Silsden AFC 5-0 Garstang FC
FA Vase First Qualifying Round
Saturday 27th August
The Office Interiors Stadium – Att: 105
A highly impressive Silsden cruised to 5-0 win against Garstang in the FA Vase yesterday, with summer signing Lamin Janneh Gitteh hitting a debut hat-trick.
Janneh Gitteh, only in the starting 11 after an injury to Josi Bradshaw in the warmup, bagged Sils first three goals, before fullback Alex Stewart and winger Arale Mohamed opened their accounts for their new club; Talent Ndlovu also grabbing a hat-trick of assists.
The Cobbydaler’s controlled the action for the most part, and although the visitors created a few chances, stand-in keeper Paul Day and his defence stood firm to hold onto their clean sheet.
Striker Janneh Gitteh got the hosts off to the best possible start. After only four minutes he picked up the ball on the halfway line and used his pace to beat two men before slotting a cool finish into the bottom corner.
Sils would be denied a second soon after with a brilliant stop from Kitchen in the Garstang goal denying Ndlovu from 6-yards.
For the remainder of the half, both sides mostly shot from range, Day being called into action to tip a speculative 30-yard drive over his cross bar on 30 minutes.
The second half would start in identical fashion to the first. Luke Brooksbank ran in behind and his fierce strike was parried into the path of Janneh Gitteh who rifled the ball through a crowd of bodies and into the net. A real poachers finish from the new man.
He would add his and The Cobbydaler’s 3rd goal just three minutes later, finding space on the edge of the penalty area, turning and firing a rocket strike into the top left corner.
Stewart would be next on the score sheet, making a marauding run from left back before being picked out by Ndlovu. The youngster nipped in ahead of the keeper to poke home a first in Sils colours.
A corner routine straight from the training ground would provide the fifth goal. Talent’s cross was dummied by Arley Barnes allowing Mohamed to smash home beyond Kitchen.
A fantastic result and performance from the Yorkshire side, who progress to the second qualifying round of the FA Vase. They make the trip to face Harrogate Railway on the 24th September.
Next up is a midweek trip to Winterton on Wednesday as they look to continue their decent start to the NCEL season.