Wednesday, 7 October 2015

Worksop Town 1 v Sheffield 0 - Sheff & Hallam Senior Cup R2

Wednesday 7th October 2015
Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup 2nd Round
at the Windsor Food Service Stadium, Sandy Lane, Worksop
Worksop Town (1) 1 Andy Ofuso 5
Sheffield (0) 0
Worksop Town:
Kennedy, Woolley, Waddle, Lawrence, Hadfield, Cooke, Higginson (Ward 79), Cottingham, Ofosu, Jordan (Husbands 63), Elliott (Ma. Fereday 87).
Unused subs - Hobson, Pickersgill.
Dunn, Ludlam, Dakwa, Glavin, Hamzat, Benyahma, Roney (Lufudu 73), McKenzie, Igiehon (Graham 88), Joblon (Raheem 55), Gregory.
Unused subs -  M. Fereday, Green.
A tale of two goalkeepers:
1). Thomas Dunn, put under pressure from a back pass by his own right back Stuart Ludlam, after just five minutes, the visitors keeper struggled to control the ball and Andy Ofusu nipped in, stole possession, rounded the unfortunate Nunn and rolled the ball into an empty net.
Though Nunn had a couple of other shaky moments, he did redeem himself with a great save at full stretch when he tipped Julian Lawrence's inswinging shot from out on the right wing, over the crossbar.
2). Jon Kennedy (above), had a fairly quiet first half, that saw the home side having the better of things in the main; but after the break, Sheffield were all over the Tigers like a rash and Kennedy won the game for the home side, with a string of top class saves... he's still got it!
Conor Glavin must still be wondering how he didn't score with one particular effort that 'Kendo' flicked away down by his right hand post.
Sheffield played really well after the break, but so did the man of the match (by a mile): Jon Kennedy.
I'm having to keep this overview brief, because I'm on the overnight train to that there London (where they make the telly n' that!), in a short while.
So very quickly, other incidents of note:
The referee let far too much go in the first half, when Jordan Cooke was on the end of two borderline assaults, namely: a VERY firm challenge in the middle of the pitch, by Bennie Igiehon, that went unpunished and a smack in the head by the elbow of Jacques Joblon... alas, the second challenge, that warranted a straight red card, saw Joblon escape with just a yellow, tut tut, referee!
Right at the death, one of the second half Worksop subs, Adam Ward, nearly made it 2-0, but Nunn saved the goalbound effort with his legs.
FT: Worksop Town 1 v Sheffield 0