sunday 31st July 2005
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Friendly vs Woodley Ham Res (Rdng) - Result: Won 5-1

Bracknell Manics 1st Team were missing players this weekend; some still troubled by injury and other 1st teamers still taking to a rather casual start to their 2005-2006 season. But it didnít matter, as fresh blood and other reserves players stepped in to help out the side.

From the first whistle both sides were playing some good football, but it would be Bracknell Manics who would take the lead. A determined run and cross from Alan Matthias was met by David Comper who flicked the ball over the keeper to Paul Milner who headed the ball into the net.

Manics took advantage of the early goal and secured three more by the end of the first half. David Fenton supplied a fantastic cross for Glenn Evans to provide a firm diving header into the net, new boy John Neale was another player to set up a goal for Milner again, and birthday boy Barry O'Connell lobbed the keeper just before break after a headed flick on from Matt Rain.

Into the second half, and it would be Woodley to turn the tables on the Manics. A good spell of pressure to open the half, but Woodley missed a handful of good chances to score and Manic keeper Chris Adams made some good saves in the process. Adams then assisted Milner for his hatrick with a well-distributed goal kick delivered straight into the path for Milner to hammer home dipping the shot from far out just under the bar.

Just before the end though, Manics gave away a silly penalty as challenges seemed to become a little unfriendly. Woodley's keeper stepped up to take and hammered the ball home from the spot to grab their consolation goal.

Scorers: Milner (3), Evans (1), O'Connell (1).
Assists: Comper (1),Fenton (1), Neale (1), Rain (1), Adams (1).

The Manics Man of the Match went to Glenn Evans and the Referee's player of the match went to Paul Milner

Thanks to the fans who came to watch!

 Final Result: Bracknell Manics 5 Woodley Hammers Res (Rdng) 1

 Man of the Match
   "Go on you Manics"
Glenn Evans  

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