Replay win sets up Staines Town FA Cup clash at Brentford

October 31, 2013
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Buzzing Staines Town hailed King Louie for helping to sink Poole Town and line up a dream FA Cup trip to Brentford.

Prized predator Louie Theophanous’s moment of individual brilliance settled Tuesday night’s fourth qualifying round replay on the south coast – but only just.

The Swans produced a defensive masterclass against their fiercely determined Calor Premier hosts and were forced to cling on after skipper Lewis Ferrell and Jordaan Brown were both shown red cards during a nailbiting last 10 minutes.

“The boys were absolutely buzzing afterwards,” enthused Ferrell after the 1-0 win.

“And it was nice to see that even down to nine we were so resilient.”

On the first sending-off of his career, for a professional foul, he conceded: “I was a bit disappointed, I think the striker was looking for it after a heavy touch.”

Top scorer Theophanous netted the decisive goal with 20 minutes to go, brilliantly cracking the ball into the top corner of the net after exchanging passes with Sanchez Ming.

Thrust onto the back foot after that, Ferrell walked for tripping Jordan Chiedozie and, as Poole cranked up the pressure, the tension became unbearable when Brown followed his captain after picking up a second booking.

It left the Swans having to see out the final four minutes of added time with just nine men, but they held on to book their exciting day out at Brentford next Saturday (November 9).

A first round tie against League One neighbours Bees will be extra special for many, not least manager Marcus Gayle who made more than 200 appearances in two spells at Griffin Park.

Ferrell, who expects his suspension to start after the first round tie, kicked off his career at Brentford too. He said: “It would mean a lot to lead the team out there and we won’t be going just to compete, we want to win.”

The replay was set up after a goalless draw at Wheatsheaf Park on Saturday.

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/sport/football/match-reports/replay-win-sets-up-staines-6258996


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