Ebbsfleet 0, Heinz 1
It’s 'bean' a horrible few hours for relegation-threatened BSB Premier side Ebbsfleet United, after their away game against Barrow kicked off 90 minutes late due to a tinned goods spill on the motorway.
April 4th, 2013
The UK’s only co-op football team will have been 57 different varieties of annoyed following their 1-1 away draw yesterday – okay, no more I promise – having set off on their near 640-mile round trip early yesterday morning, only to fall victim to an unfortunate series of traffic delays.
An accident on the M25 impeded the Fleet’s progress for some time, only for them to become even further frustrated by an incident on the M6 where a lorry crashed near Newton-le-Willows and shed its load of cans of baked beans shortly before 11am. One lane each way was closed for some time, but the team eventually managed to arrive at the stadium almost an hour after the scheduled kick-off time of 7.45pm.
The relegation six-pointer eventually got underway at 9.15pm and resulted in a draw which further, ahem, dented their hopes of survival despite taking the lead before half-time. Nathan Elder was also sent off in the late stages of the game.
The result leaves them ten points off safety, with a game in hand.