Comrades Update

It’s an overcast afternoon here at Broadwater, but a nice temperature for football.

Comrades: 1. Eddie Farmer 2. Jamie Gavin 3. Lewis Rodrigoe 4. Jim Carmichael 5. Simon Carmichael 6. Mark Welling 7. Matt Wardle 8. Steve Hawes 9. James Armstrong 10. Tony Burnett 11. Aaron Usmani
Subs: 12. Lee Groves 14. Chris Gregory 15. Darren Caseman 16. Steve Boad 17. James Watts

Buckingham: 1. Jack Bridges 2. Mark Holman 3. Matthew Broughton 4. Jamie O’Callaghan 5. Jonathan Bates 6. Dave O’Dell 7. Andy Hammond 8. Craig Rumble 9. Jonathan Cater 10. Adam Bone 11. Frankey Tarrant
Subs: 12. Mo Deria 13. Chris Brunning 16. Paul Bowley

1505: Gilt-edged chance for Berko as a sweet Jamie Gavin cross was headed back to the edge of the six-yard box where Matt Wardle connected well but fired over.

1512: Bad news for the Comrades as Steve Hawes is stretchered off with what appears to be an achilles injury, James Watts replacing him.

1516: A couple of excellent stops from Eddie Farmer keep the game goalless, Adam Bone looking lively for the visitors.

1519: Berko get the breakthrough, a magnificent run by Wardle ends with a lay-off for James Armstrong who strokes the ball home. 1-0

1522: Almost a carbon copy as Wardle sets up Burnett, but he can only direct the ball wide.

1543: Armstrong doubles the lead from the spot after being upended making a darting run in the box. 2-0

1545: Tony Burnett directs the game with some excellent wing play and delivery. Bad news regarding Steve Hawes as it looks like a serious ankle injury.

1549: It’s half-time here with the Comrades 2-0 to the good.

1611: Six minutes into the second half and Armstrong completes his hat-trick with a cheeky goal, after nicking the ball off a defender. 3-0

1612: Buckingham pull one back as Frankey Tarrant drills home. 3-1

1623: A promising free-kick for the Comrades, but it is well blocked. The game is still far from over.

1629: That could be the goal Berko needed as Aaron Usmani unleashes a fierce drive into the top corner from a tight angle. Just over 20 minutes left. 4-1

1631: And now it’s five as Usmani heads home from the edge of the six-yard box. 5-1

1634: Making his home debut for the Comrades, Chris Gregory replaces Tony Burnett.

1637: Buckingham introduce Mo Deris for Andy Hammond.

1639: Lee Groves replaces Matt Wardle for the Comrades whilst Buckingham make their last change as Frankey Tarrant is replaced by Chris Brunning.

1643: The visitors pull another goal as Jonathan Cater follows up after Farmer had saved well. 5-2

1647: Final minutes and the visitors are pressing.

Final score: 5-2

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