Tuesday, 26 August 2014

WHITWELL GO GOAL CRAZY AGAINST BEDMOND

Whitwell, who finished in third place in 2013/14, welcomed league champions Bedmond Sports and Social to The Recreation Ground on Saturday afternoon for a Hertsavers Hertfordshire Senior County League Premier Division game which will live long in the memory for both sides in extremely contrasting and differing reasons.

Bedmond's successful manager Ashley Purser had left the club during the summer to join Spartan South Midlands League Division One side Hatfield Town and many players had left too but had recorded a decent 3-1 home win over Bushey Sports Club and drew 1-1 at Chipperfield Corinthians in their opening two games so were not low on confidence going into this match. Whitwell had won 5-1 at home to promoted Lemsford and 1-0 also at home to Cuffley.


Bedmond started the game well and could of scored with a good chance but from the moment the home rattled the woodwork and had a goal disallowed for an offside decision it all started to go wrong for them. The half time score was 3-0 and the away side were down to just 9 men with two red cards shown by the referee. Both were for second yellow cards - The first saw their captain dismissed. His first offence was a late tackle with the second card shown for what appeared to be a extremely harsh foul given by the official - see video from 4m 24secs. *Although it was later reported the second bookable offence was for kicking the ball away after the whistle was blown for the initial foul.

The second was a little more clear cut with the player already on a yellow card for an earlier handball on the half way line he handled in the box preventing the ball going through to the attacking player.
BEDMOND'S HALF TIME TEAM TALK
NINE MEN - BEDMOND KICK OFF THE SECOND HALF
Bedmond's half time team talk would of been a difficult one for their manager. He asked for his team to show some pride, defend and keep the score at 3-0 - Then get one goal and who knows?

GOAL MACHINE!!
TOM WILSHERE SCORED HIS SECOND HAT-TRICK IN A WEEK
As it turned out it was an afternoon to forget for the Bedmond team and fans as Whitwell ran in another nine goals with Ryan Foster and Tom Wilshere both scoring hat-tricks. Tom is the brother of Arsenal and England star Jack and looks a very decent player pulling the strings in the midfield for the home side. This was his second hat-trick in a week having scored three against Lemsford.

WHO'D BE A GOALKEEPER?
Bedmond's keeper can't be too down heartened from letting in twelve goals as he also made some good saves to keep the score down.

RESPECT - AFTER THE GAME - HANDSHAKES
Watch the match highlights below of an amazing game. These include all of the twelve goals scored and the red card decisions.



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