ART, QF: British Airways set to land as Old Bradwell return to Abbey Road

Old Bradwell United manager David Keene has spoken as his side look ahead to returning to their own ground for their Anagram Records Trophy, quarter-final on Saturday afternoon.

David Keene

Keene told Sports Shots this lunchtime;

Saturday (Weather permitting) sees us play our first true Home game of the season, as we are back at Abbey Road for the first time this season in an Anagram Trophy Quarter Final tie against British Airways.

Whilst it’s nice to be back at Abbey Road we have started to find a little form and the last 3 results have been excellent. After the 3-0 defeat to Totternhoe, in what was a closer game than the score suggested, we have beat Amersham, Mursley and most recently New Bradwell.

Whilst all wins are pleasing the win last Saturday against Mursley was excellent in that they have beaten us twice this season so was pleasing to get the win. Tuesday night’s game against New Bradwell was a very good team performance against a very good team.

That win had everything, New Bradwell were in control for the first 25 minutes and we had to dig in a little, we then got a foothold in the game and scored a very good goal. The second half we dominated for long spells and should have probably added to the 1-0 scoreline but was pleasing to get the win and the clean sheet. The work rate of the players was exceptional and is their benchmark for the remainder of this season. Also it was nice that selection decisions the management took paid off, which isn’t always the case. In addition the number of supporters who made the short journey were excellent.

Today’s game puts us up against a team we haven’t played before and don’t know a great deal about. British Airways are well placed in the Middlesex County league and have been in great form in this competition. Seeing off SSMFL Division 1 team Hatfield in the last round with ease.

I’m sure Saturday will be a very tough game as you would expect in a quarter-final of any competition but we are hopeful to continue our recent collective and individual good form. Hoping the return to Abbey Road will also work in our favour.

Squad for Saturday’s game (from): Alex Feaver, Colm Rooney, Dan Willett, Duane Bhasin, Joel Rodwell Bullock, Kieran Perkins, Niall Williams, Nick Bardell, Pete Bentley, Pete Maddigan, Peter Maxey, Ross Butler, Shaun Ennis, Tommy Cooke, Zac Ferris.

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