Search

FA Trophy: Wealdstone 2 Warrington Town 1

PUBLISHED: 07:00 04 February 2018

Danny Green celebrates Wealdstone's winner against Warrington Town (pic Colin Evans)

Danny Green celebrates Wealdstone's winner against Warrington Town (pic Colin Evans)

Archant

A brace from Danny Green was enough to send Wealdstone into the quarter-finals of the FA Trophy in a hard-fought and dramatic win over a valiant Warrington Town side.

Green opened the scoring midway through the second half from the penalty spot after Eddie Oshodi went down in the box. Joseph Piggott equalised in the 82nd minute and looked to be sending the tie to a Tuesday night replay in Cheshire but Yellows keeper Anthony McMillan spilled Green’s 88th minute effort into his own net.

Stones boss Bobby Wilkinson was forced into several changes from the side that started in last week’s victory over Weston-super-Mare.

Taofiq Olomowewe, Glenn Wilson, Ricky Wellard, Mustafa Tiryaki and Ashleigh Artwell all returned to the starting line-up, with Marcus Johnson-Schuster, Ian Gayle, Iffy Allen and David Pratt all cup-tied and Abo Eisa transferred to Shrewsbury Town on deadline day.

It was the visitors who started the strongest with William Hayhurst stinging the palms of Jonathan North and Jamie McDonald having a goal disallowed for offside inside the opening 15 minutes.

This prompted Wilkinson into making a first-

half tactical change with Dan Fitchett partnering Tiryaki up top in place of defender Olomowewe.

The impact was almost immediate as Fitchett almost grabbed a goal just before half time when played through on goal by Green, but McMillan rushed out quick to deny the forward.

Warrington almost took a spectacular lead early in the second half when Sean Williams’ 25-yard half volley was acrobatically tipped over by North.

They came even closer soon after, as Tony Gray was denied twice by North from point-blank range before eventually beating the Welsh stopper, only this time he was denied on the line by Sam Cox.

But on 64 minutes Wealdstone took the lead when Oshodi went down from a clumsy challenge by Jack Higgins and Green sent McMillan the wrong way from 12 yards in cool fashion.

Warrington battled throughout and grabbed a deserved equaliser on 82 minutes when a rare mistake at the back allowed Piggott a clear run on goal and he slotted past North with the easiest of finishes having been on the pitch for less than a minute.

However, there was to be one more twist in this enthralling cup tie as Green made excellent space for himself but hit a fairly innocuous effort at goal from the edge of the box.

McMillan got down well to stop it, but the ball looped up and over the keeper, hitting him on the back and rolling into the empty net behind to send the Stones fans, management and players into a frenzy and into the quarter-finals.

The draw will be made live on talkSPORT 2 on Monday at 1pm, in the meantime Stones will prepare for the longest league trip of the season as they visit Truro City on Saturday.

Wealdstone: North, Olomowewe (Fitchett 33), Okimo, Wilson, Oshodi, Wellard, Whichelow, Cox, Tiryaki (Goodger 81), Green, Artwell. Unused subs: Bonfield, Day, Sellers.

Attendance: 601.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent Sports News

Yesterday, 21:14

Hendon were denied by a superb rearguard action from Lowestoft Town as the Trawlerboys earned a draw at a draughty Silver Jubilee Park.

Yesterday, 17:47

Stones into FA Trophy semi-finals after 5-2 win at Blues

Yesterday, 17:32

Sky Bet Championship: Queens Park Rangers 2 (Luongo 68, Smith 78) Nottingham Forest 5 (Tomlin 37, 47, Lolley 51, Cash 76, Brereton 90+1)

Yesterday, 16:57

Buildbase FA Trophy quarter-final: Billericay Town 2 (Swaine 28, Modeste 67) Wealdstone 5 (Bubb 20, 30, 50, Wellard 38, Whichelow 44)

Fri, 16:00

Northern Ireland youngster has impressed in cameo displays recently

Fri, 10:00

Despite being from the league above, Stones will start Saturday’s quarter-final at Blues as underdogs

Thu, 16:00

Greens beat Thurrock 1-0 last weekend to make it four games without defeat in division

Thu, 10:30

Boro lost 1-0 at Metropolitan Police last time out

PROMOTED CONTENT

The Granville has begun taking bookings for workspaces and events ahead of its opening this spring.

Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read Kilburn sport

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now