April 11, 1969

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

On this day in south west Hertfordshire

First published in Watford Observer: Photograph of the Author by , Nostalgia Editor

Fifteen minutes from time in their Division 1 game with Sandridge Rovers on Saturday a corner was awarded against Bedmond. The referee positioned himself just inside the far post and he did not move when the ball, taken by the wind, swirled towards him. He was still standing there when the ball hit his foot and shot into the net.

Bedmond have a right to feel upset at this freak event because they had been playing some of their best football of the season. The defence was in fine form and the attack was unfortunate not to score on several occasions.

[From the Watford Observer of April 11, 1969]

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