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 06/10/18  KNOCKBREDA 2 - 2 PORTADOWN  On the back of recent good results , both teams started well with the home team unlucky not to take the lead on 14 minutes when a Ryan Newberry corner hit a post with the ball played back to the same player whose shot hit the other post. It was the visitors however who went ahead 2 minutes later when a ball was played into their box and good movement from Darren Murray saw him clear and coolly chipping the ball over Breda keeper Dean Smyth from 10 yards. Undeterred Breda continued to create chances but went in 1.0 down at the break. On 53 minutes Breda's Brendan Bennett was through on goal when brought down on the edge of the visitor's box by Greg Hall who was shown a straight red card.  Newberry took the free kick and his low left foot shot flew into the corner of the net. The visitors regarded the lead on 60 minutes when a corner was met by Adam McCallum whose bullet header  gave Breda's keeper no chance. With the man advantage Breda continued to press and quickly drew level again on 62 minutes when a great crossfield pass from Jordan Baker found Bennett in space. He took a touch and fired low into the net from 18 yards. Breda could not get the winner but as he did earlier in the game , Breda keeper Dean Smyth made great saves to ensure Breda took a point. Next up for Breda a home League game v H&W Welders on Saturday 13/10/18 kick off 3pm at Breda Park.
Championship   Saturday 13/10/18   KNOCKBREDA 1 - 2 H&W WELDERS At a very wet Breda Park the early exchanges were fairly even with Breda's Ryan Newberry coming close on 7 minutes with a great effort from 25 yards which flew just over the bar. The visitors gradually gained control in midfield and it was no surprise when they took the lead on 23 minutes. Having gained possession in Breda's half good passing saw a great cross from the right flank met by Luckas Gwiazda whose header at the back post , from 6 yards , gave Breda keeper Smyth no chance. 2 minutes later Breda's Zach Barr had his header well saved and the Welders increased their lead on 28 minutes when Chris Morrow fired in from close range after a block by Breda's keeper fell to him. Breda made 2 changes at halftime and started to come into the game more and scored on 74 minutes when a cross from defender Mark Drysdale was met at the back post by centre forward David Fearon with a fine header back across goal and over the keeper. This set up a period of sustained Breda pressure with the visitors holding on to take all 3 points. No game for Breda next Saturday ( 20/10/17) due to Junior Internationals. Next up for Breda will be a home League game v Dergview on Saturday 27/10/18 at Breda Park kickoff 3pm.  
BLUEFIN CHAMPIONSHIP  Saturday 27/10/18   KNOCKBREDA 5 - 3 DERGVIEW Defences did not prevail at Breda Park with 3 goals in the opening quarter. The visitors went ahead on 5 minutes when a through ball found Philip Wallace who rounded the advancing Dean Smyth, Breda's keeper and fired into the empty net. Having come close with a Ryan Newberry free kick , Breda did equalise on 13 minutes with a similar goal , with Brendan Bennett beating the keeper to the ball and firing in from close range. The visitors again took the lead on 23 minutes with a well taken goal by Paul Smith who received the ball in the box and hit an early first time shot just inside the post from 12 yards. The end to end action continued with Breda's David Fearon brought down in the box and Newberry's penalty well saved by the keeper who also saved the rebound effort. That however led to a corner with Fearon heading in another leveller. The same player gave Breda the lead on the stroke of halftime when he broke clear and shot low past the keeper. It was unlikely that would be the end of the scoring and 2 minutes into the 2nd half the visitors were level with an unfortunate headed og by Mark Drysdale in attempting to clear. Chances continued to be made and missed by both sides  with Breda again taking the lead on 84 minutes with the goal of the game.  The ball was laid back to substitute Matty Johnston who hit an unstoppable shot from 20 yards into the top corner. With the visitors pushing for another goal , Breda sealed the game in added time when Bennett broke away from his own half, rounded the keeper and fired in.  Next up for Breda an away League game v Larne at Inver Park Sat 3rd Nov kickoff  3pm.
Bluefin Championship   Saturday 03/11/17   LARNE 2 - 0 KNOCKBREDA Breda travelled to Larne to take on the unbeaten league leaders and put up a very determined and disciplined display against a very good home team who , as expected , dominated possession. Unfortunately an early , somewhat fortunate goal was conceded on 3 minutes when, following a corner and an initial shot blocked , a scuffed shot from 15 yards found the net. The game then settled down but Breda conceded again on 24 minutes when a good move down their left saw a good finish from inside their box. To their credit Breda dug in and came into the game more in the second half which was scoreless. Next up for Breda an away league game v Loughgall  on Saturday 10/11/18 kick of f 2pm.