It was an unusually mild night which greeted the F&O lads for this Christmas cracker at BACA. With Beebee out with a broken nose, Dangerous Dan came back into the reckoning as for the first time since Stanley we played with just the fourteen players.
As always the game started fairly evenly but the opening goal came from a well worked corner from Ridley and Dangerous which gave the former the opportunity to finish well into the bottom corner for 1-0.
Greenwood was relishing the extra space in midfield and when he saw the physio Nik of his line he chipped the big 6 footer who discombobulated allowed the ball to kiss the roof of the net for 1-1.
The Hat unbeaten in 10 was in the thick of the action and when he found Tricker with a reverse ball the striker finished well to turn the game around at 2-1.
No half time this week to try and get ten minutes per keeper in and Tricker only moments after scoring should have made it 3-1 but scuffed a shot wide when well placed.
At the other Dangerous played in Ridley who showed great pace to outstrip the defence and level for 2-2.
It was bibs that went back ahead when Whitey this time broke free of the defence and finished for 3-2.
Both teams were still well in the match and we creating chances. The equaliser came when the Physio kicked the ball straight at his team mate virgo and there was the Hat to finish in off the post for 3-3.
Virgo had a great chance to restore the lead but couldn't sort his feet out and the ball was scrambled away. Curry went free but his shot was touched onto the post by Eason in goal as both teams were looking to avoid yet another draw.
Skins sprung the break away and Greenwood with all the time in the world, showed a cool header to finish in off the post for 4-3.
Bibs continued to press forward and they found Wilson in fine form with saves galore using a mixture of body parts.
With bibs pressing with two minutes remaining, the ultimate jobs worth and all round wank stain started blowing a whistle and shining a light to stop the game at 9pm. F&O continued to play on until the floodlights went off and the game was up.
MOTM - John the Hat - Wins MOTM on a recount as him Wilson and Green all had blinders. I'd also put Curry up there too who was a constant menace with only Pete from Bibs getting a deserved vote. The Hat was clinical in front of goal with good movement and a celebration of Premier League quality. Will he try it on the wood of King Alfred Wednesday?