BAS FC Match Report 2004/05
Scorers: Marc 3, John
Team: Mitch Marc
Pen VJ Karl John
Paul M Paul H Frankie Flipper
Subs: Mikey, Uday
Another unconventional line-up played well against a tough Therfield side. An even start led to a disputed off side decision in our favour as Marc skipped past a static Therfield defence and tucked the ball away off the far post to put us 1 up on 5 minutes. Therfield's linesman waved but Uday ignored him (thinking he was just a spectator!) and gave the goal much to the dissatisfaction of the Therfield side.
Therfield had a couple of clear chances at the near post but these were blocked at close range. We did enough to stay ahead all half and survived a barrage of corners and plenty of Therfield possession and lived dangerously at times.
Uday came on for Mitch for the second half and Simon took over as ref.
A real beauty of a move secured our second on this cold and grey morning. Andy threw out to Pen on the left. A nice one-two with Marc on the half way line released Pen down the left flank. He centered and the ball was slammed in by an unmarked John from 6 yards on the hour.
A bizzare third put us in the driving seat as an harmless attack broke down in their box with several players ending up lying on the ground. One of their big defenders attempted to hoof the ball clear but inadvertently blasted against somebody's backside. The ball fell invitingly at Pen's feet 8 yards out with just the keeper in front of him. He unselfishly squared it to Marc who had an easy tap in for 3-0.
Marc got his hat-trick on 75 minutes with a superb solo move and powerful curling strike in-off the far post.
Throughout the second half Therfield had plenty of possession but could only blast over and wide from all angles, narrowly missing the Lincoln Road gate several times. But we couldn't maintain the clean sheet and on 88 minutes we gave away possession at the back. About five of our players went over to the left to close down the cross, leaving the right side totally exposed to some half a dozen unmarked blue shirts. They tucked the ball away with ease at the far post but it was too little too late and we secured a well deserved win.