Young Boro’ suffer another heavy away defeat

The much delayed 2nd Round of the Aldershot Senior Cup was finally played at Krooner Park, on Tuesday 5th January 2016.

With both sides simply listing 16-18 players from which the line ups would be selected, I apologise for lack of player detail in this brief report of proceedings.

Boro’ fielded only a handful of players who have featured in the 1st Team squad and they included Aaron Bufton, Jack Barton, Aruna Kamara and Dean Joseph-Whittingham. The remainder comprised Academy players.

The game began a few minutes late in rather farcical conditions with fog making it impossible to see the width of the pitch. In fact it was rather like a ‘spot the ball competition’.

Camberley Town went ahead after 5 minutes when a cross out of the gloom on the right was missed by a defender, fumbled by the keeper and finally tapped home by Coles from about a yard. Camberley Town 1-0 Farnborough.

The second goal came after 10 minutes when a mix-up on the jeft allowed the home side to progress and the resultant cross went in off Knight. Camberley Town 2-0 Farnborough.

Camberley Town were clearly benefitting from a more settled side and their third goal came after 20 minutes after they broke through to a one-on-one situation and Bunyan made no mistake. Camberley Town 3-0 Farnborough.

Having hit the post on 32 minutes, the home side went further ahead a few minutes later when Bunyan literally squeezed the ball in near the post following a messy episode around the 6 yard box on 35 minutes. Camberley Town 4-0 Farnborough.

Boro’ had their best effort two minutes later when Dean Joseph Whittingham made a good run in on the right and got a shot away which went narrowly wide.

Camberley Town scored a fifth when a long throw on the right was headed on and Bufton could only parry the effort but was unable to prevent the follow up from Ford from finding the net on 42 minutes. Camberley Town 5-0 Farnborough.

Just before the break a Boro’ free kick was drilled into the area by Barton but nobody could get a touch.

HALF TIME: Camberley Town 5-0 Farnborough

The home side were dominant throughout (at least what was visible) and while Boro’ were not lacking in effort they were clearly second best.

The second period began at 8:50pm and strangely, the fog had lifted a good deal allowing the far side of the pitch to be viewed.

For the opening 15 minutes of the half, Boro’ had their best spell of the match and were holding their own without creating clear chances.

However, they did restrict the home side to a single shot on goal which was saved by Bufton.

Normal service was resumed after 62 minutes when Camberley Town were awarded a free kick some 35 yards out.

The kick was sent into the area hard and low and found the net via the boot/lower leg of Ford, though he didn’t appear to know much about it until it struck him. Camberley Town 6-0 Farnborough.

Camberley Town’s final goal came on 74 minutes from another free kick from 30 or so yards out, but at least this time it was a decent finish from Bunyan rather than a surprised deflection. Camberley Town 7-0 Farnborough.

Boro’ made a double substitution a minute or so later, but for reasons stated above, I am unable to say who went off, or indeed who came on.

A Boro’ corner on the left led to the best attempt of the night, but Jack Barton’s effort was cleared off the line in about the 83rd minute.

Camberley Town were happy to retain possession for much of the remaining time. It was almost as if they were a single goal to the good and seeking to make sure of the win.

They did have a final blast near the end which saw Bufton make a decent save, but the off-side flag had been raised.

FULL TIME: Camberley Town 7-0 Farnborough

Given the personnel used, the result was hardly to be unexpected. It at least gave a few of the Academy lads an opportunity to show if they were ready to step up.

Sadly, with one or two exceptions, it would seem not to be the case.

Without other distractions we can now fully concentrate on the main business of trying to climb up the League, beginning with Saturday’s visit of Billericay Town to The Rushmoor Community Stadium.

Match Report by Tony Duff.

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