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Three Bridges
Molesey Football Club
Full time
A Smith-Joseph (51')
Sat 13 Oct 15:00 - Cup

Three Bridges 0-1 Molesey

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A disciplined display saw Molesey take a tiny step towards Wembley against a dogged Three Bridges side in an evenly contested Cup tie at Jubilee Walk.

Molesey were missing two through suspension in Ashby Charles and Joshua Adusei, which saw Ezra Nelson switch to right back and Alex Filipe in and left back. Sacha M’Baye returned to partner Captain Chris Wales at Centre half with Dre Grobler playing in an advanced midfield role. Francis Quarm returned to the midfield after missing the Cheshunt game through injury.

The first half was a very even affair with both sides creating opportunities. Tayo Oyebola went close to connecting to a Dylan Cascoe through ball and Athan Smith-Joseph had two shots, one on target which was comfortable for the home keeper. Three Bridges forward Omar Folkes had a rasping drive well parried away by the solid Sam Johnson-Freeman in goal.

Defensively, The back four were immense as well as Quarm, Marklew and Cascoe in the midfield biting and snapping in each and everyone of their challenges.

HT: 0-0

The game really came alive in the 51st minute when a strong run from Three Bridges’ Olumide Oluwatimilehin was brought to an abrupt end by a great tackle from Dylan Cascoe, which set Chris Wales to move forward and send a glorious ball into the path of Athan Smith-Joseph. Smith-Joseph in turn cut inside his defender to curl a wonderful shot into the bottom far corner.

This ignited Three Bridges but Molesey stood firm to the onslaught. In the 68th minute Ayo Majekodunmi replaced Dre Grobler in the midfield to keep the pressure on the home side, who were becoming frustrated. This caused a number of fouls resulting in yellow cards for those Three Bridges players.

The last ten minutes was a frantic affair where Molesey needed to dig deep and defend resolutely. Three Bridges headed over in the last 5 minutes and a last gasp shot was brilliantly blocked by the outstanding Sacha M’Baye.

Next week we have an important away league fixture against Bedfont Sport.

MoTM: Impossible to choose one!

0.Sam Johnson-Freeman
0.Ezra Nelson
0.Alex Filipe
0.Francis Quarm
0.Sacha M’Baye
0.Chris Wales (c)(A)
0.Ryan Marklew (Y)
0.Dylan Cascoe
0.Tayo Oyebola
0.Dre Grobler
0.Athan Smith-Joseph (G)

0.Elton Gjoni
0./
0.Manny Quarshie
0.Adrian Spence
0.Alfie Smith
0.Ayo Majekodunmi (68’ on for Dre)

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Key moments

51:00
Goal Athan Smith-Joseph scores for Molesey Football Club

Highlights

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68:00 Sub On
Ayo Majekodunmi is substituted on for Molesey Football Club
68:00 Sub Off
Dre Grobler is substituted off for Molesey Football Club
51:00 Goal 0 - 1
Athan Smith-Joseph scores for Molesey Football Club
51:00 Assist
Chris Wales makes an assist for Molesey Football Club
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As it happened

  • Three Bridges
  • Molesey Football Club
  • 0
  • Athan Smith-Joseph Goal 51:00'
  • Chris Wales Assist 51:00'
  • Ayo Majekodunmi Sub On 68:00'
  • Dre Grobler Sub Off 68:00'

Team selection

Freeman, Sam Freeman, Sam
Nelson, Ezra Nelson, Ezra
M Baye, Sacha M Baye, Sacha
Smith-Joseph, Athan Smith-Joseph, Athan
Wales, Chris Wales, Chris
Filipe, Alex Filipe, Alex
Marklew, Ryan Marklew, Ryan
Quarm, Francis Quarm, Francis
Oyebola, Tayo Oyebola, Tayo
Grobler, Dre Grobler, Dre
Cascoe, Dylan Cascoe, Dylan

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