Bedford Town face Leighton Town in the Beds Senior Cup final at Kenilworth Road. It's a huge game for both teams and they will both be rearing to go.
Bedford recently won the Southern Division One Central title and have been promoted to step 3. Bedford beat Biggleswade United 1-5 in the semi-final to advance to the final. Bedford will be looking to win the competition for the 4th time in their history and the first time since 2005. Bedford do play in a higher division than Leighton Town but Leighton Town aren't to be taken lightly. Bedford are the form team at the moment and will be looking to win their second trophy in 4 days. Bedford are predictably the favourites for this one. Leighton Town's defence will need to look out for Connor Tomlinson's flair and Rene Howe's strength and finishing ability. They compliment each other very well and will be a handful for Leighton Town to deal with. It will also proved difficult to crack through the Bedford Town defence who have only conceded 28 goals in the league this season. The ever present Alex Street and the entire back line will be very tough to beat. All of these players will be confident they can win and with the guidance of manager Gary Setchell they are more than capable.
Leighton Town will also be brimming with confidence. They have had a great season and are sitting 4th and in a play-off position. Their fans are well behind them as their attendances this season are the best in the SSML Premier division by a long way. Their average attendance is 360 and at Step 5 that is brilliant. Also an interesting stat is that their lowest attendance this season is higher than 95% of the teams highest attendance this season not including themselves. They did lose on Saturday after a poor performance against Hadley but will be looking to bounce back from that disappointment. Ashton Campbell is their top scorer this season with 18 and will be looking to add to that tally at Kenilworth Road. Leighton Town have won the Beds Senior Cup 5 times in their history and three of them coming in three years. They last won it 29 years ago back in 1993 but they did get to the final in 2010 but lost to AFC Dunstable on penalties. Leighton Town did knock out Luton Town on penalties and have shown that they will turn up for a big game.
Try to get to Kenilworth Road to watch. Both teams have a big following and it will be a great game!