Bromley Cross FC

Crusaders (Under 17) v Leigh Genesis Tigers - Match Report

Date H/A Opposition Competition Venue F A
05/01/2013 10:00 A Leigh Genesis Tigers League Dorset Rd Community Centre 1 3
Player Started/Sub/Sub Not Used Goals Yellow Red
Aidan Lavin Started - - -
Bill Yarwood Started - - -
Callum Gore Started - - -
Chris King Started - - -
Clayton Parry Started - - -
Jack Ashton (MOM) Started - - -
James Dady Started - - -
Lewis Byrne Started - - -
Matthew Kay  (C) Started 1 - -
Paul Speed Started - - -
Tom Van Hecke Started - - -
Brad Taylor Sub - - -
Samuel Banister Sub - - -
Match Report
After a lengthy period without a game it was no surprise that both teams lacked match sharpness.
Unfortunately the Crusaders were not at the races at the start and conceded 2 goals in the first 2 minutes. Admittedly the second goal should have been disallowed for offside but that doesn't excuse the shoddy defending. The game then settled down into a “who can make the most basic errors competition” with both sides conceding possession far too easily. Matthew pulled a goal back after being given two bites of the cherry but just before half-time the ref missed a blatant handball and allowed the Tigers to grab a third goal.
The second half was goalless but was not without its moments; Matthew shooting over the bar after a mazy run and the Tigers shooting wide from an excellent pull back.
The consensus was that the Tigers just deserved to win based on a vastly superior corner count but on the whole both sides underperformed.
For the Crusaders the man-of-the match was decided on effort rather than skill, Jack edging out Matthew and Tom.

Final Score:-Leigh Genesis Tigers 3-1 Crusaders .