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Forward Thinking As Manics Show Reeves Have Lost The Magic Touch

Manics Reserves welcomed Reeves Rangers Reserves in an entertaining game. Manics started very brightly by taking the lead in the very first minute. Manics attacked down the right with Harry Clowse crossing for Chris Wilson side footing into the net from 6 yards.

Reeves were stunned by the early goal and started to panic as the 'manic attack' got itself into gear with David Comper raiding down the left and Lee Blackman causing problems up front.

Reeves very rarely attacked the Manics goal with the Manics defence hardly tested at all. Manics midfield controlled the game with Curran and Westwood passing the ball through the team setting up attack after attack.

But Manics were only to go into half-time 1-0 up after a handful of missed chances.

The 2nd half started positively for Manics, but they were soon to go 2-1 down within 15 minutes from the restart. Manics had been awarded a corner which Reeves defended and broke quickly to equalise which stunned the Manics defense, who claimed a suspicious offside; but the goal was awarded nevertheless.

5 minutes later it was 2-1 Reeves. Another counter attack goal after a 'Manic attack' and the home team were behind and had to ask themselves how!?!

After many chances, Manics were beginning to become frustrated. Subs were to come on with Barry Herman replacing Clowse and James Blackman coming on for Wilson. Alan Matthias was sent up-front with J.Blackman fitting in at left-back.

Minutes after coming on, Manics were awarded a free-kick on the edge of the area and J.Blackman crossed for Ben Westwood to powerfully header the equaliser for the Manics, causing many of the Manics to bundle the midfielder showing their delight.

Ten minutes later Manics were to take the lead for the second time through a goal-mouth scramble after Alan Matthias struck the bar through a sweet shot, Barry Herman was on-side to poke the rebound past a despairing goalkeeper.

For the remainder of the game, Manics completely dominated the remaining ten minutes missing numerous chances and shooting from every angle possible hitting every tree in site behind the goal! Reeves had no energy or legs to get back into the game and the Manics win was always inevitable.

Scorers: Wilson (1) Westwood (1) Herman (1).
Assists: Clowse (1) J.Blackman (1) Mathias (1).

The Manics Man of the Match went to Alan Matthias and the Referee's Player of the Match went to Joel Curran.

Thanks to the fans who came to watch!

 Final Result: Bracknell Manics 3 Reeves Rangers Reserves 2

 Man of the Match
   "RIP George Best 1946-2005"
Alan Matthias  

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