Midweek: Waders hit eight, Blues beaten

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Biggleswade Town blasted eight goals past Cranfield United in a re-run of last season’s North Beds Charity Cup final in a first round tie at Crawley Road on Tuesday night.

The cup holders – who humiliatingly beat the Waders 4-1 back in May – were soon 4-0 down and while Carl Rivenberg pulled one back for the SSML Division One side before half time, Biggleswade thumped in four more after the break.

There were hat-tricks for Brett Donnelly and Jamie Arlick who repeated Saturday’s feat when he netted three in the league against Barton Rovers.

The other two goals came from Paul Barnes and Jon Woolf who scored from the penalty spot after Barnes had been impeded.

An 89th minute spot kick from Bashley’s Andrew Jenkinson not only denied Arlesey Town a deserved Southern League point at the Armadillo Stadium on Tuesday night, but it consigned Zema Abbey’s Blues to their second successive league defeat since they bowed out of both the FA Cup and FA Trophy.

The visitors went ahead through Mark Gamble in the 36th minutes only for Drew Roberts to level 11 minutes into the new half.

But their was a groan from the evening’s 107 spectators when the Blues’ Derek Brown conceded a late penalty which was duly converted by Bash’s Jenkinson.