Bromley Cross FC

Crusaders (Under 17) v Daisy Hill Vipers - Match Report

Date H/A Opposition Competition Venue F A
18/02/2012 00:00 A Daisy Hill Vipers League Hesketh Fletcher C of E High 2 11
Player Started/Sub/Sub Not Used Goals Yellow Red
Aidan Lavin Started - - -
Bill Yarwood Started 1 - -
Callum Gore Started - - -
Chris King (MOM) Started - - -
Clayton Parry Started - - -
Curtis Berry Started - - -
Jack Ashton Started - - -
Matthew Kay  (C) Started 1 - -
Paul Speed Started - - -
Sam Grady Started - - -
Samuel Banister Started - - -
Match Report
On a heavy pitch against a strong side this was a better performance than the score would suggest. Sure we never really had a chance of winning the game but the Vipers' coaching staff were sporting in their admiration of our passing game which, had there been more end-product could have resulted in a different scoreline.
Unfortunately we were on the back foot from the first minute when the ref awarded the Vipers a harsh penalty for handball against Aidan when a fierce shot cannoned from his knee onto his upper arm. Within 20 minutes the Vipers were 4 up capitalising on some timid defending and making the most of a few lucky breaks. The more the Crusaders tried to exert some pressure the more mistakes they made and the Vipers made it 6 by half time.
The half-time talk concentrated on what we had done well and to play for pride in the second half. This had the desired effect and within 10 minutes we had a toe-hold on the match. Another harsh penalty, this time in our favour and Matthew smashed the ball home. Unfortunately we couldn't stop the Vipers completely and they scored steadily throughout the half to finish with 11. Paul created a consolation goal for Bill with a good run and cross. Bill, Sam and Callum each had chances to score but the Vipers were worthy winners.
Contenders for Man-of-the Match were Matthew for a strong midfield showing, Curtis for showing spirit and poise at full back, Bill for his second half performance and Chris who just edged it with his consistency and effort throughout the game.

Final Score:- Daisy Hill Vipers 11-2 Crusaders.