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"B" Team - Match centre

Woodley United "B"
Berks County FC Rovers
J Mailer (3' Pen), B Mowbray (19'), C Fox Spence (72', 77', 84')
Full time
Sat 12 Sep 14:00 - Thames Valley Premier League - Division Five Attendance 7

Fox in the Box bags treble from the Bench

Callum Fox-Spence grabs 2nd half hattrick as Breeney inspired B team open season in style

Season 2015-16 couldn't have started better for Woodleys new look B squad. With players returning from seasons past and some new additions including John Mailer, last seasons A team player manager expectations were high.

Woodley got off to the best start possible when good work from Mailer played the ball into the feet of Jake Brown who laid the ball smartly inside to Ben Mowbray. Mowbray then flicked the ball onto Brown again who cut it back for the onrushing Mailer, who was caught by the County defender as he was about to pull the trigger. Mailer dusted himself down and slotted home the penalty to give Woodley a 3rd minute lead.

Despite Woodley having the better of the play in the first half they didn't have it all there own way and i took a smart save from Pete Davies from a stinging shot from the County right to keep it level. However Woodley didn't have to long to wait to extend the lead and after Mailer had pulled a shot wide on 17 minutes it was clear that they were the hungrier of the two sides. Just 2 minutes later it was 2-0 with Mowbray chasing down a monster header from Man of the Match John Breeney beating the keeper to the ball and touching home from 7 or 8 yards.

After this the game became stop start as the ref began to pull up a number of fouls with players from both teams needing to learn to keep there hands done when challenging for headers. They first half drew to a close with mostly Woodley on top and County resorting to long balls into the channels which Breeney, Davies and Co dealt with conformable.

Woodley started the second half positively and had a number of shots from distance without really troubling the score line as Brown, Mailer, Darren West and Jamie Cole all went close. However, once Callum Fox-Spence was introduced he stole the show. On 72 minutes Mailer delivered a freekick to the edge of the 6 yeard box and Fox-Spence popped up to touch home and make it 3-0. Just 5 minutes later he had made it 4-0 to Woodley as he picked a loose ball up in his own half broke through ran into the box and had his first shot saved by the keeper but kept a cool head to touch home the rebound from close in. ON 82 minutes the 10 minute hattrick was complete as after winning the corner when the keeper saved his one on one Fox-Spence then headed home Mailers ball to the farstick for 5-0.

Woodley continued to press and could have had more with Brown pulling a save out of the County Keeper and Mailer hitting the bar from a 30 yard freekick. Fox-Spence also almost added to his tally with an over head kick from 12 yards that went over the bar.

On a rare attack into the Woodley half in the last couple of minutes County got themselves a goal as Harry Turner challenged for the ball on the edge of the area and the ref, after a long delay, decided that the County player who took a tumble had been fouled in the area and awarded a spot kick. Despite the penalty being converted, Woodleys good mood could not be spoiled and the game finished 5-1. Even a clash of heads which resulted in a couple of stitches couldn't dampen Fox-Spences mood.

Next week the B Team visit Sonning Sports and will be looking to build on the performance to give themselves a solid foundation to set there season on.

Davies, Ronan(Barker), Carter, Turner(Leach), Breeney, O'Keeffe, Mailer (c), West, Brown, Mowbray(Fox-Spence), Cole(Oxlade)

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John Breeney

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Key moments

Scored Penalty John Mailer scores a penalty for Woodley United "B"
Goal Ben Mowbray scores for Woodley United "B"
Goal Callum Fox Spence scores for Woodley United "B"
Goal Callum Fox Spence scores for Woodley United "B"
Goal Callum Fox Spence scores for Woodley United "B"
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As it happened

  • Woodley United "B"
  • Berks County FC Rovers
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  • John Mailer Scored Penalty 3:00'
  • John Leach Sub On 5:00'
  • Harry Turner Sub Off 5:00'
  • Ben Mowbray Goal 19:00'
  • John Breeney Assist 19:00'
  • Grant Oxlade Sub On 60:00'
  • Jamie Cole Sub Off 60:00'
  • Ben Mowbray Sub Off 60:00'
  • Callum Fox Spence Sub On 60:00'
  • Jamie Barker Sub On 60:00'
  • Dan Ronan Sub Off 60:00'
  • Dan Ronan Yellow Card 60:00'
  • John Mailer Assist 72:00'
  • Callum Fox Spence Goal 72:00'
  • Callum Fox Spence Goal 77:00'
  • John Mailer Assist 84:00'
  • Callum Fox Spence Goal 84:00'

Team selection

Davies, Peter Davies, Peter
Ronan, Dan Ronan, Dan
Carter, James Carter, James
Cole, Jamie Cole, Jamie
Turner, Harry Turner, Harry
Breeney, John Breeney, John
West, Darren West, Darren
Mailer, John Mailer, John
Brown, Jake Brown, Jake
O'Keefe, Alex O'Keefe, Alex
Mowbray, Ben Mowbray, Ben

League round up

Other Division Five results

Baughurst AFC Res
TDC Knights
Sonning Sports
Goring Utd Res
Taplow United "A"
The Hop Leaf


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. TDC Knights 18 43
2. Berks County FC Rovers 18 34
3. The Hop Leaf 18 34
4. Shinfield Rangers Mens 17 33
5. Hurst "A" 17 29
6. Sonning Sports 18 27
7. Woodley United "B" 18 20

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