It’s a knockout as Rovers rock on the road again

Chichester City v Great Wakering Rovers – Buildbase FA Trophy Second Qualifying Round – Oaklands Park – Report

Chichester City 1-2 Great Wakering Rovers

First-half goals from Jake Gordon and George Cox proved decisive as Great Wakering Rovers love affair with knockout football continued at Chichester City.

The villagers progressed to the third qualifying round stage, despite Tyrone Madhani pulling one back for the home side a quarter of an hour from time.

“We soaked up a lot of pressure in the second half,” Rovers boss, Steve Butterworth told Yellow Sport.

“We could have been better on the break, attempting to kill the ties and avoiding an uncomfortable finale. But cup, on in this case trophy fever struck again.”

Butterworth added: “We are all delighted with the result, but Tuesday’s Pitching In Isthmian League North game with Brentwood Town becomes so much more important now.

“The league is far more important. I can’t and won’t argue otherwise with anyone until I’ve got us away from the bottom of the table and out of trouble.

Great Wakering Rovers return to Pitching In Isthmian League North action on Tuesday, October 12 when Brentwood Town visit Burroughs Park (7:45pm).

Chichester City: Kieran Magee, Connor Cody, Rob Hutchings, Jamie Horncastle, Corey Heath (Ethan Prichard 73′), Ben Pashley, Ben Mendoza, Emmett Dunn, Scott Jones (Tyrone Madhani 46′), Callum Overton, Kaleem Haitham Subs not used: Matt Axell, Lewis Hyde, Lloyd Rowlatt, Ryan Davidson, Oliver Carroll

Great Wakering Rovers: Tim Brown, Louie Hay, Danny Hurford, George Cox, Perry Dunn, Connor Martin, Charlie Morris (Sam Dulieu 75′), William Harns, Martin Tuohy (Adam Vyse 46′), Mitchell Gilbey (Sam Carter 56′), Jake Gordon Subs not used: Shaye McKenzie-La-Rose, Jacob Wiggins, Billy Johnson, Lewis Catling

Brian Jeeves

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