Bullets finish in 4th place
Bardwell put in a gallant display at Oxford City FC this weekend, but just fell short in their quest for Knockout Cup glory.
In a frantic semi final played in cold, windy conditions, Bardwell were edged out by a single goal by Florence Park, who deserve a lot of credit for pressing Bardwell back with a high-tempo performance. Our boys dug in and were ahead early in the second half, but Florence Park scored in quick succession from a free-kick and penalty to turn the game on it's head. A further goal apiece kept it tense but the boys ran out of time to force the equaliser.
A 3rd/4th place playoff game with Grove Challengers produced an evenly matched and entertaining first half, but as the game wore on it was the opposition who finished much stronger and ran out deserved winners.
The team deserve a lot of credit for their efforts in the competition these past 2 weekends, everybody played their part and we take a lot a positives forward into an extremely tough run of fixtures between now and the end of the season.
Goals this weekend from Solomon Thorner (3), Ewan Michael and Cassius Pearce Bates. Cassius was given the Player of the Week trophy for his performance in the playoff game that included a fine solo goal, as well as being an exemplary member of the squad over the course of January - congrats Cass!