Midweek mixed fortunes for Bedford Town at the Eyrie


Bedford Town had mixed fortunes at the Eyrie midweek as they faced Darren Ferguson’s Peterborough United on Tuesday and Southern League Premier side Biggleswade Town Thursday.

The Posh gave the Eagles their biggest preseason defeat, with all three goals conceded in the first half.

Things started positive for Bedford as Connor Tomlinson came close to scoring, but his shot was saved by Aaron Chapman.

Shortly afterwards and twenty minutes into game, the Posh got their first as a shot was played into the area by Joe Ward, and headed back into the danger zone by Idris Kanu, allowing Serhat Tasdemir enough space to score from 10 yards out.

Two minutes later it was two as Tasdemir turned provider, crossing into the area allowing the unmarked Matty Stevens to put the ball out of Nick Bennions reach.

Bedford Town (Dan Walker) v Peterborough 27 July
Dan Walker

Peterborough kept the pressure up throughout the half and could have had more, but the defence held firm until the end of the period..

Tasdemir tgen got his Brace as his side footed shot came off the right hand post and went into the net.

Both sides made numerous changes for the second half which evened things up more, meaning there were to be no more goals in the game.

Final score

Bedford Town 0 – 3 Peterborough United

On Thursday attention turned to Biggleswade Town in what was to be a goalfest with our near neighbours from the division above, despite temperatures well into the 30’s.

The Waders were the first to score before Bedford got an equaliser through trialist Abraham Eze who beat the offside trap before putting the ball over the keeper.

Biggleswade got their second – a penalty, before Bedford equalised for a second time, with Tre Mitford cutting in from the left, beating the defence and planting in the net.

Into the second half and the Eagles went ahead for the first time, courtesy of a second goal from Eze.

Abraham Eze

As is normal with preseason matches numerous changes were made, including Dan Walker and Connor Tomlinson coming on in attacking positions.

Soon afterwards Tomlinson found the net, followed soon after by Walker, putting the home side three goals ahead.

That lead was reduced by the Waders, but Bedford held on to get tbevwin.

Final score

Bedford Town 5 – 4 Biggleswade Town

With no match on Saturday, Bedford Town now look forward to their next fixture against their next door neighbours Bedford F.C. the tie is at McMullen Park, with a 19.45 K.O.

Then on Saturday Hitchin Town visit The Eyrie for the penultimate preseason match, with a 15.00 start.

Words: Michael Jarman-Webb
Photos: Jane Jones & Michael Jarman-Webb