sunday 22nd August 2003
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Friendly vs Woodley Hammers Rdng (Res) - Result: Won 4-3

Bracknell Manics travelled to Reading this weekend to play Woodley Hammers Reserves, a team who had knocked the Manics out of the Berks & Bucks cup 2 years ago.

Bracknell Manics were cut in half in the first 20 minutes, missing chances at their end and conceding at the other. Bracknell Manics were 2-0 down after 15 minutes before they scored their first... Barry O'Connell doing the damage. Then a third was conceded by the Manics, at which point changes were in order.

Brian Judge and Joel Curran left to be replaced with Chris Wilson and newcomer, Mark Gates.
Minutes later, Manics scored their second to make it 3-2; debutant Gareth Jones volleying home his first goal for the club.

In the second half, Manics fought hard to equalise through Gary Sarney, then took the lead when Woodley Hammers went 2 men down, with Barry O'Connell grabbing the winner.

The Manics Man of the Match went to Tony Hemley

 Final Result: Bracknell Manics 4 Woodley Hammers Rdng 3

 Man of the Match
   "Cheers! Here's to Magaluf 2005!"
Tony Hemley  

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