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Sunday 05th March 2017
Cranfield United & Renhold United Reserves fall at the 1st Hurdle in defending their crowns
Britannia Cup 1st Round
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College warmed up for their forth-coming Mid-week Beds FA Senior Trophy final appearance by making round two of the Britannia Cup, winning a 5-4 penalty shoot-out over league leaders Flitwick Town after 90 minutes play had saw the sides deadlocked at 3-3. Dan Stafford with a brace plus Jim lewis netting for the home side against College boys replies via Courtney Broughton, Delroy Phillips and Mark Stephenson.
For Renhold United it was a 4-3 home victory over Stevington thanks to goals from Ben Brown, Travis Joseph, Fernando Reis and Shay Fenton against Stevington replies via James Bourke, Jordan Wright and Kieran Souter. Whilst the local derby action on the Green was to go the way of the visitors Caldecote 2-1 over Ickwell & Old Warden. Ali Mokbul and Jack Boyd hitting the winners goals against a lone reply from Kaylan Wilson.
Also enjoying life on the road were Wootton Blue Cross the 2-0 winners at Sandy. James Lovell and Scott Gadsden netting the goals.
The two other scheduled games fell victim to waterlogged pitches. Cranfield United v Marston Shelton Rovers now trying again this coming Wednesday March 8th and Ampthill Town Reserves will now host Kempston Rovers Development on Wednesday 15th March.
Centenary Cup 1st Round.
With AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College granted a place in round two following the withdrawal from the league of Westoning last month, today saw just Totternhoe Reserves join them in round two after Meltis Albion failed to raise a side to meet them at Dunstable Road. The Albion at the same time giving notice to the league that they are to fold with immediate effect due to the lack of commitment from their players. Whilst the other three scheduled ties, Cople & Bedford SA v M&DH Clapham Sports ; Crawley Green Reserves v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves and Old Bradwell United Reserves v Queens Park Crescents all fell victim to waterlogged pitches.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
The lone game of the day was to take Henlow to a 7-1 victory at Elstow Abbey. Paul Wright and Luke Hills both netting hat-tricks alongside a single strike from Charlie Wilson against a lone Abbey reply from Antony Sammut.
Jubilee Cup 1st Round
The biggest win of the day was to go the way of Harlington with a 4-1 home victory over Henlow Reserves. Liam John with a brace plus Farrell Whitman and Shea Gentle-King netting the goals against a lone reply via Matthew Rumbelow. Also netting four times were CS Rovers in their 4-2 home win over Caldecote A. Connor Darocha netting three times and Luke Roddy once against Caldecote replies via Neil Giles and Jamie Saunderson.
For Riseley Sports it was a 2-0 home win over Cranfield United Reserves thanks to strikes from Adam Poole and Jack Healy. Whilst winning by the same 2-0 scoreline at Lea Sports PSG were Wixams where Gareth White netted both goals.
Also enjoying life on the road were Flitwick Town Reserves the 1-0 winners at Houghton Athletic, all thanks to a goal from Dan Abberley.
The remaining three ties all going to a penalty shoot-out. Sundon Park Rovers the 3-2 shoot-out winners at home to Caldecote Reserves after 90 minutes play had saw the sides deadlocked at 0-0. Whilst also enjoying a home 5-3 shoot-out win were Athletic Europa over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A after the sides were deadlock at 2-2. Paddy Alemanji on the scoresheet twice for Europa against Town replies via.Farid Mirzai and Mark Allen in the opening 90 mnutes.
Yet bucking the trend were Wilstead Reserves who emerged the 4-1 spot kick winners at Potton Town after 90 minutes had seen the sides level at 1-1. Luke Pursey the Wilstead scorer in normal time.
Watson Shield Round One
AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves will now face a trip to White Eagles in round two after winning 3-0 at Bedfordshire Saturday Youth League side Barton Rovers Under 18's thanks to goals from Justin Muircroft, Sam Leeson and Kevin Evans. Whilst Wotton Village will be on the road again in round two to Stevington Reserves after winning 4-3 at Clifton. Adam Flynn netting all four goals against home replies via Cameron Lewis, Charlie Watson and Jonny Cole.
Joining them in round two will be Sandy Reserves who were granted a walkover over BSYL side Dunstable Town Under 18's and will now host Shefford Town & Campton A who ran out 3-1 home winners over Flitwick Town A thanks to a hat-trick from Michael Castle against a lone reply from Stuart Kemp. Postmatch Note: On their own admittance Shefford played two players who were not eligible to take part and subject to ratification the tie will now be awarded to Flitwick Town A.
Watson Shield Round Two
Leading the way in round two were BSYL side Delapre Dragons U18's who ran out 9-2 home winners over Kempston Athletic. Owen Coles and Connor Fitzpatrick both hitting hat-tricks and joined on the scoresheet by Will Burrows, Matt Turner and Obard Shedrack against two in reply from Josh St Clair Pierre.
Another BSYL side enjoying a home win were Woodside FC Under 18's the 4-2 winners over Renhold United Reserves. Luke Williams, Alex Pearce, Sam Blackwood and Owen Claridge netting the goals against a brace in reply from United's Michael France.
For Sandy Albion it was a 7-0 away victory at Dinamo Flitwick. Jack Willis and Daniel Bailey both netting twice alongside an own goal plus strikes from Liam Brophy and Jonnie Stratford. Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves were the 5-1 winners at Bedford Albion. Dale Malciw and Harry Baker with braces joined on the scoresheet by Gary Russon to bring up the nap hand against a lone Albion reply via Paul Babbington.
The Totternhoe Under 18 v Lidlington United Sports game called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The Next 7 days
Wednesday 8th March 2017.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Final @ Kempston Rovers Kick Off 7.30pm
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College v The 61FC Luton.
Britannia Cup 1st Round
Cranfield United v Marston Shelton Rovers. 7.30pm
Saturday 11th March 2017.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform.
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College v Ickwell & Old Warden
Ampthill Town Reserves v Caldecote
Flitwick Town v Cranfield United
Sandy v Marston Shelton Rovers
Shefford Town & Campton v Renhold United
Stevington v Kempston Rovers Development
Wootton Blue Cross v Sharnbrook
Following two straight home defeats AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College look to repair the damage against Ickwell & Old Warden.
Ampthill Town Reserves look to end a eight game losing run when playing hosts to Caldecote who are now unbeaten in their last six starts.
Flitwick Town look for win number three on the bounce against Cranfield United.
Sandy look for win number one of the season against Marston Shelton Rovers.
Shefford Town & Campton look to maintain their winning home ways against Renhold United.
Stevington look for win number six on the bounce against Kempston Rovers Development.
Wootton Blue Cross look to take their unbeaten ways up to five games against Sharnbrook.
Britannia Cup 1st Round
Wilstead v AFC Oakley M&DH
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Cople & Bedford SA v Totternhoe Reserves
Henlow v Crawley Green Reserves
M&DH Clapham Sports v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves
Old Bradwell United Reserves v The 61 FC Luton Reserves
Shefford Town & Campton Reserves v Queens Park Crescents
Cople & Bedford SA unbeaten in their last three home starts entertain Totternhoe Reserves unbeaten in their last seven starts.
Henlow look to take their unbeaten home ways up to five games against Crawley Green Reserves.
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves look for away win number four on the bounce at M&DH Clapham Sports.
Old Bradwell United Reserves look for home win number one of the season against The 61 FC Luton Reserves winners of their last three games.
Shefford Town & Campton Reserves winners of their last four games host the unbeaten away from home league leaders Queens Park Crescents.
AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves v Sundon Park Rovers
Cranfield United Reserves v Atletico Europa
Houghton Athletic v Riseley Sports
Lea Sports PSG v Flitwick Town Reserves
Wixams v Caldecote Reserves
AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves look to take their unbeaten ways up to five games against Sundon Park Rovers.
Cranfield United Reserves look to maintain their 100% seasons home record against Atletico Europa.
Riseley Sports look to keep their 100% seasons away record going at Houghton Athletic.
Lea Sports PSG still unbeaten at home this season host Flitwick Town Reserves who are unbeaten in their last five outings.
League Leaders Wixams host the yet to win away Caldecote Reserves.
Caldecote A v Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves
Kempston Athletic v Wootton Village
Renhold United Reserves v Wilstead Reserves.
Sandy Albion v Bedford Albion
Caldecote A following two straight defeats look to return to winning ways against Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.
The unbeaten at home Kempston Athletic play hosts to the yet to win away Wootton Village.
Renhold United Reserves look to take their unbeaten ways up to 10 games against Wilstead Reserves.
Bedford Albion seek to take their unbeaten ways up to nine games at Sandy Albion who are now unbeaten in their last four starts.
Flitwick Town A v Clifton
Henlow Reserves v Dinamo Flitwick
Lidlington United Sports v CS Rovers
Stevington Reserves v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A
Flitwick Town A hosts the 100% away from home Clifton.
Henlow Reserves look to keep their title hopes alive against the visiting Dinamo Flitwick.
The unbeaten away from home and league leaders CS Rovers travel to face bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports.
Both Stevington Reserves and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A seek their third win on the bounce when they go head to head at Stevington.
Please note these fixtures may be subject to change following the postponement of yesterdays league cup games. Any changes will be posted to website www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk by 7pm Monday evening.