BACT SECOND TEAM VS MORETON – LOST 6-1 (H) Burton Albion Community Football Centre – 15/03/2017
SECOND HALF COLLAPSE SEES BURTON FALL TO DEFEAT
BACT fall to an unfortunate second half collapse that results in a frustrating loss for the Brewers. Although the game was a tightly contested affair, Morton came out on top with clinical finishing and brutal attacking prowess.
With the game only lasting 80 minutes the game got underway later than usual but as expected the tempo was very quick on what was a hot and humid day. With just 2 minutes gone BACT were clearly still asleep as Moreton caught them napping and slipped a ball through to be one on one with the keeper. Musgrove did the best he could but the Moreton striker was able to turn the ball home and take Moreton into a 1-0 lead. BACT looked to respond quickly and quickly they did. Some great wing play by Tedesco allowed him to get into a crossing position. Tedesco pulled the ball back across the corridor of uncertainty and was turned home by Bower into the bottom corner.
The Brewers looked to continue their form and continued pushing. A lovely through ball by Lambert allowed Bower to go through on goal. Bower was able to cut in onto his right and slot home past the Goalkeeper. However, the goal wasn’t to be, as it was questionably called offside.
With this break of luck, Moreton appeared to come back into the game and settle into their rhythm. With the first half coming to a close, some poor marking from Burton allowed a free header to be converted from a corner and take Moreton into the lead at Half-Time at 2-1.
As the game got back underway in the second half, it was clear that Moreton were in the ascendancy. Another quality ball through the channel allowed the Moreton striker to find space and convert past Musgrove. With the temperature only getting hotter, BACT looked like they were tiring. After 55 minutes gone, Moreton had bagged another goal to take the score to 4-1 with 25 minutes to play. Burton needed a change in fortune. Step up Byron Musgrove the Goal Keeper. A long ball pumped into the area managed to squirm its way through the defence and into the back of the net. However, once again it was given as offside under dubious circumstances as Lambert interfered with play. With the Brewers disheartened Moreton pushed forward and scored another from close range taking the score to 5-1. The score then got worse for BACT as a clumsy tackle in the area gave Moreton a penalty. The penalty was subsequently dispatched and took Moreton to the finish with a 6-1 victory.
BACT SECOND TEAM VS ROMULUS FC – Won 3-2 (H) Burton Albion Community Football Centre – 25/01/2017
WELL DESERVED WIN ADDS POINTS TO THE BOARD FOR THE BREWERS
BACT fought from behind to earn a deserved 3-2 victory over Romulus FC. In a very physical contest, the Brewers managed to find enough goals to give them the 3 points their performance deserved.
With an earlier kick off than usual the boys got underway at 1:30pm at their home venue, with it not taking long for them to find the net and go 1-0 up. A goal from Connor Lambert meant that the boys had taken advantage of the slow start from Romulus and looked to continue their form in the game. However, Romulus fought back and proceeded to dominate much of the first half. The clear supremacy in the first half paid dividence as they drew themselves level just 15 minutes later. The Burton youngsters worked hard to fend off the constant barrage of Romulus’ attack but were beaten just before the half as a corner wasn’t cleared effectively and Romulus capitalized on the error bringing the score to 2-1 to Romulus.
After some choice words at Half Time, BACT appeared to be a different side. The competitive nature of the team crept back in and the physicality was on a different level. A long ball from Byron Musgrove was latched on to by James Bryan and finished calmly to bring the brewers level. It was at this point Burton seemed to be performing as the better side. A diagonal ball from John Palmer caught the Romulus defence by surprise and Will Bower was first to it, burying a half volley past the keeper into the top corner of the net, taking Burton into the lead.
Following the Brewers taking the lead, there were numerous nervy occasions still to occur. Free Kick after Free Kick for the away side pounded the Burton back line, with chance after chance going begging. Thankfully though, it was a fine win in the end from the Brewers, with some help from the pure brilliance of Byron Musgrove in goal who shone throughout, earning himself with the Man of the Match accolade.