14th June 2005 -
BCI V's MK Utd
Rogers said it best when he said 'Good game, bad result'. Bunky's
played a calm, well thought out
game against the Div 1 League winners. Quality passing and defending meant
the result should have
been far closer than it was. The 2nd MK Utd goal clearly in
the area (even their manager admitted that)
but it was not to be. Bunky's were out done by quick feet
and quick turns as their players often span
the Bunky's defence until they were dizzy. Another fine
observation by Russ or was it Neil? That we
needed 2 defenders to ever one of their attackers as once they
beat the man they were gone.
But hats off 'well played MK Utd' and Bunky Chollox.
Daz on his first game back from injury kept a few fine efforts out with some
fine stopping, we've missed
his silky keeping this year. The defence were resolute and
solid (except for the 5 goals) making some fine
interceptions and blocks as well as calmly launching attacks. The game was
not the usual panic, belt it
and chase game as it often is when under pressure from MK Utd, thank god for
that as we had no subs.
Each Bunky's player often finding time and space to play some quality stuff.
Rogers in for Rolfe, Ben for Richy M and Neil for Gaz were forced changes by
Rogers outstanding with his balls up to loan striker Sean whom usually takes the
far more easily than he did today. The MK Utd keeper did
pull off some good saves though to deny many. Russ
having a few shots from deep, Ben working his socks off in midfield, Rogers
weaving his magic from front to back,
Neil the wall as ever in many blocks tackles, Daz on near top
form and Sean chasing and playing people in when
It was clinical shooting that did us. 3 goals being more or
less the same, the slightest opening and wallop,
quality hard shots no one was stopping. We gave them a good game as they
admitted in the bar afterward,
a fair game, no niggles, both sides playing well. A fit end
to the Div 1 League campaign were Bunky's
confirmed their 3rd place in the table as Athletico beat Crownhill. MK Utd
winning the league.
It was one of those weird nights were losing 5-0 in the manner we did was not a
Everyone tried there best and that's all that can be asked of, well played
So on to the cups in a few weeks time. Clear some space in
your trophy cabinets boys!!