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Eagles Lose Top Scorer to Histon

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Lee Bearman, manager of Calor League Southern Premier Division club Bedford Town, admits to having had better weeks in football!

Bearman explains: “I’ve had better weeks! Firstly on Tuesday St Neots Town equalise in the 96th minute to snatch a 2-2 draw, and the next day travellers set up at our ground, break in and cause thousands of pounds worth of damage, And then to top it off, our captain and top scorer Andrew Phillips decides to leave for Skrill North side Histon.

“The Phillips loss is disappointing as Histon don’t play on Saturday and don’t have a midweek game so I asked Andrew to play today to give me time to get someone in and he agreed but Histon put pressure on him not to.

“They signed a couple of our players from last season and now Phillips. It`s nice to see players step up a division and I wish him all the best. At the moment Histon can still offer Conference football which was the only factor in his leaving.

“Hitchin Town and Kettering Town had been in for him recently and offered more money but it was the level of football that turned his head and I can’t blame him for that.”

Phillips made 118 appearances for the Eagles before breaking his leg against Stourbridge in 2009. He always said he would come back and after a long recovery he returned by playing in the UCL for AFC Kempston Rovers last season.

He returned to full fitness towards the start of this season and notched ten goals in sixteen games prior to his move to the Glassworld Stadium.


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