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Narrow win ensures further Cup progress

Wonderboys cup joys continue with a comfortable win over FC Westminster; Shaun Robertson grabbed the only goal of the game in the 56th minute.

The Wonderboy's unbeaten record in competitive fixtures this season was maintained, as they cruised to a 1-0 win over division 6 outfit FC Westminster - the scoreline suggesting a more hard-fought victory than the reality.
Billy Whizz made no changes to the side that had beaten Glorious FC the previous night, and were on top from the start, as leading scorer Shaun Robertson headed just wide after 9 minutes. Tom Jones and Daniel Hall also squandered chances to give the hosts the lead, before Smith was forced into his first save of the evening, saving down low to his left from Hall after he was well set up by Robertson.

The Whizzers continued to press before half time, as Westminster struggled to contain the attacking menace possessed by the home players. Robertson again went close just 2 minutes before the interval, and despite being held at the break, the players received a standing ovation by the Wonderboys faithful, for an utterly dominant first half performance.

The home fans were rewarded soon after the break, as the deadlock was broken by Robertson. The ball was passed across the Westminster penalty area, before Greenacre found Robertson, who took the ball past his man, and fizzed a shot into the far corner of the goal. 

Greenacre himself nearly doubled the lead, but his shot was straight at Smith, and after Gonzalez hit a ball over the top, Dean couldn't finish, despite being clear through.

The Wonderboys were noticably more  defensive as the end of the game approached, although Westminster rarely threatened, and it was in fact the Whizzer's counter attacks that looked more dangerous.

The final whistle went after minimal injury time, confirming the hosts place in the first qualifying round, after their 3rd consecutive 1-0 victory in the Cup. In the next round, they will play Leeds Rhinos United, who are top of 6.133 with 39 points from 18 games.