Biggleswade Town fall to Weymouth wonder-goal
PUBLISHED: 17:37 13 March 2018 | UPDATED: 17:43 13 March 2018
Biggleswade Town boss Chris Nunn was delighted with hard working Waders despite Weymouth wonder-goal resulting in 2-1 defeat.
The Waders suffered their fourth loss in five Evo-Stik Southern Premier League games on Saturday, with each game ending with a goal-difference of one as luck and clinical finishing remained absent at Langford Road on Saturday.
Goals from Thiago Caze Da Silva and a Brandon Goodship wonder-strike came before a Weymouth own-goal as the south-coast side won 2-1 and completed the double over Biggleswade, having beaten Nunn’s side 2-0 at Langford Road in November.
Speaking to CometSport, Nunn said: “I thought we played well but a tad unlucky. We had some knocks and niggles so we had to make changes.
“We worked very hard in the second half, I was delighted with the boys. We were camped in their half for the last 15 minutes, we kept the ball well, we attacked well, but we just played against a good side who are third for a reason.
“We’re just a little bit short, maybe in terms of quality but not in terms of energy and effort.“
The game got off to a bad start for the home side as da Silva scored inside three minutes, heading in for 1-0.
On the stroke of half-time, the prolific Goodship made it 2-0 with one of the goals of the season. A waist-high ball was fizzed into Goodship on the edge of the box and he back-heel-flicked the ball over the Waders defence before dinking over Liam Gooch.
The goal was described at Bergkamp-esque, and the scorer as ‘miles too good for this level’ by Nunn.
Biggleswade caused automatic promotion chasing Weymouth problems throughout the second half and got their reward after 78 minutes, forcing a Craig Daniel taken corner that caused havoc in the visitors penalty area.
The ball was eventually bundled in with keeper Will Dennis getting the final touch for 2-1.
A late push by the Waders and a spectacular Liam Gooch save late on were the final exchanges of the game, as Weymouth earned their 23rd win of the season, almost double Biggleswade’s tally.
Nunn said: “We’ve still got no Connor Hall, Reece Fielding, Shane Hill and Tony Burnett available, big players physically and quality wise, all of them are six-foot plus.
“Those players play a big part in these sort of games and we conceded an early goal from a corner which was just lack of physicality.
“We had seven teenagers out there at the end of the game and I take pride in that. You want your young boys to be out there and taking it to them, top marks to my boys.”
The Waders make the ‘bloody long’ 400-mile round-trip to play-off chasing Tiverton Town on Saturday, who were thrashed 4-0 by at Langford Road in December.
Nunn said: “They’ve got a spectacular home record and they’re going to be looking for revenge, it’ll be boggy and tough.”