Bracknell Rovers FC's First Team picked up their 2nd point of the season at home this Saturday. Facing league leaders Iver Heath Rovers FC, despite earning 6 corners in a row and dominating possession, Rovers found themselves 1-0 down early on, an unchallenged cross from their left caused debutant Barnaby Hogg to leave S.Thomas unmarked who then smashed the ball into the top corner.
With 35 minutes gone, Hogg was the villain again as he pulled down a man on the edge of the box. S.Newton stepped up and smashed the ball home. Rovers' were bemused, even the opposition manager commented on Swords' domination of play. Finally with 2 minutes until the half, George Lloyd
made a probing run down the right, delivering a chipped cross which was handled by the defender. PENALTY to Rovers', Dan Saunders stepped up and smashed the ball into the bottom left corner.
Half time came with a Richard Lloyd
team talk, instilling confidence into the lads, 10 minutes into the 2nd half and after some one touch football between Chris Searle
, George Lloyd
& Barney Hogg, Hogg took the ball down the left before chipping the ball over the keeper and into the far top corner, Hogg had more than redeemed himself.
Rovers' were now on top and throwing the ball forward, despite Chris Regan
's mistaken pass to Tilo Maguire
which beat the Rovers' keeper, however against all odds Chris Regan
sprinted back and barely, somehow, unbelievably cleared the ball off of the line.
Despite this Rovers' continued their dominance, until a Iver Heath counter-attack caught Tilo Maguire
sleeping, spilling and chasing the ball Tilo managed to rugby tackle the Iver Heath attacker. PENALTY to Iver, G.Andrews' stepped up and scored despite Maguire getting a hand to it.
then introduced Richard Brock
and Matthew Donaldson
, unleashing Chris Regan
's physical dominance into midfield. This proved good work as Chris Regan
bundled into the box and delivered a far post cross which was converted by George Lloyd
Rovers' finished the game forcing a goal line clearance and hitting the post but could not find the winner.
Man of The Match went to Sean Graham
despite a Robert Chown's impressive display at the back.