With a 630pm kickoff, this left little time for preparation and matters weren’t helped when keeper Dave Murphy arrived at 615, this time there was a valid reason.
No warm up and a slow start was always on the cards. The new look back four of Jordan Burn
, James Greenough
, Mark Wilkes
and debutant Adam Campbell were put under a lot of early pressure as the midfield 5 of Dan Baker
, Matt Birch, Harry Isaac, Roger Smith
and Charles Moore
struggled to come to terms with the opponents. Things soon changed with the B’s coming more into the game and looking dangerous on the break.
The first half played out with Broadwalk having a lot of possession but not making any real goal scoring chances and what they did create was easily dealt with by the B’s defence. The midfield and lone striker Paul Zambryzcki were looking dangerous on the break and with a little more luck could have easily scored at least once.
As the first half drew to a close, a dubious freekick was awarded around 25yards from the B’s goal, the result 1-0 to the visitors.
Half time came and following words from gaffers Wilkes and Laslett the B’s took to the field in confident mood. This mood was quickly dented as the visitors took a 2-0 lead following a good finish.
The game changed in a heartbeat as the B’s realised that they were still in with a shout and following a glorious ball from wonderkid Dan Baker
, striker Paul Zambryzcki made the score 3-1. Heads were raised and the B’s pressed forward looking for a second goal, a goal which soon came following the award of a penalty and its subsequent scoring by Paul Zambryzcki.
3-2 and Broadwalk were rattled. Discipline went out the window for the visitors and they were lucky to still have 11 men on the field following an off the ball incident involving left back Jordan Burn
, who was punched in the back of the head following a challenge. This caused uproar with the B’s, half were up in arms, half were queuing to shake the Broadwalk player by the hand!
The game was heated and the B’s were looking for the equaliser, however it was the visitors that scored again to make the score 4-2.
Substitutions were made, with Jody Frayne coming on for Harry Isaacs
and Radek Palek coming on for Mark Wilkes
. The game was end to end with the B’s missing a couple of chances to reduce the margin, however it was Broadwalk who had the final word when a tame effort evaded goalkeeper Dave Murphy to make the score 5-2. This is how the score remained at the final whistle.
Overall a good team performance from the B’s who on another day could have got something from the game, however today it wasn’t meant to be.
Man of the Match went to young Adam Campbell who had a great game on his debut.
The B’s now look forward to Long Ashton away at the weekend in a game they surely can win and will be thankful they have another game so quickly.