Badgers go out of FA Vase to Boldmere

Saturday 26th September 2020

Boldmere St Michaels  4   Brocton  0

Buildbase FA Vase 1st Qualifying Round

Brocton began brightly and for the first half an hour of the match were in serious contention, but their lack of confidence when it comes to goal attempts ultimately led to what became a stroll for their hosts.

A very early break by the visitors saw Jack Weldon get beyond the Mikes’ back line and into a very presentable scoring position. He hesitated and tried to find the pass which would make the chance sure and whilst his pull back was precise, the Boldmere defence had time to get back in numbers and smothered any attempt.

Jack Weldon got to the bye line again on ten minutes and won a corner from his low cross and Matt Kimmins combined with adam Weldon on the right flank to get Kimmins to the line and Alex Scott headed over from his deep cross.

At the other end a free kick was whipped into the side netting but a much better opportunity came from a slack Brocton pass in midfield which gave the Mikes a 3 on 3 situation attacking Brocton’s area. The Badgers reacted quickly but were fortunate as the ball was eventually  worked to Harry Sweeney who criminally struck wide unchallenged.

Just before the half hour Ben  Haddaway was put in on goal but the youngster’s effort lacked the power to beat Adam Whitehouse in goal for Boldmere.

That was the best of Brocton’s chances and Stuart Hendrie showed how it should be done with a burst into the area from the right and a shot across an unsighted Henry Smith fort Boldmere’s opener.

The Badgers remained calm and were perhaps too laid back as they played out from the back and Boldmere pressed in numbers. The inevitable happened as the ball was pinched and Daniel O’Sullivan made no mistake with the strike on goal as Brocton tried to recover. Owen Nolan had a smart chance, but hit over the bar, but it could have been worse before half time but for a great double save from Smith .

The second half could not have begun worse as a generous penalty from the slightest of touches by Smith shepherding Kyle Byrne away from goal, but there was little sympathy from Byrne as he got up to convert the penalty.

And that was it as a contest really. Jack Burgess made it four from distance as Henry Smith had been drawn out of his area and only managed to reach Burgess with his clearance and Matt Kimmins had the chance late on to grab one for the visitors but could only find Whitehouse with his back post header.

Brocton: Henry Smith, Adam Weldon, Josh Mousley, Alex Scott, Jamie Weldon, Jake Thomas, Matt Kimmins, Ben Haddaway, Jack Weldon, Dan lomas, Owen Nolan.

Used Subs:Will Heath, Kenny Devoir, Ben Wood.