Cup exit misery for Mousehold

Mousehold 0, Drayton 7Mousehold, after a successful run of games and safety secured in the league, turned their attention to the Division One Knock-Out Cup.

Mousehold 0, Drayton 7

Mousehold, after a successful run of games and safety secured in the league, turned their attention to the Division One Knock-Out Cup.

A cold midweek evening stood in the way, and with a rush for everybody from work, things didn't start well; an early mistake led to Drayton taking the lead after just ten minutes.

Despite a trademark Mark Brandish fingertip-save shortly after things got worse 17 minutes in with an own goal making it 2-0 and presenting Mousehold with an uphill struggle.

Things did not improve, and Mousehold were grateful of the half-time whistle after Drayton got another goal to make it 3-0 at the break.

The second half started well and Mousehold looked to threaten a fightback, but it was not to be.

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A fourth goal inside the first ten for Drayton, and the Mousehold heads seemed instantly to turn to the next match, a semi-final against Yelverton, their concentration on the pitch slipping away.

A further three goals and injuries to Brett Macey, Stevie Wildey and Nick Tyrell during the game made it a bad evening all round.

It was an evening to forget.

Mousehold manager Ryan Slatford said: “It's a tough game coming up. I want to see the Mousehold of the previous weeks turning up, and not the Mousehold of Tuesday evening. Here's to the next game, believe in yourselves - when you all put your heads to it, you can beat anyone in the league.”