Match Report: Bedford Town 2-1 Biggleswade United
By Leon Waite – @leonwaite98
United exited the Beds Senior Cup on Tuesday night after suffering a narrow 2-1 defeat at Evo-Stik South East division outfit Bedford Town despite taking the lead in the second half.
That opening goal- shortly after the interval- was the culmination of a relatively encouraging display from Cristian Colas’ charges which began well when Kane Farrell’s dipping shot from twenty yards out went just over the bar.
Inevitably against a side of a higher level, United’s rearguard had to remain vigilant to potential Bedford attacks but the visitors came close once more as Jaiden Irish’s free-kick sailed straight into the goalkeeper’s arms.
The Eagles arguably had the best opportunity to break the deadlock, however, as they broke through on goal and United stopper Robbie Ponting was forced to make a crucial save that resulted in him being replaced by Reece Voller due to injury just prior to halftime.
And eight minutes after the restart it was Gareth Hunt who volleyed with sublime precision into the bottom corner to edge the away side in front.
The advantage lasted less than two minutes, though, as Michael Gyasi picked out the top right corner to provide an immediate response.
The turnaround was then completed thirteen minutes later when Ryan Auger’s free-kick into the penalty area floated onto the head of James Peters, who flicked the ball beyond Voller.
Jordan Wright had an effort cleared off the line and Bedford struck the crossbar as both sides sought to add to the scoreline with the home team ultimately prevailing 2-1 to progress in the cup.
Another loss following an extended break doesn’t help lift the mood around Second Meadow but with games constantly being decided by the odd goal it can’t be long before United are on the right end of a result and their next opportunity comes back in the league at Hadley on Saturday, KO 3pm.