Ware unlucky to lose in Robert Dyas Cup match against local rivals.
Harlow Town manage to scrape through 2-1.
WARE FC V HARLOW TOWN FC K.O. 7.45pm
ROBERT DYAS CUP 1st ROUND.
Tuesday 7th September 2014
Ware: 1. Rhys Madden, 2. Khale Dacosta, 3. Alaa Oujdi, 4. Murat Karagul, 5. Lee White ©, 6. Jack Fowler (Samir Hadi 77), 7. Charlie Ledula, 8. Finbarr Robins, 9. Kieran Bishop, 10. Ryan Wade (Albert Adu 62), 11. Rheo Josephs (Marcus Milner 59).
Subs not used: Arshad Coower, George Florence.
Harlow Town FC: 1. Dean Driscoll, 2. Danny Norton, 3. Luke Cuthbert, 4. David Kendell, 5. Michael Toner, 6. Josh Urquhart (James Smith 73), 7. Robbie Martin, 8. David Cowley, 9. Alex Read (Billy Jones 45), 10. Claudio Lorenzani (Fabian Simms 67), 11. Layne Eadie.
Subs: Ben Glasgow, Edward Thompson.
Ware had some early chances to take the lead against unbeaten local rivals Harlow Town but the first chance fell to Alex Read who turned in the box and hit his shot wide from a free kick.
Ware came back and had two quick chances when a Ryan Wade corner was met by Lee White and his header was cleared off the line and then a Finbarr Robins shot was put round the post by Harlow keeper Dean Driscoll.
Ware continued to press and a Marcus Milner cross was met by a Charlie Ledula header with the keeper saving, soon after Charlie Ledula put Kieran Bishop away and he shot just wide of the far post.
In the 22nd minute Harlow took the lead when David Cowley was given time to curl a right footed shot into the far corner of the net with Ware keeper Rhys Madden well beaten.
Harlow nearly doubled their lead when Rhys Madden came to the rescue when saving a Layne Eadie effort with the same player hitting the rebound and seeing it cleared off the line by Lee White.
Ware then had a chance to reduce the deficit but Rheo Josephs shot wide when in a good position and then Harlow’s Layne Eadie also shot wide at the other end Charlie Ledula then had a great run and shot that was blocked and then Khale Dacosta sped down the wing and crossed into the box with the ball being cleared.
Soon after a Rheo Josephs cross into the area and the ball was fumbled by the keeper but managed to grab the ball in a second attempt as Kieran Bishop was bearing down on him.
On the stroke of half time Harlow increased their lead when Rhys Madden saved a shot from David Cowley but only managed to push the ball into the path of Alex Read who tapped in to put Harlow 2-0 in front.
Half time: Ware FC 0-2 Harlow Town FC.
Ware started the better in the second half and in the 49th minute when Kieran Bishop reduced the arrears to smash a shot past Dean Driscoll and put Ware back into the game at 2-1.
Ware continued to pressure Harlow and were much the better side and a Ryan Wade corner was headed just wide of the near post, shortly after Albert Adu hit his shot wide and immediately after Albert Adu had another shot that was cleared.
Charlie Ledula went on a run and passed to Kieran Bishop who crossed to Murat Karagul who just failed to connect, Finbarr Robins then won the ball and crossed for Kieran Bishop who hit his shot wide.
Kieran Bishop then had a great chance of equalising when he ran into the Harlow box but hit his shot wide after being forced wide by the Harlow defence, in the 85 minute Ware thought they had equalised when Charlie Ledula crossed for Kieran Bishop to net but his joy was short lived with the linesman flagging for off-side.
In the closing stages Murat Karagul had a one on one with the keeper who saved his shot and Harlow’s James Smith who had his shot saved by Rhys Madden.
Final score: Ware FC: 1-2 Harlow Town FC.
Kieran Bishop (49)
Harlow Town FC:
David Cowley (22)
Alex Read (45)