Knockbreda Football Club
Breda Park,  31-35 Upper Braniel Road, Belfast, BT5 7TX
Match Reports
Breda Park,  31-35 Upper Braniel Road, Belfast, BT5 7TX
Bluefin Championship   Saturday 03/08/19   BALLINAMALLARD 0 - 1 KNOCKBREDA Breda were handed a very difficult opening League game away to last season's beaten Irish Cup finalists. The home team opened well with their passing game using the full width of the pitch. However Breda were compact and disciplined causing occasional passing errors enabling them to launch counter attacks. From one on 12 minutes centre forward , Alex Pomeroy,was played in by Brendan Bennett with the shot being deflected. From the resultant corner defender Dylan Whiteway headed just past. Breda were forced to make a change on 30 minutes when Daniel Culbert received a nasty facial injury from an opponent's elbow in an aerial challenge, being replaced in midfield by Fra Rice. Breda again nearly scored from a corner on 35 minutes with a shot by defender Philip Simpson was blocked. 3 minutes later Pomeroy almost scored the opener when played in . unlukily his shot from just inside the box hit a post. On 43 minutes Bennett played a ball over the top to Anto Burns who spotted the home keeper advancing but his lobbed effort was just wide. After the break the home team continued to have more possession with Breda happy to maintain their shape and frustrate attacks. It was Breda who took the lead on 55 minutes when a cross to the back post saw Bennett rise to send a looping header against the bar with Anto Burns first to react to the ball dropping on the 6 yard line to fire high into the net. Breda continued to defend resolutely after this restricting the home team's chances and taking all 3 points. Too many excellent performances to single out any one player so very well done to all players and staff. Mention also about Daniel Culbert whose injury required a hospital attendance and stitches to two cuts around his eye. Daniel says all is not too bad.Best wishes for a full and speedy recovery Daniel. Next up for Breda a home League game v Dundela on Tuesday 06/08/19 , at Breda Park , kick off 7pm.
Bluefin Championship    Tuesday 06/08/19     KNOCKBREDA 0 - 2 DUNDELA Following a great opening day away win , a touch of reality for Breda who succumbed to an opening home League defeat. The visitors took the lead on 22 minutes from a penalty given under new rules introduced this season. On this evidence all teams in the League will need to practice for quite a few penalties! The visitors sealed the win on 86 minutes with a goal from Breda old boy Tiernan McNicholl. Next up for Breda an away MacLeans League Cup game away to Ballyclare Comrades on Saturday 10/08/19 kick off 3pm.
Bet McLean League Cup   Saturday 10/08/19     Ballyclare Comrades 7 - 1 Knockbreda Nothing to be said other than very well done Ballyclare and good luck for the next Round when you will no doubt face a tougher game !!.