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Bodmin 1 - Bude Men 3 23/11/2019

Bude made the short trip across to local rivals Bodmin, who had also been suffering from similar results this season which made for a mouth watering bottom of the table clash.

Bodmin started spritely and managed to put the early pressure on Bude but they could only find a couple of wayward shots; this woke Bude up and after a couple of fruitless counter attacks they manufactured a short corner opportunity and although the routine did not go to the initial plan they persevered and eventually found Jon Elliot who made himself some time and space at the back post from where he fired home. Bude continued to dominate the middle of the pitch allowing them to create the better chances but it was Bodmin who drew level as a short corner was deemed to have hit the defenders leg on the way to go goal, so a penalty flick was awarded which was neatly put away despite the keepers best efforts. The score then remained level into the half time break and well into the second half despite Bude’s continued dominance but the pressure eventually tolled as David Woodward pulled off a spectacular reverse shot scoop come flick into the top corner of the roof of the net to put Bude back in front. Bude had an uneasy feeling that a one goal lead was not enough against a determined Bodmin fighting for survival and so they channelled these feelings into momentum to keep creating chances which they knew would eventually turn into a goal thus avoiding a nervy finish. Bude’s hard work was duly rewarded when a well worked short corner routine was slipped right to David who riffled home a straight strike to grab his brace. With a sufficient cushion now gained Bude were resilient to not let the 3 points and lead slip in any way so the whole team pulled together to not give Bodmin an inch with everyone playing superbly right up to the final whistle The defence snubbed out every Bodmin attack quickly turning it into their own using the skill of the midfield to seamlessly link up with the front men who were lead by the outstanding Henry Gwynn-Thomas. It was his electric pace and simple passing that caused the Bodmin defence numerous problems all game and saw him edge the man of the match award which was closely fought between a number of outstanding performances. Bude will be looking for more of the same with the addition of home advantage as they face high flying Ashmoor next week.

Fixtures

 

O.P.M Vs Bude Men

07/12/2019 - 1.30pm

Bude Ladies Vs Okehampton

18/01/2020 - 2.30pm

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