Waders lose Rushden and Margate friendlies

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Biggleswade Town lost 2-0 at AFC Rushden Diamonds in a pre-season friendly on Tuesday night.

Diamonds took the lead after just 80 seconds, Courtney Herbert turning in Tom Lorraine’s low cross.

It was a high quality game with both sides moving the ball forward quickly but without further goals in the first half.

Tom Lorraine smashed the ball home from 18 yards on 50 minutes for Rushden’s second. Waders had more probing possession in the second half and saw some good shooting positions wasted.

The game ended after a mass confrontation following a challenge, the referee consulting the managers and deciding to call an end early.

On Saturday the Waders went down 3-1 at home to Margate.

Behind from a first half penalty scored by Freddie Ladapo, Waders equalised midway through the second half when Sam Merson latched on to a poor back pass and beat the keeper.

The National League South side struck twice in thelast ten minutes, Ladapo from a tight angle and Jamie Taylor from close in to seal the win.

Biggleswade Town host St Albans City on Tuesday, July 28.

Last Thursday Stotfold beat Biggleswade Town 3-1 thanks to goals from Josh Murray, Mark Ellis, Reece Louden.