Brighton 5-0 Grimsby: Evan Ferguson impressed as Brighton beat Grimsby to reach the last four of the FA Cup
Evan Ferguson scored twice and Brighton ended Grimsby’s fairytale FA Cup run in the quarter-finals with a decisive 5-0 victory over the 15th-placed side in League Two at the Amex Stadium. bottom.
Deniz Unduff scored within six minutes, 18-year-old Ferguson had an outstanding afternoon, Solly March nodded in the fourth, and Kaoru Mitoma sealed the Mariners’ fate.
Town were only the fifth tier four team in the history of the competition to reach this stage, and by beating the Premier League powerhouse, they wanted to achieve what no one had done before.
The Seagulls’ next semi-final appearance is their third, and they are in contention for their first trophy contest since 1983.
How Brighton cleaned up Grimsby
It’s always been a tough call for Town, who sits 76 places lower than his opponents on Sunday in the Pyramid. Grimsby beat Southampton to get here, but Brighton, led by Roberto De Zerbi, had their sights set on Europe and had a different ability.
Ferguson tested Max Crocom in the first two minutes with a low strike from just inside the area.
Grimsby enjoyed a short spell in the hosts half before Brighton attacked again.
Moises Caicedo took the moment as his own, but fired a sharp low shot from center but was stopped by Crocom instead. Crocom tried to make a save but missed a stop, and a waiting Undav bounced back and filled the rebound within six minutes.
The Mariners supporters were unperturbed, their voices getting louder as their team scored some insignificant set-pieces, Anthony Driscoll-Glennon put in a good sliding tackle and a three-toma shot from a tight angle. dodged. cross in front of the goal.
Crocom blocks Andav’s attempt to nod to March’s cross.
The Japanese team stretched their legs to get the ball in, but instead threw it wide outside from 6 yards.
After that, Mitoma, Caicedo and Pascal Grosse tried several times, but none of them could shake the goal net.
Instead, Brighton had an opportunity when March’s cross from the left clipped the left post and the ball bounced back.
But it didn’t take long for the hosts to score two points. Alexis McAllister found Ferguson with his back to goal. Ferguson deftly knocked the ball down with his left foot, pivoted it to the right and sent it home.
Ferguson completed two goals when he slid the ball into Andab and set the Republic of Ireland international for an easy finish when he directed the ball into the bottom left corner.
In the 82nd minute, March seemed to have sealed the scoreline with a header past Crocom, but Mitoma scored in all four FA Cup appearances this season and Brighton’s fifth in the final minute of the regular season. decided.
Brighton After the international break, we face Brentford in the Premier League on April 1st.
Grimsby will enter League Two on Wednesday night, traveling to Field Mill to face Mansfield Town.