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Hamilton Parish beat Robin Hood to progress in FA Cup

Macquille Walker scored twice as Hamilton Parish progressed in FA Cup (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

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Hamilton Parish came away with a convincing win over Premier Division rivals Robin Hood in a lopsided FA Cup first round contest at Wellington Oval on Sunday.

Striker Macquille Walker led the charge with a goal either side of the interval as midfielders Kion Knights and Jarye Bean also got on the scoresheet.

The visitors rallied after the restart with midfielder Brayan Noriega pulling one back before Walker grabbed a second five minutes from the end to restore Parish's three-goal advantage and cap their dominant display.

“I thought we started pretty well and did well to get an early 3-0 lead first half,” Mauriq Hill, the Parish captain, said.

“Second half we fell off a bit but we still got the win, which is all that matters. I felt like we could have had more but you can’t complain when you get four goals in a game.

“It’s really the only trophy that we can possibly win outside of the league, so we want to go far as possible just as any other competition.”

As well as two-goal hero Walker, Knights also stamped his authority on the match with a goal and two assists.

“It felt really good and I scored in my last game so the form continues,” he said.

“We thought we had the job done and then took our foot off the gas second half. Credit to Robin Hood as they fought hard to try to get back in the game, but I just think we had too much for them in the end.”

Knights opened the scoring in the 21st minute when he latched on to striker Jordan Outerbridge’s through pass and pushed the ball around advancing goalkeeper Barrington Daryl Tyson-Gooden to slot into the empty net.

The dust had hardly settled when Walker got the first of his two goals four minutes later. Knights drove down the right side before squaring the ball into the box where Walker took a touch before lashing home.

Bean made it 3-0 right on the stroke of half time after finishing off a good build-up involving defender Quinn Outerbridge and Knights.

Hood regrouped and finally hit back when Noriega controlled a short pass in the area to beat Parish goalkeeper Nigel Burgess just past the hour mark, but Walker grabbed a second in the 85th minute after running on to a through pass and lobbing the onrushing Tyson-Gooden.

Sergio Goater, the Parish coach, gave his team’s display the proverbial thumbs up and felt the scoreline was a fair reflection of the match.

“We totally deserved to win like that and I was pleased with the performance,” he said.

“When we kept it simple and did what we were supposed to, the goals came. We took a little bit for granted taking our foot off the pedal, but all in all it’s a cup victory, which is all that matters.”


Hamilton Parish: Walker, 25, 85; Knights, 21; Bean, 45

Robin Hood: Noriega, 61


Hamilton Parish (3-5-2): N Burgess 7 – M Turner 6 (sub: K Wade, 60min 6), M Hill 7, Q Outerbridge 7 – Z Burgess 7, S Hollis 7 (sub: K Richardson, 73 6), K Knights 8 (sub: E Furbert, 74 6), A Nelson 7, J Bean 6 (sub: C Casey, 60 6) – M Walker 8, J Outerbridge 7. Substitutes not used: J Costa, C Lindo, S McKittrick.

Robin Hood (4-4-2): B Tyson-Gooden 6 – N Outerbridge 6, C Douglas 6, M Hollis 6, K Naylor 6 – E Outerbridge 6, L Evans 7, R Smith 6 (sub: S Burchall, 63 6), W Noriega 6 – D Smith 6 (sub: R Ebbin, 73 6), D Simmons 5 (sub: A Trott, 46 6). Booked: D Smith, Douglas.

Referee: G Swainson.

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Published January 23, 2023 at 7:54 am (Updated January 23, 2023 at 7:54 am)

Hamilton Parish beat Robin Hood to progress in FA Cup

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