Chris Breakwell scores twice in Brimfield FC's 5-2 win over Woofferton in Herefordshire League derby (From Ludlow Advertiser)
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Chris Breakwell scores twice in Brimfield FC's 5-2 win over Woofferton in Herefordshire Football League Division One derby
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TWO-goal striker Chris Breakwell marked his farewell appearance for Brimfield FC with a man-of-the-match performance against his former club, Woofferton.
And the marksman will be hoping to torment Woofferton’s defence again this Saturday when he lines up against the villagers for his new club, Tenbury United.
Breakwell was influential as Brimfield – who were Woofferton Colts last season – fought back from 2-0 down to claim the bragging rights in the first-ever derby between the two clubs.
Brimfield have now moved up to third - above Woofferton on goal difference in the Herefordshire League Division One table.
Breakwell said: “I played for Woofferton for about five years and helped them to win the Herefordshire League Premier Division title.
“Woofferton have now lost two matches in a row and this defeat will hurt them.”
Brimfield will begin life without their marksman at home to local rivals Orleton Colts this Saturday.
Boss Duncan Mor ris said: “Orleton Colts are playing well but they have been turned over by Ewyas Harold Reserves.
“We beat Ewyas Harold Reserves 3-0 so, if they can defeat Orleton, then nothing is beyond us.”
Two goals in a minute from Danny Gower put Woofferton in control against Brimfield but the Blues’ player-secretary Dave Thomas felt his side should have taken more of their first-half chances.
Thomas added: “We are glad Breakwell won’t be playing for Brimfield next time and that will give us more of a chance.”
Woofferton goalkeeper Wayne Roberts was fortunate to escape a red card after bringing down Jabez Smith, who had been sent clean through.
Woofferton drew first blood through Gower, who tapped the ball home after Stefan Anthony had parried a freekick from Simon Bradley.
And Woofferton doubled their lead when Gower waltzed through unchallenged to slot the ball past Anthony.
Brimfield were handed a lifeline two minutes before the break when Tom Ballard scored from the penalty spot after Jack Pound had pushed Breakwell.
Breakwell levelled the scores early in a rain-lashed second-half and Matt Davies put Brimfield 3-2 ahead with 14 minutes left.
Charlie Byatt jinked his way past two defenders before rounding Roberts to put Brimfield 4-2 up and then Breakwell completed the scoring.
Breakwell said: “I will be sad to leave Brimfield but I want to have a change of scenery.”
Woofferton goalkeeper Wayne Roberts said: “I have got a few weeks of ribbing ahead because I work with three of the Brimfield lads – but luckily two of them weren’t playing.
“Brimfield used to be our reserves so this defeat hurts. It will be different next time.”