MATCH REPORT: Bedworth United 2-0 Corby Town

Bedworth make it back to back home wins for the first time this season as The Greenbacks defeated Corby Town 2-0.

 

It took just 8 minutes for The Greenbacks to take the lead. Patient build up play down the right enabled Chris Cox to play a clever through ball to the underlapping Ryan Moore, he cut the ball back across the 6 yard box and striker Liam Murphy was there to pounce and tuck home to make it 1-0.

 

Leo Stone tested Corby keeper Tom Finch from range. He got past his marker delightfully, sending the ball through the defenders legs before curling effort towards goal but Finch dealt with the 20 yard strike.

 

After 20 minutes, The Steelmen came so close to equalising. A danger ball over the top of the Bedworth defence fell through to Connor Tomlinson who lashed a volley from a tight angle but O’Brien did brilliantly to tip the ball away from danger. 

 

Murphy should have doubled his and Bedworth’s tally for the afternoon. A mistake from a Corby defender in the belting rain let Chris Cox with space on the left. He pulled his pass across goal similar to how Murphy scored the opener but this time his effort was well saved by Finch.

 

Bedworth were by far the better team in the first half and were looking for more than just one goal to show for their dominance. A looped Will Grocott cross looked dangerous and Chris Cox stretched to get his boot on the end of the cross but his shot drifted wide.

 

HALF TIME Bedworth United 1-0 Corby Town

 

Corby came out the second half with a point to prove after The Greenbacks dominated the first half. The Steelmen, backed by a large following, had started the second half better with more tempo and tenacity but were still unable to create any clear cut chances within the first 15 minutes. 

 

Jack Keeble did go close for the visitors after 60 minutes. A floated corner was met by Keeble but his header went wide of the far post. 

 

At this point Corby were pressing for an equaliser and The Greenbacks had sat back a bit too much allowing the Steelmen to dominate possession but still not create anything concrete.

 

But despite having much less possession, Bedworth doubled their lead on 84 minutes. A poor back pass from a Corby defender went straight to the feet of Grocott who composed himself to work the ball to substitute and new signing Khallem Bailey-Nichols to tap into an empty net to seal the win for The Greenbacks. 2-0.

 

With the noisy Corby away following pushing the visitors to get back into the game, every attack was snuffed out by the resilient Greenbacks defence.

 

The full time whistle blew, and a very well deserved 3 points for Bedworth. A dominant first half display was followed by a resilient defensive performance in the second half to make it consecutive home victories for the first time this season. 

 

FULL TIME: Bedworth United 2-0 Corby Town 

STARTING LINE UP:

Bedworth: O’Brien, Moore, L Rowe, Parrott, Morley, Cox Martin, Blackmore, Murphy (Bailey-Nicholls), Grocott (Sammons), Stone (Aaron)

Unused Subs: Burke, Rogerro

Attendance: 287