sunday 25th January 2004
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Manics Prove They Can Tough It Out Against 3M

The Manics took on 3M this weekend, desperate for a win to keep them top of the table.

James Robinson


Glenn Evans

Brian Judge

Simon Blay

James Blackman

David Comper

Gary Sarney

Elliott Fairs

Joel Curran

Mark Robertson

Paul Milner

BENCH: Goddard, Phillips, O'Connell, Impey, Wilson

Bracknell Manics were pinned down at the start, for the first 10 minutes of the game, 3M seemed invincible, as they ploughed on the pressure and went for an early goal.

But Manics would be first to score; Joel Curran was again on target. James Blackman assisted the goal with a swooping ball up the wing, and Curran to cut inside and score.

On the 30th minute, Gary Sarney tucked away his third penalty of the season, after Paul Milner was brought down inside the box.

A minute later and Curran would have to leave the field of play due to a bad challenge. David Comper switched to the left, and Goddard would come on to play in his last season's role again of right midfield.

No sooner had this happened, when Comper scored the third. Glenn Evans switched play and set Comper of on a run who hit early spotting 3M's keeper off the line, and lobbing him from 30 yards.

Then Manics twisted the knife with a superb strike from Mark Robertson. Goddard flicked the ball on for Robertson to run onto the ball. Robertson shrugged the defender off and hit the ball sweetly into the net at a tight angle.

At half time Blackman was substituted, and Evans switched to the left, which meant Luke Phillips would fill the right back slot.

The second half was better fought with both sides having chances. 3M got a consolation goal within 10 minutes of the second half.

Barry O'Connell came on in a straight swap after 15 minutes of play in the second, in order to give a tired Robertson a rest from his hard work.

James Robinson made a great save from a free kick on the 30th minute, tipping the ball over the bar. The Manics had plenty of chances to score in the remainder of the game, but the score was to stay 4-1 to the Manics.

A great game to watch for the fans this week, thanks to the fans for watching the game!

The Manics Man of the Match went to Glenn Evans.

 Full Time: 3M 1 Bracknell Manics 4

 Man of the Match
   "It was a good all round team performance well done the Manics and the support!"
Glenn Evans  

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