Royston Town lose their way on the road as they are beaten by Bedford Town

Ryan Ingrey

Ryan Ingrey - Credit: Archant

Royston Town’s tiring schedule seemingly caught up with them at the weekend as they fell to a 3-1 defeat at struggling Bedford Town.

Having played 12 matches since the start of October with a depleted squad, the Crows looked flat although they did take a third-minute lead.

Ryan Ingrey’s gamble paid off as the Town keeper’s rushed clearance struck the lurking striker and rebounded into the unguarded net.

Royston had a chance to double the lead but from there, Bedford dominated and drew level just after the half hour.

Stuart Smethers headed home a poorly-defended corner to tie proceedings.


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The Crows barely had time to regroup before the Blues were ahead.

Tom Liversedge was found by Rob Parker and he slotted past the unfortunate Dominic Russo.

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The visitors hung on for the majority of the second half, but Scott Cross’ 89th-minute goal finished the contest.

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