Bourne Deeping Ladies 1st 0
Cambridge City 2nds 2
Bourne Deeping Ladies 1st team hosted a tough Cambridge City 2nds side in their hardest match of the season so far.
The opposition had the upper hand for the first few minutes of the game, but Bourne Deeping soon rallied and had some attacking chances in the first half.
A lack of options around the back meant the home team were susceptible to the press played by City, and they went 1-0 down in the first half.
Bourne Deeping opened the second half in a stronger fashion, playing with more width and putting on more pressure up front.
There was good linking play down the left hand side between Natasha Newitt, Bethan Lewis and Camilla Smith, but the home team never really looked like scoring, and unfortunately went another goal down in the second half, leaving the final score at 2-0 to Cambridge City.
Katie Woodward played a great game in goal, preventing the scoreline from being any more damaging and earning her the player of the match title.
Bourne Deeping: Katie Woodward, Marie Barber, Sian Jones, Jan Havemann, Natasha Newitt, Jenny Tuffin, Bethan Lewis, Becky Allam, Nicky Wallace, Laura Thompson Wright, Jenny Jackson, Camilla Smith, Lottie Christie
Bourne Deeping 2nds 4
City Of Peterborough 6th 2
This was always going got be a nervy affair, and Bourne Deeping, wearing the new Virgin Active sponsored club shirts, took time to settle.
Not scoring as quickly as last week, but by half-time they had slotted home two goals, thanks to Paul Tancred and Chris Mann. But the feeling from the spectators was that Peterborough settled more quickly and had the better of the first half.
The second half was a better performance by the home team, but at no point was the game “in the bank” as the Peterborough forwards were constantly pulling the Bourne Deeping defenders around, trying to unsettle them and create space for their midfield.
With the constant encouragement from Graham Brewer and Pete Moisey the defenders stuck to their task of making life difficult for the forwards.
The two second half Bourne Deeping goals were very different in style. One of these was an excellent counter attack, with the ball form Bourne Deeping’s D to the Peterborough goal with only five passes. The other was a tap in from six inches after a Matt Clarkson shot hit the post and Henry Winfield-Chislett had followed up.
It could have been a more nervy affair for Bourne Deeping if the chances that Peterborough carved out had been taken, one penalty was put wide, and the other was saved by Will Anderson.
Anderson was voted as the man of the match, for continued solid goalkeeping and also his third penalty save in three weeks.
Bourne Deeping: Will Anderson, Pete Moisey, Stewart Dacre, Phil Tokens, Graham Brewer, Ash Stretton, Shane Carlton, Ben Dalgliesh, Chris Mann, Henry Winfield-Chislett, Paul Tancred, Matt Clarkson, Russ Seton
Scorers: Paul Tancred, Chris Mann 2, Henry Winfield-Chislett.
St Ives 4th 1
Bourne Deeping Mens 4th 3
A 3.30pm start and an incredibly sandy surface proved the only minor tests in a match that the Dragons dominated throughout.
Richard Baker took control of the experienced side playing in their new club colours at last and it was he who opened the scoring with a thunderous penalty corner strike.
Mark Mowbray steadied the midfield and Mark Cox terrorised the opposition defence.
It was the slim line attacking options of Richard Gray and Steve Waters trying to take advantage of the numerous chances created and it was the latter who added the two goals to give the comfort of an easy win despite conceding a token goal.
Anthony Barnes made his debut for the club despite his illness and Magnus Windsor was assured on the left side of midfield.
Bourne Deeping: Will Anderson, Kevin Baker, Richard Baker, Ben Connell, Nick Leaton, Mark Mowbray, Magnus Windsor, Mark Cox, Ben Walden, Richard Gray, Anthony Barnes, Steve Waters and Conor Carmody
Bourne Deeping Men’s 1sts 6
Cambs City 4ths 2
Bourne Deeping started unusually nervy in this game maybe due to the delay in getting on the pitch, but normal business was quickly resumed when Stuart Biggs scored from a short corner.
A second for Biggs was soon to follow from another short corner from some good work from Chris Clarkson. Andy Kind then scored a third and Bourne Deeping looked set to run away with this game
This was not meant to be though as Cambs city scored a goal against the run of play with possibly the home team over committing men forward.
This gave Cambs city heart and two further scrappy goals followed.
Bourne Deeping were rattled by this and responded with a further goal by Nick Brocklehurst to restore their lead.
A good honest half time talk resulted in an automatic reaction with Stuart Biggs robbing the Cambs city defending, driving into the D and beating the keeper from close range.
The final goal was well worked and neatly put away by Chris Clarkson.
Bourne Deeping dominated this game but must learn that the game isn’t all about attacking but defending too as a unit, however Bourne Deeping will take comfort in that they can play badly and still win. This is a sign of a team in the making.
Bourne Deeping: Tim Beaver, Jason Purllant, Peter Jeffery, John Plant ,Chris Clarkson, Phil Arnold, Alex Glover, Andy Kind, Nick Glover, Stuart Biggs (3), Nick Brocklehurst, Tommy Stopper, Andy Briault. Scorers: Stuart Biggs 3, Chris Clarkson 1, Andy Kind 1, Nick Brocklehurst 1
l Bourne Deeping Men’s 5ths game was conceded as with the mens 3rds as the opposition could not raise a team. The Ladies 2nds game was re-arranged.