Winning not enough for Colts coach Todd
Hamilton Parish 0St. George's Colts Richard Todd was critical of his side's performance in their win over Hamilton Parish in the second round of the FA Cup at Wellington Oval, having watched on as they missed numerous chances throughout the match.
St. George's Colts 1
Jahron Dickinson scored from the spot to get the win early in the second half.
In less than ideal conditions, both sets of players tried to put the ball down and play on the ground but found the going tough as the wind and rain played a major role in the proceedings.
Yet it was Colts, who were the visitors at their home ground, who should have been clear by the break.
“Good result, terrible performance, the match was typical of many of our games this year in which we have created a lot of chances but couldn't put any away,” said Todd.
“If you where look at the statistics, we dominated but we made it harder for ourselves than necessary.
“We have one of, if not the best defence in the league so that isn't a problem, we need to finish off our chances.
“The scoreline does not justify the game and we should have had the game wrapped up early.
“We have to learn to put games away in the early stages because by us not taking our chances it allows other teams the chance to get back in the match when we should be home and dry.”
How Parish were not ahead after five minutes was a mystery after Calvin Hansey saw his shot his the upright in the third minute, before Omar Allen watched as his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by some desperate Colts defending.
St. George's were also wasteful in front of goal with Alan Douglas jr hitting the ground and complaining to referee Elihu Holmes more times than his shots were on target.
Dickinson and Mackie Crane also had chances to get their side on top in the first half but could not find a way past Parish goalkeeper Nigel Burgess.
It was in the 51st minute that the deadlock was broken when Antony Williams-Smith fouled Douglas in the area after a needless tackle.
Dickinson calmly stepped up and sent Burgess the wrong way to give his side the lead.
The score should have been much more, with Parish tiring as the second half wore on, but between Crane sailing balls into the houses near-by and substitutes Marcus Anderson and Clay Darrell all taking too many touches inside the area rather than shooting early, it remained the same.
In the end, it was all that was required as Colts advance although they surely got an earful after the match with Todd less then pleased.
“At the beginning of the game we were too settled and this allowed them a few chances which meant that we could have been behind and this was down to us not knowing who each player was marking.
“We have no problem getting up for big games, it is the minnows that we need to be careful of because it is the smaller sides that always have nothing to lose.
“Once we figured out what we where doing defensively the game should have been comfortable after 30 minutes.”
St George's: F Hall, N Paynter, J Bassett, E Signor, G Wade, J Hayward, C Hill ( C Darrell,74), J Dickinson, M Crane, O Bascome ( J Carlington,65), A Douglas jr ( M Anderson,69)
W Jones, S. Evans
Substitutes not used:
Yellow cards: A Douglas
Goals: J Dickinson (51)
Hamilton Parish: N Burgess, C Hansey, A Williams-Smith, K Cann, N Simons, R Richardson (R Simmons, 75), O Allen ( E Lathan, 78), S Hollis, D Simmons, M Albuoy, K Hollis ( D Simmons, 65)
Substitutes not used: L Trott
Yellow cards: O Allen
Referee: E Holmes
Man of the Match: J Dickinson
St. David's 4
Ireland Rangers 0
Angelo Cannonier scored a brace as St. David's continue their run in the FA Cup with a hefty win over Ireland Rangers at Lords.
George O'Brien jr and Dejuan Paynter also struck in the win for the Islanders.
Cannonier scored in the fifth minute to set his side on their way before Paynter scored in the 55th to put the hosts up by two.
O'Brien got his name on the scoresheet in the 65th while Cannonier ended the scoring with his second ten minutes from time.
Devonshire Cougars 2
Jesse Seymour scored the winner as the defending champions Devonshire Cougars saw off a spirited X'Roads side at Devonshrie Rec.
Tumani Steede got the champions off on the right foot when he opened the scoring.
That lead was short-lived, however, as Keiran Bennett levelled for the visitors before Jesse Seymour scored midway through the second half to wrap up the win.
Devonshire Colts 1
PHC struck four goals past Devonshire Colts to knock them out of the FA Cup at the Southampton Oval.
Lozendro Symonds gave Colts the lead in the opening 15 minutes but they then gave up an own goal from a free kick deep in their half.
Aquino Grant gave PHC the lead just before the break before Khamisi Lightbourne scored late on.
Striker Quinton Burgess capped off the win with his team's fourth goal.