A brace form Kimmins helps Brocton seal a fine home win
Four goals and a clean sheet caps a good day for the Badgers
Saturday September 8th 2018
Brocton 4 Littleton 0
Joe Gisbourne needed all of his height and reach to turn away a goal bound effort for a corner as the Badgers began at a good tempo. But the respite was short lived as just five minutes into the match Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer cleverly stepped back and then forward to shake off his marker in the box, before heading down a Josh Wilson corner and to give Brocton an early lead.
Brocton soon had to scramble at the opposite end as a ball beyond the Badgers’ back line fell between Kieren Nelson and keeper, Mark Wiggins. Wiggins took responsibility but Sam Beddoes arrived just as did Wiggins and the ball ballooned high from the tackle. The result could have been worse for the home side but Wiggins recovered and was in place well in time to prevent a shot on goal.
At the other end Matt Kimmins brought a good save from Gisbourne before James Schembri got in a shot on Brocton’s goal, coming in from the left. He found Wiggins well placed. It was end to end stuff but the Badgers’ attacks seemed more likely to succeed as Kimmins was just denied by a fine Gisbourne save.
The resulting corner found Nelson and his powerful downward header beat everyone including the bar. Then Brocton had a stroke of luck as Nathaniel Lewars had his goal bound shot deflected but the rebound found the back of the net from a defenders’ back. There was still time for a shot at each end before the half time break.
Jack Arrowsmith was soon followed by Lee Osborne as Brocton substitutes and indeed Osborne was within a whisker of scoring with his first touch. He darted through the defensive back line and deftly turned goal ward a lob into the box, but he was given marginally off side.
A corner conceded by Brocton was then almost converted as another powerful downward header bounced up and over the bar. It took a defensive touch, but Wiggins collected the resulting corner without fuss.
Jake Humphries was the final home substitute and his arrival was welcomed by Kimmins with a dart down the right flank and a cross come shot which deflected in to give the Badgers a comfortable 3-0 lead.
Kimmins soon found himself dribbling into the box and round Gisbourne, only to find himself pushed too wide and a defender was able to block his shot for a corner. Osborne met the corner but hit the bar. But with fifteen minutes to go Kimmins showed that he had learned form the previous events and as he, once again got into the box, only to be pushed wide, he kept his composure and struck Brocton’s fourth.
Brocton: Mark Wiggins, Adam Weldon, Jamie Weldon, Alex Scott, Keiren Nelson, Kenny Devoir, Matt Kimmins,
Rohan Wedderburn-Spencer, Nathaniel Lewars, Josh Wilson, Jack Weldon.
Used Substitutes: Jack Arrowsmith, Lee Osborne, Jake Humphries.