Match Report | Burnham v Wallingford and Crowmarsh – League, 23.08.2023

Burnham 6  – Wallingford & Crowmarsh 0  –   23th August 2023 – Dean Butler

Burnham’s early season league form continued with another comprehensive win, after an even start to the game it came to life after 10 minutes when the visitors had the ball cleared off the line following a mix up in the Burnham defence almost immediately after a long range ball from George Butler over the visitors back line was latched on to by Anas Igozouln who beat his man. His shot was kept out by the keeper with the ball bouncing back into play Jabir Laraba unselfishly rolled it across to Anas who made no mistake to make it 1.0 to the home team.

Burnham got their second goal 5 minutes later as they kept up the pressure on the visitors goal and as with the first goal it was Anas who got the goal as the ball fell kindly to him 10 yards out. Jabir turned from provider to goal scorer as the Blues got a 3rd before the break after cutting into the box following a quick free kick he turned the defence inside out before placing the ball into the bottom corner.

HT  Burnham 3  – Wallingford & Crowmarsh 0 

Burnham got the second half off to a flying start with a 4th goal within five minutes of the restart. Following some great work from Jonny Denton the ball was rolled through to Jabir his effort was kept out with a great save from the visiting keeper the rebound fell the on rushing Leo Decabo who  thumped the ball into the roof of the net. The game went through a scrappy period for a large spell in the second half with both teams cancelling each other out.

Manager Ben Murray used his full bench in the second half and it was one the five subs that got the 5th goal very late in the game. Ian Davies broke through one on one and his side footed effort beat the keeper and found the bottom corner. Not quite done with the goals late into additional time Burnham got a 6th a cross to the near post was bundled in off  a visiting player for an OG .

A fairly dominant display from the home side with another high scoring victory , the win puts the Blues top of the league.

FT Burnham 6  – Wallingford & Crowmarsh 0   Goal scorers – Anas (2) Jabir , Leo , Ian , OG

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