LiveAveley FC vs Witham Town FC LIVE

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Summary

  • Aveley 0-3 Witham Town
  • Live text coverage of this Ryman North Division game from Mill Field
  • Kick-off 3pm

4:56pm

Thanks for following today's coverage. 

4:55pm

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4:54pm

A deserved win tainted by some dodgy refereeing decisions. Not much of a contest in the end.

4:54pm

A deserved win tainted by some dodgy refereeing decisions. Not much of a contest in the end.

4:53pm

Aveley 0-3 Witham 

4:53pm

Burnett strikes it harmlessly wide.

4:52pm

Stopher is booked for what seemed an innocuous shoulder barge. Aveley free kick on the edge.

4:50pm

4:49pm

Newby and Olley are replaced by Wraight and White.

4:46pm

Stevens smashes it down the middle. Really poor refereeing decision.

4:46pm

It's almost a certain dive by Newby but a penalty has been given.

4:45pm

Luke Olley is booked for a foul on Osifuwa

4:44pm

Luke Olley is booked for a foul on Osifuwa

4:41pm

Away sub - Dean Green replaces Lee Townron

4:40pm

unbelievable ten minutes at a Rookery Hill!

4:39pm

unbelievable ten minutes at a Rookery Hill!

4:39pm

This second half has been pretty uneventful. Witham very happy to sit on their lead.

4:38pm

This second half has been pretty uneventful. Witham very happy to sit on their lead.

4:38pm

Final change for Aveley - Weemes comes on for Koranteng.

4:37pm

Billy Holland returns after a long spell out. He replaces Okwera.

4:35pm

Billy Holland returns after a long spell out. He replaces Okwera.

4:35pm

Good effort by Koranteng. The wide man unleashes a shot from 20 yards and Guest tips it wide at the near post.

4:33pm

Witham have held a very high line second half. Aveley given no space between midfield and and attack.

4:32pm

Golby is penalised for a foul on the edge of the box. Newby and Stevens stand over the free kick. Blocked and cleared.

4:31pm

Golby is penalised for a foul on the edge of the box. Newby and Stevens stand over the free kick.

4:29pm

Terrific effort by Asante. The striker sees his initial header blocks but as the ball drops to him he takes one touch with his chest before hitting a dipping volley narrowly wide of the far post. Very unlucky.

4:26pm

Newby looks as though he may be carrying an injury here. He has been moved back to left midfield but can't see him lasting much longer.

4:24pm

King shoots narrowly over when well placed. A ball from Emmanuel found the centre back at the far post totally unmarked. He opts to hit it first time and it is inches over.

4:23pm

Anton Stephenson is replaced by Matty Bakare

4:21pm

Emmanuel has been the best player on the park today. Tricks and direct runs have caused Aveley problems all day. His flick is picked up by Godbold but the shot poses no problems.

4:18pm

Brilliant save by Giddens keeps this game alive. Newby skips past the lunge from King and fires low as the ball drops to him just inside the box. Giddens spreads himself and clears the ball to safety.

4:17pm

Golby is booked for dissent now. These players need to do less talking and play some football.

4:16pm

Golby is booked for dissent now. These players need to do less talking and play some football.

4:14pm

Koranteng is booked for dissent - quite rightly. Mead is receiving treatment for a hard tackle.

4:12pm

Leader drives the ball at goal from 20 yards but it is straight at Guest. It was a good strike. Anywhere else and the 'keeper would have been struggling.

4:10pm

Mead doesn't brilliantly to cut inside and sees a fierce shot whizz past the far post. Good effort.

4:09pm

Newby, who has had an awful lot to say all match, has been booked for backchat.

4:09pm

Newby, who has had an awful lot to say all match, has been booked for backchat.

4:08pm

Good play by Emmanuel sees the ball drop to Newby whose shot is well sfopped by Giddens.

4:06pm

Burnett with a deep delivery from the right but Leader's header is weak and doesn't trouble the 'keeper.

4:04pm

Aveley kick off

3:51pm

Koranteng and Stephenson were really having a go at each other as the ref blew for half time. Not sure what is going on there. Aveley with it all to do.

3:50pm

HT Aveley 0-2 Witham

3:49pm

Asante looks to flick it beyond the 'keeper from close range but it is well blocked.

3:47pm

Two minutes until the break and Holloway is about to hit a long free kick into the box.

3:44pm

3:43pm

Emmanuel, Godbold and Newby combine well for Witham but the latter shot rolls wide of the near post. Should have done better when well placed.

3:41pm

Asante is in but his shot is well blocked by Guest.

3:40pm

A real lull in the game at the moment. Witham could have built on this lead if they had pressed more but Aveley have grown into the game, albeit posing little threat.

3:39pm

Big calls for Witham penalty as Newby goes down but nothing is given. The Town striker is not impressed with that call and has some choice words for the referee!

3:37pm

Big calls for Witham penalty as Newby goes down but nothing is given. The Town striker is not impressed with that call and has some choice words for the referee!

3:35pm

Burnett has been Aveley best player. Sparks of excellence but lacking end product.

3:33pm

Stevens cross is brilliantly defended by Holloway - the big defender heads clear under massive pressure.

3:31pm

3:30pm

Brilliant chest control by Emmanuel sees him through but he is well closed down and the ball is collected by the 'keeper.

3:29pm

Brilliant play by Koranteng but his fierce cross evades the on rushing Aveley men and runs out for a through in on the far side.

3:28pm

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3:27pm

Guest races out of his goal as Asante is through on goal and manages to stop the forward finding a shot on goal. Witham break and Giddens is just able to clear his lines as Gobold closes his down.

3:26pm

Mead is bombing forward from right back. The former Tilbury man continues to impress.

3:22pm

Aveley seem happy to pass it around the Back although I am sure they are not thinking about damaged limitation quite yet.

3:22pm

Murfet has just hit an absolute rocket from 30 yards and it whIstles just wide. Very close. Giddens scream at his defence to close down the ball.

3:17pm

Townron has been played through but his shot is weak and is collected by Giddens. Aveley are looking toothless.

3:16pm

3:13pm

Only ten minutes in and Witham are two up. A lucky break sees the ball collected by Gobold in the left channel. He runs at his full back before cutting inside to Danny Emmanuel - the only only man in the attack - and he shoots under Giddens.

3:12pm

Goal scored by Emmanuel for Witham!

3:11pm

Godbold plays in Nesbitt who is clean through! He is denied by Guest who raced out of his goal to block the shot. Nesbitt looks like his shirt was tugged on the edge of the box but the referee shakes his head, leaving Gardner incensed.

3:09pm

Gardner is unmoved on the sidelines. Right at the edge of his technical area. Witham on the break. Newby shot is blocked by Osifuwa.

3:07pm

Witham have been starved of games this year but they have raced out the blocks here. Terrific start and a goal within 60 seconds.

3:06pm

Horrendous start for Millers. Stevens whips in a corner and it is met at the near post by Stopher who is brilliantly denied by Giddens. However Aveley make a hash of the clearance and the ball is smashed home by Newby on the penalty spot.

3:04pm

It's a Witham goal!

3:03pm

Slightly late kick off. Here we go.

2:57pm

Aveley all in blue and Witham in yellow today. Teams out on the pitch. Lovely sunny day in West Thurrock.

2:48pm

Witham Town: Martyn Guest, Connor Mead, Seb Murfet, Brad Stopher, Panl King, James Stevens, Danny Emmanuel, Luke Olley, Lee Townrow, Lewis Godbold, Kris Newby

Subs: Wraight, White, Sweeney, Green, Watson

2:46pm

Aveley: Jack Giddens, Adetayo Osifuwa, Sam Holloway, Jay Leader, Glen Golby, Brian Okwera, Paul Burnett, Nathan Koranteng, Anton Stephenson, Kyle Asante, Teddy Nesbitt

Subs: Bakare, Weemes, Holland, Whitelock

2:41pm

Other matches today:

AFC Hornchurch vs Grays Athletic

East Thurrock vs Thamesmead Town

Tilbury vs Soham Town Rangers

Needham Market P-P Thurrock

 

2:38pm

Team news to follow

2:38pm

GOOD afternoon and welcome to the Thurrock Gazette's live text coverage of Aveley FC versus Witham Town FC in Ryman Division North.
This league game has beaten the bad weather and will play after the Mill Field pitch passed a pitch inspection at 10am this morning.
Even though we are now in March today's visitors have only played 25 times in the league due to adverse weather conditions. This is mainly down to the surface at Spa Road with only 11 home games beating the rain this campaign.
Both sides have only played six league games since the turn of the year, with Witham's last away win coming six weeks ago.
Justin Gardner's side have also struggled for consistency in 2014 but have three wins in the past six games, recently losing to table-topping VCD Athletic.
Witham will prove a stern test for The Millers today, as the visitors would be topping the league if they had played the same amount of games as their rivals. Whether they can build up momentum, having to play three games a week for the next two months remains unclear.
Meanwhile, a win for Aveley would do wonders for their play-off hopes.

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