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Sunday 23rd September 2007
Campton Take Over Premier Division Top Spot
Campton are the new leaders of The Premier Division Supported by McGirls Money Management league table after they claimed a 5-1 away win at the home of start of play table toppers Blunham, Andrew Hayday and Gary Gibson leading the way with a brace of goals each supported by a strike from James Wilshaw, the defeat dropping Blunham down into third spot has Sandy moved to within goal difference of the new leaders with a 3-0 away win at bottom club Woburn thanks to goals from Matthew McCartney, Stuart Bloomfield and Gary Fil.
Up into fourth spot are Luton Borough who enjoyed a 7-1 away win romp at Westoning Recreation Club with hattricks from Raymond Undi and Current Mutanga plus a strike from Ticha Nyenda to a home reply from Nick Shirley but even they were outscored by Ickwell & Old Warden who turned in the performance of the day when winning 10-1 at Wilshamstead, Danny Fox bagging four goals, Zac Rowe hitting a hattrick to go alongside a brace from Ricky Aris and a strike from Steve Thomas.to a lone home reply from Paul Jones.
However it was the home clubs who claimed the points in the remaining three games, Riseley Sports with goals from Darren Minney and Mark Joiner winning for the first time this season in sending Caldecote to their first defeat of the campaign 2-1 at Gold Street, Darren Waddington the visitors goalscorer, whilst Meltis Corinthians won by the same margin over Renhold United at Miller Road thanks to goals from Aaron Hazelwood and Justin Patterson to a reply from United's Chris Huckle.
The days final game taking AFC Kempston Town to a 3-0 win over Sharnbrook who are still looking for their opening goal of the season.
Their is no change at the head of The Division One Supported by Sportsform league table after the afternoon brought wins for the top two sides, leaders Bedford SA staying three points clear of Dunton who have played a game less after their 5-1 home romp over Kempston, Mark Kelly netting twice alongside single strikes from James Allen, Garath Arzu and Aaron Edwards to a reply from Kempston's Jamie Carson, whilst Dunton were 4-1 away winners at Caldecote Reserves with goals from Dave Pugh, Wayne Morris, Tom McGhee and David Gill to a home reply from Andrew Spiers.
Third place Westoning Recreation Club Reserves losing ground on the top two clubs when held to a 1-1 draw at Reddings Wood, Dean Gadsden their marksman to a home reply from James Grandidge, whilst Henlow are now up into fifth spot following their 9-1 home win over bottom club Marston Social, James Tizzard netting a hattrick, Pete Saunders and Adam Buckingham a brace each plus single goals from Marcus Clement and Rees Tudball with Daniel Bullen netting the lone Social reply.
Elsewhere, Campton Reserves claimed their first win of the season with a 3-1 home victory over Flitwick Town, Kerion Dempsey striking twice and Justin Barker once to a Town reply from Craig Hyde, but Elstow Abbey 06 are still in search of their first win after going down 1-5 at home against Stevington, Darren King and Matt Gillett both netting twice and Gavin White once for the winners to a reply from a Antony Hubbard penalty, the days other game in this section also going to the away side when goals from Royal Oak Kempston's Lloyd Turner and Lorenzo Jordan were not enough to save them going down to a 2-3 defeat to AFC Kempston Town Reserves.
Marston Shelton Rovers lead at the head of The Division Three table is now up to four points but their seasons 100% record is gone after they needed to come from two goals down to claim a 2-2 home draw against Meppershall Jurassic, Karl Anderson with a brace putting Meppershall 2-0 up at the break before strikes from Lee Dudley and Steve Marsh earned Rovers a point, has second place Meltis Albion lost ground by losing 2-0 away at Clifton for whom Mark Gearing and Greg King were on the scoresheet.
Up into third spot and trailing The Albion on goal difference only are Putnoe United who run out 5-2 home winners over Lidlington United Sports with goals from Bradley Taylor, David Riley, Lee Horton, Jordan Kumar and Antony Blackman and joining United on twelve points in fourth spot are Bedford College 3-0 home winners over Oakley Sports Reserves, Sami Guri, Scott Sinclair and the aptly named Yudai the student goalscorers.
In fifth spot still are Newham Athletic who were 4-2 home winners over bottom club Woburn Reserves with goals from Martin Dazley, Ally Mcdonald, Matt Young and Shaheem Miah to Safari Boys replies from Rob Bowers and Phil Stapleton whilst Mulberry Bush hold onto sixth spot after a 3-1 victory at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves thanks to goals from Darren Gough,Gary Canazno and Pasquale Ventriglia to a home reply from Neil Faulkner .
The days other game in this section seeing Saffron win 2-1 at Renhold Village, Simon James and Matthew Bruney their marksman to home reply from Adam Powell.
In Division Three, Meltis Corinthians Reserves were beaten for the first time this season when going down 4-3 at Potton Wanderers where two goals from Martisse Clark and a goal from Earl Patterson were not enough to save them from defeat has the home side struck with two goals from Joe Aris and single strikes from Chris Baines and Nick Cooper , thus losing their spot at the head of the table on goal difference to Marabese Ceramics who were 10-1 away winners at bottom club Hartwell, Michael Darnell hitting five goals, Dom Pollicello four and Daniel Sorrell once to a lone reply from Nathan Jacobs.
Caldecote A dropping into third spot and missing the chance to head the standings after their home game against Exel United was called off when the visitors failed to raise a side for the journey to Harvey Close, meanwhile their was a shock in store for fourth place Blue Chip who found a brace of goals from James Bowen could not save them going down 2-3 at home against Riseley Sports Reserves.
Other clubs also picking up away wins were Flitwick Town Reserves 8-0 winners at Lidlington United Sports Reserves, Ben Wallington leading the way with four goals, Andy Sherritt hitting a brace plus single strikes from Stuart Veron and Grant Archer, whilst Stewartby Village won 4-3 at Twinwoods Thistle, Tom Wheelhouse leading the way with two goals alongside strikes from Chris Beads and Mike Reid to a home hattrick in reply from Nick Payne.
The days other two games bringing home wins for AFC Shillington and Kings AFC, Shillington winning for the first time since the opening day of the season when 5-4 winners over Wilshamstead Reserves thanks to a brace from Adam Larson to go alongside a own goal and strikes from Sam Larson and Luke Webb to replies from a Shane Wharton brace plus Gary Ward and Michael Barrett., whilst Kings AFC with two goals from Josh Clements and a goal from Marcus Tomlin were 3-2 winners over Sandy A for whom Dan Threadgold and Tom Smith found the back of the net.
The action this coming weekend in The Premier Division Supported by McGirls Money Management sees league leaders Campton in home Rectory Road action seeking to extend their winning run to five games when paid a visit from AFC Kempston Town whose only away success of the season came on the opening day of the season at last seasons champions Westoning Recreation Club but they will travel in the knowledge of knowing they won at Rectory Road last season, also seeking their fifth win on the bounce are second place Sandy who travel to face what could well be a tricky game against Renhold United who are still 100% for the campaign on their own patch.
Their is derby action at Harvey Close where Caldecote entertain Blunham with both sides being anxious to return to wining ways after defeats last weekend whilst fourth place Luton Borough look to keep the winning habit going at St Thomas's Road when they entertain Meltis Corinthians who start the day trailing their hosts only on goal difference in the league table.
After last weekend's romp at Wilshamstead, Ickwell & Old Warden return to The Green for a home clash with Riseley Sports seeking to collect their first full three points on home soil this season against a Sportsmans side that travel seeking to open their away points tally for the campaign,( this game being subject to a earlier/ late kick off or venue change due to Ickwell Reserves Beds FA Junior Cup Tie ) meanwhile at Lodge Road, Sharnbrook without a goal all season look to put that right when they entertain last seasons champions Westoning Recreation Club whose only six points from their opening six games this season have come on the road at Woburn and Meltis Corinthians
The days final game in this section taking bottom club Woburn on the road to face Oakley Sports who will be playing their first home game of this new season.
For the remainder of The Bedfordshire League sides it's action in the opening round of The Bedfordshire Junior Cup, where the opportunity for a spot of so called giant killing are plentiful with five Division Three sides having home advantage over opposition from Dvision One and if their are going to be any shocks then one might suggest these could well come from Marabese Ceramics the Division Three league leaders who entertain Dunton or in Hillgrounds where Marsh Leys host Stevington.as in the other three ties you would expect Henlow to win their Harvey Close tie against Caldecote A, AFC Kempston Reserves to be to strong for Meltis Corinthians Reserves in Jubilee Park and last seasons beaten finalists Sandy Reserves to safely navigate their way passed Kings AFC at King George VI Playing Fields in Clapham
The only Division three side faced with an away tie against Division one opposition are Twinwoods Thistle who travel to Cutler Hammer for a meeting with Kempston, but it's not all bad news for Division one clubs with five others also receiving .home ties, Flitwick Town in Steppingly Road action against Division two side Renhold Village who are yet to win on the road this season, Westoning Recreation Club Reserves going into Greenfield Road action against Division two high flyers Bedford College whilst it will be a major surprise if Bedford SA fail to make it into the next round when they host Blunham Reserves, so if we are going to get a Division one side beaten at home then it could well be Elstow Abbey 06 who will be somewhat nervous that they are due a visit from Division two 100% for the season Clifton.or at Marston Social who entertain Division two outfit Saffron.
Other ties see a all Division two clash at Crawley Road where Woburn Reseeves receive a visit from league leaders Marston Shelton Rovers who have already won at Crawley Road in the league this season whilst their is a all Division three derby clash at Hurst Grove where Lidlington United Sports Reserves host Stewartby Village.seeking to avenge a earlier league defeat, other Division three sides at home are Wilshamstead Reserves who will have their work cut out to prevent Newham Athletic progressing into the next round and simliar tough tasks await Exel United who entertain Oakley Sports Reserves in Hillgrounds and AFC Shillington who go into Stondon Playing Field action against Putnoe United.
For Great Barford of Division two it's a chance to pity their wits against Division one side Campton Reserves in Jubilee Park and you would expect Meppershall Jurassic of Division two to overcome Division three side Riseley Sports Reserves at the same venue., while it's North Bucks League opponents for Caldecote Reserves travelling to face Heath United ( RBL) Reserves and Royal Oak Kempston in home Hillgrounds action against Southcott Village.
Meanwhile it's Bedfordshire League against Luton District and South Beds League when Mulberry Bury play hosts to Christians In Sports Reserves in Hillgrounds and Ickwell & Old Warden entertain Crown ( Sundon ) FC plus Lidlington United Sports are on the road to face USL Galiacticos.