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Elstow Abbey and Cranfield United Reserves both claim league crowns. 18th April 2012

Division One

Ickwell & Old Warden took another step towards the division one crown by claiming their tenth win on the bounce with a 2-0 victory at Caldecote Reserves. Steve Thomas and Andrew Vallom netting the goals that sent their hosts to their fifth consecutive home defeat.

Division Two

Elstow Abbey are the 2011-12 season division two champions after they retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 1-0 home win over Pavenham all thanks to a 72nd minute penalty from Travis Joseph, plus the fact that second place AFC Turvey were beaten 2-0 at Queens Park Crescents.Jatinder Bhangle and Meharban Hussain netting the goals to give The Crescents their first home win in five outings.

For Marabese Ceramics, it was a 5-4 away win at M & DH Oakley. Lewis Littlechild netting twice alongside single goals for Ricky Bruniges, Lou Marabese and Romano Marabese. Whilst despite a goal from Amit Patel, Potton United Reserves were beaten for the first time in four home outings when defeated 3-1 by Sundon Park Rangers who now move up into fifth place in the league table. Andrew Fox netting twice and Matthew Conway once to do the damage.

Division Three

Cranfield United Reserves are the 2011-12 season division three champions following their 4-0 home win over Royal Oak Kempston, Jim Armstrong, Dan Cockerton, Stuart Pearce and Josh Whetmore netting the goals to do the damage.

Having lost their last four outings Wilshamstead Reserves returned to form with a bang via a 8-0 home win over Riseley Sports, Liam Philip leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by single strikes from Harry Baker, John Steele, Chris McGurn, Jay Hall and Matt Johnson.

Elsewhere, Sundon Park Rangers Colts netted their fifth away win on the bounce with a 3-0 victory over Sundon Park Rangers Colts. Michael Brunton opening the scoring after 33 minutes before a brace of goals in the second half from Kevin Hilton added to the total.

Division Four

Bedford Park Rangers claimed their eighth win on the bounce and took a massive step forward to the division four league crown with a 5-4 home victory over second place Marsh Leys who not only lost their seasons unbeaten away ways but were defeated for the first time in 16outings. Martin Danobrega with a hat-trick plus George Pinney and Shaun Finlay on the Rangers scoresheet against replies from Alex Clipson twice plus David Powell and Ashley Tracey.

For third place Thurleigh, it was a 4-2 home win over Badford Panthers. Josh Pierre St Claire and Steve Pledge both netting twice against replies from Guldeep Dosanth and Gary Philpson.



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FA press release in making an award to The Bedfordshire County Football League.
Respect & Fair Play Awards 2011/2012

I am pleased to inform you that following a nomination by your County FA your league has been recognised as one of the best in the County for its support of the Respect programme and the quality of the experience that you offer to participants. Your league will therefore receive the FAâs Bronze level accreditation.

Within the next week you will receive a letter of thanks from The FA and a small Respect gift in recognition of the work that you do in grassroots football.

By achieving bronze status you will also receive £100.00 off of your affiliation fee for next season and 5 Respect Umbro balls (to be delivered in June 2012). You are also entitled to use the unique FAâs Respect Bronze level logo to use in the promotion of your league. This is attached.

May I take this opportunity to congratulate you on this achievement.


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Caldecote make Biggleswade KO Cup Final. Tuesday 17th April 2012.
Caldecote will now face Ampthill Town Reserves in the final of this seasons Biggleswade Knock-Out Cup following their home penalty shoot-out win over Dunton. It was the visitors who took the lead via Liam Brophy in the 18th minute before Tom Cookman levelled matters four minutes later to complete the scoring in normal time and take the tie into a penalty shoot-out. Caldecote holding their nerve to win 5-4 thanks to successful kicks from Tom Cookman, Danny Lane, Paul Gower, Nick Randell and David Lenton against replies from Barry Emery, Daniel Whitten, Barry Morris and Tom McGhee.
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Bedford Panthers Watson Shield charge not proven.
Tonight's hearing of Thurleigh's protest that Bedford Panthers had played an ineligible player against them in their tie on March 10th 2012 was not proven.

Thus subject to no appeal against this decision Bedford Panthers will now travel and play Goldington in a Semi-final tie this coming weekend Saturday 21st April 2012 kick off 2.30pm.

The winners will then face Bedford Park Rangers in the final on Friday 27th April 2012 at Cranfield United FC kick off 7.30pm.
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