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First Team - Match centre

Ashford United
Haywards Heath Town
J Wilson (15'), O Rowe (21'), S Corne (49', 63')
Full time
K Louis (32'), K Akehurst (35'), M Miller (53'), C Saunders (77')
Sat 29 Sep 15:00 - The FA Trophy 18-19 Attendance 175

Heath & Ashford to do it all again after pulsating match

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For the second week in row the two sides met and once again it was all level after 90 minutes

Heath made the trip to Ashford Utd in their first ever outing in the Buildbase FA Trophy, having hosted Ashford in the league the previous Saturday the two side knew it would be a tough match ahead.

Ashford have a lovely stadium and the travelling few were warmly greeted and looked after by the club officials.

The match itself saw the hosts start fast as once again Heath seemed to take time to adjust, in the first minute Ashford struck the post and this warning sign was not heeded as the hosts dominated the opening 20 minutes through good play and Heath's poor passing.

Heath Vs Ashford Utd - FA Trophy 29th Sept by Tony Sim
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Heath did see a good effort from Karly Akehurst well saved in the 8th minute as Callum Saunders sent in a free kick which found Melford Simpson, he put the ball into Karly and his turn and shot needed a fine save.

It was the hosts dominating possession and it was no surprise that they opened the scoring on 15 minutes but disappointing that Josh Wisson found himself in space from a corner and made no mistake with a free header.

Ashford 1-0 Heath

Heath really should have pulled a goal back straight away as a flowing move on the right worked its wy left to Max Miller and with time and space put the ball the wrong side of the post.

Ashford again upped their game and saw two efforts go high and wide of the target, the scoreline was doubled on 21 minutes when good work down the Ashford right following a quick free kick caught Heath sleeping and Ollie Rowe headed in without a challenge.

Ashford 2-0 Heath

It looked as if Heath were going to be for a long afternoon but they were once again going to show the resilience and fighting spirit they have in many games this season.

Melford Simpson saw a back post header go wide before another header that the keeper Sam Mott fumbled but as Callum Saunders stabbed the ball home the referee blew up for a foul on the keeper.

Heath's pressure did pay off as they found a way back into the game on 33 minutes through Kane Louis as he was cool and composed in the box and made no mistake slotting the ball in from the 6 yard box.

Ashford 2-1 Heath

It was all square 3 minutes later as Ashford cleared a Heath corner which Byron Napper picked up 35 yards out his first time ball spotted the running of Karly Akehurst who brilliantly beat the offside trap and fired past Sam Mott

There were no further chance before the break as the the sides went in to no doubt very similar team talks.

Half Time - Ashford 2-2 Heath

If Heath were told to keep the game tight that went out of the window with Ashford regaining the lead with just 4 minutes played of the second half, it was yet again poor making as Sam Corne got in on the act of heading in unchallenged.

Ashford 3-2 Heath

Once again Heath hit back and this time Max Miller made up for his earlier miss and made no mistake, Kan Louis found Melford Simpson and his nod down found Max Miller who fired in from 8 yards out

Ashford 3-3 Heath

With 63 minutes played the hosts once again put Heath on the back foot as a sweeping move saw the ball get to Sam Corne and his angled effort squeezed under Josh Heyburn in the Heath goal.

Ashford 4-3 Heath

Melford Simpson went close to leveling the game back up but his lobbed effort just cleared the bar.

Heath introduced Kieran Rowe and his energy started to cause Ashford problems, with 75 minutes played some great footwork saw him create some space and effort low down to the keepers right needed a full stretch save.

Just a minute later it was all square and heading for a replay as a Heath freekick went straight down the middle that Callum Saunders took under control before slotting into the bottom corner.

Ashford 4-4 Heath

With time running out both Ibrahim Fofane and Patrick Akwasi replaced Max Miller and Sean Roddy and it was Ibrahim who went closest to giving Heath the win but his great effort from 18 yards was brilliantly tipped over with just 4 minutes remaining.

A blocked effort from Karly Akehurst and an effort in Injury time from Ashford that cleared the bar were the last chances as the match finished all level and goes to a replay on Tuesday night at Hanbury.

Full Time - Ashford 4-4 Heath

Man of the Match - Karly Akehurst - Drive, Passion and determination throughout 90 minutes

Afterwards Assistant Manager Roy Staughton said "Today we once again showed how resistant and determined we are, to keep getting back into the match shows great character but we need to also tighten up as we gave away too many easy goals today"

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Key moments

15:00
Goal Josh Wilson scores for Ashford United
21:00
Goal Oliver Rowe scores for Ashford United
32:00
Goal Kane Louis scores for Haywards Heath Town
35:00
Goal Karly Akehurst scores for Haywards Heath Town
49:00
Goal Sam Corne scores for Ashford United
53:00
Goal Max Miller scores for Haywards Heath Town
63:00
Goal Sam Corne scores for Ashford United
77:00
Goal Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town

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Highlights

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90:00 Player of the Match
Karly Akehurst is awarded player of the match for Haywards Heath Town
89:00 Sub Off
Sean Roddy is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
89:00 Sub On
Patrick Akwasi is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
85:00 Sub On
Clark Woodcock is substituted on for Ashford United
85:00 Sub Off
Max Miller is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
85:00 Sub On
Ibrahim Fofane is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
85:00 Sub Off
Ambrose Gnahore is substituted off for Ashford United
79:00 Yellow Card
Karly Akehurst is yellow carded for Haywards Heath Town
77:00 Goal 4 - 4
Callum Saunders scores for Haywards Heath Town
68:00 Sub On
Kieran Rowe is substituted on for Haywards Heath Town
68:00 Sub Off
Kane Louis is substituted off for Haywards Heath Town
63:00 Goal 4 - 3
Sam Corne scores for Ashford United
53:00 Assist
Melford Simpson makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
53:00 Goal 3 - 3
Max Miller scores for Haywards Heath Town
49:00 Goal 3 - 2
Sam Corne scores for Ashford United
45:01 Sub On
Matt Day is substituted on for Ashford United
45:01 Sub Off
Tom Carlse is substituted off for Ashford United
35:00 Goal 2 - 2
Karly Akehurst scores for Haywards Heath Town
35:00 Assist
Byron Napper makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
32:00 Goal 2 - 1
Kane Louis scores for Haywards Heath Town
32:00 Assist
Callum Saunders makes an assist for Haywards Heath Town
21:00 Goal 2 - 0
Oliver Rowe scores for Ashford United
15:00 Goal 1 - 0
Josh Wilson scores for Ashford United
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Ashford United
  • Haywards Heath Town
  • 0
  • Josh Wilson Goal 15:00'
  • Oliver Rowe Goal 21:00'
  • Kane Louis Goal 32:00'
  • Callum Saunders Assist 32:00'
  • Karly Akehurst Goal 35:00'
  • Byron Napper Assist 35:00'
  • Matt Day Sub On 45:01'
  • Tom Carlse Sub Off 45:01'
  • Sam Corne Goal 49:00'
  • Melford Simpson Assist 53:00'
  • Max Miller Goal 53:00'
  • Sam Corne Goal 63:00'
  • Kane Louis Sub Off 68:00'
  • Kieran Rowe Sub On 68:00'
  • Callum Saunders Goal 77:00'
  • Karly Akehurst Yellow Card 79:00'
  • Ambrose Gnahore Sub Off 85:00'
  • Ibrahim Fofane Sub On 85:00'
  • Max Miller Sub Off 85:00'
  • Clark Woodcock Sub On 85:00'
  • Sean Roddy Sub Off 89:00'
  • Patrick Akwasi Sub On 89:00'

Team selection

Heyburn, Josh Heyburn, Josh
Roddy, Sean Roddy, Sean
Cooper, Nathan Cooper, Nathan
Miller, Max Miller, Max
Spinks, Josh Spinks, Josh
Fenton, George Fenton, George
Saunders, Callum Saunders, Callum
Napper, Byron Napper, Byron
Simpson, Melford Simpson, Melford
Louis, Kane Louis, Kane
Akehurst, Karly Akehurst, Karly
Ashford United
  • 1. Sam Mott
  • 2. Siao Blackwood
  • 3. Tom Carlse
  • 4. Fidan Fejzi
  • 5. Oliver Rowe
  • 6. Josh Wilson
  • 7. Sam Corne
  • 8. Lea Dawson
  • 9. Harry Ottaway
  • 10. Ambrose Gnahore
  • 11. Lanre Azeez
  • 12. Gary Alexander
  • 13. . .
  • 14. Clark Woodcock
  • 15. Matt Day
  • 16. Charlie Wealands

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