Comrades Update

It’s a grey afternoon at Broadwater, and blustery too.

Comrades: 1. Eddie Farmer 2. Danny Power 3. Paul Leslie 4. Jim
Carmichael 5. Steve Hawes 6. Anthony Page 7. Matt Wardle 8. Adam
Mead 9. James Armstrong 10. Tony Burnett 11. Aaron Usmani

Subs: 12. Mark Welling 14. Lee Groves 15. Jamie Gavin 16. Graeme Milner

Crawley Green: 1. Joe Cox 2. David Hedley 3. Jonny Butler 4. Chris
Harvey 5. Matt Baldry 6. James Dickson 7. Robbia O’Dell 8. Neil
Pugh 9. Jason Blackett 10. Jermaine Hall 11. Stuart Stranee

Subs: 12. Ian McKenzie-Tyne 14. Kyal McNulty 15. Craig Savage 16. Adie

1501: We’re off and there’s stonewall penalty appeal as Jimmy Armstrong is clipped, but the ref waves it away.

1512: As expected, it’s tight early on as Crawley Green show the quality
that sees them third in the table.

1513: Eddie Farmer requires attention after being barged over at a corner.

1522: After lengthy stoppage, we’re off again.

1531: There’s plenty of strong challenges flying in as the ref let’s a lot go.

1534: Green have a couple of chances, Farmer smartly tipping the ball onto the post, and then Neil Pugh sees a decent effort deflected wide.

1538: It’s certainly a physical workout for both teams, but Tony Burnett fires
in a decent volley.

1540: Armstrong puts in a great little run, and his cross to the far post is marginally too high for Aaron Usmani who can only head just over.

1544: Berko get a free-kick which is curled towards the back post by Paul Leslie where Anthony Page was inches from heading home.

1545: The breakthrough comes from the head of Matty Wardle, who just beat Jimmy Armstrong to the ball. 1-0

1554: A great throw-in from Danny Power is only half cleared and Adam Mead blasts the loose ball into a Crawley Green defender.

1555: The hobbling Aaron Usmani is replaced by Mark Welling, and it is the sub’s first touch, a neat cross from the right, that Tony Burnett heads into the ground and over the line. 2-0

Half-time: 2-0

1611: New signing Courtney Francis replaces Steve Hawes for the Comrades.

1621: Jim Carmichael gets a caution for a late challenge.

1622: It’s been an entertaining game, and the ref has contributed to that by letting the game flow, interrupted by some eccentric decision making. 1628: Courtney Francis is booked for a foul on the far side.

1633: An unsavoury incident as sub Francis makes a burst forward and is caught with the elbow of Crawley’s Matt Baldry, and skipper James Dickson then confronts the stricken Berko man. It’s a red and yellow card respectively.

1644: A snap effort from Matt Wardle goes narrowly wide.

1647: Another chance for the Comrades as Jimmy Armstrong works himself into the area, and his shot is parried and an off-balance Courtney Francis can only direct the ball wide.

1654: A deep ball bounces across the six-yard box and Courtney Francis pops up to clip home. 3-0

1657: Another good claim for a penalty is waved away as Francis is felled in the

1700: We’ve just restarted after treatment to Courtney Francis, but there cannot be long left.

Full-time: 3-0


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