The F&O injury list lengthened last night as injuries rocked several star players and we even had only the second substitute appearance in F&O history.
This shouldn't over shadow an extraordinary 6-6 thriller which with 12 goals is the highest amount of goals since BACA was introduced as a venue in late September last year.
Bibs started the better and their general sharper play, paid dividends eventually when Brench went arse over tit the ball broke and after some Columbian flair down the right Gil crossed for White to toe punt home for 1-0.
Not long after, last weeks MOTM and hat-rick hero Bahrami made it 2-0 from close range. And when Beebee danced past some challenges to finish it was 3-0 and the game was looking up already for Skins.
By this time Wilson was struggling with a calf injury and Eason who was running laps of the pitch was called into action. Whilst he was changing his running shoes for boots Macleod scored his first outdoor goal since dooms day, when he finished smartly into the bottom corner.
The substitution was made and on came Eason after 5 weeks out.
3-1 at half time but the goals would come thick and fast in the second half.
Wilson who was off the pitch was having a major impact on the game still. He started talking to Amir about his favourite pastries and the keeper's mind was temporarily absent as he was busy comparing Ginsters to Pukka. Brenchley ceased on this lapse and finished well from 25 yards.
3-2 and Skins were looking good to get back in the game.
Unfortunately for them some poor defending saw Beebee score to re-assert their lead.
It was now resembling a basketball match with both teams streaming forward. Curry was rewarded for his energy as he reduced arrears for 4-3. But no sooner were Skins back in it, they threw it away again. This time Nik parried straight to the onrushing Bahrami who kept his focus to net his 5th of the season.
Baker made a key save minutes later when he deflected a goal bound shot onto the post.
Back Skins came and fellow pastry love Dallinger made it 5-4. Baker then scored to make it three goal scorers in a row in excess of 17 stone (a F&O first). The lightweight Columbian Gil ruined the 'big man only' party as he finished on the goal line. Lamprell made a fine one on one save to keep the Bibs lead but he made way for Mitchell who let a hat shot through him breaking his finger in the process. With Baker carrying an injury the physio decided to go off and tend to his mate.
7 vs 7 and the game was stretched Brenchley now in goal made some decent blocks one coming out to deny Gill. Bibs were finishing the stronger and Beebee and White in particular were really ramping up the pressure but they couldn't find a way through and the match ended 6-6 with three players off the pitch injured.
MOTM - Neil White - Energy personified as he ran the show in midfield.