Frimley Green 0 Swans 3

Saturday 24 September 2016.                                           FA Vase, 2nd Qualifying Round.

Frimley Green 0   Walton & Hersham 3.

Swans eased comfortably through their first ever FA Vase tie, always looking in control against their Combined Counties League Division One opponents.

With Charlie Ten-Grotenhuis’s loan expired and him not being eligible, and Benoni Kabuiku injured, Sam Bates and Louis Taylor came into the side, with Howard Newton moving into midfield. Scott Todd also started, along with Matt Rose-Hazel.

The home side won a corner in the first minute, but Jamil Okai broke away for a good run to the edge of the box before he was tackled. Jake Newton then won Swans’ first corner following Todd’s free-kick into the box.

With just under ten minutes played Bates was subjected to an awful tackle by Frimley’s Dean Macklin, who surprisingly only received a reprimand from the referee.

Swans then went close to taking the lead when Okai was found just inside the box, and he sent a right-foot, half-volley dipping just over. Corey Haywood-Roye then made a run on the right before playing the ball inside to Jake Newton on the edge of the box, and he struck a right-foot shot that home goalkeeper Ollie Royan got behind.

After 17 minutes Macklin repeated his crunching tackle on Bates, and this time went into the referee’s notebook.

A minute later Swans took the lead when Todd sent Howard Newton down the right to get the ball across. The ball was cleared to Jake Newton on the edge of the box, and he found the top of the net with a left-foot, half-volley.

Liam Beach was tested for the first time when Hugo Borrell struck a shot from the edge of the box, but the Swans’ keeper was well placed to save.

At the other end Jake Newton and Rose-Hazel combined on the left to set up Howard Newton on the edge of the box, Royan getting well behind his left-foot shot. Swans continued to look well in control, and with half an hour played they put together a good build-up, but Todd shot well over from 35 yards to finish the move.

As the half entered the final five minutes slack play by Lea Van Sullivan allowed Frimley to win a corner on the right, and when Borrell’s corner was nodded on a header was cleared at the far-post. In first-half stoppage-time Borrell sent in a speculative effort from well out, but Beach saved easily.

There was still time for Okai to have a chance inside the right of the box, but the ball sat awkwardly and he was only able to chip into the hands of keeper Royan.

Swans virtually sealed the tie just two minutes after the resumption when Okai found the right, top corner with a superb right-foot shot from 30 yards to make it 2-0.

Rose-Hazel then got into the box, but he was put under pressure by Tunde Owolabi and put a half-volley well over.

Swans made it 3-0 after 57 minutes when Bates got into the box on the left and was brought down. Todd took Swans’ first penalty of the season, driving his shot to the left of Royan, who got a hand on the ball but could not keep it out.

Elliott Simpson immediately replaced Todd and was soon sending in a free-kick from out on the left touchline. Jake Newton was found in the right of the box and looked to be tripped, but this time no penalty was forthcoming.

The home side had a rare opportunity when Neil Lancaster took a long throw from the left and Ricky Hodgson got in a close-range header, but it was straight at Beach.

Swans looked well capable of extending their lead, and when Haywood-Roye crossed from deep on the right Royan failed to gather the ball, but Rose-Hazel could not force it in from the right of the 6 yard box.

With a quarter of an hour remaining Bates was again the target for a crunching tackle, and this time it was home skipper Dan Akinwande who was shown the yellow card.

Simpson had a chance to make it 4-0 as he was played through to the left of the box, but he shot over.

With five minutes remaining home keeper Royan received lengthy treatment to a left leg injury, having had the same in the first-half.

As the match entered stoppage-time Simpson took a free-kick from the right and fellow substitute Jordan Wisdom-Muir was at the far-post to send a header across goal and just wide. The last action saw Simpson find TJ Nkoma on the left, and he cut inside before striking a fine shot that Royan beat down.

Swans’ Team: Liam Beach, Corey Haywood-Roye, Sam Bates, Jake Newton, Lea Van Sullivan, Jamie Thoroughgood, Howard Newton (Jordan Wisdom-Muir 68’), Louis Taylor, Jamil Okai (TJ Nkoma 68’), Scott Todd (Elliott Simpson 58’), Matt Rose-Hazel. Subs. not used: Seb Castello, Victor Asombang. Scorers: J. Newton (18’), Okai (47’). Todd, penalty (57’).

Frimley Green Team: Royan, Borrell, Jupp, Akinwande, Owolabi, Tyler, Lancaster, Varron (Foley 58’), Robertson (Nichols 68’), Macklin (Dearlove 45’), Hodgson. Subs. not used: Phillips, Huxley. Cautions: Macklin, foul (17’), Akinwande, foul (76’).