Saturday 3rd September 2005
Burridge's enthusiasm for a new season slowly petered out in the late Summer heat. They did manage to enjoy periods of the game where their passing was neat and direct; often finding a willing receiver of the ball in Jay Schwodler on the right flank, as Burridge fed a succession of teasing balls behind the Spartan's left back.
As the game progressed these moments became more fleeting, but not before they'd taken the lead. Again from the right the ball was fed into Kristian Hewitt, who dummied beautifully, allowing Mark Sanderson to stroke home for the lead. From then on Spartans began to take control, they stretched Burridge's midfield with retained possession allowing their wingers the time necessary to pepper the penalty area that resulted in two quick goals inbetween a couple of good saves from Dave Hopkins.
Fitness clearly began to show in the second half, and Burridge were hit by two further quick fire goals, both counter attacks where the ball had been lost in an attacking situation. To their credit they continued to probe resulting in Ross Bryant drilling home from the edge of the box after another neat dummy from Hewitt, leaving the final score 4-2.
3-5-2: Dave Hopkins, Paul Andrews, Greg Baker, Paul Dyke, Jay Schwodler, Luke Sanderson, Rich Allan, Mark Sanderson, Ross Bryant, Dean Wall (Lee), Kristian Hewitt (Mike Hogg).
Scorers: Mark Sanderson, Ross Bryant
Other Senior One results:
Cadnam Utd 2 - 4 Capital
North Baddesley 1 - 0 Burridge Sports
Priory Rovers 1 - 0 Ordnance Survey Res 0
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