Bedworth hosted Daventry looking to bounce back from 2 defeats which have seriously dented their chances of reaching the playoffs.
Bedworth started the first half the better of the 2 teams with a much higher tempo than their opposition and twice within the first 15 minutes the ball flashed across the Daventry six yard box but no green shirt was there to capitalise. Jorrin John and Liam Lockett then worked a free kick between themselves which saw Lockett fire narrowly over. A ball into the Box from Luke Rowe was then met by the head of Parrott and Martin saved well to deny the Bedworth number 4. Daventry were looking to catch The Greenbacks on the break and had it not been for some great positioning from Rowe a 2 on 1 opportunity would have led to a clear shot but Rowe defended magnificently as he did all night to protect Sam Lomax’s goal. The visitors then started to gain a foothold in the game and after a collision between Rowe and McNeill had their ferocious appeals for a penalty waved away. Probably the best chance of the first half fell to Taylor Orosz when a ball into the box found him unmarked but at the vital time his connection let him down and the ball flew high into the Bedworth night sky. With both teams having a long throw in their arsenal most throws in the opposition half were being launched into the opposition penalty area towards the end of the first half one of the returning Sam Muggleton throws was cleared for a corner, Parrott met the corner with a flicked header which beat Martin but was cleared off the line by a Daventry defender.
Half Time Bedworth United 0 Daventry Town 0
The first half followed much the same pattern as the first but with the referee blowing up for a number of fouls any momentum gained by either team was cut short as the game became very stop start. Rowe and John worked a clever free kick out on the Daventry left which saw John hit the post. Daventry again came more into the game in the final 15 minutes and the aerial bombardment of long throws continued which for the majority of Sam Lomax dealt with easily and looked like he was getting in some good catching practice the only time the home teams goal looked at risk was when of the long throws caused a bit of a scramble but Lomax did well to bravely dive on the ball to prevent a clear shot at him. Dylan Wilson had a free header at the far post in the final 10 minutes that he should have done better with but headed over. In the final 5 minutes Barnett went up for a corner and the ball ended up falling at his feet and unfortunately for the boys in green the ball went the wrong side of the post and nestled in the side netting. Into time added on Bedworth had 1 more chance when substitute Blythe robbed the ball in midfield drove forward cut inside the box but his shot was blocked. Both teams had chances to win but neither could get that breakthrough, Daventry will be happier with the point as it lifts them even further away from the drop zone but with results elsewhere not going in the Greenbacks favour them play off places are looking even further away.
Full Time Bedworth United 0 Daventry Town 0
|8th February 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 21-22