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Ruthless St George’s run riot against Tuff Dogs to progress in FA Cup

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Hat-trick hero: Jonte Smith helped himself to three goals as St Geroge’s Colts thrashed Tuff Dogs 11-1 in the first round of the FA Cup (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

Tuff Dogs 1 St George’s Colts 11

St George’s Colts dominated this match from start to finish to thump Corona League team Tuff Dogs 11-1 in this FA Cup First Round match at Goose Gosling Field yesterday.

A hat-trick from striker Jonte Smith and two goals each from second-half substitutes Allan Douglas Jr and Sage Blair-Paynter helped lay the foundation in this lopsided affair.

Smith opened the scoring after dribbling his way past three defenders to get into the box before beating Dogs goalkeeper Sean Burgess with a low drive into the corner.

Midway through the half Smith doubled the lead with a touch of class. After controlling a diagonal cross, Smith kept his composure to beat his marker before curling the ball beyond the outstretched arm of a diving Burgess.

Hat-trick hero: Jonte Smith helped himself to three goals as St Geroge’s Colts thrashed Tuff Dogs 11-1 in the first round of the FA Cup (Photograph by Blaire Simmons)

The goalscorer then turned provider when he dribbled his way down the left flank only for the advancing Burgess to block his shot. The rebound fell to Jahkai Brangman lurking at the back post for a simple tap-in.

Despite dominating the half, Colts only took a three-goal lead into the break.

The floodgates opened immediately after the interval as the ball was knocked forward into the path of Smith who beat the offside trap before rolling the ball around Burgess and into the empty net to complete his hat-trick.

Tuff Dogs responded immediately in similar fashion as their kick-off was played wide to the right before being knocked into the centre where substitute Kyle Hamilton controlled and smashed his shot into the roof of Jahquil Hill’s goal.

Chris Anderson nearly reduced the deficit within minutes when his left-footed curling free-kick had Hill back-pedalling before catching it just before crossing the line.

After this, it was one-way traffic with Colts showing no mercy in bearing down on the Dogs’ goal.

Tuff Dogs began to tire without offering too much resistance as attackers began to run riot down the middle of their defence.

Blaiz Hall side-footed past Burgess in a one-on-one situation to make it 5-1. Douglas scored his first from a instinctive flick at the near post followed by another run through the middle by Keishon Wilson to beat Burgess and make it 7-1.

Jai Burgess scored from close range before Sage Blair-Paynter netted twice in quick succession, one of which was a powerful header.Douglas closed out the scoring, firing home from close range to wrap up an emphatic victory.“Hats off to the guys. We were able to work on things we did in training and I was able to give guys some playing time which they did well and scored,” said St George’s coach Jarreau Hayward. “Now, it’s on to the next round.”


Tuff Dogs: K Hamilton 47

St George’s Colts: J Smith 9, 22, 46, J Brangman 39, B Hall 65, A Douglas 72, 89, K Wilson 73, J Burgess 77, S Blair-Paynter 83, 86.


Tuff Dogs (4-2-3-1): S Burgess 6 – T Whitehead 5 (sub: K Hamilton 46 min, 6), C Bean 4, G Adams 5, K Chiappa 4 (sub: M Jones 24, 5) – Z White 5, J Rogers 5 (sub: J Sanchez 75) – J Trott 5, S Brown (sub: C Tully 75) 5, M Gerardo 5 (sub: K Brown 75) – C Anderson 5. Substitutes not used: A Martin, C Smith. Booked: M Jones

St George’s Colts (4-1-4-1): J Hill 5 – N Paynter 6, T Burgess 6, D Signor 6 (sub: E Signor 65, 5), G Wade – C Neal 6 (sub: A Douglas 65, 7) – B Hall 7, K Hall 6 (sub: C Burns 83), J Burgess 6, J Brangman 6 (sub: S Blair-Paynter 72) – J Smith 8 (sub: K Wilson 65, 6). Substitutes not used: W Broadley. Booked: N Paynter.

Referee: D Jackson

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Published January 21, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated January 21, 2023 at 8:24 am)

Ruthless St George’s run riot against Tuff Dogs to progress in FA Cup

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