Sunday, 11 September 2005

Spinnaker 1-1 Burridge AFC

Sunday 11th September 2005
Venue: Osborne Road, Warsash

Once again Burridge started slowly. Despite the previous week's solid performance, they seemed unable to submit a genuine challenge to Spinnaker; who with superior control of the ball enjoyed suitable hospitality in the comfort of the Burridge half. But too frequently their end product was wayward; on several occasions the ball found itself unceremoniously whacked into gardens behind Dave Hopkins' goal. Such stoppages presented Burridge an opportunity to interrupt Spinnaker's momentum, and eventually they managed to break free into the unknown territories of the opposing area.

Picture above: Paul Andrews looks on, running the line may be crucial to grass roots football, but it's a job all despise for the flak you receive. Much of it from your own team!

The second half would have disappointed any casual passer-by who had hoped to see a bagful of goals. The frugal nature of the game saw each midfield stub out any possibility of domination, but it was a set piece that proved Burridge's undoing. A corner from their left was met from eight yards, and the header looped over Hopkins, to give Spinnaker the lead.













Pictures above: Burridge take stock at half-time; number 14 Jay Schwodler who had helped create a glorious opportunity for himself, tries to evade his marker.

Time was running out; and there had been little evidence to show that Burridge could offer a threat to Spinnaker's goal. But, in spite of their indifferent performance as an attacking force, Burridge had remained steadfast in commitment. Jay Schwodler passed meaningfully to Greg Baker on the right wing, who crossed to Schwodler who had continued his run - perfectly demonstrating the subtlety and effectiveness of the one-two - it appeared a finally crafted goal was at his mercy, but he misjudged the ball's flight, and sent it harmlessly wide via a shoulder.

Burridge did manage to revisit a similar position, and it presented them with an equalizing goal. Now inside the last ten minutes, Greg Baker again crossed from the right, this time deeper, to the back post finding Jay's younger brother Bryn. Who met the ball at an angle but guided a controlled header over the keeper's head in to the opposite top corner, a goal truly out of the coaching text book, heading the ball back into the direction it came! Still without a win, Burridge more importantly remain undefeated on Sundays.

3-5-2: Dave Hopkins, Kev Willsher, Mark Sanderson, Ross Bryant, Jay Schwodler, Paul Dyke, Scott Burnet, Rich Allan, Greg Baker, Lee Wood, (Paul Andrews), Bryn Schwodler.
H/T: 0-0
Scorer: Bryn Schwodler

Other scores:
AFC Paxton 2 - 5 West Meon & Warnford
AFC Spotted Cow 4 - 2 Spotted Cow
Gems 1 - 5 Waterlooville Social Club

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well done chaps, nice header Bryn. Well battled boys, it was a real Ugly Duckling storyline, only no swan prevailed, and the Duck just gets uglier. Still a point away from home at any level, still equals one point.

fielder said...

i agree, not the greatest performance, but at least we battled on to get a point. we just have to stay on top of our game to challenge for the title. it will be tough but we can do it!

come on guys, more comments..

Kristian said...

Good result guys, considering injuries and suspensions. Feel sorry for Paul though, bit unfair that he didn't start.

Mark Sanderson said...

Yes, I tend to agree.
We were just unable to play attractive football, but we did maintain our discipline, and didn't allow the game to slip away as a contest.

luke said...

Im really surprised Paul didn't start Sunday, i do wonder about Maurice.

BN said...

Hi I'm Barry Norman, since i moved from the BBC to Sky Television my schedule has become lighter than i'd originally expected. So i've taken this opportunity to combine my two favourite things in the world; reviewing Great Films and Football. I am a regular on the Burridge touchline, but often in disguise for fear of being recognised by the adorring public. My plan is thus, using my knowledge of film i plan to review each game and compare it to one of the great films of our time. My football film comparison review of the 1-1 draw with Spinnaker:

Police Academy:
Not a classic, but sturdy perfomances by all. Room to improve for sequels, needed a Mahoney to inspire and lead from the front.

Luke said...

Loving your work Barry N.

Dykey said...

Yeah was a good result in the end. Both the teams we have played this year finished above us last year and we have more then matched them in the end so def. progress - and as Kris said we had injuries etc so well done one and all.

PS Andrews that ball was never out!!!!

Anonymous said...

A battling point it was, but we must improve if we are going to mount a serious title challenge!

jr said...

Hi, no its not the jr with the big hat fwom the 80s soap Dallas, but Jonathan Woss, film reviewer and a penchant for all women well stacked. I too have been watching buwwidge matches incognito, without my luwid coloured suits and shirts!! Anyhow, as Sky have sneaked in and outbid us again for the buwwidge / film weviewing wights ( not easy for me that sentence as im sure you can appweciate) I am going to compare with Television shows.

Auf Wiedersen, Pet

A tough, gwitty working man like performance which plenty to develope on. step forward one or two jimmy nail or timothhy spall virtuoso performances in future games and this team could go far.

On another note, Bwyn Shwodler, what a gweat arse. If I was gay, i would

jr said...

Hi, no its not the jr with the big hat fwom the 80s soap Dallas, but Jonathan Woss, film reviewer and a penchant for all women well stacked. I too have been watching buwwidge matches incognito, without my luwid coloured suits and shirts!! Anyhow, as Sky have sneaked in and outbid us again for the buwwidge / film weviewing wights ( not easy for me that sentence as im sure you can appweciate) I am going to compare with Television shows.

Auf Wiedersen, Pet

A tough, gwitty working man like performance which plenty to develope on. step forward one or two jimmy nail or timothhy spall virtuoso performances in future games and this team could go far.

On another note, Bwyn Shwodler, what a gweat arse. If I was gay, i would

jr said...

Hi, no its not the jr with the big hat fwom the 80s soap Dallas, but Jonathan Woss, film reviewer and a penchant for all women well stacked. I too have been watching buwwidge matches incognito, without my luwid coloured suits and shirts!! Anyhow, as Sky have sneaked in and outbid us again for the buwwidge / film weviewing wights ( not easy for me that sentence as im sure you can appweciate) I am going to compare with Television shows.

Auf Wiedersen, Pet

A tough, gwitty working man like performance which plenty to develope on. step forward one or two jimmy nail or timothhy spall virtuoso performances in future games and this team could go far.

On another note, Bwyn Shwodler, what a gweat arse. If I was gay, i would

JC said...

Hello, its me Jeremy Clarkson. Burridge AFC becoming something of a Cult amongst celebrities, and thats not a typing error hohoho.
Comparing football teams performances with cars is a great hobby of mine, and after watching your recent match with spinnaker came up with this

Ford Mondeo
Practical, basic, performance without any real flair and inspiration to really get the juices flowing. upgrade to the top of the range by adding a bit extra in the way of imagination and creativity and you'l be hearing knicker elastic twanging from 50 yards as burridge play the football everyone on planet celeb knows they are capable of

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