Ken, Downer, Mark, Ross, Nick, Mango, Buttsy, Patsy, anil, Gerry and Johnny.
After last weeks hard-fought draw, Barnestoneworth were looking to capitalise on Coogee’s poor form. Barnestone started brightly with fluid passing and plenty of crosses in from both flanks. Coogee found it difficult to contain the Barnestone attack and looked completely outclassed for the majority of the half. After a host of chances from Barnestoneworth, big Dave came agonisingly close with a towering header after some good movement on the right. It seemed only a matter of time before the floodgates would open. The freshly groomed Patsy rolled back the years with a towering leap and headed in Barnestone’s opener. We soon doubled the lead after another good ball into the box lead to a goal mouth scramble which Anil tucked away.
In the second half Coogee upped their game and Barnestoneworth found themselves on the back-foot. The Barnestoneworth defence seemed comfortable breaking up a number of attacks which lacked any real conviction. Coogee reduced the deficit after stretching us on the left with the winger putting in a low driven cross which was met by their striker and well saved, only for the rebound to be driven in.
Coogee put numbers up in pursuit of the equaliser which created space for the counter-attack. Frustratingly Barnestoneworth wasted some good chances during a period of end-to-end attacking. Barnestone sealed the win late on when the ball was put through to Brendan who rifled it into the corner.
Barnestoneworth made hard work of a game which really should have been killed off in the first half. Nevertheless they displayed promising movement and put the work in to beat their rivals and climb to 2nd place.