sunday 09th November 2003
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BMW Have no Charms to Soothe Manics Savage Beast

After a dissapointing turn for the Manics after a spectacular start to the season, BMFC travelled to St. Crispins this weekend to take on a tough BMW side.

James Robinson


Glenn Evans

Tony Hemley

David Fenton

Simon Blay

David Comper

Aaron Goddard

Elliott Fairs

Joel Curran

Barry O'Connell

Paul Milner

BENCH: Sarney, Judge, Blackman

From the start, the Manics went straight to work with something to prove from recent performances. It was after the 15th minute of play that Manics were ahead - had it not have been for an offside decision by the Assistant Referee. Barry O'Connell couldn't believe it when Paul Milner's flick on was put under BMW's keeper only to be ruled offside..

Fuelled with aggression, the Manics pushed on, having countless chances on goal, as BMW were almost pinned into their own half...

But just before the break, BMW scored the opening goal. BMW's striker broke free and charged down at James Robinson in goal, Robinson made a great save, but then BMW's second striker shot on goal. Tony Hemley had a chance to save the goal, but the ball bounced aimlessly over his foot and into the goal leaving poor Tony Hemley in despair.

But in the second half, the Manics knew they could be on top, and went out for the 3 points. Soon enough it came, and David Fenton would be the player to level for the Manics.

Aaron Goddard was pulled down in the BMW box, and as Paul Milner stepped back, remembering last season's penalty miss over the bar, a confident Fenton went to take. Fenton took the penalty well, sending the keeper the wrong way, making it 1-1.

The Manics pressure built up, and more chances were had on goal. Then Paul Milner scored the second goal. A long ball up field by Simon Blay was cut out by BMW, only as far as Paul Milner who drilled the ball hard and low into the net making it 2-1.

Then minutes later, Joel Curran assisted Milner for his second goal, a strong header that beat the keeper for the second time.

Manics felt it a good time to make a change, and David Comper would come off for Gary Sarney to take on the right wing. Sarney's control on the right wing opened up the game, more chances followed for the Manics and BMW were slowly losing grip on the game.

With 8 minutes remaining, the Manics made two more substitutions - David Fenton would come off to be replaced with James Blackman, and Barry O'Connell would come off, Simon Blay would push up field, and Brian Judge would take a place at centre back.

Goddard nearly made it 4-1 when he cannoned a goal in at point blank, but for the second time in the game Manics were penalised for an offside decision.

A great game to watch for the fans this week - And 3 more vital points for the Manics this week..

The Manics Man of the Match went to Aaron Goddard.

 Full Time: Bracknell Manics 3 BMW 1

 Man of the Match
   "Go on you Manics!"
Aaron Goddard  

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