FOOTBALL - Impressive Knowle cruise past Alcester to reach Les James Challenge Cup semi-finals - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Impressive Knowle cruise past Alcester to reach Les James Challenge Cup semi-finals

Aaron Sutcliffe 6th Feb, 2024 Updated: 6th Feb, 2024   0

JAY Rendell scored twice as Knowle booked their place in the Les James Challenge Cup semi-finals with an impressive 3-0 win against Alcester Town.

Rendell put the Robins in command with goals either side of half time before Joe Sinton completed the scoring at the Draintech Community Ground.

And Knowle’s joint manager Matthew Seeley heaped praise on his side after producing a dominant display against their divisional rivals.

Seeley said: “We were really good and at it from the off, the subs impacted the game, we were in complete control in the second half.

“Alcester never looked like scoring, it could have been any score, whatever we wanted to make it.

“I’m over the moon, I’m not worried who we play in the next round if we play like that.

“We set the side up to go a little bit more attacking and it worked, the substitutes came on and showed great professionalism and bought into it.”

Knowle took the lead just past the half-hour mark as Rendell produced a composed finish from a superb through ball to break the deadlock.

The Robins were at their imperious best in the second half as Rendell doubled his tally for the game five minutes after the break with a thumping finish.

And the home side secured their place in the last four nine minutes from time when substitute Sinton’s unstoppable effort found the net from the edge of the penalty area.

The Robins will play one of Central Ajax, Fairfield Villa or Hampton in the semi-finals.

Knowle are next in action away at Coventry Alvis on Saturday, February 10 with kick-off at 3pm at Alvis Sports and Social Club.


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