Poor Display From Bookham As The Bad League Form Continues.
Bookham came into the game following some good performances in the week and looked to carry that into todays game. Hartley started with three up front and pushed our fullbacks back and were causing us all sorts of problems. Hartleys striker made a run in behind and was left one on one with Kennard who took the striker down for a penalty and received a yellow card. It was a poor start from the away team and within 10 minutes hartley doubled there lead. Just before half time Hartley made it 3 and Bookhams heads were down.
At half time Bookham rung the changes with Taylor,N.Oliver and Piercy coming on for D.Oliver,Goodman and Neilson. From kick off Bookham looked a different side with some great link up play in midfield with it finishing with Piercy threading a lovely pass to Chin who chipped the keeper with style. Bookham were on the front foot and within minutes Chin and McCabe were 2 on 1 with a defender but could only force the keeper to concede a corner. In the 58th minute Bookham received a penalty due to a hand ball but Piercy was unable to convert in which the keeper made a good save. As the half went on Hartley were still causing the defence problems and Bookham were only really getting joy on the break. Fair play to Hartley who caused us problems all afternoon, Bookham can be pleased with there 2nd half performance but by then it was properly too late. We have have mondays home game coming up against Sheerwater to put things right and get our 1st win of the season.