Sunday 07th August 2005
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Runners-up in First Choice 5-a-side Tournament

Bracknell Manics FC entered their fourth and final Summer tournament this weekend, and after recent dissapointing attempts, finally came out as runners-up on the day. The side were in disarray over the day which seemed to last an eternity...

James Blackman, David Comper, Steve Dennaford, Glenn Evans, Alan Matthias, James Robinson and Gary Sarney all worked for eachother, qualifying top of their group and beating some stiff competition on the way to advance to the final.

However, more injuries rocked the squad in this tournament... Glenn Evans was the first Manic to leave, commenting that he couldn't breath properly, later to find he had a suspected broken rib. Next, James Blackman tore the ligaments in his knee, meaning he could miss the start of the season.

With no substitutes remaining, Manics prepared for the ultimate opposition; a team who had not conceded a single goal all competition, and who had just beat their semi final opposition 5-0 in the previous round.

But Manics took the lead and dented their pride, with a great goal from Steve Dennaford. Luck wouldnt be with the Manics though as their opposition equalised with only a second remaining on the clock and taking the game to penalties; both Alan Matthaius and David Comper failed to score, and the Manics were content to settle for 2nd place knowing the team had all worked hard for it.

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