Boss’s tirade spurs Saints on to victory

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round St Ives Town 3 Cornard United 2 A SLUGGISH first half performance nearly cost St Ives their place in the FA Cup but the Westwood Road side turned it around in the second half. Joint-manager Jez Hall admitted that his side h

FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round

St Ives Town 3 Cornard United 2

A SLUGGISH first half performance nearly cost St Ives their place in the FA Cup but the Westwood Road side turned it around in the second half.

Joint-manager Jez Hall admitted that his side had been complacent in allowing Cornard to take a 2-0 lead and had needed a half-time rocket to snap them out of it.


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Missing influential defender Will Fordham, who is away, St Ives conceded two sloppy goals at the back, failing to clear their lines effectively.

Adam Warren and Ross Barton were the beneficiaries for Cornard, who held their advantage until half time.

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After joint-boss Warren Everdell delivered a half-time tirade St Ives began to find some of last season's cup form returning.

Ten minutes after the interval Liam Kennett delivered a cross for Simon Claridge to pull a goal back before Barry Albone equalised a few minutes later.

The momentum was with the home side at this stage and it was Kennett who won the game on 73 minutes after good work from Jason King.

Hall said: "Some of our lads thought it was only a matter of time before we won the game but Cornard pushed us all the way.

"Jamie Blackwell did well coming off the bench in the second half and Rob Mackney made a superb save in the final minute."

St Ives face a tough trip to Mildenhall in the next round. The game will be played on Saturday, September 1.

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