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Sunday 20th August 2017
Flitwick Town begin their title defence with a victory.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Flitwick Town begun their defence of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform title by running out 3-1 home winners over AFC Oakley M&DH. Daniel Stafford netting twice and Ben Lee-Phillps once against a lone reply from David Mulvihill.

However, the biggest win of the day belonged to Shefford Town & Campton with an 8-0 home win over Kempston Rovers Development. Jim Burnside and Lewis Taylor both scoring four times each. Also netting eight goals were Wootton Blue Cross in an 8-3 home win over Ickwell & Old Warden. Robbie Odell leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by braces from Chris Butler and Sam Halfpenny plus a singe strike from Antony Wright. The visitors replying via a Marko Tobdzic brace and a single strike from Kade Walker.

There were mixture fortunes on the opening day of the season for the two promoted clubs. Crawley Green Reserves running out 5-0 winners at Wilstead with goals from a Callum Yates penalty plus strikes from Temitayo Akerele, Dominic Fraser, Sadiq Thompson and Dominic Horne to bring up the nap hand but for Queens Park Crescents it was a 1-4 home defeat at the hands of AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Dan Green netting twice alongside single strikes from Ollie Watton and Delroy Phillps for the Town against a lone home reply from Glen Tumulty.

There were also opening day wins for both Caldecote and Marston Shelton Rovers. Tom Wallace netting the lone goal to take Caldecote to a 1-0 home win over Renhold United whilst the Rovers won 3-2 at Cranfield United. Sam Abbott, Luke Clifford and Wes Burrows netting the Rovers goals against a brace in reply from United's Adam Hulkes.

Division One supported by O'Neills.
The Division One supported by O'Neills season was to get underway with just a programme of three games and claiming the biggest win over the day were Sandy with a 6-0 victory at Meltis Albion. Matt Johnson with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by David Smith who netted twice and Charlie Richardson who netted once.

Whilst for league newcomers Biggleswade FC Reserves it was a share of the spoils from a 5-5 home draw against The 61FC Luton Reserves. Erhan Nurettin with a brace joined on the home scoresheet by Cameron Harris, Adam Randall and Gianni Battezzato to bring up the nap hand against 61 replies via Desajado De Siva four times and Jason Webster once.

The third game seeing a brace of goals from Joe Hennem give Lea Sports PSG a 2-0 home victory over Wixams.

Division Two

Bedford Albion were to start life in Division Two with a resounding 7-1 away victory at league newcomers Wixams Wanderers. Paul Babbington and Adam Lewis both netting brace to go alongside an own goal plus single strikes from Craig Ford and Jamie Henson. The lone Wanderers reply coming from Ben Holmes. Whilst for Renhold United Reserves it was a 6-4 home victory over another of this seasons newcomers Luton Leagrave. Michael France leading the way with four goals and joined on the United scoresheet by single strikes from Justin Ludman and Hayden Shipp. The visitors replies being netted by Paul Relihan, Darrel Mills, Hartley Coleman and Daniel Leighton.

The third club to collect three points were CS Rovers who were duly awarded them when AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves failed to raise a side to make the trip to Luton.

The other three games in this division finishing all square. For Houghton Athletic it was a 3-3 home draw against Wilstead Reserves with the Athletic goals coming from Leon Delarise, Nadir Sabil and Jordan Thomas against Wilstead replies via Rob Lilley, Robert Booth and Dale Clegg. Whilst for Atletico Europa it was a 2-2 home draw against Caldecote Reserves. Ishmael George bagging both goals against an own goal plus a strike from Chris Lamb marking the Caldecote scoresheet. Plus it was a share of the spoils for Sundon Park Rovers and Westoning in a 1-1 draw. Chris Hemmings shooting Westoning ahead before Ethan Tenn levelled matters for the Rovers 10 minutes from time.

Division Three

The biggest win of the day in Division Three belonged to league newcomers Black Swan ( Luton ) who were 7-0 home winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A with seven different goalscorers in Matt Byrne, Joe Grossi, Callum Wilson, Danny McGroven, Corey Richards, Freddie Bowman and Callum Green.

There was also a opening day win for fellow newcomers Bedford Albion Reserves who ran out 3-0 home winners over Stevington Reserves thanks to a brace of goals from Josh Emmerton plus a strike from Matt Phelan.

Also enjoying the opening day were Sandy Reserves the 4-1 home winners over Wootton Village. Lucian Calugarita with a brace joined on the home scoresheet by Aiden London and Marcus Ingham against a lone Village reply via Jason Churchman Hall.

The remaining two games going the way of the visitors. Carl Pearson netting twice to take Lidlington United Sports to a 2-0 win at Shefford Town & Campton A whilst Flitwick Town A won 3-1 at White Eagles. Joe Kwarcinski, David Lyons and Luke Snapes netting for the Town against a lone Eagles reply from Bartesz Pietraszzewski.

Next Weekends Fixtures Saturday 26th August 2017

Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Cranfield United v Crawley Green Reserves

Flitwick Town v Caldecote

Kempston Rovers Development v AFC Oakley M&DH

Renhold United v Marston Shelton Rovers

Shefford Town & Campton v Stevington

Wilstead v Ickwell & Old Warden

Wootton Blue Cross v Queens Park Crescents

Division One supported by O Neills

Biggleswade FC Reserves v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves

Meltis Albion v Henlow

Sandy v Riseley Sports

Shefford Town & Campton Reserves v Cranfield United Reserves . Midday Kick Off.

The 61 FC Luton Reserves v Flitwick Town Reserves

Wixams v M&DH Clapham Sports

Division Two

Atletico Europa v Sundon Park Rovers

Bedford Albion v Renhold United Reserves

Houghton Athletic v Wixams Wanderers

Luton Leagrave v CS Rovers

Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves v Wilstead Reserves

Westoning v Henlow Reserves

Division Three

AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A v Sandy Reserves

Flitwick Town A v Dinamo Flitwick

Harlington v White Eagles

Kempston Athletic v Clifton

Stevington Reserves v Shefford Town & Campton A

Wootton Village v Bedford Albion Reserves
20/08/2017
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