FCB Bunwer fall just short of record goal tally with a 10-1 victory over Amiviajes.

After concerns over whether the game would go ahead due to torrential rain, FCB went goal crazy and birthday boy player/coach Lee Fletch got in on the action. When a defender scores for this club it’s big news and we certainly got an earful from Chris Parker after his long range effort found the back of the net….via Fletch some claimed!!!

Match Fact: Parker’s first goal for the club against the travel agents of Amiviajes


FCB Bunwer scored a glut of goals in the first half against Bar Los Timbales on Saturday to race into a 5-0 half time lead, however they could only add a single goal to their tally in the second. Striker Emeka brought back memories of Mexico 86 with a blatant handled effort on the line exercising as much subtlety as Bernard Manning! This player is rapidly gaining a reputation for using his hands!!


The final score told no lies as FCB Bunwer got their noses firmly in front and pulled all the strings against Bar Pinocchio to maintain an impressive start to the year.

Match Fact: New signing from Oldham, Josh, makes his FCB debut in midfield.

Mahou men given sobering lesson

Match Fact: The Mahou Cervecería (brewery) was founded in Madrid in 1890 and is the official beer of Real Madrid C.F

FCB Bunwer faced high flying Cervezas Mahou on Saturday who soon realised that their Atlético Madrid styled kit wasn’t going to be enough to distract FCB from the job in hand. Although at times it looked as though the Brits had consumed one too many bottles of Mahou, they held firm with new found grit and determination this season to win 4-3 despite being reduced to 10 men 20 minutes from time.


FC Britanico goalkeeper Matt Yeah in action in his last game

FC Britanico 5 – Maycometal 2

So after a summer of intense preparation by both FCB teams it was the Bunwer side who were up first to kick off the new season on a hot morning at the Cage.
As is normal at the beginning of a new season, FCB had a lot of new faces that joined the club over summer so the starting line up only featured 5 players from last season which was: Matt Yea in goal for his last game between the sticks for the club, Silky, Mike Ojo, Sean and Zaed in defence, Stewart, Karim, Alex and Daniel in midfield and Eduardo and Ishmael as strikers.  Subs were Chris, Liam and Amar.
With only 2 pre season friendlies prior to today’s opener, FCB were still getting to know each other’s style of play and even names so Ladbrokes and William Hill both had Maycometal as firm favourites at 4/5 on!  However, once the game started it became clear that FCB were not going to let uncertainties affect their play and settled into a steady controlled game plan using the wide players well, the midfield linking well with each other and the defence mopping up whenever Maycometal threatened all of which must have been a relief to the ever vocal head coach Rami who makes Sam Allerdyce look docile!!  The opening goal of FCB’s season came midway through the first half, Ish burst through from midfield and after jinxing through a couple players found himself closed down on the edge of the Maycometal box by several defenders but Silky had raced into acres of space on the far side calling for the pass to which Ish duly obliged and after controlling the ball the right back let fly with a fierce low shot from 20 yards which the keeper got hands to but just couldn’t handle and the ball was in the back of the net to give the home side a deserved lead.  The relief was evident for the full back as this goal erased the heartbreak of the OG scored last season (and will hopefully lead to his profile being amended accordingly).  The first half action wasn’t finished there as about 3 minutes before half time FCB conceded a needless foul on the edge of the box which was a bad thing to do as Maycometal have a reputation for capitalising on free kicks.  Sure enough the worst fears were confirmed as the kick was curled brilliantly into the top corner, 1-1.  FCB were resigned to going in at the break level but optimistic, however, debutant Alex had different ideas and almost immediatly after the restart picked the ball up in the middle and went on a run at their defence then struck a fine low shot that swerved away from the keeper and gave FCB the advantage once again right on half time, brilliant response and the lads were truly up for turning the screw in the second half.  The only unfortunate part of the half was the loss of Karim due to an ankle injury so on came another debutant Chris to replace him.
Rami rallied the lads at half time and the boys were rightly beginning to believe that we had what it took to win the game.  They didn’t let themselves down as they picked up where they left off and surged into a 5-1 lead, the third, scored by another debutant Daniel, came after Mike Ojo found Ish from a free kick who then crossed for Daniel to slot home from close range.  Alex (him again!) blasted the 4th from a similar position to his first and is looking like a cross between Paul Scholes (style of goals) and Jack Rodwell (looks).  The 5th goal came from the ever present, loveable Marianne Feilani look alike Ishmael Majid who collected the ball on the edge of the box but was forced wide and it looked like his opportunity had been lost, Rami’s cry of $%^&**@~*?# seemed to confirm this but soon changed to a cry of delight as Ish, undeterred, swivelled and cracked home a rasping drive from a tight angle to effectively end the game as a contest. Towards the end of the match Rami brought on Amar for Stewart and Liam for Alex with Amar snapping away at the big Maycometal defenders who clearly didn’t like it.  Matt Yea proved he could deal with free kicks as he pulled off a fine stop from another wicked shot but unfortunately FCB made another silly error by bringing down the player in a dangerous position with about 5 minutes to go and Matt picked up a yellow card for his over exuberant protestations to the referee!  It was clearly too late for Maycometal to stage a comeback but once again they whipped in the ball to make it 5-2.  The frustrating thing for FCB was that had they avoided conceding the free kicks they would have finished this game with a clean sheet as the defence was rock solid otherwise and had a great day, scoring one and assisting with another.
A slightly surprising opening result for the Bunwer side then when you consider the opposition and the fact that we are still gelling as a team but the effort was fantastic and a real desire was there to see, well done lads proud of you!

Just a footnote to say well done to Matt Yeah in your final game for FC Britanico. Two goals conceded but also some fine saves. He is back to the UK Monday 17th but has been a great servant on and off the field in recent years for the club. Good luck in the UK and we look forward to seeing you in the future.

Bunwer finish season with a mauling of Proyel Duero

FCB looked to bring the curtain down on a season of mixed emotions with a home affair against Proyel Duero at the La Elipa Cage. For several the lads, they were keen to end their FCB careers on a high. Adopting a more offensive approach than usual, FCB lined up: Yea, Kiki, Ally, Gary Weir, Nick Boyle. Michael, Nestor, Josh. Ishmael, Zach and Mark.

From the offset, FCB adopted a high intensity, moving the ball around with a composure and patience which had abandoned them in recent weeks. The front three provided the necessary energy, and it wasn’t long until FCB were ahead after a back post finish from Zak. Two minutes later, after a clumsy foul, the lead was doubled from the
spot and FCB were flying. They continued to have the confidence to move the ball around, emboldened by a steady and assured back four which gave Proyel Duero very little to go on. Zack had his hatrick soon after, rounding off some good team play. With FCB four up (Zack, again), Proyel Duero threatened to make a game with a thunderous strike which cannoned in off the upright reducing the arrears to three.

FCB began the second half again with high energy levels, forcing Proyel Duero into several mistakes. Before long, FCB had found goals five and six to end the game as a contest. From here, the quality, on both sides, dropped and FCB continued to add to their tally, despite themselves being well off form by this point. Ultimately, the game was
abandoned at 11-1, with the embarrassment complete and the only issue now was whether both sides could maintain their discipline. It was a sad end to the game, and should not mask that the first forty five minutes were as high a quality as FCB have provided all season. After a Jekyll and Hyde season, FCB did at least sign off on a positive note
and, for those who are staying, next season can be met with fresh relish,

MOTM: Zack

FCB unable to give departing player final hurrah

FCB looked to bounce back from last week’s meek 3-1 reversal to Maycometal with a home game against Superefectivo. Again FCB had strength in numbers, but lined up: Yea, Ally, Ojo, Omar, departing captain Reece, Michael, Josh, Zach, Nick, Ishmael and Mark. FCB began promisingly, causing Superefectivo trouble down the flanks, but unable to find the composure and finesse to make the most of these opportunities. Twenty minutes in, however, Superefectivo did just this, going ahead with virtually their first effort of the game, a fine 20 yard strike well beyond the reach of Yea. Again FCB continued to plug away, but with little success and, after a harsh free kick was given against them, FCB were two down just before half time.

FCB began the second half, much as the first ended- with a lot of toil and very little quality to accompany it. Sadly, their visitors were in clinical form, and were three nothing up following a thunderous strike from the edge of the area. From here, FCB’s heads went down, although the effort remained beyond question. It was not to be their day, and another two avoidable goals consigned them to a heavy defeat on home soil. On certain occasions, FCB have been let down by effort but, today, it was the quality and finesse which proved the real difference and FCB can have no real complaints.
MOTM: Reece Carling
A final note to wish the MOTM (and POTY in waiting) a safe trip back to the UK and to thank him for all his efforts, both at regional and Bunwer level, this year. A great miss, and a great disappointment not to have sent him off on a more positive note.
For FCB Bunwer, the final curtain call comes this week, and the last chance to hoist themselves from the foot of the table which they have again slipped to. The season has had too many up’s, particularly in its formative stages, to end the season at the foot of the table (albeit the Championship table) and a win this Saturday should be enough to avoid it. It will also mark the last game for many in the squad, mainly top club man Matt Yea so defeat really should not be an option.
Kick off is 10.00 at La Elipa, so come on down and give the guys some support in their final game.
However, for now, hasta luego to the handsome Geordie.

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

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

Super Britanicos Crush Procarton


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.


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.”