Bedworth United v St Neots (FA Trophy 2020/21)

Bedworth host St Neots in the FA Trophy with both teams looking to be in the hat come the draw on Monday.  The teams have already met each other once this season on the first day of the league campaign with The Greenbacks showing great resilience to come away with a 1-1 draw after playing the last 30 minutes with only 10 men.

St Neots have since then had an up and down season drawing with 2-2 with Yaxley, hammering Didcot Town 8-0 then on Tuesday night losing 3-2 to Welwyn Garden City after leading 2-0 with 20 minutes to play.  Like ourselves St Neots have already bowed out of the FA Cup so the Trophy now is their only chance of a good cup run with all league cups cancelled this year due to the Covid pandemic.

The Greenbacks go into this game on the back of a 1-1 draw last Saturday against AFC Dunstable the 5th game in the space of 12 days.  Having had a week to recover The Greenbacks will be looking to continue the form that saw them win 3 of those 5 games. Bedworth find themselves sitting third in the early table with a points tally of 11 from their opening 6 games.  What could be a worry for Stu Storer looking at the table is the goal difference having scored 12 to see a zero in the goal difference column is a concern.  Bedworth supporters though wont be as worried so far they have seen an average of 4 goals per game with the only time the Greenbacks not scoring being the loss to Corby.   With new signing Philip Bilson available for Saturday Stu Storer has options to shuffle the pack  Catching up with Jamie Lenton today he said “League form doesn’t mean a thing going into these games and the result earlier in the season is nothing to go off as we played half hour with 10 men.  We know they will be well organised and will be up for the game but I am sure that our preparation and what we already know about them will set us up well to combat their attacking threat.  Having had a rest this week after such a busy schedule it has allowed us to work with the lads a bit more than we have been able to, and with the additions to the squad integrating well we hope this is the start of a good cup run and gives Bedworth supporters something to smile about during these uncertain times.”


Address:  The OVAL, Coventry Road, Bedworth, Coventry, CV12 8NN.

Admission:  Adult £10, concession £7, Children under 13 accompanied by an adult Free