Hayes & Yeading United 2 FC Romania 0 aet (Emirates FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round Replay)
Report by Andrew Miller
The last remaining Essex Senior League side were knocked out of the FA Cup in a hard fought game. Neither side tested the goalkeepers for most of the first half until the home side had a low shot pushed round the left post in first half stoppage time.
The second half improved as FC Romania did get forward but lacked the killer touch. With both sides cancelling each other out in normal time meant the game went into extra time. The home side made the breakthrough after 100 minutes when Doku scored with a superbly taken goal. Wise was then sent off for the hosts after 112 minutes for a foul and second bookable offence.
FC Romania’s keeper went up for a corner in the last minute of extra time but the ball was cleared into the path of Ofusu who ran the ball unto the empty net and then a few seconds later FC Romania has Aroutaritei sent off for abusive language. The Wolves had given their higher ranked opponents two tough games but sadly their FA Cup campaign comes to an end and with it the ESL’s involvement with this season’s competition.