Essex Sunday Combination League Division Two: JK Silvertown knock out Old Wymondonians in J.Lizzimore Cup

PUBLISHED: 17:30 21 February 2017

Latest news from the local football scene (pic Joe Meredith/JMP)

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First half goals from Ben Short, Chris Wright and Steven Leahy earn home team victory in five-goal thriller

JK Silvertown produced a fine display to defeat Essex Sunday Combination League Division Two rivals Old Wymondonians 3-2 in the J.Lizzimore Cup last weekend after a brilliant start.

The hosts dominated the first half, before allowing their previously undefeated rivals to come back after the break.

JK’s player-manager Ben Short opened the scoring with a cool finish from 10-yards before it was soon 2-0.

Danny Lock produced a wonderful curling cross and Chris Wright volleyed home to double the hosts advantage.

It was 3-0 with half an hour played when Steven Leahy smashed an effort against the crossbar and then latched onto the rebound to volley into the top corner.

But JK switched off before the break and conceded to give Old Wymondians a sniff of getting back into the contest.

The visitors began the second period strongly, but determined goalkeeping and defending ensured it stayed 3-1.

With 20 minutes to go, Old Wymondonians won a penalty and converted it to set up a grandstand finish.

JK remained strong, however, and were able to see out the rest of the match to book their spot in the next round.

JK Silvertown squad: Muscat, Lock, R.Wright, Ashby, Hassan, Jenkins, Aboucharka, Leahy, Stevens, C.Wright, Short, Robson, Batterbee, Louriero, Rawlinson, Ferreira.

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