Broadies historic FA Vase run ends!
It was Newport Pagnell who started the brighter and within 3 minutes they had taken the lead through Sam O'Neill (Newport Pagnell) who got on the end of a cross from Ollie Wilkinson. If it wasn't for Kieran Jimmy in goal making save after save it could have been 4 or 5 nil to the home side within the first half hour. After 30 minutes Broadies finally started to get into the game showing a renewed energy, higher pressing and overall quicker tempo all over the pitch. With this pressure Broadfields started to create a few chances of their own before the break, including a shot from Billy Smith which was cleared off the line with some players adament by a Newport hand.
After the break Broadies had carried on from where they left off in the first half and were piling the pressure on Newport. With all the heavy pressure from Broadies it drew many fouls and booking from Newport with one of the fouls leading to a free kick in a wide area, 30 yards from goal. Josh Warren delivered an absolute peach of a cross into the box in which Rex Kimona got his head on the end of and finding the back of the net, Broadies were level. Following the goal the game become end to end with both teams having chances and moments to win the game which added to the excitement of the cup tie. Unfortunately for Broadies it was Newport who got the winner from a corner which was defended well by Broadies as Dom Lawless was left with acres of space to tap home the winner.
The FA Vase run may be over for this season for Broadfields United but the boys showed tremendous character and resolve not only on Saturday but throughout the whole FA Vase run and they can be extremely proud of that.
Broadfields Man of the Match: Kieran Jimmy