sunday 07th March 2004
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O'Connell In The Mood For Glory

Reeves Rangers Seniors found Bracknell Manics in excellent form this week. It was a fantastic team performance this week from the Manics, who went all out for the win this weekend!

James Robinson


Glenn Evans

Tony Hemley

Brian Judge

Simon Blay

Graham McDonald

Gary Sarney   

   Aaron Goddard

Joel Curran

Barry O'Connell           

            Mark Robertson  

BENCH: Phillips, Keys, Impey

Bracknell Manics were on form in this game, and it wasn’t long before the Manics began to create chances in front of goal.

For some reason Manics found it hard to score the opener despite creating a mass of chances, and the fans knew that if the goal didn’t come before the end of the first half, it may have been a rough task to get ahead in the second should the Manics go a goal behind.

But the goal finally came on the 40th minute; Piercey, Manics official first-aider didn’t know how to react when Glenn Evans converted the opener that would cost him £50 bet with his team-mate and put the Manics ahead 1-0. But lets not forget Barry O'Connell's sweet ball that made the goal, spotting Evan's run up field to support the attack.

The second half saw more goals on the Manics behalf. The second goal was scored by O'Connell, with Robertson doing the hard work to hold the ball up and lay the ball off to O'Connell to put away.

Manics made it 3-0 when O'Connell shot beating the keeper, and Curran made sure it went in beating Reeve's defender for pace and tucking it away on the 60th minute of play.

Mike Key's made his debut soon after, replacing Curran on the left wing.

Soon after Robertson got his goal after an unsettled first half in front of goal, O'Connell getting his hatrick of assists playing through for Robertson to score and make it 4-0.

5 minutes later Robertson would come off, Graham McDonald pushed on up front, Evans moved to the right wing and Phillips would make another appearance this season as right back.

A penalty was awarded to Reeve's but Robinson continued his recent good spell in goal with an excellent penalty save.

Thanks to the fans on the magnificent support this weekend!

The Manics Man of the Match went to Barry O'Connell.

 Full Time: Reeves Rangers Seniors 0 Bracknell Manics 4

 Man of the Match
   "Go on the Manics! Lets keep marching on!!!"
Barry O'Connell  

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