Marshalls Park move on
PUBLISHED: 11:36 13 September 2014 | UPDATED: 11:36 13 September 2014
National Cup: St Mary's CE Academy 0 Marshalls Park 2
Marshalls Park’s under-16s booked their place in the second round of the National Cup with success in Cheshunt.
Manager Paul Aylett tried a new 3-5-2 formation and the Romford pupils adapted well, going close in a goalless first half as Harry Potts hit a post after a lovely flick-on from Lewis Hughes.
A head injury to Johnny Fisher – who suffered a nasty cut which required hospital treatment – forced Aylett to switch back to 4-4-2 in the second half.
But the Park players put the shock of losing their team-mate behind them to open the scoring when Rob Ager was taken down when through on goal and Joe Carrington slotted past the onrushing keeper as the referee played an advantage.
Park dominated possession after that and made sure of victory with a second when Potts beat three players and crossed for Reyen El Hafidi to smash home at the far post.
Aylett said: “It was a good performance and the team adapted well to the new formation.
“They take on Brittons in the next round of the cup in the next few weeks.”
Marshalls Park: Miccalleff, Clifford, Fisher, Daly, Povey, Bristow, Potts, Sammons, El Hafidi, Seth, Hughes, Ager, Carrington, Hall, Herold.