In front of one of the biggest crowds of the season, BWB fought back from a three goal deficit to claim to a famous victory.
Maybe it was because it was our first 11 aside game, but BWB were caught off-guard to begin with. Having let in another early goal it’s clear BWB need to work on defending corners.
We knew the opposition would be tough since they had just beaten Bristol City. With three quick forwards and a tendency to play the long ball, our defence was kept busy early on and they soon went into a 2-0 lead.
But in Woody Cole, BWB is blessed with its own speedy forward. And a wonderfully well worked goal played through the back from Tommy, Oscar, Fred, Grajcan and Djibi found its way to Woody who was able to pick out Dan Andrews unmarked at the back post for a composed finish.
Having got back in sight, two soft goals in quick succession proved that we need to be tougher in the tackle and quicker to respond when teams break. Going into the half time team talk at 4-1 down, we felt like we could have done more.
A switch from to a 442 formation in the second half proved decisive as the BWB attacks immediately became more convincing. Midfielders began finding their passes, and at the end of most of them was the ever willing Woody who would go on to score a hatrick.
With time running out, and the crowd on the edge of their feet, BWB were confident there would be more chances. Both the crossbar and the keeper’s heroics kept the score even.
But with minutes to go, Tommy Nairn was determined to have the last say. Reacting quickest, we was able to direct his header into the net to set up a tense finale.
BWB held on for a victory that will live long in the memories of all who graced Landsdown the evening.