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12th Oct - Brackley Town vs U13s - Kick Off Cup

posted 12 Oct 2014, 11:17 by Dave Tyrrell   [ updated 12 Oct 2014, 11:51 by Graham Keeble ]

A cold but dry Sunday afternoon saw Bure Park Juniors visit Brackley Town in the first round of the Witney and District Kick Off Cup.

It was good of Brackley Town to allow their U13s to host us in their main ground. Thus the players had a nice big pitch to play on, the parents had proper stands in which to sit and a bar for those looking for tea, coffee or something stronger.

Today also saw the return of "OJ" - who was warmly received back into the squad.

The match started off fairly evenly for the first few minutes. On the 5th minute a lovely passing interchange along the right saw Lucas Davis cross in to Luke whose shot was deflected for a corner. The ball in from Tommy Mansley fell to Joe who had a great chance to score from close range but somehow the ball didn't quite fall for him.

However, increasingly it looked as though Bure Park might be the first to score, and a moment later a great pass in from Mansley put Luke Munday through on goal and he shot well; low and to the right of the keeper. One nil.

Calum Walsh was starting to show his presence in mid-field, but he was also causing problems in the Brackley penalty area. He found himself with room to shoot and let fly. From this reporter's angle it looked as though the ball was possibly going just wide, but it deflected in off a Brackley defender to double the lead.

On the 16th minute Will Tyrrell picked out Calum, who made a great pass to Joe Mimpress, who stroked the ball with a lovely touch to Luke who shot hard in to the back of the net for three nil. This passing interchange from the back, through the mid-field, into the front players was a real highlight of today's match. On the right Lochlan Colquhoun was linking well with Lucas Davis, and on the left Tommy Mansley was doing the same with Joe Mimpress. In the middle, Ethan Cavill and Calum Walsh were mopping up and building attacks regularly.

Bure Park were generally doing well in getting numbers forward during attacks, and when the Brackley goalie spilled from a longer range shot, Aiden was first to react and stole well from under the keeper's nose, and slotted home to make it four to the Blues.

A Bure Park corner came out to Oscar Honour, who saw the keeper off his line and very nearly lobbed him from distance, but the ball landed on the roof of the net.

On the 30th minute the Bure Park defence lost possession, and it looked as though Brackley would be through on goal but Sam Gauld came out confidently and quickly to clear his lines.

Two minutes later and Calum spread the ball out wide to Aiden who finished well in the center of the goal to make it five.

Luke Munday then made a great run along the wing and then along the line. He spotted Aiden unmarked and pulled the ball back to him. Aiden was left with a tap in for his hat-trick and duly obliged - six nil, and half-time.

Earlier this year, on Saturday 14th June, Claudio Marchisio scored a wonderful goal for Italy against England. The goal came from a corner and was notable for a stepover by Andrea Pirlo which deceived the England defenders and allowed Marchisio to open the scoring. This move did not go unnoticed by Bure Park Juniors and has been practiced.

On the 41st minute Tommy Mansley played a short corner pass towards Will Tyrrell on the edge of the area, who stepped over to allow the ball to arrive at the feet of the waiting Zac Willis. Zac passed to Owen James who shot low and left to make it seven nil. Pirlo and Marchisio would have been proud. The goal was celebrated in style by the players, as it marked the full return of OJ.

On the 45th minute Calum made a high pass in to Zac who controlled wonderfully, and in doing so he took it past the keeper to be blasted in - eight nil.

Tom Dalton started a lovely piece of passing interchange. He controlled an incoming ball well to enable him to pass to Luke, who passed to Calum, who sent it back to Luke who passed under the oncoming keeper for his hat-trick and 9 nil.

Brackley kept going well under the encouragement of the home crowd, and finally got some reward on the 32nd minute to the applause of all present; 9 - 1.

Calum Walsh had played very well today, and finally got a brace for his hard work one minute later after another nice interchange to make it 10-1.

Tom Dalton was again involved in a build-up to pass in to Calum, who played in Zac who again scored for his brace and to make it 11-1.

Finally, Luke Munday capped a fine performance with a superb long-range shot to end the scoring at 12-1.