Bedford Town, who play in the Evo-Stik League South East were technically the underdogs, playing in a lower division, but, as is so often the case in cup-ties, that seniority counted for little.
Bedford opened the scoring when full-back Ben Sawyer moved towards the Dunstable goal, slipping a measured pass to Brad Woods-Garness who finished with accuracy. Sawyer then followed up with a shot of his own, which was well held by Will Henry, who was making his home debut.
Dunstable began to exert some pressure which culminated in two goals in as many minutes. Both were converted by Arel Amu. A cleared corner from Dunstable was knocked up field but Dunstable skipper John Sonuga sent forward a defence splitting pass that found its way to Amu who was delighted to draw his side level with a fine finish. His delight was compounded just a minute later when he put Dunstable ahead.
Bedford began the second half brighter and had a header just over the bar and then Ryan Auger came close to equalising. On the hour mark Woods-Garness grabbed the equaliser, who then went on to complete his hat-trick eight minutes later. He was helped a little when Daniel Trif’s clearance hit a colleague and Woods-Garness capitalised on the misfortune.
Dunstable bowed out of the Beds Senior Cup, but with the definite belief that their first victory is getting closer.