Henbury at the helm

Henbury at the helm

Henbury at the helm

Henbury at the helm

First published in Sport

South West Colleges Elite Premier League

Bridgwater College EDS 7, Guernsey FA 0

TEAM BC men’s elite football development squad kept their South West Elite Premier League title chances alive with a comprehensive win over league newcomers Guernsey.

Ross Panes opened the scoring after ten minutes from a pin-point Lewis Hembury free- kick and Hembury’s laser sharp crosses found the free goalscoring Matt Connick, who headed in from a corner five minutes later.

Captain Ollie Chamberlain showed his usual composure and class in the centre of midfield with the ever-industrious Harry Horton.

The two combined passes to release Connick who smashed the ball past the stranded Guernsey keeper to make it 3-0.

Debutant Tom Yates came on for Panes and was immediately involved in creating Team BC’s fourth goal – setting free Chamberlain on the right to waltz past four Guernsey defenders and drive his shot into the far left-hand side of the goal.

Panes grabbed a second from another wellrehearsed corner by Hembury – and the immaculate Dan Barber scored as well as the tall centre back rose above a crowded penalty area and headed home from another Hembury corner.

Hembury, playing a key role with three assists in the game, got himself on the score sheet as he latched on to a fine cross-field pass from Horton and rounded the advancing goalkeeper to score from a rebound off the post to secure a comfortable victory for Team BC.

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