Match report: Thamesmead Town (AI) 1-1 Boreham Wood – FA Cup 3rd Round Qualifying

Preview:Thamesmead v Boreham Wood prevBoreham Wood went in to the game heavy favourites against Isthmian League Premier Divison side Thamesmead Town (a league below The Wood) but odds tend to go out of the window in the FA Cup.

Thamesmead outplayed The Wood in the first 10 minutes seeing most of the ball and scored with their first shot on target, an incredible long shot by 33-year-old ex-QPR trainee, Kieran Lataille.

Lataille goal

Lataille goal 1Questions will be ask if Wood ‘keeper, Warren Turner, at 174cm would have saved the shot if he was a little bit taller. It was not the first time this season Turner struggled to keep out a high shot.

Wood looked determined to level and exciting attacker, Miles Leon, almost profited from a great Charlie Pegler through pass on 13 minutes but his shot only found the side-netting. Leon has scored four and assisted two goals in eight appearances this season.

On 17 minutes Wood’s vulnerable Turner was replaced by Tyrone Way.

Versatile midfielder, Ibrahim Badu, then replaced Ricci Daniels on 22 minutes highlighting manager, James Briscoe’s, agitation.

Thamesmead’s Danny Roberts made a brilliant double save on 25 minutes to deny Pegler and Badu from close range.

double save¬†double save 2The Mead’s Aaron Ferris continued to cause the opposition defence problems, beating centre back Callum Lumley, to cross for Lataille to head at goal on 27 minutes but the effort was caught easily.

By 53 minutes The Wood had wrested back the possession advantage and had twice as many shots on target but still trailed.

On 54 minutes The Mead’s Nathan Fox nearly scored an outrageous fluke¬†http://gyazo.com/adc17d4ca98e96dcce9692c24ead33e7

Just when it looked like it would be ‘one of those day’s Boreham Wood rallied on 71 minutes pushing men forward and Carl Swan’s tackle spilled to The Wood’s Miles Leon to belt home from distance.

leon goal 1leon goal 2leon goal 3Wood captain, Rob Roderick, fired a freekick just past the stanchion on 79 minutes as each side looked for the winner.

The Mead goalscorer, Lataille, had a great chance on 83 minutes but he could only find Way’s hands with a weak attempt.

19-year-old Wood striker, Jason Williamson, was kept out by the woodwork on 88 minutes with a thunderbolt from an angle.

Williamson’s effort proved to be the last chance of note and Boreham Wood will now host Thamesmead Town at Meadow Park on October 15 just four days after the initial meeting.

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