Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer bags a hat trick on a day full of goals.
Brocton early blitz opens up the game for an entertaining match.
Saturday 18th August 2018
Brocton 8 Coventry Copsewood 3
Brocton began with excellent pace and Matt Kimmins was on the score sheet in the fifth minute when he converted from close range after Jack Weldon had burst into the box with the ball at his feet. Lee Osborne had a chance moments later from a Josh Wilsonpass. Osborne had time to try to take the ball round keeper Dale O’Donnell, but O’Donnell guessed his intentions accurately and did well to block the shot. The respite was short lived though, as Jack Weldon got in behind the defence once again and took aim from distance to thunder a shot past the keeper.
And Osborne was then able to find time to put a left foot shot past O’Donnell when he finished off a fine move by Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer when the young striker had ridden a number of tackles with good footwork.
Copsewood did not give up and Lawrence Rawlings gave a true captain’s performance of hard and intelligent running to keep their hopes alive. The combination of Connor Talbot lobbing into the box for Chanda Mulenga could have given the away side a foothold but Conor McCarthy was well placed to take what was a placed rather than fiercely struck shot.
A timely tackle from Kenny Devoir broke up the next attack and Wilson set the Badgers on the raid with Osborne once again through on the keeper, who kept to his feet and blocked for a corner. Rawlings’ running nearly paid off for him twice. Alex Scott put in a good tackle to prevent his first attempt, although Mulenga did get to the rebound only to put it wide and then Rawlings hit the bar having got beyond the back line.
There was still time for Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer to tap in the rebound from the keeper when the ball ran loose in the box with Kimmins and Osborne both lining up shots and Copsewood finally got their goal on half time when Mulenga finished off a move down their right involving Ashley Piper, Milan Kazimierczak and Rawlings with the Brocton defence unable to get in a tackle.
The second half was equally swift with two needless free kicks conceded by the visitors and Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer converting both. The first was a firm header and the second from remaining alive as the ball ran loose. A quieter period ended with Osborne with time to change feet in the box before scoring with his right and then Copsewood once more made things interesting with a quick break after Osborne slipped with Brocton caught too far up in attack. Rawlings and Mulenga then combined to make it 7-3 before yet another silly foul gave Keiren Nelson the chance to put the icing on the Badgers’ cake with a firm late injury time header.
Brocton: Connor McCarthy, Keiren Nelson, Jamie Evans, Alex Scott, Jamie Weldon, Kenny Devoir, Matt Kimmins, Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer, Lee Osborne, Josh Wilson, Jack Weldon.
Used Substitutes: Ben Wood, Jack Lees, Sam Garbett.