Bedworth United Ladies vs Leicester United Women – MATCH PREVIEW

It’s that time of the week again Greenbacks fans!

It’s back to the OVAL for another afternoon of FA Womens’ National League Division 1 Midlands football on Sunday 8th March as Bedworth United host Leicester United. The Greenbacks Girls, now ten matches unbeaten in league competition, now lie second in the table, with 7 games still to play. Three points on Sunday will see Paddy Richards side take another step towards sealing the runners up spot behind runaway leaders Wolves.

An inform Greenbacks team will be raring to go after a hard fought victory at home to The New Saints last Sunday. A Kirsty Farnsworth double, one of which came just shy of the final whistle, cancelled out Saints’ striker Katie Doster’s equalising strike. The league table would indicate an easier afternoon for United, with Leicester 9th of the 12 teams competing, but Paddy is in no mood to underestimate the opposition. While chatting to Bedworth media man, Liam Cook, after the TNS win, Paddy said “Leicester are a good side. They will come with confidence and will offer many challenges.”. The gaffer will be without the services of captain Jodie McGuckin and her midfield partner Amanda Whalley, who both miss out with injury. Taking their place will be the returning Tiarna Gilkes and Hannah Jenkins, with the Greenbacks newest addition taking a spot on the bench. The identity of our latest signing will be revealed at the OVAL prior to kick off, and online following the final whistle who can’t make it on the day.

Leicester meanwhile have been enjoying a renaissance in recent weeks, with 2 wins and a draw in their previous 3 league matches, plus an agonisingly close 3-2 defeat to FAWNL Southern Premier outfit Loughborough Foxes in the County Cup. Keep an eye out for Chantelle Robinson, who is sure to put United’s backline under pressure, having hit the back of the net 15 times in 17 league and cup encounters.

Join us for an exciting afternoon at the OVAL on Sunday to witness this fixture first hand. Tickets just £3 and free entry for Under 16s. If you’re otherwise engaged, you can find live commentary of the game on our official YouTube channel with Greenbacks LIVE’s exclusive commentary from 1.55pm via the link below. Up The Greenbacks!


MATCH PREVIEW – Bedworth United Ladies vs The New Saints

The FA Womens’ National League returns to the OVAL this Sunday as Bedworth United host The New Saints.


After last weekend’s trip to Solihull was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, Paddy Richard’s team will be eager to get back on the pitch, with the incredible 4-4 draw at Birmingham & West Midlands still fresh in the mind of players and fans alike. TNS on the other hand will seek to return to winning ways a week after joining the long list of teams swept aside by runaway leaders Wolverhampton Wanderers. The point gained at the Trevor Brown Memorial Ground extended Bedworth’s advantage over New Saints to three points, although the Greenbacks have played a game more than the Greens, as the battle for the runners up spot intensifies.


Let’s take a closer look at Sunday’s opposition, The New Saints. The club is officially known as The New Saints of Oswestry Town & Llansantffraid Football Club, following the merger of Oswestry Town and Llansantffraid FC in 2003. Although one of the teams represented by TNS was based in England, their men’s team play in the Welsh Cymru league. The club call Park Hall home, which can be found in the English border town of Oswestry. The venue can hold over 2,000 supporters, half of which can be seated. The Ladies team have been members of the FA Womens’ National League (formerly Premier League) Midlands Division One since 2016, managing a personal best of 5th place in the 2017/18 campaign. They currently boast a record of 7 wins, 3 draws and 3 defeats from their 13 league encounters this term, including a 4-2 victory at home to Bedworth in September. Katie Dolster was the star of the show that day, bagging a brace, with Kimberley Bebbington and Laura Morris rounding off the scoring for the home team. Milly Miller and Kirsty Farnsworth both found the net for the Greenbacks. Doster and Bebbington are two players to keep a close eye on, they currently lead the scoring charts for the Greens, scoring 32 goals in league and cup between them so far this season.


Greenbacks manager Paddy Richards has confirmed the return of in form winger Jodie Hunter and resident shot stopper Chloe Quinn to the matchday squad, while Misty McKinde, Leona McCook and Toni Kingscott will be rested. While we had hoped to hand a debut to our as yet unannounced new signing, the signing of our next Greenback has been delayed due to a previous registration, leaving the player ineligible to play on Sunday. When asked about the upcoming clash with TNS, Paddy had this to say: “We’re expecting another tough challenge this Sunday against TNS. They are a side that looks to get on the front foot early doors and play very direct into the wings.“


Join us for the action at The OVAL, on Sunday 1st March 2020 (2PM K.O). Tickers are just £3 for adults, Under 16’s come in for FREE! If you can’t make it to the ground, you don’t have to miss out. Liam Cook, our club broadcaster, will have live commentary from 1.55pm on YouTube (link to the stream can be found below this article), with video highlights to follow on Monday afternoon. Make sure to subscribe to our Ladies YouTube Channel for more exclusive content from the Greenback Girls.


See you Sunday!



Goal of the Month July

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Terry and Martin put Bedworth on the Map


What a night for little old Bedworth with both of our nominees receiving awards at the BCFA Awards ceremony.

Martin Jones Runner up in the Grassroots coach of the year award.

Terry WINS Grassroots volunteer of the year award.

I want to congratulate both on their achievement from all at the club and associated with the club and I am sure that I can speak for all of us in saying you both are truly Bedworths own Grassroots Superstars.

Bedworth United V Coventry Sphinx Review

Tomorrow night sees the visit of local rivals Coventry Sphinx visit The OVAL it may be a friendly but there is a bit of added spice with workplace bragging rights at stake as Sphinx Assistant Manager  John Woodward works with both Stu Storer and Jamie Lenton.

Sphinx will turn up here both determined and wanting to get one over a team from a higher division. After Saturdays poor second half the Greenbacks will be looking to get back to winning ways.  It is expected that now the Greens have got a couple of games under their belts to blow away the cobwebs from the summer that the team will have a couple less of the younger players involved and the squad for the season will get more than half a game.

Jamie Lenton has nearly a full squad to pick from with the only major injury doubt being Elliott Parrott after we saw him limp off at half time against Shepshed on Saturday Afternoon.

Speaking with Jamie today he was on reflection upbeat about Saturdays first half performance but as I am sure we all were a little bit disappointed in the way the youngsters played in the second saying it probably showed that little lack of experience in the middle of the park.

As always if you cant get to the game join us on twitter to keep up to date with how things are progressing. @Bedworth_United.

Prices for this game remain at £5 and £3 for concessions