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Wokingham Wanderers F.C.
Wanderers 2 Bracknell Wanderers 0
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27th October 2002 - Division 4 - Langborough Rec.

On paper it looked like an easy fixture for Wanderers as they faced a Bracknell side humiliated 19-0 in their last match.

It was to prove difficult enough even getting the match started difficult wind conditions initially put the match in doubt and then injured Wanderers striker Anthony Prior had to step in to referee after the late withdrawal of the designated official.

Despite the weather, Wokingham managed to play some attractive passing football between defence and midfield, without finding the killer balls for the forwards.
Mark Devenny and Andy Kinch both went close in the first half, hitting the Bracknell keeper with shots when through on goal.


To their credit, Bracknell offered genuine threat in attack in the opening forty-five minutes and Wanderers had to be on their toes to come in at the break without conceding.

In the second half Wanderers raised their game and after a spell of pressure, Alan Pearce crossed brilliantly for Jamie Ryall to head down and into the net.

The goal lifted Wanderers even more and following a Mark Devenny cross, Lewis Trusty powerfully dispatched the ball into the net for his first ever goal.

Wanderers continued to press and their performance deserved much more than the two goals that they managed.  Particularly impressive were captain Phil Soane and Chris Stu Orbell, both covering great distance down their respective wings.  Andy Kinch too was a significant player, with a battling midfield performance.

TEAM: Alan Mellor, Chris Orbell, Dan Van der Laan-Odonnell, Clint Falcus, Phil Soane, Mark Devenny, Scott Ford, Andy Kinch, Alan Pearce, Lewis Trusty, Jamie Ryall.

SUB: Oliver Bambrough (for Devenny).