The Eagles were beaten again on the road as St Ives ran out comfortable 2-0 winners. A first half penalty from Jonathan Edwards and a second half goal from Charlie Johnson secured the win for the Saints.
The game got off to a cagey start with both sides hesitant to going forward. St Ives had the btter of the chances, but the Eagles were looking good too.
The Saints were awarded a penalty on the half hour mark after Jonathan Edwards was tripped in the box by Ben Tompkins. The referee pointed to the spot giving St Ives a golden opportunity. Edwards stepped up and scored putting the Saints ahead.
Edward Gyamfi had a decent chance for Bedford late in the first half, but his effort was well saved by the Saints goalkeeper. Gyamfi was soon sent for an early bath when there was an altercation between players and the referee deemed Gyamfi’s actions worthy of a red card. This was it or the first half as the Eagles were a man and a goal down for the second half.
It was more of the same in the second half as the game was a bit quiet. But the Saints struck again just before the hour mark when they doubled their lead. This came from a corner for the Saints which led to a bit of a goal line scramble before Charlie Johnson slammed the ball in from close range to make it 2-0.
The game died off after this as the intensity of the match fizzled out. St Ives ran out comfortable 2-0 winners as Bedford’s losing streak continues. The Eagles are still without a win since Boxing Day last year.
Join us on Tuesday when Basford United travel to the Eyrie for yet another big match in the run-in.