Brocton progress in the League cup with two goals at Heath Hayes
Jack Weldon bags the second for Brocton after an own goal gives the Badgers the edge.
Tuesday September 25th 2018
Heath Hayes 0 Brocton 2
League Cup Round 1
A perfect night for football this, with a full moon and chill air. Both sides soon put in plenty of energy as they attempted to get the ball beyond high back lines and use the pace of their front men. The action was to and fro but despite the intent there was little action for either keeper as the longer forward balls ran harmlessly through or were intercepted.
It was almost on the quarter hour before a serious attempt on goal and this came from a long clearance by Brocton’s keeper Connor McCarthy. Lee Osborne was well marshalled, but held off the defender and turned to get in his shot. It was deflected for a corner. The corner produced some promise but was smuggled out and eventually away but only after a second corner from the opposite flank.
Approaching the half hour mark newcomer James McGrady showed his pace on the left and put in a sharp low cross, which Osborne lunged for but found himself just too far away to turn the ball in.
Ten minutes later and roles were reversed as Osborne battled for possessin before setting Mcgrady free to run at goal. His pace and control got him into a shooting position but the final result was high and the danger passed.
Jack Weldon was just beaten to the touch at the near post from an Osborne cross after a flick on header by McGrady and the half drew to a close with no score.
Just two minutes into the second half and Weldon came close again, this time with a flick from the outside of his boot at the near post from another McGrady cross. The effort was inches wide. Yet another McGrady cross minutes later was turned into the net by a defender as Weldon attempted to meet it. Fortunate, but deserved on the balance of chances.
And on the hour substitute Nathaniel Lewars took the ball down the right and held off close attention to slip in Weldon who, despite home keeper Tom Burns diving at his feet, slipped past the tackle and slid the ball into the net.
Kenny Devoir produced the pass of the game in the final quarter as he slid the ball into the run of Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer, who tried to fool his marker by stepping over the ball and turning. He would have been in on goal but his marker did not take the bait and the move was stopped.
Brocton: Connor McCarthy, Ryan Kimberley, Jack Arrowsmith, Alex Scott, Keiren Nelson, Kenny Devoir, Jack Weldon, Ryan Whordley, Lee Osborne, Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer, James McGrady.
Subs Used: Nathaniel Lewars, Ben Wood, Adam Weldon.