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Saturday 6th January 2007
Only Five Games Beat The Rain
Waterlogged pitches at all of the scheduled five McGirls Money Manangement Supported Premier Division games ensured their was to be a blank Saturday in the top flight of The Bedfordshire League, plus Oakley Sports journey to face AFC Dunstable in The Quarter Final of The Bedfordshire Senior Trophy was likewise postponed when their Molten Sparten South Midlands League opponents pitch also failed to beat the rain.

But their was action to be found in The Sportsform Supported Division One, where two games beat the weather, at Miller Road, League Leaders Meltis Corinthians were to drop their first point of the season when held to a 1-1 draw by Campton Reserves, who thus extended their own current unbeaten run to six games, after Marcus Ashby had missed a first half penalty for the home side they appeared to be on their way to win number fourteen in a row after Michael Beard had given them the lead ten mintes from time until Wayne Goldsmith popped up with Campton's equailzer five minutes later to give them a share of the spoils.

The other game was to see two goals from James Grandidge give Reddings Wood a 2-0 victory at bottom club Meppershall Jurassic to bring up a six game unbeaten run and lift them into third spot in the league table.

In Division Two there was slighty more action with four games getting underway only for referee Tony Beal to call a halt to the Mulberry Bush v Meppershall Jurassic Reserves game at half-time when the visitors were leading 9-0, with four goals from Dave Readman, two goals each for Jamie McGregror and Jason Rust plus a strike from Dan Taylor and if that was not upsetting enough for The Juraasic Boys, then the news of league leaders Great Barford 1-3 home defeat by Potton Wanderers added salt to the wounds has barring a miraculous Mulberry Bush second half comeback the three points they would have collected would have taken them to the top of the league, Barford with a goal from Murray Windram lead 1-0 at half-time until strikes from Paul Chamberlain. Gavin Acton and Michael Gwilliam returned The Wanderers to winning ways after two straight defeats.

In the other two games to finish Blunham Reserves preserved their 100% seasons away record and extended their current unbeaten run to six games with a 6-2 win at Russell Park United, Zak Henry with a hattrick doing the main damage supported by single strikes from Carl Page, Ian Perkins and Chris Lane, to replies from United's Aaron Lea and Gary Higgins, plus Sandy Reserves maintained their seasons unbeaten away record with a 4-0 win at second from bottom Twinwoods Thistle who were going down for the eighth consecutive time, Ian Jakes netting twice alongside goals from Lee Threadgold and Martin Cull for Sandy.

In Division Three, just one game was to beat the elements at Clifton where the home side were beaten for a third time in so many games when defeated by second from bottom Flitwick Town Reserves, the visitors with goals from Steve Howarth and James Taylor lead 2-0 until strikes from Harry Fisher plus Mark Gearing drew the home side level until Town's Dean Conway netted the winner five minutes from time.
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