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Robinson Clears the Way for Manics
This week the
Manics went up against Division Three's Wokingham Wanderers in
the Junior Cup. Some key players were missing, giving some other
players a shot in the game...
Bracknell Manics had an explosive start to the game, and went
about making Wokingham work hard to get the ball for the first
20 minutes of the game. Wanderers did just that chasing the ball
down well, but their long ball style of play wasn't enough to
settle the game for them.
Manics scored the first after 27 minutes of play, Mark Robertson
was welcomed back into the side this week after injury problems
and made sure his name was on the score sheet first. Simon Blay's
overlap of Joel Curran and then lofted cross was volleyed home
by Robertson who made it 1-0.
Ten minutes later and Curran made it 2-0. Pressure was mounting
on Wanderers side, Elliott Fairs' square ball was hit into the
bottom right hand corner leaving the keeper no chance..
In the second half Wanderers began to find their feet and pushed
on, creating some good chances on goal. Nevertheless, Robinson
had picked up on last week and was enjoying a great game, making
some excellent saves to keep the Manics in the game.
Neil Tagg could continue no more after 15 minutes of the second
half, and Brian Judge came on in his place.
Ten minutes after, Manics made a second substitution, Luke Phillips
to be replaced by Barry O'Connell to tighten the grip on Wanderers
The third goal came with a brilliant counter-attack from the
Manics. A quick throw out from Robinson sent David Fenton off
down the wing. Fenton ran a whole length of the pitch before
taking on a defender and beating the keeper to make it 3-0.
Minutes later and Manics fourth goal came, David Comper was assisted
by Simon Blay, shooting from far out, hard and low to score his
first for the club this season, the keeper was at fault letting
the ball slip helplessly underneath him, and into the net.
The final whistle went leaving the score 4-0 to the Manics!
performance from the Manics, who advance to the next round to
face Dog & Duck!
The Manics Man of the Match went to James Robinson.
Wanderers 0 Bracknell Manics 4
for Bracknell Manics FC