Fleet Town 0 Bedford Town 1

Bedford did just enough to edge a game of few chances, a little quicker to the ball and a little stronger in the challange, the visitors took the spoils when Lee Roache touched in a free kick mid way through the second half. The drama started before the kick off, when the referee was injured during his warm up, being replaced by one of the assistants in the middle and finding a qualified official in the crowd to run the line. Bedford started the stronger, but without coming close to threatening the goal. For Fleet the couple of chances came from crosses by Bradley Wilson, but it was 20 minutes before Fleet had an effort on goal, when Ryan Marklew fired from the edge of the box, just outside the post. The visitors best chance of the half came when Lee Roache played the ball into the box for Jimmy Hartley to run onto, but he shot wide.

The second half again saw a fast start from the visitors, Liam Beach claiming the ball played near him, but after an hour he needed to be at his best to throw himself across the goal to turn away a fierce snap shot. Then came the move that undid Fleet, a quick break stopped by a foul just outside the box, the free kick played in under the bar finding Roache to net the chance. Fleet then brough on Danilo Cadete and almost immediately his run and cut in, gave him an opening but he shot wide. But despite a lot of hard work, there were no more clear chances for either side and the game finished the same way as every other game in the division on the night as a 1-0 away win.

 

Fleet Town : 1 Liam Beach, 2 Dquame Copeland, 3 James Haworth, 4 Liam Flanighan, 5 Owen Roberts, 6 Chris Wales, 7 Chris Dean, 8 Ryan Marklew, 9 Luke Haskell, 10 George Pilbeam, 11 Bradley Wilson.

subs : 12 Danilo Cadete (on for Pilbeam 63 mins), 14 Billy Oram (on for Roberts 44 mins), 15 Alan Musoke (on for Dean 67 mins)

not used 13 Stuart Norman, 16 Jamie Reid.