James shows that he is a Dab hand from the penalty spot
Leverstock Green 1 Biggleswade United 0
A James Dabbs penalty was enough to earn victory for Levy Green over Biggleswade – handing the Pancake Lane outfit their first win since November.
It has been a disappointing few months for Green, but they were much improved on Saturday and fully deserved the three points which takes them up to 14th place in the MSSML Premier Division table.
Biggleswade nearly went ahead in the 10th minute when a cross by Luke Jones looked to be heading into the top corner, but a great save by Levy’s Tom Coulton saw it tipped over the bar.
After that near-miss, the tide turned in Green’s favour and a foul on livewire Adiel Mannion let to a penalty that Dabbs dispatched to give his side the lead.
Biggleswade attempted to respond in the following minutes, with Robbie Freeman and James Peters both hitting shots wide, before the ball again fell to Freeman, but Coulton was on hand to save his close range header.
After weathering that brief Biggleswade storm, Green were able to balance things back out, and looked relatively comfortable for the remainder of the half.
Dabbs came a whisker away from doubling Green’s lead in the 40th minute but his long range shot bounced off the crossbar.
Green started the second half as they had ended the first and Marvin Tabi headed just over from a Mannion cross.
Biggleswade attempted to get back into the game, but throughout the second half they kept falling foul of the offside trap.
At the other end, Mannion had one last attempt to put the result beyond all doubt in injury time, but his shot flew narrowly wide of the post.
> Pic - James Dabbs, seen in action earlier this season, hit the winner for Levy against Biggleswade
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