Match Report – 16.1 – Game Date: 22/06/2019
BMFC 16.1: 4
Cranebrook United FC: 1
BMFC Goal Scorers: Ethan (3), Jake
Player of the Match: Shared Ethan and Eli
Match Report: A late afternoon game at a chilly Knapsack field 1. Max was out, recovering from the flu
We expected Cranebrook to come hard at us early, as had been the case in the first encounter. Surprisingly this did not eventuate and we dominated from the off. We scored when the ball was cleared from our corner and Martin fired back in from the edge of the box – Jake sticking a leg out to deflect past the keeper.
Eli made a brilliant one on one save and a minute later Alex Crambrook and Ash combined well down the left, Ash jinking past the right back to cross from the bye line – the ball coming through to Ethan just inside the box to clinically rifle in the corner. In control until a mad final minute of the half. A dubious free kick was conceded near the corner. Alex Crambrook was shoved to the floor and set upon – some pushing and shoving but unbelievably no cards shown. The free kick was taken and Millsy was very harshly adjudged to have fouled and a penalty was given and dispatched
The boys were rightly animated in the sheds at half time! Pointing out we were well in control of the game and to re-focus on playing good football seemed to calm the boys down. Within 30 seconds of the re-start Ethan hit a a half volley from fully 25 yards past the keeper – that definitely calmed things down!
Numerous free kicks were awarded our way in the second half and the boys did well, not reacting adversely, simply getting up and getting on with the game
More chances were created – Damo’s header off a corner just over most notable. Ethan completed his hat trick when Martin provided his second assist for the game
A good test of character today and was very proud of how the boys handled it. Players player shared between Eli – mainly for two brilliant saves and Ethan – non stop work rate and three great finishes