Birkbeck 7 – 1 C&R2
Thursday 3 December 2015, 1-2pm
Match reporter: Chris Baker
Birkbeck FC continued their perfect start to the season with a thumping 7-1 victory against C&R2 at Coram Fields on Thursday afternoon.
The Blues dominated throughout and the score line could have been even wider but for some careless finishing. Midfield dynamo Ollie Bass was in a particularly relentless mood and capitalised on a poor kick from the C&R2’s goalkeeper before coolly slotting home.
Bass then doubled his and Birkbeck’s goal tally for the day by breaking clear of the opposition’s defensive lines and calmly rounding the goalkeeper to make it 2-0. Birkbeck by this stage were now totally rampant and creating chances at will and it was not surprise when Matt Boyd made it 3-0 with an excellent finish from a tight angle.
Before the end of the first half C&R2 did manage to notch what turned out to be a consolation strike and it a goal that their play barely merited, it was a well worked goal all the same. A good cross from the left was smartly turned in on the volley to make the halftime score line 3-1.
Into the second half and the pattern of the match was very much the same with Birkbeck FC dictating proceedings and it didn’t take long for the home side to restore their three goal advantage. Ollie Bass completing his hat-trick with a goal that was a carbon copy of his first.
The next goal then bordered on the outrageous (in this reporter’s extremely unbiased opinion), Chris Baker picked up the ball just inside the opposition’s half – he snaked past two challenges before approaching the edge of the area, he danced past another down the inside left channel before cutting inside onto his more reliable right foot before tucking his side footed shot past the helpless goalkeeper.
It was champagne football from here on out from Birkbeck FC. C&R2 on the other hand had totally fallen apart after going 5-1 down and were fighting amongst each other when they weren’t trying to hack down their opposite numbers. It was now time for Gary “Two Goals” Brannan to join the party and he did so after a sweeping team move, where he found himself in acres of space at the far post and rifled his shot high into the roof of the net. There was still time for Rob to get in on the act and give the score line the sort of gloss it deserved. The defender stormed forward and found himself on the end of an elongated one-two with Matt B and gave the goalkeeper absolutely no chance from close range.
It is thought that Nikos is still out on the pitch but hasn’t quite yet managed to score – it was one of those days for the maverick Greek forward!
This team seems to be going from strength to strength and a special mention must be given to the debutants on loan from the LSE – Pete and Charlie, who slotted in seamlessly during this emphatic victory.
Next up for Birkbeck FC is a match with Athletico Pascals on Thursday 17th December, in this type of form you wouldn’t bet against them continuing their 100% record.