Bedworth started the first half on the front foot and their pressing game started to pay off with Stamford not really being able to create anything and had to resort to long balls. It looked like Bedworth were going to take the lead when a ball through to Tyler Haddow saw the Bedworth man one on one with Ben Heath in the Stamford goal but the normally prolific striker poked the ball wide of the keeper and just the wrong side of the post. Bedworth continued to be the better of the sides moving the ball much better than the visitors. Tyler Haddow was again put through after great work from Blythe and Blackmore this time his shot was saved by Heath. Stamford came close to scoring with a bit of luck when a clearance struck Johnson in the face and bounced just wide of Sam Lomax left hand post.
Half Time Bedworth United 0 Stamford 0
Bedworth again started the half well but after a Bedworth corner Stamford broke and with their first meaningful shot of the game Stamford were in front on 51 minutes when Cameron Johnson cut in from the left and struck a shot which curled into the top corner giving Lomax no chance. Bedworth continued to be the better side with William Edjenguele winning the first ball from every dead ball situation but Bedworth could not capitalise. Liam Lockett hit a shot from distance that Heath did well to punch clear and with seconds ticking away and deep into injury time Bedworth pushed everyone forward for a free kick which broke kindly for Stamford to clear and gave Johnson the opportunity to double the final score.
Full Time Bedworth United 0 Stamford 2
|13th August 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 22-23