Bunwer Can’t Make it 3 in a Row

02/06/2012 – Coslada

Maycometal 3-1 FCB BunwerA disappointed Michael Langan

The Bunwer lads turned in a disappointing performance away from home, with only flashes of their recent form showing what they are really capable of. Despite having the better of the first half chances, they found themselves a goal down at half time. The team had looked stretched and when Maycometal found some space 25 yards out, their midfielder was able to pick his spot into the bottom corner. FCB showed improvement in the second half and deservedly equalised as Mark poached in on a Nick Boyle knock into the box. The goal bouyed Britanico spirits and put Maycometal on the rack, however they were to regain their lead when the defence were caught flat footed and the pacey striker made it 2-1. Still huffing and puffing, FCB had chances, Mark striking the post from a header. The game was put beyond FCB when the number 7 cut inside, ran right across the back 4 and fired a sweet curling finish in off the post. It was a disappointing result after recent performances and there were some ugly scenes towards the end as tempers heated, however the Brits must return to their strengths as they face Superefectivo next week.

MOTM Tom Pope

7th heaven as Britanico Regional continue their winning run

The FCB Regional team continued their impressive run of victories with a 7-3 win over Estremera. The team started with the familiar 3-4-3 set up and dominated from the start. With less than ten minutes on the clock, Mark broke away, went round the keeper and slotted it into the bottom corner. Not to be outdone, a few minutes later Josh with his back to goal spun and struck a sweet curler beyond the reach of the opposition keeper. With further goals from Zach and Mark, Britanico appeared to be cruising but in the second half Estremera came out more determined and after missing a couple of chances pulled back to 4-2. This seemed to spur FCB on and nice work in the middle led to another goal by Zach. But straight from the restart Estremera replied to make it 5-3. FCB did not let their heads drop and two further goals from hat trick hero Mark plus a bullet header from Nick after nice work down the left wing finished the game. With one more game to go away to 5th place Absolut Sport, let’s hope for a similar performance and a good end to the season.

Man of the Match: @Mark_Salkeld (congratulations on both the hat-trick and reaching 100 followers on twitter!!)
In a close second place a tie between Zak & debutant Dave Mullans

Bunwer crush Animales in 5 goal mauling

FCB travelled to Animales seeking to undo the wrongs of three months ago, which precipitated a worrying downturn in form. Buoyed by a fighting performance against Procarton last week, FCB hoped to make it two on the spin and hoist themselves from the foot of the top 12. They lined up: Karim, Ally, Ojo, Kirky and Silky. The midfield three was Michael, Nestor and Josh with Ishmael, Reece and Mark in attack. FCB began brightly, moving the ball well and pinning a ragged Animales back. Michael hit the underside of the bar with a half volley, before going close with a rare right foot effort. The deadlock was broken soon after, when an Animales player turned into his own net a dangerous FCB corner. From here, FCB continued to dominate and missed a spate of chances to increase their advantage. While Karim made some important saves at the back, Animales were struggling to come to terms with the pace of the game. After several good attempts, Marks efforts were rewarded with a fine strike just before half time, which severely wounded Animales.
The second half began in a similar style, although FCB were moving the ball better than in the first half. the game was put to bed after 50 minutes, when Michael unleashed a left footed drive which settled in the roof of the net after good build up play. However, FCB continued to miss chances, and they could have found themselvs pushing for double figures. Some good individual play from Ishmael was rewarded with a cool finish. With the introduction of Adam and Zaxh, FCB had a new dimension to their attack, with the speed and trickery of both causing innumerable problems to a tiring Animales. Five minutes from time, FCB made it five, with Zach turning home a move which had included 7 FCB players to give the game a well deserve gloss.
FCB now have three games remaining, and have a good opportunity to climb towards mid table and finish strongly. Although it may be a season of what might have beens, the goal must now be 9 points to conclude the season.
MOTM: Michael Langan
Goals: own goal, Mark, Michael, Ishmael, Zach
Assists: Michael, Reece, Ishmael, Michael, Ishmael

FCB Storm to Victory At Almudena

20/05/2012 – Almudena

Escuela Deportiva Almudena B 2-5 FCB Regional

FCB Regional took 3 Imagepoints for the second week running with a convincing victory away to Escuela Deportiva de Almudena. With changeable weather conditions, FCB clubman Dave Pugh used his considerable experience to open the scoring for FCB. Fine performances from newer lads, Josh and Zak, were rewarded as they bagged two goals each and helped Neil Moran’s lads to extend their run of good form.

Super Britanicos Crush Procarton

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19/05/2012 – La Elipa

FCB Bunwer 5-4 Procarton

Rami’s lads finally broke their winless run today in a 9 goal thriller against Procarton. The Brits started strongly and deservedly took the lead after 10 minutes with a fine team goal. Josh fired a great cross in, Kiki headed smartly back across goal and Mark nipped in to nod the ball home. With the wind against the Brits, Procarton levelled before half time as FCB failed to deal with a long ball. Worse was to come after the break as Procarton scored 3 more, with MOTM Josh’s goal at 3-1 down keeping them in the match. At 4-2, it looked like the same old story for the Brits, but they showed a resolve which has been missing recently, heaping the pressure on the visiting defence and forcing a Procarton own goal. With a cracking last 10 minutes set up, FCB took the initiative in the face of Procarton time wasting, and it paid off when Reece curled in an outstanding equaliser from the edge of the box. But better was yet to come, super-sub George Gomm picking the ball up 30 yards from goal and smashing a dramatic late winner into the top corner. FCB Bunwer’s finest performance of the season, and a thoroughly satisfying victory.

MOTM Josh

Silky’s Final Thought: “…..and you thought Chelsea’s comeback was good!!

After weeks in the doldrums losing game after game albeit sometimes by the narrowest of margins, FCB Bunwer finally returned to winning ways with arguably their finest victory and comeback of the entire season against classy Procarton. At 2-4 down with about 20 mins to go, Rami threw on Silky aka Bruce Lee and Nigel ‘kung fu kick’ De Jong after a lengthy absence due to a leg injury who was only too keen to shore up the defence with a somewhat ‘robust’ challenge which questioned what era the game was taking place in! However FCB held firm and an OG plus goals from Reece and big George propelled the club to a great win and is indicative of what this squad can achieve when the set up’s right and everybody’s in the mood.

As a footnote, I would like to reassure the team that I am not a malicious hatchet man type player and my prehistoric challenge was simply born out of a burning desire not to lose.”

FCB Strike Back!

13/05/2012 – La Elipa

FCB Regional 3-1 ADEPO-Palomeras

FCB Regional’s patience was rewarded on Sunday with a fine team performance and a convincing victory against Palomeras. The game had been billed as a battle of the basement, however, there was a clear gulf in class from the kick-off. FCB took early control of the game in the midday heat, Mark opening the scoring with a powerful strike. However, the defensive slip-ups that have haunted the Brits all season returned and Palomeras were gifted a couple of opportunities to get back into the game. With half time approaching, they took one. The Britanicos failed to organise themselves at a set-piece and Palomeras fired into the top corner from a seemingly innocuous position. The second half saw FCB reassert their control on the game, growing in confidence and always looking the more likely to score. With 15 minutes remaining, the goal finally came after a route one long ball and a fine run and finish from Nick Boyle. Bobby Wang then made sure of the win, popping up at the back post to loop a header over the helpless Palomeras keeper. A welcome 3 points for the Brits and a confident performance to boot.

MOTM Reece Carling

Poor FCB Run Continues With Bunwer Defensive Nightmare

12/05/2012 – La Elipa

FCB Bunwer 1-7 Faustos

FCB Bunwer were put to the sword during a furious 15 minute spell at the start of the second half against an experienced Faustos side. The visitors had been infront at half time thanks to a gift from the Bunwer defence after they didn’t deal with a driven corner, however, the Brits had stabilised and looked ready to fight back. Further poor defending in the second half, however, saw a flurry of goals, most disappointingly from set pieces, fly into the FCB net. At 7-0 down and with arguments rife and will power in short supply, Mark pulled a goal back for FCB, but by that point the writing was on the wall and the brits will face a tough test of character to pull themselves together for next weeks clash with Procarton.

MOTM Omar Majid

FCB Regional Suffer Heavy Defeat

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6/5/2012 – Santa Eugenia

C.D. SANTA EUGENIA 1976 “B” 7-1 FCB Regional

A disappointing Britanico performance away to 10th placed Santa Eugenia saw them go down to one of their heaviest losses. FCB struggled on the poor pitch and the game was over as a competition after just 11 minutes with the Brits 4-0 down. The match officials conspired to worsen FCB’s day even further, with Pat Khodadadian receiving a conspicuous red card, leaving the Regional lads with a lot of soul-searching to do.

Late goal cruel blow for battling Bunwer

05/05/2012 – La Elipa

FCB Bunwer 1-2 Restaurante Alconada

It was another bitterly disappointing Saturday morning for FCB Bunwer, with the now routine “pipped to the post” feeling rippling through the team at the final whistle. After a shaky first 5 minutes, FCB moved an extra man into the centre of midfield, and dominated the game against a Restaurante Alconada side who have won 4 out of 4 since the league split. Mark gave the Brits the lead after great pressure on the visitors’ keeper lead to a mistake, allowing a finish from a tight angle. Ishmael Majid almost made it two after great work from Madris flashed the ball across the 6 yard box, but he was unable to connect with the goal at his mercy. The lead lasted until just after half time when, controversially, table topping Alconada scored with a drilled shot from outside the box, despite Fletch having been fouled and remaining motionless on the FCB penalty spot. FCB regrouped though, and it looked firm favourites to restore their lead, however they spurned several chances from close range and found the Restaurante Alconada keeper desperate to atone his earlier errors. With only minutes remaining on the clock, the visitors struck the cruel and crucial blow. After some creative flair from the winger, a fabulous chipped through ball allowed an on-rushing midfielder to lift the ball beyond Matt Yea in the FCB net. Rami’s lads’ poor run continues, although there is clearly life in the team yet.

MOTM Josh

Match Report to follow

Another Miserable Sunday for FCB Regional

ImageC.B. Ntra.Sra. de Lujan 4-0 FCB Regional

FCB’s nightmare season saw another low this weekend, with the Regional team whitewashed by bottom of the league C.B. Ntra.Sra. de Lujan.

More details to follow.