Bedworth Add firepower

Bedworth are pleased to announce the signing of Striker Jorrin John,   Jorrin has been well travelled having played as far afield as Thailand, Slovenia and most recently Thailand where he played for Phnom Penh Crown.  John represented England at Under 16, Under 17, Under 18 and Under 19 levels. In October 2014 he was called up by Antigua and Barbuda making his full international debut on 8 October in a match against Saint Lucia in the Caribbean Cup. He was also part of the Antuguan team at the 2014 Caribbean Cup.  Jorrin will be eligible to play in todays game against St Neots as his international clearance has now come through.

We would like to welcome Jorrin into the Greenbacks family and wish him success in his time here.

Bedworth United V St Neots Preview 2020/21

Bedworth take the trip down the A14  to St Neots in a reverse to the start of last season when Bedworth hosted The Saints with the points being shared with the end result being a 0-0 draw.   The reverse fixture saw Bedworth run out 2-1 winners thanks to goals from Mitch Piggon and Luke Keen,  The Greenbacks played the last half hour with 10 men after Cal Templeton saw red for 2 yellow cards.

St Neots have already played 1 more competitive game than the Greenbacks after entering the FA Cup in the Extra Preliminary Round where they beat Pinchbeck United from the United Counties Premier Division 4-0 unfortunately for The Saints though last Saturday saw their FA cup dreams ended when the lost 3-2 to Soham Town Rangers from the Isthmian league North Division.

The Greenbacks first competitive game of the season ended in a 1-1 draw in the FA Cup preliminary round against Racing Club Warwick but emerged victorious after Dan Crane’s heroics during the penalty shoot out saw him save 3 out of 5 to set up a tie against Barwell in the next round.   Bedworth have a full strength squad to choose from with the only doubt being Blaize Punter after he limped off on the stroke of half time at Racing Club.

When I caught up with Stu Storer earlier today he said “Both games against St Neot’s were tough last season with us drawing one and winning one by the odd goal,  I can’t see it being any different this season.  Jamie, Andy, Brights and myself have prepared the lads to the best of our ability and now it is down to them to put that preparation into action.  After losing in the cup I have now doubt that St Neot’s will be looking to bounce back as soon as possible, there is nothing more dangerous in football than a wounded animal.  We are determined to get off to a good start this season but the fixtures and draws haven’t been kind to us seeing us having to travel for our first 3 matches.  On a side note I am sure I can speak on behalf of all associated with Bedworth United officials and supporters alike in in offering congratulations to Luke Rowe and Dani on the arrival of their new baby”

Address

St Neots Town Football Club,
Kester Way, St. Neots,
Cambridgeshire
PE19 6SL

Admission

Adults £8, Concessions £6, 16-18yrs £2,  Children accompanied by adult free

 

Please see below for St Neot’s online matchday program

Fixture Update

Bedworth Uniteds fixture against Wantage Town AWAY has been changed from Tuesday 27th October to Saturday 26th September 2020.

We can also confirm that the FA Cup tie away to Barwell will be played on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 kick off 7.45pm

2 new signings

Bedworth United are pleased to announce the signings of Sam Walton and Kyle Barnett.

Sam has come to us after playing for Tamworth last season.  Sam plays as a Centreback and can also list Coventry City and Derby County on his footballing CV.  We look forward to welcoming Sam into the Greenbacks family and wish him the best of luck in his team here at Bedworth.

Kyle has come to us from league rivals Daventry Town and has a footballing CV that lists Coventry United, amongst others.  Kyle has impressed so far in his time here at Bedworth United during pre season and if he maintains the level of performance that he has shown already he will no doubt become a firm favourite with The Greenbacks supporters. Again welcome to the Greenbacks family Kyle and the best of luck in your time here.

FA Cup Draw Opponents named

After Saturdays win against Racing Club Warwick today’s FA cup draw has seen Bedworth drawn away against Barwell 

The tie will take place on W/C Monday 21st September.

Further details to follow.

College Course

 

NOT HAPPY AT COLLEGE OR 6th FORM

  • Bored already, No fun, Unwelcoming & Unorganised.
  • Buck that trend as there is still time to join Bedworth United FC Football Education Programme.
  • There is still time to change. There is no commitment for you to stay with your college or 6th Form 

The successful free, full time Football Course has been running for 6 years and already has 50+ students studying this year. We run 3 teams in competitive leagues making us both elite and inclusive, enabling all to enjoy and achieve whatever the ability levels.

Students will gain a Level 3 nationally recognised BTEC sport qualification allowing all to progress either onto higher education at university, gain a scholarship in America or get full time work in teaching, physiotherapy, coaching, leisure centre work, sports journalism, fitness instructor, sports development etc.

All players/students will receive professional teaching from experienced fully qualified teachers and football coaching from experienced fully qualified coaches to develop fitness and skills.

If you are interested and want to find more information about the course please contact

Stuart Roe, stadium manager on 07927 686792 or email your interest at       Academy@bedworthunitedfc.co.uk

Bedworth United v Racing Club Warwick (FA Cup Match Report)

Bedworth travelled the short distance to face Racing Club Warwick on a big day for the home side not only was it an FA Cup Preliminary round game but it was the last game on Racing Clubs grass pitch which is due to get replaced by a 3G surface with works starting on Monday.

Stuart Storer chose a strong side to start with which included recent signings Sam Walton and Kyle Barnett.  With Ishmael Dawson on the bench all but one of Stu Storers summer signings looked to feature.

Bedworth, playing in their new home kit for the first time started the game at a high tempo not allowing Racing Club to settle and within the first few minutes this nearly paid off when after nicking the ball off Rowley in the RCW defence won a corner.  Mulders swung the corner in and Piggon rose highest (as he did for most of the game to be fair) but the Bedworth number 9 couldnt guide his header goalbound and the ball went just wide.  It wasn’t long though when the high press The Greenbacks were playing paid off when Truslove again stole the ball off Rowley but this time the end result was Bedworth taking the lead as Truslove drove into the RCW box and fired off a shot which was well saved by Ganley in the RCW goal but the rebound fell back to Truslove who put the ball into the net at the second attempt to score The Greenbacks first goal of hopefully many this season.

The half played out with Bedworth the better of the 2 teams with the 2 new additions Walton and Barnett marshalling the back line well Dan Crane was a virtual spectator for the first 45 minutes (His time would come later).  The game started to get a bit niggly with the referee stopping play on numerous occasions and having a few discussions with players.  Midway through the second half Maphosa for RCW was fortunate to stay on the pitch when already on a yellow he clattered through the back of Blythe in the centre circle leaving The Greenback man in a heap but only received a stern talking to.  RCW were looking to play on the break with the pace of Jackson on the RCW left looking like their main threat but the during the first 45 minutes he was kept under wraps and not allowed to open his legs and sprint away.  With little more than 5 minutes of the half left Bedworth were forced into a change when after clearing a cross Punter stayed down on the turf and was replaced by Rowe.

HT Bedworth United 1  Racing Club Warwick 0

Bedworth started the second half in much the same as they finished the first but the exertions of playing the high press for so long seemed to be taking its toll as RCW were starting to get a foothold in the game.  Jackson was starting to see more of the ball and was using his pace to good effect delivering a couple of dangerous crosses which Crane and his defence handled well.  The RCW equaliser though came from a Greenbacks corner which was cleared Rowe miscontrolled the ball which was fired out to the RCW right hand side and then delivered into the edge of the box where it fell kindly to Smith who gave Crane no chance with his shot low to Cranes left.

RCW were lifted by the goal and it looked like Bedworth were now the team holding on Jackson was coming more into the game and on one occasion broke into the box but Crane stood up strong and blocked his shot.  With mere seconds on the watch Blythe broke into the RCW box and was caught but stayed on his feet and shot weakly at the RCW keeper.

FT Bedworth United 1 Racing Club Warwick 1

Penalties  RCW:  Rowe              Saved               Bedworth United:  Keen             Scored

Seabourne     Saved                                                 Piggon         Scored

Rowley          Scored                                                Parrott          Scored

Herbert         Scored                                                 Rowe            Missed

Maphosa       Saved

Bedworth Win 3-2 on penalties

Team:  Crane, Walton, Steele, Parrott, Punter (Rowe), Barnett, Truslove (Keen), Blackmore, Piggon, Blythe, Mulders (Dawson)

Unused subs:  Moore, King, Dudley, Templeton

Man of The Match:  Dan Crane for 3 penalty saves which took the pressure of The Greenbacks takers and ultimately won the tie for Bedworth.

Bedworth Youth Triumph in 5 goal thriller

Bedworth United Youth went through to the next round of the FA youth cup after a nail biting game away to Halesowen running out 3-2 victors with a last minute penalty scored by Jack Wells.  It wasn’t plain sailing for the young Greenbacks though having to battle back after going behind to a 1st minute goal from a corner.  Bedworth battled back with Dylan Sands assisted by Warwick Hurst levelling the score then Chris Jones who led the line well headed the second to send Bedworth in at half time 2-1 to the good.  Halesowen equalised in the second half and that’s how the scores remained until the final minutes when Jack Wells kept his nerve from 18 yards to put the Greenbacks through.

Speaking to Lee Hurst after the game he said “Had it not been for both Goalkeepers the score line would have been a lot more with Owen Betteridge in the Bedworth goal pulling off a number of crucial saves. Credit must also go to the Halesowen keeper who was equally as good”  Lee went on to say that he was immensely proud of the whole team in the way that they played and would like to wish Halesowen all the best for the coming season and complimented them on their hospitality and producing a playing surface that was perfect for a free flowing game of football.

Bedworth United v Racing Club Warwick FA CUP

Bedworth travel the short distance to Racing Club Warwick in the FA Cup tomorrow in their first competitive game since March.  Racing Club who defeated AFC Wulfrinians 3-0  in the Extra Preliminary round to set up this tie have already played 3 competitive games this season winning 2 and drawing one, their last outing was on Tuesday night against Lye Town.  Warwick took a 4 goal lead but eventually ran out winners by the narrowest of margins eventually winning by the odd goal in 7.  This game could be called the battle of the Luke Rowes with both sides having a player of the same name in their squads, could cause a bit of confusion for any commentators out there.

The Greenbacks go into the game on the back of a very competitive pre season with their last game being a very good win away against a very good Barwell side.  Stu Storer has a full strength squad to pick from with no injury issues.  Speaking to Stuart Storer earlier today he said “I am anticipating a very tough game, not ideal that our first competitive game is in the FA Cup where upsets can happen, but the lads are well prepared and desperate to get back out on the pitch and play competitively.  A good run in the FA Cup can lift spirits around any club and we will be taking this game extremely serious as we look to progress to the next round”

CURRENTLY AS PER GOVERNMENT AND FA GUIDELINES SUPPORTERS ARE ALLOWED TO WATCH THIS GAME.  Should this change within the next 24hrs please we will let you know on our social media.

Address

Townsend Meadow
Townsend Meadow
Hampton Road
Warwick
Warwickshire
CV34 6JP

FA Youth Cup

The U18 side travel to Halesowen Town Thursday night to play their FA Youth Cup preliminary round match.

The young Greenbacks first competitive game of the season mirrors the First Team in that it is a cup game.  The Bedworth side have had some good results pre-season and will be looking to get off to a good start against Halesowen.

Lee Hurst has been impressed by the application and desire of the whole squad during pre season and is looking forward to getting back into competitive action.  Members of the youth team are already being looked at by a number of league clubs and their are definitely stars in the making amongst the squad.

If you want to support the Youth Team then admission at Halesowen will be £3.

Address: 

Halesowen Town Football Club

The Grove,

Old Hawne Lane

Halesowen,

West Midlands

B63 3TB

DIRECTIONS
By Car: Get to Junction 3 of the M5.  Head towards Kidderminster on the A458 for a mile or so to the first traffic island at the bottom of the hill.  Turn right on to the A459 towards Dudley (the cricket ground should now be on your left) and continue past where the road splits to the next island.  Turn left here on to the A456 towards Stourbridge until you get to the next island.  Take the 3rd exit (Old Hawne Lane) and the ground is about 400 yards away, at the top of the hill on the left.

By Train: The easiest way is to get to Birmingham New Street, and then get a number 9 bus to Halesowen that will drop you off outside the ground on the Stourbridge Road.  You can also get a train to Old Hill/Cradley Heath and take a taxi to the ground which will take around 5 minutes.

By Bus: The number 9 comes from both Stourbridge and Birmingham/Halesowen directions which will drop you off outside the ground on the Stourbridge Road.  The 9’s run every 6 minutes or so in the day.