Match Report by Tony Turner
A tricky game in store for the boys,in a fantastic new surrounding, but a hard bouncy pitch, the 'gaffers' reverted back to the 4-5-1,Adam Turner
reverting back to his midfield role with Ricky Owen
returning to the back four.
The game started off at a very fastpace, with the impressive Ryan Copeland
making lots of good strong runs down the left, and some even had good crosses on the end of them !! The football was all played by Bedfont, however they defence had to be on their guard with the long punt forward to their two fast forwards, some goodwork resulted in a corner, where a Turner header was cleared off the line,then in the same move the ball was again cleared off the line, the goal seemed certain to come.
Then on 27 minutes the game turned, Adam Turner
, who was fouled, flicked out after the Westfield player had landed on his ankle, and it was no more then a flick, however the Westfield player shouted at the inept referee, who decided to send Turner off to the amazement of most in the ground. So with backs to the wall for there mainder of the half, the best football was still played by Bedfont andonly a very good save denied the impressive Jordan Vidal when bearing down on goal. Another bizarre decision by this somewhat lost boy of a referee,Vidal fouled their player in the far corner, however in the resulting tangle the Westfield player, on the floor, kicked out at Vidal and made contact in his nether region, so everyone in the ground was amazed to see the referee only talk to the player, and no card at all.
The second half started with Bedfont on the back foot, which was expected, however everytime their KEEPER received the ball he appeared to kick the ball out of play, maybe he felt sorry for us, which certainly took the pressure off our back four. On one good attack a Westfield broke away only to be brought down on the edge of the box by Ricky Owen
, not his best attempt at a tackle but none the less effective,this resulting in a yellow card. From the resulting free kick, Dane Buss
produced a theatrical save, tipping over with his right hand. The Bedfont team grew in confidence and at times were looking like the team with 11 men, creating some very good chances. After 20 minutes we saw George Baldock
replace the workaholic Joe Jackson, who put an amazing amount of work in and got a deserved rest.
A move down the right was broken down by the Westfield left back, who decided to pass it to the WF keeper, who must have thought he was Messi, because he decided to wrong foot the on rushing Jack Watts
with an amazing turn, however he turned straight into George Baldock
and the ball rolled to Watts for a simple tap in from 2 yards.After that although Westfield had lots of possession, they were content to knock it around their back four, with very little service into the box which obviously helped the 10 men.
The Sports ran out deserved winners,each and everyone of the boys worked tirelessly and ground out a result and in fact could have won by more..
Big game this Saturday v Eversley, a win would boost our promotion prospects, im sure all the boys are going to be up for it..
MOM: Jack Watts