LITTLE Oakley booked their place in the FA Cup second qualifying round after a fine 2-1 win over Kirkley and Pakefield, writes LARRY DOBKIN.

Oakley started very brightly and went on the attack from the second minute.

A sharp move saw the ball worked out to the left wing where Garrard took on his defended and managed get a cross into the corridor of uncertainty where Rodgers was coming in at pace and stuck a foot out guiding the ball goal bound.

Pakefield’s keeper skilfully managed to get his leg down low and steered the ball around the post for a corner. Pakefield boast a tall and physical defence and cleared easily.

The game continued with Oakley having the bulk of the possession, but it was not until the 25th minute where Garrard's through ball in central midfield found man of the match Harry Mann on the half turn and at speed lose his two defenders and head for goal with a one on one with the keeper.

While trying to hit the corner of the goal the ball went agonisingly wide.

Oakley quickly won the ball back with the increasingly dangerous Rodgers running at the Pakefield defence.

A skilful run found Rodgers in the Pakefield area where he was fouled, and a penalty was given.

Garrard, after his successful penalty in the last round of the cup, stepped up and coolly sent the keeper the wrong way making it 1-0 in the 37th minute.

Pakefield tried to get a foot hold back into the game with Flower controlling a ball played through the middle of the park.

With defenders around him he managed to get a shot off, but the ball was deflected off Nobbs for a throw in.

Oakley saw their young players step up and take responsibility with Rodgers, Rowe and Mann all provide constant problems for Pakefield.

This was evident in the next attack with Rowe and Mann involved in a passing move which put Rodgers through on goal.

A short run and a driven shot comfortably beat the keeper putting little Oakley 2-0 up at half-time.

The second half started with a good passing move in midfield by Oakley working an opening for Mann who beat the defence and was clear on goal only to be flagged offside.

Oakley continued to press, and Rowe ran through the Pakefield defence receiving a pass from Garrard but again was flagged offside.

Manager Matt Carmichael felt changes were needed and in the 67th minute Rogers was substituted for Rusby before in the 72nd minute, Garrard went off being replaced by Mayhew.

Pakefield were becoming more direct and started to cause Oakley more problems.

With Pakefield having a vast height advantage they stared to pepper the Oakley box with high balls.

Some great defending by Wood, Dobkin, Lelliott and Nobbs seemed to have seen out any danger from the increasingly stronger Pakefield.

Pakefield were not ready to give up the game yet and a cross into the box found Lewis Flower rise above the Oakley defence and power a bullet like header into the roof of the net making it 2-1 in the 85th minute.

Pakefield were back in it and started to push forward but Oakley’s experience in the the back four proved to be a factor and no further chances came.

Oakley’s game management worked well, as they booked their place in the next round.