Bracknell Town 3 Milton United 1By Darrell Freeman
October 24, 2012
Goals from Reece Jacques, Lee Riddle and Eddie Gray helped Bracknell Town record a 3-1 win over Milton United at Larges Lane on Saturday.
Jacques gave the Robins the perfect start as he netted after only three minutes.
After Liam Alleyne was fouled, Scott Williams sent in a deep free-kick which Lee Riddell headed back across goal to the waiting Jacques, who made no mistake at the far post.
Riddell himself then doubled the host's lead in the 25th minute when he climbed highest at the far post to meet Tom Barratt’s corner and send his header back over goalkeeper Ashley Stuart.
The visitors – with just three league victories from their previous nine Hellenic Division 1 East outings – were not willing to be beaten easily, however, and only a heavy touch from striker Joe Parker allowed Chris Adams to claim the ball at his feet.
Parker, though, did pull a goal back in the 35th minute when he pounced on an error. Riddell’s back-pass sold his own team short and allowed the forward to race in for a simple finish.
After the interval, James Roake cleared off the line to keep the Robins in front, while at the other end the excellent Shane Cooper-Clark grazed the crossbar.
The crucial third goal came in the 69th minute.
Alleyne won possession from Simon Joyce – via a push in the back – and sent the ball down the line to Cooper-Clark, who in turn picked out Eddie Gray.
After a neat one-two with Williams, Gray shifted the ball one yard to his right to make space for the shot before duly picking out the bottom left hand corner from sixteen yards out.
Milton kept battling away and Adams had to be alert to push Declan Hartigan’s swerving 25-yard drive around his left hand post.
Peter Lemont cleared Tom Barratt’s shot on the line as Bracknell were forced to hold on for a much needed victory.
Bracknell Town: Adams, Alleyne, S. Barratt, James, Roake, Riddell, T. Barratt, Gray, Cooper-Clark, Jacques (Delander 77), Williams. Subs not used: Rogers, Elliott-Money, Sleet, Nebbett.