With a generous helping of players that have played for both teams in the past and coach Craig "bully" Adams departing from the Langford Road to St. Ives during the summer, this was always going to be a fierce but, on most occasions, fair match.
Chances were limited, and I can only recall one clear chance for St. Ives a header at the far post early on from Danny Kelly where he should have but sent his header well over. Sam Donkin was not troubled after that as the frugal Waders defence set about the job they have aspired to for the past 5 games. They shall not score.
Fabulous as Bradshaw, Longe-King, Urquhart and Perry set about the task of containment. Kieron Forbes, who seemed to take a battering, was well on his way to the man of the match but had to retire injured at halftime. Kieron's inspiration and tackling in front of the back four was exemplary. Solomon Nwabuokei in from the off showed his skill in the midfield. Ball, Clark and Powell the energy machines attacked in numbers. Just leaving Joe White who ran and ran and ran. Making himself available high or low, an energetic target man.
The second period saw much of the same with Lucas Kirkpatrick replacing Forbes, a different kind of player with a vision for a quick and accurate pass. Where would the breakthrough come from? 58 in and an initial shot from White was not held by the home keeper Sam Wilson, spilling back to Joe who made no second mistake. Noses in front just carry on playing the same way and the 3 points were assured as St. Ives were out of ideas. The usual substitutions saw Donnelly and McNamara come on for Powell and Clark just to run out the last few minutes.
To the end, it never got nervy as the Waders played their football.
Amazing because the green support thought we played better against Banbury with more chances but had no luck, but that is football.
Mike Draxler Biggleswade Town FC