The Brook lose away to Spelthorne Sports
With the game looking like ending in a draw the Brook switched off to concede 2 goals last 10 mins to go down 3-1
After a good result on Saturday the Brook lost their 1st midweek game of the season away to Spelthorne Sports.
Spelthorne started the match like a team in form as the Brook defence struggled to keep Staples & Sidauoi at bay but although the Brook's Cameron Kennedy was the busier of the 2 keepers in the games 1st 10 minutes at no time did he look like conceding a goal although Kennedy had to be on his toes on 14 minutes when a cross from the left saw the Spelthorne header well saved.
Gradually the Brook began to get possession of the ball & made a series of attacks & on 32 mins the Brook spurned a great chance to open the scoring.Lu Ndvoi beat 2 defenders wide on the left wing & put an excellent ball across the area but Harry Bishop making a good run on the right could only shoot past the post.
3 mins later a good inter-passing movement between Ndvoi & Harry Carter ended with Carter shooting narrowly wide of the post.
Both sides were were very positive in their approach to the game but the half-time whistle came with the score at 0-0.
The 2nd half began with the Brook playing some good passing football & with just 3 minutes of the half good work by Harry Bishop on the right created an opportunity for Ndvoi but his shot was blocked.Spelthorne immediately broke upfield & Rees was allowed to run unimpeded down the left channel & when he reached the Brook area he shot across Cameron Kennedy to open the scoring.1-0
On 59 mins the Brook replaced Ryan Dearden with Max Hubbard & in the 60th minute the Brook equalized when after some fine interpassing between Harry Bishop & Dan McDonnell the ball was passed to Lusungo Ndvoi who with his back to goal turned his marker & shot past Norman in the home goal to score his 1st competitive goal for the club.
Straight away the Brook made 2 substitutions replacing Harry Bishop & Nat Mensah with Josh Quadry & Sekani McCalmon.
Over the next 15 minutes both teams worked hard to had to their score but up to this point both defences remained strong but on 77 mins a hopeful punt upfield from the home defence saw the Brook's Ben Imre & Spelthorne's Lee Staples competing for the ball however the referee controversially awarded the free kick against the defender & to add insult to injury booked Imre.The Brook lined up on edge of the area but Staples fiercely hit free kick evaded the wall & Kennedy in the Brook goal.2-1
With 12 minutes remaining the Brook needed to remain calm & continue with the passing games that was serving them so well but once again inexperience prevailed & with both fullbacks & at lease 1 central defender rushing forward gaps at the back were inevitably left & in the 89th minute the ball was played down the left channel where an excellent cross found Flatman unmarked in the center of the area & he had the comfortable task of firing past Kennedy to make it 3-1.
A disappointing final 10 minutes from the Brook who had competed excellently for 80 minutes against a very strong & competitive Spelthorne side.
Team: Kennedy,Robson,Benincasa,Kaczmarek,Imre,Dan McDonnell(Capt),Ndvoi,Carter,Mensah(McCalmon),Dearden(Hubbard), Bishop(Quadry)
Unused Subs: Howes & Okwu
Goalscorer: Ndvoi 60 minutes
Yellow Card: Imre
Man of Match: Lusungo Ndvoi
Referee: Caspar Vick
Assistants: Daniel Kennard & Michael Oakes