Bedworth United v Gresley Rovers

Bedworth host Gresley this week looking to put the disappointment and frustrations of last weeks game against Loughborough Dynamo behind them.

Gresley Rovers are new to the league this season having been promoted from the United Counties league on points per game after finishing runners up last season to Long Eaton United.  Gresley have started their first season at step 4 in much the same vein as ourselves picking up 2 early draws then struggling then having a run of a couple of wins to take them into mid table 2 points above the Greenbacks but having played 2 more games.  Last time out on Tuesday night Gresley were 1 nil winners at home against Chasetown which followed a 3-2 win against Yaxley where they were 3 up at half time but were holding on for the last 10 minutes after Yaxley’s second goal.  Their other 2 victories came against Sutton Coldfield where again they were cruising at 4-0 but started to get pegged back late in the game. The other 3 points came at Boldmere thanks to an 85th minute penalty.

Bedworth go into this game with a few notable absentees Kyle Barnett is missing due to suspension after his red card last week. Luke Rowe is still not 100% fit and Reece Blackmore is going to be out for the next 3 games after undergoing a minor operation. We wish both Luke and Reece speedy recoveries.  The Greenbacks come into this game on the back of a 2-1 loss to Loughborough Dynamo with Loughborough’s winning goal coming in somewhat controversial fashion.  Prior to that the Greenbacks were on a pretty good run taking 10 points from a possible 12 with wins against Dereham, Hinckley and Daventry and a very entertaining draw against Corby coming from 3 nil down.

Jamie Lenton stated “It was disappointing to not come away with anything last week after controlling most of the game.  What made it more frustrating was the manner in which Loughborough scored the winner after what can only be called an officiating error, after watching the game back numerous times the challenge on Desean that allowed Loughborough to win the ball and break for the penalty was a definite foul,  I understand officiating is hard and respect anyone that picks up a whistle but when such blatant incidents are missed it gets very hard to not say anything.  Unfortunately due this incident and Kyle (Barnett) expressing himself a little to vocally he will be missing for the next 2 games.  We have prepared well for the visit of Gresley and have trained well this week.  Gresley have done well after gaining promotion which is always hard as no matter how much you watch and research you never fully know the current standard of the next step up.  As a squad we go into this game with a positive frame of mind and putting the disappointment of last week behind us we are looking to build on the previous 4 results and start a run of results again”

Kick Off 3pm

Admission £10 adults £7 Concessions