York seals perfect return with final goal for Waders

Max York of Biggleswade Town.
Max York of Biggleswade Town.

Max York returned to Biggleswade Town after 18 months away and scored in an impressive win on Saturday.

He renewed his partnership on the right wing with Craig Daniel and he was probably the pick of the players in the first half.

Paulton attacked the Waders from the off. Biggleswade took time to adjust but once they got going Daniel, Ian Rees and Max York all went close.

It took 30 minutes for Sam Merson to impress upon the game - but then he did it in style. From 20 metres, he hit a curling shot to surprise Ben John in the Rovers goal, who could only watch as the ball flew in.

For the remainder of the half, it was stalemate as the sides cancelled each other out in the midfield, Callum Lewis and Shane Hill both performing sterling work to snuff out any threat.

Town upped the pace in the second half and six minutes in Tony Burnett, running wide of goal with two defenders chasing, reversed the ball cleverly for Merson to run on and score with ease past the advancing Ben John.

Daniel then delighted the Geen Army faithful by scoring a trade mark goal, cutting in and unleashing an unstoppable shot to put Waders three up.

Yet another corner caused a flurry of excitement as bagatelle was played in front of the Paulton keeper and York got the final touch.

Biggleswade took their foot off the gas and brought on subs - King, Davies and a welcome return for Gavin Hoyte after injury.

A rare slip of concentration saw a ball split the defence, and as Gavin Malone ran from his goal, he was rounded by Ben Bament who slotted home.

The win moved Waders back up to 10th in the table, and just four points separate the top twelve teams.