a-bot-team´s reserves have crashed out of their second Cup competition this season, going down 0-7 to League III side PowderMonkey United in last nights Jason Ivy Cup tie.
a-bot-team – PowderMonkey United 0-7
A devastating four-goal first half display by PowderMonkey swept the home side from the park. Two goals from Lea Shiells and one each for Jacob Langston and Ayaz Ansari were added to in the second half by three quick goals between the seventy-fifth and eighty-second minutes, Jacob Langston, his second, Noah Owls and Stuart Wheater.
“We just never got going and now we’re out of our second Cup within a week”, said abt´s coach Malcolm Warren. “It’s never good to go out of a competition early, but this is one we’re not too bothered about”.
He added, “PowderMonkey fielded a very good side and have gone through deservedly. We can have no complaints, but I’d have expected our players to have put up a better show than they did. That’s the only real disappointment I have about the defeat”.
In his own words, Warren said we were “simply outclassed” by Fc Smedge on Tuesday evening, as the club bowed out of this season’s English Cup, going down 0-7 to FC Smedge.
a-bot-team – FC Smedge 0-7
“It was one-way traffic right through the game and we simply couldn’t break out”. He continued, “We just couldn’t live with them, and it just showed the gap between the division II and V”.
“The league is our sole focus now”, he said. “The English Cup has been a pleasant distraction, but the league is more important to us. Now that we are out, we will be putting all our efforts into staying in this division.”.
A new club record was achieved last night, as a-bot-team stormed into the Hattrick English Cup Third Round, for the first time, with a 8-0 demolition of Teddington Lightenings.
a-bot-team – Teddington Lightenings 8-0
Olivier Moreau had fired a-bot-team into the lead with twenty-four minutes played, before Glenn Munn-Giddings, Scott Hardiman, John Martin and Luka Burns all scored one each within five minutes, between the thirty-second and the thirty-seventh minute.
Although the game was long won, a-bot-team kept going forward and goals from Stephen Kealey, Scott Hardiman´s second of the day and Anton Carter brought the score to 8-0.
“We played well”, said Malcolm Warren afterwards, “We bossed the game from start to finish, and our passing and finishing were first-rate”.
Looking forward to Sunday’s first league match at home against HF EVO CITY he said, “Although we were not put under any pressure and maintained complete control, the match was a good workout for our lads ahead of the match at the weekend”.