Match Report: Irchester Utd
Valuable point on the road
Wanderers earn a valuable point on the road at a very Blustery Alfred Street.
First half was a very even affair with chances at both ends with the lions share falling to Irchester who managed to capitalize on the stroke of half time going in at the break 1 – 0.
Injuries forced Wanderers into a few changes, after some reorganizing started to play some nice passing football despite the blustery conditions and were beginning to gain the upper hand. Then on 85 minutes Harvey Mutton grab a well deserved equalizer earning the Wanderers a valuable point.
This was a much improved performance all round as we continue to look better defensively, only conceding from a very well taken Irchester goal. Plenty positives to take from this game hopefully the improvement will continue against Leyton Town Development .
Final Score Irchester Utd 1 – 1 BPWFC
After an impressive performance and going close on a few occasions, Harvey Mutton converts in the 85 minute to grab a welcome point.
Match Report: Winslow Utd
Poor start continues as Wanderers slump to the foot of the table
Winslow Utd dominated play from the whistle in the first half going in to the break with a 3 goal lead.
In the second half after a few changes Wanderers did look slightly better but Winslow midfield always looked in control it was only some heroic defending and brilliant goal keeping that kept the score line down.
Wanderers now have a 10 day break before the next fixture a week on Tuesday away to Irchester Utd.
Photo’s Courtesy of Richard Harrison
Managers Report v Rushden & Higham FC
On Saturday we welcomed Rushden & Higham to Latimer Park. A game where I’m sure both sides fancied themselves given both teams starts to the season.
Onto the football, we’d prepared well during the week at training and I expected a quick start to bounce back from the previous weeks disappointment. Unfortunately our good preparation didn’t reflect on to the start of the game and R&H were the ones on the front foot from the start applying the pressure. This pressure mounted to our right back being yellow carded inside the first 2 minutes for a shirt pull which then didn’t help him by being targeted for each attack thereafter ( well played R&H ). The visitors took a 2 goal lead. On the 20th minute, the man in the middle has made a big call by awarding red cards to 1 player from each side for a silly altercation in which our player ( the one sent off ) had been thrown to the ground and then grabbed by the neck by at least 2 R&H players… in my opinion and others around the ground, our man should have seen yellow for his push back and R&H were lucky not to have another man sent off. We had chances in the first half, 1 of which from 6 yards out should really have been put away but instead the strike came crashing back off the crossbar. Going into the break at 2-1 would have made a big difference in the remainder of the game but it wasn’t to be on this occasion.
2nd half after a stern honest chat in the changing room, the desire to go and do something in the game and want to get on the ball was better but ultimately we conceded a further 2 goals. At this point at 4-0 down, R&H were happy to sit back and defend their lead. This lead to large spells of possession from us causing a few problems for the visitors. Around the 75th minute, the man in the middle has another big call to make when the visitors goalkeeper rugby tackles Allen Dogbe to the ground inside the penalty area with clearly no intention of going for the ball. Penalty given and only a yellow card for the R&H goalkeeper which everyone inside the ground knew should have been a red. A penalty being a glimmer of hope, was struck against the cross bar and another chance squandered. Shortly after the penalty miss, we’re in again but another effort struck against the post from 8 yards out. Ultimately R&H didn’t have many shots at goal but the ones they did have, they were clinical. We hit the woodwork on 3 occasions and didn’t manage to put away a couple of other chances on top of that.
Confidence from the Winslow game played a big part in our sloppy start for this one. The lads are a good honest group of players and know what we need to do to get back on track. Starting with another home game on Tuesday evening against chenecks who we know we will have to be up for to get anything from the game.
Onwards to Tuesday! Luke Eaton
Missed Chances prove costly against the Lankies
Below Par Second Half Proves Costly
for the Wanderers
The Wanderers started the game very brightly with Allen Dogbe opening up the scoring on 7 minutes and Tom Buller converting 3 minutes later after Moulton Squandered a couple of opportunities to strike back.
The first half was a very even affair with Allen Dogbe and Tom Buller creating problems for the Moulton defence. Some great passing football from both sides and Moulton always looking a threat in front of goal and were growing into the game and proved to be so by leveling things before half time.
Second half saw Moulton shuffle the pack and grab the initiative from the kick off, dominating play and continued to dominate and made it pay off by adding to their tally on 50th and 60th minutes before wrapping up the win in injury time.
Goals for Wanderers Allen Dogbe 7min Tom Buller 10min
Final Score BPWFC2-5 Moulton FC
Letchworth Garden City Eagles
Fine away win gets the Wanderers Season under way.
For our second away game of the new season we travel down the A1 to take on Letchworth Garden City Eagles who have also had a mixed start to their campaign.
Burton started the game on the front foot & were well on top in the first half, playing some quick slick passing football. It wasn’t long before Connel Lyons, making a welcome return to the club scored with an overhead kick in the first fifteen minutes.
Harvey Mutton making it 2 on 25minutes To give the Wanderers a 2-0 Cushion going in at the break.
Letchworth, as expected, piled the pressure on in the 2nd half, pulling one back in the 65 minute, but Burton held out for their first win of the season.
Dominating first half, resilient in the 2nd.
Final Score: Letchworth Garden City Eagles 1-2 BPWFC
Royston Town FC U/23
Wanderers slow start to the season continues as the early exchanges were pretty even however along ball over the top proved costly as the Irchester forward slotted home from close range.
From this point Irchester took control and it wasn’t long before they extended their lead going in into the break at 2 up.
Second half saw Irchester pick up where they left off the first half claiming their 3rd. Burton started to grow into the game with long spells of pressure and manage to pull one back through Phil Dashit after a good run.
Irchester soaked up the pressure and there forwards giving the wanderers defence problems all night broke at pace and added number 4 to their tally.
Sub Charles Griifith scoring for the Wanderers in the dying minutes
Final Score BPWFC 2-4 Irchester Utd
Earls Barton FC
The wanderers finally got their preseason friendlies under way yesterday at a very wet Buccleuch academy on the astro Turf.
A very even game with the wanderers having the edge in the first half. Earl Barton did take the lead it was wanderers going in 2-1 to the good in the first half after creating plenty of chances.
Second half things were still pretty even probably with the visitors creating a few more chances but for some great defending and some heroic goalkeeping keeping them out.
Wanderers grabbing their 3rd late on to seal the win.
A good start for the new management team and some good performances all round with plenty of changes to the line up.
Well done very well played.
Many thanks to Earls Barton for the game. We wish you the best of luck for the forth coming season.
BPWFC 3-1 Earls Barton Utd FC
Next up is Desborough Town Res on Wednesday Night Lets hope the rain has stopped by then..!!
Desborough Town Res
Our second preseason friendly starts how the last one finished with a good soaking for the Burton Faithful.
Desborough started the brighter of the 2 sides capitalizing on some defensive errors taking a 2 goal lead into the break.
Burton came out second half and were growing into the game looking a lot brighter and deserved their goal to bring the score to 2-1 and looked like they could get at least a draw from the game.
A lack of concentration late in the second half was punished with Desborough grabbing a third.
We would like to thank Desborough town for the game and wish them all the best for the coming season.
Desborough Town 3-1 BPWFC
Next up Away to Finedon Volta FC at the Redwell Leisure Centre Wellingborough.
Finedon Volta FC
The final Pre season friendly before our Spartan Division one campaign kicks off this Saturday ends with a 5-1 victory for the Wanderers.
The first half saw a dominant display with some good fast flowing football creating plenty of chances and probably should have gone in a couple of goals to the good but a Lucas Rogers strike was all that separated the two sides.
Second Half saw Finedon Volta come out and put the wanderers under some pressure and leveled the score.
This was short lived as capt Dan Smith scored Wanderers Second with a superb headed goal from a corner kick and followed up with this second shortly after.
Allen Dogbe was also rewarded for his hard work all night with a brace to complete the scoring
BPWFC 5- 1 Finedon Volta FC
We would like to thank Finedon Volta FC for the game and wish you all the very best for the new season.