Point for Town in bore draw with Uxbridge

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Bedford Town earned a welcome point after back-to-back defeats as they shared a dour stalemate with Uxbridge on Tuesday night.

Both sides lacked cohesion going forward, and it wasn’t until late in the first half that a goal could have been scored.

With five minutes to go until half-time, Bedford defender Dan Burke’s pass back to Lee Crockett fell short. Jake Groves came in to try his luck, but Crockett smothered the half chance.

The last opportunity of the half came two minutes into stoppage time when Craig Tomkins’ flick allowed Matt Woods a chance on goal, but Crockett did well to palm the shot away.

The second half was marginally better than the first as both sides tried to gain the upper hand.

Early on, Tom Rawlings pushed the ball through to Tommy Glasscoe, and the resulting shot skimmed just wide of the post.

Rourke Pickford then produced a double save to keep Bedford out, first diving high to his right to save Glasscoe’s stinging shot. Scott Cross then tried his luck with the rebound, but Pickford got his body behind the ball.

Inside the last 10 minutes, Tom Liversedge set up Rawlings along the left, but the shot went wide.

In the last minute of normal time, Crockett flew through the air to push away a Woods shot, then at the other end, a long range effort from Glasscoe flew just wide as the game ended goalless.

Next up for the Eagles is a trip to AFC Hayes on Saturday, before Craig Adams’ side play host to Barton Rovers on Monday afternoon. Both games get under way at 3pm.