BEDFONT GREEN are set to leave Yeading FC at the end of the season and move to their fourth ground in five years, writes Tim Street.

The Combined Counties Premier club will next week announce a groundshare which will allow them to play in the Ryman League if promoted.

It will be a far cry from just four years ago, when Green were playing on a local authority park in Ashford.

The club has also played at Viking Sports' old ground, Avenue Park in Greenford, which it now owns and will refurbish in case any issues crop up.

Eventually, they hope to move back to a new ground at Bedfont Trading Estate.

Chairman Doug White said: "We want to thank Yeading, who we have had a good groundhare deal with these last few of years.

"But they may be moving back to The Warren next season (Yeading moved to Hayes FC when the two clubs merged as Hayes & Yeading last summer), and we need to be sure.

"We also want somewhere closer to home where people can get to to watch us. We took 300 fans to the Premier Challenge Cup Final last week and it'd be nice to get them down every week."

Green lost that final 4-2 to Merstham last Thursday night, but ran the champions, who will be playing Ryman League football next season, close.

They were behind at half-time, but two Aaron McLeish strikes after the break gave them a sniff of glory before Merstham equalised to take the game into extra-time.

There, Green fell behind again. But it was not until stoppage time at the end of the game that Merstham clinched the cup with a fourth.

But Green did not stay down for long, recovering with a 3-1 win over Dorking on Saturday.

Missing Chris Henry, Tom Merritt, Luke Craig and influential skipper Gary Brown, they started slowly and fell behind before Adie Barrance equalised on the stroke of half-time, firing in McLeish's cross.

That set the scene for McLeish to win it after the break with his second brace in four days.