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Bishops Itchington Sunday - Match centre

Radford Semele
Bishops Itchington
Unknown (25', 80')
Full time
J Adair (10'), J Bradshaw (35' Pen), T O'Callaghan (43')
Sun 2 Sep 10:30 - The Tracey Thomas Leamington & District Sunday Football League - Division 1 Attendance 36

Radford 2 - 3 BIFC

#UpTheBish

New Season, Same issues.

A game v Radford saw the 2nd and 3rd placed teams last season face up in the first weekend of the season. A few injuries, unavailability and 2 stag do's the night before meant we were always going to have to earn anything from the game.

Luckily we started strong from the get go. Roared on by the sobering up bench, who looked like they would have fitted in poolside at Albufeira, Johnny Adair pounced on a loose ball in the box and rolled home to open his and the clubs account for the season. Bishops stayed on top and were creating a number of chances and should have been further ahead before Radford equalised in fortuitous circumstances. Charlie had all the time in the world to pick his spot and launch the ball where he wanted in the Radford half. What he actually did was smack it straight into the side of Cooper's head from close range, knocking the Burns-a-like off his feet while the ball looped into the net. 1-1.
Cooper did then create another goalscoring opportunity, this time at the right end as he chased a through ball and was brought down by the Radford Keeper. Jase, who had not long come on for Joel and was now allowed to be wearing his shirt, stroked the penalty home to put Bishops back in the lead. Tom O'Callaghan was having a very strong half and got his rewards for his efforts when he lashed the ball home from 25 yards, right where the spiders live-top corner-you beauty.

Second half was a different game, with Bishops seemingly sobering up and running out of gas. Changes were made to freshen it up and this did help, but Radford and their 183 long throws were kept at arms reach, with Charlie not really having much to do other than walk to get the ball and being shouted at for not going fast enough. Radford pulled one back when Stefan got caught out by a ball over the top, George arrowed a strike into the bottom corner to reduce the deficit but this was not enough to stop Bishops going home with 3 points.

Key moments

10:00
Goal Johnny Adair scores for Bishops Itchington
25:00
Goal Goal for Radford Semele
35:00
Scored Penalty Jason Bradshaw scores a penalty for Bishops Itchington
43:00
Goal Tom O'Callaghan scores for Bishops Itchington
80:00
Goal Goal for Radford Semele

Highlights

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80:00 Goal 2 - 3
Goal for Radford Semele
70:00 Sub Off
John Beacham is substituted off for Bishops Itchington
70:00 Sub On
Andy Yeates is substituted on for Bishops Itchington
60:00 Sub Off
Ryan Leahy is substituted off for Bishops Itchington
60:00 Sub On
Sam Wanless is substituted on for Bishops Itchington
End of period 1
43:00 Goal 1 - 3
Tom O'Callaghan scores for Bishops Itchington
35:00 Scored Penalty 1 - 2
Jason Bradshaw scores a penalty for Bishops Itchington
30:00 Sub Off
Joel Bennett is substituted off for Bishops Itchington
30:00 Sub On
Jason Bradshaw is substituted on for Bishops Itchington
25:00 Goal 1 - 1
Goal for Radford Semele
10:00 Goal 0 - 1
Johnny Adair scores for Bishops Itchington
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As it happened

  • Radford Semele
  • Bishops Itchington
  • 0
  • Johnny Adair Goal 10:00'
  • Goal 25:00'
  • Joel Bennett Sub Off 30:00'
  • Jason Bradshaw Sub On 30:00'
  • Jason Bradshaw Scored Penalty 35:00'
  • Tom O'Callaghan Goal 43:00'
  • Ryan Leahy Sub Off 60:00'
  • Sam Wanless Sub On 60:00'
  • John Beacham Sub Off 70:00'
  • Andy Yeates Sub On 70:00'
  • Goal 80:00'

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Team selection

Symons, Charlie Symons, Charlie
Hughes, Matty Hughes, Matty
Cooper, Tom Cooper, Tom
Beacham, John Beacham, John
Miles, Adam Miles, Adam
Leahy, Ryan Leahy, Ryan
Grudlinzki, Stefan Grudlinzki, Stefan
Williams, Joe Williams, Joe
O'Callaghan, Tom O'Callaghan, Tom
Adair, Johnny Adair, Johnny
Bennett, Joel Bennett, Joel

League round up

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AFC Warwick
Westlea Wanderers
3
3
Khalsa

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Leamington Hibernians 6 14
2. Khalsa 7 13
3. AFC Warwick 9 12
4. Westlea Wanderers 5 10
5. Radford Semele 6 5
6. Bishops Itchington 4 1
7. Lillington Juniors 7 1

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