Bracknell Town FC 0 Kidlington FC 1By Darrell Freeland
August 18, 2011
Bracknell Town put in a much improved showing against highly-fancied Kidlington, but were left devastated when substitute Jordan Parker’s stoppage time goal won the match for the visitors.
The game was a real competitive and hard-fought affair with neither team deserving to lose, but the Robins can take great heart from their battling performance.
Chances were few and far between in the opening period as the game was highly congested, but Ian Harvey and George Archer combined to set up Adam Kennedy who saw his lobbed effort from 24 yards go over the crossbar.
Ryan Curtin had the best chances for Kiddie and Alex Eastman had to be alert to clear Curtin’s goalbound shot off the line.
In the second half Ben Knight tried an audacious chip from out on the right which narrowly missed the target, while Eastman had four chances with two of them forcing good saves from Tom McNamara.
Curtin should have scored in the 72nd minute when he met a deep cross at the back post, but sent his header just over the crossbar.
With the game looking likely to end in a stalemate, Parker side footed in from eight yards out after the hosts failed to clear their lines.
Attention now turns to the FA Cup where the Robins travel to Leighton Town this coming Sunday in a 3pm kick-off to face Aylesbury United.
With landlords Leighton Town having a fixture on Saturday, the match between the Ducks and the Robins has been pushed back 24 hours.
Should the match go to a replay then this would be played at Larges Lane next Tuesday.
Bracknell Town: Adams, Archer, Kennedy, Lawlor, Simon (Cofie 76), Sleet, Harvey, Barratt, Swabey, Knight (Nugent 60), Eastman. Subs not used: Clowes, French, Clayton.