DBFC Vets 3 – 1 Kennedy Town FC
Happy Valley Pitch 2 on 17 October 2018 with 20:00 KO
Squad: Bradders (GK), Baz, Riggers, Steve W, Steve R, Scotty, Pascal, Rudi, Brendon, Max, Angelo, Gazza, Pat, Michel and Fela.
Scorers: Riggers, Max and Fela.
DBFC Vets got there season off to a winning start by beating a battling Kennedy Town team (new to the Legends League this year) in the Champions Cup.
Cobwebs were definitely evident in a lot of the DBFC Vets football at the start of this match and lack of match fitness for many was showing towards the end.
DBFC dominated the first half after spluttering for the first 10 minutes of the game before getting into full swing and just rewards came after 20 mins when Centre Back Riggers ventured forward to play a one-two with Angelo and loop the ball over the Kennedy town keeper into the net.
10 minutes later Angelo received the ball from a throw on the edge of the 18 yard box to turn and play in Brendon, who from a narrow angle chipped the keeper only to see his effort come off the post. However, like a flash Max was there to pop the ball over the line for DBFC Vets second.
Changes were made at half time to get everyone decent game time. These changes and obviously some tactical changes and team direction in the Kennedy Town camp give them the upper hand and they seemed to dominate the 2nd half. DBFC Vets Fela had a couple of decent chances to increase the lead but it was Kennedy Town that got the goal inside the last 10 minutes from a scramble to a cross at the far post that Keeper Dave Bradley just couldn’t get his hands on. Kennedy town sniffed a chance to get in the game and pressed harder and nearly equalised when Baz Brown’s header back to the keeper fell short for the Kennedy Town striker to lob over out-coming Bradders. However, what looked like a certain goal was miraculously and acrobatically kicked off the line by the covering CB, Steve Rudall. With only a few minutes left to play Fela Banc got just reward for his efforts with a nicely taken goal to put the game to bed.