Bedworth United v Dereham Town Preview

Bedworth make the long journey to Dereham Town on Saturday in a fixture that has been moved forward from December, looking to carry on the run of form which sees them unbeaten in the last 3 games.  Stu Storer has nearly a full squad to pick from with the only notable absentee being Desean Martin who is suspended after his red card in Saturdays 3-3 draw with Corby.  Bedworth supporters will be hoping for a less eventful game this week after lasts after watching their team go 3 nil down in 22 minutes then claw their way back to 3-2 at the break then ultimately snatch a point with 10 men.  I am sure their were a few Greenbacks fans who’s hearts have just recovered.

Dereham Town sit on the same points as Bedworth but 2 places above them in the table as they have a superior goal difference. Both of their wins have come at home against Cambridge and Gresley.  Last time out saw them go down 3-1 away at Boldmere St Michael where they also had Chris Greenslade sent off his second red of the season.

Coach Jamie Lenton stated “Its good that we have been able to move this game forward from December so there is less risk of the weather effecting the game.  We would like to thank Dereham and the league for accommodating our request.  For us it has also been a bonus that the match has been moved as when your on a good run of results you don’t want a break in the fixtures to stop that momentum.  Last week saw probably the best and worst of us all in 90 minutes at 3-0 down after 22 minutes it takes a lot of determination and hard work to get back into a game. The lads showed this  in abundance and at 3-2 at half time I always thought we stood a chance of not only getting back in the game but maybe snatching all 3 points.  I was disappointed with Desean’s sending off as in my opinion it didn’t look like a foul let alone a booking and this obviously hampered our chances of claiming the win but to get the draw with only 10 players on the pitch was in the end a good and fair result of how the game went.  We have a bit of depth to the squad now so we have healthy competition for places which is only a good thing so we have players who can step in without causing us any issues or weakening the team.  Dereham having moved from the North Division of the Isthmian league in the end of season shuffle are a bit of an unknown quantity in that we haven’t played them recently, but as always the planning and preparation are in place and we go there confident that we can get a positive result and make the long drive worth it”

There is a coach going to Dereham leaving The OVAL at 10.30am on Saturday price is £15 per seat booking can be made by contacting the Stadium Manager.