(Boreham Wood win on penalties)



Wood progressed through to the last 8 of the Football Conference Youth Alliance National Cup on Friday afternoon, against a tough, well drilled Oxford City side.

The visitors took the lead early into the game after the Oxford skipper danced through the Wood backline, and slotted into the corner of the goal.  Wood soon levelled from the spot after 1st year Jack Vasey was upended and Harvey Scott drilled the spot kick into the roof of the net.

The provider soon became goal scorer when Jack Vasey collected a diagonal ball from Karl Brown to skip past the full back to bend his effort into the far stick.

Wood finished the half the strongest with another effort from Hastings to only be denied by the goalkeeper.

Oxford City skipper claimed a brace for the day after evading the offside to fire Oxford level, the game change hands and Oxford looked likely to take the lead with an effort cleared off the line by George Wright, with minutes remaining Hastings long range effort looked destined to send the home side through but only to be denied by the post.

Wood soon ran out winners after Dan McAteer saved Oxfords 4th penalty for Karl brown who was tremendous all game to finish with real quality to put Boreham Wood through to the last 8 of the Football Conference Youth Alliance Cup.

They now face Maidstone FC in the quarters the game to be played at Boreham Wood FC

Manager Luke Garrard was pleased after a hard week “that was majority of the boys third game of the week, the likes of Brown, Hastings, Doolan, Mashingaidze & Thompson were into their third game in 5days, they showed a true intelligence in the manner in which they played the game, ball domination was key as they had to contain their energy. We now progress through to the last eight and have shown some real quality when playing in the cup, we know how much a cup run energises a squad and it keeps the excite of the season going, were now in the quarters of two Nationals and look to progress further in the rounds, we face Maidstone in the next round and will be a tough test but we will be ready and focused in the pursuit of the Semis”


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