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Manics Enjoy The Bragging Rights After Howler Hands Them Victory
Manics took on Whitley Tavern FC this weekend at home, to be one of their
toughest games yet. Manics though looked on fire, scoring in the first
54 seconds of the match from a David Fenton
Manics continued to hassle the Whitley side, battling hard but soon Whitley
got a well deserved goal back to make it 1-1 at half time. At the break,
Manics were happy to be equal, for which Whitley Tavern had seemed the
Manics knew they had to retain the ball more up front, to stay in control
of the game, but the Manics quickly lost their grasp on the game from
some poor closing down, Whitley beating James Robinson to make it 2-1.
Manics decided to up the ante, and pressure more in midfield and up front,
not to mention cut out the possession at the back.
And minutes later the hard work paid off; Simon Blay won a corner after
a darting run, and soon Mark Robertson connected
with Gavin Bakers cross, taking a deflection of Aaron Goddard, Manics
were again level within minutes.
Passion was re-ignited into the side again, and Manics chased every ball
down in a hope to grasp the lead.
With just 10 minutes remaining, Manics took the lead when Goddard’s
cross was dummied by Mark Robertson, and the defenders couldn’t
clear the ball instead, kicking it into their own net; 3-2 Manics.
In the final minutes, Whitley made a final substitution, but it wasn’t
enough, Manics progressing to the next round.
Although a happy event for the club, advancing to the next round, the
more sorry affair would be that it would be Elliott Fairs final game for
the club. After 5 years service in the Manics ranks, and one of the few
remaining Manics from its early days in 1996, Elliott Fairs announced
he would be hanging his boots up - A player the Manics will dearly miss
in seasons to come... Everyone associated with the club would like to
wish Elliott the best for his new found future, but the big question is,
who will wear the number 6 shirt now he has gone???
Scorers: Fenton (1)
Robertson (1) OG (1).
Assists: Baker (1).
The Manics Man
of the Match went to James Robinson and the Referee's player of the match
went to Glenn Evans!
to the fans who came to watch this week!
Manics 3 Whitley Tavern 2
to see you go Woods - you'll be missed, 102 games..."
for Bracknell Manics FC