Derby delight for victorious Bracknell HCBy Libby Mound
October 07, 2010
Bracknell Mens 1st 4 Wokingham 1st 0
Bracknell started their MBBO Regional 2 season in fine fashion with a comprehensive defeat of local rivals Wokingham.
The first half was eagerly contested with Bracknell keeper Carl Eatwell making one stunning save to deny Wokingham before a Gary Steeples drag flick broke the deadlock with half-time approaching.
Wokingham started the second half with attacking intent, but failed to convert their chances and Bracknell took advantage as Paul Kaplanski made it 2-0.
Man-of-the-match Tom Mitchell set up Sam Heaver for the third goal, before Sam’s dad Tony made it 4-0 from a well-worked short corner, making it a derby to remember for Bracknell.
Bracknell Mens 2nd 1 Eastcote 6th 3
It wasn’t the fairytale start that Bracknell hoped for in their MBBO Division 6 opener against Eastcote, with two second half goals killing off the newly-promoted side.
Bracknell controlled the majority of the first half, but only had one goal to show for it, scored by Martyn Gessey who converted from close range after a goalmouth scramble.
Bracknell were made to pay for their profligacy as Eastcote equalised with a fine reverse stick strike moments before the break.
The second half was dominated by the visitors who took the lead with a well placed shot from just inside the D.
Eastcote made it 3-1 in controversial circumstances when their shot from a short corner was struck above the level of the back board, but after conferring, the umpires allowed the goal to stand, making it a disappointing start to the 2010/11 campaign.
Bracknell Terriors 6 Amersham and Chalfont 5th 0
Bracknell’s development side, the Terriers, started their MBBO Open East Division 10 campaign with an emphatic victory.
Bracknell dominated from the start and proved far too strong for the visitors, with Peter Scott bursting through to give Bracknell the lead inside 10 minutes.
Scott, Robert Badley and Sam Fox-Harvey worked the ball well for the former to make it 2-0, and then Scott completed his hat-trick before half-time.
Second-half goals from Sam Fox-Harvey (2) and man-of-the-match Alex Fox-Harvey completed the rout as Bracknell produced a fine performance to kick-start their season.
New midfielder Matt Molyneux also had a great debut for Bracknell.
Bracknell Ladies 1st 2 Reading 2nd 0
After a poor start to their South Clubs Division 3A season, Bracknell halted the slide against a young Reading development team.
Bracknell put the visitors under pressure from the whistle, but were thwarted by some great saves from the young Reading keeper and went in at half time goalless.
The second half was a different story as top performers Dash Heaver and Gemma McClean dominated the midfield, allowing Bracknell to go on and score twice.
The first was scored by Alison Eatwell as the right-back-turned-forward rounded the on-rushing goalie and calmly slotted it home.
The second came from industrious midfielder Katie Oliver who smashed a shot past the Reading keeper to seal the points for Bracknell.
Bracknell Ladies 2nd 1 Marlow Ladies 2nd 0
A single goal was enough to see Bracknell Ladies 2s pick up the points at home against Marlow Ladies 2s in Trysports Three Counties Division 2.
A goalless first half saw Bracknell struggle to get the hang of the new five-metre rule, and Joy Westlake carded was on behalf of the whole team for not retreating the obligatory distance at a free hit.
However, during the second half, some tireless running from girl-of-the-game Becky Wyatt set the foundations for Bracknell’s win.
Keelee Chalk also produced a brilliant display and she hit the winning goal from the top of the D right between the keeper’s legs.
A solid defensive performance, with Bonnie Butler and Sarah-Jane Grindley particularly strong, made sure Bracknell held on to pick up the points.