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Bromsgrove Sporting
C Carby (94' Sent Off)
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Sat 22 Sep 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Division One Central Attendance 168

Aylesbury FC 0 Bromsgrove Sporting 0

This wasn't your normal boring 0-0 draw, it was a game that had everything as FC held the League Leaders.

Match Report by Mike Farquharson

Two penalty saves, Red Cards, yellow cards and fantastic saves at both ends, all played on a damp afternoon at Haywood Way. Manager Scott Reynolds welcomed back Lewis Strafford and Jordan Jenkins after both missing the midweek game against Bracknell.

This was always going to be a tough afternoon for Aylesbury but on a greasy pitch it was FC who had the first chance of the game when Lewis Strafford cleverly flicked a ball into the path of Ryan Ware but Brown in the away goal just beat the midfielder to the ball, a minute later and Bromsgrove could have capitalised on a mistake in the Aylesbury defence. A long ball over the top caused confusion between Craig Carby and keeper Nick Bennion which almost let in the Sporting strikers but the ball was eventually hacked to safety.

Bromsgrove were now getting into their stride with some slick passing football, but FC were denying them space in all areas of the field, chasing and harrying so not letting them get any real clear shots on goal, on fifteen minutes left back Jack Wilson made a surging run from his own half but his shot went wide of Bennion's post. On twenty minutes came the best chance of the game when a Ryan Ware corner was met by a rising Aaron King but somehow the big striker managed to head the ball just wide of the upright when many of the moles fans thought he had scored.

FCs next chance came just five minutes later when a ball across the edge of the box found it's way eventually to Josh Williams who got away from his defender, got the ball onto his left foot and was one on one with Brown in the away goal but the keeper somehow managed to block his shot when again perhaps he really should have scored.

On thirty six minutes Nick Bennion made the first of a number of excellent saves when he dived full length to his left to parry away a Richard Gregory free kick, not the last time in the game that the two players would face each other one on one!

It was then the turn of the Sporting keeper to show his prowess between the sticks when, just before the break, Josh Williams latched onto a through ball but Brown in the away goal was equal to the shot and tipped the ball over the bar.

Half Time 0-0

With the rain now falling more heavily it was Aylesbury who had the first opportunity of the half, substitute Bruno Brito, on for the injured Reece Bayliss, found himself on the edge of the box with a very narrow angle but the striker was still able to get off a smart left foot shot which the keeper had to parry away at the near post.

Aaron King had another chance on sixty one minutes when a ball over the top from Luke Cray found King on the edge of the box he went outside his defender and again bought an excellent save out of the keeper at the near post. It was now end to end action and on seventy seven minutes it was Luke Cray finding himself on the right side of the penalty box, he cut onto his left and fired in a shot which was arrowing for the top corner, until the outstretched hand of Brown managed to tip the ball round the post when most of the supporters in the ground thought the ball was going in.

If the rest of the game had been breathless, fans of both sides were in for an even more exciting last ten minutes. With five minutes of normal time to go Bennion was adjudged to have brought down Pykett when most people in the crowd, including the away supporters, thought he'd nicked the ball away from the substitute. Gregory stepped up but Bennion flung himself in the right direction and parried the ball away much to the home crowds delight.

That wasn't it though and with the ninety minutes already up Lewis Strafford handled when trying to block a shot and the referee awarded another penalty. It couldn't happen again could it? Again it was Gregory that stepped up and again Bennion stopped the strikers shot and for good measure also blocked the rebound.

Craig Carby was then sent off after the final whistle after a confrontation with the referee. Not your typical 0-0,

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Player of the Match

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Key moments

90:00 +4:00
Red Card Craig Carby is sent off for Aylesbury

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90:00 +4:00 Red Card 0 - 0
Craig Carby is sent off for Aylesbury
90:00 +4:00 Player of the Match
Nick Bennion is awarded player of the match for Aylesbury
90:00 +3:00 Yellow Card
Lewis Strafford is yellow carded for Aylesbury
90:00 +3:00 Saved Penalty
Nick Bennion saves a penalty for Aylesbury
90:00 Sub Off
Josh Williams is substituted off for Aylesbury
90:00 Sub On
Kyreece Martei is substituted on for Aylesbury
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Nick Bennion keeps a clean sheet for Aylesbury
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Luke Cray keeps a clean sheet for Aylesbury
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Temi Oladejo keeps a clean sheet for Aylesbury
90:00 Clean Sheet Bonus
Derek Feyi keeps a clean sheet for Aylesbury
85:00 Yellow Card
Nick Bennion is yellow carded for Aylesbury
85:00 Saved Penalty
Nick Bennion saves a penalty for Aylesbury
80:00 Yellow Card
Luke Cray is yellow carded for Aylesbury
75:00 Yellow Card
Carl Tappin is yellow carded for Aylesbury
47:00 Sub Off
Reece Bayliss is substituted off for Aylesbury
47:00 Sub On
Bruno Brito is substituted on for Aylesbury
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Aylesbury
  • Bromsgrove Sporting
  • 0
  • Reece Bayliss Sub Off 47:00'
  • Bruno Brito Sub On 47:00'
  • Carl Tappin Yellow Card 75:00'
  • Luke Cray Yellow Card 80:00'
  • Nick Bennion Yellow Card 85:00'
  • Nick Bennion Saved Penalty 85:00'
  • Josh Williams Sub Off 90:00'
  • Kyreece Martei Sub On 90:00'
  • Lewis Strafford Yellow Card 90:00 +3:00'
  • Nick Bennion Saved Penalty 90:00 +3:00'
  • Craig Carby Red Card 90:00 +4:00'

Team selection

Bromsgrove Sporting
  • 1. Jono Brown
  • 2. Aaron Roberts
  • 3. Jack Wilson
  • 4. Nathan Hayward
  • 5. Craig Jones
  • 6. Daniel Morris
  • 7. Charlie Dowd
  • 8. Josh Quaynor
  • 9. Ashanti Pryce
  • 10. Richard Gregory
  • 11. Will Shorrock
  • 12. Harry Higginson
  • 13. Tom Massey
  • 14. Cameron Peters
  • 15. John Pykett
  • 16. R'Mar Murray

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
14. Kempston Rovers 23 27
15. Aylesbury United 23 27
16. Yaxley 23 27
17. Dunstable Town 23 25
18. Aylesbury 25 18
19. North Leigh 23 18
20. Kidlington 23 14

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