Edgware Town F.C 1-4 Baldock Town F.C 

 

 

League game played at Home 9thFebruary 2019

 

Conor Bettie

Sam Addae

David Sota

Paul Marks

Denis Maharjan

Tirone Mulholland

Steven Bennavides

Ryan Carruthers

Omlolu Onabolu

Ivan Machado

Rio Beech

Tom Fisher

Tyriq Hunte

Will Tadjalli

Jadel Brown

Fergus Moore

 

Baldock Town came into this game on the back of 8 games unbeaten, while Edgware had only lost 1 game in 13, meaning the prospect of a cracker was on the cards. Two goals gifted in the first 15 minutes gave Edgware a difficult challenge to overcome. But despite the disadvantage the Wares pushed for goals but ultimately the result was set as defensive errors allowed Baldock’s few chances to count and give them a 4-1 win. 

 

The Wares started arguably the more comfortable of the two sides as they put a lot of pressure on the opposition backline forcing them to make mistakes. Despite this, Baldock found themselves ahead with their first chance of the game, 10 minutes in, after a lofted cross was met be an unchallenged header into the far corner. Five minutes later it got worse for Edgware as a miscommunication and a poor pass at the back allowed the opposition in on goal for a one on one with Conor which was easily slotted underneath him. Baldock were looking sharp on the break with some clever footwork on show but were being helped particularly by some questionable defending from the Wares. The game settled down for a period with chances coming few and far between, something which was playing well into Baldock’s hands as the time went by, closer to half-time, where a goal for either side before then would be vital. The Wares could sense that this next goal was theirs as balls started to be sent into the box towards Lolu who was getting closer and closer to getting a goal. An inviting ball from Tyrone played in Lolu through on goal but his shot was straight at the keeper in what was the Wares best chance of the half until two minutes later when that vital goal was found. Steven Benavides calmly slotted a low shot into the bottom corner giving Edgware genuine belief that a comeback was on the cards in the second half.

 

HT: 1-2

 

The half started with Edgware wasting no time in trying to add to the goal they had scored before half time, including a shot from Rio in the opening exchanges which went straight to the keeper. Immediately after, they put the pressure on again when a header from Lolu went just wide. Even with their rapid start to the half the Wares couldn’t take advantage and gave themselves an even bigger mountain to climb as Baldock Town were gifted yet another goal which should have been dealt with. Somehow, even with very few chances in the entire game Baldock extended their lead even further as a low shot was slotted into the corner to make it 4-1 and take away any realistic possibility of a comeback. It felt like this game had another goal on offer but it was very hard to predict which side it would fall with Edgware building up play well but Baldock looking threatening on the break. The Wares pushed for what would ultimately be a consolation goal but it wasn’t to be as they struggled to get shots on target. he game ended with a score line that didn’t quite reflect the game as a whole.

 

FT: 1-4