Bracknell Town Football Club founded in 1896 and now in 2016 is going through the biggest change in our clubs history. Larges Lane home of BTFC since the 1930’s is undergoing a major upgrade with the installation of the latest state-of-the-art 3g pitch, new clubhouse and changing facilities. In keeping with this total modernisation we have rebranded with a new logo and have created a new website.
Development Update (Early Dec)- We have come a long way since the project started and all the efforts have been worthwhile. We now have the approval from the FA and are cleared to bring 1st Team football back to the Lane. Come down on Tuesday 6th December 19.45pm to see the 1st Team in action against neighbours Binfield.
SUBSTITUTE SEB NETS FOUR IN ANOTHER ROBINS COME BACK.
Shrivenham were well worth their 3 – 0 lead, but another remarkable fight back see the Robins progress in the Bluefin Cup. This week it was the Seb show as he nets four. It is the third successive week that a hatrick has been scored following Adam’s & Joe’s efforts in the previous matches.
More to follow.
JOE GRANT HAT-TRICK HUMBLES HENLEY
After coming on in the second half and making he difference against Thatcham in the previous match with TJ nursing a few knocks Joe was given the opportunity from the start. His good form continued as he netted a hat-trick. His opening goal came in the sixth minute when Withers picked out Senussi who delivered a pinpoint ball for Grant to slot home.
Five minutes later the lead was doubled by Grant who saw his initial effort blocked but a spectacular overhead kick gave the Henley keeper no chance.
Henley were limited to very few opportunities and it was The Robins who looked like scoring at will. Adam was denied by a great save from a Senussi cross and an effort from Senussi narrowly flew past the post.
Half Time: Henley Town 0 – 2 Bracknell Town
After the interval, with Bracknell in control the majority of the half passed with little action at either end. It wasn’t unit the 73rd minute when we killed the game off with a third as Senussi found himself with an empty net and he tucked the ball home with the simplest of finishes. Adam made it four with his customary goal as he fired home following a great lofted pass by Dave Hancock.
Joe then completed the scoring on 88 minutes to seal his hat-trick as McClurg and Bowerman combined down the right with the latter picking out Grant who turned inside the area and he perfectly placed his shot inside the right post to seal a well deserved victory.
Squad: Grace, Hancock, Gray, Withers (Boon 71), Rodrigues (Sheeran 78), Davies, Grant, McClurg, Cornell (Bowerman 85), Maloney, Senussi. Sub not used: Chamberlain.
YOU HAD TO BE THERE TO BELIEVE IT
It took a remarkable second half fightback to defeat leaders Thatcham Town. Trailing by two goals inside the opening four minutes but with five second half goals we swept the Kingfishers aside who also ended the match with nine players following two dismissals.
Not at our best and slow out of the blocks it took a while for us to recover from a very poor start. The only positive was that we were not trailing by more than two goals at the break.
Quite clearly something had to change and the introduction of Joe at half time seemed to spark the Robins into life. With less that a minute played in the second half the deficit was reduced as TJ slotted home after good work by Joe down the right. It was our turn to be on the front foot but after a couple of chances went begging for us to restore parity in the match the equaliser was eventually scored when Adam headed home another good delivery from Seb.
Joe was making the difference and with us now in control the comeback was complete when Seb converted a penalty after Adam was brought down in the box. We had a two goal cushion when Adam scored his 2nd from another Seb delivery. Any chance of a response from Thatcham was removed as they received the first of their 2 red cards with 15 minutes remaining. Adam put the gloss on a remarkable second half turnaround and completed his hatrick in the 90th minute.
This completed an excellent weeks work for the team taking all 6 points available from the two teams around us competing at the top of the table.
Thanks to FootballinBracknell for the eye witness report.
Squad: Grace, Hancock,Short, Gray, Rodrigues, Davies, McClurg, Bohane, Bowerman, Withers, Grant, Senussi, Boon
|1 Thatcham Town||13||2||6||41|
|2 Thame United||12||4||2||40|
|3 Flackwell Heath||12||3||5||39|
|4 Bracknell Town||12||2||3||38|