In form Eagles lose key player to local rivals Biggleswade Town

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Dan Walker

Dan Walker had started the season on fire, helping Bedford Town to the higher reaches of Southern League Central Division One, but has now announced he has left The Eyrie for Biggleswade Town.

The 31-year old had scored in almost every game before a red card signaled a three-match suspension and the attacker has been unable to regain his spot in the first eleven since.

The Waders sit in 11th place in the Southern League Premier Central division and present a step up for Walker, who has thanked the Bedford Town team and their fans on social media:

“I would like to personally thank everyone at Bedford Town for making my time so special. Top club with great people throughout and I’m sure they will achieve promotion this season.”

“I move on to a new challenge at Biggleswade [Town] and can’t wait to get started tonight!”

Walker did score in his last appearance for the club; coming on as a late substitute and scoring the second of three Bedford Town goals in a comfortable victory against Kidlington.

A tight first half left both sides walking into the break goalless, but Rene Howe – in stunning form himself – broke the deadlock after 54 minutes.

Their opponents pressed hard for an equaliser, leaving them open to the counter attack when Walker struck with Danny Setchell adding a third deep into added time.

A late red card didn’t help the Kidlington cause who remain 16th in the table, while Bedford Town remain in fourth, hot on the tails of league leaders, Berkhamsted.

572 people were in attendance at the Eyrie, and the bumper crowd were treated to a scintillating second half of attacking football, with Howe especially standing out.

However, the Eagles’ brilliant week – in which they scored six unanswered goals – has been bruised slightly by the departure of Walker.

Next up for Gary Setchell’s team is a trip to Colney Heath on Saturday before a return to FA Trophy action as the Eagles host Stafford Rangers on Halloween weekend.