Biggleswade FC 3–1 Baldock Town: FC go top of the league with dominating performance

PUBLISHED: 21:42 25 September 2018 | UPDATED: 22:03 25 September 2018

Biggleswade FC. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Biggleswade FC. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Biggleswade FC put in a dominant display to sink Baldock Town 3-1 on Tuesday night.

The Langford Road side went top of the Spartan South Midlands Premier League with a crushing display against Baldock, who struggled to trouble their hosts.

Goals from Tom Cookman, Tom Coles and Alex Marsh cancelled out Lewis Barker’s finish for Biggleswade’s seventh win of the season.

The early stages saw an even and physical battle, with an electric tempo when the ball was in play, despite many stoppages.

The hosts had the better of the play and contained Baldock comfortably, but they couldn’t force a more than one opening, which saw Adam Harpur block Tom Cookman’s strike.

However, Biggleswade eventually broke through, with Cookman finding space on the edge of the box to fire in low – adding a goal to a brilliant first-half performance.

Baldock struggled to create and went in at the break with few positives, as their passes had been cut off before they could reach Biggleswade’s box.

The restart saw FC restart their dominance and add a second goal. With plenty of green shirts in the box for an indirect free-kick, Baldock’s failed clearance looped deeper into the box, and captain Tom Coles nodded in from close-range.

Baldock kept pressing and started to come into the game and force their way into Biggleswade’s final third. A Kieran Barnes’ corner fell to Lewis Barker in the 63rd minute, and the midfielder blasted in from close-range for 2-1.

With the goal behind them, Baldock pressed hard for an equaliser, and finally began to break through the hosts’ midfield.

However, their pushes forward left them open at the back, and a late goal from Marsh, after Lee Northfield had squared unselfishly, confirmed the win for the hosts.

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