BIFC 4 - 1 Midland Rangers
Bogey side picked off at last
A return to the bread and butter of league fixtures, saw a renewed interest among the BIFC ranks, so much so that Jordan was hauled out of bed at 10am, so kit out as a couple of lads couldn't make it....
3 pieces of dog poo were picked up before the game, all differing in their textures. Thanks to the pack of hounds and their ignorant owners for that early morning task.
Bishops wanted a better start than last week and got that, when they took the lead early on through Turts drilling one in the bottom corner from the edge of the box. This made amends for an earlier miss following some good work from Jason Bradshaw.
Bishops after going 1-0 up, drifted through the game a little bit and allowed Rangers to work some half chances. Rangers actually equalised late on in the half when a cross that could have been dealt with was headed in from 12 yards out.
Going with the wind at their backs in the second half, Bishops got back on the front foot and began to have more of the ball. Smiler headed home from a long throw to put us ahead and Trinder bundled the ball home from close range to extend Bishops lead shortly after. Jordan came on and stretched the play as Bishops looked a threat on the counter down the hill. Rangers did come close to narrowing the gap, when Bradshaw tried to find Trinder with a short corner only to set Rangers up on a counter attack. Stefan covered round to prevent a goal happening, but it kept the game alive nonetheless.
The Rangers keeper came outfield for the remainder of the game, which is one of those rare occasions that causes chaos in the opposition ranks. This time was no different, with several members wearing scars from their keeper who paced around like a newly uncaged tiger.
Trinder made it 4, when he slotted home form 18 yards, following some good work down the left.
A pleasing result and good to be back in league action. Another home game next week in the Challenge cup for the boys in blue.