BEDFONT Town continued their recent good form with a gutsy 2-1 victory over Leighton Town at the Orchard on Saturday.
The game was billed as a six-pointer before kick-off and the Peacocks had also been in good form going into this fixture since the resignation of manager Kevin Cooper three weeks ago.
The home side were under the cosh from the opening minute as a Charlie Cunningham header grazed the crossbar for the visitors. However, Bedfont soon found their feet and in the 19 th minute they took the lead when a good run down the right hand side from Shaun Lucien ended with his cross landing at the feet of Reis Stanislaus, who tapped home.
The Reds continued to press and should have equalised on 35 minutes but Daniel Chambers shot was brilliantly tipped over the crossbar from Bedfont goalkeeper, Gary Ross.
However, moments later the away side did score when from the resulting corner, Stuart Deaton rose highest at the back post to head home for a deserved equaliser.
The second half sprang into life and on 47 minutes Glenn Garner was brought down in the Leighton penalty box and Wayne O’Sullivan confidently dispatched the penalty.
Further drama was to follow in the 65 th minute when Ben Gallant was upended in the Bedfont penalty box and he dusted himself down and took the penalty, but was thwarted by the agility of Ross.
The visitors continued to press in the closing stages but could not muster a clear goal scoring opportunity and the Peacocks held on for a much needed three points.