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Bracknell Town 2 - 0 Burnham
Hellenic Premier 17 Feb 2018 - 15:00Larges Lane

ROBINS EDGE PAST DOGGED BURNHAM

 

carl startThe Robins welcomed Burnham to Larges Lane yesterday for their first league game in 4 weeks. Bracknell looked to get on the front foot from the first whistle but they came up against a dogged Burnham side who were prepared to get numbers behind the ball. The first chance of the afternoon fell to Jamie McClurg, his half volleyed effort from the edge of the box was diverted over the bar by a Burnham head. Five minutes later TJ Bohane had a freekick tipped over the bar after Joe Grant had been brought down 25 yards from goal. Despite having the majority of the possession the Robins couldn’t find a break through before half time. 

red cardThey thought they’d found the break through on 49 minutes when Adam Cornell stooped to head home Jamie McClurg’s free kick but the celebrations were cut short by an offside flag. The visitors were reduced to 10 men shortly after when Stefan Bennett picked up 2 bookings in quick succession and was given his marching orders by referee Charlie Bullock. Bracknell continued to dominate possession and put crosses into the Burnham box and it paid off on 66 minutes when Burnham’s Oliver Jones attempted to head the ball back to his keeper but instead put it into his own net to give The Robins a deserved lead.

tj headerTen minutes later they doubled their lead, Ryan Parsons crossed for TJ Bohane to head in his 21st goal of the season. The Robins pushed for a third but the Burnham back line continued to frustrate them. Joe Grant found the net late on after being played in by Bowerman but it was once again ruled out for offisde.

 

 

FULL TIME – Robins 2 Burnham 0

Bracknell Town: Grace (GK), Hancock, Parsons, Short (Sub Maloney 77mins), Wilson, Davies (C), Grant, McClurg, Cornell (Sub Bennett 71mins) Bohane (Sub Herbert 77mins) , Bowerman.

Subs (not used) Senussi, Gater

Goal Scorers – Own Goal (66) Bohane (76)

Attendance – 232

Pictures courtesy of Neil Graham