Bulldogs top their division
Caister Reserves 1, Bradenham 4THE man of the match award went to the whole Bulldogs side for a performance that put them back on top of the Anglian Combination Division Three.
Caister Reserves 1, Bradenham 4
THE man of the match award went to the whole Bulldogs side for a performance that put them back on top of the Anglian Combination Division Three.
Saturday sees them on their travels again, to East Harling for a 2pm kick off, players to meet at Dereham Fire Station at 12.15.
With only one change to the previous week's squad, Tom Spalding replacing the unavailable Mark Culyer on the bench, Bradenham travelled in a confident mood.
The game started with both sides keeping the ball on the ground, playing attractive football with defences looking strong.
Wanderers broke the deadlock on 20 minutes with a move down the right which saw Foster's cross received by Forder with his back to goal. In one swift movement he turned his marker and found the bottom corner of the net with a left-foot shot.
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Within five minutes Bradenham were forced into a change when the hard-working Dean Garrod had to leave the field with a rib injury. His replacement Liam Brown was soon in the thick of the action when his pass set up Forder for a shot that was blocked. But the rebound was pounced on by John Allison who crashed home a half- volley from an acute angle.
With a couple of minutes to half-time a well-worked move saw a Caister forward get clear in the box but he pulled his shot wide when well placed.
The second half started with Caister on the attack and early substitutions seemed to make their side stronger. Bradenham were holding on comfortably until the hour when the referee gave a penalty when a home player went down in the box. The penalty was converted.
Theexpected onslaught on the Bradenham goal soon materialised, but the defence held firm with added protection from the midfield helping keep Caisterat bay.
From a Bradenham break a free-kick was awarded to Sexton on the right wing, and from Gizzy King's kick Marc Galer met the ball at the near post to head home and restore Bradenham's two-goal cushion.
As the game neared its conclusion Bradenham broke again and this time Liam Brown finished in fine style to finally kill off the game.