They created clear chances and played some very good football to feet on a heavy pitch but lost their FAWPL Division One South East fixture 1-0.
Captain Tash Fensome was put through in the first half, did everything right, opened up and attempted to slot home but it was well saved.
In the second half the Cambridge keeper made an outstanding save as Chloe Scott tried a shot that ordinarily would have been a goal yet somehow the keeper got half a hand on it and pushed it onto the underside of the bar.
Cambridge Ladies scored what turned out to be the winner from a well taken free kick just on half time. They were solid and well organised and their experience at this level showed.
On the plus side, Lottie Burton is back on top form, Suzie Darby was rock solid, calm and controlled at the back and Shannon Carroll gave her all and didn’t put a foot wrong.
Nicky English, back from university, played in midfield with Tash Fensome and Becca Vass, all of whom were outstanding.
Bedford are third from bottom. They visit bottom side Norwich City on Sunday.