Tuesday 24 September 2013


The FA Youth Cup is now well underway with First Qualifying Round games being played up and down the country. Last night at The Mile End Stadium in East London Tower Hamlets welcomed Boreham Wood and it turned out to be a highly entertaining incident packed game with eight goals scored, two debatable penalty decisions (one of which was missed!) and a goal of the season contender.

Boreham Wood looked the better side throughout but full credit must go to the young Tower Hamlets side who done their club proud with a decent performance despite going down by a scoreline of 2-6.

The debatable penalty decisions were -

1) see from 1m 8secs on the video. I think the Tower Hamlet's player got some of the ball and was unlucky for a spot kick to be awarded. Was justice done when the Wood put the ball high and wide?

2) see from 7m 40secs on the video.....not clear cut but i think the referee probably made the correct decision. The Tower Hamlet's keeper was unintentionally clattered by both his player and the opposing player during this incident. He was apparently knocked out for sometime and went off with a shoulder and head injury after a long spell of treatment on the pitch. The Cold End sends out best wishes to him and hope he gets back playing soon as he had made some really good saves up to this point which was right on the 90 minute mark.

The GOAL OF THE SEASON contender was scored by Boreham Wood's number 8 (sorry no names as I didn't get hold of a team sheet) which was a wonderful strike from outside of the box which dipped under the crossbar and into the net. See on the video from 5m 22sec. WHAT A STRIKE!

including all eight goals scored.

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