Chris Benn turned his attention to the first semi final of the Senior Challenge Cup, between Ashford Town (Middlesex) and Hanwell Town. Ashford Town had to use Spelthorne Sports Club’s facilities due to vandalization at their home ground. They had reached this stage of the competition by defeating CB Hounslow in the quarter final, also played at Spelthorne. Hanwell Town had recorded a 4-0 home victory over Hanworth Villa, in their quarter final.
Paul McCarthy punches clear for Ashford Town
The visitors were marginally the better team in the first half and lead at the interval through a goal by Gianni Crichlow, who finished a good run by Ogochukwu Obi.
Ashford's Sam Humphries receives a red card (following a second yellow)
Ashford were reduced to 10 players in the 60th minute, when Sam Humphreys was dismissed after receiving a second caution. However, despite having several good opportunities, Hanwell did not add to their lead until the 86th minute, when Harry Rush was set up by Trevan Robinson.
Harry Rush scores Hanwell Town's second goal
Final score 0-2
Our official photographer Chris Benn, as ever, has provided some fantastic imagery from the game. If using these photos please give credit.
Chris has selected 10 highlight images which can be found here.
Readers wishing to view the full gallery of images can find these here.