Match Report - 15 Apr 2012, Maclay Football Club White drew with Burnham Juniors Whites
Another great display of football from Maclay White. Burnham the league winners were placed under considerable pressure in the first half. Matt hit the underside and Pat the top of the cross bar in the first half. Excellent efforts resulting from crosses from Josh saw Pat and Ben go close with headers. Ben struck a great free kick to put the Burnham keeper under pressure. Dom and George delivered superb corners and we were close on several occasions to scoring. Maclay unfortunately went in one nil down at half time following an excellent strike. Our attitude did not change second half. Okemdi began to take on the Burnham defence with surging runs and we were unlucky not to score on several occasions. Burnham still challenged for the second goal. Stan, David and Hoppy made numerous vital challenges as we weathered short bursts from Burnham.
Okemdi's efforts paid off as he took on the defence again striking an excellent cross, Burnham’s defence could only put the ball in the back of the net. Henry then took on the whole team and only had the keeper to beat. Sticking out a leg he made a last gasp save. Burnham went down to 10 men with an injury but battled on. Burnham had time for two one on ones Maclays keeper came to the rescue first time and Jack saved the day with a goal line clearance for the second. On the balance Maclay may have just edged the play but Burnham certainly earned a draw. A great advert for Sunday football ably assisted by the ref (you had to be there)
Man of the match went to Okemdi, great game see you all next week. Two games to go and the cup is still in the balance.
Maclay Football Club White 1 - 1 Burnham Juniors Whites ()