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Match Report
Ryman Premier League - 2013/2014
Canvey Island 0
Concord Rangers 4
S. King (18), G. Ogilvie (20), D. Glozier (53p), J. Cleaver (80)

Canvey Island suffered a heavy defeat against their Conference South island neighbours Concord Rangers on Friday night.

The match started evenly, with Tony Stokes having a long range effort fly over the bar for Concord and Ty Smith's free kick headed over by trialist Eamon Gaughan for Canvey in the opening ten minutes.

In the 13th minute some good football from the Gulls saw Sheldon Sellears slide the ball in behind the Concord left back Danny Glozier and into the path of Billy Hawes who had ventured forwards. Hawes took the ball to the byline and cut it back across goal, eventually reaching Bradley Woods-Garness who scuffed his shot wide.

Concord took the lead on 18 minutes when a free kick on the right wing from James Elmes found the head of Steve King who rose unopposed and directed the ball into the top corner.

The advantage was doubled two minutes later when Gary Ogilvie took the ball in from the left, shrugged off a challenge from Ashley Dumas and shot home across former-Concord goalkeeper Dale Brightly.

A moment of controversy came in the 37th minute when the assistant referee signalled for a penalty to Concord, but the referee Stuart Franklin overruled the decision.

Ty Smith warmed his former Metropolitan Police teammate Jamie Butler's hands on 39 minutes with a shot 30 yards from goal, but Butler got himself behind the ball and saved comfortably.

Canvey replaced Billy Hawes with Jay Nash at half time, moving Sheldon Sellears to right back, James Hawes into central midfield and Nash slotting in on the left wing.

Having been denied a penalty in the first half, the Beachboys were awarded one in the 53rd minute following a foul on Tony Stokes. Danny Glozier stepped up to make it 3-0 with a shot into the side of the net, only just beating the hand of Dale Brightly who had guessed the right way and dived full to his right.

A fourth goal looked likely and nearly came in the 70th minute when a corner was headed on target, but fortunately for Canvey Ashley Dumas was on the goal line and was able to prevent the ball crossing the line.

Canvey tried to create chances of their own, with Sheldon Sellears and Jay Nash both having efforts fly high and wide of the target.

However, with ten minutes to play the scoring was rounded off for Concord by substitute Jacob Cleaver who has previously attracted the interest of league clubs.

While results in pre-season are not important, another defeat against our local rivals at The Prospects Stadium without scoring a goal ensured a disappointing night for the vast majority of the 510 in attendance.

Danny Heale Post-Match Interview

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