BEDFONT Town are hoping signing a player from newly-liberated Libya will help liberate them from the foot of the Southern League One Central table.
The Peacocks have captured Libyan U17, U18 and U19 international Mohamed Bettamer on dual registration from Hayes & Yeading United for a month.
The former Watford youth player was only last month signed by H&Y from London Tigers, and promplty scored four goals for their development squad in a fixture against a side made up of the Nigerian U18s' English-based players.
Bettamer made his Bedfont debut in Monday night's crunch goalless draw at fellow strugglers Burnham, along with Shaun Bradley, who has also signed on dual registration from Walton & Hersham.
However, as frustrated Peacocks boss Kevin Cooper admitted, his side really should have taken all three points back down the M4.
He said: “That's the eighth or ninth manager who has come up to me after games this season and said we are the best team they have played, but that means nothing if we don't start taking our chances.
“Fortunately for me, the chairman here is quality. He has seen those eight or nine games too that we should have won, and has backed me all the way.
“The biggest plus for us was keeping a clean sheet though. It's the first time I can remember this season that we have been able to play the same back four two games in a row.”
Cooper, who has let Tyrone Sealy go to Beaconsfield SYCOB, hopes to sign one more player before Saturday's clash at North Greenford United, who knocked Bedfont out of the FA Cup earlier in the season.
He added: “We will be out for revenge big time, although I think both sides will have changed a lot since the cup game.”
Against Burnham, Ashley Smith hit the woodwork with a cross-shot from outside the area for the hosts, before Dan Carter saw a similar effort for Bedfont tipped over. Ryan Bird then put a free header wide for Burnham, while Matt O'Brien was off-target with a bullet header up the other end.
But Bedfont had a let off when, with the last kick of the half, Adam Dickens blazed wildly over from the penalty spot after O'Brien had brought down Lee Togwell. After the break, Battimore, Scott, Sol Pinnock and Reis Stanislaus's all went close, but Bedfont settled for a point.