Biggleswade FC 3–1 Baldock Town: PLAYER RATINGS

PUBLISHED: 22:02 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 22:13 25 September 2018

Biggleswade FC. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Biggleswade FC. Picture: Karyn Haddon


Biggleswade FC hosted Baldock Town at Langford Road on Tuesday night in the Spartan South Midlands League.

FC’s victory saw them go top of the league, as goals from Tom Cookman, Tom Coles and Alex Marsh cancelled out Lewis Barker’s strike in a dominant FC display.

Biggleswade FC:

Ross Tompkins: 7 – Commanded his box well and dealt well with some dangerous Baldock set-pieces. Tompkins also looked comfortable with the ball at his feet.

David Lenton: 8 – Calm and professional performance at right-back, ensuring any Baldock approach down his side was shut out.

Lawrie Marsh: 7 – Baldock rarely approached on his side but some impressive passing range kept FC on top and he provided a great option in support of attacks.

Pat McCafferty: 8 – Playing a defensive role in the midfield, McCafferty swept up and blocked the visitors from playing.

Nick Henebery: 7 – Professional at the back, he stayed focused and dealt with any threat well.

Benat Pena: 7 – A powerful performance at centre-back, anything leaking through the midfield was stifled. Also a force in the air.

Tom Coles: 7 – Played an important role in the midfield which stifled the visitors and kept FC’s momentum in attack. Flicked in a header for FC’s second goal.

Matt Richardson: 8 – Impressive performance marshalling the midfield, powerfully dealing with the Baldock attackers.

Tom Cookman: 8 – A perfect first-half performance saw the number nine hold the ball up well while leading from the front with his desire to press. His opener was an impressive strike from a tough angle.

Lee Northfield: 8 – A driving force in attack, the winger’s quick feet and quality passing was important in Biggleswade’s dominance. He unselfishly squared for substitute Alex Marsh to score FC’s third.

Ryan Inskip: 7 – Kept FC’s tempo high in attack but didn’t have as much of the ball as the other forwards.

Baldock Town:

Adam Harper: 7 – Saved well in his only real action of the first-half, blocked Cookman’s effort well, after the FC man had been sent through one-one-one.

Myles Lee: 6 – Struggled to make an impact.

Charlie Payne: 7 – A leader on the pitch throughout, he drove forward and was at the heart of Baldock’s resurgance after their goal. However, his efforts were in vain.

Dean Gilbert: 6 – A solid performance but he didn’t have the pace to match Cookman.

Liam Kenna: 6 – Wasn’t able to have much impact as the battle was fought largely in the midfield.

Stephen Brooks: 6 – Couldn’t do much to stop the dominant FC midfield.

Sean Brettell: 6 – Struggled to make an impact before being replaced by Josh Furness at half-time.

Lewis Barker: 6 – Fought well in the midfield but couldn’t do much on the attack. However, he found space well to fire in from a corner in the second-half.

Harry Holland: 6 – Wasn’t brought into the game at all, with nothing for the forward to hold-up.

Kieran Barnes: 6 – Showed desire to press but he didn’t receive the through-balls his runs begged for. However, his well hit corner assisted Barker’s goal.

Owen Roberston: 6 – Baldock’s rare attacks didn’t flow down his side, as the winger was left waiting for most of the game.

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