Emirates FA Cup Preliminary Round
Saturday 20th August 2016
First half goals from Simon Unwin and Cameron Watson saw us through into the 1st Qualifying Round of this year’s Emirates FA Cup as the team had to come from behind to secure victory.
United took an early lead when Tom Moran was unfortunate to guide a free kick past Conroy after four minutes but this early setback did not prove to be decisive as Unwin struck the equalizer on 18 minutes before Watson scored what proved to be the winner just before the half hour.
United put the pressure on in the second half but the defence stood firm before the referee awarded the home side a penalty with less than five minutes left on the clock. It looked like the tie was going to go to a replay but the penalty was lifted high over the bar and we saw the game out for a very welcome win.
A busy weekend awaits us before we travel to Lowestoft Town in the First Qualifying Round on 3rd September. High flying Farnborough visit The Glassworld Stadium on Sarturday before we make the short journey down the A10 to take on Royston Town on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
Cambridge News Report/Reaction here.
Histon: Niall Conroy, Pat Bexfield, Luke Seaber-Shinn (Jos Gwynne 73), Max York, Tom Moran (Elkanah Sibanda 65), Cameron Watson, Chris Hyem, Jordan Traynier, Aysa Ourtilbour, Matty Allan, Simon Unwin.
Histon sub not used: Aaron Chapman.
Histon goal scorers: Simon Unwin (18), Cameron Watson (27).
Histon yellow cards: Matty Allan, Aysa Ourtilbour.
Norwich United: Andrew Wilton, Steve Shipley, Matt Brown, Lee Mason (Ben Jones 69), Andrew Eastaugh, Sam Watts, Adam Hipperson, Shaun Wones, Jamie Speller, Tim Henery (Liam Jackson 66), Remy Gordon.
Norwich United subs not used: Adam Bennett, Emmanual Machaya, Severin Mokake, Kierron Rose, Josh Carus.
Norwich United goal scorer: Tomm Moran (OG 4).
Norwich United yellow cards: Jamie Speller, Matt Brown.