Wednesday, 11 December 2013

HEATH OUT & REGENT THROUGH. THE ROAD TO WEMBLEY CONTINUES

FA CARLSBERG VASE THIRD ROUND REPLAY
COLNEY HEATH v BRIGHTLINGSEA REGENT

On a very chilly Tuesday evening in front of a crowd of 224, which is the biggest seen at Colney Heath in years, the home side's run in this season's FA Vase ended as Thurlow Nunn Premier Division Brightlingsea Regent recorded a hard earned 0-2 victory to qualify for the last 32 for the first time in their history.

A still picture taken from the video of the first tackle and yellow card offence shows the player won the ball?

At 0-2 down and then down to 10 men Colney Heath's chance of a come back were near enough ended
Regent's goals came via the penalty spot in the first half and a deflected cross in the second half with Colney Heath having a penalty kick saved late on in the game which, if scored, would of set up a grandstand finish. By then Heath were reduced to ten men in somewhat controversial circumstances as the first yellow card offence looked a good tackle to me and when watched back on video it does also. In defence of the man-in-the-middle it could of appeared a tackle from behind at certain angles. Have a look at the video and see what you think - from 6m 55secs. The referee also rated the challenge from 2m 45secs as a foul which drew a interesting response from the home players.

The game was dominated by the defences with not many clear cut chances being made by either sides who were both hard working and fully committed as was expected in a FA Vase game where a place one step closer to Wembley was on offer. In the end the away side deserved their victory and now play Bodmin Town at home in the next round on Saturday 18th January.

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS


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