Hamp Intermediate Cup.
BRADING TOWN P v P Bush Hill FC.
( Pitch INSPECTION…..OFF!!! Failed an inspection from Mr. Stuart Gurney, too soft for player safety )
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IOW Saturday League, Comb 1.
Northwood SJ Res 3 v 1 BRADING TOWN Res.
( Alex Askwith )
As reported by a Skate Boarder..
Brading Town reserves lost their unbeaten league record against a strong looking Northwood reserve side, which included two recent signings from East Cowes Vics 1st team.
Brading also had a strong looking side, which included Dean Stuber making his first appearance since August.
On a very heavy pitch, Brading appeared to settle the quickest and were playing some good football, Northwood adopted a more direct approach.
James Ranson had the best moment of the opening 15 minutes, when his 25 yard strike was superbly turned away by the home keeper. Brading took the lead shortly after, a great move down the right ended with Alex Boirand’s low cross being spilt by the keeper, Alex ASKWITH made no mistake from close range.
This seemed to wake Northwood up and although they enjoyed some pressure, they didn’t really create any real chances. Unfortunately for Brading, NSJ levelled minutes before half time, after Brading failed to clear on a couple of opportunities, NSJ finished well with our defence appealing for offside. Half time 1-1.
Again the Romans started the second half on top, but without really testing the home keeper. A combination of poor final balls and finishing, let Brading’s opponents off the hook.
Northwood began to grow in confidence and took the lead with 15 minutes to go, when a ball knocked into Brading’s box was not dealt with and found it’s way into the net. Again the Romans pressed, looking for a way back into the game. Brading were let down by their decision making.
Northwood sealed their win in the final minute, again Brading failed to deal with a ball into the box, which was forced in from close range.
A disappointing afternoon came to an end with the ref’s whistle, a story of what could have been, very much in the players and management’s minds. Again, missed opportunities whilst on top and some poor goals against, cost the reserves for the second game running.
It was great to see Dean Stuber back playing and alongside Rog Roper, they looked very good together. Sam Knowles again impressed and Chris DeMoulipied worked very hard in midfield. The league is still there for the taking…. but at both ends of the pitch, we need to be more ruthless.
Team: J White Phelps Roper Stuber Knowles De Moulipied Boirand Woodhouse Ranson Davis Askwith.
Subs: A Lawton Trundle Sayers ( all used )
Brading Town Man of the Match: CHRIS DE MOULIPIED.
Referee: Mr. Ian Gordon: 70/100.