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Quorn Hang On To Deny Greenbacks 21s

By Russ Watkin

United out-chanced by Leicestershire opponents

Chasing the game from an early shock proved to be a step too far for Bedworth's U21s who never really imposed themselves on a resilient Quorn side.
Behind after 32 seconds when Owen forced home at the near-post from a corner United had to respond, they came close after 18 minutes when a miscued shot from Bradshaw fell to Cooper who snatched at the ball when only 8-yards out, his scuffed effort coming to nothing.
Bedworth pressed forward but found Redquist and Tebbatt in great defensive form for Quorn but fell further behind on 39 minutes when a defensive error saw the visitor's go two-up, a pacey Magondoza raced through to finish smartly.
The visitor's thought they had added a third-goal two minutes later but the goal was ruled out for offside.
Bedworth finished the half on the front-foot but lacked the nous to score when in and around the away teams penalty area with Quorn punishing The Greenbacks for their lack of punch. (H T 0-2)
Cook & Horne made two changes at the break to try and get a foothold in the game with Tetteh on for McCallum and Swiercz on for Noon and within five minutes of the restart it paid off, a strong Tetteh got the better of a Quorn defender and played in Cooper who took his shot early and fired home to give Doherty no chance. (1-2)
Quorn were now under the heaviest pressure of the game but United just couldn't get that likely looking equaliser, their closest effort was a cross-shot from Lock that was parried by Doherty.
A game changing moment came on 69 minutes Down's powerful effort from distance was goal-bound but a Quorn defender blocked well right on the line.
Nairn took the game away from United after 74 minutes, he showed good pace to cut inside the box and hit a delightful outside-of-the-boot effort wide of Bull in the home goal to make it 1-3, a shattering blow for Bedworth.
As the clock ticked down the home side tried to drag themselves back into the game, hopes were raised with 6 minutes left when Harris controlled well and finished nicely to make it 2-3.
Quorn started to drop deeper and late on Bedworth had 3 corners with no addition to their tally.
The drama continued as in the 93rd minute Quorn had a player red-carded, but less than 60 secs later they celebrated a hard-earned win when the final-whistle was blown, they are only the 2nd-team to beat The Greenbacks U21s this season.

Updated 20:57 - 2 Feb 2019 by Russ Watkin

Where next?

Clock Ticks On And Bedworth Need To Win Games Tough season is ongoing with United desperate for lots of points

Fixtures
Wed 20 Mar
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Youth Team (U18's) Leicester Road
League 19:45
Sat 23 Mar
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U15's Juniors - 2018/19 Solihull Moors
League 10:30
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U17's Aztecs - 2018/19 AFC Birmingham Youth Development
League 10:30
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Bedworth United Hitchin Town
League 15:00
Sun 24 Mar
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U10's Aztecs Coventrians Pheonix
Festival 09:30
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Festival 11:00
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U10's Juniors - 2018/19 Ambleside Junior Vipers
Festival 11:00
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U13's Juniors - 2018/19 Leamington Brakes Gold
League 11:00
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U14's Lions - 2018/19 Coventry Copsewood Junior
League 11:00
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U18's Juniors - 2018/19 Coventry United
League 18:30
Thu 28 Mar
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Youth Team (U18's) Nottingham FC
League 19:45
Sat 30 Mar
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League 10:30
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Bedworth United Stratford Town
League 15:00

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