Bedford Town conquer Centurions to remain top of the table

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Image: Adrian Brown / Bedford Town FC

The Eagles recorded another fantastic win in the league after beating high-flying Cirencester Town 3-1 at the Eyrie, with a Louis Walsh brace and a Ryan Blake penalty winning the match for Bedford.

Bedford got off to an electric start to the game and they were peppering the Centurions goals with chances as the Eagles attack was ran the Cirencester defence ragged.

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Soon enough, Bedford were rewarded for their pressure and got their goal. This came from some great work between Ryan Blake and Lynton Goss and when the ball eventually fell to Louis Walsh, he calmly slotted home.

For the rest of the half, the game calmed down as the Eagles pressure simmered. The game lacked chances later in the half as it ended 1-0.
The start of the second half was the same as the first ended. It was quiet and the Eagles were still on top looking for a goal.

In the sixty-fourth minute, Bedford got their second. It was Louis Walsh again after he robbed a Cirencester defender of the ball before finishing past the goalkeeper for 2-0.

Two minutes later, Cirencester pulled one back. Felix Miles scored after his sweet strike beat Mark Smith to put the Centurions straight back into the game.

With under ten minutes to go, the Eagles won a penalty. This was after Jack Green was fouled in the box by Stuart Nelson and with Ryan Blake stepping up to score his tenth goal of the season, it put the match to bed as the Eagles ran out 3-1 winners.

It was a really big result for Bedford Town who remain top of the league and unbeaten in ten games.

The Eagles’ fixtures come thick and fast, with Arlesey Town next up on Tuesday at the New Lamb Meadow in the Bedfordshire Senior Cup.

Words by Zac Neal