• Michael Christou

The Rams progress again thanks to goals from Matt Low and Michael Wright


BOURNEMOUTH POPPIES 1 - 2 PETERSFIELD TOWN


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Petersfield Town made history last Tuesday by progressing to the second round of the FA Vase for the first time in their history by beating a poor Bournemouth Poppies.


The Rams started superbly stamping their authority from the off. A Harry Bedford free kick took a deflection and it needed to be saved, tipped over by James Mayo.


17 minutes in they found the breakthrough. Harry Bedford made a stunning diagonal pass into the area, chested on to Matt Low. He took a touch and rolled it past Mayo on it’s went in off the far post.


Advantage Petersfield – and 1-0 was how the score remained up until the break. Despite this the Rams continued to create chances. A determined dribble for Will Webb forced anther high save by James Mayo.


Nearing the end of an entertaining half the Rams got a slight touch of fortune. Will Webb committed what looked like two fouls. First pulling a player down before going in studs up on another. Fortunately, referee Alex Rush-Fear deemed nothing wrong and waved play on.

Harry Bedford tried his luck again from a free kick. Even further out he hit so sweetly but hit the inside of the post and bounced out.


The Poppies looked alot better in the second half getting a foothold in the game, with playmaker Levi Hernandez orchestrating play in the middle. Right back Tyrone Carkeet  had the first real effort, curling over from outside the area.


Both sides struggled to create clear cut chances. However, the Rams did grab their second in the 65th minute. Sean Burton with an excellent deep cross from a free kick. Bournemouth struggled to deal with the quality delivery and Michael Wright reacted quickest stabbing in the visitors second. 


The Poppes defense opened up again giving Bedford ages to set himself and pick his spot from outside the area. His shot crashed against the post as the search for his elusive goal continued.


The hosts pulled one back with 14 minutes remaining. Jake Voisey beat Sean Burton to a long ball on the bi line, pulling it back to Jamie Trimble as his sweet strike took a big deflection taking it away from Pettes in the Rams goal.

The final stages were sketchy for both sides as they both had a lot to play for. Bournemouth couldn't find the breakthrough as the Rams resilient defense held out.


Another deserved cup victory for Mark Summerhill’s men who was delighted with the victory. The Rams face Bristol based side Roman Glass St George on the 2nd of November. Petersfield’s next game is home to highflying Downton in the Wessex League.

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