BALDOCK TOWN 2 BIGGLESWADE UNITED 0 (HT 1-0)
By Mike Godfrey
BALDOCK RETURN TO WINNING WAYS!
Baldock Return to Winning Ways!
For the 2nd time in a week, Biggleswade United were the visitors to the New Lamb Meadow, this time for a Premier Division Cup Quarter-Final tie. After going down to United in the League encounter a week previously, Baldock Town went in to this tie insistent upon turning recent match misfortune into a victory.
Manager Luke Gregson made a few changes from Saturday’s match. John Priestner returned at the back in place of Josh Furness, while Owen Robertson came in for Sam James who was on the bench. Russell Bull, who terrorised the United defence in last Wednesday’s meeting scoring a brace, came in for Harry Holland and central midfielder Charlie Hayford made his debut.
Baldock Town started very much on the offensive and after only 10 minutes were ahead through a Bull goal and apart from United’s Joe Hankins hitting the bar, the Reds were good value for their half-time advantage.
Within 4 minutes of the restart, Lewis Barker doubled the Baldock lead and the belief that the recent unlucky run of results was coming to an end, began to flood through the faithful home crowd.
Keiran Barnes, who had come on as a substitute for his parent club Hitchin Town in their Southern League fixture the previous evening, was replaced by Harry Holland in the 65th minute and although enduring a late rally from the United attack, the Reds held on to secure safe passage through to a semi-final berth away at London Colney on Tuesday 11th December.
Baldock Town: Harpur, Brooks, Priestner, Gilbert, Kenna ©, Hayford, Joy (James), Barker, Bull, Barnes (Holland), Robertson (Farmer). Unused subs: Gregson, Starling.
Scorers: Bull, Barker.