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Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
Full time
Unknown (21', 34', 60', 85')
Sat 14 Oct 13:30 - Cup

Exit at first hurdle


A much changed side with key players rested ahead of the return to the league campaign saw the O's exit in the second round.

Manager Scott Armstrong was forced into a couple of changes through injuries with Jack Metcalf, josh Southway and Josh Williams all missing out through injuries. Chris Manns, Courtney Charles, Scott Gregory all rested and took their place on the bench in a bid to avoid any more injuries. 16 year old Goalkeeper Luke Wilson came into the squad for his first senior start for the club having been at the O's since he was 10 years old.

Oldland started brightly for the first 20 minutes of the game and could of been ahead. Connor Davies with his first start of the season should of scored his one vs one chance with the goalkeeper but saw his effort bobble wide. oldland then created another chance after a pass from Olly Trevarthen put Connor Davies racing clear this time his effort was saved by the visiting goalkeeeper. Almondsbury took the lead shortly after this miss when poor defending and failure to clear their lines saw Almondsbury winger pull the ball back for the forward to smash the ball passed O's keeper Luke Wilson. This rattled the much changed Oldland side and seem to unsettle the lads, things could of been a lot worse had Luke Wilson not been in fine form producing 3 fantastic saves and showing great maturity for a young Gk. Oldland then had another chance to equaliser when a great pass/cross from Luke Lecrass evaded everyone and the on rushing Jamie Gregory saw his effort hit the post and go wide. Oldland will also feel hard down by when forward Olly Trevarthen was racing clear of the Almondsbury defence when he was clipped and pulled back not once but twice for the ref not to award anything much to the amazement of all involved. Almondsbury again capitalise on more poor defending saw a long ball not dealt with and saw their player race through to slot the ball home to make it 2-0 for the visitors. Despite Oldland playing poorly they still created another chances with Olly Trevarthen producing good play outwide and his cross was deflected onto the cross bar but the ball dropped to an Almondsbury defender to clear.

H-T 0-2

Second half Oldland seemed to start brightly again but it all seemed a bit more of a huff and a puff rather than any real intent. Things became worse for Oldland when a free kick from Almondsbury on the edge of the box was well taken beating Luke Wilson and nestled into the corner. The management team made changes and introduced under 18s captain Brad Lewis for his first team debut showing the club are willing to promote within and offer chances. Things went from bad to worse when late on an long ball turn from back to front found church unmarked who slotted past the advancing Wilson into the bottom corner.

F-T 0-4.

Man of the match was awarded to 16 year old goalkeeper Luke Wilson for a great goalkeeping display in his first competitive game for the club.

We caught up with Manager Scott Armstrong about the result and display. "Firstly I like to apologise to the supporters for the performance we just produced. It simply wasn't good enough and I shall ensure it doesnt happen again. I expressed my disappointment/anger to the lads about their performance as a team and individuals. Despite making lots of changes,missing lads through injuries and resting players I expected a lot more of the senior lads. I know we have clearly stated the cup wasnt high on our agenda which showed in our team selection today but that's no excuse for how bad we played today. As a result of some of the senior lads performances today some will not travel to Portishead next week. We shall also have a couple of new faces available and maybe one or two out of the treatment room. Make no mistake we shall be after a very good performance next week and put things right."

The FA Respect: We Only Do Positive

Luke Wilson

Player of the Match

Luke Wilson

Key moments

Goal Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
Goal Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
Goal Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
Goal Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]


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90:00 Player of the Match
Luke Wilson is awarded player of the match for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
85:00 Goal 0 - 4
Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
80:00 Sub On
Bradley Lewis is substituted on for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
80:00 Sub Off
Joe Walters is substituted off for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
71:00 Sub Off
Reece John is substituted off for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
71:00 Sub On
Matt Ellery is substituted on for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
66:00 Sub On
Courtney Charles is substituted on for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
66:00 Sub Off
Connor Davies is substituted off for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
65:00 Yellow Card
Joe Walters is yellow carded for Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
60:00 Goal 0 - 3
Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
End of period 1
34:00 Goal 0 - 2
Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
21:00 Goal 0 - 1
Goal for Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
Start of the game
Replay game

As it happened

  • Oldland Abbotonians Football Club
  • Almondsbury [GFA Trophy]
  • 0
  • Goal 21:00'
  • Goal 34:00'
  • Goal 60:00'
  • Joe Walters Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Courtney Charles Sub On 66:00'
  • Connor Davies Sub Off 66:00'
  • Reece John Sub Off 71:00'
  • Matt Ellery Sub On 71:00'
  • Bradley Lewis Sub On 80:00'
  • Joe Walters Sub Off 80:00'
  • Goal 85:00'

Team selection

Wilson, Luke Wilson, Luke
John, Reece John, Reece
Greenwood, Jordan Greenwood, Jordan
Poole, Mason Poole, Mason
Gregory, Jamie Gregory, Jamie
Lecrass, Luke Lecrass, Luke
Walters, Joe Walters, Joe
Sengor, Shomari Sengor, Shomari
Parker, Lewis Parker, Lewis
Davies, Connor Davies, Connor
Trevarthen, Olly Trevarthen, Olly
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