ROMAN WIN LEAGUE AT BUGBROOKE
Brandan On Fire
Today sees us away to Bugbrooke and a win will take us a step closer to winning the league title depending on Southside's result away to Shenley..
Josh Con back today, Michael out so Roman will start with the same line up at Willen last Tuesday.
Looking at the Bugbrooke side which is back to full strength, this will be a challenging game..
Bugbrooke kick off and the already within the 1st couple of minutes the game you could see will be a physical encounter. 10 minutes in and both teams playing son great football but cancelling each other out in the middle of the park. Roman give away a freekick 30 yards out, the ball is delivered into the box and no one takes control and a Bugbrroke striker slots the ball home for 1 nil, only for this to be ruled out for offside.. This must of helped Roman as they then started to impose themselves more in the game and each player were winning their individual battles.. Cam wins a tackle in the middle of the pitch, plays a one two with Brandan, Cam out to Kyran, cuts inside and shoots just wide. Next attack sees Harry Rawles play the ball to Shawn, its then out wide to Ewan, he plays a ball over the top and Brad latches onto it beats his man, plays it to Charlie who shoots but the keeper makes a save. Roman starting to have full control and Nikita is not being troubled.. Roman get a freekick on edge of box, Cameron lines this one up shoots and keeper makes a save.. 32 on the clock and still nil nil.. Nikita rolls the ball out to Lewis, in turn he plays it to Charlie, Charlie to Brad, he delivers the cross which beats everyone and is heading into an empty net only to see Kyran poke the ball home and Roman take the lead just before half time..
The 1st half comes to an end and this was a great spectacle of football by both teams..
No changes at half time for Roman and the 2nd half gets underway..
Again both teams cancelling each other out, Brandan has been like a Man On Fire, he has won every header, every tackle and is looking solid in the middle of the park with Charlie and Cam.. 10 minutes in and Bugbrooke break the cross comes in, its flicked goal wards and looking like it will be 1 all, only to see Ewan clear the ball off the line, the clearance lands to Brad he cuts inside and switches the play to Kyran, he shoots, keeper saves, he gets the rebound and lays it to Brodie who slots home to make it 2 nil. Bugbrooke change formation and are looking to try and salvage something from the game, they shoot and Nikita makes the save, then launches a kick that bounces over the Bugbrooke defence and Brodie is through one on one with the keeper and he slots home left footed from the left side of the box. 3 nil and Roman make a change, Brad off, Pricey on, Josh Conn about to come on but says he cant as leg was hurting still..
Pricey receives the ball form Shawn and beats his man, shoots and the keeper saves. Freekick to Roman and Charlie delivers the ball into the box, there's a scramble and the ball is cleared away only to Brandan, he plays it to Pricey and he delivers a cross that is cleared.. 10 minutes left and another change by Roman, this time Kyran off and Brad back on. Bugbrooke have a number of efforts that either Nikita saves or shoot wide. Harry Rawles receives the ball, beats a player, plays it into Cam, quick flick into Charlie and shouts of drive from the sideline come in and with that he beats not 1 but 3 Bugbrooke defenders and is pulled back in the box and the ref awards a penalty.. Harry Rawles gets the nod and steps up and slots the ball home sending the keeper the wrong way.. 4 nil to Roman and the boys see the game out..
Brandan Davies MOM for what was a truly outstanding performance
As the teams shake hands, the text message has come in and Shenley have beaten Southside and with our win sees Roman Rangers Crowned League Champions today...
What an great day for Roman Rangers players, managers and fans..
No rest though as we have to play Bugbrooke on Wednesday night at home..
WELL DONE BOYS - LEAGUE AND CUP WINNERS