Bedworth played host to Corby in a game that had everything, Controversy, goals, sending offs.
Corby started the game extremely well and in their managers words the first 30 minutes was “the best they have played all season” and it was inevitable that they took the lead. in the 15th minute a low cross into the box saw the ball caught between Kyle Barnett and Tristan Dunkley on the line it appeared that the Corby man pushed the ball over the line with his hand but through the bodies the referee was unable to see and gave the goal. If that one was a bit fortunate for the visitors the second 3 minutes later had no luck about it when the same player cut in from the Bedworth left and fired past Lomax to double The Steelmens lead. When Corby then added a third on 22 minutes through Kalern Thomas it looked as if the Greenbacks were going to be dead and buried by half time but after a slight reshuffle of formation Bedworth started to get a foothold in the game and on 40 minutes when a poor clearance fell to Liam Lockett 25 yards out his low shot hit the back of the Corby net it breathed more belief into the Greenbacks. With 2 minutes of added on time to play Bedworth won a corner with William Edjenguele rising higher than the Corby man at the far post all the visiting player could do to stop the header is raise his hand this give the referee one of the easiest decisions of the match when he pointed immediately to the spot. The returning Khaellem Bailey-Nicols was the coolest man in The OVAL and made no mistake from the spot making the deficit only 1 at half time.
Half Time Bedworth United 2 Corby Town 3
The second half became a scrappy affair with Corby trying to run down the clock early in the half and when Desean Martin was adjudged to have fouled the Corby player who went down after he got in a tangle with his own legs rather than contact from Martin. The referee much to most of the crowd produced a yellow card followed by the red for Martins second booking it looked like Corby would be safe but Bedworth dug in deep and in the 79th minute after some good work by substitute Liam Murphy the ball fell to Bailey-Nicols who again kept his cool and calmly stroked the ball into the empty net to give the home side a well deserved if after 22minutes unlikely point.
|1st October 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 22-23