Bedfordshire County Football League

The Home of Football in Bedfordshire

John Allen 1940-2008
It is with deep regret and great sadness that we report the death of The Bedfordshire Football League's Results Secetary John Allen who died yesterday Tuesday November 18th in Bedford Hospital following a short illness.

John begun his love of football and his career at Elstow Abbey School which continued with him signing for Ickwell & Old Warden has their goalkeeper until he moved on to play for Bedford Avenue FC before at the age of twenty-four he joined Haynes FC where he played until reaching the age of fifty in 1990.

During his time at Haynes FC, John was also their club secretary in addition to finding time not only to manage their Under14 and Under16 sides but also hold the same post with Ampthill FC Under 18 side.

John also played Sunday League football with Bedford Conservative Club, Houghton Conquest and Maulden FC.

He was elected to the Bedford & District Football League Management Committee in 1994 and elected Results Secretary in 1996, a post he held with the now renamed Bedfordshire Football League until his sad passing yesterday afternoon.

Our thoughts and sympathy at this time are with his wife Veronica and all his family.
19/11/2008
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Adjustments Now Made To Division Two And Division Three Tables
Both Meppershall Jurassic and Three Tuns Galacticos have been found guilty and fined by The Bedfordshire FA for using an ineligible player, Division Two, Jurrasic in playing Daniel Taylor in their 6-1 win at Meltis Corinthians Reserves on September 13th and Division Three, Three Tuns Galacticos in playing Moni Nsiawete in their 8-0 home win over Kempston Athletic on October 11th.

Both these cases then being refered back to The Bedfordshire Football League Management Meeting on November 6th, where with all the full evidence to hand it was decided both these games should be declared null and void and replayed at a later date during the season.

The Bedfordshire FA at the same meeting also fined Potton Wanderers and Saffon FC after finding them both guity of causing their Division Two game on September 13th to be abandoned due to improper behaviour of both sets of players, again this matter was refer back to The Bedfordshire Football League Management Meeting on November 6th, where the league decided to deduct 2points from each of the clubs seasons total and order the game not to be replayed.

Has a result of these decisions the necessary adjustments to the records of these clubs have now been made to the league tables.

An addition adjustment to the Division Three table, following Sandy A non-fulfilment of their game against Meppershall AFC on 11th October now shows the match points awarded to Meppershall AFC with a 0-0 scoreline.
18/11/2008
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Change Of Venue For Wilshamstead Reserves This Coming Weekend
This coming weekends Division Three game Wilshamstead Reserves v Meppershall AFC will now be played at Hillgrounds, Pitch 1 and not at Wilshamstead normal ground Jubilee Playing Fields due to the recent wet weather.
17/11/2008
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Bedfordshire FA Inter-League Centenary Cup Game Delayed
With the opening round game Leighton & District Sunday League v North Home Counties Sunday Football League still yet to be arranged, The Bedfordshire Football League Second Round game against the winners which was expected to take place this month now seems likely to be delayed until The New Year.
17/11/2008
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