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Sunday 28th October 2007
Sandy Go Six Points Clear At The Head Of The Table
Sandy's lead at the head of The Premier Division supported by McGirls Money Management league table is now up to six points after goals from David Smith, Matthew McCartney and Gary Fil against replies from James Barnard and Gary Gibson took them to win number eight on the bounce 3-2 at home against second place Campton thus ending their visitors perfect away record for the campaign, Campton however held onto second spot when third place Oakley Sports were held to a 1-1 draw at Blunham to still trail them by a point, Ollie Housden netting The Sportsmen's goal to a home reply from Paul Damon.
With fourth place AFC Kempston Town sitting the afternoon out, Luton Borough took full advantage to climb above them in the league standings has they returned to winning ways with a 4-1 win at Woburn, Currant Mutanga leading the way with a hattrick supported by a goal from Raymond Undi against a lone home reply from Ben Nichols, The Safari Boys now dropping back onto the bottom of the table after Riseley Sports came up with only their second win of the season 2-0 at home over Wilshamstead.
Meanwhile another side losing their perfect away record of the season were Ickwell & Old Warden who despite leading 2-1 at half-time with goals from Andrew Vallom and Ricky Aris were beaten 4-3 at Westoning Recreation Club who with a hattrick from Dave Shirley and a goal from Rob Faulkner were winning for the first time on home soil this season, Zak Rowe hitting the visitors second half goal.
Elsewhere Caldecote are now just five places off the bottom of the table and still in search of their first away win of the season after allowing Meltis Corinthians to come from 1-3 down to take the full three points with a 90th minute winner 4-3 at Miller Road, Justin Patterson twice plus Aran Hazelwood and Dean Warren netting for the home side against a Caldecote brace from Nathan Buckland and a opening goal from Stuart Kemp.
The days other game in this section seeing Renhold United return to winning ways after four games with a 4-1 home win over Sharnbrook who are yet to open their seasons winning ways to leave them now in the bottom two, Damon Quigley with a brace alongside single strikes from Darren Horn and Richard Thornton the home marksmen to a Sharnbrook reply from Ollie Woodhouse.
Action in Division One Supported By Sportsform saw wins for the top two clubs to leave the positions unchanged at the head of the table, leaders Bedford SA taking their unbeaten run to eight games with a 5-1 home win over AFC Kempston Town Reserves thanks to a brace from James Dougan plus goals from Mark Kelly, Asa Mead and Tommy Diamond against a reply from Gary Clarke whilst second place Dunton kepted their unbeaten away record intacted with a 4-1 win at Kempston, Dave Pugh netting twice alongside strikes from Wayne Morris and Tom McGhee to a home reply from Jamie Carson.
But Henlow are now up into third spot at the expense of Westoning Recreation Club Reserves who they netted a 2-1 home win over, James Tizzard and Bryan Sego the goalscorers to a reply from Damon Foster, whilst perhaps the result of the day in this division was Flitwick Town's 5-0 home win over Stevington, Jim Baytun netting a hattrick and Steve Parkhouse weighing in with the other two.
Elsewhere. Marston Social are still looking for their opening point of the season and thus rooted to the bottom of the table after losing 2-0 at Campton Reserves whose goals came from Neil Ellis and Barry O'Toole, for Sandy Reserves it was win number three on the bounce when a goal from Ian Jakes was enough to earn a 1-0 win and the three points at Elstow Abbey 06 who are still in search of their first home win of the campaign.
Meanwhile for the second weekend running Lorenzo Jordan came up with a hattrick for The Royal Oak Kempston and this week it was enough to shoot them to their first home win of the season over Reddings Wood whose reply in the 3-1 scoreline came from Richard Garnham.
We have new leaders at the head of the Division Two table in the shape of Marston Shelton Rovers who with a hattrick from Aaron Franks and a goal from Dean Clark extended their unbeaten run to nine games with a 4-0 home win over Renhold Village to replace Putnoe United at the head of the standings who lost their 100% home record when going down 1-4 at the hands of Meppershall Jurassic, United falling down to third spot after Meltis Albion also climbed above them with their third win on the bounce this time 5-3 away at Great Barford, Scott Alleyne on target twice alongside single strikes from a Michael Butler penalty, Darren Ashpole and Eamon Murphy, with the home goals coming via Daniel Stafford, Tom Hobbs and Freddie Windram..
Elsewhere fourth and fifth place clubs Bedford College and Mulberry Bush played out a 0-0 draw whilst Newham Athletic climbed above Great Barford into the top six despite being held to a 4-4 home draw by Clifton for whom Barry Hallybone netted twice and Harry Fisher and Mark Gearing once.
Still rooted to the bottom of the table are Woburn Reserves who found goals from Danny Winn and Steve Restall left them three goals short of a point in a 5-2 defeat at Oakley Reserves who are now unbeaten in their last four home outings to take them into the top half of the league table, Ben Brown striking a hattick, to go with goals from Tom Redman and Carl Warner.
Meanwhile Lidlington United Sports have now failed to pick up a point from their last six games and remain without a home win this season after losing 2-4 at home against Blunham Reserves who have now won their last three games, Mark Davidson netting twice plus strikes from Ian Perkins and Daniel Whitten for the winners against home replies from John Wright and Michael Sheva-Smith.
The days final game in this division giving Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves with goals from Steve Titmuss, Dave Robertson and Paul Reid plus a own goal a 4-3 home win over Saffron.
Blue Chip's lead at the head of the now revamped Division Three table following the expulsion of Hartwell just four games into the season is up to eight points after they with goals from Callum Stuart, Michael Lemont, Daniel Avis, James Bowen and Micky Walker run out 5-1 home winners over Strewartby Village whose lone goal came from Thomas Wheelhouse as start of day nearest rivals Marabese Ceramics were tasting defeat for the first time this season 4-2 away at Caldecote A who now hold down second spot in the league table, Lee Adams and Stuart Finding the home marksmen to a brace in reply from Michael Darnell.
The Ceramics dropping to fourth place after Kings AFC made it six wins in a row with a 5-3 victory over Riseley Sports Reserves, Nathan Clements leading the way with a hattrick supported by single goals from Marcus Tomlin and Adam Haywood, elsewhere the top six is now made up by Potton Wanderers who took their current unbeaten run to seven games with a 8-3 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves thanks to double strikes from Nick Cooper, Bradley Smith and Joe Aris plus goals from Adam Giddings and Sam King against a Ben Wallington hattrick in reply for The Town to move into fifth spot on goal difference from Meltis Corinthians Reserves who won 3-1 at Sandy A despite a goal from Jay Pateman.
Down at the bottom of the table Exel United now find themselves five points adrift after losing 6-1 at Wilshamstead Reserves, Phil Zeltobruhov striking twice to be supported by goals from Michael Barrett, Mark Nicholson, Dan Read and Lewis Syatt to a United reply from Ian Earey whilst second from bottom club Lidlington United Sports Reserves were beaten 2-0 at Twinwoods Thistle whose goals came via Daryl Stringer and Ally Inwood.
This coming weekend's action in The Premier Division Supported by McGirls Money Management takes league leaders Sandy on the short trip to Harvey Close seeking win number nine in a row against home side Caldecote who despite their lowly league placing neverless still remain unbeaten on their own patch this season, for second place Campton it's home Rectory Road action against Renhold United who are now beginning to collect points on a regular basis and will no easy pushovers has the home side seek to keep ahead of third place Oakley Sports in the standings who defend their 100% home record when paid a visit by fifth place AFC Kempston Town who travel seeking to extend their own current unbeaten run to five games.
Over at Lodge Road, second from bottom Sharnbrook have a tough task on their hands looking for their first win of the season when paid a visit from fourth place Luton Borough, whilst their is a big relegation battle at Gold Street where third from bottom Riseley Sports entertain bottom club Woburn who have collected just a single point on the road from four outings to date this season.
Meanwhile Ickwell & Old Warden are in home Green action where they will seeking their first home win of the campaign against visitors Meltis Corinthians who after winning their opening two away games of the season have since lost the last three, with the final action in the top flight coming at Jubilee Playing Fields when Wilshamstead set about ensuring Blunham don't return to winning ways for the first time since early September at their expense.
The top game of the day in Division One supported by Sportsform takes the unbeaten league leaders Bedford SA on the road for a visit to Greenfield Road and a meeting with third place Westoning Recreation Club Reserves who still hold down a 100% home record this season, whilst second place Dunton will be expected to collect the full three points when they host bottom club Marston Social at Horseshoes Close who travel looking for their opening point of the season in this their eighth outing.
Their is local derby action at Bedford Road where hosts Sandy Reserves seek win number four in a row over Caldecote Reserves whose last four outings have all ended in defeat to drop them just four places off the bottom of the league table, whilst after two straight defeats Reddings Wood would hope to get back to winning ways in their Cutler Hammer home clash with second from bottom Elstow Abbey 06.
Over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town Reserves will have no easy task in obtaining their opening home win of the season over visitors Flitwick Town Reserves who are now hitting top form with three wins from their last four games and just over the hedge Royal Oak Kempston are in home action trying to prevent Campton Reserves chalking up their third straight win.
The days other action taking fifth place Kempston on the road for a meeting with Stevington who after two straight defeats will be anxious to get their season back on track.
For the two clubs at the head of the Division Two table the action comes with tricky looking home games, league leaders Marston Shelton Rovers putting their unbeaten seasons record on the line against fourth place Bedford College who travel unbeaten in their last five games whilst second place Meltis Albion are in home Miller Road action seeking win number four on the bounce against visitors Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who travel in quest of win number three in a row.
For third place Putnoe United it's a trip to Russell Park and a tough looking encounter with hosts Saffron, while fifth place Mulberry Bush put their unbeaten away run of five games on the line when they travel to Moggerhanger Playing Fields for a meeting with a now revitalized Blunham Reserves, meanwhile over at Winston Crescent, Clifton are hosts to Great Barford while at Crawley Road their is a meeting of the bottom two clubs when Woburn Reserves who sit on the bottom know a win will take them above visitors Lidlington United Sports.and off the base of the table for the first time this season.
The days final action in this section taking Newham Atheltic who sit in sixth spot on the road to face a Renhold Village side whose only win of the season came some seven games ago.
Action in Division Three sees the top game of the day come at Cople Playing Fields where league leaders Blue Chip still with a 100% seasons away record travel to face fourth place Marabese Ceramics who are still unbeaten on home soil this season whilst second place Caldecote A are also on the road for a Steppingly Road clash with Flitwick Town Reserves .
Over in Hillgrounds, third place Kings AFC will have no easy task in extending their winning ways to seven games when they are hosted by Marsh Leys who are still unbeaten at home this season but fifth place Potton Wanderers now on a seven game unbeaten run will be expected to make that eight games when they hit the road for a Hurst Grove meeting with second from bottom Lidlington United Sports Reserves whose last seven games have all ended in defeat.
Other action sees bottom club Exel United host Riseley Sports Reserves in Hillgrounds whilst Stewartby Village look to end a run of four defeats when they entertain Sandy A , meanwhile over in Jubilee Park, Meltis Corinthians Reserves will be expected to retain their seasons unbeaten home record when they entertain Wilshamstead Reserves whose last four trips on the road have all ended in defeat while over in Stondon, AFC Shillington look to take their current unbeaten run to five games when paid a visit by Twinwoods Thistle who travel looking for win number three on the bounce which will lift them above their hosts in the middle of the league standings.