Burnham Ramblers v Waltham Forest

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    Date Time Competition Season
    Aug 9, 2016 7:45 pm Essex Senior League 2016-17

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    Waltham Forest’s impressive early season form continued with a dominant victory against Burnham Ramblers.

    Forest controlled the game from start to finish, and should have won by a far greater margin, if not for the woodwork coming to Burnham’s rescue on three occasions, some wasteful finishing and some superb goalkeeping.

    From the off Forest threatened, and Brian Moses’ first effort of the game rattled the foot of the post before Rheo Josephs spurned the rebound wide.

    Despite their dominance, Forest found themselves behind early on, the pacey Ramblers forward latching onto a ball over the top and slotting past Harrison Seetah.

    But it didn’t take long for Forest to make amends. Rheo Josephs was this time the player latching onto a through ball, before rounding the goalkeeper and slotting home.

    And there was an air of good fortune about the goal which gave Forest the lead. Lee Flynn’s fluffed corner was missed by everyone at the near post, before hitting the Ramblers goalkeeper and going in.

    From then on it was one way traffic, as the home side struggled to get out of their half.

    Prince Madu and Moses were giving the Burnham defence all kinds of problems, and on a number of occasions balls across the front of goal were only lacking the slightest touch from being turned in.

    Flynn even had time to hit the post again before half time, with a cheeky dink from an acute angle.

    Moses put the game to rest early in the second half, rolling his defender before powerfully finishing into the bottom corner.

    Forest had a stone-wall penalty turned down when a Ramblers defender all but caught the ball on the line – even putting his head in his hands when realizing what he’d done.

    But Omar Nyame put the icing on the cake, turning home Correy Davidson’s effort which rattled the crossbar.

    Forest are now without a game until Wednesday 17 August when they host Eton Manor.

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    ClubGoalsOutcome
    Burnham Ramblers1Loss
    Waltham Forest4Win