Biggleswade Town thump Bedworth to get back to winning ways

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‘We’ve played better and lost’ were the immediate words from manager Chris Nunn as the Waders beat Bedworth United 4-1 to register their first victory since early October.

Town were out of the blocks quicker than Bedworth, whose torrid season continued at the hands of their hosts.

Biggleswade applied pressure from the off and went 1-0 up after five minutes through a Shane Hill penalty after Chris Marsh was upended in the box. It was all Biggleswade but a series of breakdowns meant no increase to the score despite Inih Effiong hitting the bar with a stunning free-kick and Hill from distance bringing the best out of Denham Hinds.

Out for the second period, Effiong – who is quickly becoming a favourite with the Green Army – went off on a solo run, dazzling all before him before unleashing an unstoppable shot.

Biggleswade were cruising but lost their concentration with a mix-up involving Brown and Hoyte, resulting in Archer tumbling over in the area. Lewis Rowe made no mistake from the resulting spot kick.

Bedworth now had their tails up pressed forward, forcing a series of corners.

However, Biggleswade responded well and the introduction of Sam Merson for the injured Ian Rees gave the side more pace and a partner for Effiong to put more pressure on the already wilting Bedworth defence.

It was Merson’s run and shot that Effiong intercepted from hitting the post, diverting the ball for his second of the game just inside the hour.

A rare appearance for coach Lee Allinson put the final touch to yet another Effiong run on 79 minutes,to make it 4-1 one.

Playing the clock down, Biggleswade were content with the afternoon’s work and the Waders ran out easy winners.