Match Date: 18 December 2016
Bearsted travelled to Ashford to face Kennington for the last game of 2016.
The game started on such a small pitch it was hard to create space. Bearsted were hoping to maintain the good level of play they showed last week, the football was good but unfortunately 20 mins in an error at the back from a short back pass allowed Kennington to slip in for a simple 0-1 lead. Bearsted still showed good spirit and played well, creating chances but failed to convert them. Half time came and the score was still 0-1 with both sides fairly even.
The second half kicked off and Bearsted had the fire in their bellies, they pressed hard and eventually Jake Bates smashed a 20 yrd shot that took a slight deflection to find the bottom corner 1-1 Bearsted. Further chances came but BFC just couldn’t convert, the ball then got cleared from the BFC box for a side footed shot to come back from Kennington that the keeper pushed onto the post but somehow came back hit the keepers back and trickled over the line to make it 1-2 Kennington against the play. Bearsted continued to press and created more chances that just wouldn’t go in the back of the net. The game finished 1-2.
Bearsted have improved their football so much in the last few weeks so hopefully this can continue into the New Year.
Man of the match: Ali Petrie
Merry Christmas Boys… roll on 2017