Coalville Town v Biggleswade Town

Fixture Type: Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central
Kick off: 15:00, Saturday, 26 Jan 2019 at Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium
Attendance: 183

Date: Sat 26 Jan 2019

By David Simpson

Waders pay the Price!!

Coalville Town 2-0 Biggleswade Town

Match Report and Highlights

Produced by Biggleswade Town FC

The small but beautiful squad assembled in August and added to over the past 5 months are now seeing the cost of a small squad. As the grounds get heavier and wetter so the injuries are mounting up.

Yesterday David Longe-King and Donovan Makoma both had to be replaced adding to a lengthening injury list. No disrespect to the players coming in but the majority are playing out of position, still putting in a full shift.

As the weather worsened towards kick off, a strong breeze added to by heavy rain made an unpleasant afternoon for players and spectators alike. Kicking up the slope the Waders took the game to Coalville and created chances, but, the make sure mentality, prevented an opening of the scoring as chances went begging.

Coalville faired not much better and only a fierce shot skimming the bar from the hosts. We all thought kicking down the slope in the second half would bring the 3 points home to Bedfordshire.

Coalville came out with different ideas as they stoked up the play, more dominating in the second 45 as they played with a renewed purpose always first to the ball. It was no surprise on 58 that Kairo Mitchell had time in the box to spin and put the ball high into the roof of the net. With the loss of Makoma and Long-King seriously denting Wader chances Coalville took full advantage.

On 68 the game was up when Tom McGlinchey picked up on a loose ball to beat Sam Donkin's despairing drive from distance. Despite the final onslaught towards the Coalville goal, the game was a loss and the final free kick from outside the box, summed up the game as it went well wide of the mark.

Mike Draxler Biggleswade Town