Brook take all 3 points against Knappers
A solid performance from the Brook saw them beat mid-table Knaphill 2-0 on Saturday
The Brook started the match looking to dominate Knaphill and it didn't take long before their intentions were made clear.With better finishing Haluna Masembe could have had a hat-trick in 25 minutes.On 9 minutes he was put through on goal by Jordan Berry but home keeper Jordan Clement did well to force Masembe wide before he shot high & wide.
The Brook continued to press forward & on 14 minutes Jordan Berry saw his shot from 20 yards well tipped over the bar by Clement the resulting corner was well cleared.
On 16 minutes Masembe was again put through on the home goal,this time by Harry Carter,and again Clement did superbly to narrow the angle & Masembe's shot hit the right hand post before being cleared.
Masembe didn't let these setbacks affect his confidence & on 24 minutes a mistake by the Knappers Collins allowed Haluna Masembe to win the ball & from the corner of the area curled his shot round Clement into the net.1-0
Knaphill responded positively to this set back with Gavin Muir getting in a shot from the edge of the box but Cameron Kennedy saved comfortably.During this period the Brook created another chance when a foul on Jordan Berry 22 yds out saw Berry shoot over the wall but Clement in the home goal tipped the shot over the bar.
Knaphill's Rob Kersley saw his long range effort blocked & Connor Blanchard twice got in crosses but was unable to find a Knaphill player.Just before half time Rob Parrot thought he had scored the equalizer from a corner but the referee had already whistled for a foul.H-T 0-1
The 2nd half started with the home side working hard to secure the equalizer but the Brook defence remained focused & solid giving the Knappers few opportunities to test Kennedy in the visitors goal.
On 55 minutes the Brook doubled their score with a great finish from SPENCER MAW.The move that led to the goal started with a poor pass out from Knapper's keeper Clement which was intercepted by Jordan Berry who then played a fine pass to Maw on the right.Maw then went past a covering defender & from a tight angle smashed the ball over the keeper into the roof of the net.0-2
5 minutes later Parrott hit the Brook bar from a corner but by now the Brook were in control of the game & it finished 2-0 to the Brook,a deserved win & a welcome 3 points.
Unused Subs: Kamil Kharas,Aashish Kharas & Bishop
Goalscorers: Masembe 24 mins & Maw 55 mins
Yellow Cards: Schofield & Berry
Man of Match: Haluna Masembe
Referee: David Lupani
Assistants: Phil Paice & Rob Hughes