Bedfont Eagles Sports vs Burpham Juniors
No effort made
Bedfont were playing at home against Burpham
With Josh, Jack B, Connor, Jimmy missing it was going to a tight game but playing at home should have given the team a boost. Little did we know that we should have stayed in the bar.
Burpham kicked off and within the first minute Bedfont were 1-0 up. Darren sent the ball into the goal area and the goalkeeper missed it for Jack E to send it into the back of the net. Burpham responded and a great one handed save from Luke denied them the equaliser.
Bedfont pushed forward and shots from Darren, Sam, Tommy, Ivan, Nathan, Keiron and Jack E over the next 25 minutes were wide of the mark or saved. Burpham took the chance and made a break with their first shot hitting the cross bar but the followed up shot just out of Luck reach to make the score 1-1 at half time.
The second half and the Bedfont team which started playing were not the same, there were no challenges, talking or effort made. Burpham took full advantage of this and when a mistake made by the Bedfont defence gave them a one on one with Luke they scored their second goal.
Some shots followed from Bedfont from Tommy, Nathan, Jack E and Ivan but without success and when Burpham made a break down the wing it seemed like Bedfont stood there and watched while they scored their third goal 1-3.
By now the Bedfont players seemed to have given up and when Burpham made a break down the middle they meet no resistance as they got the fourth goal 1-4.
Despite a late effort from Nathan and a frustrated yellow card from Tommy the score remained the same as full time.
Bedfont losing 1-4 to Burpham would have been fine if it had been a good game but that was the worst performance by the team that many of the parents and managers had seen.
The players looked like they did not want be there and made the least possible effort. There was no communication, the passing was hit and hope and no one seemed to know what there position was.
No man of the match simply because no one actually turned up to play.