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
Irish Cup 5th round   Saturday 05/01/19      KNOCKBREDA 1 - 2 STRABANE ATHLETIC Breda entered and exited the Irish Cup today beaten by NI Intermediate League side Starbane Athletic. Spurred on by a large , enthusiastic and vocal support the visitors went ahead on 5 min following a rash tackle by a Breda defender just inside their box.   Veteran striker Warner Mullen coolly dispatched the spot kick. Breda were given a gift equaliser on 10 minutes when a visiting defender attempted a pass across his 18 yard line , only finding Darius Roohi who side footed into the net. Breda missed chances to take the lead in the first half and paid the price on 71 minutes when Mullen scored his 2nd goal from close range. A well deserved victory for the visitors and we wish them well in the next round. Up for Breda next is an away League game v Dundela on Saturday 12/01/19 at Wilgar Park kickoff 3pm.
Bluefin Championship  Saturday 12/01/19    Dundela 1 - Knockbreda 1 In very blustery conditions the game started at a high tempo with both teams having some difficulty adapting to the conditions.Breda were making inroads particularly down the host's right side with Jordan Baker and Patrick Cafolla having shots saved on 23 and 25 minutes. It was the home side however who almost took the lead on 26 minutes when an initial effort from a freekick centrally 20 yards out was blocked by the Breda wall with a rebound shot net bound until a great save by Dean Smyth in the Breda goal , palming the ball over the bar. Breda deservedly took the lead on 58 minutes when a penalty was awarded for a foul in the box with Jordan Baker sending the keeper the wrong way. With Breda defending well , the Duns were pressing for an equaliser which came in the 90th minute when a shot was blocked by Smyth but unfortunately the rebound was headed in from 6 yards. Breda pushed for a winner in added time and did succeed in scoring from a corner. The referee initially awarded a goal but then , strangely changed his decision to a freekick for the home side. It is unclear why he did so and had that incident taken place at the other end perhaps the referee would have stood by his initial decision. So Breda will finish in the bottom six and next up for them is the last game before the split - an important home League game v Limavady at Breda Park Sat 19th Jan kickoff 2pm.