Bulldogs enjoy good run
Loddon Reserves 0, Bradenham Wanderers 2AFTER an away defeat at the hands of fellow Anglian Combination Division Tree promotion rivals Thetford Rovers, the Bulldogds have enjoyed a three-game winning run with the latest success coming at Loddon on Saturday.
Loddon Reserves 0, Bradenham Wanderers 2
AFTER an away defeat at the hands of fellow Anglian Combination Division Tree promotion rivals Thetford Rovers, the Bulldogds have enjoyed a three-game winning run with the latest success coming at Loddon on Saturday.
League leaders Bradenham kicked off and attacked from the first whistle, putting the home defence under immediate pressure.
Forwards Forder and Ferguson both had early half-chances but the early breakthrough didn't materialise.
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Loddon then fought their way into the game, forcing a couple of corners that didn't trouble keeper Cameron Brown.
The breakthrough eventually came in the 14th minute when a good move resulted with a through ball from Eves. He pick out Galer with a precision pass and the midfielder went on to coolly slot the ball home.
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Play evened itself out for the rest of the half and Bradenham were happy to go in at the break one goal to the good.
The second half started in much the same way as the first finished with neither defences giving anything away and no real clear-cut chances.
However the Bulldogs were having the lion's share of the play and their goal never looked threatened.
On the hour the home side had a corner that was cleared, but a home defender moved forward and hit a shot from 25 yards that crashed against the inside of the post and, fortunately for the Bulldogs, bounced to safety.
This was the wake-up call the visitors needed and the introduction of substitutes Dean Garrod and Liam Brown injected more pace and finesse into the side.
Garrod soon made his mark when the Bulldogs found a way through the home defence with Forder finding space to pick out Garrod. He made a strong run into the box and finished in fine style.
Bradenham exerted more pressure on the home side, could not add to their tally but were more than happy with the win and a second clean sheet in consecutive weeks.
This week the Bulldogs are at home in a local derby with Swaffham Reserves kick off 2.30pm, players to meet at 1.30.