Bromley Cross FC

Crusaders (Under 17) v Brandlesholme Warriors - Match Report

Date H/A Opposition Competition Venue F A
22/04/2010 18:30 H Brandlesholme Warriors League Barlow Park 1 8
Player Started/Sub/Sub Not Used Goals Yellow Red
Alex Bates Started - - -
Bill Barwood Started - - -
Chris King Started - - -
Jack Ashton Started - - -
James Dady Started - - -
Joseph Mullan Started - - -
Matthew Kay  (C) Started - - -
Paul Speed Started 1 - -
Tom Warburton Started - - -
Kingsley Brewer Sub - - -
Lewis Byrne Not Used - - -
Samuel Banister Not Used - - -
Match Report
Brandlesholme Blues are a good side, no doubt about that but we made it too easy for them in this game. Maybe if we'd won the toss and made them play into a bright and low sun in the first half the game would have been closer, but the game was effectively over after 12 minutes with Bill and his defenders struggling to see and conceding 3 sloppy goals. It didn't help that the Blues' number 11 was a “Mini Messi” who ran rings around our team and was the stand-out player of the game, let's hope he has extra homework when we play them next!
The Blues added 3 more before the break to end what was probably our worst half's performance of the season our only good chance coming from a free kick after a foul on Joseph. Paul's resulting kick cleared the wall but also the bar.
With Matthew dropped to right-back and the Blues looking into the sun we were more solid in the second half but could only manage a solitary goal to the Blues two. Paul did well to turn in Matthew's shot after Kingsley had lobbed the ball back into the area. Unfortunately we only made the Blues keeper make one more save whereas Bill was considerably busier, keeping the score down to a reasonable level. Joseph was unlucky when his fine volley from the edge of the area, just didn't dip enough to go under the bar.

Final Score:- Crusaders 1-8 Warriors Blues.

MOM- Matthew.