Match Report – O35.1B – 05/05/2019

Match Report – O35.1B – Game Date: 05/05/2019

 

BMFC O35.1B: 5
vs
Blue Mountains FC O35.1W: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Archie (2), Mark Sem, Zap, Iceman (pen)

Player of the Match: Chicken

Match Report: The late Saturday evening text every senior team Manager dreads came in from Gordon – no referee for your game tomorrow. After numerous texts and phone calls with Dre and Rod, from our opponents, we were sorted – a contra deal whereby Smithy would ref and we would supply three players for his team to ensure they had enough to play their game after ours

Sunday morning arrived and the next logistical nightmare of the away kit was handled smoothly. Our new signing grabbing the number 7 shirt vacated by the absence of Captain Marvel

El Presidente Smithy screeched into the soon to be upgraded car park right on kick off and bounded over to field 2 like Mo Farah in his prime

The game was a real battle for 80 minutes with the final scoreline not reflective of this. We held the lead at half time after a penalty was awarded off of an unfortunate hand ball. Iceman grabbing the ball, striding up confidently to dispatch off a single stride into the corner. He’s back, baby

We conceded in the second half when Kev was unlucky to drop a shot, which was then tapped in. Kev made amends with a great save, pushing the ball into the bar to keep it at 1 all

Mark Sem ran into a brick wall called Rusty and came off second best leaving Mark doubled up and gasping for air like a fish out of water

With time running out, Marty made one final set of changes and these ultimately proved the difference. Archie fired in after great work by Chicken in the box. Chicken then won a ball in midfield to allow Mark Sem, now with lungs filled with air, to burst through unchallenged and slide the ball past the oncoming keeper. Archie hit a belter when given space just outside the box and Zap fired home at the far post after Mark made another great run down the left

Match Report – 16.1 – 04/05/2019

Match Report – 16.1 – Game Date: 04/05/2019

 

BMFC 16.1: 3
vs
Springwood United FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ash, Jake, Ethan

Player of the Match: Alex Crambrook

Match Report: With Damo out injured and to give us extra personnel, Jos was kind enough to play for us this week. This also gave regular keeper Eli a run out on the pitch which he always relishes

In the first half, the back line of Aidy, Millsy, Sam and Max were solid, ensuring that Jos was not required to make a save

In midfield, Harry, Jake and Alex Win worked hard together with Alex in particular winning tackles and getting the team moving forward. Harry had a number of shots throughout the game and a goal is not too far away – great to see

Up front Alex Crambrook and Martin worked up and down the wings, to get forward and back as required. Ash and Eli came mid way through the half and were asked to keep up the work rate

A few chances were created – notably Ash hitting the cross bar and Ethan rounding the keeper but shooting just wide

Half time request was to shorten up the passes to adjust to the small pitch. The boys executed this really well in the second half and goal chances started to come more regularly. Unfortunately, we were a goal down from a quick counter attack ten minutes into the half. We hit back almost immediately through Ash jinking to find space a fire home in the box.

Alex Crambrook was moved to left back in the second half and defended superbly. Alex’s distribution out of defence was super. Alex made one surge down the left, besting two and getting in the box – passing well but a shot would probably have been the better option to cap off a great run

The second goal came when Ethan got to the bye line to pull back for Jake to score his first of the season and Ash put a super cross in for Ethan to volley home the third skilfully

Martin made a big difference in the centre of midfield in the second half, along with Jake and Alex Win, really helping us get in top

Jos made a brilliant save from a well struck free kick, tipping it over the bar when it looked destined to be a goal

Player of the match to Alex Crambrook for a great all round game in attack and defence. Notable mention also to Alex Win for his best game since joining us – winning a lot of ball in midfield and then distributing well

Match Report – O35.1W – 01/05/2019

Match Report – O35.1W – Game Date: 01/05/2019

 

BMFC O35.1W: 4
vs
Glenmore Park FC: 3

BMFC Goal Scorers: Skinner(2), Ads(2)

Player of the Match: Macca’s marble bag

Match Report: A rare treat for us Sunday day-walkers playing on a humid Wednesday evening under lights at Glenmore Park. And an even rarer sight with all 16 lads kitted out and warmed up well before kick off, not quite knowing what to do to kill time awaiting the first whistle.

Dre used his usual magic 8-ball to randomly allocate players and positions, with Ads finally getting a start up front after a good year or so of whinging that he is not a fullback.

We had all the possession and all the running from the start, getting in behind the line at will and our midfield of Skinner, Ghost, G and Rusty dominating. After a few chances we were rewarded around the 30 minute mark when the aforementioned whinger was put into space by Rod, closing his eyes and netting one – Ads finally breaking his Blueys duck, but devastated he didn’t celebrate the achievement by doing ‘that’ Robbie Fowler goal celebration as promised.

But Glenmore kept pushing and capitalised on a couple of unlucky errors at the back. Down 2-1 at half time.

The situation became bleaker as Glenmore went 3-1 up 5 mins into the 2nd half, but like a beagle at the airport, we kept our tails up and knew we could sniff out something special.

Ads was soon gifted a second goal off a wayward Glenmore pass and then put Skinner through not long after to slot away a nice 1 on 1 with the keeper. The scoreline now locked – all hail magic 8-ball.

We couldn’t quite find the game winner – a few wayward shots and Skinner opting not to pass to a free Marty on far post (as we saw plenty of times last season – and will continue to see – potential new team fine category?). Finally, Felts was put into the clear on far post, but his 1st touch was more awkward than a bad tinder date, the resulting scramble ending with the ball falling to Skinner to hit an empty net.

A tense last 5 mins as we held our lead. Special mentions to Steve parrying away a certain goal and to Macca for sacrificing any further chance of having kids by using his tackle box on near post to prevent their equaliser off a dangerous corner.

Good win, fellas!

Match Report – O35.1B – 28/04/2019

Match Report – O35.1B – Game Date: 28/04/2019

 

BMFC O35.1B: 10
vs
St Marys Convent SC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Archie (2), Thor (2), Mark Sem [2 (one possibly an Og!)], Paul, Brad, Tolly, Og

Player of the Match: Archie

Match Report: v St Marys

A bright and early start at sunny St Marys – much better than mid week under poor lighting

The Gaffer had mis-calculated the number of players available, with 17 in attendance and ready to play. Everyone skipped around brightly in the warm up not wanting to give any indication they were carrying an injury. Unfortunately Ibra had already made the boss aware of a calf strain and thus was given the tap on the shoulder to give this one a miss

Following last season’s less than enjoyable mid week mugging in the corresponding fixture we were very happy to see an experienced referee for this game

We started brightly, creating chances at will. The goals came too. Archie opened the scoring, scything through the defence. Brad doubled the lead with a pile driver from fully 25 yards that flew in the top corner. After that I forget the order but goals came a plenty and it was 5-1 by half time

In the second half the great play continued and goals came as the half wore on

Our best performance of the season so far. New recruit Archie had a blinder, scoring two and being involved in much of the creativity up front

One of the St Marys players was annoying everyone with his constant niggle and unnecessary verbal diarrhoea. Those annoyed included the St Marys coach who removed the player a number of times to have a chat and see if he could just go out and play football. How could someone be so irritating on the football pitch?

You would think that the most remarkable fact in the wrap up was that injury prone Pom lasted more than the 11 minutes on the pitch that many had predicted. No. Amazingly, at St Mary’s, we found a footballer in the Nepean comp more annoying as a player than our very own Bearded Lady. Who would have thought that was possible eh Pom? 🙂

Match Report – 16.1 – 27/04/2019

Match Report – 16.1 – Game Date: 27/04/2019

 

BMFC 16.1: 2
vs
Penrith FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ash (2)

Player of the Match: Ash

Match Report: A late afternoon kick off for the visit of Penrith FC to Knapsack. Millsy was given a run in the centre of midfield alongside Martin and the pair were fantastic in setting the foundation early to allow us to get forward. In the first ten minutes Ash created a few opportunities down the left, unfortunately Ethan couldn’t quite put them away – coming closest with one shot hitting the underside of the bar (VAR would have been useful as the home supporters are sure it went over the line!)

We were then caught on the break as the Penrith centre forward got in between our centre back pairing of Aidy and Alex W and fired past Eli. A quick response was delivered though with Ash levelling following a shot from Ethan that was saved

Late in the half Aidy was adjudged to have committed a foul in the box, even though it was clearly that it was Aidy on the end of the foul. Fortunately the penalty was blasted well over the bar

Half time and a few adjustments were made and a couple of clear instructions on how we might break the oppositions defence down

In the second half, Sam made a lung bursting run from right back all the way down the wing and got a great cross into the box

As the half wore on it seemed we may have to settle for a point. With time running out Damo had a great shot saved that seemed destined for the bottom corner. Finally we found the winner with a scrappy finish by Ash as the keeper was out of position. In the last minute we won a penalty which Alex W took but it was well saved

Match Report – 12.1 – 27/04/2019

Match Report – 12.1 – Game Date: 27/04/2019

 

BMFC 12.1: 4
vs
Penrith FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Jacob, Oscar, Myles, Ben

Player of the Match: Samuel

Match Report: Andy summoned the team to normal training which fell on both of the public holidays this week. The commitment shown by the team to get together and not lose momentum proved to be the difference.

A cool morning at Jamison park vs Penrith FC with the conditions perfect for football.

After only four minutes Penrith snuck one in and it was an early 1-0. The boys got a bit of a shock but it was all BMFC from there!

The seventh minute seen Aiden push hard all the way down the right wing dodging every other player on the field with the support of Samuel, unlucky not to finish but great ownership of possession.

Seventeen minutes in and the ball was being scrapped around backwards and forward then Jacob took control and dealt with a goalie that was off his line. Jacob lifted the ball nicely to bounce it over the keepers head and into the net 1-1

Great to see Zac return and get back into it, at the 20 minute mark a through ball from Samuel to Zac which created a big break and he had them for pace down the right, we practiced crosses and he nailed it with Jake waiting patiently and narrowly missed a header into the net, awesome to watch!

Bailey got a push in the back just inside the box, the ball went like a bullet to the keeper from the penalty and it was defended well, the follow up was unlucky not to be also put away.

Once agin BMFC took advantage of the right hand side at the 22 minute mark. Samuel again taking control of the ball from the Penrith attack and pushing it gently to Bailey who made a break, crossing it to meet Oscar inside the box who could smell the opportunity…..boom, angled nicely of his head for a 2-1 lead. Excellent work to move the ball up the field and finish.

Myles was showing his presence with some strong runs in and out to confuse the opposition, this went on for nearly three of four plays. Passing backward, passing forward, creating gaps for him and his team mates. He was rewarded with his hard work with a nice goal right on half time. 3-1

The second half didn’t see the boys slacken off. Tom and Bodhi held the back well pushing the ball forward to Ben who was also quick to release as required. Jackson had some great long range balls fired at him but he was too good, not a goal conceded in the second half

Nine minutes into the second half Aiden nailed a gentle corner to meet Ben who flew above the opposition to head one into the net for a 4-1 lead. Once again a practiced move that came off.

The extra chocolate eggs were clearly burnt off by the boys with our two sessions. They all lifted to control the game nicely, well done lads

Match Report – 6.Zebras – 13/04/2019

Match Report – 6.Zebras – Game Date: 13/04/2019

 

BMFC 6.Zebras
vs
BMFC 6.Lions

BMFC Goal Scorers:

Player of the Match: Luke Peck

Match Report: This week saw a vast improvement by all Zebra players as they slowly begin to understand the sport a little better, each week.

Both teams had several successful shots on target with many lead changes throughout. Player of week Luke displayed some determined efforts in defence which allowed players like Owen to play a more attacking role including scoring his first goal, well done Owen and Luke!

As they have shown each week, Harry and Dylan continue to provide much-needed direction with several length of the pitch runs which were ably supported by DJ and Clive.

Great effort Zebras!!

Match Report – 6.Hawks – 13/04/2019

Match Report – 6.Hawks – Game Date: 13/04/2019

 

BMFC 6.Hawks:
vs
BMFC 6.Kangaroos:

BMFC Goal Scorers: Nathan Madden

Player of the Match: Nathan Madden

Match Report: On Saturday the Kangaroos played the Hawks in an enjoyable game. Both teams played with skill and sportsmanship. The Hawks were skilled goal scorers however the Kangaroos displayed sustained effort in defence. Both teams looked like they had a fun morning.

The Kangaroos welcomed a new player to their team who helped bolster their field presence.

A special thanks to the referee for making the game run smoothly and being inclusive of all the kids. An especially fun moment during the game included a defensive line of Kangaroo players.

Match Report – O35.1B – 14/04/2019

Match Report – O35.1B – Game Date: 14/04/2019

 

BMFC O35.1B: 6
vs
Springwood United FC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Brad (2), Thor (2), Zap, Captain Marvel

Player of the Match: Thor

Match Report: First home game and up against the ‘other’ Springwood team. As we lined up for kick off we could see that our opposition had less than 11 on the pitch. The injured Pom was walking across the pitch to take his place on the sideline to watch. Dave made the offer for Springwood to take Pom back again to help out and the Springwood Captain let Dave know he was more than happy to play short

We got underway and after a bit of huffing and puffing we finally started to find some rhythm and were four up by half time – thanks to a couple of Brad volleys, a Zap header and a Captain Marvel’s back post finish. We also won a penalty that no one seemed to want to take – so Greenie took it and we all wished someone else had

The ref was having a great game but let me know that he needed something to pick him up. At half time, to help him out, Marty and Paul game him one of the sandwiches they had made at home and brought to the game to have

In the second half Springwood pulled one back courtesy of a penalty – Chicken adjudged to have handled even though none of us saw it or the linesman who was right in line. Later on Mark Sem was through on goal and up-ended – clearly in the box – the ref gave a free kick some 5 metres outside of the box

Late on Thor, relishing his time at centre forward, banged in two cracking goals

Post match discussion included agreement to never let Paul or Marty give a referee a sandwich again as clearly whatever they had put in it had clouded his thinking in the second half with some strange decisions

Match Report – 16.1 – 13/04/2019

Match Report – 16.1 – Game Date: 13/04/2019

 

BMFC 16.1: 5
vs
Cranebrook United FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (3), Ash (2)

Player of the Match: Ash

Match Report: Away to newly promoted Cranebrook with a full squad again. The opposition started strongly – winning the physical side of the game and on top for the first 10 minutes or so – one goal was scored but it could have been worse. The boys then stepped up and you could see the tide starting to turn our way. We equalised off a short corner that Jake sent a great cross to the far post for Ethan to head back across the keeper and into the net

Max was having a great half, handling another quick forward really well. Millsy, Aidy and Sam were also solid in the back line

A few minutes before the break, Ash got away down the left and his shot beat the keeper from just inside the box

At half time I let the boys know I felt we were lucky to be ahead and that we needed to improve in the second half. A couple of changes were made putting a bit more pace in the backline and fight in the midfield

We got an early goal, which really settled us, in the second half. A corner was hit long, which Ethan read well and hooked back across the box for Ash to knock in. Ash then set up Ethan to make it 4-1

A hand on the back in the box by Sam gave a penalty away, which Cranebrook scored

Jake and Martin had a great half in centre midfield. Alex Win joined Millsy in the backline and whilst Millsy was winning ball after ball in the air, Alex’s pace provided great cover behind.

Alex Crambrook was having an excellent half at left back, handling his opponent well and playing some great passes out to get us rolling forward. Late in the game Alex hit a great long early ball into the danger zone which Ethan reacted quickest to and poke home

Some super individual performances today. Millsy led the team with his actions in the back line; Ethan with some great finishes for a hat trick; Jake in centre of midfield. Parents player to Ash for scoring two and setting one up

Photo: Another typical Millsy header to clear

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