Bedfont Sports F.C.

Bedfont Sports F.C.

Lion Hearts

by Woody Fridley

In what was a probable? Decider for the league against local rivals Ashford Town this game had the lot. This Eagles Team showed skill, courage and a determination that the players and club can all be proud of.

Eagles started off slowly and conceded a very soft goal after 5 minutes, on 8 minutes Perry Bower powered a header goal wards from a corner only to see the ball hit the post. Eagles found the going tough and conceded 2 more goals on 12 and 22 minutes, to put Ashford 3-0 up and then lost central defender Jack Solly. At this stage lesser teams would lie down and die, but not this team. Eagles suddenly came to life and in the 27th minute a brilliant volley by Charlie Lee from 20 yards found the top corner of the net game on. Eagles upped the pace and on 35 minutes Reagan Thomas smashed an unstoppable18 yard drive into the Ashford net.

Eagles were now flying in what was becoming a very physical encounter; The Eagles players were matching Ashford in every way and Eagles got their reward on 75 minutes when Charlie Lee intercepted a back pass and lobbed the oncoming keeper to make it 3-3. Eagles pressed for a winner and on 78 minutes Lee was brought down by the Ashford defender, only for the referee to dismiss the appeals.

Under Coach Ricky O’Leary this team goes from strength to strength with their never say die attitude.

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