Skins paid a heavy price for poor finishing as they suffered a 3-0 defeat, with Bibs producing a well organised and patient display to pick off their opponents.
Bibs got into an early rhythm Hunt in particular excelling in his midfield role.
The first goal came from a poacher to rival ‘The KoW’ with the Hat prodding home after White spilled a shot into his path. If the Hat plays Sunday there could be an interesting sub plot with the Crown vs The Hat in a battle of the gun slingers.
1-0 and bibs were playing some neat football. Brenchley got away down the right but fell over as he ran out of pitch. Earlier in the warm up he done his best John Terry impression falling over as he tried to crash home a penalty past Hunt.
Greenwood and Beebee all had efforts on goal but they were struggling to find their range and when they did, inevitably there was a bibs body in the way.
Hunt finished well for 2-0 as Bibs continued to look comfortable.
Harley had a great chance to reduce arrears but headed over after Voss headed across goal. Prosser almost scored the greatest goal in F&O history when he showed great acrobatics to force a save from big Nik in goal.
Skins were pushing forward now but were undone when Brenchley was played in and for once he kept his footing and slotted home for 3-0.
Half time and bibs knew they had to keep concentrating as the game was still fairly even in terms of chances.
After riding an initial storm which included a great save from Hunt, bibs showed their clinical nature by keeping the ball well, thus preventing the expected onslaught on their goal.
In fact the best chances fell to Green who hit the ball so hard the cross bar is still shaking and Hunt hit the post as they looked to further punish Skins with a 4th.
Virgo & Nik in defence were rarely breached but when they were in the final ten minutes Eason made a save one on one with Greenwood then kept out a Tricker effort with his knee.
That was the final action of a competitive game and only the 4th clean sheet in F&O history.
MOTM – Kev Virgo – A defensive display of the highest order from the ‘little un’ who punches well above his weight.