LIFE AFTER INIH
BIGGLESWADE TOWN 3 v ST. IVES TOWN 1
Report by Mike Draxler
With Inih Effiong taking a full time contract at AFC Barrow a new look to the Waders side as Rhys Hoenes was promoted to target man. Having watched Biggleswade play the tactics that suited a big striker, it was all change today.
The first 45 saw St.Ives not dominate but certainly contain the new look line up. Attempts on target were limited to one a piece from Hoenes and Craig Daniel but neither side really looked like breaking the deadlock as half time approached. But as so often happens a break from St.Ives with the ball coming across the area for Dubi Ogbonna taking the simple chance at the far post. Not sure of Ogbonna's scoring record but his knee slide celebration needed attention from the physio. Against the run of play, definitely but as the clock ticked down, the boys in green were anxious for Manager Nunn's half time chat.
And what a chat it must have been, the Waders came out a different team, now playing to the strengths of the players. Their ability never in doubt just the way the game was being played. Gone was the long high ball, which Hoenes was never in contention for as his marker towered above him. It all started to go right as the ball remained on the floor, passing the ball around, a joy to watch. Captain Craigy D started the scoring with one of his own trade mark goals. Running at pace down the right, Craig cut in an unleashed an unstoppable shot, to level the score. Hall and Parker continued their fine run of form dispossessing the St.Ives team and spaying the ball to Hoenes, Patrick, Daniel and Vincent. On 65 Hoenes with the ball at his feet cruised across the St.Ives goal mouth before placing the ball in the back of the net. St.Ives did not trouble much but a full length save from our man warrants a mention. Jordan Patrick enjoying the freedom found down the left as he and Lucas Perry teased the St.Ives defence. Late on as Hoenes ran onto yet another Hall pass, was felled in the area. Connor Hall converting the kick sending Trebes the wrong way.
Another Wader victory, 4 on the bounce now and going well. The talk at half time amongst the spectators was "where are the goals going to come from?" Biggleswade answered that with style.
Mom Connor Hall