Ryman Div One North
Ware 2 v 0 Aveley
Report by Jamie Manktelow
Millers fall to Ware
THIS was certainly a game to forget for Aveley because after a hard fought win against Waltham Abbey last week, the Millers followed it up by a lacklustre performance against a Ware side who are under new management and recently had a large influx of players.
The Millers had the best of the opening exchanges but just couldn’t create much in way of chances. Tommy Spillane met a George Woodward corner after Mason Bloomfield did well to win the set-piece, but Spillane headed away from the goal.
The first real effort on goal came from the hosts as the lively Imess Kartita wriggled on the edge of the area before firing towards goal, but in the end it was a comfortable save from Clarke Bogard.
The closest the Millers came all game came on the 15 minute mark. Mason Bloomfield connected well from a corner kick but his goal bound header was cleared off of the line by left back Alaa Oujdi.
That clearance off the line felt like the turning point within the game. Minutes later Mathias Bakare was in the book after a slight pull back on Murat Karagul on what was Matty’s first start since re-joining the Millers.
Ware came within inches of taking the lead, Kambo Smith from an audacious angle fired an effort against the Millers crossbar. More followed as Ware began to press the Millers high up the pitch. It was Kambo Smith again who managed to steal the ball and just slip his effort wide of the left hand post.
The second yellow card of the game was awarded to the host’s Josh Oyibo after he took down George Woodward after he had slipped.
Aveley had another half chance just after the 30th minute, Adalberto Pinto slipped in Jeremiah Maja who tried to square the ball across for a Mason Bloomfield tap in but the dangerous looking cross was cleared by ex-Miller Marcus Rose.
Ware were forced into an early substitution after Rokas Janilionis went down injured off of the ball and could not continue, he made way for Lewis Soraf.
The second half was a more open game to start with, Jeremiah Maja and Mason Bloomfield both had half chances but just couldn’t get a shot off as Ware defended resolutely.
Those half chances were followed by back to back yellow cards. Adalberto Pinto picked up his 7th yellow since joining the Millers and Imedd Kartita joined him after pulling at Ross Gleed’s shirt.
On 56 minutes the deadlock was finally broken, and not the way Aopedveley had h. A free-kick came into the Millers penalty area, it landed to Marcus Rose who was allowed time and space to turn and fire into the bottom corner to put Ware ahead.
Max Mitchell came on for Pinto for his Millers debut. And Ware also made a change with Imedd Kartita coming off for Evandro Delgado.
That Ware substitution made an instant impact, after Karagul managed to keep the ball in, he pulled it back to Evandro Delgado who smashed it past Clarke Bogard.
After that goal Aveley started to create a couple more openings but to no avail. George Woodward tried his luck from 25-yards out with free-kick but it went over the bar. Minute later Jeremiah Maja and Mason Bloomfield linked well with Mason’s effort curling away from the right hand post.
The hosts were reduced to ten men as Josh Oyibo was handed his second yellow as he took out Jordan Peart who sprinted past him.
From the red card and playing against ten Aveley played much more like how they have been playing in recent performances. Max Mitchell corner came out to Billy Coyne who fired over the crossbar, moments later Michael Toner tried his luck with a more than speculative effort went wide of Ware’s goal.
A disappointing result but Aveley will be back in action at Mill Field on Saturday 11th February at home against high-flying Bowers & Pitsea.
Ware: Darren Behcet, Jack Mace, Alaa Oudji, Marcus Rose (Capt), Rokas Janilionis (Lewis Soraf 36), Dean Mason, Joe Reynolds, Kambo Smith (Gareth Price 77), Imedd Kartita (Evandro Delgago 59), Murat Karague
Scorers – Marcus Rose (56′), Evando Delgado (68′
Aveley: Clarke Bogard, Billy Coyne (Capt), George Woodward, Harry Gibbs, Tommy Spillane, Michael Toner, Mathias Bakare (Jordan Peart 69), Adalberto Pinto (Max Mirchell 62), Mason Bloomfield, Jeremiah Maja, Ross Gleed (Gaz Dauti 75)