Football Club

Managers Update - 30th October 2007

Major Boyd Carpenter Cup - Triumph Res 4 Brinklow 0
27th October 2007

Report from Paul Huddlestone:-
Yet again Brinklow 1st team travelled away in the Cup against Alliance 2 Triumph Reserves with the bare 11 players. Our opposition had been in the recent habit of posting 6 or 7 goals past their counterparts in recent league and cup games, so we all knew this was going to be a difficult afternoon indeed. However even though Triumph were marginally the better team on the day Brinklow actually created the best 5 chances of the day! The playing surface at Triumph was superb and both teams got the ball on the deck early in the game. With Brinklow playing deep all across the park, it was our hosts who forced the pace early on with Dave Anderson, Martin Bunning, Si Bullock and James A’Barrow making several last ditch tackles to protect Dale Huddlestone in the Brinkow goal. When Brinklow did manage to keep the ball they looked dangerous on the counter attack, with Chris Bedder and Lee Trainer going very close to opening the scoring. On the half hour mark however, the deadlock was finally broken. As the Brinklow defence pushed out a Triumph mid-fielder broke the off side trap to run clear and slot a neat finish into the bottom right corner. This seemed to open the game up a little more and it was no surprise when a deflected shot found the net for a 2-0 half time score line. The second half started very much as the first with Triumph taking control early. But when Brinklow eventually got to grips in mid-field they started to force mistakes within the Triumph defence with two golden 5 yard open goals being headed over the bar and then well wide by Yiannis Maos and Lee Trainer respectively. As Brinklow pushed forward tireless work by Mark Bird, Scott Vallance and Andy Sorrel saw Trainer force the ball in the net, only to have it ruled out for a previous foul and then Bedder hit the bottom of the Triumph post with the rebound being rolled back to the grounded Keeper from the six-yard line! It was inevitable then, that as in the previous week’s game, in the closing stages with Brinkow giving it all they’d got and pushing forward in numbers, that gaps would appear in defence. Firstly Triumph forced a corner that was met by the head of their impressive centre forward and then Triumph again broke the offside trap to slot home for a deserved win although the score line genuinely doesn’t reflect the game.



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