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Sunday 23rd December 2007
Campton Make It To The Top For Christmas
Campton will head The Premier Division Supported By McGirls Money Management League Table for Chirstmas after over night leaders Sandy had their scheduled home fixture with Riseley Sports postponed when the visitors failed to raide a side to travel to Bedford Road and then saw Campton jumped above them on goal difference with a 11-1 away win at bottom club Woburn, Andrew Hayday and Gary Gibson both netting four goals each supported by single strikes from Wayne Goldsmith, Paul Still and Matthew Clarke to a lone home reply from Alex Ottaway.
In the days other two top flight games to go ahead Meltis Corinthians climbed into fourth spot thanks to a 8-2 home win over Wilshamstead, Dean Warren leading the way with a hattrick, Neville Allen netting twice plus there were single goals from Matthew McMahon, Jason Allison and Aaron Hazelwood whilst Paul Jones and Michael Hutton hit the visitors replies, and Caldecote moved into fifth spot with a 7-0 away win at Sharnbrook, Andrew Spiers on the scoresheet twice alongside Nathan Buckland, Matt Basta, Kyle Griffiths-Shilton, Jack Gabbitas and Mark Endersby.
Elsewhere action in The Britannia Cup saw goals from Michael Jones and Garath Hughes take Blunham to a 2-1 win at Oakley Sports and earn them a home quarter-final tie against Wilshamstead.
With Division One Supported By Sportsform league leaders Bedford SA sitting the afternoon out, both Dunton and Henlow took full advantage to cut their lead at the head of the table to just two points having both also still played one game fewer with wins, second place Dunton with two goals from both Tom McGhee and Tim Jarman plus a strike from John Ransom netting a 5-0 success at Campton Reserves to end the home sides unbeaten run of six games and maintain their own seasons unbeaten away record whilst Henlow joined them on thirty-four points with a 5-2 home win over Caldecote Reserves to maintain their unbeaten home record for the campaign, Pete Saunders netting twice alongside single goals from James Tizard, Rees Tudball and Brian Sego to Caldecote replies from Glen Renforth and Chris Lindsey.
Meanwhile, Elstow Abbey were forced to play their home game with Reddings Wood with just nine players after a series of no shows so it was no surprise to see The Woodmen run out 8-0 winners, Mark Humpries netting four times supported by strikes from Nick Tysoe, Paul Kockels, Jimmy Grandidge and Kevin Short and it was goals all the way at Greenfield Road where the home side Westoning Recreation Club Reserves returned to winning ways with a 7-5 win over Stevington, Nick Shirley netting a hattrick to lead the way and support single strikes from Alex Taylor, Willie Wiles, Luke Cunniff and Danny Shannon to outgun braces in reply from Chris Tatham and Darren King plus a goal from Ian Woods.
The days other game in this section being postponed when Royal Oak Kempston failed to raise a side for the trip to Marston Social.
Great Barford for the second Christmas running will head the Division Two league table after chalking up their seventh win on the bounce 2-0 at home over Putnoe United with goals from Daniel Jeffries and Robert Waldon as the both inactive Meltis Albion and Bedford College drop a spot, now up into fourth spot are Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who with two goals from Paul Beith plus single strikes from Jay and Danny Szwajbak made it four home wins on the bounce with a 4-0 home win over bottom club Woburn Reserves.
Marston Shelton Rovers despite their away game at Saffron not going ahead after the referee failed to appear remain in fifth place but are now just a point ahead of Oakley Sports Reserves who were 7-0 away winners at Lidlington United Sports, Ben Brown and Tom Redman netting a brace each alongside goals from Carl Warner, Kevin Evans and Steve Healey but Clifton poor form of late continued when goals from Tom Allen, Robert Harradine and Paul Roberts were not enough to save them going down to a 3-6 home defeat against Meppershall Jurassic who were winning for the fourth time on the bounce.
In Division Three, its as you were at start of play at the head of the standings after wins for the top two clubs, leaders Blue Chip winning 6-0 at home over Twinwoods Thistle thanks to goals from Ian Hamer, Cullum Stuart, Michael Lemont, Daniel Avis, James Bowen and Carl Townsend whilst second place Kings AFC took their unbeaten ways to twelve games with a 6-1 home win over Stewartby Village, Marcus Tomlin striking twice plus goals from Josh Clements, Lee Morgan, Jeff Dyer and Allen Sacbucker earning them the three points,The Villagers lone reply coming from Chris Beeds.
With third spot Meltis Corinthians Reserves sitting the afternoon out, Marabese Ceramics failed to leapfrog them in the table when surprising held to a 2-2 draw away at second from bottom club Exel United, Julian Caves and James Smith netting United's goals to replies from Gary Wing and Michael Damore., now in the top five are Riseley Sports Reserves who with a 3-0 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves thanks to goals from Tom Henman, Paul Brown and Daniel Czaichi move ahead of Caldecote A who were held to a draw for the third consecutive weekend this time 3-3 at home by Potton Wanderers, Stuart Finding, Lee Adams and Steven York netting for the home side and Adam Giddings, Joe Harris and Nick Cooper replying for The Wanderers.
The days other two games seeing Marsh Leys win 4-3 at AFC Shillington to end the home sides unbeaten run of eight games, Simon Wade, Kerion Walsh, Ricky Munday and Kerion Langley on the scoresheet for The Marshmen whilst The Larsen Boys, Adam, Dean and Sam replied for the home side, but the top scorers of the day were Wilshamstead Reserves 14-0 home winners over Lidlington United Sports Reserves, Phil Zeltobruhov with four goals, Phil Johnson with a hattrick plus braces from Dan Read, Shane Wharton and Paddy Harmen alongside a single strike from Mark Nicholson leading the rout.
This coming weekend's action in The Bedfordshire League is restricted to just four games with the list being headed by The Division One Supported By Sportsform fixture between Stevington and Marston Social, Stevington who have lost their last three home games would climb into the top half of the table with the maximum three points whilst visitors Marston Social will climb above Elstow Abbey at the base of the standings with a win of their own.
Action in Division Two comes at Winston Crescent where hosts Clifton entertain Blunham Reserves who they start the day leading on goal difference in the league standings just five places off the bottom of the table, but with the visitors only having lost two of their last eight league outings whilst the home side have won just once during their last eight outings you would perhaps fancy Blunham to end the day leapfrogging them in the table.
The days other action comes in Division Three, where at Harvey Close sixth placed Caldecote A have a chance to climb up into third spot should they collect the full three points from their home encounter with bottom club Exel United who travel having lost all of their six away trips to date this season but no doubt hearted by their home draw with fourth place Marabese Ceramics last weekend whilst at Jubilee Playing Fields, Wilshamstead Reserves seek home win number four on the bounce against visitors Potton Wanderers with the odds perhaps favouring the visitors who travel unbeaten in their last six trips on the road.for this mid-table clash.