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Sat 25 Aug 15:00 - Cup Full time

Molesey 0-0 Lewes


Molesey stayed on the road to Wembley after this hard fought draw against our visitors from the Division above.

The Lads earned a replay down at the Dripping Pan, Lewes and could have gone through on the day but for better finishing.

In the opening twenty minutes Lewes dominated possession, prompting and probing, trying to find a way through a well drilled Molesey back line who were marshalled well by new Club Captain Chris Wales. He was partnered by Matt David who recently returned from a short spell with Cobham.

After these initial exchanges and one scary moment where Matt David had to clear his lines, The home side were relatively comfortable and started creeping into the game with a long range effort from Joshua Adusei. Tayo Oyebola and Ezra Nelson were working hard defending from the front with Manny Quarshie battling upfront preventing the centre halves having it all their own way.

The experienced Billy Medlock put in a series of dangerous challenges that were let go by the ref and Joshua Adusei found himself in the book off his first wayward tackle.

HT: 0-0

The second half started much like the first with Lewes trying to seize control of the game, but Molesey refused to allow this as they grew into the game. The outstanding Tayo Oyebola was cynically fouled on a couple of occasions as he continually threatened the visitors back four.

After an exhilarating run by Tayo shaking off two Lewes defenders, Tayo Oyebola seemed to wait an age for support in the box and when it didn’t come he was thwarted by the recovering left back. But the moment of the game for the home side was a great run by Ashby Charles who beat his man, got into the box to square for the arriving Manny Quarshie who saw his shot go narrowly wide.

At the death, Lewes thought they had won a penalty when Billy Medlock was sent scampering through and as he went to cut inside Chris Wales’ slide tackle, dived exaggeratedly into the box. The referee waved the appeals away, then gave Medlock his second yellow for the simulation.

On a whole Molesey thoroughly deserved their second chance to progress into the next round to face Farnborough away.

MoTM: Tayo Oyebola

0.Sam Johnson-Freeman
0.Sam Labinjo
0.Stephen Mwinie
0.Ayo Majekodunmi
0.Matt David
0.Chris Wales (c)
0.Dylan Cascoe
0.Joshua Adusei
0.Tayo Oyebola
0.Manny Quarshie
0.Ezra Nelson

0.Adrian Spence
0.Athan Smith-Joseph
0.Derick Hayford (77’ on for Manny)
0.Ashby Charles (67’ on for Ezra)
0.Sacha M'Baye
0.Samson Doherty
0.Eric Nwaogwugwu

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77:00 Sub On
Derick Hayford is substituted on for Molesey Football Club
77:00 Sub Off
Emmanuel Quarshie is substituted off for Molesey Football Club
67:00 Sub On
Ashby Charles is substituted on for Molesey Football Club
67:00 Sub Off
Ezra Nelson is substituted off for Molesey Football Club
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As it happened

  • Molesey Football Club
  • Lewes
  • 0
  • Ashby Charles Sub On 67:00'
  • Ezra Nelson Sub Off 67:00'
  • Derick Hayford Sub On 77:00'
  • Emmanuel Quarshie Sub Off 77:00'

Team selection

Freeman, Sam Freeman, Sam
Labinjo, Samuel Labinjo, Samuel
Wales, Chris Wales, Chris
Nelson, Ezra Nelson, Ezra
David, Matt David, Matt
Mwinie, Stephen Mwinie, Stephen
Cascoe, Dylan Cascoe, Dylan
Aduseiv, Joshua Aduseiv, Joshua
Quarshie, Emmanuel Quarshie, Emmanuel
Oyebola, Tayo Oyebola, Tayo
Majekodunmi, Ayo Majekodunmi, Ayo
Molesey Football Club


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