Bedford Town top of the table as fine form continues

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Image: Rene Howe's fine form has continued into November (Image: BTFC)

Fans of the Eagles have been greeted to comfortable wins in recent weeks, but Gary Setchell’s side proved they can win the ugly games as well with two tight victories in the past week.

A close 1-0 win against Welwyn Garden City, who conquered Bedford Town in the FA Cup in September, was followed up with a performance full of character against Barton Rovers on Tuesday night.

Rene Howe’s solitary goal on Saturday afternoon gave Bedford Town the win in a tight and well contested game against Welwyn; Alex Street the star of the show claiming another valuable clean sheet.

Table toppers Berkhamsted lost 1-0 to an impressive Ware side – who went on to thrash Kempston Rovers 5-2 on Tuesday – with Bedford Town replacing them at the summit after Tuesday night’s win.

Callum Donnelly gave Bedford the lead after half an hour against local rivals, Barton Rovers but that lead was cancelled out by a Coree Wilson penalty ten minutes later.

Drew Richardson’s late goal gave Bedford Town a 2-1 win, proving that while entertaining football is top of the agenda for Setchell’s side, they have found the character befitting of a league winning team.

Manager, Gary Setchell is keen to play down his side’s chances however:

“It’s still very early. Berkhamsted have had an unbelievable run and the way the league is, you’re only a couple of results from falling back into the pack.”

“We’ve got a clean bill of health and we’ve just to keep pressing on and worrying about ourselves.”

With form as it is however, Bedford Town have little to worry about; especially with the form of striker Rene Howe alongside Connor Tomlinson who have proved deadly in recent weeks.

Next up, Bedford Town host Potters Bar Town as the FA Trophy reaches the first round proper, with the game kicking off at 3pm on Saturday afternoon.

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