Town Knocked Out Of FA Vase
By Andrew Parker
The Town travelled to Cogenhoe on Saturday afternoon, as they looked to progress in the FA Vase and potentially build on last year’s success.
Sweeney and Copson surprisingly made 3 changes to the team that started against Hillingdon Borough. Michael Donkor
, Kelvin Osei-Addo
and Sam Tamakloe, were replaced by Matt Brady, Curtis Donaldson
and Tom Bryant
In truth, it was not a fixture that will live long in the memory.
Neither team dominated possession, neither team created many chances and neither team looked like they were up for the occasion. Kyle Faulkner
tested Lutter in the Cogenhoe goal with a smart effort, but it was kept out with ease.
As chances go, that would be it for the first period.
The second half started with Leighton actually taking a foothold in the game, dominating possession, but not being able to create any real opportunities.
However, despite Leighton’s possession, Cogenhoe took the lead.
A corner was swung into the far post and was met by O’Connor, who headed home to put Cogenhoe a goal to the good.
Leighton’s only chance of the game, came when Curtis Donaldson
found himself in on goal. O’Connor did well to close down Donaldson, who had numerous opportunities to get a strike away. He laid the ball into the path of the inform Lewis McBride
but his shot was easily dealt with by Lutter.
Cogenhoe shortly after, doubled their lead. Long found himself in a sea of bodies in the box, but managed to angle a strike into the top right corner from close range, to wrap the game up for Cogenhoe.
Kyle Davison-Gordon then came on for Dom Marsala, as Sweeney and Copson changed the system to a ‘3 Back’. Kelvin Osei-Addo
then came on for Kyle Faulkner
replaced Matt Hall
, in Leighton’s final change.
That was all of the action in a gutless performance from the Town who showed no desire to want to progress in the Vase, with an opportunity to play at Wembley up for grabs.
Disappointing to say the very least, as one real chance, just shows how poor the game was.
The Town return to action in the Bucks Senior Cup on Tuesday Evening at Bell Close, as they face Unite MK.
We hope to see you there, thank you for your support once again.