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Brockenhurst FC captain Will Tickle tucks away a penalty in their game against Bournemouth Poppies. Photo: Les Chase
Brockenhurst FC captain Will Tickle tucks away a penalty in their game against Bournemouth Poppies. Photo: Les Chase

Sydenhams Premier: Brockenhurst FC 2-3 Bournemouth Poppies

BROCKENHURST FC slumped to their fourth successive defeat as they were beaten 3-2 at the Meadens Arena by Bournemouth Poppies.

The hosts fell behind within 10 minutes as Mal Thomas fired home to score his first of the game. The Badgers got back into it when they were awarded a penalty minutes later. Captain Will Tickle stepped up and converted past Poppies keeper Sam Jones.

Just before the half-time whistle Poppies went back into the lead as Thomas found the back of the net to give the visitors a slender 2-1 advantage going into the break.

In the second half, Thomas claimed his hat-trick and put the away side 3-1 up to the dismay of the home supporters. The Badgers tried to battle their way back into the game and with a couple of attacking changes, grabbed their reward through substitute striker Freddie Bullard.

Brock searched for a further goal to salvage a point, but Poppies held on to give them a valuable three points in the Sydenhams Premier.

Brockenhurst manager Pat McManus was unhappy with his side’s performance. He told the A&T: “It was an incredibly disappointing result and performance.

“We seem to be inexplicably gifting goals and possession to our opposition at the moment and giving ourselves too much to do to salvage points or wins. These are the two main factors we really have to address urgently.”

Brockenhurst slide to 13th in the table and will travel to Solent University on 4 January in the league.



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