ECB 3 Albany United 0 played 17/07/2008

The scoreline said 3-0 but it could easily have been three times that as Bays played Albany off the park with a display of passing that ran the home side ragged and kept them on the back foot for most of the game. Albany started quicker and put some early pressure on the Bays defence but from the fifth minute it was virtually all one way. Dan Peat had a great chance in the seventh minute but miskicked in front of goal and five minutes later, Jeff Campbell then Nick Hyde both had shots cleared of the line as Albany packed their defence. An 18th minute drive from Jason McKeown was parried away for a corner. Campbell took the corner but the Albany keeper was intent on denying Hyde any access to the cross. This proved disastrous as Campbell"s corner floated unchallenged into the corner of the net. Aidan Gwilt was called into action to save from Carl Robinson but that was the last serious threat to the Bays goal. The next fifteen minutes saw some sublime passing football by Bays and desperate defending by Albany. Campbell and Phil Edginton came close until in the 38th minute a Campbell header was only partly cleared and fell to Arek Kubicki who was untroubled to score from less than one metre out. The second half saw Bays in cruise control and totally dominant. Peat and Kubicki had chances blocked and the third goal came with fifteen minutes remaining. Jack Beguely received a pass, took off down the left and crossed to Kubicki who made no mistake from close range. The last ten minutes saw three great saves by Albany"s keeper, one at the feet of Hyde and two fingertip saves from Beguely. A commanding performance with the lack of finishing a slight worry for the Chatham Cup quarter-final next weekend. Team: Gwilt, Forrest, Suri, Edginton (Webster 72), Beguely, Zoghby, Hyde, Campbell, McKeown (Kenyon 62), Kubicki (Estrin 77), PeatThe scoreline said 3-0 but it could easily have been three times that as Bays played Albany off the park with a display of passing that ran the home side ragged and kept them on the back foot for most of the game. Albany started quicker and put some early pressure on the Bays defence but from the fifth minute it was virtually all one way. Dan Peat had a great chance in the seventh minute but miskicked in front of goal and five minutes later, Jeff Campbell then Nick Hyde both had shots cleared of the line as Albany packed their defence. An 18th minute drive from Jason McKeown was parried away for a corner. Campbell took the corner but the Albany keeper was intent on denying Hyde any access to the cross. This proved disastrous as Campbell"s corner floated unchallenged into the corner of the net. Aidan Gwilt was called into action to save from Carl Robinson but that was the last serious threat to the Bays goal. The next fifteen minutes saw some sublime passing football by Bays and desperate defending by Albany. Campbell and Phil Edginton came close until in the 38th minute a Campbell header was only partly cleared and fell to Arek Kubicki who was untroubled to score from less than one metre out. The second half saw Bays in cruise control and totally dominant. Peat and Kubicki had chances blocked and the third goal came with fifteen minutes remaining. Jack Beguely received a pass, took off down the left and crossed to Kubicki who made no mistake from close range. The last ten minutes saw three great saves by Albany"s keeper, one at the feet of Hyde and two fingertip saves from Beguely. A commanding performance with the lack of finishing a slight worry for the Chatham Cup quarter-final next weekend. Team: Gwilt, Forrest, Suri, Edginton (Webster 72), Beguely, Zoghby, Hyde, Campbell, McKeown (Kenyon 62), Kubicki (Estrin 77), Peat


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