AFC fell at the first hurdle of the SSEC League Cup campaign – losing 3-2 to SSEC Intermediate Division 1 side and Cup holders West Fulham FC. A torrid opening 15 minutes meant West Fulham found themselves 3-0 up and Walcountians had it all to do salvage something from the game.
A superb fightback followed – some excellent interchange between Sam Grosser and Nathan Leonard was finished off by Dara Obakin to reduce the deficit as AFC found their feet in the match and began to control possession. Five minutes after the interval Ryan Thomas scored the Counts’ second goal and on the verge of a comeback.
AFC pushed hard for an equaliser as West Fulham lost their discipline. Some good saves from Matt Scola kept Walcountians in with a shout of getting something from the game but despite creating numerous chances they could not get the equaliser they deserved to take the game in to extra time.
Team: M.Scola; B.Drewett, H.Scola (c), S.Scola; G.Harrington, Z.Akwuba, R.McMorrow, L.Rodgers, N.Leonard; S.Grosser, D.Obakin
Subs used: B.Macey, Z.Akwuba
Sub not used: T.Melvin
Man of the Match: M.Scola