WADERS MAKE BANBURY CROSS
BIGGLESWADE TOWN 2 v BANBURY 1
Report by Mike Draxler
With a new forward line up the goals came from an unusual source. Big Gavin Hoyte and for the second week running Robbie Parker. Banbury may have felt a tad upset after having most of the game during the second period.
The game started well for the boys in green, home at last after two away fixtures. Craig Daniel with a curling shot bending just outside the post and Rhys Hoenes straight into the keepers hands before Hoyte struck. Big Gav up for a corner which was not cleared and in the melee that ensued Hoyte swung his boot at the ball to power through a crowd of players to give the home side a deserved lead. Banbury had their moments with Johnson firing the wrong side of the post. McDonagh bringing out a double save from our man between the sticks. 41 gone and free kick found Jack Self on his own at the far post and his deflected shot found the back of the net. At the break one each and all to play for.
Banbury were a different side in the second session, pressing hard but not carving out a clear opportunity. Only McDonagh again testing and failing as our man pulled off yet another high class save. As the clock ticked down and the usual substitutions from both sides, the Waders started to believe again. A strong feature this season has seen Biggleswade play to the end, so many goals coming late in the game. So it proved again as Hoenes danced down the right flank avoiding all in his path, his pinpoint cross found Robbie Parker leaping above keeper and defenders to head home from six yards. Banbury hearts broken, already into time added. A great win for the Waders and a first this season beating a side with a league position higher than our own.
Valentines Day sees the visit of Stratford, let the love and the goals flow.
Up the Waders.
Man of the Match Robbie Parker.