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Burnham Ramblers
Witham Town
Sun 6 Jan 14:00 - Eastern Junior Alliance - Under 16s Blue Division Full time

eja 16s town share the points


in six goal thriller

Christmas break over and back to our 1st league game of 2019

Playing against Burnham we knew this was going to be a feisty affair and we wasn't disappointed.

First half we started slow (lots of Xmas food to run off) but after a while we found our rhythm especially from the right side of the pitch with Harry who was playing in a defensive role and Tom G combining well, 12 mins in and Harry puts a good ball though to Tom G again who puts in a great cross given Luke a heading change. However we then have a few minutes of mistakes leading to some possibly costly back passes from our midfield after some pressure from Burnham. Once we settled down we had another good passage of play with a good ball though to Jack who shot forcing a good save. This was soon followed up by another good ball though to Tom G who played the ball past the keeper who then took Tom G out, great penalty shout (ref didn't agree and gave a goal kick) A few minute later and from the left hand side of the pitch Sean picks up the ball drives past 2 players, lays it off to Luke keeps running to receive the pass back and slots home super, super Sean. We now see Burnham try to respond and with only a few seconds left of the first half and a great ball from there midfield to their striker and he slots past Harrison. End of half. Ref comes to see us to explain his view of the possible penalty, says Tom played ball past keeper but was never going to get to it even if the keeper hadn't of flattened him.
Second half starts and its a fairly even contest both teams start feeling each other out, a few minutes in and some good play and we see a good goal from Liam putting us 1-2 up. However Burnham score straight from the kick off to stun us yet again another over the top ball. Play starts again and we force a free kick Luke puts just over however a few minutes later with another ball from their midfield slotted though Burnham put themselves in front. Witham now have to fight back from behind and we start to dominate more of the play, winning most balls/tackles etc Burnham started to find it tough out there and started arguing amongst themselves this only helped our players and we started to see more attempts by us with Luke scoring another good goal making it 3-3. We kept on the pressure but unfortunately we were unable to get another, game finished 3-3 competitive and physical at times but probably a fair result.

MOM - Harry - Good defensive play making some great forward passes today

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# Team Pl Pts
1. concord 11 28
2. Needham Market 11 27
3. brentwood 10 20
4. Burnham Ramblers 11 16
5. Witham Town 11 12
6. Histon 10 10
7. Billericay Town 9 9

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