A CROWD OF 34 PEOPLE SAW THE GAME WHICH WAS UP FROM THE 21 WHO SAW BRIMSDOWN'S LAST HOME GAME AGAINST HILLINGDON BOROUGH
Both Brimsdown and FC Broxbourne Borough had had indifferent campaigns going into last Wednesday's local derby Spartan South Midlands League Division One game.
Brimsdown, who are currently ground-sharing at Ware's Wodson Park, had won just two of their twenty one games played with five draws and fourteen defeats in the league. They had recent heavy defeats against New Salamis (0-10) and Enfield Borough 0-7. Their two wins had come against Park View and Stotfold.
FCBB had a slightly better record of four wins, nine draws and just five defeats in their eighteen games played.
They welcomed back Kai Bowers for this game who had left the Goffs Lane club recently to join Essex Senior League side Cockfosters where he had made only two appearances against Ilford in the league and Saffron Walden Town in the Errington Challenge Cup.
Both sides played some good football with the visitor's taking a two goal leade from the penalty spot and then on the break with a close range finish - both goals were scored by Connor Bancans. Brimsdown broke back and scored to make the half time score 1-2.
NOT THE BEST PICTURE AS IT'S TAKEN FROM THE VIDEO FOOTAGE BUT IT SHOWS NINER'S TACKLE WAS GOOD?
The second half really came alive with around 20 minutes left when FCBB's Bradley Niner was given a second booking for a challenge which from the video looks a good well timed one - I've long been a supporter of referees so I'll put through the argument that from his angle it could of looked different.
This reduced the visitors to 10 men but they didn't sit back and scored a third goal when Kai Bowers was fouled in the box and Bancans was able to bag a third goal from the spot.
CONNOR BANCANS WAS SENT OFF AFTER THIS INCIDENT FOR A SECOND YELLOW CARD
It was a memorable evening for Bancans who then was sent off for a second bookable offence for what I believe the referee deemed as simulation - when challenged in the air by a Brimsdown defender he went down with a head injury - It was a brave decision by the referee but many people on social media who have viewed it think it was the correct one.
It looked as though FCBB were going to hold on for a well deserved three points but the hosts had other ideas and pushed forward. They scored two well taken late goals to rescue a point to the delight of all involved with the club.
THE THIRD TALKING POINT WAS THE BRIMSDOWN PLAYER'S CHALLENGE LATE IN THE GAME
There was another debatable decision late on when the Brimsdown number 6 (I am unsure of his name) fouled a Broxbourne player and only received a booking which many people present thought was a red card incident.
For Broxbourne it was a tenth draw in nineteen league games played - They are certainly a tough team to beat - If they could of converted just five of these into wins they would be in eighth place in the table and not the current fourteenth position.
Brimsdown lost 5-3 at Amersham Town on Saturday and will be looking to add another win to their record in their game against Park View at home on Saturday which is a bottom of the table clash.
Brooxbourne host Amersham Town tonight (weather permitting) and then travel to play London Tigers on Saturday.
THE THREE TALKING POINTS
JUST THE GOALS
TWENTY-TWO MINUTES OF HIGHLIGHTS