Mistakes prove costly
For the vast majority of this game there was nothing to separate the Blues from their title-chasing hosts until a sequence of defensive errors, four minutes before half-time, presented Bracknell with the goal which would ultimately decide the outcome.
Bracknell Town are a well-organised and disciplined side and once they had taken the lead they rarely looked like giving it up. They defended well but such was the nature of this contest that they never really threatened to add to it. Only in the second minute of added time did they make the score-line appear more convincing than it really was.
In truth, the two teams effectively cancelled each other out and there were very few goal-scoring opportunities created by either side. With the exception of one smart save from Blues keeper, Lamar Johnson, low down to his left, neither goalkeeper had a difficult save to make.
The loss of influential defender, Jason Beck, to an eye injury in the 41st minute - incurred in the build-up to the opening goal – further hindered the Blues’ cause and despite their hard work and endeavour, they were unable to found the goal that their efforts arguably deserved?
The Blues’ best efforts came from Elliott Bailey who worked tirelessly up front in the face of some fairly robust defending.
Team:, Lamar Johnson, Ollie Sharman, Macauley Joynes (Ben Ward-Cochrane 77’), Ahmed Mohammed, Ben Crilley, Jason Beck (Joe Clemo 46’), Charlie Ruff (Ruben Suarez-Junior 70’), Jordan Lawal, Elliott Bailey, Charlie Edwards and George Lutaaya.
Subs not used: David Keenleyside and Matt Thomson.