Bedworth took the short trip up the M69 to Butthole Lane to face Shepshed Dynamo. Bedworth were without Sam Muggleton due to his suspension but had new signing Harry Wakefield making his first start in a green shirt. On a heavy pitch with a swirling wind the game was never going to be a classic. It was Shepshed who started the better of the 2 sides and for the first 10 minutes were probing around the Bedworth box but could not produce anything meaningful to trouble Sam Lomax in the Bedworth goal. Bedworth started to gain a foothold and was The Greenbacks who had the first meaningful shot of the game when Blythe robbed the ball in midfield strode forward and let fly forcing Brandon Ganley into the first save of the game. Bedworth then had some good pressure on the Shepshed box winning a number of corners and working the ball around the home sides box but could not get a clear shot away. The Greenbacks did have the ball in the net 5 minutes before the interval when a free kick was lofted into the Shepshed box Ganley came to collect fumbled the ball in the wind and Elliott Parrott put the ball in the net but the Assistant flagged for an offside which at the time looked strange and watching back on video its clear the goal should have stood.
Halftime Shepshed Dynamo 0 Bedworth United 0
The second half started as the first with Shepshed on the front foot dealing with the conditions much better than the visitors. The home side eventually broke the deadlock when a hopeful ball into the box was met by substitute John King to fire past Lomax. The visitors huffed and puffed but could not find any momentum or penetration to trouble the home side. The referee blew up for fulltime and Shepshed celebrated like they had won the world cup, European Championship, Champions League all in one go. All in all it was a bad day at the office for The Greenbacks but the chance to get it out of the system comes on Tuesday against Daventry.
Full Time Shepshed Dynamo 1 Bedworth United 0
|5th February 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 21-22