Aylesbury FC manager Craig Faulconbridge will be hoping competitive matches bring the best out in his team after the Moles lost for the fifth time in seven pre-season matches when they travelled to Bedworth on Saturday.
FC travelled to Warwickshire for the match against their old Southern League Midland rivals, who now reside in the Premier Division.
FC were shocked very early on as a Bedworth striker crashed the ball against the bar with the shot flying away to safety, writes Kurtis Walker.
A few minutes later and the home team had a goal disallowed. With this pressure a goal seemed inevitable. It was the away team which went on the attack. FC wanted to show their prowess as an attacking force when Jerome Federico almost put Brian Haule through.
The striker was unable to capitalise and the chance went begging. That opener wasn’t too far away. David Blenkinsop was given a clear run on goal, taking the ball around the keeper and despite the best efforts of the FC defence, a goal could not be prevented.
On 35 minutes Bedworth increased their lead. FC failed to clear their lines and Ben Steane followed up with an impressive shot which left the keeper with little chance.
There were no more goals in the game as each manager shuffled formations while there was another debut for former fans’ favourite Gareth Price who has returned to the club.
The Moles play their final home game of the pre-season against Maidenhead United on Tuesday night.