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Sunday 02nd October 2016
Ground Hop Day sees Kempston Hammers Sports cause the shock of the day
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Shefford Town & Campton now head the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following their 3-1 home win over Wootton Blue Cross. Lewis Taylor netting twice and Andrew Hayday once against a lone reply from Scott Harvey. Whilst now in second spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who chalked up their third win on the bounce with a 6-1 victory at Kempston Rovers Development. Delroy Phillips with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Dan Green, Michael Stephenson, Courtney Boughton and Colby Smith against a lone Rovers reply via Harlem Sambu.
Elsewhere, Cranfield United netted their first win of the season with a 2-1 victory at Stevington. Martin Holland grabbing both goals against a home reply via Ben Walsh.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy 1st Round
The result of the round went to Flitwick Town who ran out 4-1 home winners over United Counties League side Potton United. Ollie Banfield with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Josh Reynolds and Will Scutt and joining the Town in the hat for the round two draw will be Wilstead and Sharnbrook. Wilstead having received a walkover due to Ampthill Town Reserves withdrawing from the competition and Sharnbrook after two goals from Jim Burnside took them to a 2-0 home win over Renhold United.
Alas five other Bedfordshire County League sides were to fall at the first hurdle. Caldecote with two goals from Adam Legate were leading 2-0 at Ampthill Town after an hour's play who were also down to 10 men before the Town staged a late fight back to win 3-2. Whilst Ickwell & Old Warden had only goals from Lee Threadgold and Ashley Drummond to show for their 5-2 defeat at The 61FC Luton and Sandy found a brace of goals from Jonnie Stratford was not enough to prevent them losing 4-2 at home to Biggleswade FC.
Elsewhere, AFC Oakley M&DH were beaten 1-0 at Bedford FC and Marston Shelton Rovers 7-0 at Totternhoe.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Crawley Green Reserves lead at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen league table is now down to goal difference only after they were held to a 1-1 draw at M&DH Clapham Sports. Sam Maddix netting for the home side and Calum Yates for the Green. Whilst for second place Meltis Albion it was a 3-1 home victory over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Dan Smith, Craig Damon and Alexis Kamenan all finding the back of the net against a lone Town reply from Simon Castle.
Now in third spot are Westoning who made it three wins on the bounce when running out 4-3 home winners over bottom of the table Cople & Bedford SA. Thomas Cooksley with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Rob Cooksley and Lewis Wilson against SA replies via Ollie Hughes, Daniel Collins and Ashlee Banton.
Elsewhere, Queens Park Crescents maintained their seasons unbeaten ways to climb into fourth place with a 6-3 home win over second from bottom of the table Old Bradwell United Reserves. Ayaz Hussain leading the way with a hat-trick, Daniel Rasol with a brace and a single strike from Shazad Sattar marking the home scoresheet against United replies via a penalty from Andy Sherratt plus strikes from Barry Rooney and Micah Jackson.
Missing the chance to climb into the top three were Henlow who before a Ground Hop crowd of 128 were held 3-3 at home by Ickleford. Luke Hills shooting them ahead in the 11th minute before in the last action of the opening half Paul Wright made it 2-0. The visitors via Nico Miceli pulled a goal back just three minutes in the second period but within two minutes Adam Walker had restored the home sides two goal advantage to make it 3-1 and that's the way it stay until the 73rd minute when Jacob Bussue struck for the visitors to make it 3-2 and set up a possible grandstand finish which first saw Richard Follano level matters seven minutes from time and then his brother Gabriel receive his second yellow card and the lonely walk back to the dressing rooms, but the visitors held firm until the final whistle some five minutes later to earn themselves a point to retain their seasons unbeaten away ways and put an end to Henlow's 100% record.
Now in sixth spot are Totternhoe Reserves who retained their seasons unbeaten ways when winning 3-2 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Jonny Clarke netting all three goals against home replies via Giovanni Moscaritoio and Kegan Roberts. Also enjoying life on the road were The 61FC Luton Reserves who claimed their first win of the season 4-3 at Elstow Abbey who were duly defeated for the first time this season. Lee Garner, Faycal Yattara, Abdullah Ahmed and Pat Doherty on the winners scoresheet against a Lucas Banton hat-trick in reply for the Abbey.
Ground Hop game number two of the day before a crowd of 93 was to bring about the shock result of the afternoon with hosts Kempston Hammers Sports running out 2-0 home winners over league leaders Wixams. Jimmy Grandidge the soul destroyer with goals in the 15th and 67th minute of the contest to gain revenge for the Hammers opening day 8-0 defeat on the 3G at Wixams.
Now in second spot are Atletico Europa who ran out 2-1 home winners over Houghton Athletic. Kane Alexander and Mo Banda netting the vital goals against a lone reply via Troy Walker. Losing out on that second spot were Lea Sports PSG who were held to a 1-1 draw at Sundon Park Rovers and now occupy third place. Joe Hennam netting for PSG and Jordan Holmes for the Rovers. Whilst up into fourth place are Riseley Sports the 4-3 winners at Potton Town. Josh Poole, Jack Healy, Jake Hislop plus an own goal marking their scoresheet against Town replies via James Pyman twice and Tom Pyman once.
Also enjoying life on the road to chalk up their first win of the season were AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves with a 4-2 victory over Caldecote Reserves. Kieran Langley with a brace plus strikes from Kade Walker and Dan Glos seeing their goals only replied to by Sean Bent and Jake Bruce for the home side. Whilst Cranfield United Reserves maintained their seasons 100% home record with a 3-2 win over Flitwick Town Reserves thanks to goals from Callum Riches, Jack Sharman-Dodd and Daniel McLaren.
Kempston Athletic now find themselves three points clear at the head of the division three standings after winning 6-2 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Josh St Clair Pierre with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Gary Whitbread, Danny Bibby, Luke Mongiovi and James Maxwell against two in reply from Town's Tristan Potkins. Now in second spot are Wilstead Reserves who won 2-0 at Sandy Albion thanks to goals from Liam Philps and Luke Pursey. Whilst dropping down into third place are Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who were beaten 1-0 at home by a Renhold United Reserves side winning for the first time this season thanks to a strike from Michael France.
Up into third spot are Bedford Albion who maintained their seasons 100% record with a 5-1 victory at Caldecote A. Dan Jeffries with a hat-trick plus an own goal and a strike from Simon Wade bringing up the nap hand against a lone home reply via Joe Rowley.
Elsewhere, the 5th Annual League Ground Hop Day came to an end at Wootton Village when before a crowd of 131 the hosts shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with White Eagles. Adam Flynn shooting the Village ahead in the 49th minute only to see Rafae Cygan level matters just six minutes later but when Jason Churchman-Hall headed the Village back in front 11 minutes from time they looked set for their first win of the season. Alas for the Village the Eagles were still flying and with just four minutes left Marcin Ptak levelled matters at 2-2 to give them the point that would take them up into sixth place in the table and leave their hosts on the bottom of the standings and now the only side in the division without a win this season.
CS Rovers lead at the head of the division four league table is now up to four points after they won 3-2 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Tom Taylor netting twice and Ruairl Griffin once against home replies via Niko Stanchev and Chris Allan. Whilst for second place Dinamo Flitwick it was just a share of the spoils after being held to a 3-3 home draw by Henlow Reserves. Dale Goldie netting twice and Rhys Hughes once against Henlow replies via an own goal plus strikes from Sam Crow and Ross Irving.
There was also a sharing of the points for third place Harlington who were held to a 4-4 home draw by Sandy Reserves. Ryan Martin with a brace plus goals from Sikdar Subahan and Joe Cullen marking the home scoresheet against Sandy replies via Liam Brophy twice plus Aidan London and John Joe Pekszyc.
Elsewhere, there were first wins of the season for Flitwick Town A and Stevington Reserves. Town the 4-1 winners at Clifton where Mitch Walker with a brace was joined on the scoresheet by Jamie Dimery and Dan Parker against a lone reply from Gavin Stackeman and Stevington with two goals from Aaron Fletcher and one from Cameron Cain the 3-2 home winners over Lidlington United Sports whose replies came via Alex Roberts and John Webber.
The Next 7 Days
Saturday 8th October 2016.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH v Cranfield United
Caldecote v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College
Flitwick Town v Shefford Town & Campton
Ickwell & Old Warden v Renhold United
Kempston Rovers Development v Ampthill Town Reserves
Marston Shelton Rovers v Wootton Blue Cross
Sandy v Wilstead
Stevington v Sharnbrook
League leaders Shefford Town & Campton face a stiff task at fifth place and still 100% at home Flitwick Town.
Second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College look for win number 4 on the bounce at still 100% at home Caldecote.
Third place AFC Oakley M&DH look for win number four on the bounce at home to Cranfield United.
Can bottom of the table Sandy cause a shock at home to fourth place Wilstead who look for their fourth away win on the bounce.
Will Marston Shelton Rovers allow their landlords Wootton Blue Cross to use the home dressing room when they clash at Weston Park seeking their first win of the season.
Ickwell & Old Warden look to end a two game losing home run against Renhold United who have not lost since the opening day of the season.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Crawley Green Reserves v Cople & Bedford SA
Elstow Abbey v M&DH Clapham Sports
Henlow v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves
Ickleford v Totternhoe Reserves
Meltis Albion v The 61 FC Luton Reserves
Old Bradwell United Reserves v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves
Westoning v Queens Park Crescents
Unbeaten league leaders Crawley Green Reserves will be expected to claim maximum points at home against bottom of the table Cople & Bedford SA.
Second place Meltis Albion seek to maintain their unbeaten ways at home to The 61FC Luton Reserves.
Greenfield Road stages the match of the day when 100% at home and third place Westoning host the unbeaten fourth place Queens Park Crescents.
Totternoe Reserves look to maintain their unbeaten ways at Ickleford who will be looking for their first win of the season.
Henlow also defend their seasons unbeaten ways at home to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.
The Old Bradwell United Resrves v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves clash sees them both looking for their first win of the season.
Cranfield United Reserves v Sundon Park Rovers
Houghton Athletic v Flitwick Town Reserves
Lea Sports PSG v Atletico Europa
Potton Town v Caldecote Reserves
Riseley Sports v Kempston Hammers Sports
Wixams v AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves
League leaders Wixams look to return to winning ways at home to AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves.
Its a third place ( Lea Sports PSG) v second place Atletico Europa clash at Walnut Tree Road.
Can Kempston Hammers claim their first away point/points of the season at Gold Street against fourth place Riseley Sports.
Fifth place Cranfield United Reserves look to maintain their 100% home record when visited by bottom of the table Sundon Park Rovers.
Derby action at Mill Lane sees visitors Caldecote Reserves in search of their first away points of the season against the hosting Potton Town now on a two game losing run.
Bedford Albion v Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves
Kempston Athletic v AFC Dunton
Renhold United Reserves v Shefford Town & Campton A
Sandy Albion v Caldecote A
Wilstead Reserves v Wootton Village
League Leaders Kempston Athletic will be expected to win at home when visited by AFC Dunton who will be seeking their first away point/points of the season.
100% at home second place Wilstead face bottom of the table Wootton Village who will be seeking their first win of the season.
Match of the day sees third place and still 100% Bedford Albion host fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.
It's Derby action at Sunderland Road between Sandy Albion and Caldecote A.
CS Rovers v Flitwick Town A
Clifton v Sandy Reserves
Dinamo Flitwick v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A
Harlington v Henlow Reserves
Lidlington United Sports v Stevington Reserves
Home wins look on the cards for league leaders CS Rovers at home to Flitwick Town A and second place Dinamo Flitwick at home to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.
Match of the day sees third place and still unbeaten Harlington host four place and still unbeaten on the road Henlow Reserves.
Bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports seek their first point/points of the season at home to second from bottom of the table Stevington Reserves who search for their first away point/points of the season.
Clifton seek their first home point/points of the season against still unbeaten on the road Sandy Reserves.