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First Team vs Sheppey Utd

Match Date: 22 October 2019
Score: 1-4

Unfortunately for Bearsted this result was not to be a fair reflection of an evenly contested game throughout. Indeed it was the visitors who were to go in front after just a minute when a ball from deep allowed Emanuel Oluwasemo to run on and send the ball into the net. Following this piece of action so the game began to settle into a very even encounter with the pace of the home side's wingers causing particular concern of which their opponents were managing the cope with. However Sheppey were to get their reward after 16 minutes, when following a foul given on the edge of the area, Richie Hammel was able to send the ball over the wall into the top right hand corner of the of the net. With both sides now even so the game had a particular edge, but for Bearsted at times although they were winning or defending well, but often to be guilty of not benefiting from this by giving the ball away or misdirecting their passes. However by the same token they we to go close on several occasions notably when John Rogers set up Josh Beadle to send in a stinging shot and forcing a good save by home keeper Josh Pelling. Bearsted though were to suffer cruel blow on the stroke of half time in almost a carbon copy of his first one Hammel was to produce another goal and putting different slant on the game.

However immediately after the half time break so the Bears thought that they had levelled the score James when Bessey-Saldanha was denied a goal by an offside decision and very soon after it was might Nodibet Bobomurodov might have done better shooting over after finding himself in a great position to score. At this point although the game remained very much in the balance the visitors were obliged to adopt an attacking style in order to breakdown the stubborn resistance of a home defence. Unfortunately although this did have potential success so came the risk of a breakaway and that was exactly what happened after 54 minutes they were to be punished when a ball played from deep ultimately found Dan Bradshaw to drive on and send his shot high into the top corner of the net. Although the pattern and momentum was to remain the same so eventually the score was further increased after 66 minutes when Danny Leonard was allowed the opportunity of putting the game beyond all doubt and although Bearsted’s resolve was to remain the same they had to accept that this was not to be their night.