First Team vs. Bedworth United (0 : 2)
Evo-Stik League First Division South
Bedworth cruised to a routine victory on Saturday, writes Stuart James, beating a lacklustre Sheffield FC side 2-0 at the Oval.
It was a game Club will want to forget about quickly, with the home side unlucky not to add more than the two they scored, after dominating the game from the off.
The hosts went close in the third minute when a Levi Rowley free kick struck the post, with Iyseden Christie's rebound header going over the bar, with the defence looking static.
United took the lead on 7 minutes, as a ball in by Kieran Brehon from the left was headed home by Jamie McAteer, after shrugging the attention of the defence.
It should have been two midway through the half, as Elliot Parrott ripped through the Club defence, curling his shot against the post.
Shortly after the veteran Christie showed some nifty footwork to ease through the Club defence, squaring the ball to Rowley with the off-balance striker's effort swinging off target.
Sheffield's best effort of the half came ten minutes before the break, as Ben Algar tore down the left-hand side to put in a dangerous cross, one which was backheeled acrobatically just wide of the upright by Joel Purkiss.
It was wrapped up in the 52nd minute as Club were caught flat at the back, Levi Rowley lobbed the advancing Brett Souter, to give Christie an easy tap in from ten yards out.
It was just a matter of closing the game down for Bedworth now, and limiting the visitors to just a couple of half chances, with Algar once again sending in a dangerous cross from which Richard Adams forced a good save from Adam Harrison.
The last threat from Club came in the closing stages of the game, as Jack Brownell tried his luck from 25 yards out, with his looping effort sent wide of the upright.
Bedworth United: Harrison, Smith, Brehon, Parrott, Cartwright, McAteer, Albrighton, Blackmore, Christie, Rowley, Blythe. Subs: Sturgess, Dudley, Bailey-Nicholls, Downie, Perkins.
Sheffield FC: Souter, Turner, Algar, Price, Smith, Adams, Gregory, Goodwin, Mawson, Purkiss, Gregory. Subs: Brownell, Ingham, Dawes, Tijani, Roney.
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