Marden Russets Mens 5th XI

Match date: 29/02/22
Opposition: Marden Russets Mens 5th XI
Home or away: Home
Result: 1-3
Scorers: Baker
Man/ Woman of the Match
Match Reporter Steve Lipscombe

A poor first half. Beccs looked like they had decided they couldn't win this game before it started. It became a self-fulfilling prophecy as a very good Marden vets' side was gifted two goals in the first half by an absentee defence, whilst the home side's pedestrian attacks ended in a misplaced pass or avoidable tackle. Skipper Baker was less than happy and his Anglo-Saxon assessment of the team's perfromance at half time, combined with coach Carver's typically more restrained analysis did the trick. Marden did score again but New Beccs were the dominant side in the second half, more agressive and creating many more chances. Baker scored a second period equaliser from a short corner and as the visitors tired New Beccs finsihed on top. As the skipper said after the final whistle, another ten minutes might have made all the difference, although the truth is the first 35 minutes was the missed opportunity.