EMIRATES FA CUP 1st QUALIFYING ROUND
BRENTWOOD TOWN 0 – 2 CHESHUNT
For much of the first half Brentwood looked capable of holding their own against Isthmian Premier Cheshunt, but the Ambers eased their way into the next round of the FA Cup with two second half goals in the space of five minutes from Joe Re and Mo Camara.
Ken Charles missed a good chance for the Ambers in the early stages, clearing the bar from close range, and Brentwood’s Connor Hogan headed against his own team’s crossbar as he tried to clear. Zubayr Boadi was busy in the Cheshunt midfield, dropping to pick up a pass, and then keen turn quickly and then drive into the space his own movement had created. In goal, George Marsh making his competitive debut worked well with Centre halves Crowther & Gardiner to limit Brentwood attacking opportunity. They did well to keep experienced striker Tom Richardson quiet, leading to his eventual second half substitution, Richardson did hit the outside of a post with a header from George Craddock’s free kick but didnt have any other opportunities..
Home keeper Ollie Bowles saved well from Ashley Nzala at the start of the second half and Blues defender Matt Cripps headed over the Cheshunt bar from a free kick.
The Ambers fitness started to tell, and the game opened up for them, In the 72nd minute substitute Zack Newton turned the Brentwood defence inside out before pulling back a low cross which Re converted gently guiding it into the corner of the net. Five minutes later Mo Camara broke from his defensive midfield position springing the Brentwood offside line chasing down a pass over the top of the high line, beating the advancing Bowles and the turned defender to the bounce he coolly finished with a lobbed shot over the keeper to make it 2-0 and put the tie safe.