Bedfont boss Mick Turtle declared himself pleased with two points from his two opening Combined Counties Premier games - but reckons they should have had more.

The Orchardmen drew 2-2 with Cobham on Saturday and at North Greenford United on Tuesday night, where Turtle reckons his side were worthy of all three points.

Jamanhi Henry gave Bedfont a first-half lead, but the joy was short-lived as North Greenford equalised no less than 30 seconds later.

And the home side took the lead from the penalty spot after Steve Potter's mistake forced Glenn Donnelly to take evasive action.

However, after Turtle introduced Romero Pinto, Adam Piggot and Richard Bond, his side started to dominate proceedings.

And it was Bond who was brought down in the area for Bedfont to equalise from the spot, Russell Miner sending the keeper the wrong way.

Turtle said "I have been pleased with the opening two games.

"At Greenford we should have walked away with three points, but that's life.

"Matt Harrison is getting more and more confident at this level and showed he is going to be a force to be reckoned with this season as he terrorised the Greenford left back with a series of runs, as did Omar Bakali on the left side

"Steve Potter and Leon Redhead also controlled the game in the centre.

"Some players are still getting used to this level, and we still have players to come back into the side, so overall I'm happy."

Harrison and Miner were the men on the mark against Cobham.

Bedfont visit Haringey Borough in the FA Cup on Saturday, then host Camberley in the league on Tuesday unless a cup replay is needed.


Lee Pearce was the hero with a TRIPLE penalty save as Bedfont Green won 2-1 at Hartley Wintney on Tuesday night.

The Green keeper saved a spot-kick and two rebounds after Jamie Sloss brought down a home player in the area.

Green had fallen behind in the first half, but drew level when Adie Barrance set up strike-partner Aaron McLiesh for an equaliser after the break.

And it was Barrance himself who hit the winner from six yards out with 10 minutes left.

The win followed a 2-2 draw at home to Horley Town on the opening day three days earlier, where Gary Brown and Tony McCarthy netted.

A lapse in concentration cost Green dear as they led 2-1 going into the last two minutes, when they shipped an equaliser.

Green host Barking in the FA Cup on Saturday at Windsor & Eton FC.