7 heroic lions one stupid boy, to borrow the headline from 98 when Beckham saw red against Argentina in the World Cup.
A nation turned against the future England skipper and one can only help the burning effigies and death threats that tormented the free kick specialist don't spiral out of control for Deen who will have to live with his actions forever as he serves a lifetime ban with no appeal.
Back to the game and it was another dramatic and cold night at BACA as despite uneven numbers the result was in doubt right up to the final whistle.
After Eason made several attempts to change personnel we maintained the line ups, just minus the young idiot.
Bibs despite the numerical disadvantage, more than match their opponents through the first half and maybe shaded it as they retained a disciplined shape and kept the ball surprisingly well.
Eason skipped past a couple of challenges centre field and played the ball into Brench who turned and finished well and the 7 men were ahead.
Rather than just sit back bibs where possible pushed forward and Lamprell after a fine move involving Baker headed just past the post and then Green forced a fine save from (bald)
Skins were having their moments but were kept to long range for the most part. A turn and volley by Bahrami was saved well by the KoW as the half closed out 1-0 to Bibs.
Skins 2nd half response was instant as after several crosses into the danger zone the ball fell to Steve (bald) who finished with aplomb past Brenchley in off the post for 1-1.
Bibs were never really able to dictate terms again although they were still well in the game.
By this stage the constant shuffling of possession between Greenwood & Sandwich Man was begin to tire the gallant Bib lions as Skins dominated possession.
When Bibs did break Virgo was playing brilliantly at the back and he was having a great tussle with Brenchley feeding off scraps for the most part. When he did get free he squared to the KoW who had been working his royal socks off throughout the night. Unfortunately the usually deadly finisher was hitting the corner flag more often than the goal as his trademark finishing eluded him.
With 18 minutes to go Eason went in goal for a double session between the sticks. His first saved was from Beebee as he tipped over for a corner. After that there were several other saves and double saves as he denied Beebee probably more than anyone else but also Wilson, (bald) & Greenwood with a full array of body parts and when needed helped by Lamprell who hacked clear.
With just three minutes to go Greenwood broke the hearts of Bibs fans and players as he just converted a rebound after another Eason save for his 18th strike of the campaign.
The lions came roaring back and when Brenchley took one out of the sky, fell over and still kept going it seemed to galvanise a team if not a nation as Bibs surged forward in numbers. In the end it took two cynical fouls to stop the striker. Could they get a strike at goal, well probably not with Sandwich Man and Greenwood allowing an 8 centimetre gap between them and the ball. Brenchley tried an old Dean Saunders trick playing it against the shins but the move came to nothing and Skins took the victory.
MOTM - The best display of goal keeping since Pat Bonner in Italia 90