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Sunday 6th May 2007
Meltis Corinthians And Ickwell Claim Title Wins
The final weeks action in this seasons McGirls Money Management Supported Premier Division saw AFC Kempston Town claim this seasons runners-up spot with a 3-0 home win over Campton thanks to a brace of goals by Lyndon Ingerson from the penalty spot and a late strike from Jason Simmons, elsewhere Sandy after losing 2-0 away at Ickwell & Old Warden in midweek for whom Danny Fox and Zak Rowe struck second half goals ensured themselves of a top five finish at the weekend with a 5-1 home win over the already relegated Bedford SA, Gary Fil on the scoresheet twice alongside goals for William Sells, John Fediw and Paul Bloss., with Richard Ambler replying for The Army Boys.
Meanwhile Luton Borough ended their seasons home campaign by sending Turvey to their tenth consecutive defeat with a 3-1 win, Dannell Smith, Terry Billy and Raymond Akender on the mark for The Borough against a lone reply from Craig Richards, whilst Caldecote finishing their season with a midweek 2-1 away win at Sharnbrook, normal goalkeeper Vinny Gonovi having a game has a outfield player netting from the penalty spot and Darren Waddington adding their second goal against a home reply from Ben Singleton.
Meltis Corinthians are the new Sportsform Supported Division One Champions clinching the title with a midweek 3-2 away win at AFC Kempston Town Reserves thanks to a brace of goals from Justin Patterson and a penalty from Michael Bread against home replies from Edward L'erario and Lee Leonard before they ended their campaign by putting paid to runners-up Woburn unbeaten home record with a 5-3 victory to take their winning margin to nine points, Michael Bread and Justin Patterson both netting twice including one each from the penalty spot whilst Matty McMahon added their fifth goal against Safari Boys replies from Phil Caves with a brace and Mark Godleman.
Flitwick Town finishing the season in third spot after collecting points from their closing two games, first in midweek they drew 1-1 at home against AFC Kempston Town Reserves with a goal from Dean Warren with Town enjoying a own goal then at the weekend they were 3-0 home winners over Stevington with Warren doing all the damage in netting a hattrick, the final weekend's other two games seeing a hattrick from Andrew Spiers and a goal from Jack Gabbittas not be enough to save Caldecote Reserves going down to a 6-4 defeat at Kempston whilst a lone Jerome Gilks strike gave Elstow Abbey a 1-0 away win at Blunham Village.
Away from the league, Campton Reserves lifted this seasons SA Butcher Cup with a 2-1 extra time win over Gamlingay United Reserves, Dan Wilshaw netting both of their goals, Campton having earlier in the week earned their finals spot with a 2-0 Semi-Final win over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves thanks to a brace of goals from Lee Bilcock.
The race for the Division Two title will go down to the last game of the season on Bank Hoilday Monday when Sandy Reserves will face the task of needing to win by fifteen clear goals at Potton Wanderers to rob Westoning Recreation Club of the title on goal difference following double wins for both clubs, in midweek Sandy Reserves were taken to the wire by Bedford Albion before emering 2-1 home winners with goals from Lee Threadgold and Richard Seldon seeing them take the points after Tony McGoven had given Albion the lead but for Westoning Recreation Club Reserves it was a easy 10-0 home romp over Mulberry Bush which in effect could well turn out to be the title winning performance, Dave Shirley leading the way with a hattrick supported by braces from Lawrence Taylor and Nick Reynolds and lone strikes from Shaun Cooksley, Dean Gadsden and Glen Robinson, before at the weekend a hattick from Lee Threadgold and a goal from Kevin Fage took Sandy to a 4-0 away win against Lidlington United Sports whilst Westoning Recreation Club Reserves were 2-0 away winners at Great Barford with goals from Nick Shirley and Lawrence Taylor.
Meppershall Jurassic Reserves will finish the season in third after ending their campaign with a 1-1 home draw with Mulberry Bush, Chris Woodward on the scoresheet to a Bush reply from Garry Canzano, and Woburn Reserves claimed fourth spot after ending the season with a 3-1 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers with goals from Dave Bowen and Steve Murray plus a Ian Robertson penalty only being replied to by a strike from Chris Patrickson.
Their was to be no fairytale ending to the season for bottom club Exel United has they ended the season without a win after going down 2-8 against Blunham Reserves, Julian Caves and James Luddington netting the home goals whilst the vistiors strikes came from eight different players, Gerry Keagher, Chris Lane, Scott McCredie, Kevin and Jamie Harris, Ricky Monday, Ian Perkins and Paul Bardon.
Elsewhere already relegated Twinwoods Thistle ended the season on a high with a 3-1 away win at Bedford Albion with two goals from John Banks and a goal from Craig Cook outscoring a home strike from Leonard Hughes, whilst earlier in the week Lidlington United Sports and Great Barford had played out a 2-2 draw, Gary Whitbread netting both of the home goals and Daniel Jeffries and Daniel Stafford replying for Great Barford.
Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves are this seasons Division Three Champions lifting the title with a 2-0 away win at the weekend against Meltis Corinthians Reserves thanks to a double strike from Dave Robertson leaving Oakley Sports Reserves to claim the runners-up spot after they finished their season in midweek with a 6-2 home win over Kings AFC, Dan Newton hitting a hattrick, Jimmy O'Connor a brace and Ricky Issac the sixth against Kings strikes from Steve Wilson and Adam Haywood.
Henlow Reserves finishing the season in third spot after a last day 7-1 away win at Flitwick Town Reserves, Leighton Machin striking twice supported by lone goals from Colin Stanberry, Pete Saunders, Richard Follino, Gary Wing and Graham Ledger to a home reply from Grant Archer whilst Putnoe United with a 5-1 home win over Kings AFC claim fourth spot, Dave Rielly their last day hero with a hattrick alongside goals from Kane Alexdander and Cameron Brown, with Ben Whealan netting the Kings reply.
Elsewhere Clifton took their seasons end of season unbeaten run to fifteen games with a 5-2 home win over Caldecote A, Harry Fisher striking a hatrrick and Lee Pateman and Greg King one each to Caldecote replies from Stuart Finding and Matt Basta, whilst the days final day saw Marsh Leys held at home in a 2-2 draw by Sandy A, Zennon Paul and Aaron Perrett the home marksmen to replies from Shuan Pope and Bradley Dennis for the home side.
This seasons Bedfordshire Football League season will draw to a close this coming weekend with it's final two league cup finals, tonight Friday sees The Centenary Cup Final at Biggleswade United's Second Meadow Ground kick off 7.45pm between Flitwick Town and Meltis Corinthians in which The Sweetboys will be looking to complete a seasons treble after already collecting The Sportsform Supported Division One Title plus The Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup whilst it's a return to Second Meadow on Saturday Kick Off 3pm for The Britannia Cup Final between Oakley Sports and Westoning Recreation Club who having already won The McGirls Money Management Supported Premier Division Title will be looking to sign off the season with The Double.