Saturday 26th August 2023 | Myrak Park | Attendance 87 | ESL Premier League
Buckhurst Hill 1 – 0 White Ensign
Sulley Zudhu 90+1′
Report by Harrison Nathan
A moment of magic from Sulley Zuhdu saw ‘The Stags’ come away with a much deserved three points against White Ensign at Myrak Park on Saturday afternoon!
After picking up their first win of the season last week, Mark Williams’ side were looking to make it two wins on the bounce when Ensign visited Roding Lane, and they showed their intent to do so from minute one.
Early domination from the hosts saw a number of goal-scoring opportunities and corners come about, however they couldn’t capitalise and at half time, the scores were level.
The visitors came close to breaking the deadlock twice just past the hour mark – a free kick from the edge of the box looked destined to find the corner however the post denied them what looked to be a certain goal. Shortly after, Alex Reed produced a magnificent one-on-one save to deny them once again!
Buckhurst Hill continued to look for the breakthrough but, on numerous occasions, attackers saw their shots blocked by their own teammates and it seemed like it was just going to be one of those days…
Adam Connolly, stepping in for the absent Mark Williams this afternoon, turned to the bench in the hope of finding a creative spark, however that magical moment came from Sulley Zuhdu in the final minute of normal time.
Sulley, who was making his debut during a second stint at the club after spells with Brightlingsea Regent and Hashtag United, watched in delight as his effort found the bottom corner from 30 yards out, sending the ‘Stags’ fans into raptures!
Another debutant, Timmy Moncur, had a dream debut also picking up the Man of the Match award!
The job wasn’t done yet though; White Ensign looked to fight back with a late equaliser and nearly got one in the 98th minute, but Alex Reed produced a huge save to keep them out and keep the three points in Roding Valley!
Starting XI: Reed (GK), Bayon, Berg, Moncur, Harris, Daniels, Protic, Betts, Zuhdu, Clarke, Johnson.