WAIT GOES ON FOR LORDSWOOD
Updated: Aug 30, 2019
REPORT TAKEN FROM MEDWAY MESSENGER - Monday 12th August 2019
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Lordswood bossed Saturday's FA Cup extra preliminary round game against Steyning Town but ended up on the losing side.
The Southern Combination League visitors scored a 76th minute winner after Lordswood failed to capitalise on their dominance.
It's now six years since Lordswood last won a tie in the FA Cup.
Boss Darren Anslow said: "We completely dominated the game, they had two shots all match and scored, but you could see it coming.
"We weren't taking our chances, we hit the bar, their keeper made three or four good saves, they sat in and did a job to be fair. It was down to us to break them down.
"One chance was enough for them and even that was deflected!
"We've been around long enough to sense what was going to happen and it was frustrating."
Chances fell to Jordan Samuel, Luke Medley and Marlon Patterson but all failed to register and the visiting keeper pulled off a great save to deny Jamie Taylor.
Klaudio Krasniqi hit the bar in the second half and it all kicked off just after the hour mark when winger Tyler Anderson-Parr, who had caused plenty of problems in the first half, was taken out by a high tackle.
The Steyning player got booked but Lordswood assistant manager Owen Price, who was among the substitutes, was shown a red card.
The only goal of the game was scored by Conor Bull as a cross dropped into the box and he was quickest to react.
Anslow said: "We will play a lot worse than that and win this season and it was a good lesson for us. You can dominate for 90 minutes but if you don't take your chances you might lose. It's about those fine margins.
"All the result shows on Saturday was that we lost 1-0 and it is about putting the ball in the net."