Lucky Shots Live To Fight Another Day

It may be what the FA Cup is all about, but yesterdays "shock" only involved Terry Browns men managing to make todays FA Cup Second Round draw due to an own goal.

Although expected, Jeff Kings men went to ground with the slightest of touches and former Canvey Island striker Jeff Minton was finally awarded a penalty that nobody could deny in the 51st minute, which was slotted home with ease.

Speaking on the clubs official website,, Shots manager Terry Brown - who during the week said there could be "no excuses" said, "I couldn't repeat what I said to the players at half time. We never got to grips with our shape in the first half. To concede another penalty is very very worrying and I couldn't see at the time where a goal was coming."

The Shots break came after 59 minutes when another former Canvey player, Ben Chenery put the ball in the back of his own net following a David Lee corner - saving Terry Browns men from crashing out of the much needed cup run which could earn them some valuable funds.

Brown continued, "We brought the two wide boys on and they opened up the game but Chelmsford dominated this game for long periods and they were unlucky not to win this match. Our goal was a big slice of luck that we needed. It was the messiest goal in the world but it could be worth a fortune to us".

For the full article and photographs of the match, click on the above link.

The Second Round draw will be made later on this afternoon so both clubs will know who they will face ahead of the replay at the Recreation Ground on Tuesday 21st November 2006, kick off 7.45pm.