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Daylight Robbery As Saracens Nick Points
This week saw again players
missing, but Manics borrowed the cup tied players from the reserves for
their league match-up against Saracens.
Both sides started positively, after 15 minutes David Fenton hit the crossbar
from a free kick, whilst at the other end, minutes later Gary Sarney made
a goal line clearance to keep Manics in the game.
Alan Matthias was first to have a real opportunity to score. Breaking
down the right side, Matthias beat the defender for pace, cutting inside
his shot after all the hard work went straight to the keepers hands.
Bracknell Manics FC are more intent in getting yellow cards than goals
this season it appears, first Glenn Evans was shown a yellow, then minutes
Elliott Fairs also recieved a booking for a two foot challenge.
Manics looked like they had taken the lead when Gary Sarney tucked the
ball home in front of goal, only to have it disallowed for a hand ball
decision by the linesman.
Then just four minutes later, Saracens took the lead through a corner,
and a well taken header at the Manics end to make it 1-0.
But Manics leveled less than a minute later - exactly the same way. Evan's
corner was swung in and Gareth Jones headed
home making it one a piece.
Saracens had gone to sleep, minutes later and just before the break, Gary
Sarney fed Matthias a lovely through ball
and Matthias calmly tapped the ball through the keepers legs and take
Manics ahead by a goal at the break.
In the second, Manics faced a highly spirited Saracens side, who equalised
early on; with a brilliant, yet crafty lob over poor Robinson. David Fenton
then received another yellow card for tripping up his opposition, quite
needless to say the least.
Saracens then took the lead from another corner. Unmarked, Saracens free
header was easily put away, leaving James Robinson nothing to do than
screech at the top of his voice at his annoyance with how the game appeared
to be going.
Manics made a few changes, first Aaron Goddard came off with injury to
be replaced by Simon Blay in midfield and Ryan Warman replaced Gavin Baker
for the first time on the left.
Robinson made a great save tipping the ball over the bar as Saracens shot
from long range.
Manics were still struggling with their final balls, and Saracens gave
the Manics forwards nothing at the back, all at the same time, Manics
newly adopted long ball style of play was played to the death with no
Manics made another change; Gary Sarney swapped places with a hopefully
hungry Barry O'Connell.
With 25 minutes remaining, O'Connell made a break down the right and his
shot rebounded off the post and back out only as far as David
Fenton to score his first for the club this season.
2 minutes later and Ryan Warman's shot hit the side netting, but disaster
struck when Mark Gates made two saves off the line at the other end but
could not make the third as Saracens hammered the ball past Robinson and
into the net.
Downhearted, Manics tried their best to keep up the momentum of the game,
but frusrtation was at boiling point as another Manics goal, and potentially
'point deserving' goal was ruled offside by the linesman. The full time
whistle blew leaving the score 3-4, and nill points for the Manics.
Scorers: Jones (1) Matthias (1) Fenton (1).
Assists: Evans (1) Sarney (1) O'Connell (1).
The Manics Man
of the Match and the Referee's player of the matchwent to Reserves player
Thanks to the fans who came to watch the game!
4 Bracknell Manics 3
But cheers for the run out 1st team"
for Bracknell Manics FC