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Sunday 9th September 2007
Marston Shelton Rovers Hit 17 Goals Passed Blunham
Blunham's lead at the head of The Premier Division Supported by McGirls Money Management table is up to three points after they made it three wins in a row with a 3-1 home victory over Luton Borough, Michael Jones netting twice and Joe Cooper once to a Borough reply from Anderson Bungigzire, whilst start of play second place Westoning Recreation Club dropped down to fifth spot after being beaten 3-0 at home by Sandy, Rob Gaylor, Matthew McCartney and Nick Jones netting the goals to lift their side to fourth spot in the league standings.

The new occupants of second spot are Campton who despite failing behind to a early goal from Wilshamstead Colin Merritt fought back with a brace of goals from Gary Gibson and strikes from Andrew Hayday plus Wayne Goldsmith to claim their first away win of the campaign 4-1, up into third spot are last seasons division one champions Meltis Corinthians who won 4-3 at Woburn with goals from Jason Allison, Neville Allen, Anup Kalyan and Dean Warren from the penalty spot to home replies from Luke Broadbent, Nick Skolsky and Jason Bartlett.

Elsewhere after two straight defeats, AFC Kempston Town returned to form with a 3-1 home win over Renhold United thanks to goals from Andy Smith, Tom Pitts and Alex Russell to a United reply from Darren Horn.

In The Division One Supported by Sportsform action Bedford SA maintained their three point lead at the head of the standings when goals from James Allen and John Reece took them to a 2-0 win at Campton Reserves and with start of play second place Westoning Recreation Club Reserves sitting the afternoon out Dunton took full advantage to overtake them in the league table with a 9-2 away win at Royal Oak Kempston, Tim Jarman leading the way with four goals, Tom McGee netting twice plus solo goals from Dave Pugh, Sam Churms and Wayne Morris.

Their was also a glut of goals at Harvey Close where Caldecote Reserves claimed their first win of the season 8-2 over previously 100% Kempston, Jack Gabbitas and Bruce Bass both on the scoresheet twice alongside goals from Andrew Spiers, Chris Lindsay, Stuart Kemp and Jimmy Scott to Kempston replies from Dale Matthews and Andy Klein, meanwhile after defeats last weekend both Henlow and Reddings Wood returned to winning ways with six goal blasts, Henlow winning 6-1 at home against Flitwick Town where Graham Leger lead the way with a hattrick supported by strikes from Rees Tudball, Chris Kennendy and Pete Saunders to a lone reply from Town's Matt Bibby whilst Reddings Wood were 6-2 home winners over Stevington, Paul Nockles netting twice supported and helped by strikes from Richard Garnham, Jimmy Gandidge, Kevin Simlow and a own goal with Stevington's goals coming from Garath King and Clinton Tatham.

The days other game in this division seeing Sandy Reserves and AFC Kempston Town Reserves share the points in a 2-2 Bedford Road draw, Lee Threadgold bagging both goals for the home side with Town's replies coming via Gary Johnson and a own goal.

Marston Shelton Rovers are the new league leaders of the Division Two table after their thumping 17-1 home win over Blunham Reserves, Steve Marsh and Chris Patrickson both netting four times, Chris Cook hitting a hattrick, Aaron Franks grabbing a brace plus single strikes from Alan Ashpole and Dean Clake to add to the two own goals, The Rovers thus taking over the top spot on goal difference from Meltis Albion who neverless retained their 100% seasons record with a 3-1 home victory over Saffron thanks to goals from Tony McGoven, Michael Butler and Darren Ashpole, whose lone reply came from Simon James..

Meanwhile Putnoe United also maintained their 100% record having played a game less than the top two with a 3-2 away win at Bedford College, Lee Horton, Daniel Green and Cameron Brown their goalscorers to a Nicola Stanchev brace in reply, elsewhere their were first wins of the season for Lidlington United Sports, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves plus Renhold Village, Lidlington with two goals from John Wright and a strike from Gary Whitbread winning 3-2 at Great Barford for whom Daniel Stafford and Freddie Windram were on target, while a lone goal from Lewis Giddings was enough to claim the three points for Ickwell & Old Reserves in a 1-0 home win over Oakley Sports Reserves and goals from David Box and Stuart Kester against a reply from Garath Restall took Renhold Village to a 2-1 home win over Woburn Reserves.

The days other game in this division seeing Newham Athletic and Mulberry Bush play out a 0-0 draw.

In Division Three start of play league leaders Meltis Corinthians Reserves were to be held to a 0-0 draw away at Marsh Leys and lose out on top spot to Caldecote A who claimed a 3-2 home win over Wilshamstead Reserves thanks to a brace of goals from Matt Basta and a strike from Kyle Griffiths-Shilton to a brace in reply from Shane Wharton.

Up into third spot are Blue Chip following their 6-2 home win over Sandy A, with goals from Carl Townsend, Cullum Stuart, James Bowen, James Danobrega, Marcus Walker and Daniel Avis doing the damage, Philip Beall and Martin Coll on the scoresheet for Sandy, The Chipboys climbing above the forth-mentioned Marsh Leys and Wilshamstead Reserves plus Marabese Ceramics who lost their seasons 100% record when held to a 0-0 draw at Flitwick Town Reserves.

Elsewhere their were first wins of the season for Stewartby Village, Kings AFC and Twinwoods Thistle, Stewartby netting a 3-1 away win at Hartwell with two goals from Shaun Winconek and a strike from Garath O'Brien to a reply from Gavin Underwood while John Clements lone goal was enough to take Kings AFC to a 1-0 win at AFC Shillington, Twinwoods meanwhile were 8-3 home winners over Exel United, Nick Payne leading the way with a hattrick, Craig Cook netting twice alongside single goals from Nick Shaw, Ally Inwood and Ben Ewing with Tom Ashurst, Andrea Sturniolo and James Field hitting United's reply.

The days other game in this division seeing Potton Wanderers draw 2-2 at home against Riseley Sports reserves.

This weekends coming action in The Premier Division Supported by McGirls Money Management sees league leaders Blunham on the road to Lodge Road to face a meeting with hosts Sharnbrook whose two games so far this campaign have ended in 0-0 scorelines, whilst over at Rectory Road second place Campton entertain Riseley Sports who currently sit on the bottom of the league standings having lost their opening two games.

The game of the day in this division could well come at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where third place Meltis Corinthians travel to face fourth spot Sandy, The Sweetboys four games to date seeing a total of twenty-eight goals scored in stark contrast to Sandy's opening three games producing just seven goals.

For last seasons champions Westoning Recreation Club its a trip on the road to face Renhold United who will be staging their opening league game of the season, whilst over at Harvey Close, Caldecote will be expected to continue their unbeaten start to the season when they receive a visit from Wilshamstead, just along the road on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden after two straight home stalemates will seek their first full three home points when paid a visit from Jim Burke's Oakley Sports with the days other action coming at Luton Regional Sports Centre which is the venue for Luton Borough home game with AFC Kempston Town.

Action in Division One Supported by Sportsform takes 100% league leaders Bedford SA on the road to Steppingley Road for a showdown with hosts Flitwick Town who will be seeking their opening win of the campaign whilst the next two clubs in the league standings and 100% themselves both have home games, second place Dunton in Horseshoes Close action against Elstow Abbey 06 who are yet to claim a win this season and Westoning Recreation Club Reserves receive a visit to Greenfield Road by Sandy Reserves.who always seem to perform better on away soil.

Other action sees Caldecote Reserves on the road to face second from bottom Marston Social whilst bottom club Stevington are in home action against Royal Oak Kempston, with the days other two games coming at Cutler Hammer where Kempston seek to get back to winning ways when paid a visit by Henlow and at Hillgrounds where AFC Kempston Town Reserves still seeking their opening win of the season has they entertain Reddings Wood.

In Division Two, it's top against bottom action at Crawley Road where basement club Woburn Reserves entertain league leaders Marston Shelton Rovers, but the pick of the days action in this section could well come either at Miller Road where second place Meltis Albion host fourth place Bedford College or in Russell Park which is the venue for Saffron home game against Clifton.

Over at Moggerhanger Playing Fields, Blunham Reserves will seek to put their nightmare trip to Marston Shelton Rovers behind them when they play hosts to Newham Athletic, and Meppershall Jurassic could well kick start their season when they host Renhold Village in Jubilee Park.

Other action in this division coming at Hurst Grove where Lidlington United Sports receive a visit from Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, at Oakley where Oakley Sports Reserves look to have a tough task on their hands has they seek their first home win of the season against third place Putnoe United and at Hillgrounds where Mulberry Bush entertain Great Barford.

Action in Division Three takes 100% league leaders Caldecote A on the road to Gold Street for a meeting with Riseley Sports Reserves and any slip up by the boys from Harvey Close could well see Meltis Corinthians Reserves regain the top spot if has expected they collect the three points from their home clash in Jubilee Park with Twinwoods Thistle.

For third place Blue Chip it's a trip on the road to Jubilee Playing Fields and tough game against hosts Wilshamstead Reserves whilst still unbeaten Marabese Ceramics should enchance their promotion hopes when they entertain lowly Lidlington United Sports Reserves at Cople Playing Fields.

Fourth meets sixth when Marsh Leys make the journey down the road for a local derby meeting with Stewartby Village whilst Sandy A will be looking to climb off the bottom of the table with a result from their Sunderland Road meeting with AFC Shillington who travel on the back of three straight defeats which has dropped them into the bottom five of the league table.

For Exel United it's a home game at Hillgrounds against Potton Wanderers who could move into the top six with a win whilst you would expect Kings AFC to at least gain a point from their visit to Steppingly Road to face Flitwick Town Reserves.
updated 11-09-2007
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