Match Report - 22 Aug 2015, Borden Village FC 1st XI beat Bexley
For their opening game of the season Borden entertained Premier League newcomers Bexley Utd which resulted in a fine win for the villagers. During the opening stages the visitors defended in numbers making it difficult for the home side to create any real openings. Borden fielded two new signings Frazer Rogers and Matthew Cunningham and both players settled in quickly with Cunningham causing the opposition problems with his strong runs down the right. Despite pinning Bexley in their own half for long periods the villagers could not breakdown a resolute defence and both teams went in at half time with the score line level. After the break Borden continued to press and fifteen minutes into the half the breakthrough came following a quick throw in down the right George Latham dummied allowing Ross Frost to fasten on to the ball and finish convincingly past the approaching goal keeper. Bexley had to change their game and come out in search of an equaliser which in turn gave the home side more space and ten minutes later last seasons top scorer Latham opened his account by losing his marker driving the ball into the bottom corner. Minutes later Bexley reduced the arrears when they capitalised on to a long punt up field and with the Borden defence caught napping slotted the ball past the advancing Charlie Donohue. The villagers continued to press but had to reorganise when Rogers was dismissed for a second yellow, nevertheless they continued to attack and with ten minutes remaining put the issue beyond doubt when the hard working Liam Baxindale finished from close in to give his side three points and a well deserved win.
Borden Village FC 1st XI 3 - 1 Bexley ()