The cold end had a choice tonight or staying in to watch Manchester United V AC Milan on the television or venture out somewhere to watch some real football. I chose the second option and visited the glory of the Bedfordshire County Football League Premier Division sponsored by Sportsform to watch 2nd bottom Southill Alexander face off against 7th placed Renhold United. The cold end has seen Alexander play once before this season (see link here) with much written elsewhere on the web about the newly formed club who ground share at The Carlsberg Stadium, home of Biggleswade Town.
For the vast majority of this match The Bishops as they are known were well in control. Renhold United started the better team and deservedly took a 1-0 lead only to be pegged back to 1-1 at half-time. After the break it was all the home side as they ran up a scoreline of 5-2 in a very welcome win for Steve Foster's team who prior to tonight had only won twice in their 14 league games. Both sides played some nice football in good spirit which is what the beautiful game is all about.
The cold end would like to thank the Southill Alexander club officials for offering me such a warm welcome tonight and wish them, Steve Foster and his team the best of luck for the rest of the season.
Full Time - Southill Alexander 5 Renhold United 2
MATCH ACTION BELOW
SOUTHILL'S FIRST GOAL.
GREAT SHOT AFTER SOME NICE BUILD UP PLAY BY SOUTHILL. LOOKING AT IT I THINK THE RENHOLD KEEPER GOT A TOUCH SO CAN BE CREDITED WITH MAKING A GREAT SAVE.
ANOTHER OF THE BISHOP'S GOALS
RENHOLD PULL A GOAL BACK TO MAKE THE FINAL SCORE 5-2. THE FREE-KICK CREPT INSIDE THE POST AND OUT OF THE NET AT THE REAR OF THE GOAL.