Leaders Bedford Town enter Easter games five points clear Bedford News

Rene Howe scores the equalizer at Welwyn Garden City, his 30th goal of the season Photo

A stoppage-time winner from Dan Walker secured an eventful 2-1 victory over Welwyn Garden City, after their hosts led at half-time.

Rene Howe equalized 20 minutes from time and it looked like the Eagles were going to drop points, until the late strike turned their fortunes around.

They played the last quarter of an hour at ten after the expulsion of Charley Sanders.

With Berkhamsted held to a 3-3 draw at Ware, on a crucial weekend for the promotion’s rivals, Bedford now have a five-point lead at the top of the Division 1 central table. Southern League.

The Eagles are on top with 83 points in 34 games, the Comrades 78 in 35 outings.

But it’s not over yet as the Easter weekend brings two more games in three days.

AFC Dunstable travel to the Eyrie on Saturday, with a tough game in store against their third-seeded opponents.

Monday takes the Eagles to the St Neots Town mid table.

Berkhamsted will host Harlow Town, currently seventh, on Saturday and visit Aylesbury United on Monday.

Speaking in a club interview after the match, manager Gary Setchell said: “It’s still fifty-fifty, there’s still a long way to go.

“I keep hearing we’re going to bottle it up, but we’re unbeaten in 22 games and we’ve only lost one in 31.

“If people think we won’t go all the way, that’s their opinion, but at the moment I don’t see that happening. I’m keen for us to get the four or five points from our last matches.”

Following their Easter double-header, Bedford ended the Championship campaign at home to Aylesbury United on Saturday 23 April.

“Berko made it a little easier for us because they keep stuttering and winning and then shooting, which is what you can’t do at the end of the season, you have to get results and that’s what we’re doing. ,” Setchell said.

“There are better teams than us who have failed from the position we are in, so we have to keep going.”

The Eagles have scored 94 goals so far, conceding just 25.

“For me, whether we win it or not, we’ve been the most entertaining team in the league this year,” he added. “Value for money.”

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