Monday, December 4, 2023

Football: Aveley impress as they beat Kings Lynn in FA Cup

MILLERS produced a commanding performance to win through Monday night’s FA Cup Second Qualifying Round replay with Kings Lynn to earn a home tie against neighbours Hornchurch in the next round.

After an even first few minutes Millers began to get a grip on the match and Jon Benton’s effort from distance tested the Linnets’ keeper, who was in action again soon after to keep out Garrett Kelly’s effort.

However, the breakthrough came on 20 minutes when Benton struck a shot low into the bottom left hand corner from outside the box.

Kings Lynn might have rqualised just before half time when Jordan Ponticelli round Jonathan North and got a shot off but Tom Stephen cleared off the line.

Millers came out for the second half fired up and Matt Rush immediatley found the back of the net, but the ‘goal’ was ruled out for offside.

Linnets’ relief was short-lived as, just moments later, Rush outjumped his marker and headed a cross home.

With the clock running down and around ten minutes to go Millers firmly stamped their authority of the match.

First Benton slammed home a freekick from 25 yards out (celebrating with a cartwheel) and then Rush completed his brace too with another shot from outside the box to send home fans intop delerium – and now keenly anticipating the derby with the Urchins on Saturday, 30 September.


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