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Bishops Itchington
J Adair (10', 75'), J Bradshaw (60' Pen)
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Sun 15 Apr 10:30 - The Tracey Thomas Leamington & District Sunday Football League - Division 1

BIFC 3 - 1 Khalsa

3 Goals, 3 Cherries. 3 Cheers.

A rare league fixture was on the cards for BIFC this weekend, with Khalsa the opponents. Despite the pitch not being used for 2 months, it was crap. Well done to the contractors who decided to cut the grass during the week when there was standing water on the pitches, really well thought out move that one.

The game kicked off, and shortly after Joel had to come off with a hamstring injury. Typical sprinters injury that one, were sure he'll be back in action soon. Johnny came on in his place and didn't take him long to get in on the action. Linking up with Jase and beating the offside trap, he managed to finish from a tight angle to make it 1-0 Bishops. Joe Williams was looking sharp after his mid season break, that doubled with a decent nights kip and not a belly full of sauce which I am sure helped. Matty Hughes snapped away into a few tackles as Bishops were game across the park.
After this, Khalsa grew into the game as Bishops drifted. Poor decisions were being made from front to back without being punished, until Tunde's flick on evaded the Bishops defence and the ball was stuck away to equalise.
The second half saw Bishops back on top, a few half chances were created as we knocked on the door. Adair won us a penalty when the keeper dropped a high ball and in his panic pulled down Adair - Ref Watkin correctly pointing to the spot. On the subject if the ref,if you listened to the Khalsa centre forward for 90 mins, you'd think he'd deliberately gave the wrong decision all the time. Didn't half moan the chap.
Jase stuck away the Penalty after it was contested by the Khalsa squad, giving Bishops the lead. Nath had a few long range strikes to deal with, but not a lot else as Khalsa didn't really create much.
Johnny made it 3-1 with about 15 to go, as he beat a couple of defenders and finished low into the bottom corner.

A good 3 points on the board against a tough Khalsa side, with 6 league games remaining there is plenty of football left in this league challenge.

Key moments

Goal Johnny Adair scores for Bishops Itchington
Goal Goal for Khalsa
Scored Penalty Jason Bradshaw scores a penalty for Bishops Itchington
Goal Johnny Adair scores for Bishops Itchington


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75:00 Goal 3 - 1
Johnny Adair scores for Bishops Itchington
70:00 Sub On
Matt Trinder is substituted on for Bishops Itchington
70:00 Sub Off
Josh Turton is substituted off for Bishops Itchington
60:00 Scored Penalty 2 - 1
Jason Bradshaw scores a penalty for Bishops Itchington
End of period 1
30:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Khalsa
10:00 Goal 1 - 0
Johnny Adair scores for Bishops Itchington
6:00 Sub Off
Joel Bennett is substituted off for Bishops Itchington
6:00 Sub On
Johnny Adair is substituted on for Bishops Itchington
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Bishops Itchington
  • Khalsa
  • 0
  • Johnny Adair Sub On 6:00'
  • Joel Bennett Sub Off 6:00'
  • Johnny Adair Goal 10:00'
  • Goal 30:00'
  • Jason Bradshaw Scored Penalty 60:00'
  • Josh Turton Sub Off 70:00'
  • Matt Trinder Sub On 70:00'
  • Johnny Adair Goal 75:00'

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Team selection

Carro, Nathan Carro, Nathan
Herdman, Rob Herdman, Rob
Cooper, Tom Cooper, Tom
Hughes, Matty Hughes, Matty
Byrne, Johnny Byrne, Johnny
Leahy, Ryan Leahy, Ryan
Williams, Joe Williams, Joe
Yeates, Andy Yeates, Andy
Turton, Josh Turton, Josh
Bennett, Joel Bennett, Joel
Bradshaw, Jason Bradshaw, Jason

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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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