YAL Supreme Division
Bradford United 2-1 Greetland
After a month of home games, Bradford United travelled to face Halifax based side Greetland. Greetland like so many of our previous opponents started like a house on fire trying to play with a high tempo & dictate proceedings. The question was for how long?
That answer was 35 minutes & for 35 Bradford United once again showed character and bottle whilst under the cosh, Bradford weathered the storm. Truth be told we had belief we would have our moments which we did and took. Firstly, Juwara was alert to tap in from a Mehmet shot which the keeper parried. Secondly, as Greetland were on the ropes 2 minutes later Khurram & Brendan linked up majestically with Brendan finding the back of the net from 20 yards.
Second half Bradford were mainly on top without being able to add to the lead having missed by whiskers on several occasions. Greetland did get one back with 10 minutes giving us flashbacks of last week. However, Bradford stood broad & tall seeing this one out when all seemed against us with the ref sin binning one of our lads having question a decision.
Onto 3 weeks of cup games giving us a break from the league. Well done to everyone involved. Backs against the wall, 12 men grinded out a must needed victory.
Ousainey Juwara ⚽️
Brendan Maltby ⚽️
Mehmet Tektas 🌟
Match report: 5-2 win
⚽️MUAWIYAH > OSKAR
1 change made to the line up from last game as we looked for back to back wins. Ricardo in for Ray (illness).
With the opposition arriving a little late, we wanted to get at them from the get go but we couldn’t find our rhythm for the first 15 minutes. It seemed end to end for some odd reason. As usual, we had a few half chances but couldn’t put the ball in the back of the net. They threatened us with the long ball but we stood tall and didn’t concede. After some long passes attempted from us, we started to keep the ball better.
Our first goal came from MUAWIYAH pouncing on a parry from the keeper from oskar’s shot. From this point, it looked like there was only one team who could score the next goals in the game. We got our 2nd and 3rd goals in similar fashion as the first goal with mamzi scoring 2 goals from close range from muj’s set pieces which were also parried by the keeper.
Half time 3-0
Yorkshire amateurs started the second half on the front foot as we struggled to continue on our dominance from the first half. After some sloppy play from us losing the ball and not working hard to win it back, they scored 2 quick goals to make it 3-2. It was the wake up call we needed and deserved after we took the foot of the gas.
From here on we got back to playing our way and dominating with occasionally riding our luck. We got further 2 goals through yaseen finishing well after some good work from mahine and mazn scoring the last goal of the game rolling the ball to an empty net.
All in all a well deserved win but its clear we have a lot of work to do in certain areas.
Things to improve on:
- Dont force passes and keep it simple to open up space between the lines. (Same as last week)
- Got to stay focused for the whole game not in phases otherwise we will get punished.
Positives from today:
- Creating lots of chances
- 5 goals scored
- 4 different goals scorers
- Some impressive individual performances.
MAMZI (2 GOALS) and a wall at the back making some crucial challenges.
Other deserved mentions:
- RICARDO- fantastic all round defensive performance and could easily have been MOTM.
- Zain- another faultless performance
WELL DONE BOYS👏
WE GO AGAIN NEXT GAME AND GET THE 3 POINTS👊🏼
ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND AND SEE YOU AT TRAINING 👍🏼
Morley 5-2 Bradford United 21s
A 45 minutes for the lads to forget and forget fast. A few mistakes and a very bad first lead to us being down and out at half time 5-0.
Second half the shape was changed and it worked well. The lads got two goals back and didn’t look like conceding another however it was too little too late. The lads go into the district cup next week and know that they must react to the performance today.
MOM – Sulaiq