Bedworth United v Rugby Town Friendly Preview

Bedworth welcome Rugby to The OVAL on Saturday for the first of 2 friendly games in which could be classed as a mini pre season in the hope that league fixtures will restart soon.

Rugby are currently placed 7th in the United Counties League Premier Division having played 10 won 6 drew 1 and lost 3, with their most recent games before lockdown being a 2-0 win away at GNG Oadby Town FC, a 3-3 draw at home against Quorn FC after battling back from 3-0 at half time and a 2-1 loss away at Lutterworth Town.

The Greenbacks go into the game riding high in the Southern Central league sitting second on goal difference with only 1 loss to their name in their first 8 games.  Bedworths last competitive game saw them run out 3-2 victors against a strong Welwyn Garden City side coming back from 2-0 down at half time with Rich Blythe scoring the winner in the 94th minute.  Prior to that Stuart Storer took an injury ravaged side to Kidlington and were unlucky not come away with all 3 points conceding late on to share the spoils after Ishmael Dawson put The Greenbacks ahead.

Bedworth will be looking to give as many players a run out as possible over the next 2 games so that they can hit the ground running when league fixtures commence again and build on their good start to the season.

Just a reminder there will be the below restrictions in place for the game:

  • There will be no access to the clubhouse
  • Toilets will be available behind the main stand only
  • There will be no food or drink available within The OVAL
  • No alcohol will be allowed to be brought into the ground
  • Avoid congregating in the tunnel and the area behind the dugouts

Supporters are reminded of the need to maintain social distance as per the latest Government guidelines and to complete track and trace upon entry.

Admission will be £5.

Season ticket holders admission will be free.

If you are intending to attend with younger supporters can we please ask that they are supervised and kept within your family bubble at all times.