Eton Manor 2 Ware 3
Ware make hard work of Senior Cup tie but go through to second round.
This was Ware's 230th game in the county's premier competition and only the home side's second but that didn't help the Blues at all when Joe Bricknell scored from the kick off to give Manor the lead. Ware were back in the hunt after 17 minutes when Aston Goss side-footed home and were ahead eight minutes from the break through Brian Haule.
It seemed to be all up for the Essex Senior League side when Ryan Hervel shot through a crowd of players to increase Ware's lead after 75 minutes with just his second goal in 68 appearances but Eton Manor pulled a goal back almost immediately after.
It was another unusual goal with an offside decision being reversed when the through ball was judged to have been a back pass. As a result Joe Simmonds was penalised for handling the ball with an indirect free kick. A header from this hit the bar before the rebound was bundled in.
There were no more goals and Ware will now entertain Berkhamsted in the second round on Tuesday, December 6th.
There are now just three games to go before Ware's 5,000th since 1892.
Ware: Joe Simmonds, Jack Mace, Alaa Oujdi, Ryan Hervel, Marcus Rose, Tom Bradbury (Murat Karagul 22mins), Aston Goss (Dani Ladeira 76mins), Joe Reynolds (Josh Oyibo 45mins), Brian Haule, Mekhi McLeod. Unused subs: Luis Fernandes, Kyle Forster