From Bangers to Clangers
Valuable 3 points in the bag ...
After the success of Wednesday night anyone watching the Reds first half against Broadfields would have been forgiven for thinking the game was in the bag when they were 2 goals up.
Jack Mordecai, who scored the banger on Wednesday night, was out of action alongside Alfie Barker. So the two brainiest members of the team sat in the stands and watched the game.(You may think this is a bit judgemental at this point, but if you have seen any of the programs and the Team Mates .... then when one of them actually asked why ice was cold .... well, I think you get the picture).
Mitchell Foley starting for the first time since his injury back at the end of July against WGC, replaced injured Jack but the rest of the team was unchanged from the Wednesday night game against Langford.
Liam Kenna put the Reds into an early lead 6 minutes into the game. It has to be said, Liam Kenna's performances of late have been pretty good. Not that anyone would tell him that as he is the biggest Diva in the Dressing Room and it would just make him worse! He is constantly demanding of coffee, painkillers, special socks, non-chocolate biscuits.... the list is endless, but we let him get away with it because to be honest, he can be funny - sometimes.
The game was quite fast paced and the reds were pretty dominant. On the 39th minute Mitchell Foley scored and the Reds went in at half time with a 2-0 lead.
However, all was to change in the second half when the boys in blue from Broadfields scored within the first 90 seconds.
Zach Decker came on to the field to replace Mitch Foley and was eager to make his presence felt.
On the 60th minute Broadfields scored again and the score was all square at 2-2.
Things got a bit frantic at this stage and the match balls were flying out of the park. At one point Captain Spatch was up a ladder looking to retrieve some of the balls that were on the stand roof. A novelty for him being to look down on people instead of up to them!
When the 70th minute came around Joshua Coley got on the score sheet and it was 3-2.
A rare occurrence when the Assistant Referee not only got an offside decision wrong but then admitted it and apologised to the Home bench! Minutes later a foul on Joshua Coley who was grappled and grounded. Yellow card to Broadfields and a free kick to Baldock. Nothing came of it.
85 minutes and Zach finally got on the end of a shot taking Baldock to 4-2.
With minutes to spare, the new signee Brendan Lees came on to the field to replace the ever hardworking Louis Lee. 2 minutes later Owen Robertson replaced Harry Holland.
Finally the whistle blew and Baldock were triumphant winners going into the cheer from the Red Army who seem to be growing in numbers! With applause from the team to the army for their support. A 4-2 victory, 3 points on the board moved Baldock up to 8th place on the league table.
No league action for the reds this week as Luke gets the lads in training ready for the big game next weekend. Baldock travel to Peterborough Northern Stars for the next round of the Buildbase FA Vase next Saturday.
On Tuesday 24th they go away to Codicote.
The next home game is on Saturday 28th October when St Neots Town Reserves visit.
Match day photos now on Flickr