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First Team - Match centre

St Ives Town
Grantham Town
Unknown (43')
Full time
K Da Silva Bastos (83')
Sat 22 Sep 15:00 - The Emirates FA Cup 18-19 Attendance 293

Replay For The Gingerbreads

Grantham earned a replay thanks to a calm finish from Kevin Bastos.

The Gingerbreads had to keep to their game plans after a late first half penalty threatened to send the hosts through.

"We deserved to take them back to ours" Said Gingerbreads Manager Ian Culverhouse. "We were the better side for most of the game. We changed it later, but I always felt we would get something."

Neither side created clear chances for much of the first half. The first fourty three minutes didn't see either goalkeeper stretched. Theo Richardson and his opposite number Sam Wilson only had sbots straight at them to deal with.

Two minutes before half-time the game opened up as Grantham came under late pressure. A through ball for George Bailey saw the St Ives forward get the wrong side of the Gingerbreads defence. Tom Ward clipped Bailey and referee Mr Lafin pointed to the spot. Home skipper Robbie Parker tucked away the spot kick.

Grantham were brighter after the break. A run by Tom Curtis forced a corner and a cross from Ross Barrows was tantalisingly too long for Luke McCormick. Tom Ward looped a header goalward that didn't trouble Wilson.

With a quarter of an hour to go, Grantham got an advantage.St Ives broke through with Dylan Wilson finding Munashe Sunadire. The home winger went down under a challenge, but Mr Laflin deemed it a dive and showed the St Ives player a second yellow card.

The Gingerbreads began immediately to take advantage.A change of formation saw better service from wide positions. A low cross after 80 minutes from McCormack was blocked in the St Ives penalty area. The loose ball dropped nicely for Kevin Bastos who curled a great finish into the corner of the net pet Sam Wilson.

Barrows fancied his chances of winning the game with a spectacular strike. He twice hit shots from over 25 yards. Although the second went close, neither troubled Sam Wilson in the St Ives goal. Jack McGovern hit the target as Grantham pressed to win the game at the first attempt, but his effort lacked power and Sam Wilson gathered it comfortably to ensure a replay on Tuesday.

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Key moments

43:00
Goal Goal for St Ives Town
83:00
Goal Kevin Da Silva Bastos scores for Grantham Town

Highlights

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83:00 Goal 1 - 1
Kevin Da Silva Bastos scores for Grantham Town
73:00 Sub Off
Ryley Thompson is substituted off for Grantham Town
73:00 Sub On
Daniel Horton is substituted on for Grantham Town
57:00 Sub On
Kevin Da Silva Bastos is substituted on for Grantham Town
57:00 Sub Off
Michael Hollingsworth is substituted off for Grantham Town
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 1 - 0
Goal for St Ives Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • St Ives Town
  • Grantham Town
  • 0
  • Goal 43:00'
  • Michael Hollingsworth Sub Off 57:00'
  • Kevin Da Silva Bastos Sub On 57:00'
  • Ryley Thompson Sub Off 73:00'
  • Daniel Horton Sub On 73:00'
  • Kevin Da Silva Bastos Goal 83:00'

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Richardson, Theo Richardson, Theo
Barrows, Ross Barrows, Ross
Ward, Tom Ward, Tom
Curtis, Tom Curtis, Tom
Luto, Ollie Luto, Ollie
Thompson, Ryley Thompson, Ryley
McCormick, Luke McCormick, Luke
Hollingsworth, Michael Hollingsworth, Michael
Acar, Cenk Acar, Cenk
Watters, Max Watters, Max
McGovern, Jack McGovern, Jack

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