Biggleswade FC’s first ever SSML Division One game ended in a 2-1 victory against a hard working but niggly Hillingdon side on Tuesday.
Biggleswade had the greater share of possession in the opening 20 minutes as Tom Cookman twice had half chances the keeper kept out.
They took a deserved lead on six minutes as Mark Franklin showed his class, threading a clever ball through to Ebey Marango who kept his cool to finish.
At the other end Sam wyer in the Biggleswade goal was forced into a good save as he turned a Borough forward’s shot around the post.
The second half pretty much mirrored the first as the hosts looked to pass the ball as Hillingdon worked hard to get themselves back in the game.
On 80 minutes Biggleswade looked to have wrapped the game up as again Ebey Marango this time rounded the keeper for his and Biggleswade’s second.
Hillingdon reduced the arrears with five minutes left, the ball stabbed home from 8 yards.
Worse was to come as Nick hHnebery saw red in the 87th minute for a second yellow card.
As Hillingdon threw caution to the wind even more to the amazement of everyone referee Peter Parkin found eight added minutes from a half that never saw a physio enter the field.
The ten men of Biggleswade saw the game out to take the three valuable points.
They visit Southall on Saturday.