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The Friday Bulletin
Tomorrow's action in The Premier Division Supported By Sportsform is restricted to just three games due to the playing of the Second Round Of The Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy but one of the six clubs in action are league leaders Caldecote at Harvey Close against a Wilshamstead side that they beat just last weekend on their own patch and one would expect them to achieve a quick seasons double and extend their lead at the head of the table.

Of the other two games, its local derby action on The Green where Ickwell & Old Warden host Blunham whilst Meltis Corinthians place their seasons unbeaten league record on the line at Groveside where they travel to for a meeting with a yet to win at home this season Henlow.

In those Bedfordshire FA Second Round Senior Trophy games many eyes will be focused on the clash at Hillgrounds where AFC Kempston Rovers of the United Counties Football League entertain AFC Kempston Town, whilst another Bedfordshire Football League club hitting the road are Campton who make the short journey to face Molten South Midlands League outfit Ampthill Town.

For three other clubs its home ties against Molten South Midlands League opposition, Sharnbrook at Lodge Road hosting current Trophy holders AFC Dunstable, Renhold United entertaining The 61FC Luton at their Playing Fields Headquarters whilst Brache Sparta are the visitors to Oakley Sports.

For those who wish to watch a all Bedfordshire Football League affair then off to Gold Street you must go for the Riseley Sports v Bedford Sports Athletic game.

The stand out games in the lower divisons are at Culter Hammer in Division One where Kempston Hammers Sports host Campton Reserves, in Division Two where league leaders Blunham Reserves travel to face Marston Shelton Rovers and the Division Three clash at Arlesey Recreation Ground where Three Tuns Galacticos host Leighton United.

A full preview of all tomorrow's games can be found in the report posted in the Weekly Reports Section of this site last Sunday November 16th whilst all tomorrow's results and updated league tables should be on site by 6pm with our normal Headliner Report in this News Section by 7pm.
21/11/2008
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East Beds Junior Charity Cup, Caldecote Reserves 2 Gamlingay 3
Caldecote Reserves were tonight to bow out of this seasons East Beds Junior Charity Cup when beaten 3-2 by Gamlingay, in a game played at Biggleswade Town's Carlsberg Stadium, before the game commenced both sides plus the 51crowd stood in silence for a minute in memory of John Allen, the Bedfordshire Football League Results Secretary who passed away on Tuesday, but once the action got underway it was Gamlingay's Phil Tipping who gave his side the lead in the nineteenth minute until Elliot Brooker levelled matters just seven minutes before the break.

A Kenny Titmuss goal three minutes into the new period restored Gamlingay's lead and thats the way it stayed until with just seventeen minutes to play Glen Renforth drew Caldecote level again from the penalty spot, but it was not to be their night has Titmuss netted Gamlingay's winner three minutes from time to take his side into the Semi-final.
20/11/2008
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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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