Certainly the opening 25 belonged to Rushden as the Waders found it hard to settle on the game. Rushden attacked at speed without any real threat to debutant keeper Joshua Strizovic. A couple of enforced substitutions for Rushden unhinged their play and the Waders started to dominate. 34 in and another dazzling run by Jonny McNamara felled in the box by a visiting defender. Matt Ball put the ball away with some style to make a half time score line of 1-0.
Out for the second period and the resumption of this gladiatorial battle. Each team giving their all, back and forwards, up and down the pitch. The Wader's back line held firm with Smith and Ujah dominating the air, Perry and star man on the night Josh Urquhart defending the flanks.
Chances came and went. Midway through a huge shout for handball, by the crowd behind the goal, as a goal bound effort was cleared desperately away, video evidence now shows the referee correct. 6 minutes added extended the game but the home boys held their ground with a very hard fought win.
Source Mike Draxler Biggleswade Town FC