Brockenhurst bounce back with impressive cup performance
Southampton Senior Cup: Brockenhurst FC 4-0 Durley FC
BROCKENHURST put their narrow loss behind them over the weekend against Christchurch with a comprehensive 4-0 Southampton Senior Cup victory over Durley.
The Badgers, who made seven changes to the starting line-up, got off to a perfect start. On six minutes, right-winger Leon Carbayo-Borges found the back of the net to give his side the lead.
They doubled their lead soon after as a long, looping ball into the box was met by Mitchell Speechley-Price who headed downwards past the diving Durley keeper Matt Turl.
Midway through the half, Brockenhurst were firmly on the front foot. The hosts had a goal disallowed for offside, and Speechley-Price’s vicious strike forced another good save from Turl.
However, Durley played their way back into the game. A Mike Church free-kick was turned over the bar and Brock keeper Matt Taylor was called into action with a double save just before the half-time whistle.
In the second half, Brock made sure of their place in the next round when Rafa Ramos fired home. Striker Freddie Bullard rounded off the scoring just before the full-time whistle to make it 4-0 and wrap up an excellent Brock performance.
Centre-back Greg King was awarded the man-of-the-match award after marshalling a solid defence which has only conceded once in three games.
Brockenhurst boss Pat McManus told the A&T: “Everything went according to plan. With one eye firmly on the Vase Saturday, we managed to leave certain individuals out completely, restrict game time for others and increase involvement for those who have been out of the picture for various reasons.”
The Badgers will travel to fellow Sydenhams Premier side Solent University in the third round of the Southampton Senior Cup.