Whitstable Town 3 Walton Casuals 1
FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay
Tuesday 2nd September 2014
Whitstable Town went through to the next round of the FA Cup as they won three one at home to Walton Casuals on Tuesday night.
It was a positive start for the Town despite being without Scott Heard, Jake Mackenzie, Ollie Gray and Kane Rowland away on holiday and Ashley Ulph still injured. Joe Kennett cam straight back into the team producing a commanding performance alongside Nick Treadwell in midfield. Opposition keeper, Luke Badiali was hand to make a great early save but Tom Loynes was
on hand to put Town in the lead when scored after 28 minutes. However Casuals were to get a deserved equaliser when Charlie Gilliard was to pounce on a mistake by Luke Watkins to bring the scores level.
Town started the second half positively and finally regained the lead after 74 minutes when Luke Doherty scores his first goal for the Town from a scramble in the six yard box. Nine minutes later Ryan Golding, who looked sharper, slotted home. Unfortunately he received a yellow card as he lifted his shirt over his head. Walton Casuals played with a never say die attitude but eventually went home disappointed as Town shone in the final period of the game and on the balance of play deserved the result on the night.
So it now on to an away fixture in the next Round as we visit Hythe Town where we will meet up with a number of former players. This is sure to be tough local Kent derby.
Team: Watkins, Healey, Wedgeworth, Doherty, Kennett, Treadwell, Girt, Hogg, Pulman, Golding (Lester 89mins), Loynes
Scorers: Loynes 28 mins, Doherty 74 mins, Golding 83 mins