Bedworth travelled the short distance to Daventry Town still looking for their first 3 points of the season after a tough start to the campaign.
Bedworth made 2 changes from the side that started in the FA Trophy with new signing Desean Martin (who completed his signing that morning from Racing Club Warwick) and James Sanderson coming into the starting line up.
Bedworth started well and were rewarded in the 4th minute when a shot on the turn from, Curvin Ellis who was a thorn in the side of Daventry all afternoon, looked to be heading wide of the far post but James Sanderson made the ground up and ghosted in at the far post unmarked to prod the ball home from close range and give the visitors the lead. Bedworth could have extended their lead but for a good save from ex Bedworth Keeper James Martin from a Curvin Ellis shot. Daventry didn’t look like scoring in open play and were relying on the long throws of Bleu McNeil to give them a way back but with Parrott, Edjenguele and Barnett clearing every time the long throw wasn’t a potent weapon.
Half Time Bedworth United 1 Daventry Town 0
The second half started in much the same way as the first with The Greenbacks on the front foot and when Ellis was brought down in the box it looked like Bedworth would double their lead. Ellis got up and took the responsibility himself but Martin guessed correctly and saved the Visitors spot kick. Bedworth kept on the front foot and but for a couple of Martin saves and a bit of luck for the home side Bedworth could not add to their solitary goal. With 20 minutes to go the game got a bit scrappy with both sides giving away needless fouls. One of these nearly cost the visitors when it was headed clear by Edjenguele picked up by Herbert for the home side who’s low shot bounced off the foot of Lomax left hand post. Bedworth held out for the remainder of the game. There were some unsavoury scenes after the final whistle which led to one of the Daventry coaching staff seeing red and a few unsavoury incidents from the Daventry support on the balcony which led to Bedworth club officials having to be escorted out of Daventry by the local police.
Full Time Bedworth United 1 Daventry Town 0
|17th September 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 22-23