The season of goodwill to all men didn’t extend to Brighton Uni Sunday as the first ever abandonment was triggered by a challenge Joey Deen which left Beebee with a nose like Phil Thompson’s.
Both men showing true desire and hunger to win the ball clashed near the edge of the penalty area and it was Beebee who came off the worse, his face a crimson mess and his nose in disarray.
The game has just passed 40 minutes so the 2-2 score line stood and bibs will thank a fine Bahrami goal 3 minutes before the injury as they went off to the pub avoiding defeat.
With late pull outs and a late call to Andy to bring the equipment we got underway 7 vs 7. Bibs were knocking it around the back nicely but not seeing to many sights of the Skins goal. At the other end Skins had the pace and legs to counter which they were doing to good effect.
Eason who hadn’t long come out of goal went up for a corner and an inch perfect delivery by Bahrami saw Eason rise well at the back post and his header was guided into the roof of the net.
Skins looked more threatening with White on pitch and his direct running was causing some problems. Him Beebee and Hunt were linking well and after a spell of sustained pressure Hunt levelled for 1-1.
They almost went 2-1 up just before the break when Hunt hit the post and from the rebound Mitchell made a great save with his feet.
With 33 minutes on the clock we took an enforced half time as one of Wilson’s kids needed a shit so we waited until the youth had finished curling one out.
Conditions were worsening with the cold and wet but they got back underway with a change of ends.
Another Bibs corner resulted in Brenchley winning the header but he couldn’t keep the ball on target.
Just after half time Beebee found space to hit Skins second goal of the game as with their first real chance of the second half.
Still over half an hour left, or so we thought. However in what turned out to be the final few minutes Wilson played the ball in for Bahrami who back heeled into the roof of the net for 2-2. A great goal and one that would be continued to be talked about in the pub after.
Then the match ender as Deen & Beebee contested a 50/50 that ultimately curtailed a very close game.
The F&O physio Nik got his rubber gloves out to tend to the stricken forward as his nose was dripping like a fat birds Tampax.
MOTM – Andy Beebee – Rescued the game by bringing the equipment, scored a goal and then got his nose smashed. Eventful!
Will he wear a mask this week or next a’la Gazza?