Biggleswade Town beat Frome 3-0 on Saturday in a game that changed after a first half sending off.
Both keepers, Jamie Head for Biggleswade and Paul White for Frome, were making their debut appearances in this Southern League Premier fixture. Neither had a save to make during the first 40 minutes.
Then came the game changing decision against White as he handled the ball outside of his area trying to stop Sam Merson as he headed goalwards. The referee, applying the rules to the letter, sent off White.
The resulting free kick saw substitute keeper, Sam Teale, save the ball with his legs and get it away to safety. The Waders were desperate to get shots in but Frome made it through to half time with no score.
After the break Biggleswade became frustrated as the visitors shut up shop very effectively, keeping the ball away from Teale.
But on 59 minutes Ian Rees hit a ball from 25 yards and Teale could only watch as the ball went past him and in.
Now in front, the Waders played the football trying to work away through the well drilled defence. Captain Daniel added to the score with a 40 yard lob catching the keeper cold and off his line.
Frome had their moments but still Jamie Heads had no trouble and no saves to make. A well worked move towards stoppage time saw Tony Burnett cut loose and plant the ball easily past the advancing Teale.
At the end a satisfactory result, but all credit to Frome, with ten men and an inexperienced keeper did well to keep the score respectable.
Biggleswade Town now host Royston Town in the Red Insure Cup on Tuesday night.