Sunday, 29 March 2015

Bedworth United - A March to forget

The news that their match was abandoned after an unspecified number of red cards and fights tops off a truly wretched March for the former title chasers -

Bedworth blow-up!

Bedworth blow-up part 2

At the end of February, although a distance behind us, Bedworth were keeping us very much on our toes.  Whatever one thinks of some of their charmless fans and the obvious advantage of playing on the only artificial pitch in the division, they were making the run-in tense.

And then came March.  And off came the wheels.

Their first three games of the month, all on their own plastic patch yielded a single point.  Then they were gumped by 10-man Aylesbury.  With the month already looking like a write-off, Bedworth took themselves away to Northwood, looking, at least, to maintain their play-off position, and steady the ship ahead of those exciting fixtures.

Reports vary but the thrust seems to be that a combination of red cards, mass brawls and managerial intransigence led to the referee abandoning the game with over half an hour to go.  As much as we all like to think we've seen everything at a football game, I've got to say, I'm more than a little jealous to have missed out on such a spectacle!

Note for Ritchie.  Less bore draws.  More bar-room brawls!

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