Woodley Town FC 3 Finchampstead FC 0
September 17, 2012
In their first meeting of the new season, Woodley dumped local-rivals Finch out of the Berks & Bucks Intermediate Cup at the first round with a convincing win.
It took just three minutes for Woodley to open the scoring, as Jordan Tallet managed to ghost in from a Karl Sims corner and slot past Neil Griffith from close range.
Finch struggled to gain any rhythm, and weren't helped by a tendancy to relinquish possession too easily.
Nonetheless, they had a good chance to pull level when Gavin Rolls cut in from the left flank and fired on goal, but his shot was palmed away by Woodley keeper Ashley East.
Woodley, now well on top, forced Griffith into two smart saves before a good move involving Tallett, Nick Edwards and Dan Faherty was finished off by Matt Godwin in the 36th minute.
Finch's best chance before half-time came from Richard Evans, but his long range drive sailed high over the bar.
The visitors started the second half well, but were limted to set pieces which didn't really threaten, and Woodley almost made it three when substitute Dan Garrard saw an effort deflected wide, while Thomas failed to hit the target.
Godwin was denied his second by a fine Griffith save, before Woodley eventually put the game to bed as Edwards headed home after Sims' cross was headed back across goal by Tallett, securing their well-deserved passage into round two.
It's back to league action for the two on Saturday as Finchampstead host Easington Sports, while Rayners Lane visit East Park Farm.
Woodley Town: East, Cooper, Tallett, Thomas, Faherty, Lavine, Fairchild (Garrard), Edwards, Sims, Godwin, Donegan (Stubbs)
Finchampstead: Griffith, Manicom, Dunn, Wright, Cahill, Barnard, S Hunter, Evans, Swabey, Alexander, Rolls.
Subs: Winship, Osler, Pickersgill, Stone, R Hunter.