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Twigg Victory is Docher's Delight
Manics kicked off and began brightly against William Twigg Albion this
week, but after some good pressure from the home side, William Twigg began
to come to grips with their opposition.
Gareth Jones had the first chance of the match after only two minutes,
breaking free from a good through ball, but his shot was saved. But then
a minute later, Twigg found their feet. A dangerous ball was delivered
into the box which bounced awkwardly and found its way to the Twigg forward,
Docherty with too much space. Docherty turned and shot to make it 1-0
to the Twigg.
Manics replied on the 7th minute with another good chance. Again for the
second time, his shot was saved again to keep the Twigg in the lead.
But then William Twigg scored to make it 2-0 on the 13th minute, again
with too much space, Docherty fired in his second after long ball up field.
Only 5 minutes later, Mark Robertson had to receive treatment after an
elbow off the ball. Robertson came off for treatment but there was little
that could be done for his smashed teeth. Nevertheless, Robertson agreed
to continue and was brought on again.
Robertson then had a chance on the 24th minute after a poor piece of distribution
from the Twigg keeper. The ball fell to Robertson 35 yards from goal,
but Robertson's shot was off target with an open goal, with the score
2-0 at half time.
Robertson would be the first Manic to be subbed; his groin injury coming
back to haunt him and Bracknell Manics FC once again. Reserves prospect
came on to fill his place, Alan Matthias.
5 minutes into the second half, Bracknell Manics had another chance. This
time some good pressure down the left thanks to Gavin Baker, Manics earnt
themselves a corner. Glenn Evans delivered a perfect ball into the box,
and Mark Gates connected heading just over the bar.
But it would be the next ten minutes that would put the Manics to shame.
Docherty earnt a hatrick and then netted his fourth soon after from a
quite brilliant free kick.
Manics had further problems on the 71st minute when David Fenton would
have to be subbed with a pulled hamstring to take him out of the rest
of the game. Manics would shuffle players around; Simon Blay filled in
at the back, Glenn Evans dropped to right back, and Alan Matthias would
play in the centre, and Barry O'Connell came on upfront.
A minute later and O'Connell had his first chance after a great ball from
Ryan Warman, but again it was saved; whereas at the other end William
Twigg went on to score their 5th of the game.
With ten minutes remaining there was little that could be done except
try to nick a goal at the other end for the Manics hard work. Even that
wasn't possible though, Matthias was soon on the end of some nasty treatment,
and having come on, would have to be subbed and Nikos Patsalides came
on causing another shuffle of positions out on pitch. Twigg simply killed
the game off, keeping possession of the ball to end the game and advance
to the next round of the Berks & Bucks Cup.
The Manics Man
of the Match went to Gareth Jones and the Referee's player of the match
went to Aaron Goddard!
to the fans for coming to watch this weekend!
Manics 0 William Twigg Albion 5
up Manics, there's plenty of fight in us yet"
for Bracknell Manics FC