Sunday 9th September 2007
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Manics have PLENTY in Reserve(s)
one of the most comprehensive and thorough preseason preparations
in recent years, Manics reserves may have been guilty of putting
themselves on a pedestal going into this eagerly awaited opener
against Royal Oak Wanderers. So keen to play the free-flowing
football that they had exacted week in week out during the summer,
perhaps the desire was too great where more relaxation and composure
Despite this, Manics dominated the first half. They created
early chances and could have gone ahead through Kalin Krumov
early on but his close range header flew over the bar. Skipper
Chris Wilson also squandered a golden opportunity from 6 yards,
sidefooting the ball over the bar from Krumovs low cross.
The lead came about on 30 minutes. A low pacey cross into the
box was turned into the net by an unfortunate Oak defender.
The glee was short lived because 5 minutes later Oak equalised
against the run of play after a long ball by Wentworth 1-1.
an enjoyable interval, which can only happen at the Manics,
the quality of football was lifted and the second goal came
within minutes of the restart. And what a wonderful goal it
was, Darren Barton at right-back fizzed the ball low into the
feet of Wilson who crafted a deft first time pass into the right
wing run of ‘whippet’ David Comper. Comper planted
a lovely first time crossfield ball into the oncoming run of
‘beast’, Kalin Krumov.
Krumov outwitted his defender and deposited the ball with his
left foot across the keeper into the bottom right corner. Manics
2 Oak 1 in a devastating move which lasted all of 8 seconds.
Glee as Wilson sat on top of Krumov and Cedric Robinson.
Manics played some lovely football but couldn’t find the
net, the cramp ridden Oak keeper made a string of saves and
Wilson missed from 2 yards, blaming a bobble!
The third goal was very, very special. Was it another fantastic
display of pass and move? No, it was scored from a corner, the
ball hitting a defender and falling into the path of a grateful
Manic who calmly slotted the ball into the net. Why was this
goal special then? I hear you ask. I’ll tell you. This
goal was special because it was scored by a legend playing his
100th game for the club, Brian Judge.
It was fitting that Brian Judge scored the winner on his 100th
appearance and it was fitting that after such a great pre-season
Manics got off to a winning start this season.
GO ON YOU MANICS!!
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Manics Man of the Match went to Tom Eriksson
and Referee's Man of the Match went to Kirk Hedges.
to the fans who came to watch the game!
Oak Wanderers 1 Bracknell Manics Res 3
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to my Team - Go on you Manics!"
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