Bedfont Sports F.C.

Bedfont Sports F.C.

Muddy Marvels

by Woody Fridley

Eagles wrapped up their league season with a fine 5-2 win against Burpham Colts, which leaves Ashford Town needing to win their 3 remaining games to snatch the league title on head to heads. Eagles have had a great league season and now have to await the outcome.

In what were atrocious conditions of pelting rain, wind, cold and a waterlogged pitch, Eagles gave their all in a very difficult game. Eagles went 1-0 up when Charlie Lee hit a 20-yard shot that squirmed over the line within 1 minute. For the next 20 minutes the game was on a knife-edge as the weather conditions made life difficult for both sides, and on 21 minutes Burpham equalised. Eagles needed to up their game and how they did, with all action Tom Brayshaw revelling in the conditions and with Perry Bower working tirelessly Eagles took a grip of the game and on 31 minutes Charlie Lee slid home Eagles 2nd goal. Pressing home their advantage Eagles went 3-1 up after Jack Solly converted after a goalmouth scramble from a corner on the stroke of half time.

In the 2nd half Eagles were made to work hard as the weather deteriorated even more. goalkeeper Aaron Brohi pulled of some fine saves and Tom Brayshaw seemed to enjoy every minute of the conditions and on 60 minutes fired home a much-deserved goal from 20 yards to give Eagles a 4-1 lead. Eagles strength was now telling and in the 70th minute Samuel Warren unleashed a stunning 25-yard drive that found the top corner of the net. Eagles conceded a penalty in the 80th minute to give Burpham a late consolation goal.

All the Lads can be proud, they gave their all and can hold their heads up high. Bedfont Sports can be proud of a team that has risen from the ashes under Manager Ricky O'Leary to become a team to be reckoned with

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