Match Report – O35.1 – 03/04/2016

Match Report – O35.1 – Game Date: 03/04/2016

BMFC O35.1: 3
Penrith FC: 3

BMFC Goal Scorers: Paul, Jonesy, Tolley

Player of the Match: Kev Dunn

Match Report: We had a revamp during the off-season bringing in 5 new signings – Kev, Tolley, Cobra, Danny D and Suarez and new Management under Quinny. Our first outing was a grand final rematch v Penrith FC; always a tough assignment. We looked relaxed, too relaxed, in the first 20 minutes as we struggled to adjust to Penrith adding an extra attacker – we were suddenly 2 nil down to well-struck goals. We got our heads together and started to put pressure on Penrith and grabbed a goal through ???. Just when we thought we were clawing our way back in, an errant pass gifted Penrith a third goal. From the kick-off Danny played in Paul and after a goalmouth scramble we were back to 3-2 .The frustration of being behind was setting in and a Rash challenge left a Penrith player sprawled on the deck. A penalty; we looked like being 4-2 down before half time, but Kev had other ideas. He strategically placed himself to one side of the goal leaving an area wide enough to drive a bus, which concerned us outfield players. Aapparently the bait worked as the Penrith player, salivating at the open space, drilled his penalty and struck Kev on the legs which we managed to clear.
We re-grouped at half time and some positive feedback from Quinny’s note book, he had a lot to talk about after our first half display, the most notable was on our lack of aggression in the first half his exact words were “Sean is 4 foot 6 and he has been our most aggressive player.”
The second half we started to dominate play with some good interchanges up front between JB, Pirate and Suarez; the only downside was we lost Zapps to a hammy. We got back to 3-all and were unlucky not to score a winner with excellent opportunities for Brad, Paul and Sean. We also battled well at the back and Pommy cleared one off the line. W whilst disappointing to get a draw, we showed good character to come back from behind.