Surrey FA Cup 1st Round – Mytchett Athletic 2-5 Merrow (8th October 2016)

Oct 9, 2016   //   by Clive Spooner   //   Match Reports  //  No Comments
08/10/2016 at Mytchett Community Centre
Mytchett Athletic 2-5 Merrow
Ryan Bell (2)
Team: Toni Daniels, Luke Usher, Scott Calvert, Dan Spooner, Will Yalden, Ryan Lunn, Ryan Bell, Tom Dutoit, Tim Mansden, Dan Cranstone, Liam Henchy subs Dan Cooper, Dan Redmond, Nick Bell
Man of the Match – Ryan Bell

This was always going to be a tough game with our visitors in this Surrey FA Saturday Cup coming from the dizzy heights of the Surrey Intermediate Elite League.

The game started and within 52 seconds Mytchett found themselves a goal behind but far from heads dropping the team rallied and after 6 minutes found themselves level thanks to a wonderful piece of individual skill by Ryan Bell.

A really good cup tie continued and Merrow took the lead again after 28 minutes  but once again Mytchett dug deep and on 34 minutes a 35 yard drive from Ryan Bell had the Merrow keeper beaten and once again the scores were level.

The second half started with the scores at 2-2 and for a long period the tie remained close, and could have gone either way.

Merrow finally broke the Mytchett resilience and went 3-2 after 63 minutes and with Mytchett having to chase the equaliser not long after the 4th Merrow goal was scored.

With the game coming to an end Merrow added a 5th which paints a rather different picture of the actual game from the result.

A good game and Mytchett should be proud of how they played.

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