Brize Res returned to action on Saturday at home to Middle Barton after a three week break.
There was again a number of changes to the squad with Matthew Townsend
, Ryan Chapman
, Paul Winch
, Tom McBurnie, Jimmy Hookins, Ben King, Michael Sollis and Rich Edwards unable to play due to numerous reasons and Steve Marshall
being needed by the First Team.
There was a return to the team for Rob Denmark
, a call up for Callum Warner
, Manager Chris Cope
was back from injury, Mark Carpenter
and Nigel Bellenger making their first appearances of the season David Williams
made the subs bench despite still being injured and there were Brize debuts for 16 year olds Jack Towns
and Willem Butler
Brize knew that this was going to be a tuff game and so it proved, Middle Barton had a couple of chances in the first 20 minutes but were unable to find the net and Brize made the most of these let offs and just after the half hour they got a goal from Chris King (I missed what happened as Mezza was moaning at me about something).
Brize were unable to build on their lead and 5 minutes later Middle Barton got an equaliser and then scored again just 2 minutes before half time.
A minute before half time Lee Williams
had to go off due to injury and was replaced by Nigel Bellenger, There was still a chance for Brize to go in at half time level but Shaun ‘Rooney’ Rawlings shot was tame and looked more like a back pass.
Half Time Brize 1-2 Middle Barton
Brize tiring in the second half managed to hold on until the final 20 minutes with Stu Read making a last ditch tackle but only a couple of minutes later Barton got there third and 3 minutes later there forth Brize then held out for another 10 minutes during which they looked to get a goal back with some nice play from Bellenger and King in the middle and Rawlings up top looking for any chance he could get this also saw David Williams
come on for Manager Chris Cope
Middle Barton got two more goals in the last 5 minutes.
Despite the result those that played did very well and were unlucky to lose by such a margin. Lucky to have two new signing who look very promising prospects for the future and the old timer for pulling the boots on a short notice, also David Williams
who play whilst still injured.
Full time Brize 1-6 Middle Barton.
Man of the Match went to Shaun ‘Rooney’ Rawlings who worked hard up front.
Kit-Joey was Nick ‘Mezza’ Merriman
Sorry for the short report this week but I wasn’t feeling too well.
A big game next week away to Charlbury Res.