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Bracknell Town
Waltham Abbey
la 11 elo 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - South Central Division Full time Attendance 236

Abbotts Unlucky in Opener

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A Game That Could Have Gone Either Way

In a game that could of gone either way, the Abbotts were unlucky to be at the wrong end of a 1 - 0 scoreline. With a number of first team players unavailable for various reasons, The Abbotts played there part in a pulsating game. As one spectator said to us "If we both play like that in the season, we'll both be there or there abouts."

The game was competitive and chances were being created by both sides from the first whistle. The Abbotts thought that they had taken the lead in the first half when Ibrahim Kehinde hooked the ball past the Bracknell keeper only to his effort blocked on the line by a Bracknell defender. Rob Clark was the next person to test the Bracknell Keeper when his lob was pushed over the bar. Bracknell Town were also creating their own chances and The Abbotts were standing firm.

Abbey started the brighter of the 2 teams in the second half and only a great save from the Bracknell Town keeper denied Ellis Brown the opening goal. The Abbotts had the ball in the net shortly afterwards from Charlie Stimson only for the linesman's flag to rule it out. Bracknell then took the lead with a well taken strike from Liam Ferdinand from the edge of the penalty area after a break down the Abbotts left. There was still time for The Abbotts to create a great chance for a one on one for Ellis Brown but another terrific save from the Bracknell Town kept the forward at bay. The final whistle went shortly afterwards and the 3 points went the Bracknell Town in this league opener.

Mark Stimson said afterwards: "I felt that we were in the game for long periods and produced some good football. Ibby had one cleared off the line in the first half and we then started the second half the stronger. We thought we had scored a legitimate goal when Charlie Stimson scored but the linesman saw differently, it must have been tight! Of course we are disappointed to lose but we look forward to a good week at training and the first home league game against Cheshunt next Saturday."

The Abbotts are back in action on Saturday 20th August at home to Cheshunt - 3pm KO.

Highlights

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90:00 Yellow Card
Nathan Okoye is yellow carded for Waltham Abbey
66:00 Sub On
James Goode is substituted on for Waltham Abbey
66:00 Sub Off
Greig Stewart is substituted off for Waltham Abbey
57:00 Yellow Card
Greig Stewart is yellow carded for Waltham Abbey
53:00 Sub On
Tim Ogunrinde is substituted on for Waltham Abbey
53:00 Sub Off
Ibrahim Kehinde is substituted off for Waltham Abbey
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bracknell Town
  • Waltham Abbey
  • 0
  • Tim Ogunrinde Sub On 53:00'
  • Ibrahim Kehinde Sub Off 53:00'
  • Greig Stewart Yellow Card 57:00'
  • James Goode Sub On 66:00'
  • Greig Stewart Sub Off 66:00'
  • Nathan Okoye Yellow Card 90:00'

Team selection

Janata, Arthur Janata, Arthur
Morgan, Reece Morgan, Reece
Daniel, Rimmel Daniel, Rimmel
Brown, Ellis Brown, Ellis
Brennan, Ricky Brennan, Ricky
Okoye, Nathan Okoye, Nathan
Stewart, Greig Stewart, Greig
Christou, Joe Christou, Joe
Clark, Rob Clark, Rob
Stimson, Charlie Stimson, Charlie
Kehinde, Ibrahim Kehinde, Ibrahim
Waltham Abbey

League round up

Other South Central Division results

Ashford Town (Middx)
1
1
Chalfont St Peter
0
2
Chipstead
Cheshunt
3
3
Hayes & Yeading United
Northwood
4
3
Tooting & Mitcham United

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# Team Pl Pts
7. Ware 38 63
8. Hanwell Town 38 60
9. Waltham Abbey 38 56
10. Northwood 38 54
11. Ashford Town (Middx) 38 50
12. Bedfont Sports 38 48
13. Chipstead 38 45

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