Oct 22 2012 By Guy Martin
Jerome Anderson Image 2
FA CUP FOURTH QUALIFYING ROUND
Hayes & Yeading 2
Boreham Wood 3
A SENSATIONAL start turned into a nightmare for Hayes & Heading United as they lost a two-goal lead and two players to red cards to see them crash out of the FA Cup on Sunday.
The hosts scored twice in the opening five minutes and were heading for a dream tie against Brentford in the next round but somehow slid to an extraordinary Kingfield defeat amid a series of refereeing controversies.
Crucially, Kudus Oyenuga received a second yellow card for diving as he asked for a penalty - a decision that incensed both him and United manager Nas Bashir,
Oyenuga’s dismissal left the home side to play almost all of the second period with 10 men and fans’ favourite Tom Cadmore also saw red to see Hayes & Yeading finish the match with nine men.
Their dismissals were part of a turnaround which seemed implausible after four minutes as Daniel Wishart added to Jerome Anderson's (pictured) first-minute 25-yard strike with a free kick from similar range.
It remained 2-0 until a chaotic 31st minute in which Boreham Wood hit the crossbar and moments later scored through Mauro Wilhete, who shot in with Bashir appealing for offside.
There was more controversy before the break when James Beasant, already angry about previous Boreham Wood challenges on him, was injured in a clash with their centre-back Charlie O'Loughlin.
Hayes & Yeading's players argued the keeper was fouled deliberately and after a melee Oyenuga and O'Loughlin were among three players booked, the latter for his challenge.
There were two further bookings soon after the break, firstly for Cadmore for a foul, and then, contentiously, for Oyenuga with 36 minutes left as he fell in the box. The referee, realising after a delay it was a second booking, brandished a red card and the furious striker stormed off.
It took until the 78th minute for Boreham Wood to turn their numerical advantage into a goal, Ben Nunn's long-range shot seemingly taking a deflection on its way in.
A minute later the comeback was complete as substitute Omer Riza stormed clear to score and Hayes & Yeading's misery was complete when Cadmore received his marching orders for another foul with nine minutes left.