Bedford Town FC
Matchday Number: 235
Wednesday 26th December 2012
Bedford Town 3-0 St Neots Town
Southern League Premier Division
My second game of the day was to be Bedford Town v St Neots in the Southern League Premier Division. I was happy when Chaz said he would come with me to the second game, as football is always better with company. I originally had Cambridge City as a backup plan should this game be called off, but thankfully it was not needed as the pitch passed a 10.30am inspection and it was game on. After dropping Ryan off we were on our way and arrived at an already busy ground at 2.30.
I had previously been to take pictures of Bedford Town and also Bedford FC's ground next door on the way to Peterborough in 2007 and had always fancied going back for a game. Especially when I heard the programme shop at the ground had a good reputation. And fully justified it was too, with everything laid out really neatly, with individual piles of programmes for each team, priced at 50p each. I could have spent ages looking, but I just looked for all the league ones I needed, picking up a Blackpool v Wycombe one from a game I went to in 2003. I also got the day's programme to add to my collection.
By that time, it had started to rain and so after getting some chips we went and took shelter under the terrace at the near end of the ground. There was one name I recognised from each side. Nick Beasant for Bedford had a trial for Wycombe about 10 years ago. And for St Neots it was the former Aston Villa and QPR striker Stefan Moore. The game was not as good as the previous one at Biggleswade and took a while to get started, as this match report from the BedsOnSunday website explains: