Brook draw away to Epsom & Ewell
With Epsom already relegated the Brook had an opportunity to get 3 valuable points in their bid to escape the drop but it wasn't to be
Epsom started the game well & in the 8th minute Scott Murphy shot over fro'm the edge of the area.
Gradually the Brook played themselves into the game & on 10 mins Harry Carter played a fine ball into the path of Spencer Maw but his low shot was well saved by the home keeper Burt.A minute later the ball rebounded to Josh Quadry after anther Burt save but his shot cleared off the line.
The Brook continued to look the more likely team to score & on 16 mins Harry Bishop played the ball into Haluna Masembe but again Burt came to the Salts rescue with another save.
Epsom were by now seeing a lot more of the ball & it need some solid defending by the Brook's central defenders Cahill & Kaczmarek to keep them at bay & when they were beaten the Brook's keeper Cameron Kennedy proved what a good keeper he is.
On 30 mins a Carter pass found Masembe in space but once again the "Salts"keeper saved the day.The last chance of the half fell to Epsom but Kennedy did well to push the ball round the post for a corner which was cleared.
The Brook were on the offensive straight from the re-start & Spencer Maw saw his shot saved by Burt.The referee then took a hand in the game & decided only the Brook were tackling as he booked 3 Brook players in 10 minutes,for what reason only his addled mind could tell you.After the game he couldn't stop apologizing for the bookings blaming the presence of a match observer for his poor decision making.
Both sides continued to look for the all elusive goal with Epsom being thwarted by another fine performance from the visitors keeper Cameron Kennedy.On 88 minutes 16 year old Shane Nugent replaced Tiernan Fitzgerald.The Brook had the final chance of the game when Spencer Maw put in a fine cross but unfortunately Masembe couldn't get a better contact & the ball went past the post.F-T 0-0
A disappointing result for the Brook although the point does help our cause.
Team: Kennedy,Benincasa,Bishop,Cahill,Kaczmarek,Harry Carter,Maw,Dean McDonnell(Capt),Masembe,Fitzgerald(Nugent),Quadry
Unused Sub: Galloway
Yellow Cards: Carter,Masembe,Kaczmarek,McDonnell
Man of Match: Cameron Kennedy
Referee: Lawrence Torz-Brown
Assistants: D.Merrick & M.Stevens