Match Report: Bedworth United 0-0 Spalding United

Bedworth earn a hard fought point at home against Spalding United. Both games this season against The Tulips have ended in a stalemate.

Bedworth had the first chance of the game, Chris Camwell picked up the ball deep in Spalding’s half and unleashed a fierce shot that was parried away by keeper Duggan.

Following Camwell’s chance, Spalding started to dominate and a big chance fell Spalding’s way, a poor defensive header fell to the edge of the box and Edge found Stefan Broccoli who could only fire wide from a tight angle.

After a 20 minute period of scrappy football from both sides, The Greenbacks had a good chance to open the scoring. Desean Martin, who has scored a few long range goals for Bedworth this season, found himself with a lot of space just outside the box but his shot went harmlessly wide.

On the 35th minute The Tulips had a chance of their own. A corner floated in was met by Stainfield and the ball was met by Dylan Edge who fired over from close range.

Bedworth’s best chance of the half came moments later, a nice move involving Luke Rowe and Eliot Parrott saw the ball find its way to Camwell. He delivered a great cross which was only half dealt with by the Spalding defender, and the ball bounced out to the edge of the box, where Desean Martin’s shot was deflected into the path of Murphy who got a toe on the ball but his effort was  well saved by Michael Duggan in the Spalding goal. That was the last chance of a fairly poor half from both sides but Bedworth were the happier to go in level.

Half Time- Bedworth United 0 –0  Spalding United

The visitors started the half lively and a lovely move involving Bradley Rolt and Dylan Edge nearly resulted in a goal, but a vital block from Luke Rowe denied the forward from opening the scoring.

Bedworth’s first chance of the half came from a set piece delivered by Camwell. The out swinging freekick was met by Liam Murphy but his header went wide.

Another chance for The Greenbacks went a miss on the 72nd minute. Blackmore did well to overturn possession and slid the ball into Camwell’s path but his shot was comfortable for Duggan.

Spalding went close minutes later. A good cross came in from the left and Bradley Rolt rose the highest but his header squirmed just wide.

Spalding were in momentum and were denied by a goal by a great save from James Martin in the Bedworth goal. Substitute James Clifton cut in on his left and struck hard and low by Martin was positioned well to deal with the effort.

The game finished 0-0, a poor game overall but The Greenbacks defended valiantly and deserved a hard fought point at The Oval. The conditions in the second half didn’t help the spectacle as heavy rain and hailstone descended for parts in which neither team could take advantage of.

Stuart Storer’s men can be happy with their defensive display with Barrett and Endall looking solid in the centre, whilst Rowe was his reliable self.

Full time- Bedworth United 0 – 0 Spalding United



Martin, Moore, Rowe, Parrott, Barnett, Endall, Cox, Blackmore, Murphy (Edjenguele 88’) Martin,  Camwell (Lockett)

Unused subs: Blythe, Lomax, Burroughs.

Attendance: 204