Match Report - 05 Apr 2015, Maclay Football Club 2015 beat Queens Head
FINAL SECURED AT SECOND ATTEMPT
Sunday 5th April 2015
CSL Subsidiary Cup Semi Final
Queens Head 2 (1) v Maclay 6 (1)
Scorers: Peter Hay (40 min, pen), Josh Hart (53 & 56 min), Saif Hijjawi (60 min), Dean Gavin (68 min) & Bevan Gosling (80 min)
This match was the replay of the recent semi-final abandoned after 83 minutes when Maclay’s Pat Hanlon badly injured his ankle. As Maclay were leading the abandoned game 2-0 at the time they were determined to get a result in the replay.
Somewhat predictably Queens Head made a really impressive start and took the lead after 16 minutes. That goal brought Maclay to life and a competitive first half ended 1-1 after PETER HAY equalised from the penalty spot in the 40th minute. Josh Hart had been brought down as he received a pass from Salih Hodja and Hay despatched the spot kick to level the game.
JOSH HART dominated the game after the break as he twice converted Hodja crosses in the 53rd and 56th minute to give Maclay a comfortable lead. SAIF HIJJAWI scored a trademark goal in the 60th minute as he cut in from the left and beat the ever impressive Queens Head keeper.
Maclay talisman, DEAN GAVIN put his team 5-1 ahead in the 68th minute as he twisted and turned before firing past the keeper.
Perhaps Maclay became over confident at this stage as they quickly conceded a penalty that enabled Queens Head to come back into the game in the 70th minute.
On a day when every player played well, Maclay captain, BEVAN GOSLING completed the scoring ten minutes from time as he converted a chance in the box.
A great win for Maclay and one that earned the team a cup final v Old Belmont at Chesham United FC on Sunday 12th April.
JOSH HART won Man of the Match just ahead of Peter Hay. Hart’s performance either side of the break brought the team three goals and really turned the game round.
Squad: C Young, J O’Connor, D Rennison, B Gosling (capt), S Hauck, C O’Connor, B O’Connor, S Hodja, P Hay, J Hart, A Cowland, S Hijjawi, J Rear, M Hodja (not used), J Roberts & D Gavin
Man of Match: JOSH HART
Queens Head 2 - 6 Maclay Football Club 2015 ()