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Bishops Itchington
HRI Wellesbourne
R Herdman (7'), A Yeates (10'), M Clough (87')
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Sun 3 Sep 10:30 - The Tracey Thomas Leamington & District Sunday Football League - Division 1

BIFC 3 - 0 Wellesbourne

Up and running with 3 points

A fresh new start for BIFC in the 2017/18 season, as ever old habits die hard and with that Bishops had 12 players available after injuries to lads playing for the Saturday side and a no show after Lewis enjoyed himself a bit too much Saturday night.

Bradshaw, Cloughy, Rob Herdman and Matt Hughes made debuts in the season opener and straight away Bishops were on the front foot. A long throw was not dealt with by HRI and Rob Herdman was on hand to lash home from close range. Shortly after, a corner again wasn't dealt with by the HRI defence, and Andy Yeates this time was there to finish to double the advantage.
Soon as the goals were scored, the game quietened down, with Johnny harshly not awarded a penalty after being upended in the box. HRI had some half chances, but didnt test Nathan too much in the Bishops goal.

Half time came and went and the game was a bit scrappy, with both teams competing hard but unable to get the ball down on a hard and wet pitch. Joey showed a couple of nice touches when advancing from Midfield, with Cloughy standing firm in the face of some late HRI pressure.

Bishops made it 3 and wrapped the game up when Charlie whipped in a free kick and Cloughy headed home to open his account for the club.

All in all, a pleasing result considering we didn't play that well, Warwick Cavern await next week at Aylesford School.

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Key moments

Goal Rob Herdman scores for Bishops Itchington
Goal Andy Yeates scores for Bishops Itchington
Goal Michael Clough scores for Bishops Itchington


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87:00 Goal 3 - 0
Michael Clough scores for Bishops Itchington
60:00 Sub On
Josh Turton is substituted on for Bishops Itchington
60:00 Sub Off
Charlie Symons is substituted off for Bishops Itchington
End of period 1
10:00 Goal 2 - 0
Andy Yeates scores for Bishops Itchington
7:00 Goal 1 - 0
Rob Herdman scores for Bishops Itchington
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As it happened

  • Bishops Itchington
  • HRI Wellesbourne
  • 0
  • Rob Herdman Goal 7:00'
  • Andy Yeates Goal 10:00'
  • Charlie Symons Sub Off 60:00'
  • Josh Turton Sub On 60:00'
  • Michael Clough Goal 87:00'

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Team selection

Carro, Nathan Carro, Nathan
Herdman, Rob Herdman, Rob
Cooper, Tom Cooper, Tom
Clough, Michael Clough, Michael
Byrne, Johnny Byrne, Johnny
Symons, Charlie Symons, Charlie
French, Joe French, Joe
Hughes, Matty Hughes, Matty
Yeates, Andy Yeates, Andy
Adair, Johnny Adair, Johnny
Bradshaw, Jason Bradshaw, Jason

League round up

Other Division 1 results

Warwick Cavern
Leamington Hibernians
Midland Rangers
Radford Semele
Westlea Wanderers


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League table

# Team Pl Pts
1. Westlea Wanderers 11 33
2. Bishops Itchington 12 22
3. Radford Semele 12 22
4. Leamington Hibernians 12 16
5. Khalsa 12 13
6. Warwick Cavern 12 6
7. HRI Wellesbourne 11 4

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