Match Photo's

First Team vs Punjab Utd

Match Date: 30 March 2019
Score: 5-1

The Bears' bounced back in great style today after their below par performance at Cray Valley on
Wednesday night.
Sadly for the visitors, struggling Punjab United were to find their first ever visit to Honey Lane a disappointment. From the first whistle, the home side were on the front foot, paying with pace and movement, which they have struggled to produce of late. Although being comfortable in possession there weren't many chances being created by the Bears', but that was all to change when on 28 mins James Bessy-Saldanha who was starting to influence proceedings went on another right wing run and set up David Baranowski to fire home a low shot from 18 yards 1 - 0
Two minutes later Baranowski turned provider and set up Bessey-Saldanha to rifle home a blistering drive once again from 18 yards.2 - 0.
The Bears' were now on the charge, although they had to be thankful to keeper Collen who on
A couple of occasions had to be at his best to foil the visitor’s rare chances.
With the half time whistle approaching the Bears' were a awarded a free kick 20 yards out and up stepped 18 year old George Sheminant to fire home a wonderful left foot drive to score his first goal for the club 3 - 0.
The second half stated with Punjab throwing men forward and for 5 mins the Bears' rear guard had to be at their best. With the visitors committed to going forward they were caught open at the back when Bessey, 50 mins, was released down the right wing to run from his own half deep into the opponents half where he squared the ball to the ever reliable Peter Williams to fire home 4-0.
The home side were now dominating and missed a few half chances with Bessey also smashing a 30 yard drive against the wood work. The visitors though fighting for survival were doing their best but found the Bears' defence and goalkeeper difficult to break down.
Perry Cray, was introduced into the fray, having been patiently waiting on the bench for four games
To make his debut, and he won't forget it! Immediately after coming on, he received the ball wide out on the left where he turned his marker and fired home from 25 yards. 5 - 0. 80 mins.The only downside to the day was not keeping a clean sheet when after 88 mins Dilgit Boora was able to score for Punjab with what was a very soft goal that should have been dealt with.
In conclusion it has to be said that the sheer quality of all of the Bears' goals was amazing, well done lads great team performance.

Ethan Collen, Sam Flisher, Andy Foster, Ryan Croucher, George Sheminant,
Jon Rogers, James Bessey-Saldanha, David Baranowski, Reece Collins, Peter Williams,
Matt Garner.

Perry Cray for Peter Williams
Ben Allen Reece Collins
Charles Noyelle for Matt Garner
Cameron Croucher not used