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Sunday 06th April 2008
Kings AFC Take Over At The Head Of The Division Three Table
Last Weekends Premier Division action saw Campton increase their lead at the head of the table to six points with a hard fought 3-2 away win at Renhold United, Gary Gibson twice and Andrew Hayday on the scoresheet once as the boys from Rectory Road took their goal tally passed the hundred mark for the season whilst United replies came from Paul Daniels and Sam Maddix, second place Oakley Sports became only the third side to win at AFC Kempston Town this season when goals from Dean Banghard and Jamie Endersby against a own goal reply saw them win 2-1 to leave them as the main challengers after Sandy could only share the spoils for the third outing in a row when drawing 1-1 at home with local rivals Caldecote, Steve Thomas on target for Sandy and Roy Anderson replying for Caldecote.
Blunham are now up into fourth spot after two goals from Michael Jones plus single strikes from Mark Reed and Chris Laine took them to a 4-2 home win over bottom club Wilshamstead whose Paul Jones netted both replies with Ickwell & Old Warden holding onto fifth spot ahead of Meltis Corinthians on goal difference despite The Sweetboys beating them 3-1 at Miller Road, Dean Warren, Jason Allison and Alec Woolston netting the home goals to a reply from Zak Rowe.
Elsewhere Riseley Sports almost for certain ensured themselves of top flight football again next season with a 5-1 away win at the team immediately below them in the standings Woburn, Mark Joiner twice and Tony Green finding the back of the net to go along with two own goals whilst the home reply came from Clint Horne, the days final game seeing Sharnbrook extend their unbeaten ways to four games with a 4-1 victory at Luton Borough, Shaun Barnett netting twice alongside brother Luke and Jordan Baxter.
In Division One Supported By Sportsform its as you were at start of play after the top four sides all came up with wins, league leaders Henlow winning 4-0 at home against Reddings Wood thanks to braces of goals from James Tizzard and Guiseppe Fallano to remain a point clear of Dunton who with a first half goal from Tim Jarman were 1-0 winners at Marston Social, however third place Bedford SA have games in hand on both of the top two and did their title hopes no harm with a 4-1 home win over Westoning Recreation Club Reserves, James Allen, John Reece, James Dougan and Martin Taylor hitting The Army Boys goals whilst fourth place Flitwick Town made it eleven staight home wins on the trot when goals from Andy Pheby and Shaun Woodcraft took them to a 2-0 win over AFC Kempston Town Reserves.
Campton Reserves remain in fifth spot after a Kerion O'Toole goal was enough to take them to a 1-0 home victory over Royal Oak Kempston but the top scorers of the day in this section were Stevington 6-1 winners at Kempston, Gary Higgins leading the way with a hattrick supported by goals from Darren King, Ian Woods and Lawrence Bentham to a home reply from Jamie Carson.
The final game in this division seeing Sandy Reserves ease their relegation fears in sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Caldecote Reserves, Leeroy Odd and Mick Robinson on the mark for Caldecote to replies from Richard Seldon and Chris Hartwell.
In Division Two second place Meltis Albion could only close the gap on the non-playing league leaders Bedford College to three points when held to a 0-0 draw at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves but for third place Meppershall Jurassic it was a ninth straight away win 8-2 at Oakley Sports Reserves, Craig Damon netting five and Carl Anderson hitting a hattrick to home replies from Steve Sandford and Ben Brown.
Great Barford and Clifton played out a rehearsal of this seasons Jubilee Cup Final by sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw, Bob Waldron netting both home goals and Robert Harridine doing the same for the visitors whilst Woburn Reserves lifted themselves off the bottom of the league table with a 2-1 away win at Lidlington United Sports, Matt Holland and Gary Towers, The Safari Boys marksmen to a United reply from John Drey, Renhold Village now dropping to the base of the table after they failed to appear for their game at Newham Athletic.
The days final game in this division seeing a Darren Gough goal give Mulberry Bush a 1-0 home win over Blunham Reserves.
Kings AFC are the new league leaders in Division Three after two goals from Nathan Clements plus strikes from Kyle Scott and Jeff Dyer took them to a 4-1 home win over Marsh Leys whose goal came from Liam Parker to go two points clear of morning leaders Blue Chip who were beaten 1-3 at home by Marabese Ceramics, Michael Darnell with a brace and Romano Marabese doing the damage to a Chipmen reply from Tony Goodwin.
Potton Wanderers are now up to third spot after a 8-1 home victory over Lidlington United Sports Reserves, James Hearson, Charlie Henry and Chris Baines all netting twice and Charlie Seward and Joe Aris once to a United penalty reply from Rob Cacchio, to leap frog them above Meltis Corinthians Reserves who were beaten 5-1 away at Wilshamstead Reserves, Paul Jackson and Shane Wharton both netting twice and Phil Zeltobruhov once for the home side to a lone reply from Warren Foskett.
Another side winning big were Riseley Sports Reserves 7-0 home winners over bottom club Exel United, Tommy Dove on the scoresheet four times alongside single strikes from Sammy Gingell and Josh Simpson plus a own goal whilst Sandy A recent winning ways were ended by a 1-3 home defeat by Stewartby Village, Ben Norrish with a brace and Chris Beeds The Village scorers to a home reply from Martin Cull.
The games final game in this division bringing a 4-1 home win for Caldecote A over Flitwick Town Reserves, Tom Rowlatt, Graham Weddell, Tim Domagala and a Stuart Finding penalty his first goal since the turn of the New Year the home marksmen to a Town reply from Ben Wallington who had Stuart Turner red carded for handball in giving away the penalty which help Finding break his barren spell.
This coming weekends action in The Premier Division sees both of the top two clubs in home action, Campton at Rectory Road where they will be looking for home win number nine on the bounce when they receive a visit from a Luton Borough side that is now plummeting down the league table and without a win in their last five games, whilst second place Oakley Sports go in search of their sixth consecutive win when they host a Westoning Recreation Club side that as lost its last three away games.
Third place Sandy however are still very much still in the title race but on paper face a hard task to return to winning ways after drawing their last three outings when they make the short trip to The Green to face fifth place local rivals Ickwell & Old Warden, other games come at Harvey Close where Caldecote hope to retain their impressive home record of just one defeat during the season when paid a visit by the much improved Renhold United.
Over at Gold Street hosts Riseley Sports, without a home win since the middle of November face a visit from fourth place Blunham in a game that will kick off at 2pm to allow a reserve team game to follow, whilst at Jubilee Playing Fields, bottom club Wilshamstead seek to end a fourteen game losing run when they entertain AFC Kempston Town.
In the Division One Supported By Sportsform action league leaders Henlow make the short trip to Bedford Road to face a Sandy Reserves side that is without a win in their last seven outings whilst their two nearest rivals are in home action, second place Dunton at Horseshoes Close in derby action against Campton Reserves who despite winning their last six home games have lost their last three away outings results which suggest Dunton could well collect the points to stay four points ahead of third place Bedford SA who entertain Caldecote Reserves at Cople Playing Fields in another game that kicks off at 2pm.
Other action sees AFC Kempston Town Reserves in home local derby action at Hillgrounds in a must win fixture against Kempston if they are to retain their division one status for next term, a comment that also applies to Royal Oak Kempston who over the hedge will be hosting bottom club Elstow Abbey who already look doomed for Division Two football next season.
The days final two games in this section coming at Greenfield Road where Westoning Recreation Club Reserves will have no easy task in obtaining their fourth consecutive home win when they host a Marston Social team that travels unbeaten on their last six trips away from home whilst fourth place Flitwick Town look to take their unbeaten ways to fifteen games when they journey to face Stevington.
Division Two action sees promotion contenders Meltis Albion sit the afternoon out leaving their three nearest rivals the chance to enchance their hopes of division one football next term, Bedford College their main rivals on the road to Moggerhanger Playing Fields to face a Blunham Reserves side that now finds its self in the bottom six after four straight defeats whilst both Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves and Meppershall Jurrasic know only the full three points will do if they are to get amongest the medals this season, Ickwell on the road to Whiston Crescent to face Clifton while The Jurrasic Boys look to have a easier game on their hands when they host Lidlington United Sports in Jubilee Park.
For the bottom two sides its home action, basement club Renhold Village hosting Great Barford and Woburn Reserves in Crawley Road action against a Mulberry Bush side who travel unbeaten in their last five outings and favourites for the points to keep them climbing the league table.
The days other action in this section seeing Marston Shelton Rovers seek their first home win since late October some eight games ago when they host fifth place Newham Athletic and in Russell Park where Saffron look to return to winning ways against visitors Oakley Sports Reserves.
Division Three action sees league leaders Kings AFC travel to Hillgrounds for a meeting with bottom club Exel United whilst title rivals Blue Chip are also on the road to Steppingley Road to face Flitwick Town Reserves.both of whom will be expected to collect the full three points to stay clear of Potton Wanderers who are in home Mill Lane action against Sandy A seeking home win number eight on the bounce and of Meltis Corinthians Reserves who entertain Stewartby Village in Jubilee Park.
Two games kicking off at 4.15pm are at Gold Street where Riseley Sports Reserves host Marsh Leys and at Cople Playing Fields where Marabese Ceramics are in home action against a AFC Shillington side who after failing to win any of their last nine games are suddenly in the bottom four in the league standings with the days final game coming at Hurst Grove where second from bottom Lidlington United Sports Reserves have no easy task in seeking their first home win of the season when hosting a Wilshamstead Reserves side that travels unbeaten in their last seven games.
Action then moves onto Monday evening where the top game comes in Division One Supported By Sportsform when title contenders Bedford SA are in home Cople Playing Fields action against Stevington whilst their are four fixtures in Division Two, Meltis Albion looking to enchance their promotion hopes when they host Great Barford at Miller Road and Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves doing the same as they entertain Lidlington United Sports on The Green.
The other two games taking Saffron on the road to face Marston Shelton Rovers and Oakley Sports Reserves host Renhold Village.
In Division Three, its away trips for the top two sides, Kings AFC on the road to face Sandy A and Blue Chip on the road to Gold Street to face Riseley Sports Reserves plus Wilshamstead Reserves are in home Jubilee Playing Fields action against AFC Shillington with all games kicking off at 6pm.
Fourty Eight hours later on Wednesday evening their is action in The Premier Division on The Green where Ickwell & Old Warden receive a visit from Luton Borough, at Harvey Close where Caldecote host Riseley Sports plus Sharnbrook make the long trip to Greenfield Road to face Westoning Recreation Club and at Miller Road perhaps the game of the night when Meltis Corinthians host local rivals AFC Kempston Town.
Division One Supported By Sportsform sees three games taking place, at Hillgrounds AFC Kempston Town Reserves host Caldecote Reserves, Elstow Abbey travel to Bedford Road to face Sandy Reserves with the top game in this section seeing Marston Social host Flitwick Town.
The evenings final game being in Hillgrounds where Bedford College host Clifton in a vital Division Two fixture, again all games kicking off at 6pm.