12:00PM, Wednesday 25 August 2021
Photo: Richard Glynn
Flackwell Heath hit Tuffley Rovers for six in their FA Cup Preliminary Round replay on Tuesday night to make club history at Wilks Park and progress in the competition.
Marcus Richardson’s side needed to settle the score with Rovers having drew 2-2 with them at the weekend (pictured), with Jack Taylor and Aiden Higgs on the scoresheet.
And they did just that with a record-breaking 6-0 victory at home in front of 139 spectators.
Mo Ceesay opened the scoring inside seven minutes with a comfortable tap in, assisted by Higgs’ well driven cross.
The playmaker then turned poacher and bagged himself a goal three minutes later following Simeon Weekes’ tenacious drive into the area.
It was 3-0 just before the half hour mark as Weekes received the ball on the edge of the box, turned the Rovers defender inside out before smashing an effort hard and low into the right corner.
The pick of the Heathens’ goals arrived in the 40th minute when Cory Hathaway curled a free kick from over 25 yards past Callum Brain and into the back of the net.
A scramble in the goalmouth gifted Richardson’s side their fifth as the ball was tapped home by Weekes on the stroke of half-time.
Rovers needed to restore some pride in the second half, but the Heathens were rampant. Weekes’ secured his side’s final goal – and his hat-trick – from the penalty spot in the 88th minute.
Flackwell Heath will play Weston-super-Mare away in the First Qualifying Round on Saturday, September 4.
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