Horror show for Moneyfields in FA Trophy

Moneyfields suffered a horror show as they exited the FA Trophy with a 5-0 defeat at Cinderford Town.

Sunday, 14th October 2018, 1:07 pm
Updated Sunday, 14th October 2018, 2:14 pm
It was a frustrating day for the Moneys including having Tyler Giddings sent off. Picture: Ian Hargreaves

Halloween arrived early as the whole day from start to finish was a nightmare for Dave Carter's side.

Traffic problems on the M4 led to a late arrival and a delayed kick-off.

Once the game started Moneys conceded twice in the opening 10 minutes to leave themselves chasing the game.

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To complete their misery the visitors also had Tyler Giddins sent off in the second half.

Moneys manager Carter regarded it as a miserable day all round.

He said: '˜It was a day to forget for us.

'˜After setting off in good time for the long journey we spent over two hours at a complete standstill on the M4.

'˜There had been a crash which closed all the lanes.

'˜We were even able to have a kick about on the motorway.

'˜When we finally arrived at 3.20pm the referee allowed us 25 minutes to get changed and warm up.

'˜That is no way to prepare for an FA Trophy tie.

'˜I wasn't at all surprised to find us two goals behind early on.

'˜It was miserable weather, miserable travel and a miserable result.'

A mix-up between Giddins and goalkeeper Steve Mowthorpe gifted the hosts their opening goal.

Another defensive error soon afterwards led to a second goal.

After that once the visitors started to settle it took a string of outstanding saves from the home keeper to keep them out.

Cinderford stretched their lead after the break and then killed the game off with a contentious fourth goal from the penalty spot.

In that incident a frustrated Giddins was sent off for kicking out.

The home side added a final goal late on.

Boss Carter added: '˜We didn't play well and conceded some poor goals.

'˜Though the preparations were far from ideal we were also guilty of giving away some stupid goals.'

It is a match the Moneys players and manager will be looking to quickly put behind them.