First Ever FA Cup Win for the Ducks!
Shaw Lane recorded their first ever win the FA Cup by beating Level 8 side Radcliffe Borough 3-1 at Sheerien Park to ensure they enter the hat for the next round draw on Monday
FA CUP 1Q Round
Shaw Lane AFC 3 Radcliffe Borough 1
(Chib Chilaka 2, David Norris)
Man of the Match: David Norris
Shaw Lane recorded their first ever win the FA Cup by beating Level 8 side Radcliffe Borough 3-1 at Sheerien Park to ensure they enter the hat for the next round draw on Monday.
Radcliffe looked lively in the open minutes but lacked any cutting edge in the final third but it was Shaw Lane that almost broke the deadlock as early as the 4th minute when an Alex Byrne cross found the head of Ducks Captain Ryan Qualter but his effort came back off the Post. Just 4 minutes later Chib Chilaka found the net with a volley from the left of the box. On 13 minutes Alex Byrne was again in on the action forcing a great save from the Borough Keeper.
What Radcliffe lacked up front they made up for in midfield but the experience of Ducks midfielder David Norris showed and the same went on to win man of the match.
With Shaw Lane 1-0 up things got interesting on 18 minutes when Jon Stewart the Ducks Keeper decided to take one touch too many and was closed down by the Radcliffe Striker who then tried to round the keeper. Stewart was judged to have brought him down and was shown a straight red. Off went Nicky Walker to be replaced by sub Keeper Sam Jepson who failed to save the resulting Penalty 1-1.
It was all Shaw Lane for the remainder of the first half with Chib Chilaka making it 2-1 on 24 mins after another great Alex Byrne Cross, Youngster Cameron Hough played the ball down the right for Spencer Harris who crossed the ball in for Chib Chilaka who headed the ball down for David Norris to touch it in at the far post. Half time 3-1
Shaw Lane kept things pretty tight in the second half despite playing with 10 men. Radcliffe did produce one or two chances but Sam Jepson was equal to everything that came his way, pulling off a string of fine saves.
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