Bedworth United V Berkhamsted Preview

Bedworth host second placed Berkhamsted on Saturday Berkhamsted were knocked off the top spot by Halesowen on Tuesday night after the Yeltz 5-0 demolition of playoff chasing Yaxley.  Berkhamsted are on a good run of form having only lost to Welwyn Garden City since the turn of the year having scored 65 goals so far this season with 39 of them coming courtesy of Lewis Toomey (the leagues top scorer) and Jonathon Lacey.  Berkhamsted have lost only 4 games all season and it will take a massive collapse for them not to be either promoted automatically or in one of the play off places come the end of April.  The Greenbacks went down 3-1 in the reverse fixture conceeding 2 early goals,  then a third late on after chasing the game for nearly 80 minutes.  Luke Rowe scored an excellent goal to give the following Greenbacks supporters something to cheer about but ultimately it was to little to late.  Berkhamsteds last game was against Thame where a last minute Toomey goal give them a 2-1 victory and all 3 points.  Having only conceded 22 goals they have the second meanest defence in the league behind Halesowen.

Bedworth have been on a good run of form but with games getting postponed just as they get on a run it seems that the weather is plotting against us to halt proceedings. Bedworth were more than a little upset last week after travelling down to Didcot for the game to then be postponed at the 11th hour (The second wasted journey to Oxfordshire this season).  Previous though The Greenbacks had a very good performance beating Welwyn Garden City 2-0 courtesy of a goal in each half from Alex Troke and Luke Keen.  Bedworth will be much changed from the side that faced Berkhamsted in early November and fingers crossed that will mean the result will be much changed as well.   Hopefully with a run of 3 games Saturday, Tuesday, Saturday The Greenbacks can get a good return from these games and edge ever closer to the Playoff positions with 2 games in hand on the teams directly above them Bedworths destiny is in their own hands.  Being around the squad I can 100% say that they are all up for the battle and are desperate to reach them playoff spots come the end of April.  Stuart Storer will be absent for this game and the next 2 due to other commitments so it will be down to Jamie Lenton and Andy Penny to motivate the lads to gain the points needed over the next 3 games a full return should set up a humdinger of a game on the 7th March against Aylesbury United which will definitely then become a playoff 6 pointer.

Kick Off 3pm

The OVAL

Admission  £10 Adults £7 Concessions