UPDATE (8th November) - Photos from the game have now been added to our club photographers website, see - HERE. If you are interest in purchasing prints go HERE
Managers Update - 5th November 2007
The last two weeks have seen our unexpectedly early departure from both the Major Boyd Carpenter and CET Junior Telegraph Cups, not because we played badly but because our opponents were well organised and converted more of their chances. We might have deserved more in these competitions given the excellent commitment shown throughout the squad but it was not to be. However, we can now focus on our league campaign where recent cup activity has limited the number of games played, but those results that have been posted have seen a team ahead of us dropping points as a result of which we remain fifth with games in hand and well within striking distance of the promotion zone. A change in our management structure saw Martin Pulford come on board as First Team Coach – and we hope Martin’s experience will add an extra dimension to our league campaign. Word must have gone around that Martin would be playing as there was a capacity crowd at Wolston for his first match - almost as many as saw City play West Ham the previous Tuesday (subject to final verification of the gate). Next weekend we take on Jaguar-Daimler at home and having taken all three points when we met at Daimler Green last month we can expect them to be keen to make amends, especially as losing again would see them drop behind us in the table whilst still leaving us with games in hand. This should be a good match so all support would be appreciated.
CET Junior Telegraph Cup - Brinklow 1 Ambleside Sports Reserves 3
3rd November 2007
Report from Gordon Betts:-
This second round tie against fourth division Ambleside almost did not kick off as the referee arrived only minutes before the delayed start time. When it did get underway, Brinklow with 10 regular players and our new player/manager put up a very solid display of quality football and put pressure on the Ambleside defence, bringing forth several penalty appeals for hand ball. Sadly the appeals did not go our way! Our visitors had a distinct height advantage that they capitalised on both in midfield and when attacking to enable them to go into the half time break with a lead that they extended early in the second half. Eventually a penalty appeal did go our way and a clinical finish by Mark Bird brought the match within our reach, but not for long as the visitors pushed on for their third goal to clinch the match. We wish Ambleside well in the next round of the competition.