Match Report – 15.1 – 21/07/2018

Match Report – 15.1 – Game Date: 21/07/2018

BMFC 15.1: 2
Penrith RSL SC: 1

BMFC Goal Scorers: Alex L, OG

Player of the Match: Damo

Match Report: Holidays and injuries depleted us again so a final borrow of Jos in goal and David in centre midfield allowed us to get a full team on the pitch

Although winter it was fairly warm come the middle of the day kick off

The boys started really well, Jake, Dom & David winning the all important centre of midfield battle. We won a free kick which Alex L whipped in with his left foot and the ball was deflected by an RSL defender into his own net. Five minutes later Jake won a header from an RSL goal kick which sat up nicely for Alex L to have a shot that looped in over the keeper from outside the box

As the half wore on RSL started to come back into it and you could feel a goal was coming – it did and the score was 2-1 at half time

It was a case of telling the boys how well they had played in the first half and urging them to fight hard and overcome the exhaustion which I could see was going to be a factor as the second half wore on

There were not many chances for either side in the second half – the best falling to RSL but Jos made a brilliant save low to his right and Keastie cleaned up and cleared to deny the follow up. The boys played smart football, kept their structure and organisation together despite clearly tiring

An excellent win, everyone had a good game. Player of the match to Damo – carried out my instruction to stay wide, challenged for every ball and with ball at feet found the right pass pretty much every time. Well played Damo