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Sunday 21st October 2007
Oakley Sports Hit Eight To Move Into Third Spot
After last weekend's action in The Premier Division Supported by McGirls Money Management, Sandy remain on the top of the table some three points clear of Campton but were made to fight all the way at Lodge Road by home side Sharnbrook who with two goals from Simon Denton were leading the league leaders until the last quarter of the game when two goals from Gary Fil and a strike from David Lenton extended Sandy's winning run to seven games, meanwhile Campton with goals from Paul Still and Gary Gibson were enjoying a 2-0 home win over Meltis Corinthians.

The clash of the morning's third and fourth place clubs on The Green was to bring about a 2-2 stalemate where hosts Ickwell & Old Warden with goals from Zak Rowe and a Andrew Vallom penalty found AFC Kempston Town to hard a nut to crack whose replies came via second half strikes from Sundip Gill and Jason Simmons with the Town seeing home goalkeeper Martin Hammocks saving a penalty from Andy Smith whilst his side still held a one goal advantage, the share of the spoils now means both clubs drop a place in the league standings to be leapfrogged by Oakley Sports who maintained their 100% home record in style with a 8-0 win over bottom club Riseley Sports, Dean Bawden hitting a hattrick, Sam Donadio weighing in with two goals alongside single strikes from Richard Bartlett, Owen Rush and Jamie McLennan.

Elsewhere Caldecote remain unbeaten at home this season after netting a 4-2 win over last seasons champions Westoning Recreation Recreation Club who now drop into the bottom four of the league table, Matt Basta leading the way with a hattrick to go with a goal from Paul Gower whilst The Rec Boys replies came via a own goal and a strike from Dave Shirley, whilst Wilshamstead ended a winless run of five games when goals from Ali Morris, Mick Hutton and Dan Eagles took them to a 3-1 home win over Woburn whose reply was netted by Aaron Ripley.

The games final game seeing Luton Borough with goals from Ticha Mashunba and Elvin Chirimuuta in the last fifteen minutes earn them a share of the points in a 2-2 home draw with Renhold United who had led with goals from James Morris and Darren Horn.

In the Division One action supported by Sportsform there is no change at the head of the standings following wins for the top three clubs, however league leaders Bedford SA were made to fight all the way to retain their seasons unbeaten record when winning 6-4 at Stevington, Richard Ambler on the scoresheet twice plus strikes from Garath Arzu, Mark Kelly, James Allen and Howard Phillps being enough to take The Army boys to victory against a home side whose replies came from Simon Sheath with a brace plus Matt Gillett and Darren King.

Second place Dunton keeping up the chase six points adrift with a 4-1 home win over Flitwick Town with goals from Tim Jarman, Tom McGhee, Garath Underwood and a own goal whilst Town's reply came from James Lewis, meanwhile Westoning Recreation Club Reserves maintained their 100% home home record to still only trail Dunton on goal difference with a 3-2 win over Caldecote Reserves, Liam Massey, Ian Dawson and Craig Stevens netting the vital goals to replies from Andrew Spiers and Carl Horsfall.

One club however dropping down the table are Reddings Wood who having started the day in fourth spot now find themselves sixth after falling to a heavy 2-7 home defeat their first of the season against Campton Reserves for whom both Barry O'Toole and Shaun Jenkins netted twice to go with single goals from Paul Garvell, James Barnard and Craig Smith to home replies from Kevin Simlow and Richard Smith, The Woodmen being overtaken by both Henlow and Kempston who both enjoyed away wins, Henlow with goals from Greg Hall, Andy Newton and Craig Downey to replies from Tony Millioti and Ed L'erario winning 3-2 at AFC Kempston Town Reserves whilst Kempston where runaway 9-0 winners at bottom club Marston Social, Josh St Clare-Pierre bagging four goals, Jamie Carson hitting a trio and single strikes coming from Mark Simpson and Josh Anderson.

The days other action in this division seeing Royal Oak Kempston with a hattrick from Lorenzo Jordan coming from behind three times only to eventally lose 4-3 at Sandy Reserves whose goals came via Steve Jakes, Tom Smith, Josh Thomas and John Knight.

It's a simliar story at the head of the Division Two table where positions remain unchanged following wins for the top four clubs, league leaders Putnoe United running out easy 7-1 away winners at Woburn Reserves thanks to hattrick from Cameron Brown, two goals from Lee Haughton and single strikes from Jordan Kumar and Kole Catchpole to a lone home reply from Steve Restall whilst second place Marston Shelton Rovers ended Clifton's unbeaten seasons record with a 3-2 away win, goals from Mark Campkin and a Steve Marsh penalty putting The Rovers 2-0 ahead before goals from Greg King and Harry Fisher levelled the game at 2-2 until Chris Cook struck the winner ten minutes from time to preserve Rovers 100% away away for the campaign.

For third place Meltis Albion it was a 6-2 home win over Newham Athletic, Scott Alleyne and Michael Butler both netting twice alongside a own goal and a strike from Tony McGovern to Athletic replies via a own goal and Garry Russon whilst fourth place Bedford College were 5-2 away winners at Renhold Village, Martin Ivy netting three times and Brendan Cowell twice to Village replies from Daniel Stuz and Graham Kester.

Elsewhere Mulberry Bush now climb into fifth place after a brace of goals from Gary Cananzo took them to a 2-1 home victory over Lidlington United Sports whose reply came from John Wright to move ahead in the league standings of both Newham Athletic and Saffron who were beaten 1-3 at home by Great Barford.

Meanwhile after two straight defeats Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves returned to winning ways with a 5-1 away win at Meppershall Jurassic, Paul Beith striking twice alongside goals from Jay Swaybak, Lee Tetley and Neil Faulkner against a home goal from Luke Pell whilst Blunham Reserves won for the second weekend running 3-1 at home over Oakley Sports Reserves whose goal came from Ben Brown.

At the head of the Division Three table Blue Chip are now four points clear at the top of the standings after winning 4-0 at Stewartby Village thanks to a hattrick from Carl Townsend and a goal from Cullam Stuart after second place Marabese Ceramics who have two games in hand lost their 100% home record when held to a 1-1 draw by Potton Wanderers, Michael Darnell striking for the home side to a reply from Sam King.

Elsewhere third place Meltis Corinthians Reserves also lost ground on the leaders when held 2-2 at home by AFC Shillington whose goals came from Kevin Fisher and Craig Beadle and after last weekends heavy defeat at Marabese Ceramics, Marsh Leys came up with the perfect tonic a 12-0 away win at Lidlington United Sports Reserves, Kerion Langley leading the way with four goals, Simon Wade netting a hattrick whilst both Kerion Walsh and Padriac Walsh hit braces which were added to by Matthew Walsh lone strike to make up the dozen goals.

Bottom club Exel United were with a brace of goals from James Smith 2-0 ahead against Sandy A until goals from Dan Threadgold and Shane Pope in the closing ten minutes earned the visitors a share of the spoils, neverless the point was enough to lift United off the bottom of the ladder at the expense of Hartwell whose fixtures were currently suspended by the league in mid-week following their failure to raise sides the previous two weekend's.

The days other two games taking Twinwoods Thistle with goals from Daryl Stringer and Gary Stringer to a 2-1 win at Flitwick Town Reserves their first on the road this season, Ben Waddington replying for The Town, while Riseley Sports Reserves took their unbeaten run of games to six outings with a 1-0 home victory over Wilshamstead Reserves who have now lost six games on the bounce to drop into the bottom four of the league table.

Action this coming weekend in The Premier Division Supported By McGirls Money Management sees the Match of The Day come at Bedford Road where league leaders Sandy currently on a winning run of seven games and still with a 100% home record receive a visit from second place Campton who travel for this derby meeting still 100% on the road this campaign, for third place Oakley Sports its a trip to Moggerhanger and a meeting with Blunham has they look for win number five on the bounce against their hosts whose previous four outings have failed to produce a win including two straight home defeats at the hands of Campton plus Ickwell & Old Warden.

Talking of the boys from The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden they are on the road themselves to Greenfield Road looking to take their 100% away record of the season to five games against hosts Westoning Recreation Club whose four home games to date have all ended in defeat as have two of their last three away outings to leave them without a win since winning at Meltis Corinthians some seven games ago.

Meanwhile Caldecote travel to Miller Road seeking their first away win of the campaign against hosts Meltis Corinthians who have won their last two home games and will be no pushovers for The Boys from Harvey Close, while Sharnbrook travel to Renhold for a meeting with United looking to open their away points tally for the campaign against a home side that has fail to win any of their last four games.

Other action comes at Gold Street where bottom of the table Riseley Sports entertain Wilshamstead whose only two games on the road this season have ended in draws whilst the club immediately above The Sportsmen in the league table, Woburn are in home Crawley Road action against Luton Borough who beat them just two weeks ago in Bedfordshire Senior Trophy action at the same venue.

In the Division One Supported by Sportsform action, league leaders Bedford SA will be expected to extend their unbeaten ways to seven games when they entertain AFC Kempston Town Reserves at Cople Playing Fields yet Town Reserves travel with some hope having won their last two away outings but there appears to be tougher games in store for the second and third place clubs in the standings, second place Dunton hit the road still unbeaten on their travels this season for a Culter Hammer meeting with fourth place Kempston who still hold down a 100% home record whilst third place Westoning Recreation Club Reserves place their unbeaten seasons record on the line when they visit Groveside for a clash with hosts Henlow who are still unbeaten on home soil this term.and very much promotion candidates themselves.

Other action comes at Rectory Close where Campton Reserves will be expected to get back to winning ways at home at the expense of bottom club Marston Social whose opening six games to the season have all ended in defeat, whilst Elstow Abbey 06 will have no easy task in collecting their first home win of the campaign when paid a visit by Sandy Reserves.

For Flitwick Town it's a tough home encounter at Steppingley Road against Stevington whilst Royal Oak Kempston without a point on home soil this season and on a losing run of five games look to put that right at Hillgrounds but it will not be easy with Reddings Wood being their visitors.

Action in Division Two sees league leaders Putnoe United in home Hillgrounds action looking to extend their 100% home record to four games against visitors Meppershall Jurassic who are yet to win on the road this season whilst second place Marston Shelton Rovers also enjoy home advantage when they host Renhold Village looking to maintain their unbeaten ways to nine games against a Village side that has lost all of it's three away games to date.

For Meltis Albion in third place it's a tricky away trip to face Great Barford whilst fourth plays fifth in Jubilee Park when Bedford College look for win number four in the row at home against a Mulberry Bush side that is still unbeaten on the road this season, elsewhere action comes on The Green where Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves play only their third home game of the season against a Saffron side that is seeking away win number three on the bounce.

Over at Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports now on a losing run of six games including all their three home games to date are hosts to Blunham Reserves whose two home wins in the last fourteen days will see then travel confident of chalking up their first away win of the season, while both Newham Atheltic and Clifton after defeats last weekend will look to keep in the promotion pack when they go head to head in their Carlton School Lane meeting

The days other game taking bottom club Woburn Reserves on the road for a meeting with Oakley Sports Reserves.

For Division Three league leaders Blue Chip it's home action in Russell Park against a Stewartby Village side that travel on a run of three straight defeats but perhaps the game of the day in this section will take place at Harvey Close where fifth place Caldecote A still with a 100% home record entertain still unbeaten second place outfit Marabese Ceramics.

Third place Meltis Corinthians Reserves seek only their second away win of the season when they travel to Sunderland Road for a meeting with Sandy A whilst both Kings AFC now on a winning run of five games and Riseley Sports Reserves whose unbeaten ways stretch to six games meet up for a King George VI Playing Fields clash.hoping for the points to keep both their promotion hopes alive.

Other action comes at Mill Lane where Potton Wanderers should extend their unbeaten ways to seven games when they entertain Flitwick Town Reserves while their are bottom of the table clashes at Redbourne School where home club Twinwoods Thistle play hosts to Lidlington United Sports Reserves and at Jubilee Playing Fields where Wilshamstead Reserves seek to end a run of six straight defeats when they host Exel United who last weekend ended a losing run of five games with a home draw against Sandy A.
Updated 22-10-2007
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