HANWORTH VILLA V DEPORTIVO GALICIA
Saturday 10th Octoberber 2020 @ 3.00 pm
Buildbase FA Vase – 2nd Qualifying Round
The 2nd qualifying round of the Buildbase FA Vase gave us the opportunity to meet up with some old adversaries from many years ago. The last time we came up against the Senors from Deportivo Galicia was back in our Middlesex County days. Since then Depo have progressed themselves and now play in Division One of the Combined Counties league. With some of the old players still involved with the management of the team we knew that this wouldn’t be an easy tie.
We started the game brightly, pushing our visitors back deep into their half, and after 10 minutes we got our reward. Deportivo had plenty of numbers back but not enough to stop in form Brandon Barzy. Receiving the ball with a defender tightly on him, Brandon used his strength to hold him off whilst, at the same time, firing an unstoppable shot past the visiting keeper. Good finish from a guy that’s having a good season to date.
Despite both sides hitting the woodwork, Depo’s from a position that looked easier to score, Brandon’s goal was the only one of the half and we took a one nil lead into the break.
I think that the management thought that we were taking the opposition a little too lightly because the boys come out and started the 2nd half as if a rocket had been put up them. Within 5 minutes of the restart the tie was effectively over as Sam Merson struck twice in as many minutes to give us a 3 nil lead. The first a very smart finish, lobbing the keeper and the 2nd a good finish to a nice passing move.
The goals meant that the all the passion was knocked out of our visitors and the remainder of the game consisted of our attack v their defence.
As the clock ticked down we did get a 4th. Once again some nice passing lead to a ball being knocked across the area which was met by Sammy Gagan sliding in at the far post to force the ball over the line from close in. A brave finish as he collided with the goal post in doing so.
Comfortable win for the great Villa support. Away to Welling Town in the next round.