sunday 20th November 2005
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Goal Hero Little Ping Earning a Reputation No Money Can Buy

On a cold Sunday morning, Manics Reserves travelled to Cantley Park to take on BMW (GB), with the game surprisingly going ahead due to a frosty pitch.

The pitch being small, a tight game was expected, and the Manics started the game in control with Lee Blackman and Harry Clowse causing problems down the right with Luke Phillips giving support.

Manics scored first with good work down the right from Clowse crossing into a crowded area with Lee Blackman poking in. Minutes after BMW equalised after ex-dog n duck ‘Shammo’ skinned James Blackman at left-back, and a weak shot fumbled past the Chris Adams in goal.

Soon it was 2-1 BMW, this time Brian Judge attempting the office trap, but not noticing his fellow defenders were ten yards behind him. A cross from the left and the BMW forward volleyed past the keeper.

Manics Reserves made a swap, to alter the team with Joel Curran and Alan Matthias swapping positions. This paid off, as Manics broke forward down the right with Lee Blackman and Clowse crossing in for David Comper to shoot, with BMW’s keeper scrambling across the box, for Curran to finish.

Minutes later, Manics were awarded a penalty with Lee Blackman being pushed in the area. Lee Blackman took the penalty hitting the left post sending the keeper the wrong way, only to see the ball hit the unfortunate keeper, going in making it 3-2 to the Manics.

Moments later it was 4 for the Manics with Lee Blackman pounding the ball in from a goal mouth scramble.

At half-time, Manics showed grit and determination to win this game with an inspirational team talk from Paul Miller.

The 2nd half wasn’t as entertaining as the first, but the Manics were soon to go 5-2 up through Ben Westwood, scoring his first for the club from a Clowse corner.

James Blackman came off, and Curran dropped to his familiar left back position and the Manics favourite Chris Wilson came on up front.

BMW continued to try to get back into the game, but the Manics defence held out with Phillips containing any threat down the left, Judge and Miller clearing the lines and Curran keeping the teams composure.

Alan Matthias and Ben Westwood shut the midfield down restricting a desperate BMW side looking for hope.
Soon David Comper was rewarded for his hard work with a fantastic finish after Phillips picked him out with a fine through ball on goal. 6-2 to the Manics Reserves, just what the doctor ordered after last weeks defeat...

Scorers: L.Blackman (3) Curran (1) Westwood (1) Comper (1).
Assists: Clowse (3) L.Blackman (1) Phillips (1).

The Manics Man of the Match went to Luke Phillips and the Referee's Player of the Match went to Ben Westwood.

Thanks to the fans who came to watch!

 Final Result: BMW (GB) 2 Bracknell Manics 6

 Man of the Match
   "I'll give ya weak"
Luke Phillips  

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