North book their place in last eight

North 2, Elizabeth College 0 NORTH successfully avoided an upset and booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Guernsey FA Cup on Saturday.

Sam Murray, who scored the opening goal, on the ball for North against Elizabeth College. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1287003)
Sam Murray, who scored the opening goal, on the ball for North against Elizabeth College. (Picture by Tom Tardif, 1287003)

North 2, Elizabeth College 0

NORTH successfully avoided an upset and booked their place in the quarter-finals of the Guernsey FA Cup on Saturday.

But the Channel Islands champions had to work hard to see off an Elizabeth College side who arrived at Northfield with nothing to lose and continued to press their illustrious opponents throughout.

In fact, the students came agonisingly close to taking a seventh-minute lead against a North side who looked complacent in the opening exchanges and were nearly made to pay a heavy price.

With the chocolate-and-blues attempting to knock the ball around on a bumpy surface, Charlie Thompson pounced upon a loose pass across the back four to burst into the penalty area and fire a shot across Tom Creed which hit the inside of the far post and then rolled along the goalline but did not cross it, giving the hosts a lucky escape.

Comments for: "North book their place in last eight"

James

Was this the only FA Cup match this weekend then? Strange, I suppose the rest were cancelled.

Maggie Rowe

No James there were several FA cup matches over the weekend but the press once again have not shown any interest. I went to watch Karting Guernsey play Rangers Priaulx on Sunday and it was a really good cup tie. Rangers were mighty lucky to survive in the competition as Karting Guernsey scored in the first 15 minutes only for it to be ruled offside but it wasn't as there were Ranger players on the goal line. Rangers then scored 2 good goals from corners which the Karting side could not deal with the height of the Rangers players and their superior movement at set pieces. So Rangers led 2-0 at half time but it was in no way a one sided affair. Rangers scored a third just after half time when Karting closed the ball down but a bad deflection beat Glyn Ridley in goal, who was man of the match by a mile. Rangers were under some pressure after this even with Jacques Isabelle at centre back after coming on for GFC the previous day. Karting then scored 2 goals and were well on top and it really looked like an upset was on the cards. Karting then hit the bar, hit the post but could not find another goal to take the game into extra time. If they had I think they would have won the game as a Rangers side containing Isabelle, Piers Ockleford and Dale Garland were really holding on towards the end. Excellent match and although Rangers go through to the next round I am not sure they actually won the match

James

Sounds like a good game. Seems the reporters, much like some officials have a special relationship with North.