Aveley through to BBC Essex Senior Cup round four after convincing away win
By Ethan Crafter
29th Nov 2023 | Football
Bowers & Pitsea 1, Aveley 3
AVELEY progressed to round four of the BBC Essex Senior Cup after beating Bowers & Pitsea on Tuesday (28 November) evening at The Len Salmon Stadium.
The Millers were working the ball well in the opening stages and looked like the higher-division team that they are. It only took 13 minutes for the away side to take the lead as Harry Gibbs headed home from Michael Dada's corner. Poor defending from Bowers.
Aveley took their foot off the gas a little after the goal and Jonathan North was forced into a couple of decent saves. However, it remained one-nil at half-time.
The Millers had so many chances in the second half that they didn't capitalise on. The worst came in the 73rd minute as Kai Brown missed an open goal, hitting the post from four yards out!
However, The Millers did not have much regret as they scored three minutes later. Nana Kyei won possession and cooly beat the goalkeeper, placing his effort into the bottom corner.
Aveley proceeded to kill the game off after scoring again in the 84th minute. Dada plays in Kai Brown who curls his shot around the goalkeeper, superb finish.
Bowers did get one back in the 88th minute, Ben Williamson met TQ Addy's corner, but it was too little too late for the home side.
Aveley boss Danny Scopes called the BBC Essex Senior Cup a competition they "want to take seriously" and called it a competition "for the fans".
Scopes also said, "It was job done but I think we can do better".
The Millers return to Parkside on Saturday (2 December) as they face Farnborough in the Vanarama League South. Farnborough have not won in six games and sit 13th in the League.