Aylesbury United FC 4 Bracknell Town FC 0By Darrell Freeland
August 22, 2011
A shockingly poor showing by Bracknell Town saw them dumped out of the FA Cup at the very first hurdle as Aylesbury United profited from the defensive horror display on Sunday.
The first three goals all came from free headers before captain and central defender John Mullholland stepped up to the penalty spot in the 82nd minute to seal his hat-trick.
The game started poorly for the Robins who were two goals down inside 15 minutes.
Firstly, Danny Jones’ free-kick was headed in by Ben Baines who stole in ahead of Adam Kennedy.
Another Jones set piece caused more damage when his corner was headed in by Mullholland who got in front of Freddie Simon for an easy finish.
Craig Townsend tried to get in on the act, but his effort was tipped around the post by Chris Adams who was busy throughout.
Bracknell had a good 20-minute spell after the re-start although they never looked like troubling goalkeeper Jack Sillitoe.
Mullholland headed in a third goal on 65 minutes as again Jones whipped in another free-kick with Mullholland exposing Simon who struggled to cope with him all game.
Simon’s clumsy challenge in the 81st minute gifted the Ducks a penalty and no-one was going to deny Mullholland who stepped up, sent Adams the wrong way and rolled in the resulting spot-kick.
At the end, it was left to the home fans to sing to the Robins ‘you're not very good, although if truth be told, they were far too generous with their praise for the visitors.
There is no respite for the Berkshire side who welcome Abingdon Town to Larges Lane on Tuesday, still looking for their first goal and points of the season.
Surely they cannot play this poorly again this campaign.
Bracknell Town: Adams, French (Archer 67), Kennedy, Sleet, Simon, Barratt, Clowes (Dennison 45), Nugent, Swabey, Knight, Eastman. Subs not used: Clayton, Silva, Smith, Simpson, Cofie.