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Manics Steaming After Wokingham
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Bracknell Manics 1st Team
played their second league match of the season this weekend and after
two weeks break it was surprising to see some 1st team players missing
from the line-up. Barry O'Connell, Gavin Baker, Mark Robertson and Ryan
Warman were all missing, for another inconsistent line-up for the second
Manics started the first half well, dominating the first 15 minutes with
some good football being played. On the 15th minute, Glenn Evans free
kick was saved well by Wokingham's keeper.
The next chance was David Fenton, connecting with James Robinson's long
kick, Fenton ran the wing, before shooting just over the bar.
Pinning Wokingham Utd down, 3 minutes later a poor clearance fell to Fenton
again who shot from outside the box, and again over the bar.
5 minutes later and the Manics defence was out of sorts, showing for the
first time that the game could go either way. Wokingham pressured the
ball, their number 8 looking dangerous, but luckily David Fenton was on
hand to clear the ball up out of trouble just as it looked like Wokingham
Utd would score.
5 minutes after this Manics first half chance fell to Glenn Evans who's
first shot was blocked and his second cleared for their sixth corner of
the match; but just like the others, it was off target as Manics looked
like they would struggle to score an opener with so many opportunities
Just before the break, Wokingham Utd had their best chance so far. Glenn
Evans gave away a free kick outside the Manics box. The ball was whipped
into the box, and luckily the free header was off target.
In the second half, Manics had a chance early on but Milner shot wide
of goal. Just ten minutes later, Wokingham Utd took the lead when their
midfield split the Manics defence and in a 1-on-1 with Robinson placed
the ball into the back of the net.
Frustration was beginning to show on the Manics side, Glenn Evans was
first to be booked after a strong challenge, winning the ball, but taking
the player in the process.
Next a Wokingham Utd supporter was sent away from the pitch; his unsportsmanlike
conduct was not welcomed and the referee was on hand to tell him to leave
Manics made their first substitution, with Elliott Fairs coming off the
bench. Joel Curran came off, Gary Sarney switched to the right wing, David
Comper to the left.
With 20 minutes to go, Manics had another chance to equalise. The ball
floated into the box, Paul Milner headed off the bar, and when the ball
came out again, Milner was took a kick in the back of the head. Protesting
the penalty directly towards the referee, having already received an earlier
warning as well, the referee immediately sent Paul Milner off the pitch.
With just 15 minutes remaining of the match, Manics pushed the extra players
on, but could not muster an equaliser.
The Manics Man
of the Match went to Gareth Jones and the Referee's player of the match
went to David Fenton.
Thanks to the fans who came to watch the game!
Utd 2 Bracknell Manics 0
believe we lost that game - next one is a must win!"
for Bracknell Manics FC