7th Dec 2004 - BCII V's Athletico
display from BCII saw them pretty much control the game against Athletico
Shenley last night, however a combination of fantastic keeping and wasted
chances at the other end were to cost Bunky's dear at the final whistle.
The first half
display demonstrated the renewed confidence that the club have following three
straight wins and although Athletico Shenley held the ball well, they were
unable to break down a solid defence. ‘Keeper Richard Armstrong was needed to
make only one save of note at his near post.
counter-attacked repeatedly, with Matty and Mark Rogers (which, when said like
that, makes them sound like a old married couple) breaking from deep and
opportunities arose for every player to strike at goal.
The second half
saw substitutions which slightly upset the balance of the team but still gave
BCII have the edge and the best chances, most notably a quickly taken Sean de
Fraine free kick, rolled across the in front of the area that Gazza should have
converted but again the ‘keeper managed to keep out.
During one of
these changes, a lapse of concentration and shape in defence led to the ball
falling to an Athletico striker, whose strike took a deflection and nestled into
As BCII pushed
for the equaliser they deserved, they were again caught short at the back, sort
of, allowing a second Athletic goal, leaving the entire team well p*****d off at
completely stuffing their closest rivals and yet still not winning!
was good – and at least Shenley didn’t rub the result in our faces, like
we would have done to them ..