Chips down for unlucky Waders

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Biggleswade Town’s search for a league win continues after battling efforts against Chippenham counted for nothing on Tuesday night.

The hosts put in a spirited performance against the sixth-placed Wiltshire visitors but fell to the only goal of the game just past the half hour mark.

It means Biggleswade’s winless run in the Southern League Premier stretches back to that success at Weymouth in mid October.

On Tuesday Chippenham arrived late after being stuck in traffic on the M25 and that pushed the kick off back to 8pm. However they soon forced Waders keeper Ian Brown into action, tipping over a shot from distance.

Inih Effiong had the first opportunity for Biggleswade when he shot wide from Lewis Hilliard’s cross. Hilliard was soon out of action, forced off with ten minutes gone through a leg injury.

Craig Daniel then saw his effort stopped by Kent Kauppinen’s feet while the visiting keeper had to be alert again to deny Sam Merson.

Chippenham scored the only goal when Brown couldn’t hold Scott Bevan’s shot and Ashan Holgate slid the loose ball across goal for Andy Sandell to score.

Waders had further chances to level in the second half but Kauppinen kept them at bay.

Although defeated it was a decent showing from Biggleswade, Josh Holmes making a solid debut for the senior side.

They now go looking for three points at home to bottom side Bedworth on Saturday before visiting midtable Slough on Tuesday.