ressly pest wrote:
Just a point, if the ref deemed the lad had deliberately stopped a clear goal scoring opportunity he would have shown him a straight red as to the best of my knowledge its not a yellow card offence.
It would appear if he gave a second yellow, it was simply for a clear handball.
Seems like a good occasion and game and bishops were really up against it with ten men. Hope they made a fortune out of yesterday though.
It wasn't a clear goalscoring opportunity, Bishop had a defender covering, as you say it was a clear handball and a 2nd yellow.
First half wasn't anything pretty for either team, fairly even, not enjoyable to watch. Second half Darlo had the wind and sun at their backs plus an extra man. I've seen plenty of games where being a man down is harder to play against than 11, I thought Bishop were going to park the bus but we stepped it up. The substitutions helped with Reay and Purewal causing all sorts of problems, we knocked it round well and Bishop looked dead on their feet after our 2nd went in.
Despite the 3 goals Bishop's keeper looked decent, they're a big team and could do well if they stay on their feet and stop rolling around after every challenge. As for Darlo, a good result but certainly room for improvement.
LLB, I heard someone was swinging handbags in the tin shed, hope you didn't lose your stiletto
Hi DL5. Hope you enjoyed yesterday. It was a little more than handbags - some drunken fool climbed into Tin Shed and smacked a Bish fan square in the face for no reason
Mind you not a mark on him so the guy must of had a punch like a moth.
Hopefully the guy was dealt with correctly once he had been ejected! Hear there was a little trouble in the Green Tree before the game....maybe just rumours?
Anyway onto the game...from what i can remember after a few sherberts turned into an all night session.......an even 1st half with Bishops creating the only real chances, although i was a little suprised at the fairly slow tempo the game started. Cracking finish from AJ for our goal after his penalty miss (usually a very clinical pen taker i must add). Still fairly comfortable until 68mins before Arjuns header.....he seems to get better every time i see him play. The sending off then started to show as 1883 scored 2 well taken goals to kill us off. Never mind, onto Penrith on Tuesday.
Ps my Stiletto's give me terrible blisters so they were soon discarded!!