South Park moved into the quarter finals of the Specsavers Surrey Senior Cup with a comfortable 4-0 victory away at Combined Counties League Spelthorne Sports.
Park almost took the lead in the 2nd minute when merchant’s glancing header form Ayling’s free kick went narrowly wide. Three minutes later the deadlock was broken in a move started and finished by James McElligott. The Park wingers cross from the right was inches away from Jackson however Mazzone retrieved the ball wide on the left and his cross was met at the far post by McElligott who volleyed home from 6 yards. In a rare Spelthorne attack their left winger shot high over the Park bar. Mazzone and Jackson combined for Mazzone to drag his shot from 20 yards wide of the far post. Mazzone scored his 20th goal of the season in the 32nd minute when he latched on to a clearance from Thomas and his left foot shot across the keeper found the bottom corner. Park made it 3-0 in the 37th minute when a diagonal ball from the left was dummied by two Park players and O’Sullivan cutting in from the right calmly rounded the keeper to score from close range. In the final minute of the half Jackson was unable to direct a deep cross from McElligott on target as Park went in 3-0 up at the break.
Jackson’s deft pass found McElligott whose shot from 15 yards was saved by the Sports keeper. Gill’s angled drive flew over the bar and Windsor’s shot was turned behind by the home keeper. From Moody’s left wing corner Merchant shot over the bar. O’Sullivan attacking down the right whipped the ball across the six yard box inches away from Senior. Elliott burst into the Sports area in the inside left channel and his shot was parried by the keeper and the ball fell to Lavery who made it 4-0 from close range. Senior’s curling shot from the edge of the box was saved by the keeper as was Mazzone’s shot from 15 yards.
Park now look forward to a quarter final tie away at Chipstead next month. On Saturday Park travel to Reachfields Stadium to play Hythe Town. Next Tuesday South Park are at home to Hastings Utd.
South Park: Thomas, O’Sullivan, Moody, Elliott, Merchant, Gill, Ayling, Gallagher, Mazzone, McElligott, Jackson. Subs: Windsor, Lavery, Senior.