Godwin Abadaki scores a hat-trick as Northwich Victoria ease through in FA Cup at Emley's expense

Vics 4-0 Emley

Vics 4-0 Emley

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GODWIN Abadaki’s hat-trick was a highlight as Northwich Victoria eased into the FA Cup’s first qualifying round at Emley’s expense.

He had already sent a shot against the crossbar before breaking the deadlock after 32 minutes, firing powerfully past goalkeeper Adam Lawlor at the second attempt.

Abadaki doubled his team’s lead shortly afterwards, hooking in from close range after the visitors’ custodian had parried Gary Burnett’s cross into his path.

Emley’s Josh Ingham then was sent off early in the second period as punishment for using an elbow when challenging full back Mo Ali.

Jim Gannon’s side made the most of their extra man, Abadaki completing a personal treble with a well-placed header from Bohan Dixon’s cross.

Michael Clarke added a fourth with six minutes left, this time from substitute Paul Mooney’s corner.

“Godwin took his goals well and we’re glad to have kept a clean sheet,” said Gannon afterwards.

Northwich will now host North West Counties League Premier Division promotion hopefuls Glossop North End in the first qualifying round on Saturday week, September 13.

Vics Deasy (GK), Smalley, Ali, Henry, Meadowcroft, Dixon, Sanogo, Cook, Abadaki (Amis 75), Clarke, Burnett (Mooney 76). Sub not used Summerskill. Attendance 105.

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7:23am Tue 9 Sep 14

Dave Dutch Holland says...

On the pitch this squad looks very impressive, a potential promotional squad but off the pitch it's a different story.
I've recently been told that the owner Mr James Rushe has been declared bankrupt, received a Football Association Director ban and that Mr Derek Nuttall is the new chairman of Northwich Victoria FC.
Also a lot of rumours flying around about the Flixton Valley Road Stadium failing it's ground grading and Vics being made homeless at the end of the season, what on earth is going on and how do fans get answers?
On the pitch this squad looks very impressive, a potential promotional squad but off the pitch it's a different story. I've recently been told that the owner Mr James Rushe has been declared bankrupt, received a Football Association Director ban and that Mr Derek Nuttall is the new chairman of Northwich Victoria FC. Also a lot of rumours flying around about the Flixton Valley Road Stadium failing it's ground grading and Vics being made homeless at the end of the season, what on earth is going on and how do fans get answers? Dave Dutch Holland
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8:21am Wed 24 Sep 14

Chris Borley says...

One thing we've learned about Vics over the past 15 years is that they don't do answers, only questions.
One thing we've learned about Vics over the past 15 years is that they don't do answers, only questions. Chris Borley
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8:26am Wed 24 Sep 14

Chris Borley says...

563 in attendance (more than any of the Evostick games played last night including the "class of 92") for a fully committed performance by both teams.

Supporters Directly taking back THEIR game.
563 in attendance (more than any of the Evostick games played last night including the "class of 92") for a fully committed performance by both teams. Supporters Directly taking back THEIR game. Chris Borley
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