Pre-match briefing


Jim Taylor
Sunday Intermediate Cup tie comes to a premature end.

Due to the nature of how this game ended, the upload of this match report has been held back to allow any disciplinary action to be closed prior to its publication.

Middlesex FA photographer, Chris Benn decided to feature Round 1 of the Middlesex Sunday Intermediate Cup last weekend.   He chose the match between Ruislip Rangers and Adana Demirspor London XI played at Kings College Playing Fields.

The visiting side started the match with only 9 players.   This was soon increased to 10, however.   Ruislip Rangers immediately went onto the attack and Connor White released Massimo Simsi, whose low shot was just wide.

Penalty for Ruislip Rangers

 Ruislip Rangers took the lead in the sixth minute.   Massimo was tripped in the penalty area and took the kick himself.   Two minutes later Andrew Belton scored from close range to make the score 2-0.

Andrew Belton puts Ruislip Rangers 2-0 up from close range

A good move in the 15th minute produced Rangers’ third goal.   Dominic Dempsey netted after Alfie McNulty’s shot had been saved.

Dominic Dempsey scores Ruislip Rangers' third goal

A fierce drive by Adana’s Daniel Lvov was turned over the cross bar by Rangers’ keeper, James Brosnan, in the 18th minute.Alfie McNulty hit the post with a low drive after 20 minutes.

James Brosnan saves Daniel Lvov's free kick

Then, 4 minutes later Dominic Dempsey netted with a cross shot for Rangers’ 4th goal and within a minute he added another from close range.

Adana on the attack

Despite the goals, the Adana keeper was having a good match and produced a series of close-range saves.  At the other end, Daniel Lvov drew a good low save from James Brosnan.

Dominic Dempsey hits Ruislip Rangers sixth and his third goal

Dominic Dempsey made the score 6-0 and completed his hat trick with a shot into the roof of the net in the 34th minute.   Defender Thomas McCoy moved forward to smash in goal number 7 in the 40th minute.

Saved by Ruislip Rangers' James Brosnan

Just before the break. the Rangers’ keeper saved a free kick under his bar from Daniel Lvov.

Score at Half time:   Ruislip Rangers 7   Adana Demirspor London XI 0

Nine minutes after the resumption, referee Luke Partington dismissed Adana’s Daniel Lvov from the field for violent conduct.    The Adana team then decided not to continue with the match.

RUISLIP RANGERS: (rolling subs used)  James Brosnan, Richard Butler, Alessio Torrano, Connor White, Thomas McCoy, Luca De Mare, James Pearson, Alfie McNulty, Dominic Dempsey, Massimo Simsi, George McCartney, Andrew Belton and Stephen Braybrook,

ADANA DEMIRSPOR LONDON XI: Ozan Ucar, Daniel Lvov, Ahmed Aladwani, Daniel Tran, Recep Keskin, Bailey Mcintosh, Ilkan Huseyin, Timothy Sucher and Ibrahim Demiryaban.

As ever we thank Chris & Jim for sparing their weekends to cover this game for us, they have selected some of their favourite shots from the game as shown throughout the article, along with a full album that is available thanks to Chris.

Chris & Jim's picks

Full album of photography courtesy of Chris Benn