Team BTC Weekly Roundup
Team BTC 79 – 35 Truro & Penwith College
This week’s fixture was a delayed 2nd round cup fixture against Truro & Penwith College 1. We knew this would be a tough challenge for our players and it couldn’t have started with a worse start finding ourselves 16-2 down within the 1st 5 minutes of the game. BTC did manage a run throughout the rest of the quarter to trim the deficit to 10 points trailing Truro 22-12. It was the 2nd quarter where we played our best basketball embarking on a 15-6 run to get the score back to within 1 point at 28-27 which forced Truro into a timeout to talk things through. Truro regained their focus however, and were able to go in at half time leading 34-27. Truro really did turn the screw against BTC in the 2nd half by showing their superior skill level and experience comfortably progressing into the next round of the cup with a 79-39 victory. We certainly didn’t disgrace ourselves and feel the score line was harsher than the performance merited but we’ll move onto the next game and strive to bounce back with a win.
Top scorers were Alfie King (12), Alex Taylor (11) and Ayotomiwa Ajayi (8).
Team BTC 49 – 10 Callywith
BTC hosted Callywith as a last-minute game and played 12-a-side. The girls showed tremendous attack and worked well in keeping the ball live and go over the score line. BTC were dominant in the set-pieces, made excellent tackles and turnovers which earned them a well-deserved win.
POTM – Nelly Moffatt
Men’s 1 Football
Team BTC 4 – 4 Exeter
Today we entertained Exeter college in the Cat1 League.
Both teams started at a high pace with each side evenly matched. Exeter took the lead from a corner and then scored a second from a flat defensive line waving for an offside that was wishful thinking 0-2.
However, as the half went on our men started to find their feet going forward and Preston Hopwood found Finn Koppa who finished well 1-2.
In the second period we looked the more capable side and scored three goals through Blake Kearley #hattrick 4-2 and really should have put the game to bed with a number of other chances.
However, our visitors exploited a poor clearance 3-4, and then a free-kick with seconds remaining. The long ball into the box, followed by some juggling by the opposition player ‘not picked up’ and an equaliser 4-4.
The players were rightly frustrated but that’s football.
MOTM Blake Kearley with a three goals and sound contribution to the game.
Men’s Taunton Football
Huish 8 – 0 Team BTC
Taunton Men took on Huish 1s this week. Although eventually losing 8-0, the scores were locked at 0-0 for the first few minutes, with the Taunton team having the first chance at goal. Huish soon reacted with an attacking move, a cross from the right forcing an own goal from a BTC head. After a hard first half and at 5-0 down, the Taunton team rallied and put up a good fight, providing forwards with several chances to get the first goal of the second half, which were unfortunately not taken. Solid performances from a few Taunton players, Luis Oliviera and Logan Thomas showing good fight and defensive skills throughout.