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First Team vs Banstead Athletic

Match Date: 10 August 2021
Score: 2-2

Bearsted started this game brightly, trying to knock the ball about on a bumpy surface and looking in control. This all changed on 16 mins when Banstead won a free kick, this was launched into the visitor’s box and poor defending allowed the home side to take a 1 - 0 lead.
The Bears' though continued probing and got their just rewards, on 16 mins Sam Stace with the ball in central midfield played a great pass out to Giorgio Russo on the right wing he in turn surged forward and sent in a great cross which found Harrison Hatful six yards out, his bullet header gave the Bears' the equalizer 1 -1. The Bears continued the half looking quite comfortable, but again this all changed when on 38 mins the referee awarded the home side a very soft penalty which they duly converted.
Half time 2 - 1.
The Bears continued the second period in dominant fashion surging forward at every chance
but a mixture of desperate defending and inspired goalkeeping kept them at bay.
After 56 mins the Bears were awarded a penalty which Sam Stace expertly converted 2 - 2.
With the visitors still dominant and trying to find the winner they couldn't get passed the man of the match, the home goalkeeper. It must be mentioned that in the dying minutes Banstead were awarded a free, from 18 yards the strike looked goal bound until Tom Barnes in the Bears goal pulled of a wonderful save diving at full stretch to palm the ball over the bar and keep us in the tie.
Full time 2 - 2.

Bearsted team:- Tom Barnes, Jason Dawson, Lekan Majoyegbe, Tom Penfold, Daniel Melvin,Vincent Follea, Giorgio Russo, Jon Rogers, Harrison Hatfull, Sam Stace, Flavius Petrisor.

Subs used: - Jordan Ababio, Kane Rice.