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Sutton Common Rovers
Horsley
F Carney (73'), L Guest (74'),  (7' OG)
Full time
 (53', 77')
Mon 22 Apr 11:30 - Cup

Cup joy again for the reserves

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The Reserves retained their Surrey Elite Reserve Division cup with a hard fought win over a battling Horsley side on Easter Monday.

Rovers went into the game in confident mood having already beaten Horsley twice in the league this season, and they started positively, taking the lead after only seven minutes. A great ball down the line by Ryan Steadman-Hoyte set Alfie Carney away, and his cross was turned into this own net by the Horsley defender.

We continued to press and Finlay Carney was denied by an excellent stop from the keeper after his free kick had been deflected. Horsley though were full of fight and put us under some pressure, and a fizzed area from just outside the area was well saved by Brandon Farley away to his left.

Rovers were holding the upper hand though, with the pace and persistance of widemen A.Carney and Luke Guest being a thorn in the side of the Horsley backline, but it was the prolific George Baker who almost increased the lead, when his low shot was well saved by the keeper with his legs.

Reserves v Horsley cup final
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At the other end, sterling work by the central partnership of Dan Jones and Joe Elbishlawi was coping admirably with anything Horsley could throw at them.

The sides went in level at the break.

Rovers started the second half brightly, but were unable to force that second goal, and gradually Horsley came back into the game. A couple of low shots were comfortably dealt with low to his right by Farley, before Horsley found an equaliser on 53 minutes with a goal of excellent quality. A bouncing ball into the forward was met with a guided finish over Farley giving the Rovers keeper no chance.

Both sides had chances as the game opened up moving into the latter stages, but two goals in a very quick space of time turned the tide massively in Rovers favour.

First up on 73 minutes a sliced clearance by the Horsley keeper found F.Carney just inside the Horsley half, one touch and strike and the ball was on it's way into the net for 2-1. Almost immediately Rovers regained possession from kick off and this time F.Carney turned provider, threading the ball through to Guest, who calmly poked under the keeper for 3-1.

To their credit Horsley hit back strongly and reduced the arrears with just over ten minutes remaining, and again in keeping with a final of quality goals, it was another excellent move and finish which bought it back to 3-2.

Horsley pushed hard for an equaliser, and so nearly forced extra time, when Farley made a point blank stop from a header as the clock ticked onto the 90 minute mark.

Full time came with the lads retaining the cup they had won last year.

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Key moments

7:00
Own Goal Own goal conceded by Horsley
53:00
Goal Goal for Horsley
73:00
Goal Finlay Carney scores for Sutton Common Rovers
74:00
Goal Luke Guest scores for Sutton Common Rovers
76:30
Goal Goal for Horsley

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Reserves v Horsley cup final
56 photos

Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Humphrey Agho is awarded player of the match for Sutton Common Rovers
78:00 Sub Off
Jayden Coleman is substituted off for Sutton Common Rovers
78:00 Sub On
Michael Debrah is substituted on for Sutton Common Rovers
76:30 Goal 3 - 2
Goal for Horsley
76:00 Sub On
Aliba Matondo-Lando is substituted on for Sutton Common Rovers
76:00 Sub Off
Luke Guest is substituted off for Sutton Common Rovers
74:00 Goal 3 - 1
Luke Guest scores for Sutton Common Rovers
74:00 Assist
Finlay Carney makes an assist for Sutton Common Rovers
73:00 Goal 2 - 1
Finlay Carney scores for Sutton Common Rovers
69:00 Sub On
Stephen Gbopo is substituted on for Sutton Common Rovers
69:00 Sub Off
Alfie Carney is substituted off for Sutton Common Rovers
53:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Horsley
End of period 1
7:00 Assist
Alfie Carney makes an assist for Sutton Common Rovers
7:00 Own Goal 1 - 0
Own goal conceded by Horsley
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Sutton Common Rovers
  • Horsley
  • 0
  • Alfie Carney Assist 7:00'
  • Own Goal 7:00'
  • Goal 53:00'
  • Stephen Gbopo Sub On 69:00'
  • Alfie Carney Sub Off 69:00'
  • Finlay Carney Goal 73:00'
  • Luke Guest Goal 74:00'
  • Finlay Carney Assist 74:00'
  • Aliba Matondo-Lando Sub On 76:00'
  • Luke Guest Sub Off 76:00'
  • Goal 76:30'
  • Michael Debrah Sub On 78:00'
  • Jayden Coleman Sub Off 78:00'

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