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Darlaston Town (1874) FC
Warstones Wanderers
M Swann (63'), A Solomon (68'), D Bolzon (73')
Full time
L Edwards (53'), C Campbell (58')
Sat 1 Sep 15:00 - Cup Attendance 109

An entertaining second half sees Darlaston secure place in second round

Darlo recover well after being two goals behind

Darlaston made it six consecutive wins with a hard earned 3-2 win in this 1st Round J.W. Hunt Cup fixture. With League action on hold for a week manager Andy Parkes took the opportunity to make several changes and give full debuts to new signings Ryan Pratt and Adam Skeldon, Gurdeep Wilkhoo made his full debut whilst second half substitutes Alex Solomon and Liam Cox made their first appearances.

The changes meant that Darlaston were a little disjointed but a stunning 3 goals in a second half 10-minute spell saw them claw back a 2-goal deficit.

Skeldon impressed early on with a blocked shot and Mark Swann shot wide from a Ryan Jones free kick. Alex Trout and Stefan Barnard both missed difficult chances for the visitors as the game became a midfield stalemate. Leigh Edwards and Nathan Robertson were particularly impressive for the visitors showing good skills on the ball.

JW Hunt Cup Darlaston v Warstones 1-9-2018
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Swann and Skeldon both missed chances whilst full backs Ryan Kingdon and Sam Causton both shot wide and high. The game was littered with free kicks and neither side could get their passing football in full flow during a poor first half.

The 2nd half was a different story bringing five goals and plenty of entertainment in the sunshine at The Paycare Ground.

The visitors started the second half impressively and the excellent Leigh Edwards hit the bar with an 18-yard shot before putting them ahead in the 53rd minute with a brilliant individual goal. The attacking midfielder progressed down the right flank cut inside the penalty area and from a difficult angle beating keeper Ryan Pratt with a powerful low drive.

Darlaston's response was immediate, Skeldon had a 15-yard shot blocked by Conroy Edwards and Jarrod Grant hit the foot of the post with keeper Jack Gibbons stranded.

On 58 minutes Darlaston were guilty of some poor defensive marking, the visitors taking full advantage to double their lead. a long throw into the penalty area was not cleared by the Darlo defence and Christopher Campbell was on hand to drive home from 8 yards beyond goalkeeper Pratt.

Manager Andy Parkes response was immediate making a two substitutions inside 5 minutes after the first goal bringing on Alex Solomon and Daniel Bolzon for Ryan Kingdon and Connor Asbury respectively. Immediately the substitutions brought new energy, quality and pace to the home side and the arrears were reduced in the 63rd minute, Mark Swann scoring from 6 yards after some excellent approach play by Bolzon.

The goal gave Darlaston new life as they went all out for the equaliser. A Mark Swann header went inches wide and Daniel Bolzon was within inches of connecting with a near post header following a Sam Causton cross. Darlaston were on terms in the 68th minute with a superbly worked goal. Bolzon beat two defenders before laying the ball off for Alex Solomon who had only been on the field for 12 minutes on his home debut. The midfielder latched on to Bolzon's pass with a superb curling effort from the edge of the box beyond keeper Gibbons to send the large home support ecstatic.

The quality of the equalising goal was exceptional, but it was eclipsed 5 minutes later with a move which would've graced any level of football. Bolzon started and finished the move, picking the ball up in his own half he glided past three defenders, laid the ball off to Swann just inside the penalty area, Bolzon continued his run into the box and Swann's return pass was perfectly weighted for Bolzon to run onto and unleash an 8-yard drive for the winning goal.

The final quarter of the game was well managed by a now confident Darlaston team limiting the visitors to long range half chances whilst running the clock down to secure a second-round tie between the winners of Bilston Town and Alvechurch.

Next Saturday sees Darlaston to return to league action with a home game against Sikh Hunters at The Paycare Ground, Bentley Leisure Pavilion, Bentley Road North, Bentley WS2 0EA kick off 3.00pm.

Daniel Bolzon

Player of the Match

Daniel Bolzon

Key moments

53:00
Goal Leigh Edwards scores for Warstones Wanderers
58:00
Goal Christopher Campbell scores for Warstones Wanderers
63:00
Goal Mark Swann scores for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
68:00
Goal Alex Solomon scores for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
73:00
Goal Daniel Bolzon scores for Darlaston Town (1874) FC

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90:00 +7:00 Player of the Match
Daniel Bolzon is awarded player of the match for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
90:00 +3:00 Blocked Shot
Daniel Bolzon has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
90:00 +1:00 Corner taken
Corner for Warstones Wanderers taken by Leigh Edwards
89:00 Foul
Nathan Roberston is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
87:00 Yellow Card
Conroy Edwards is yellow carded for Warstones Wanderers
87:00 Foul
Ryan Pratt is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
84:00 Foul
Daniel Bolzon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
82:00 Sub On
Josh Tonks is substituted on for Warstones Wanderers
82:00 Sub Off
Alex Trout is substituted off for Warstones Wanderers
82:00 Sub On
Liam Cox is substituted on for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
82:00 Sub Off
Ryan Jones is substituted off for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
80:00 Foul
Ryan Jones is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
80:00 Sub On
Caleb Mudiyi is substituted on for Warstones Wanderers
80:00 Sub Off
Christopher Campbell is substituted off for Warstones Wanderers
79:00 Foul
Tyrone Males is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
77:00 Foul
Alex Trout is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
76:00 Missed Shot
Leigh Edwards misses a shot for Warstones Wanderers
74:00 Foul
Alex Trout is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
73:00 Assist
Mark Swann makes an assist for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
73:00 Goal 3 - 2
Daniel Bolzon scores for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
70:00 Foul
Ryan Pratt is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
68:00 Saved Shot
Leigh Edwards has a shot saved for Warstones Wanderers
68:00 Assist
Daniel Bolzon makes an assist for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
68:00 Goal 2 - 2
Alex Solomon scores for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
67:00 Foul
Daniel Bolzon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
66:00 Foul
Gurdeep Wilkhoo is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
63:00 Goal 1 - 2
Mark Swann scores for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
63:00 Assist
Daniel Bolzon makes an assist for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
62:00 Foul
Steffan Bernard is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
61:00 Foul
Jarrod Grant is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
61:00 Yellow Card
Christopher Campbell is yellow carded for Warstones Wanderers
60:00 Sub Off
Connor Asbury is substituted off for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
60:00 Sub On
Daniel Bolzon is substituted on for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
59:00 Blocked Shot
Mark Swann has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
58:00 Goal 0 - 2
Christopher Campbell scores for Warstones Wanderers
56:00 Sub Off
Ryan Kingdon is substituted off for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
56:00 Sub On
Alex Solomon is substituted on for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
55:00 Missed Shot
Jarrod Grant misses a shot for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
55:00 Blocked Shot
Adam Skeldon has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
53:00 Goal 0 - 1
Leigh Edwards scores for Warstones Wanderers
53:00 Assist
Joe Prosser makes an assist for Warstones Wanderers
51:00 Saved Shot
Conroy Edwards has a shot saved for Warstones Wanderers
51:00 Blocked Shot
Leigh Edwards has a shot blocked for Warstones Wanderers
51:00 Missed Shot
Leigh Edwards misses a shot for Warstones Wanderers
51:00 Foul
Leigh Edwards is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
49:00 Foul
Nathan Roberston is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
48:00 Foul
Tony McKakly is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
46:00 Foul
Adam Skeldon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
End of period 1
44:00 Foul
Conroy Edwards is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
44:00 Corner taken
Corner for Warstones Wanderers taken by Leigh Edwards
42:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) FC taken by Ryan Jones
41:00 Foul
Connor Asbury is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
40:00 Foul
Sam Causton is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
38:00 Missed Shot
Sam Causton misses a shot for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
37:00 Foul
Leigh Edwards is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
33:00 Foul
Leigh Edwards is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
29:00 Corner taken
Corner for Warstones Wanderers taken by Leigh Edwards
26:00 Foul
Nathan Roberston is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
25:00 Foul
Christopher Campbell is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
24:00 Foul
Jarrod Grant is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
21:00 Blocked Shot
Ryan Kingdon has a shot blocked for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
20:00 Foul
Tony McKakly is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
20:00 Foul
Adam Skeldon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
19:00 Missed Shot
Adam Skeldon misses a shot for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
18:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) FC taken by Ryan Jones
18:00 Foul
Sam Causton is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
15:00 Missed Shot
Mark Swann misses a shot for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
13:00 Foul
Gurdeep Wilkhoo is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
12:00 Foul
Nathan Roberston is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
12:00 Saved Shot
Leigh Edwards has a shot saved for Warstones Wanderers
12:00 Foul
Joe Prosser is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
10:00 Foul
Steffan Bernard is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
9:00 Foul
Tyrone Males is fouled for Warstones Wanderers
8:00 Corner taken
Corner for Darlaston Town (1874) FC taken by Ryan Jones
7:00 Corner taken
Corner for Warstones Wanderers taken by Nathan Roberston
7:00 Saved Shot
Alex Trout has a shot saved for Warstones Wanderers
6:00 Foul
Jarrod Grant is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
6:00 Missed Shot
Mark Swann misses a shot for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
5:00 Foul
Adam Skeldon is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
3:00 Saved Shot
Adam Skeldon has a shot saved for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
3:00 Saved Shot
Joe Prosser has a shot saved for Warstones Wanderers
2:00 Foul
Ryan McAllister is fouled for Darlaston Town (1874) FC
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As it happened

  • Darlaston Town (1874) FC
  • Warstones Wanderers
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  • Leigh Edwards Goal 53:00'
  • Joe Prosser Assist 53:00'
  • Ryan Kingdon Sub Off 56:00'
  • Alex Solomon Sub On 56:00'
  • Christopher Campbell Goal 58:00'
  • Connor Asbury Sub Off 60:00'
  • Daniel Bolzon Sub On 60:00'
  • Christopher Campbell Yellow Card 61:00'
  • Mark Swann Goal 63:00'
  • Daniel Bolzon Assist 63:00'
  • Alex Solomon Goal 68:00'
  • Daniel Bolzon Assist 68:00'
  • Daniel Bolzon Goal 73:00'
  • Mark Swann Assist 73:00'
  • Caleb Mudiyi Sub On 80:00'
  • Christopher Campbell Sub Off 80:00'
  • Josh Tonks Sub On 82:00'
  • Ryan Jones Sub Off 82:00'
  • Alex Trout Sub Off 82:00'
  • Liam Cox Sub On 82:00'
  • Conroy Edwards Yellow Card 87:00'

Team selection

Darlaston Town (1874) FC
Warstones Wanderers
  • 1. Jack Gibbons
  • 2. Joe Prosser
  • 3. Christopher Campbell
  • 4. Conroy Edwards
  • 5. Steffan Bernard
  • 6. Tyrone Males
  • 7. Tony McKakly
  • 8. Leigh Edwards
  • 9. Alex Trout
  • 10. Pinder Deo
  • 11. Nathan Roberston
  • 12. Caleb Mudiyi
  • 13. Ade Beckford
  • 14. Josh Tonks

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