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Sunday 2nd September 2007
Rec Boys Claim Late Winner At Miller Road
With early season league leaders Blunham sitting out the afternoon's action in The Premier Division supported by McGirls Money Management both Ickwell & Old Warden plus Oakley Sports missed the opportunity to head the table at the end of week two, Ickwell & Old Warden being held to a 2-2 home draw by Woburn who were earning their first point of the campaign thanks to Aaron Ripley's double strike to cancel out a brace from home marksmen Sam Julian whilst Oakley Sports were beaten 5-2 at Campton, Gary Gibson grabbing a hattrick and Andrew Hayday two goals for the home side against a Dave Mcarthur own goal and a strike from Mark Smith for The Sportsmen.
The game of the day however came at Miller Road where last seasons champions Westoning Recreation Club needed to come from behind to claim a late winner in a 6-5 win over Meltis Corinthians, Justin Patterson netting twice for the home side including one from the penalty spot, alongside strikes from Dean Warren ( also from the penalty spot ) Richard Subwarbel and Neville Allen only to be outgunned by a Michael Lloyd braces plus goals from Jim Simpson, Shaun Cooksley, Rob Faulkner and Ian Hall who hit the winner a minute from time.
Elsewhere there were first wins of the season for Luton Borough who had a brace of goals from Current Mutanga and a strike from Daniel Smith to thank for their 3-2 home victory over Riseley Sports while a Matthew McCartney penalty was enough to see Sandy to the full three points in a 1-0 home success over AFC Kempston Town, McCartney then missing another penalty late in the game which would have doubled his sides goal tally.
The final game of the day in this section seeing Sharnbrook play out their second Lodge Road 0-0 draw of the week this time with Wilshamstead.
At the end of week two in The Sportsform Supported Division One, Bedford SA sit proudly on the top of the table following their impressive 5-0 home win over Henlow, Mark Kelly netting twice to be supported by goals from James Allen, Asa Mead and Garath Arzu however their lead is just down to goal difference from Westoning Recreation Club Reserves who also netted their third win of the season 1-0 at home against Campton Reserves thanks to a helping hand from a Ollie Morgan own goal.
Chasing up the top two in third and fourth spot and still 100% for the season having played a game less are Dunton and Kempston, Dunton returned football to Horseshoes Close with a 5-2 win over Reddings Wood with both Wayne Morris and John Fediw netting twice alongside a strike from Dave Gibbs to replies from Richard Garnham and Jeff Leader, whilst Kempston were 2-1 home winners over Elstow Abbey with goals from Andy Klein and Danny Bedeau against a reply from Dell Milligan.
Elswhere Sandy Reserves claimed their first win of the campaign when two goals from Lee Threadgold and strikes from Mark Jennings and Stuart Bloomfield took them to a 4-1 win at Stevington with Caldecote Reserves claiming their first point of the season in a 2-2 draw at Flitwick Town thanks to goals from Andrew Spiers and Mark Wright.
Division Two action brought about fourty-one goals from the seven games with league leaders Meltis Albion leading the way with a 9-0 win at Meppershall Jurassic, Michael Butler heading the scoring with four goals, Scott Alleyne hitting a hattrick plus Leonard Hughes and Tony McGoven rowed in with a goal each, whilst Marston Shelton Rovers also rattled up their third win of the campaign 3-0 at Mulberry Bush with goals from Aaron Franks, Chris Patrickson and Kevin Peacock to only trail The Albion on goal difference.
Also still with 100% records but having played a game less are Putnoe United and Saffron, United running out 5-1 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves with goals from Reece Bell, Bradley Taylor, Cullum Lewis, Daniel Green and Justin Newman to a reply from Robert Thirkell while Saffron put paid to Bedford College unbeaten start to the campaign with a 1-0 home win thanks to a goal from Simon Mall.
Elsewhere Great Barford emerged 5-4 winners at Oakley Sports Reserves, Freddie Windram grabbing a hattick plus Daniel Jeffery and Daniel Stafford netting one each to home replies from Dan Newton with a brace plus strikes from Aaron Perrett and Matt Chapel, while Blunham Reserves were 4-3 home winners over Renhold Village, Nicky Threadgold on the scoresheet three times and Eric McIntrye once against Village goals from Daniel Stutz, Graham Kester and Giles Sowerby
The days final game in this section seeing a double strike from Ally Macdonald and a goal from Stephen Hughes take Newham Athletic to a 3-2 win at Lidlington United Sports, the days other scheduled game seeing Woburn Reserves fail to raide a side for their visit to Clifton.
In Division Three, Meltis Corinthians Reserves head the early season league table with the maximum nine points after three games thanks to a 5-2 home win over league newcomers Hartwell, Rick Halling netting a hattrick alongside goals from Jesse Bhangle and Rakesh Ram for The Sweetboys against replies from Gavin Underwood and David Cullit, also 100% after three games and trailing only on goal difference are Caldecote A who emerged 4-0 home winners over Sandy A with two goals from Matt Basta plus strikes from Kyle Griffiths Shilton and Stuart Finding.
Elsewhere Marsh Leys moved up into third spot with a 7-2 win at Exel United, Adriano Picciano marking his debut with four goals, Padraic Walsh netting twice and Thomas Wade once to home replies from Julian Caves and Jason Reed, climbing into fourth spot and still 100% after two games are Marabese Ceramics 3-2 home winners over Kings AFC with goals from Chris Hawkins, Michael Darnell and Domic Pollcea against Kings strikes from Marcus Tomlin and Paul Davies.
Meanwhile, Blue Chip won 4-1 at AFC Shillington where Carl Townsend struck three times and James Danobrega once to a home reply from Craig Beedel and Stewartby Village after two defeats kicked started their season with a 6-1 home victory over Lidlington United Sports Reserves with goals from Jon Pomroy, Shaun Winconer, Michael Barone, Simon Lovewell, Paul Davidson and Garath O'Brien but goals from Kevin Steven, Joe Kwarnorski, Nick Stanton and Nick Payne were not enough to prevent Twinwoods Thistle going down to a 4-8 home defeat at the hands of Riseley Sports Reserves.
The days other scheduled game in this section seeing Wilshamstead Reserves fail to raise a side for the visit of Potton Wanderers.
Action this coming weekend in The Premier Division Supported by Mcgirls Money Management sees league leaders Blunham in Moggerhanger Playing Field action where they entertain Luton Borough but perhaps the game of the day could come at Jubilee Playing Fields where still unbeaten Wilshamstead receive a visit from Campton or indeed at Greenfield Road which is the venue for Sandy visit to face Westoning Recreation Club.
Over at Hillsground, AFC Kempston Town after two straight defeats will look to get their season back on track when they are visited by Renhold United who travel with a seasons 100% record, whilst Caldecote will face no easy task in maintaining their unbeaten start to the season has they hit the road for a meeting with Jim Burke's Oakley Sports, with the days final game coming at Crawley Road where hosts Woburn seek their opening win of the season when they entertain Meltis Corinthians.
The top action in The Sportsform Supported Division One takes league leaders Bedford SA on the road to Rectory Road for a meeting with Campton Reserves and with Westoning Recreation Club Reserves sitting the afternoon out, if Dunton or Kempston are to climb above them in the standings they will be required to win away from home, Dunton on the road to Hillsground for a meeting with Royal Oak Kempston and Kempston travelling in the opposite direction to Harvey Close to face Caldecote Reserves.
After their shock defeat last weekend Henlow are in home action at Groveside facing Flitwick Town whilst there are games also at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where Sandy Reserves entertain AFC Kempston Town Reserves and at Cutler Hammer when Reddings Wood play hosts to Stevington.
Miller Road will be the scene of Division Two top game of the day when league leaders Meltis Albion receive a visit from also 100% for the season Saffron and any slip by the home side could see Marston Shelton Rovers take advantage should they collect the spoils from their home encounter with Blunham Reserves, for third place Putnoe United it's a tough game on the road in Jubilee Park against Bedford College whilst Great Barford will be keen to ensure Lidlington United Sports don't pick up their first points of the season when they host them at the same Jubilee Park venue.
The days other action in this section coming at Carlton where Newham Athletic play host to Mulberry Bush and at Renhold Playing Fields when The Village take on Woburn Reserves.
In Division Three the top action will come at Hillsground where league leaders Meltis Corinthians Reserves journey to face a meeting with third place Marsh Leys and anything but the full three points could well see them lose the top spot to Caldecote A who will start firm favourites for a Harvey Close home victory over Wilshamstead Reserves.
For still 100% Marabese Ceramics its a trip on the road to Steppingley Road to face a meeting with Flitwick Town Reserves, over at Mill Lane, Potton Wanderers will be playing hosts to Riseley Sports Reserves whilst in Russell Park, Blue Chip will be expected to collect the full three points when they play hosts to Sandy A., with other action coming at Stondon Playing Fields where AFC Shillington entertain Kings AFC, at Redbourne School when Twinwoods Thistle seek their first points of the season against Exel United and their is a second division three game in Hillsground where Hartwell host Stewartby Village.