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Sunday 16th September 2007
Another 0-0 Scoreline At Lodge Road
Blunham's lead at the head of The Premier Division supported by McGirls Money Management table is now down to a single point after they were held to a 0-0 draw away at Sharnbrook whose three games this season have yet to produce a goal, Campton holding onto second spot with a impressive 6-1 home win over Riseley Sports, Gary Gibson shooting them into a 3-0 lead with a first half hattrick before Andrew Hayday with a brace and Wayne Goldsmith added further goals in the second period.
Up into third spot and only trailing Campton on goal difference are Sandy who needed two goals from David Lenton to come from behind to win 2-1 at home against Meltis Corinthians for whom Neville Allen had given them hope of retaining their perfect seasons away record with a early goal, the shock of the day perhaps came on The Green where home side Ickwell & Old Warden were beaten 1-3 by Oakley Sports, Deep Banghard, Dean Bowen and Richie Barrett on the scoresheet for the Sportsmen to a home reply from Andrew Vallom.
For goals you needed to be at St Thomas Road where home side Luton Borough run out 8-5 winners over AFC Kempston Town, Currant Mutanga leading the way with a hattrick, Raymond Undi and Gerry Billy striking twice alongside a goal from Gabriel Maisiri against a Andy Smith hattrick plus goals from Jason Simmons and Nigel Drummond for The Town.
Caldecote continued their unbeaten start to the season with a point from a 1-1 home draw with Wilshamstead, Matt Basta their marksman to a reply from Paul Jones, but last seasons champions Westoning Recreation Club were beaten for the third time in five outings when beaten 4-1 at Renhold United, Ron Belfon, James Morris, Paul Daniels and Darren Horn hitting the United goals to a reply from John Taylor.
In The Division One supported by Sportsform action their were wins for the top four sides to remain as you were at the start of play, league leaders Bedford SA holding onto their three point lead at head of the table with a 4-2 win at Flitwick Town, James Dougan netting twice alongside single strikes from Darren Allen and Richard Ambler to a brace in reply from Matt Bibby, for second place Dunton it was a 4-1 home victory over Elstow Abbey thanks to two goals from Tim Jarman and strikes from Wayne Morris and Dave Pugh to a lone reply from Abbey's Josh St Clair-Pierre.
Third place Westoning Recreation Club Reserves meanwhile were holding onto their 100% seasons record with a 3-2 home win over Sandy Reserves thanks to goals from Dean Gadsden, Craig Stevens and Liam Massey to Sandy replies from Lee Threadgold and Ian Jakes, whilst fourth place Reddings Wood enjoyed a 5-2 win away at AFC Kempston Town Reserves for whom Tony Milliotti and Aaron Cullen hit the back of the net.
Elsewhere, Henlow are finding life back in Division One far from easy going down 4-3 at Kempston whose Daniel Bedeau and Jamie Carson netting twice against a brace in reply from Craig Downey and a single strike from James Tizzard, like their first team Caldecote Reserves remain unbeaten for the season winning 6-2 at Marston Social who remain the only side in the division yet to claim a point this campaign, Andrew Spiers doing the main damage with a four goal blast alongside strikes from Jimmy Scott and Max Cooper with Daniel Bullen and John Constable on the scoresheet for The Social.
The days final game in this section seeing a Lawrence Bentham goal with the last kick of the match take Stevington to a 2-1 home win over Royal Oak Kempston, Oak having taken the lead with a goal from Lorenzo Jordan before Darren King levelled matters.
In Division Two, Marston Shelton Rovers lead at the head of the table is up to three points following their 2-0 away win at Woburn Reserves where Chris Patrickson and Aaron Franks were on target has second place Meltis Albion were losing their perfect record for the season in going down 2-3 at home to Bedford College, goals from Asa Garlick and Michael Butler gave Albion a 2-0 lead before replies from Nicole Stancheb, Ryan Conner and Jack Ellis took The College to victory to lift them up into fourth spot in the league standings.
Spliting The Albion and The College in third spot are Putnoe United despite them going down 3-1 at Oakley Sports Reserves, Lee Haughton netting their only goal against Sportsmen's strikes from Ben Brown, Rob Taylor and Matt Chapel, meanwhile Blunham Reserves torrid start to the seasons continues going down 3-6 at home to Newham Athletic whose goals came from a Shaheem Miah brace plus single goals from Nick Attwater, Dan Ellison, Stuart Mann and Ally McDonald to lift The Athletic into fifth place in the table.
Making up the top six are now Mulberry Bush who had late goals from Steve Pledge and Paul Raymond to thank for a 2-0 home win over Great Barford, however seventh place Clifton have games in hand on all the top six clubs after retaining their seasons 100% record with a 5-4 win at Saffron, Greg King grabbing four goals, three of them coming from the penalty spot alongside a strike from Mark Gearing whilst the home goals came via a Simon James brace plus single goals for Daniel Luke and Cabu Arshad.
Meppershall Jurassic kick started their season with their first win in a 6-2 home victory over Renhold Village, Danny Wing hitting a hattrick, Jason Ruff netting twice and Carl Anderson once to Village replies from Giles Sowerby and Delroy Prince whilst Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves claimed their first away win of the campaign 5-2 at Lidlington United Sports thanks to two goals from Danny Swaybak plus strikes from Paul Beith, Matt Neigbour and Neil Faulkner.
In Division Three, Meltis Corinthians Reserves are back on the top of the table on goal difference after they won 5-2 at home against Twinwoods Thistle, Martisse Clarke hitting the target twice and Arron Ram, Rakesh Ram plus Anal Jhalld once against Thistle replies from Nick Payne and Kenny Stevens to leapfrog over Caldecote A who found a goal from Kyle Griffiths-Shilton was only enough to earn them a point from a 1-1 at Riseley Sports Reserves.
Blue Chip remain in third spot after winning 7-2 away at Wilshamstead Reserves, where Carl Townsend bagged four goals alongside goals from Cullam Stuart, Matthew Bailey and James Danobrega to home replies from Chris Atkins and Gary Ward.
Up into fourth place on goal difference are Marabese Ceramics who won 8-0 at home against Lidlington United Sports Reserves with a hattrick from Dom Pollicello, two goals from Romano Marabese and single strikes from Michael Darnell, Colin Stanley and Gary Wing to displace Marsh Leys who were neverless 4-2 away winners at Stewartby Village thanks to brace of goals from Kerion Langley and Marcus Rose to home replies from Jon Pomroy and Thomas Wheelhouse.
Elsewhere, Potton Wanderers were easy 6-0 away winners over Exel United thanks to a hattrick from Adam Giddings, two goals from Nick Cooper and a strike from Chris Baines whilst Sandy A netted their first win of the season 4-2 at home over AFC Shillington, Andrew Wren, Philip Beall, Dan Threadgold and a own goal striking for Sandy to replies from Kevin Fisher and Adam Larson.,with the days other game in this section seeing goals from Adam Franklin and Ben Wallington not being enough to prevent Flitwick Town Reserves from going down to a 2-3 home defeat against Kings AFC.whose goals came from a Luke Clements brace and Marcus Tomlin.
The top action this weekend in The Premier Division supported by McGirls Money Management will come at Moggerhanger Playing Fields where league leaders Blunham receive a visit from Campton but only a positive result either way will guarantee one of them the top spot come five 'o'clock has should the game end in stalemate then Sandy would claim top spot if they come away from their Crawley Road visit to face Woburn with the full three points.
With fourth place Oakley Sports sitting the afternoon they will with certain lose that spot as the next two teams in the table Meltis Corinthians and Renhold United take to the field at Miller Road, whilst seventh plays eighth at Greenfield Road when Westoning Recreation Club look for their first home win of the season against a Luton Borough side that travel looking for their first away win of the campaign.
Meanwhile Caldecote will start firm favourites to at least maintain their unbeaten start to the season when they travel to Gold Street to face bottom of the league Riseley Sports, whilst over at Hillgrounds AFC Kempston Town entertain a Sharnbrook side who are either yet to score or conceed a goal this season having played out three 0-0 draws, with the final game in this division coming at Jubilee Playing Fields where Wilshamstead face a meeting with Ickwell & Old Warden.
In The Division One action supported by Sportsform, league leaders Bedford SA are in home action at Cople Playing Fields against fifth place Kempston whilst second place Dunton face a stern test when they travel to Harvey Close for a meeting with Pete Wallace's Caldecote Reserves who enter the game still unbeaten this term.
It's third against fourth at Cutler Hammer where hosts Reddings Wood defend their 100% home record against Westoning Recreation Club Reserves who travel with a 100% record to date from their opening four games, while over at Rectory Road, Campton Reserves will be both looking for both their first goal and win of the campaign when they host Flitwick Town who likewise have yet to record a win this season.
Meanwhile at Groveside, Henlow will be expected to get back to winning ways when they host bottom of the table Marston Social and there is derby action in Hillgrounds when Royal Oak Kempston seek their first home win of the campaign against visitors AFC Kempston Town Reserves who are still without a win of any kind, a comment that also applies to Elstow Abbey 06 who entertain Stevington.
In Division Two, league leaders Marston Shelton Rovers are in home action against Meppershall Jurassic whilst second place Meltis Albion could perhaps come unstuck for the second week running when they travel to Whiston Crescent for a meeting with still 100% Clifton, for third place Putnoe United it's a chance to get back to winning ways when they host fourth from bottom Lidlington United Sports at Hillgrounds but any slip up could well see Bedford College leap above them in the standings if they collect the full three points from their home Jubilee Park meeting with Oakley Sports Reserves.
Other division two action in Jubilee Park sees Great Barford hosting Blunham Reserves whilst Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves will seek their third win on the bounce with a victory on The Green against sixth place Mulberry Bush who travel still unbeaten on the road this season.
The days other action in this division coming at Emmaus Village School Lane, Carlton where Newham Athletic look for their first home win of the season against bottom club Woburn Reserves who travel seeking their opening point of the campaign and at Renhold Playing Fields where Renhold Village take on Saffron.
In Division Three, league leaders Meltis Corinthians Reserves are on their travels to Mill Lane to face a meeting with Potton Wanderers knowing nothing but the full three points we do if they are to remain on top of the pile as second place Caldecote A should duly collect the full three points haul from their home Harvey Close clash with Exel United.
For third place Blue Chip it's a chance to make it five wins in the row when they host Riseley Sports Reserves in Russell Park and Marabese Ceramics will be expected to collect win number four of the season when they travel to Hillgrounds for a meeting with bottom of the table Hartwell who are yet to open their points tally for the season.
Kings AFC have the chance to creep nearer the head of the table when they go into King George VI Playing Field home action against Sandy A who are yet to gain a point on the road this term whilst after four straight defeats AFC Shillington will look to make amends in their home Stondon Playing Field encounter with Wilshamstead Reserves who have suffered defeats in their last two games to slip into the bottom half of the table.
The days other action in this section coming at Hurst Grove where Lidlington United Sports Reserves seek their opening home win of the campaign when paid a visit from Flitwick Town Reserves who seek their first away win of the season and at Redbourne School where Twinwoods Thistle take the field against Stewartby Village.