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

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.