Bromley Cross FC

Crusaders (Under 17) v Bromley Cross - Match Report

Date H/A Opposition Competition Venue F A
31/01/2009 09:30 A Bromley Cross League Eagley Junior School 2 4
Player Started/Sub/Sub Not Used Goals Yellow Red
Jack Ashton Started - - -
Joseph Mullan Started - - -
Lewis Byrne Started - - -
Matthew Kay Started 1 - -
Tom Warburton Started - - -
Bill Barwood Sub - - -
Paul Speed (MOM) Sub - - -
Samuel Banister Sub - - -
Match Report
Giving away 3 goals in the first 15 minutes was not the start required in this inter-club derby match. In fact so dominant were the Diamonds in the first quarter that we were fearing an embarrassing rout. Will scored 3 and Nat hit the bar as the Crusaders struggled to come to terms with the muddy surface. the introduction of Paul and LJ seemed to create a more positive attitude and at last the Crusaders began to make some headway. From then on the game became more entertaining with attacks at both ends and five minutes before the break the Crusaders pulled one back, Paul's shot hitting the post and Matthew turning in the rebound. Ross added another for the Diamonds just before half time and with the last kick of the half LJ scored after Liam failed to gather a through ball. 4-2 at the break. The second half was, if anything, more entertaining than the first but strangely produced no goals. The Crusaders were now playing the better football but had to cope with playing up the slope and into the muddier penalty area. This was decisive particularly when Jack's shot came to a halt on the goal line with Liam beaten and Sam just couldn't get any power into a shot from the edge of the area. The Diamonds had a string of corners one of which Jack P just turned onto the bar and several chances were blazed wide but the half ended goalless. Crusaders man of the match was awarded to Paul.