Bedworth travelled to Butthole Lane looking to keep their unbeaten run going and climb up the league table.
Bedworth started well and looked by far the better of the 2 teams and started to create little half chances and the visitors looked by far the most likely to score first, But it was not to be as when Shepshed with their first real attack of the game broke down the Bedworth right and when Zayn Hakeem had a speculative effort from just outside the box his shot took a deflection which saw it wrong foot Sam Lomax and end up nestling in the far corner of his goal. 10 minutes later Bedworth were given a perfect opportunity to get back level when new signing Ryan Nesbitt burst into the Shepshed box and was brought down by Jordan Wakeling the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Curvin Sanderson-Ellis took the penalty and Brandon Ganley who was definitely Shepshed’s man of the match dived to his right and palmed the ball away for a corner. Bedworth kept on the front foot and it was Ganley again who was the home sides saviour making saves from Ellis, Nesbitt, Reid and Murphy. Half time whistle was blown and The Greenbacks were unlucky to not be level if not leading and that was mostly down to Ganley in the Shepshed goal.
Half Time Shepshed Dynamo 1 Bedworth United 0
The Second half followed the same as the first with the visitors looking to get back into the game but Ganley was equal to everything thrown at him until on the 53rd minute a Reid corner was met by the Elliot Parrott who headed the ball into the net to restore parity. Shepshed were forced into playing long balls which the majority of the time went straight into Lomax hands who set bedworth back on the attack again. When Nesbitt was brought down 25 yards out just right of centre in the final minute and got back up to take the freekick it looked like he had won the game for Bedworth but a Ganley again with a world class save prevented the ball from going into the net. With time running out the assistant referee on the far side took a tumble which led to a long break in play. The referee indicated 6 minutes to add on and Bedworth still continued to push for the winner, but when Shepshed broke in the final minute down the Bedworth left Liam Murphy tracking back caught the Shepshed player and the referee had no hesitation in showing Murphy his second yellow card of the game. The final minute was played out with no real incident and Bedworth went away with a point but for Ganley it would have been 3.
Full Time Shepshed Dynamo 1 Bedworth United 1
|12th November 2022
|Northern Premier League - Midlands 22-23