Warriors through to the next round

PUBLISHED: 14:51 07 November 2012

Portville Warriors eased there way into the third round of the Gloucester FA Cup with a 5-2 win over Ashley.

Portville Warriors 5

Ashley 2

PORTVILLE Warriors eased there way into the third round of the Gloucester FA Cup with a 5-2 win over Ashley.

Portville took an early lead with a Gary Hunt long throw into the box, which was headed home by Craig Turner.

Portville were then stunned when Ashley took the lead with two goals in five minutes, as they were punished for sloppy play for both goals.

This sparked a reaction by the Warriors as they took the game by the scruff of the neck and slowly started to get on top. They were rewarded with an equaliser when another long throw by Hunt into the box was headed into his own net by Ashley’s centre-half Dale.

Portville managed to get their noses in front before half-time when a cross into the box found the head of Van Papantoniou. His mis-directed header found the run of Ashley Tweedy, who drove the ball through a crowd of players into the net 3-2 half-time lead.

In the second half, Portville controlled the pace of the game and killed the cup tie late on when a long free kick taken by goalkeeper Nick Frost was played down the central defenders path for Dale to grab his second own goal of the game as he again headed the ball over his keeper.

The victory was complete when a Tweedy free kick was crossed into the box, only for the keeper to spill into the path of second half substitute Lee Delaney to finish well from close range to make it 5-2.

Portville’s squad was stretched as they had five players missing, but they still managed to win.

Portville will now play away to Cleeve Colts on December 1, 1.30pm kick-off.


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