Comrades Update

Today’s line-ups:

Comrades: 1. Eddie Farmer 2. Jamie Gavin 3. Adam Mead 4. Steve Hawes 5. Si Carmichael 6. Mark Welling 7. Matt Wardle 8. Aaron Usmani 9. James Armstrong 10. Tony Burnett 11. Darren Caseman. Subs: 12. Jim Carmichael 14. Lee Groves 15. Paolo Aquila 16. Steve Boad

Bedford: 1. Kyle Currie 2. Jay Fattorusso 3. Rich Pearce 4. Adam Kenney 5. Rob Goodman 6. Steve Gibbons 7. Jan Thorne 8. Chris Boniface 9. Phil Fisher 10. John Vooshy 11. Liam Tinkler. Sub: 12 Ash Kersey 14. Fred Haster 15. Chris Bailey

1505: Great ball from Darren Caseman just beat a full stretch Jim Armstrong.

1509: A cheeky chip from Tony Burnett livens up the crowd.

1511: Massive let off for Berko as John Vooshy skews wide when in on goal.

1516: Adam Mead sizes up a shot from distance which fizzes just wide.

1520: Another close call as Vooshy’s shot from close range is well parried by Eddie Farmer. He’ll be dreaming about that miss tonight. Bedford are well organised and causing the Comrades a few problems.

1522: Good response as Mead puts Armstrong in, but his half volley drifts wide.

1523: Much harder chance for Vooshy, who is a livewire, but this one sails over.

1525: Back down to the Bedford goal and a scramble from a corner hits the post before being cleared.

1528: Bedford cannot clear and Meady bends in a shot which is well saved, but he recovers well to cross for Aaron Usmani to head over.

1529: The wait ends for John Vooshy as he converts calmly from the penalty spot for Bedford. 0-1

1536: The Comrades are knocking on the door at the minute, lining up chance after chance, but the visitors are defending well.

1544: Last minute and a corner for Berko. Si Carmichael rises superbly, but his header is well collected by the Bedford keeper.

1546: And the door is finally unlocked! A great run and cross from Tony Burnett allows Aaron Usmani to head home. 1-1

Half-time: 1-1

1602: What a start for the Comrades! A cross from Mead is headed back by Darren Caseman and Jimmy Armstrong bags. 2-1

1622: This has developed into a very entertaining clash, and you can see why Bedford have been very hard to beat.

1626: Matty Wardle gets booked for a foul in midfield.

1631: Jim Carmichael replaces the hard working Darren Caseman for Berko.

1634: Usmani makes a great burst into the box, squares for Matty Wardle to applies a sublime finish. 3-1

1635: And a Jimmy Armstrong header makes it four for the Comrades. 4-1

1638: Burnett goes on a great run before being upended by Jan Thorne, who gets a yellow card. Adam Mead sees his curler skip just past the post.

1640: Mark Welling is replaced by Lee Groves with less then ten minutes left.

1650: It’s all over and another three points for the Comrades, 4-1 winners.

Full-time: 4-1

The Comrades reserve game at Sandhurst Town was called off.


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