sunday 15th August 2003
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Friendly vs AFC Bracknell - Result: Won 6-4

Two champions clashed in this weekend's friendly between last season's division 4 champions AFC Bracknell, and last season's division 2 champions, Bracknell Manics.

Both teams played well over the first ten minutes, but Bracknell Manics slowly took the game to AFC Bracknell, scoring the opener after 20 minutes, Gary Sarney the scorer. The Manics scored again just 15 minutes later, this time David Comper laying the ball off to Mark Robertson who showed good composure in front of goal to make it two.

AFC hadn't given up though, and fought back at the end of the half to make it 2-1.

In the second, both teams made changes; BMFC took off Barry O'Connell and Aaron Goddard replacing them with Luke Phillips and Melvyn Lane. Positions were swapped around on the field to see the difference in football. Manics then made it 3-1 on the 55th minute when Elliott Fairs steamed through AFC's midfield and defence before taking the keeper on 1-1 to score.

Another substitution was made as John Haywood was swapped for Graham McDonald. Following this, both teams began scoring as AFC Bracknell and the Manics counter-attacked at every opportunity, with goals flying in at both ends for an enjoyable game.

David Fenton, and Graham McDonald (2) scored the other goals, whilst at the other end Manic's conceded a further 3 goals to finish the game 6-4.

Well done to our wonderful fans their support!

The Manics Man of the Match went to Elliott Fairs

 Final Result: Bracknell Manics 6 AFC Bracknell 4

 Man of the Match
   "Chhooo! Chhooo!"
Elliott Fairs  

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