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Kempston Rovers
Biggleswade Town
J Newman (62')
Full time
J Bowen (9', 72'), G Montgomery (53'), D Jarvis (55')
Tue 17 Oct 19:45 - Bedfordshire Senior Cup 17-18 Attendance 85

Kempston brushed aside by clinical Waders

Rovers crashed out of the County Cup at the hands of Southern League Premier opposition, Biggleswade Town.

The evening got off to the worst possible start for Kempston as a ninth minute free kick from the left hand side was driven into the area, finding the head of Jack Bowen, who headed in off the far post to open the scoring. Carl Knox, making his first appearance of the season, was left rooted to the spot. Rovers could muster nothing more than half chances in the first half, Nathan Tshikuna and Ben Shepherd going close. Six minutes before the break Shepherd found his name being taken for a trip on the breaking Bailey. Less than a minute later, Bowen lunged into a late challenge on the far side of the pitch on Kyal McNulty. The referee chose to keep his card in his pocket on this occasion. Callum Lewis forced visiting keeper, Liam Gooch, into his first real save of the evening just before the break with a shot on the turn from the edge of the box which produced a smart diving save.

Seven minutes into the second half and Rovers had their clearest sight of the visitors goal of the night so far, Jamaine Ivy played a ball across to Michael Lyon, who bore down on goal. His snap shot was blocked by the onrushing Gooch. Rovers were punished sixty seconds later as Montgomery caught Grant Fryer in possession midway in his own half, the Waders wide man set himself and lobbed the ball over Knox and into the net from fully thirty five yards. A brilliant piece of quick thinking and skill that resulted in a superb goal that perhaps deserved to be seen by more than the crowd at Hillgrounds tonight, one can only hope, for Montgomery’s sake that someone was videoing it. Two minutes later and the tie was effectively over as a contest, Dan Jarvis collected the ball wide on the right and set off on an old fashioned ‘maze up’, waltzing past four Rovers players before finishing neatly. Knox will be annoyed that he didn’t get more of hand to the ball, but as it trickled in, Bowen was on hand if needed. Just on the hour, Rovers made a double change, introducing Robbie Goodman and Jake Newman to the fray. It payed immediate dividends; as from the Waders goal kick to restart play, Goodman rose to head the ball back toward the visitors goal, Newman latched on to it and finished low for his fifteenth goal of the season in sixteen games. Michael Lyon found himself in the referee’s notebook midway through the half, for a trip on Bailey. With little over fifteen minutes remaining, Biggleswade killed the game off, Bowen got on the end of a goal kick and slipped the ball beyond Knox with a clinical finish. Route one football at it’s finest. Rovers thought they had a penalty moments later when the ball clearly came off the hand of Alban-Jones in the area. The referee chose to give nothing, assuming the handball to be accidental. The referee ducked another decision late on as Waders captain, Hall, seemed to lead with an elbow into a challenge with Robbie Goodman. Startlingly, not even a free kick was given. Deep into the six minutes of stoppage time, Waders sub Craig Daniel nearly added a gloss to the score, but his effort was denied by Knox, smartly off his line.

The game finished four one to the visitors who advance to the next round. Rovers return to league action at the weekend with a home game against Hanwell Town.

Key moments

9:00
Goal Jack Bowen scores for Biggleswade Town
53:00
Goal Graeme Montgomery scores for Biggleswade Town
55:00
Goal Daniel Jarvis scores for Biggleswade Town
62:00
Goal Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
72:00
Goal Jack Bowen scores for Biggleswade Town

Highlights

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90:00 +6:00 Player of the Match
Michael Lyon is awarded player of the match for Kempston Rovers
90:00 +2:00 Yellow Card
Reece Fielding is yellow carded for Biggleswade Town
82:00 Sub On
Philip Alexandrou is substituted on for Biggleswade Town
82:00 Sub Off
Jack Bowen is substituted off for Biggleswade Town
78:00 Sub On
Craig Daniel is substituted on for Biggleswade Town
78:00 Sub Off
George Bailey is substituted off for Biggleswade Town
76:00 Yellow Card
Michael Lyon is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
72:00 Goal 1 - 4
Jack Bowen scores for Biggleswade Town
64:00 Sub Off
Kyal McNulty is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
64:00 Sub On
Josh Sturniolo is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
62:00 Goal 1 - 3
Jake Newman scores for Kempston Rovers
62:00 Assist
Robbie Goodman makes an assist for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub On
Robbie Goodman is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub On
Jake Newman is substituted on for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub Off
Ben Shepherd is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
61:00 Sub Off
Ash Fuller is substituted off for Kempston Rovers
55:00 Goal 0 - 3
Daniel Jarvis scores for Biggleswade Town
53:00 Goal 0 - 2
Graeme Montgomery scores for Biggleswade Town
End of period 1
39:00 Yellow Card
Ben Shepherd is yellow carded for Kempston Rovers
9:00 Goal 0 - 1
Jack Bowen scores for Biggleswade Town
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Kempston Rovers
  • Biggleswade Town
  • 0
  • Jack Bowen Goal 9:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Yellow Card 39:00'
  • Graeme Montgomery Goal 53:00'
  • Daniel Jarvis Goal 55:00'
  • Ash Fuller Sub Off 61:00'
  • Robbie Goodman Sub On 61:00'
  • Jake Newman Sub On 61:00'
  • Ben Shepherd Sub Off 61:00'
  • Jake Newman Goal 62:00'
  • Robbie Goodman Assist 62:00'
  • Kyal McNulty Sub Off 64:00'
  • Josh Sturniolo Sub On 64:00'
  • Jack Bowen Goal 72:00'
  • Michael Lyon Yellow Card 76:00'
  • George Bailey Sub Off 78:00'
  • Craig Daniel Sub On 78:00'
  • Philip Alexandrou Sub On 82:00'
  • Jack Bowen Sub Off 82:00'
  • Reece Fielding Yellow Card 90:00 +2:00'
  • Michael Lyon Player of the Match 90:00 +6:00'

Team selection

Knox, Carl Knox, Carl
McNulty, Kyal McNulty, Kyal
Fryer, Grant Fryer, Grant
Tshikuna, Nathan Tshikuna, Nathan
Simpson, Seb Simpson, Seb
Mercer, Hateley Mercer, Hateley
Lyon, Michael Lyon, Michael
Shepherd, Ben Shepherd, Ben
Fuller, Ash Fuller, Ash
Ivy, Jamaine Ivy, Jamaine
Lewis, Callum Lewis, Callum
Biggleswade Town
  • 1. Liam Gooch
  • 2. Tyler Walker
  • 3. Jordan Patrick
  • 4. Reece Fielding
  • 5. Hugh Alban-Jones
  • 6. Gavin Hoyte
  • 7. Daniel Jarvis
  • 8. Connor Hall
  • 9. George Bailey
  • 10. Jack Bowen
  • 11. Graeme Montgomery
  • 12. Philip Alexandrou
  • 14. Craig Daniel
  • 15. Robbie Parker

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