie Ledula on 33 minutes.
Ware started the first half on the attack with Khale Dacosta and Charlie Ledula exchanging passes with Dacosta crossing into the box and keeper Adam Seal coming to catch the ball before anybody could get a touch, soon after in the 4th minute Alaa Oujdi picked up a leg injury when running and turning sharply before sliding into the wire fence around the pitch and was replaced by Michael Deane.
Ware continued to press when Khale Dacosta slipped the ball to Charlie Ledula and his pass sent Kieran Bishop on a run down the wing and his cross into the box was cleared, Rovers then came into the game when Max Kent passed to Jay Nash who crossed to Tony Jacobs in the box but he just failed to connect and the ball ran out pf play, then Ware’s Charlie Ledula, Khale Dacosta and Albert Adu combined with the latter crossing into the box with the keeper gathering the ball with Kieran Bishop bearing down.
In the 17th minute Ware took the lead when Rovers failed to clear a corner the ball fell to Lee White who ran into the box and produced a chip to the far post that was met by Charlie Ledula who headed into the top right hand corner and put his side 1-0 in front, later in the game Kazim Bishop sent Finbarr Robins on a run and his shot was hit over the bar and in the 33rd minute Rovers were reduced to ten men when Adam Holmes was red carded for an uncharacteristic two footed challenge on Charlie Ledula who was fortunate to evade the tackle and remain unhurt but he was booked for his reaction to the tackle (Holmes later apologised to Ledula for his tackle).
Rovers although down to ten men did not seem too affected by this and still battled to get an equalizer but went in at half time 1-0 down.
Half time: Ware FC 1-0 Great Wakering Rovers.
At the start of the second half Charlie Ledula had a run and shot that was put out for a corner with the resulting corner being cleared which paved the way for Rovers to have two chances one that fell to Tony Jacobs who shot wide and a Billy Radley corner that was cleared and fell to John Bradley who volleyed over the bar and then a Kieran Bishop run and shot was deflected out for a corner Michael Deane took the corner and a Charlie Ledula header was cleared.
Rovers were still in the game and putting pressure on the Ware defence with attack after attack but Ware withstood the sustained pressure being put on them and against the run of play in the 70th minute Charlie Ledula scored his second goal to increase Ware’s lead after being put through by Ryan Wade, credit to Rovers they came back with a John Bradley shot that hit wide and a Lewis Sparrow header that hit the post.
Substitute Rheo Joseph was making things happen when coming on for Finbarr Robins with his direct runs along the wings and in the middle of the field, one run was from inside his own half to the edge of the Rovers box saw his shot deflected for a corner, at the other end Ware Keeper Rhys Madden gathered a shot from the ever hard working John Bradley, in the final fifteen minutes ten men Rovers began to tire and Ware were now getting the better of Rovers and in the 85 minute Kieran Bishop was brought down in the box and the referee pointed to the spot and usual penalty taker Kieran Bishop was for once overruled to let Charlie Ledula convert the penalty with the ball going in off the far post and put Ware 3-0 ahead and complete a well-deserved hat trick in the 89 minute Ware increase their lead even further when Kieran Bishop went on a powerful run into the Rovers box and crossed for Rheo Josephs to tap in and score his first senior goal for the first team and put Ware 4-0 ahead.
At the final whistle Ware won 4-0 and go through to the next round with an away tie against Horsham FC.
Ware FC 4-0 Great Wakering Rovers FC.
Charlie Ledula (17, 70, 85 pen)
Rheo Josephs (89)