After a two week break Hallions returned to league action with a home game against Kings Sutton.
With the batteries hopefully fully recharged Hallions were optimistic of gaining maximum points in their championship quest. Although as is the norm a couple of bods were missing from the line-up. Although it was a shade damp at kick off time which resulted in a rather paltry crowd, the pitch was in perfect nick.
The early exchanges saw neither team gaining the initiative over their opponents.
It quickly became apparent that both teams were really up for this encounter as end to end football was the menu for the game. Kings Sutton forwards Junior Howards and George Reed were causing the home defence. Immense problems with their tremendous pace.
The in the 12th minute with the crowd numbers increasing by the minute the deadlock was broken much to the dismay of the visiting supporters. Clear fouls on both Smudge and Ryan Brooks Brooksy following a defence splitting Sam Graham ball gave the referee the easy decision in awarding a penalty which Brooksy calmly slotted home. Back came Kings Sutton in the 15th minute with a powerful run by Howards opened up the home defence to give Josh Brooker a clear opportunity which fluffed.
Hallions increased their advantage in the 20th minute when a great cross by Liam Godin found Brooksy who blasted home a great volley giving keeper Briggs no chance.
Minutes later and the dangerous Howards accelerated past a number Hallion defenders to reduce the arrears with a fine solo goal.
Howard seemed for a period to be running the show setting first Reed, then Lowe who both missed their opportunities.
Back came Hallions in the 30th minute with Ryan Brooks clipping the crossbar from an acute angle.
Then in the 35th minute Hallions keeper Reece Green conceded a penalty given for a foul on George Reed, however a fine diving save from Luke Gilsenan spot kick redeemed him.
Gradually after a spell of Kings Sutton pressure Hallions regained their composure with Chez Smith going close with Briggs saving at point blank range before he set up Ryan Brooks in the 40th minute who blasted home number 3 and his hat trick.
On the stroke of half time Kings Sutton pulled a goal back from another awarded penalty kick from that man Howards.
HT BICESTER HALLIONS 3 v KINGS SUTTON 2
During the half time recess no team talk was observed as the manager was busy applying the WD40 whilst trotting round the nearby streets in preparation for the half marathon. Will the world record be at risk!!!!
In the 53rd minute Hallions were rocked on their heels when Sutton’s winger Lewis Moore equalised via the upright as the defence stood motionless.
As the game seemed to get more and more frantic , it was obvious that the next goal would be viatl.Hallions looked to have gain a clear penalty in the 70th minute when Dean Smith was the victim of a 3 man tackle in the penalty area, but amazingly no pen was awarded , why – no idea !.
Minutes later and a bad tackle by Lowe gave Hallions a free kick from just outside the penalty area. Upped stepped the famous left peg of Ricki Bridges resulting in the goal net disappearing over the club house to give Hallions the advantage once again ,which was a clear case of justice prevailing.
Five minutes on and Dan Smith chased a total lost cause to set up Liam Godin to increase Hallions lead.
Kings Suttons Josh Brooker then decided to get himself sin binned which didn’t help the visitors cause.
To compound their agony Brooksy totally mesmerised their defence before rattling in Hallions 6th goal and complete a personal 4 goal haul.
Final whistle sounded as an extremely contented manager Tyson Kock continued his warm up for his Sunday trot, hopefully he will finish in time for next week’s game! Good Luck from all at BHFC.
FT BICESTER HALLIONS 6 v KINGS SUTTON 3
Bicester Hallions Team : Reece Green. Chris Schooling. Dean Smith. Ricki Bridges. Simon Grossman. Liam Godin.Stu Bridges.Sam Graham. Matt Jenkins. Dan Smith. Ryan Brooks.
Subs Played : Dan Lacey.Jason Hallatt
Hallions Scorers : Ricki Bridges. Liam Godin. Ryan Brooks 
News Flash : Reserves hit the road to Banbury and got a 2-2 draw with goals from Disco Dyer & Vinney Orrey
Match report courtesy of Angela Langsbury Mike Cannon