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Brocton's Gary Fife sinks treble to cull Bolehall Swifts

By Staf Newsletter  |  Posted: March 22, 2013

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WHILE Brocton’s Saturday game fell victim to the weather the Badgers were able to look back on an excellent midweek 4-3 win over Bolehall Swifts.

Both sides had early chances and it was the visitors who broke the deadlock on 15 minutes when a left wing break led to a cross and Conor Fullford headed home.

There was barely time to celebrate the goal though as Brocton’s Dan Lomas was tripped in the box and Gary Fife stepped up to level the scores.

Bolehall then struck the post with their next attack but won a corner from which Dan Gatliff drove home.

In the second half, Bolehall put Brocton under pressure and a neat spell of passing eventually led to Troy Wallen extendingthe visitors lead.

Once again a penalty, converted confidently by Fife, brought the home side back as a clash between Sam Bell, striding into the box and Lee Millard, was penalised.

A good bit of work by Dave Berks on the bye line saw him gain space and he crossed for Fife to complete his hat-trick and so level the scores.

In the closing stages, Bolehall were reduced to ten men and this gave the Badgers an opportunity to go all out for a winner.

In a move started by Andy Chandler, deep in defence, and worked forward with a series of one touch passes, it was substitute Charlie Jones who slotted from close range to give Brocton victory by the odd goal in seven.

This Saturday, Brocton visit Feckenham or Archdales in the Les James Challenge Cup (3pm). On Tuesday the Badgers travel to Lichfield City in the league (7.45pm).

n Both Eccleshall and Eccleshall AFC games were postponed due to waterlogged pitches this week.

On Saturday, Eccleshall receive Norton (3pm), with Eccleshall AFC at Redgate (2.30pm). Eccleshall AFC entertain Stone Dominoes on Wednesday (7.30pm).

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