Manager Nikki Bull started his strongest possible side available to him as the Blues looked to reach the quarter finals. Owen Kallmeier deputised in goal with Lewis Ward out injured, while Harry Phipps continued in Midfield as Margate mixed a team of experience and youth.
Margate lost Chris Sessegnon after 16 minutes as he suffered a leg injury after a late challenge from the Greenwich Winger Clark. That injury meant a reshuffle for Margate and the introduction of new Striker Kane Rowland with Taylor dropping to right back.
It didn’t take long for Rowland to make an impact as he doubled the Blues advantage on 24 minutes as he was on hand to poke home from six yards after some fine work from Taylor on the right hand side.
2-0 soon become 3-0 as Margate were in cruise control when Matthew Johnson, captain for the evening rifled home a fine effort from 20 yards to give the Gate an unassailable lead on a cold night in London.
Kallmeier looked solid in between the sticks and he made a fine save down to his right hand side, tipping a low effort around the post. Despite looking assured in goal he wasn’t to get his clean sheet that he deserved as Greenwich pulled one back in added on time of the first half.
Half-time saw the Blues introduce new signing Jermaine Osei for Marcel Barrington as they looked to extend their lead over the Ryman Division One South high flyers. It was Osei who had the first chance of the second half as run down the left before firing his low effort just wide.
Margate fans would have been delighted to have seen the introduction of Alfie Foster as Margate finished the game with four local lads on the pitch.
Both Phipps and Osei missed half chances before Osborn scored the goal of the night as he delicately chipped the ball over the Greenwich keeper from 25 yards. Osborn almost added to his tally minutes later as his fierce effort was superbly tipped over the bar.
Jermaine Osei who had joined the Club earlier in the day added a fifth to the score line in the 86th minute before Rowland added his second and Margate’s sixth in the dying minutes to secure the Blues place in the quarter-finals
MARGATE: Kallmeier, Sessegnon (Rowland 16’), Tumwa, Fitzsimons, B. Johnson, Parry, M. Johnson (Foster 60’), Taylor, Barrington (Osei 45’), Osborn, Phipps
Subs not used: Williams