The mid week friendly fixture provided plenty of goals and good football as eagles went down to their opponents from the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midland League.
The first half was fairly even between the two sides with United leading by a solitary goal scored after 15 minutes, right up to half time when they punished a back pedalling Eagles defence with a smart goal on the break. 2 -0 at half time did not fairly represent the balance of play and second half eagles began brightly. Their neat football was in contrast to the Biggleswade tactic of long balls over the top of an inexperienced and slow eagles defence. On most occasions the offside flag was the normal result, but sometimes the flag stayed down and eagles looked in trouble. Eagles keeper made several fine saves to keep the Eagles in the game,when after 60 minutes they scored . A shot from the edge of the area came back off the crossbar and the United keeper was unable to prevent Hunter Diack, standing almost under the crossbar, from heading into the roof of the net.
Biggleswade responded with more quick breaks down the centre and quickly made the score 4-1 as eagles tired. As the players lined up in the centre circle following the fourth goal, Eagles scored with a great piece of opportunism from Ben L’Honore. Seeing the United keeper off his line he expertly passed the ball over his head and into the net from a couple of yards inside the Biggleswade half. A goal that will not be repeated often.
Unfortunately, Biggleswade added a fifth a few minutes from time after another break over the top of an eagles defence holding a high line, so the score rathered flattered the home club.