Aston Res 2-4 Brize Norton
Depleted Squad, strong win!
With Brize Norton's fantastic home form they were seeking their first Away win of the season, but things weren't looking good before kick off as Rob Hook was struggling to find 11 players. With many players missing Brize lined up like this;
GK Daniel Leverton
CB Scott Bamford
CB Caleb Thomas
CB Ross Parker
RWB Jon White
CM Rob Hook
CM Toby Goodwin
CM Matt Parsloe
LWB Gez Morgan
ST Dawid Sojka
ST Olly Puddle
Brize started off a bit sloppy but were as usual working hard as a unit, Aston were the better team and were creating a fair few half chances. But against the run of play, Rob Hook got hold of the ball and played a looped pass over the Aston defence and the ball bounced over the keeper and found a club legend in Olly Puddle, all he had to do was tap it in. 1-0 Brize.
Lead didn't last long as Aston continued to press and were dominating the game, Brize were sloppy in possession which led to the Aston Equaliser. It took a while for Brize to click into gear, time for the weekly battle for a freekick outside the box between Rob Hook and Jon White, as Rob Hook is getting soft in his old age Jon White won, bet they were glad he did, a well hit free kick to the keepers left hit the post and went in, a great free kick by Jon.
Didn't take long for Brize to go into full speed, a third followed soon after. Birthday boy Matt Parsloe danced around the Aston defence, found a bit of space and let fly with a rocket from 22 yards.
2nd half Brize were struggling to the pass the ball like they have been doing so far this season, Aston were given a gift early in 2nd half as a solid replacement goalkeeper in Daniel Leverton somehow slapped the ball into the net with no pressure on him making Brize panic for a few minutes.
There were no subs for Brize, so this caused a little problem as Caleb got himself injured, so Dan and Caleb swapped which meant for final minutes, Brize were playing with an injured goalkeeper. This didn't matter as Brize Norton's 2 goal cushion was soon restored, Jon White got a 2nd.
Easy MOM decision this week with 2 goals and 1 assist for the captain Jon White, leading by example.
Considering the depleted squad, this is a fantastic result showing Brize have great strength in depth, this season has the makings of being one to remember.
Report by Rob Hook