It was party time at the Eyrie for the last game of the brilliant season Bedford have been having. Gary Setchell and his team would have wanted to end the season in style with a solid win over Aylesbury.
Aylesbury weren't to be taken for granted though as they soon scored the opener. It came after a save from Alex Street (who has had an outstanding season) but Bedford failed to clear and Jamie Rudd's deflected shot ended up in the bottom corner giving the Ducks an unexpected lead.
This goal seemed to wake Bedford up and they responded to it very well. Bedford had a through chances through Connor Tomlinson and Dan Walker but no one converted. They did soon equalise and of course it was Rene Howe who scored it. It was a Hugh Alban Jones cross in which Rene Howe was first to react and hit it home to level things up.
Alex Street had to pull out a few decent saves after this goal as Aylesbury were knocking on the door. However, on the brink of half time Aylesbury found themselves behind. Bedford took the lead for the first time in the game and it was Rene Howe who found the net again. Bedford went in 2-1 up at half time.
Aylesbury continued threatening the champions' defence in the second half. They had a few corners but nothing came. Alex Street was tested a few times but he proved why he is the best goalkeeper in the division. Aylesbury kept knocking on the door but Bedford grew into the second half. Bedford had a few chances but so did Aylesbury. Bedford held on and won 2-1.
This really got the party started as Bedford finished the season on a 23 game unbeaten run. Now all eyes are on Tuesday for when they play Leighton Town in the Beds Senior Cup final. Congratulations Bedford Town!
I was not in attendance for this game.