their victory over Downshire Arms it was a depleted Wanderers squad that travelled to Englefield Green to take on a Tin Hut
side boasting a 100% record from their opening four games.
In the early stages they laid the foundations for a solid
performance with a determined defensive display. Alan Mellor looked impressive
in goal with Mark Devenny and Tom Soane offering pace and guile in attack.
The breakthrough came following a corner
when Dan Van der Laan-ODonnell hit a low left-foot shot which Tom Soane deflected into the net.
After opening the scoring Wanderers sat back slightly and Tin Hut threatened but again found Mellor
to be a formidable barrier.
in the closing minutes of the half, Mellor uncharacteristically dropped a cross and left the Tin Hut striker with an easy
tap-in to equalise.
In the second half Wanderers came under further pressure
Jaguars came out with greater determination
in the second-half and created a few chances but still the Wanderers' defence kept them at bay.
Just beyond the hour
mark a superb Devenny near-post corner was volleyed into the net by Dan Van der Laan-ODonnell to put Wanderers back
Ten minutes later Kinch headed the ball twenty yards to put Ryall through, as he approached the keeper he
was brought down maliciously. The result, a penalty to Wanderers which Scott
Ford tucked away, and a red card for the guilty Tin Hut defender.
In their best spell of the match Wanderes went close to extending their lead as Ryall twice wasted chances and
Ford hit a powerful free-kick just wide of the goal.
Tin Hut pulled a goal back in the closing minutes but Wanderers held on and this Blood and Guts performance
deservedly earned them a place in the next round of the Gowrings Cup.
TEAM: Alan Mellor, Chris Orbell, Dan Van der Laan-ODonnell, Jamie Ryall, Phil Soane, Mark Devenny,
Scott Ford, Andy Kinch, Lewis Trusty, Alan Pearce, Tom Soane.
SUBS: Clint Falcus (for Trusty), Oliver Bambrough (for Pearce).