Two goals from Lee Osborne help see Brocton through to the Buildbase FA Vase 1st round proper
Nuneaton Griff put up a good fight but could not overcome the loss of Ryan Ball, sent off late in the first half.
Saturday September 15th 2018
Brocton 4 Nuneaton Griff 0
Buidbase FA Vase 2nd Qualifying Round
For most of the first half this game looked delicately poised with neither side able to get it under control but either looking able to score. Probably the best chance of the early exchanges went to Kyle King for Nuneaton Griff, who got in a great position and lobbed Brocton’s keeper mark Wiggins, only to see the keeper twist and stretch to tip the ball over the bar for a corner. It was Griff’s Ryan Ball who came up with the next chance as well when he made space for himself only to then shoot over the bar.
At the other end Josh Wilson brought in Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer but his shot found visiting keeper Jack Tregartha. Brocton’s Matt Kimmins then lobbed Tregartha but found his effort drifting wide.
Then King got through on the right and put in a sharp low cross which flashed across Brocton’s box only to elude everyone including Ashley Wilks, who threw himself at the ball in a vain attempt to provide the vital touch.
Ryan Ball had already earned several admonishments from the referee when he decided to take exception when a foul by Harrison White left Kimmins on the floor. Ball foolishly raised his hands and was sent off. That was a little less than ten minutes before half time and clearly gave his side a difficult task to keep Brocton at bay for over a half and maybe extra time.
It did not take too long into the second period for Brocton to make the extra man count as first substitute Jack Arrowsmith headed wide of the task and the Josh Wilson combined with Lee Osborne to give Kimmins a golden opportunity. Kimmins took his time but struck wide. Moments later though Jack Weldon kept his cool in the box and gave the Badgers the lead.
Lee Osborne increased the lead from the penalty spot when he was bundled over after receiving an inviting pass from Kimmins.
Wiggins still had to produce a good save, this time from a Jack Volley shot as Griff tried their best to get back in the game, but a deep cross from Alex Scott was headed back into the box by Osborne for another substitute Nathaniel Lewars to power his header home. Then finally Osborne converted again, this time from a rebound when Tregartha had made a good save from yet another substitute Ryan Kimberley’s volley.
Brocton: Mark Wiggins, Adam Weldon, Jack Arrowsmith, Alex Scott, Keiren Nelson, Kenny Devoir, Matt Kimmins,
Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer, Lee Osborne, Josh Wilson, Jack Weldon.
Used Substitutes: Jamie Weldon. Nathaniel Lewars, Ryan Whordley.