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Saturday 03rd May 2008
Bedford College Crowned Division Two Champions
The 2007/08 Premier Division season was to draw to a close last weekend with league champions Campton rounding off their season with a 2-1 away win at Meltis Corinthians where Daniel Webb popped up with his first goal of the campaign in the closing minute of play to prevent the home side having a share of the spoils after earlier a home stike from Aaron Hazelwood had been cancelled out by Stephen Gaye, Meltis coming off the pitch thinking they had blown their chances of finishing third only to discover a goal from Matty Smith had taken AFC Kempston Town to a 1-0 home win over Blunham to keep The Sweetboys in that much wanted third place.
Elsewhere league runners-up Oakley Sports were finishing the season on a high note with a 7-2 home victory over Sharnbrook, Jamie McLennan and John Hislop coming up with braces alongside strikes from Owen Rush, Jamie Endersby and Dave Baxter to a brace in reply from Shaun Barnett.
For Sandy its a fifth spot finish on goal difference behind the non-playing Ickwell & Old Warden after they ended a run of nine games without a win with a 1-0 home victory over Woburn thanks to a David Lenton penalty, defeat slipping The Safari Boys to bottom spot after Wilshamstead 3-0 home success over Riseley Sports to end their seventeen game losing run, David Benson on the scoresheet twice supported by a goal from Michael Jones.
The days final game in the top flight seeing Westoning Recreation Club come up with a 6-1 home win over Renhold United, Robbie Faulkner netting a hattrick, Eric Van Der Ven two and Ollie Summers once to a United reply from Sam Maddix.
In Division One Supported By Sportsform action, second place Henlow were to go down to a last day home defeat at the hands of local rivals Campton Reserves 1-2, for whom Craig Smith and Ollie Morgan landed the vital blows, Andy Newton on the scoresheet for the home side who were to rue penalty misses from both Pete Saunders and Guiseppe Fallano.
Meanwhile third place Dunton were held to a 2-2 home draw by Kempston, Tom McGhee and Lee Threadgold the home marksmen to replies from Daniel Burraway and a Tom Buck penalty, with the final game in this section seeing Marston Social with a 5-3 home win over Sandy Reserves end the visitors four game winning run, Simon Steele hitting a hattrick alongside strikes from Daniel Goddard and Dan Parkes whilst Sandy's replies came via Chris Hartwell, Bradley Head and Mark Jennings.
In Division Two action Bedford College were crowned the seasons league champions after a runaway 7-2 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers, Sammy Guri hitting the back of the net four times, Eric Okoth twice and Martin Ivy once whilst The Rovers replies came from Aaron Franks and Jim Burraway, all of which means they stayed three points clear of Meltis Albion who take the silver medals following a 6-0 home stroll over Blunham Reserves, Scott Alleyne netting twice to take his seasons total to fifty supported by a brace from Darren Ashpole plus single strikes from Michael Butler and Tom Hughes.
In the days other two games in this division it was the visitors who came out on top, a home goal from Alex Burrows not being enough to save Lidlington United Sports from a 1-4 home defeat against Meppershall Jurassic whilst two goals from Shazed Satter and a goal from Jaminder Bhangle took Saffron to a 3-1 win at Oakley Sports Reserves.
Division Three action brought about just four games but plenty of goals with eight coming in the wooden spoon contest at Hurst Grove where Lidlington United Sports Reserves beat Exel United 5-3, Robert Cacchio hitting a hattrick plus Neil Rogers and Daniel Newby one each for United Sports to a Jermey Aceto hattrick for the new wooden spooners
A total of goals that was bettered at Stondon where the home side AFC Shillington were being beaten 4-5 by Caldecote A, Stuart Finding and Leeroy Odd both netting twice alongside a goal from Bryan Ambrose to home replies from Sam Larsen two plus Paul Andrews and Jordan Robbins.
Meanwhile Marabese Ceramics were 4-1 home winners over Meltis Corinthians Reserves to swap fourth and fifth places in the divisions final table, Dominic Policella netting twice plus Michael Darnell and Colin Stanley also finding the back of the net for the winners with The Sweetboys reply coming from Martisse Clark.
The days final game seeing Marsh Leys and Sandy A share the spoils in a 2-2 draw, Liam Parker on the mark twice for The Leys to replies from Dan Threadgold and Ian Hammitt for Sandy.