The Brook earn a good away point at Horley Town
In a match played in very poor weather conditions the Brook did well to take a point off Horley Town on Saturday.
The Brook travelled to Horley Town on Saturday & the game was played in wet & windy conditions,but both sides played some attractive football.
After a lively start it was the Brook who opened the scoring when Harry Carter & Mourad Jarraz combined to set up an opportunity for Harry Bishop who fired past Hyde in the home goal on 15 minutes.0-1
Horley immediately upped the tempo & on 2 minutes Cameron Kennedy in the Brook goal was forced to make a smart save to deny the home team an equalizer.
But Horley were not to be denied & 2 minutes later Russell Harvey equalized,firing past Kennedy.1-1
The Brook continued to push forward with Carter & Ndvoi working hard in the centre of midfield & Maw & Bishop giving the home side problems out wide.
On 32 mins Horley regained the lead when Harry Carter deflected a Horley shots past the helpless Cameron Kennedy.1-2
The 2nd half started well for the Brook & on 46 mins they thought they had equalized but the goal was ruled out for offside.
However the equalizer was coming soon as the Brook increased the pressure & on 54 minutes a Horley clearance rebounded to Harry Carter who passed Mourad Jarraz who shot past Hyde.2-2
The Brook knew they needed all 3 points as they increased the pressure on Horley & in 65th minute Carters shot was turned for a corner by the home keeper.The resultant corner was cleared by the home defence.
Horley hit back & it took some resolute defending from Masembe & Schofield to keep them at bay.
The last serious chance of the game fell to the Brook when in the 82nd minute Spencer Maw's shot from the edge of the area was well saved by Hyde in the home goal.F-T 2-2
Despite the conditions both sides were committed to trying to play football & helped having an excellent referee in Mark Edwards in the middle,well supported by his 2 assistants Steve Tyler & Ian Hempel.
Team: Kennedy,Benincasa,Phillips,Dan McDonnell(Capt),Schofield,Masembe,Maw(Aasaish Kharas),Carter,Jarraz,Ndovi,Bishop
Unused Subs: Kamil Kharas,Dean McDonnell,Reece Fosh
Goalscorers: Harry Bishop 15 mins & Mourad Jarraz 54 mins
Yellow Card: Austin Schofield
Man of Match: Harry Bishop
Referee: Mark Edwards
Assistants: Steve Tyler & Ian Hempel