Once again the weather gods answered the Fat & Old prayers especially John the Hat's who called be 30 minutes before kick off asking if we would play in this?
With the raining stopping just before the game then chucking it down just after the 16 warriors on show stayed dry for the evening.
8 x 9 minute keepers meant we played for 1 hour 12 minutes and the game started well for bibs who were keeping the ball exceptionally well and keeping a very disciplined shape with Whitey & Beebee linking well with Lamprell & Ridley marshalling well in midfield.
Skins with Curry in an unfamiliar role as striker weren't really getting in the game, although they had some chances, namely from Curry's long throws which Bibs struggled to clear.
Shooting from both teams was going awry with balls galore clearing the fence. Eventually a shot went on target and it was (bald) who opened the scoring as Skins couldn't clear their lines.
No more than bibs deserved and they continued to play the better football. A neat one, two between (bald) and Wilson saw the free scoring stopper add to his seasons tally with a side foot finish past the unsighted Curry in goal.
Skins were struggling now and must have changed player positions a record time as they searched for the right combinations across the pitch.
It got worse before it got better with Bahrami bundling the ball in for 3-0 and it seemed a long way back for Skins who weren't playing well.
Mitchell just back from working in Gloucester hit a ferocious first time effort which hit the post then Whitey's head before hitting the post again then hitting Whitey again before going out for a corner. Was it to be one of those nights for Skins? The answer was an emphatic no. Not soon after another Curry throw was headed in by Greenwood unmarked in the centre of goal. Unforgivable marking by Skins.
3-1 at half time and all to play for. Skins were pressing more now as the earlier shape of Bibs started to fade. And their lead was cut when Matt Green hit a contender for F&O goal of the season as his first time shot hit the top corner past a static (bald) in goal.
It was almost 3-3 when Curry proving to be a nuisance, forced (bald) into a mistake, but the usually deadly Brenchley hit is shot straight at the big mans legs.
The equaliser did come when the now 15 unbeaten hat finished well for 3-3, cue the customary forward roll.
Bibs were rocking now but they came back well and forced a series of saves from Eason with one White effort hitting the post via a deflection from a defender and a touch from the Brad Friedal wannabe.
Brenchley crossed from the corner of the pitch not soon after and greenwood expertly steered the ball home past Bahrami in goal for 4-3.
Chances were occurring regularly and plenty of balls were clearing both fences at either end of the pitch. Curry scored from the inside left channel to make it 5-3 and then a superb Brenchley cross invited Curry to make contact which he duly did to end the scoring and make it a record 9th goal in a BACA match.
MOTM - Danny Greenwood - Two goals and a fine midfield performance from the graceful playmaker.