Brockenhurst win a hard fought and competative game
By User 3429194
Tough test to begin our cup campaign!
We started our season with a loss away to Brockenhurst in the Bankes Cup. This was a hard fought and competitive game against a physically strong Brockenhurst team. In the first half we played some great football, played from the back and created a number of of good chances. We went ahead through an own goal as our strikers and midfield had been putting the Brockenhurst defence under a lot of pressure and they were unable to clear their lines. A great cross came in and the defender sliced into his own goal.
In the second half Brockenhurst continued with their long ball play and their ariel threat began to tell, a ball over the top caught out our keeper and defence and their striker was able to put the ball into an empty net. Their second came direct from a corner and the difficult pitch caught out our defence, the ball taking a nasty bounce and the ball was deflected into the net. Their final goal came from a corner and again their ariel threat told again with a headed goal to put us 3-1 down.
This was a tough and physical test for the boys, we played great football at times and overall probably deserved a draw. But we must learn from this direct approach and ensure we deal with this style of play more effectively in the games to come.