Bedworth United v AFC Dunstable 2020/21 Report

Both teams came into this game on the back of poor results during midweek.  Stu Storer made 1 change from the team that faced Corby with Sam Walton dropping to the bench and Josh Steel being recalled to the starting 11, Liam Truslove appeared on the bench in place of Cal Templeton.

In a first half of few chances it was Bedworth though who had the best chances with Dan Green in the Dunstable goal pulling off a reflex save from a Mitch Piggon volley, and when Green was beaten by Piggon it was the bar that came to Dunstable’s rescue after a looping header bounced off the bar.  It was from a Bedworth attack though that the deadlock was broken in the 43rd minute.  A long clearance found Christie for Dunstable who broke free he scuffed his shot but that wrong footed Crane and the ball trickled into the Bedworth net.

Half Time Bedworth United 0 AFC Dunstable 1

The Greenbacks came out in the second half determined to make amends and it only took 2 minutes for parity to be restored.  Mitch Piggon picked up a ball in the box turned his marker and drove the ball across the box into the path of Luke Keen who took a touch then dispatched the ball past Greens left hand into the bottom corner of the net.  Bedworth pressed forward with more attacking intent hitting the bar again from an Elliott Parrott header off a Mulders corner.. Then Green again pulled off a top drawer save from a shot from Dawson.  The Greenbacks continued to push forward but the final ball just would not come.  Dunstable resorted to the long ball tactic with Green whenever he got it firing the ball high and long looking for Christie.  Kyle Barnett done well marshalling the dangerous Christie and whenever he did get a shooting chance Barnett got in the way making essential blocks for Bedworth.  With mere seconds on the clock Bedworth had a freekick on the edge of the Dunstable box but the wall stood firm blocking Truslove’s goal bound effort.  This left the final score at 1-1 a result that neither team really wanted.  This result sees Bedworth drop to 3rd in the Pitching in Southern Central league table behind Aylesbury and Barton Rovers.

Full Time Bedworth United 1 AFC Dunstable 1
Team:  Crane, John, Steele, Parrott, Barnett, Mulders, Dawson, Blackmore, Piggon (Deards), Keen (Truslove), Blythe

Unused Subs:  Rowe, Walton, Albrighton

Scorer:  Keen

Man Of The Match:  Kyle Barnett for shepherding the dangerous Christie and limiting Dunstables chances to add to their score.