18th April 2006 - BCII vs. Denbigh
BCII 3-3 Denbigh
In the opening few minutes it looked for all the world like Bunky’s would be
dishing out a thumping to Denbigh, putting their season back on course after an
indifferent few weeks that has seen them take just 5 points from the last 12
(and cast adrift in the title race) - but unfortunately it was not to be.
Despite their superior
technical ability, Bunky’s failed to capitalise on chances created, with Rogers,
Ben and Daz all going close (by which we mean squandering chances they would
ordinarily take) and paid the price, despite a solid start from Ritchie A. in
goal, when Denbigh scored against the run of play from close range to lead 1-0
at the break.
Bunky’s still looked relatively
comfortable, however, but when Rogers hit the post twice and Ben’s had a first
time effort blocked, it looked as though it might be one of those nights,
although in fairness to Denbigh, Ritchie did have to pull a couple of excellent
saves out of the bag, including one long range effort beaten away with his
outstretched left leg.
With a full turnout, following
the earlier EGM, Bunky’s lined up with Ritchie A. in goal, Jus and Neil in
defence, Rogers and Ben in midfield and Daz up front. The bench, packed with an
embarrassing array of talent, included Disco, Gaz, Russ, Rolfey, Danny and
Yet despite this, early in the
second half, as BC2 pressed for an equaliser, Denbigh again broke and left free
on the counter-attack, scored a second to make it 2-0 seemingly wrapping up the
It was then, however, that Daz
kicked into gear, pulling one back almost immediately with a close range finish
and then equalising a couple of minutes later with a scrappy goal at the second
Bunky’s came unstuck again
shortly afterwards though, after Denbigh again produced some fine efforts on the
break, and despite one being pushed away by Ritchie A. at full stretch and
another just going wide, their luck didn’t hold out as Denbigh grabbed a third.
Fortunately BC2 hit back and
Daz, receiving a pass from the left, skipped past a defender before slotting the
ball into the corner, to score his 9th of the season and earn a draw.
Overall, though, it was a
disappointing draw …. yet the spirit and determination that saw a point won
should provide some consolation., particularly after being behind for most of
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