FA Cup Preliminary Round
Harlow Town 0 v 1 Waltham Abbey
HARLOW Town were knocked out of the FA Cup by neighbours Waltham Abbey on Tuesday night.
A single goal by Prince William Domafriyie (26′) was enough to separate the teams.
The Hawks’ cause was not helped by having two players being sent off. L’Hereux Menga early on and George Doyle late on.
The Hawks return to action on Saturday away with a friendly away at Concord Rangers.
They return to league action away at Tooting and Mitcham on Saturday October 3rd.
A fuller report may follow.
Despite an early injury for Hawks star Hector Mackie the team in red started the FA cup qualifying game against fellow south central league team Waltham Abbey well.
However, when Hawks front man L’Heureux Menga was sent off for a second red card half way through the first half it looked as though Harlow would lose their attacking prowess. No one could deny the first yellow but the second was harsh. Sadly the 10 men of Harlow conceded a goal just before half term and headed into the break one down both in terms of goals and players.
However, despite having less men on the park Harlow performed well in the second half although did have to rely on a few decent saves from sweeper keeper Rob Budd. Sadly despite a number of good efforts Harlow were unable to beat Abbey’s seven foot goalkeeper and it was to be the end of Harlow’s FA cup run, having already beaten Enfield and Sporting Bengal to get this far.
Tempers flared at the end of the game when a second Harlow Town player saw red, this time George Doyle paying the price for a tackle which the referee considered too late.
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