Williams and Mackinder hit trebles Bracknell HC Mens 2sBy Libby Mound
March 17, 2011
Bracknell Men’s 2nd 9 Ashford Men’s 4th 0
Bracknell recorded a comfortable win in what was probably their easiest game of the season so far in MBBO Open Division 6.
With Bracknell in the top two in the table, and visitors Ashford in the bottom two, the outcome of the game was in little doubt when Dave Mackinder tapped home from a short corner after two minutes.
Bracknell were missing both Lawrence Lewis and Matt Wakefield as they were called up to the first team, so Robert Badley and Max Heaver were called up from Bracknell’s young Terriers side.
Both were excellent, Heaver particularly so as he claimed the man-of-the-match accolade.
By half-time, Bracknell had notched a further three goals and the second half followed a similar pattern.
The 9-0 scoreline will do Bracknell’s goal difference the power of good and the damage was done by Steve Williams and Mackinder, who both claimed hat-tricks, Tom Scott with a brace, and Ashley Holden.
Bracknell ladies 1st 4 Wycombe Ladies 2nd 1
Bracknell Ladies continued their winning form at Wycombe and secured their safety in Trysports Three Counties Premier 1.
Bracknell started strongly, piling the pressure on the Wycombe defence and were 2-0 up after 20 minutes.
Wycombe responded positively, and after having a goal disallowed, managed to reduce the deficit before half-time.
Bracknell stepped up a gear in the second half, moving the ball about well and standing up to the Wycombe pressure.
They sealed the game with 10 minutes to spare as man-of-the-match Gemma McLean scored from a well-rehearsed short corner.
A last-gasp penalty flick, coolly dispatched by captain Marcia Clapson, added to the score to secure a well-deserved 4-1 win.
Bracknell Ladies 2nd 5 Phoenix & Ranelagh 2nd 0
After losing last week, Bracknell 2s managed to give themselves some breathing space from the threat of relegation with a fine win in Trysports Three Counties Division 2.
Bracknell had the upper hand from the off with a goal from Yellie Powley, closely followed by another from Helen Carter.
With Bracknell dominating possession, Powley converted a short corner into another goal for Bracknell, then completed her hat-trick with a shot from the edge of the D.
Bracknell maintained the pressure in the second half, and put the game to bed with a goal from Darcy Kaye, whose great positioning and determination earned her the girl-of-the-game award.
Bracknell Men’s 1st 3 Eastcote Men’s 2nd 2
Bracknell took the points back to Birch Hill on Saturday following a hard-fought victory over Eastcote 2s in MBBO Regional 2.
By no means a vintage performance, but the win keeps the Blues still very much in the promotion race.
Bracknell struggled to settle into the game, but eventually found some rhythm and broke the deadlock with goals from Paul Kaplanski and Daniel Ray.
Eastcote, however, pulled one back before the break to make it 2-1.
Bracknell came out firing in the second half and extended their lead with another well-taken strike from Kaplanski.
Eastcote responded again, but Bracknell dug deep and held on to take the three points.
There is no doubt Bracknell can play with attacking verve, but this season they added another string to their bow.
They have learnt to win ugly when not at their best allowing them to still challenge for promotion.