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Bedford Town

Currently Playing In:

Southern League Premier Division

 
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The loyal supporters looking after Bedford Town, a once famous senior non-league club, have seen a brave recovery after re-starting in The South Midlands Division One in 1991.

Within three seasons and two championships, the club were accepted by The Isthmian League and within ten seasons ‘The Eagles’ achieved three more promotions and found themselves in the Premier Division.

The league restructuring in 2004 brought Bedford Town back to The Premier Division of the Southern League and within two seasons the club reached its highest level for a season in The Conference South.

A quick return took the club back to the Division in which the original Bedford Town enjoyed their greatest days. As a young player with the club while in the RAF locally, I remember the lovely old Eyrie Ground, the big crowds and the club’s FA Cup draw away to Arsenal. I was honoured to be involved with the club for a short time and am thrilled by their comeback.

 

Club Factfile

Previous Name(s):
Original Bedford Town founded in 1908 folded in 1982. Reformed in 1989.
Ground:
The Eyrie, Meadow Lane, Cardington, Bedford MK44 3SB
Telephone:
01234 831 558
Directions:
From A1: Take A603 from Sandy to Bedford, go through Willington and ground is a mile and a half on right, signposted Meadow Lane. From M1: Off at Junction 13, take A421, carry on A421 onto Bedford Bypass and take A603 Sandy turn off. Ground is on left.
Capacity:
3000
Seats:
300
Covered:
Yes
1000
Clubhouse:
Yes
Shop:
Yes
Record Attendance:
3,000 v Peterborough United - Ground opening 06/08/1993
Most Recent Senior Honour:
Southern League Premier Division Play-offs 2005-06
 

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Club History

Click on a year to see photos, articles and more details about the season.

 YearLeaguePositionManager
1978-1979Southern League Division One North4thBarry Fry
1979-1980Southern League Midland Division3rdT.Gould
1980-1981Southern League Midland Division2ndT.Gould
1981-1982Southern League Midland Division15thT.Gould
Newly formed BEDFORD TOWN
1991-1992South Midlands Division One4thTony Sullivan
 1992-1993South Midlands Division One1stT.Sulllivan & Terry King
 1993-1994South Midlands Premier1stT.Sullivan &Terry King
1994-1995Isthmian League Division Three3rdTerry King
1995-1996Isthmian League Division Two8thTerry King/Mick Foster
1996-1997Isthmian League Division Two7thMick Foster
1997-1998Isthmian League Division Two4thMick Foster
 1998-1999Isthmian League Division Two1stTony Luff & Jason Reed
1999-2000Isthmian League Division One8thLuff & Reed/ RogerAshby
2000-2001Isthmian League Division One2ndRoger Ashby
2001-2002Isthmian League Premier Division17thRoger Ashby
2002-2003Isthmian League Premier Division9thRoger Ashby
2003-2004Isthmian League Premier Division15thKevin Wilson
2004-2005Southern League Premier Division5thNick Platnauer
2005-2006Southern League Premier Division5thNick Platnauer
2006-2007Conference South22ndNick Platnauer
2007-2008Southern League Premier Division19thStuart Bimson
2008-2009Southern League Premier Division15thStuart Bimson
2009-2010Southern League Premier Division18thLee Howarth
2010-2011Southern League Premier Division17thAdy Williams
2011-2012Southern League Premier Division10thAdy Hall
2012-2013Southern League Premier Division10th Nick Platnauer
2013-2014Southern League Premier Division22ndCraig Adams

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