Tuesday 26th September 2023 | Myrak Park | Attendance 73 | BBC Essex Senior Cup
Buckhurst Hill 1 – 0 Holland FC
Luke Sackey 81′
Report by Harrison Nathan
The first half was one with very few chances for either side to take the lead, however, the visitors did come close on two occasions. A last-ditch challenge from Ethan Daniels denied the Holland striker from six yards out before Stags goalkeeper Alex Reed denied the visitors from the same distance with a good save. Goalless at the break.
The second half was the same story. With nothing to shout home about, the tie looked set to be heading for a penalty shootout to decide who would go through to the next round, however with nine minutes of the ninety remaining – that changed.
Substitute Luke Sackey was at the back post to meet a sumptuous delivery from the left, and he cushioned his effort back across goal and into the top corner to give The Stags the breakthrough!
Holland looked to find a way back into the contest, however, with little time remaining they failed to create any chances that would cause the Buckhurst Hill defence problems and left Myrak Park empty-handed.
COME ON YOU STAGS!
Buckhurst Hill Starting XI:
Reed (GK), Clarke (C), Daniels, Nicholson, Bayou, Moncur, Smart, Mansaray, Betts, Protic, Badsen.
Buckhurst Hill Substitutes: Johnson, Deaney, Sackey, Hassan, Wynter.