Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Saturday 24th August 2019

Ed Rolph’s early second half strike proved to be the winner as we progressed into the next round of the FA Cup in an entertaining game at Ram Meadow yesterday afternoon.

In a lively opening to the game Evan Key had given us a 10th minute lead with a well placed shot from the edge of the area but the hosts cancelled out the advantage with a Ryan Stafford equaliser just 7 minutes later.

Danny Gould played Rolph through one on one with the keeper soon after the re-start and the striker made no mistake with a calm finish past Daniel Barden and despite a late red card for Evan Key we stood firm under pressure in the closing stages to close out the game.

Match highlights (thanks to Kevin Gould….)

Histon: Phil Peachey, Andy Ballester, Rob Ruddy (Simon Swinton 84), Lee Smith, Max York, James Chivers, Ed Rolph, Buster Harradine (Pat Bexfield 68), Dan Brown, Evan Key, Danny Gould.

Histon subs not used: Matt Green, Sheldon Weinman, Lewis McDonald.

Histon yellow cards: Andy Ballester, Pat Bexfield.

Histon red card: Evan Key (second yellow).

Histon goal scorers: Evan Key (11), Ed Rolph (47).

Bury Town: Daniel Barden, Ryan Stafford, Will Gardner, Joe Hood, Joe White, Taylor Hastings, Jake Chambers-Shaw, Ryan Horne, Ollie Hughes, Cemal Ramadan, Ross Crane (Cruise Nyadzayo 68).

Bury Town subs not used: Jarid Robson, Emmanuel Machaya, Max Maughan, George Bugg.

Bury Town yellow cards: Joe White, Ryan Horne, Taylor Hastings.

Bury Town goal scorer: Ryan Stafford (17).

Attendance: 333.