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Bedford 2 - 3 Amersham Town

This was an outstanding result by Amersham Town against previously unbeaten Bedford. And they had to show commitment and resilience to come back from a goal down in what club President, Howard Lambert, rated as one of their best performances for many seasons.

 

In a fairly even opening period Bedford, following a corner, forced an early save from Town keeper Oliver Keil. It was Amersham, however, who took the lead after seventeen minutes when Harry Bennett finished off a quick break by shooting home from the edge of the area.

 

Keil then had to make two saves in quick succession to preserve the lead but, in the seven minutes before the break, Bedford first equalised and then took the lead. First the ball was played down the left and Bamford slotted home the resulting cross from close range. Six minutes later McGrath beat Keil to a long bouncing ball down the centre to put the home side ahead.

 

Amersham took the game to Bedford in the second half. After seventy minutes, they equalised when Luke Symons headed home a Nick Kerley corner. Bedford retaliated with a succession of corners of their own but the Amersham defence stood firm. As Bedford pressed for the winner in injury time Amersham again defended a corner and broke quickly upfield. Substitute Shammar Swaby, in his first appearance for the club, forced a save from the Bedford keeper and the ball ran loose to Nick Kerley who netted the winner. It was a deserved victory which moved Amersham up to fourth in the table..

 

Amersham Town: Keil, Adu-Adjei, Fowler, Nott, Symons, Deritis, Kerley, Regan, A Hall, Holland, Bennett,
Subs: Salami, Nott, Line, Swaby, Adeyemi, Tams-Lovell.