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BOWERS BOW OUT – Cup Heartbreak for Small’s men in front of a record crowd

FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying

Bowers & Pitsea 1 Chichester City 2

JOHN CHUBB at the Len Salmon Stadium

Despite having their best ever FA Cup run this season, this afternoon ended in massive disappointment for Bowers & Pitsea as they slipped to a defeat at home to Chichester City who play one step below them in the Isthmian South East Division and, being in the same situation booked a place in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their own history.

There was nothing much in the way of clear chances in the early stages as both sides defended well.

But on the quarter of an hour mark Bowers conceded a penalty when captain Martyn Stokes brought down Josh Clack inside the area.

Matt Axell stepped up to take it, sent Bowers goalkeeper Callum Chafer the wrong way and made it 1-0 to Chichester.

Then on 23 minutes the Sussex side doubled their lead in bizarre circumstances, an attempted clearance by Bowers’ Callum Leahy rebounding off the back of Kaleem Haitham and over Chafer into the net to put them two goals ahead.

Bowers attempted to get back into the match, and six minutes before the break Quentin Monville went close to creating a chance when his cross sailed across the face of the goal.

But with three minutes to go until half-time Chichester nearly made it 3-0 when a volley from Gicu Iordache struck the crossbar.

Early in the second half Bowers seemed to have their tails up, and following a spell of pressure striker Lewis Manor went very close to pulling a goal back for Bowers, and it took a fingertip stop from Stephen Mowthorpe in the Chichester goal to keep the ball out of the net.

And on the hour mark home substitute David Knight – who had just replaced Brad Warner up front – tried to capitalise on a defensive lapse after a flick-on by Manor, but Mowthorpe once again dealt with the danger well.

And with 77 minutes on the clock Tom Stephen set up Manor whose shot sailed just wide of the Chichester keeper’s goal.

With five minutes remaining a superb Knight free-kick from the edge of the area was narrowly kept out by Mowthorpe, then a couple of minutes later the visiting number one did very well to keep out a close range effort from Kenzer Lee.

As the game entered five minutes of time added on Max Cornhill headed home a cross to make it 2-1.

Bowers piled forward in the final moments but couldn’t grab the equaliser they needed.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations from the visiting players and supporters whilst Bowers & Pitsea were left to rue what might have been, as did the majority of the biggest ever attendance at Crown Avenue.

The home side had plenty of chances to score but didn’t take full advantage of them, and a needless foul followed by a slightly unlucky incident leading to the visitors’ second goal cost them dearly.

Bowers & Pitsea (Manager: Rob Small): Callum Chafer, Ryan Sammons (Joe Gardner 68), Tom Stephen, Martyn Stokes © (Ben Sartain 79), Kenzer Lee, Callum Leahy, Quentin Monville, Max Cornhill, Lewis Manor, Brad Warner (David Knight 57), James Thomas.

Chichester City (Manager: Miles Rutherford): Stephen Mowthorpe, Ryan Davidson, Bob Hutching, Matt Axell, Connor Cody ©, Corey Heath, Gicu Iordache, Jamie Horncastle (Rory Biggs 83), Josh Clack, Lloyd Rowlatt, Kaleem Haitham (Ryan Peake 87).

Attendance: 531

 

 

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BOWERS BOW OUT – Cup Heartbreak for Small’s men in front of a record crowd

FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying

Bowers & Pitsea 1 Chichester City 2

JOHN CHUBB at the Len Salmon Stadium

Despite having their best ever FA Cup run this season, this afternoon ended in massive disappointment for Bowers & Pitsea as they slipped to a defeat at home to Chichester City who play one step below them in the Isthmian South East Division and, being in the same situation booked a place in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their own history.

There was nothing much in the way of clear chances in the early stages as both sides defended well.

But on the quarter of an hour mark Bowers conceded a penalty when captain Martyn Stokes brought down Josh Clack inside the area.

Matt Axell stepped up to take it, sent Bowers goalkeeper Callum Chafer the wrong way and made it 1-0 to Chichester.

Then on 23 minutes the Sussex side doubled their lead in bizarre circumstances, an attempted clearance by Bowers’ Callum Leahy rebounding off the back of Kaleem Haitham and over Chafer into the net to put them two goals ahead.

Bowers attempted to get back into the match, and six minutes before the break Quentin Monville went close to creating a chance when his cross sailed across the face of the goal.

But with three minutes to go until half-time Chichester nearly made it 3-0 when a volley from Gicu Iordache struck the crossbar.

Early in the second half Bowers seemed to have their tails up, and following a spell of pressure striker Lewis Manor went very close to pulling a goal back for Bowers, and it took a fingertip stop from Stephen Mowthorpe in the Chichester goal to keep the ball out of the net.

And on the hour mark home substitute David Knight – who had just replaced Brad Warner up front – tried to capitalise on a defensive lapse after a flick-on by Manor, but Mowthorpe once again dealt with the danger well.

And with 77 minutes on the clock Tom Stephen set up Manor whose shot sailed just wide of the Chichester keeper’s goal.

With five minutes remaining a superb Knight free-kick from the edge of the area was narrowly kept out by Mowthorpe, then a couple of minutes later the visiting number one did very well to keep out a close range effort from Kenzer Lee.

As the game entered five minutes of time added on Max Cornhill headed home a cross to make it 2-1.

Bowers piled forward in the final moments but couldn’t grab the equaliser they needed.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations from the visiting players and supporters whilst Bowers & Pitsea were left to rue what might have been, as did the majority of the biggest ever attendance at Crown Avenue.

The home side had plenty of chances to score but didn’t take full advantage of them, and a needless foul followed by a slightly unlucky incident leading to the visitors’ second goal cost them dearly.

Bowers & Pitsea (Manager: Rob Small): Callum Chafer, Ryan Sammons (Joe Gardner 68), Tom Stephen, Martyn Stokes © (Ben Sartain 79), Kenzer Lee, Callum Leahy, Quentin Monville, Max Cornhill, Lewis Manor, Brad Warner (David Knight 57), James Thomas.

Chichester City (Manager: Miles Rutherford): Stephen Mowthorpe, Ryan Davidson, Bob Hutching, Matt Axell, Connor Cody ©, Corey Heath, Gicu Iordache, Jamie Horncastle (Rory Biggs 83), Josh Clack, Lloyd Rowlatt, Kaleem Haitham (Ryan Peake 87).

Attendance: 531

 

 

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BOWERS BOW OUT – Cup Heartbreak for Small’s men in front of a record crowd

FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying

Bowers & Pitsea 1 Chichester City 2

JOHN CHUBB at the Len Salmon Stadium

Despite having their best ever FA Cup run this season, this afternoon ended in massive disappointment for Bowers & Pitsea as they slipped to a defeat at home to Chichester City who play one step below them in the Isthmian South East Division and, being in the same situation booked a place in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their own history.

There was nothing much in the way of clear chances in the early stages as both sides defended well.

But on the quarter of an hour mark Bowers conceded a penalty when captain Martyn Stokes brought down Josh Clack inside the area.

Matt Axell stepped up to take it, sent Bowers goalkeeper Callum Chafer the wrong way and made it 1-0 to Chichester.

Then on 23 minutes the Sussex side doubled their lead in bizarre circumstances, an attempted clearance by Bowers’ Callum Leahy rebounding off the back of Kaleem Haitham and over Chafer into the net to put them two goals ahead.

Bowers attempted to get back into the match, and six minutes before the break Quentin Monville went close to creating a chance when his cross sailed across the face of the goal.

But with three minutes to go until half-time Chichester nearly made it 3-0 when a volley from Gicu Iordache struck the crossbar.

Early in the second half Bowers seemed to have their tails up, and following a spell of pressure striker Lewis Manor went very close to pulling a goal back for Bowers, and it took a fingertip stop from Stephen Mowthorpe in the Chichester goal to keep the ball out of the net.

And on the hour mark home substitute David Knight – who had just replaced Brad Warner up front – tried to capitalise on a defensive lapse after a flick-on by Manor, but Mowthorpe once again dealt with the danger well.

And with 77 minutes on the clock Tom Stephen set up Manor whose shot sailed just wide of the Chichester keeper’s goal.

With five minutes remaining a superb Knight free-kick from the edge of the area was narrowly kept out by Mowthorpe, then a couple of minutes later the visiting number one did very well to keep out a close range effort from Kenzer Lee.

As the game entered five minutes of time added on Max Cornhill headed home a cross to make it 2-1.

Bowers piled forward in the final moments but couldn’t grab the equaliser they needed.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations from the visiting players and supporters whilst Bowers & Pitsea were left to rue what might have been, as did the majority of the biggest ever attendance at Crown Avenue.

The home side had plenty of chances to score but didn’t take full advantage of them, and a needless foul followed by a slightly unlucky incident leading to the visitors’ second goal cost them dearly.

Bowers & Pitsea (Manager: Rob Small): Callum Chafer, Ryan Sammons (Joe Gardner 68), Tom Stephen, Martyn Stokes © (Ben Sartain 79), Kenzer Lee, Callum Leahy, Quentin Monville, Max Cornhill, Lewis Manor, Brad Warner (David Knight 57), James Thomas.

Chichester City (Manager: Miles Rutherford): Stephen Mowthorpe, Ryan Davidson, Bob Hutching, Matt Axell, Connor Cody ©, Corey Heath, Gicu Iordache, Jamie Horncastle (Rory Biggs 83), Josh Clack, Lloyd Rowlatt, Kaleem Haitham (Ryan Peake 87).

Attendance: 531

 

 

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BOWERS BOW OUT – Cup Heartbreak for Small’s men in front of a record crowd

FA Cup Fourth Round Qualifying

Bowers & Pitsea 1 Chichester City 2

JOHN CHUBB at the Len Salmon Stadium

Despite having their best ever FA Cup run this season, this afternoon ended in massive disappointment for Bowers & Pitsea as they slipped to a defeat at home to Chichester City who play one step below them in the Isthmian South East Division and, being in the same situation booked a place in the First Round Proper of the FA Cup for the first time in their own history.

There was nothing much in the way of clear chances in the early stages as both sides defended well.

But on the quarter of an hour mark Bowers conceded a penalty when captain Martyn Stokes brought down Josh Clack inside the area.

Matt Axell stepped up to take it, sent Bowers goalkeeper Callum Chafer the wrong way and made it 1-0 to Chichester.

Then on 23 minutes the Sussex side doubled their lead in bizarre circumstances, an attempted clearance by Bowers’ Callum Leahy rebounding off the back of Kaleem Haitham and over Chafer into the net to put them two goals ahead.

Bowers attempted to get back into the match, and six minutes before the break Quentin Monville went close to creating a chance when his cross sailed across the face of the goal.

But with three minutes to go until half-time Chichester nearly made it 3-0 when a volley from Gicu Iordache struck the crossbar.

Early in the second half Bowers seemed to have their tails up, and following a spell of pressure striker Lewis Manor went very close to pulling a goal back for Bowers, and it took a fingertip stop from Stephen Mowthorpe in the Chichester goal to keep the ball out of the net.

And on the hour mark home substitute David Knight – who had just replaced Brad Warner up front – tried to capitalise on a defensive lapse after a flick-on by Manor, but Mowthorpe once again dealt with the danger well.

And with 77 minutes on the clock Tom Stephen set up Manor whose shot sailed just wide of the Chichester keeper’s goal.

With five minutes remaining a superb Knight free-kick from the edge of the area was narrowly kept out by Mowthorpe, then a couple of minutes later the visiting number one did very well to keep out a close range effort from Kenzer Lee.

As the game entered five minutes of time added on Max Cornhill headed home a cross to make it 2-1.

Bowers piled forward in the final moments but couldn’t grab the equaliser they needed.

The final whistle sparked wild celebrations from the visiting players and supporters whilst Bowers & Pitsea were left to rue what might have been, as did the majority of the biggest ever attendance at Crown Avenue.

The home side had plenty of chances to score but didn’t take full advantage of them, and a needless foul followed by a slightly unlucky incident leading to the visitors’ second goal cost them dearly.

Bowers & Pitsea (Manager: Rob Small): Callum Chafer, Ryan Sammons (Joe Gardner 68), Tom Stephen, Martyn Stokes © (Ben Sartain 79), Kenzer Lee, Callum Leahy, Quentin Monville, Max Cornhill, Lewis Manor, Brad Warner (David Knight 57), James Thomas.

Chichester City (Manager: Miles Rutherford): Stephen Mowthorpe, Ryan Davidson, Bob Hutching, Matt Axell, Connor Cody ©, Corey Heath, Gicu Iordache, Jamie Horncastle (Rory Biggs 83), Josh Clack, Lloyd Rowlatt, Kaleem Haitham (Ryan Peake 87).

Attendance: 531

 

 

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