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Ware
Brentwood Town
Full time
D Dafter (36'), B Hunter (71')
Tue 6 Mar 19:45 - The Bostik Football League - North Division Attendance 60

Ware 0 Brentwood Town 2

Long wait for a home win continues.

This was not the result that Ware wanted or needed. A hard working display went, as is so often the case when a club is at the wrong end of the table, unrewarded as early chances were scrambled away.

After a positive start by the home side it was the visitors who drew strength from Ware's inability to convert chances and after hitting a post Brentwood went on to take the lead before half time. A second goal on the break sealed the points for the Essex side and with Cheshunt's win at Barking leaves Ware just one place above the relegation spot.

It looked good in the opening exchanges with Josh Oyibo spearheading several raids on the Brentwood goal. His cross after beating a man opened up the visiting defence but it was headed goalwards and parried by Anthony Page with the rebound being hit straight at him by Jordon Watson. Oyibo then had another shot just wide whilst a through ball was poorly dealt with by Page but cleared for a corner.

Brentwood were giving away numerous free kicks in this period as Ware applied pressure but it was the home side that received the first yellow card of the evening when Gareth Madden was penalised in stopping a Brentwood attack. Tony Stokes had already hit a post for the visitors but they went one better from the free kick which was headed home by Danny Dafter with ten minutes to go before half time.

The second half saw Ware putting together some positive football with Harley Haag and Leigh Rose both having chances. But with 15 minutes left a long clearance from Page reached Brad Hunter whose first shot was saved only for him to bury the rebound.

The defeat leaves Ware four points above Romford and with two games in hand but they have now gone five games without a point and face some tough fixtures in the immediate future. Their last home win was at the beginning of October and it was one that took them to fifteen points out of their opening nine games.

It all looked so promising then and morale has clearly been affected as a team of more than capable players have dropped some unnecessary points. A draw is the least that will be needed to revive optimism as the run-in to the season's end becomes more intense.

Ware: Harry Voss, Charlie Yexley, Dominique Njoya, Josh Oyibo, Damien Green, Gareth Madden, Marcus Milner, Ace'a Laurent, Harley Haag (Anthony Furlonge 76mins), Leigh Rose (Ivan Machado 76mins), Jordon Watson. Unused subs: Finley Long, Conor Okus.

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Key moments

36:00
Goal Danny Dafter scores for Brentwood Town
71:00
Goal Brad Hunter scores for Brentwood Town

Highlights

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90:00 Yellow Card
Daryl Robson is yellow carded for Brentwood Town
76:00 Sub Off
Leigh Rose is substituted off for Ware
76:00 Sub On
Ivan Machado is substituted on for Ware
76:00 Sub On
Anthony Furlonge is substituted on for Ware
76:00 Sub Off
Harley Haag is substituted off for Ware
71:00 Goal 0 - 2
Brad Hunter scores for Brentwood Town
66:00 Sub On
Brad Hunter is substituted on for Brentwood Town
66:00 Sub Off
Jack Gardner is substituted off for Brentwood Town
64:00 Yellow Card
Anthony Page is yellow carded for Brentwood Town
62:00 Sub On
Luke Stanley is substituted on for Brentwood Town
62:00 Sub Off
Luke Foster is substituted off for Brentwood Town
53:00 Yellow Card
Damien Green is yellow carded for Ware
End of period 1
36:00 Goal 0 - 1
Danny Dafter scores for Brentwood Town
35:00 Yellow Card
Gareth Madden is yellow carded for Ware
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Ware
  • Brentwood Town
  • 0
  • Gareth Madden Yellow Card 35:00'
  • Danny Dafter Goal 36:00'
  • Damien Green Yellow Card 53:00'
  • Luke Stanley Sub On 62:00'
  • Luke Foster Sub Off 62:00'
  • Anthony Page Yellow Card 64:00'
  • Brad Hunter Sub On 66:00'
  • Jack Gardner Sub Off 66:00'
  • Brad Hunter Goal 71:00'
  • Ivan Machado Sub On 76:00'
  • Leigh Rose Sub Off 76:00'
  • Anthony Furlonge Sub On 76:00'
  • Harley Haag Sub Off 76:00'
  • Daryl Robson Yellow Card 90:00'

Team selection

Brentwood Town
  • 1. Anthony Page
  • 2. Harry Gibbs
  • 3. Lewis Brown
  • 4. Daryl Robson
  • 5. Danny Dafter
  • 6. Brenden Cavalier
  • 7. Alfie Hilton
  • 8. Matt Hall
  • 9. Tony Stokes
  • 10. Jack Gardner
  • 11. Luke Foster
  • 12. Connor Martin
  • 14. Harry Cuthbert
  • 15. Theo Jones
  • 16. Luke Stanley
  • 17. Brad Hunter

League round up

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
18. Waltham Abbey 44 48
19. Brentwood Town 43 46
20. Mildenhall Town 45 46
21. Ware 44 46
22. Cheshunt 44 46
23. Norwich United 44 40
24. Romford 44 35

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