BAS FC Match Report 2004/05
Opposition: Old Owens
Scorers: John (2), Frankie (2), Karl
Team: VJ Frankie
Uday Karl Steve John
James Simon Gary Flipper
With Old Owens turning up with only 9, Chike and Paul H donned red shirts to make it an 11-a-side contest. After last week, that was quite a luxury!
We totally dominated the first 25 minutes and strung together some excellent moves but created little to threaten Old Owens' goal until, that is, Frankie broke free from the half way line on 30 minutes following a fine build up involving Flipper and John on the left, rounded the keeper and tucked the ball away for our first.
Then 5 minutes later John came jinking in from the left and finished superbly with a delicate dink over the keeper to make it 2-0.
Sound play from both our fullbacks and great play elsewhere gave us a well deserved lead.
Second half started. Marc came on up front, James came off and VJ filled in at left back. Marc instantly warmed up the hands of their large but static keeper with a pile driver. Old Owens began to wake up at last and caused us a few problems. Chike's strike was blocked well from close range but moments later we all failed to pick up Paul H and he finished well to claw one back from 12 yards.
We regained our 2 goal cushion as John got his second with a rocket from the left from an acute angle on the hour. Then Old Owens bagged their second 5 minutes later as Chike broke from the half way line with no one in pursuit (sounds familiar), rounded Andy on the edge of the box (Pele style) and scored. We were hanging on nervously 3-2 up. But Karl made it 4 with a fine long range strike (allegedly heading top corner) that was wickedly deflected beyond their stranded keeper.
They fired in loads of shots on target but didn't actually look like scoring. Frankie missed a sitter late on following an excellent build up from Marc but then got our 5th from an identical move for what turned out to be a comfortable victory against a far weaker than usual Old Owens.
Bring on Walkern!