Sat 04
Bessacarr Evangelical (3a)
Bankers Pavilion
S Bulloss (25'), (55'), B Clitheroe (35'), (70'), A Malpass (65'), M Fletcher (90')
Bankers struggle to unconvincing victory.

Bankers struggle to unconvincing victory.

By Kev "Wolves" Mason
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Bankers stay in the chase for 2nd.

Bankers ran out 6-0 winners against 3A strugglers Bessacarr Evangelical. Following a brusing encounter with Transport on Thursday, Bankers were without Huwait and top scorer Van De Sijpe due to injuries picked up in the game on Thursday, and with a further 3 of midweek starters unavailable and only 1 sub Bankers were wary of a banana skin. Ben Clitheroe came in for a Pav’s debut, and Mason returned to action from the start for the first time since before Christmas.

Bankers were extremely sluggish and looked like there legs were showing the effect of a hard thought Thursday game. Bessacarr were showing sprit and the desire to work hard and block shots, but it was evident even early on that there league position was merited in a tough Division.

Bankers looked labored and were guilty of squandering lots of chances and corners in the first half, however entered the half with a 2 goal lead. An Al-Asadi cross from the left was proded back to Bulloss from Clitheroe, and Bulloss fired home from close range. The second goal came when a pitch length sweeping pass from Malpass sent Clitheroe free down the right hand side, taking his time to allow the keeper to out think himself when one-on-one, Clitheroe waited before cooly side footing home.

2nd Half saw a move around of personal. Al-Asadi played Mason free down the right, and after controlling and passing inside for Bulloss, the striker added his 2nd and the Bankers 3rd. Bankers then added a 4th when a Robinson pass found Malpass who scored his 8th of the season.

Clitheroe was credited with a 2nd of the day when a long throw into the area was headed into the Bessacarr net. Bankers added a 6th and final goal with the last kick of the game, Malpass played the ball in Mason on the edge of the area, he worked the ball to Fletcher despite being clattered to the floor but Fletcher continued with the ball and side footed home. man of the match – Ben Clitheroe, 2 goals an assist and a solid performance despite being moved around the pitch and not being long back from injury.

Managers notes – a very leggy and uninterested looking performance, devoid of the desire to show movement for team mates or the willingness to play in the right way that suits us. If we are serious about making the playoffs, then we need to understand that if we approach the final games with the enthusiasm we did yesterday then it will waste what has so far been our best season.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 04, Apr 2015




Division 3B
Ben Clitheroe

Player of the match

Ben Clitheroe