Waders are comeback kings again

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Biggleswade Town are fast becoming the comeback kings after coming from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against Cambridge City on Saturday.

It stretches the Waders’ unbeaten run to four and in the past three matches they have given the opposition a two goal start and managed a win and two draws.

It did not start great for Biggleswade with the Lilywhites taking a lead on three minutes. A corner in from the left found the glancing head of Adam Murray to give the home crowd a cheery welcome.

But the Waders were not overwhelmed and the high number of Green Army fans present always believed it would come good. Certainly the sticky pitch did not help either side to play football with the ball in the air being a popular route.

Cambridge doubled their lead on the half hour mark as Gavin Hoyte tried to head the ball away, Malone pushed the high ball onto the bar only for the rebound to go straight to James Hall and he made no mistake with an easy goal.

Just before half time Cambridge’s Paul Cooper was sent off for a second bookable offence which certainly changed the pattern of the game.

With the one man advantage in the second half it was all Waders with wave after wave of attack.

The writing was on the wall as Evan Key stole in to bring out a world class save from Zac Barrett in the Cambridge goal.From the resulting corner in-form striker Inih Effiong made sure from close in.

King and Rees, ably assisted by Coulson, Marsh and Craig Daniel all tried their luck as time began to run out.

York and Hoyte were both replaced by forwards as manager Chris Nunn took the gamble. Sam Merson came on in the 84th minute and he netted the equaliser inside a minute.

As Biggleswade looked for the winner the best opportunity fell to Effiong with a free kick well within his range but the ball was beaten away.

Waders player/coach Lee Allinson has left the club to join his dad Ian at St Albans. The club wish Lee well for the future and none will forget his influence over the current Waders.

Biggleswade welcome Weymouth to the Carlsberg Stadium on Saturday with the chance of an league double over their south coast visitors - a win would take them above them in the table.

They then host Cirencester on Tuesday.