Match Report – 13.1 – 21/05/2016

Match Report – 13.1 – Game Date: 21/05/2016

BMFC 13.1: 3
St Clair United FC: 2

BMFC Goal Scorers: Oli (2), Aidan (pen)

Player of the Match: Oli

Match Report: The boys all donned beanies for the photos to remember their good friend and team mate Connor

The boys had enjoyed the experience of using the changing sheds at the last home game so were given the privilege again today. This time though the fridge was well stocked with ginger beer – an incentive to play well and win the game

With Liam and Dom both out injured two boys, Lachlan M & C, were borrowed from the 12/1’s to give us the luxury of two subs

Sam was Captain for the day and played sweeper, making many last ditch tackles.
Eli went in goal first and as always was positive and agile cleaning up through balls well

We made a very good start, challenging well and in possession passing and pinning St Clair back. Ten minutes in we got caught on the break to undeservedly go one down

We carried on playing the same way and were rewarded with an equalizer from Oli running through on goal off a good pass. We then took the lead when Jake was fouled in the box for the second week in a row and Mr Calm Aidan slotted the penalty away – the previous evenings end of training penalty shoot out practice paying dividends. On the stroke of half time St Clair pulled level after we failed to clear our lines

At half time the Coach made it clear that we were playing the better football but defensive lapses had cost us. If we made sure we put our foot solidly through the ball when clearing and marked their speedy winger tighter we could win this one

In the second half we got some luck that has been missing the last couple of weeks as St Clair hit the bar and post with long range efforts. Jake was in goal after a strong first half in centre midfield and didn’t really have a save to make but caught some balls well that were put in the box. We got the only goal of the half midway through as once again Oli raced in behind the defence to slot home in carbon copy fashion to his first

Hamish took most of the goal kicks today, after Assistant Coach Sean had schooled on the art the evening before, and it was a real asset as time and again the kicks went long, clearing our defensive line well

The last ten minutes and the tackles were flying in from both teams and the opposition supporter base were quick to criticize any decision going against them. Our boys kept their nerve and heads and come away with a much deserved win

The excitement and laughter back in the changing room was great to see. The boys belted out the team song led by Eli and yes enjoyed their ginger beer to celebrate

We thank the two Lachlan’s for helping us out – they both did really well and slotted into the team seamlessly

Millsy had a dominant game in centre mid and centre back winning a lot of ball and his set piece from corners and free kicks provided danger in the opposition box. Keastie, Mr Dependable, was as his name suggests reliable as ever at left back. Damo was solid at centre back and then creative as centre attacking midfield. Alex C continued his great form, running at the back line and causing panic. James got at the defence with his dribbling skills on many occasions. Player of the week to Oli though for his two goals and energetic performance in midfield

Fitting the boys won through battling back from being behind and matching St Clair in the attitude department – just the way Con would have done it