Monday, 11 September 2006

COMPTON 0-1 BURRIDGE AFC

Saturday 9th September
Venue: Shepherds Lane, Compton


Burridge got their league campaign off to a winning start at Compton. In reference to the agreeable playing surface at Shepherds Lane, Burridge manager Pete Lyons had made it clear to his players that if they couldn't play passing football here, they may as well give up. Sentiments upheld by the late great Brian Clough, who often declared that if the ball was meant to be hoisted into orbit, God would have put grass in the sky - or words to that affect. Burridge heeded his advice, as ball and turf remained amiable companions for much of the game.
The ability to read and anticipate each other's play could well be underpinned by the strong family connections in a Burridge squad of nine brothers that includes: three Schwodlers, two Hewitts, a couple of Huttons and a pair of Sandersons.

But despite their attractive attacking intentions it was their goalkeeper Sam Schwodler who produced the defining moment of the first half. With Burridge caught out defensively, a Compton forward made his way through on goal unchallenged. With the net at his mercy he struck low seemingly unable to do anything but give Compton the lead, only for Schwodler to dart off his goal-line to narrow the angle before throwing himself at the ball, smothering it to safety.

Scoring opportunities continued to be presented at both ends of the field, with Bryn Schwodler at the end of many good attacking moves, but he was unable to convert any of these chances. With three minutes to go it appeared that the points would be shared between the sides; but Greg Baker's right-wing cross eluded the Compton goalkeeper, and as the ball sailed over his grasp Bryn Schwodler arrived to head into the inviting goal to claim victory.

4-4-2: S.Schwodler, J.Schwodler, P.Dyke, M.Sanderson (M.Reeves), L.Sanderson, G.Baker, M.Birks (J.Hutton) (P.Andrews), K.Hewitt, S.Froud, B.Schwodler, J.Hewitt

NB BURRIDGE DO AT SOCIAL CLUB THIS STAURDAY 16TH - £6 A TICKET.

18 comments:

leildo fields said...

such an improvement on last weeks game lads, all over the pitch.

a good battling performance and well deserved 3 points mesa thinks. job done. kewl. see use lot on wednesday. i expect anyway.

iceman said...

well done guys, good result! Always nice to win first league game. Was shocked to see Hedge End top of the tree!

leildo fields said...

hedge end aint played anyone yet...

pete said...

Good all round performance nice to keep a clean sheet.Although I felt we could win our keeper seemed to have to make more saves which means we are not making their keeper earn his corn.Just a little more composure in front of goal or a more accurate final ball will sort that problem out.See you Wednesday.the gaffer

DUFF MAN said...

ohh yeah!

first game,first win!

ohh yeah!!

BENALDINHO said...

Congratulations boys i here it was a much improved performance but then compared to the afc target game the only way was up! least we can build on what happened on sat and bring it to a team who apperently are 8 divisions below us!! im thinking cricket score!!!
well done again cu all wed even tho ill miss my beloved utd v celtic! booooooooooooo!!

jay said...

No u won't, Wildern training CANCELLED due to repairs on surface but we will be training down Burridge from 6.15pm or as early as u can get there.

pete said...

Jay has just informed me that the pitch @ Wildern is being repaired.I suggest we all meet up @ Burridge tomorrow night approx 6.15 for training and see how it goes.

Jonaldo said...

i may be late,
it is a bit a journey for some of us.....

Also Pete, fancy the bringing the new kit down for perusal?

pete said...

Unveiling of the new kit tonight as requested just get there as soon as you can the gaffer

Mark Sanderson said...

Hey, who can beat five possible ticket sales for Saturday night? Ok, so they're for my Mum and her friends, but it's still good touting.

Emerson Marks said...

We were due to play Stoneham Reserves in the cup this Saturday. They're unable to field a side, so we have a bye.

Instead we will be playing away to Priory Rovers. Game at Netley Country Park. Be there at 13:45. Don't forget: The Burridge "Do" afterwards.

Mark Sanderson said...

I called Wildern Leisure Centre (01489 787128) under the guise of Jay Schwodler. Thay don't know when the pitch will be ready but will give Jay a call before next week.

colin said...

should beat them. beat them twice last yr.

leildo fields said...

colin....colin barfoot...is that really you????

come and watch us on saturday. there will probably be about 10 of us on the side lines anyway, myself included! we're playing at the country park again.

then you can come and get pissed with us at burridge after, if you fancy it. would be cool to see ya mate.

benaldinho said...

Perhaps someone could organise a blog with are known fixtures so far this season so we can follow and prepare ourselves for upcoming fixtures this season. Lets be 1 step ahead!!
although turn out for training was lower than usual i must say was a great workout last night i think 1 of the things on our side this season will be fitness and control good work pete cu all sat

jay said...

16/09/06 Priory Rovers
--- A League TBA Vic Park
23/09/06 Capital
--- H League
30/09/06 Hythe Aztecs
--- H League

benaldinho said...

Nice1 jay capital r shit and by the looks of hythe aztecs we should have 9 points from our next 3 games bring it on!!
cu all sat

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