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Millers dumped out of teh FA Cup
4:00pm Wednesday 18th September 2013 in Sport
FA CUP: AVELEY were unceremoniously dumped out of the FA Cup by Canvey at the weekend. Jay Curran claimed a hat-trick of penalties and the impressive Simon Thomas a brace as the Gulls flew into the next round at Mill Field.
It looked like it would be a far from straight forward afternoon for Danny Heale’s in-form Ryman Premier side when Ross Wall side-footed the ball under the advancing Josh Vickers to give the Ryman One North side a 12th minute lead.
But they drew level from the penalty spot midway through the half when Adam Flanagan was adjudged to have fouled Thomas from behind, and Curran slammed the resulting spot kick down the middle and past Jack Giddens to level.
Millers fans thought it was a harsh decision.
But Canvey made the most of it and went in front soon after when ex-Aveley man Sheldon Sellears turned inside Kallon Nurudeen and smashed a shot against the bar.
Gulls took the lead when Ashley Dumas picked out Thomas unmarked in the penalty area and he took a steadying touch before firing home off the post.
It was a game in which the next goal looked like it would be crucial and it went to Canvey eight minutes after the restart.
The visitors’ highly-rated Jay Leader hung out a leg and chopped down Thomas inside the box for a penalty, and Curran beat Giddens again.
But it was not all Canvey. Substitute Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe missed a great chance to get Aveley back into it when he volleyed Wall’s nice through-ball high over the bar with just Vickers to beat.
Then Canvey made it 4-1 with yet another penalty.
Teddy Nesbitt fouled Emeka Onwubiko right on the edge of the box, and Curran opted for power again to beat the Millers keeper.
Gulls made it 5-1 four minutes from time. Sub Jay Nash broke forward and played in Thomas, and the big striker side-stepped Flanagan before rifling the ball inside the post against his former side.
Aveley bagged a consolation goal in injury time when Junior Appiah floated in a free-kick which Wall nodded down for Kabit Jeeto to stab home from close range.
Canvey manager Danny Heale said: “Aveley supporters might take issue with the fact we got three penalties but we hit the bar and the post too, so I don’t think they can have any complaints about the score-line.”
Aveley (4-5-1): Giddens; Nurudeen, Leader, Flanagan, Nesbitt; Jeeto, Hopkins, Bakare (Knott 80), Begg (Ogedi-Uzokwe 66), Oakley (Appiah 66); Wall.