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Sunday 7th October 2007
Sandy Beat Luton Borough To Stay Top Of The Table
Sandy remain three points clear at the head of the McGirls Money Management Premier Division table after goals from Rob Gaylor and Stuart Bloomfield extended their winning run to six games with a 2-1 home win over Luton Borough whose goal came from Marshall Gore, Campton holding onto second spot on goal difference from AFC Kempston Town after they won 3-0 away at Westoning Recreation Club thanks to goals from Andrew Hayday, Gary Gibson and Chris Fry whilst Town were 2-0 home winners over Caldecote with strikes from Alex Russell and Percy Chagwiza , the visitors losing goalkeeper Vinney Govoni ten minutes from time with a suspected broken leg.
But hot on the heels of the leading trio are both Ickwell & Old Warden and Oakley Sports who both continued their winning ways, goals from Dave Trundley, Andrew Vallom and Danny Fox taking Ickwell & Old Warden to a 3-0 win at Blunham whilst Jamie McCelland hit all four of Oakley Sports goals in their 4-0 win at Wilshamstead.
Elsewhere, Meltis Corinthians with two goals from Alex Woolston and a strike from Anup Kalyan were 3-0 home winners over Sharnbrook whilst Woburn moved themselves off the bottom of the table at the expense of the non-playing Riseley Sports with their first win of the season 3-1 at home over Renhold United, Aaron Ripley netting twice and Jake Nicholls once to a United reply from Richard Thorton.
In The Sportform Supported Division One action league leaders Bedford SA needed a last minute goal to peg back second place Dunton whose first half goal from Dave Pugh looked likely to give them the full three points and the leadership of the league table, whilst third place Westoning Recreation Club Reserves moved to within goal difference of Dunton after goals from Lawrence Taylor and Andy Bassett took them to a 2-0 win at Elstow Abbey 06.
Reddings Wood holding onto fourth spot after goals from James Grandidge, Paul Kockles and Richard Garnham to a lone reply from Steve Jakes took them to a 3-1 home win over Sandy Reserves, to stay a point ahead of Kempston who were 3-2 away winners at Campton Reserves, Jarvis Anderson, Jamie Carson and Andy Klein netting their goals to a brace in reply from Kerion Dempsey.
Elsewhere, Henlow needed to play the last fifty minutes of their home game with Stevington with just ten men after Adam Buckingham was sent off, the game ending 2-2 with home strikes from Peter Saunders and Greg Hall to away replies from Simon Sheath and Clinton Tatham. whilst Flitwick Town came up with their first win of the season 3-1 at home over Marston Social to leave the losers still without a point this season, Jim Baytum twice and Mark Bartlett scoring for The Town to a Social reply from James Armstrong.
The days other game in this section bringing AFC Kempston Town Reserves a 2-1 away win at Caldecote Reserves thanks to a double strike from Gary Clarke to a home reply from Andrew Spiers.
In Division Two, Marston Shelton Rovers lead at the head of the table is now down to a single point after they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Meltis Albion, Steve Marsh netting from the penalty spot for The Rovers to a reply from Albion's Scott Alleyne, jumping up into second spot are Putnoe United who run out 5-1 home winners over Blunham Reserves, Dave Riley with a brace supported by single strikes from Ryan Martin, Antony Blackman and Kole Catchpole the United marksmen to a Blunham reply from Cullum McGlynn.
Trailing United on goal difference only are third place Bedford College who were 6-1 home winners over Lidlington United Sports with two goals from Martin Ivy plus strikes from Yudia Inchkawa, Scott Sinclair, Oiliver Duff and Grant Hearme, whilst Saffron climbed up into fifth place with a 5-1 win at Newham Athletic, Daniel Luke netting twice plus Jatindber Bhangle, James West and Simon James also found the back of the net to a Athletic reply from Shaheen Miah.
Elsewhere it was goals all the way at Renhold where The Village drew 4-4 with visitors Clifton, Adam Powell hitting two alongside goals from Delroy Prince and Giles Sowerby against Clifton strikes from Craig Pateman (2) plus Greg King and Barry Hallybone, but at Oakley it was a different story has Oakley Sports Reserves and Mulberry Bush played out a 0-0 draw,
The days other game in this division seeing goals from Carl Anderson and Danny Wing earn Meppershall Jurassic a point from a 2-2 draw at Great Barford, whilst Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves home game with Woburn Reserves was called off when the visitors failed to raise a side.
Blue Chip remain on top of the Division Three table after goals from James Bowen (2) plus Pete Smith and Michael Lamont took them to a 4-1 home win over Meltis Corinthians Reserves but just two points behind them and with two games in hand are Marabese Ceramics who won 10-0 away at Twinwoods Thistle, Dom Policello on the scoresheet five times, Michael Darnell twice plus single goals from Romano Marabese, Daniel Sorrell and Kevin Stanley.
Caldecote A taking over the third spot from Meltis Corinthians Reserves after winning 5-2 at home over Stewartby Village, Lee Adams hitting a hattrick supported by goals from Jack Dicks and Stuart Finding tp a brace in reply from Chris Beads .
Elsewhere, Marsh Leys with two goals from Kevin Langley and strikes from Joe Rogers and Simon Wade were 4-0 home winners over Flitwick Town Reserves whilst Kings AFC kepted themselves in the top six with a 6-1 home win over Wilshamstead Reserves, Nathan Clements bagging four goals and Josh Clements and Lee Morgan weighing in with a goal each to a Wilshamstead reply from the penalty spot via the boot of Dan Downing.
The days other action seeing Riseley Sports Reserves win 1-0 at Sandy A and AFC Shillington netting their best win of the season 7-0 at home over Exel United, Adam Larsen hitting a hattrick, Sam Larsen netting twice plus strikes from Ryan Newberry and Johnnie Wiles whilst Hartwell failed to raise a side for their home fixture against Lidlington United Sports Reserves.
This coming weekends action for the clubs in the Bedfordshire Football League Premier Division supported by McGirls Money Management is to go to battle in the opening round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy where perhaps the tougest task is faced by Ickwell & Old Warden who are on the road for a meeting with the current Trophy Holders AFC Dunstable who are again enjoying a succesful season at the top end of The Molten Sparten South Midlands League Division Two table and of course removed Ickwell from the competition last season with a 3-0 win on The Green.
Other clubs facing opposition from the Molten Sparten South Midlands League are Wilshamstead who travel to high flying Division Two side Kents Athletic and Renhold United who entertain Division One side Arlesey Athletic, the other five ties being all Bedfordshire League affairs, two of the ties seeing clubs meet for the second time inside fourteen days namely at Rectory Road where Campton will be visited by AFC KempstonTown who beat them 3-1 in league whilst at Harvey Close, Caldecote host Blunham again following their 1-1 stalemate in the league on the same day.
Other action comes at Bedford Road where Sandy are at home to Westoning Recreation Club and the home club should be confident of making the passage into Round Two having netted a 3-0 won on their visitors ground just a month ago, whilst over at Crawley Road, Woburn will be looking to put their poor league form behind them when they entertain Luton Borough whilst Sharnbrook and Oakley Sports go to battle at Lodge Road having already shared a 0-0 draw in the league at the same venue back in August.
Action in Division One supported by Sportsform sees the top game come at Horseshoes Close where second placed Dunton put their 100% home record on the line against local rivals Henlow who will be anxious to at least earn a share of the spoils to keep them amongest the pack of clubs pushing for promotion, meanwhile league leaders Bedford SA look to have a more simpler tasks on their hands to collect three points when they journey to face Marston Social.
Their is derby action down at Sunderland Road where Sandy Reserves look for their first home win of the season against Campton Reserves who travel looking for their first away league win of the season, for Caldecote Reserves unbeaten on the road this season in the league it's a trip to face Stevington and Elstow Abbey 06 make the short journey to Hillgrounds seeking their first win of the season against hosts AFC Kempston Town Reserves who are yet to win on home soil this season.
The division other action coming at Cutler Hammer where Kempston put their 100% home record on the line against visitors Flitwick Town who are yet to win on the road this season.
In Division Two, league leaders Marston Shelton Rovers are on the road to Russell Park to face what looks like a tricky game against fifth place Saffron has they seek to keep their seasons 100% away record intacted, whilst at Moggerhanger Playing Fields, Blunham Reserves are in local derby action against Ickwell & Old Warden.Reserves.seeking only their second win of the season.
For Great Barford it's a home game at Hillgrounds against bottom of the table Woburn Reserves who remain without a point this season whilst at the same venue Mulberry Bush entertain third place Putnoe United, meanwhile over in Jubilee Park. Meppershall Jurassic look to take their unbeaten run to four games when they receive a visit from still 100% on the road Newham Athletic.
The days other two games in this division being at Miller Road where fourth place Meltis Albion are in home action against Renhold Village who are yet to claim a point on the road this campaign and at Oakley where Oakley Sports Reserves entertain third from bottom club Lidlington United Sports.
In Division Three, Blue Chip will be expected to keep their place at the head of the table with the three points from their Hillgrounds visit to face bottom of the table Exel United, but the top game of the day in this section takes place in Jubilee Park where fourth placed hosts Meltis Corinthians Reserves lay their 100% home record on the line against visiting third place Caldecote A who travel still unbeaten this campaign.
Marabese Ceramics still 100% at home this season and currently sitting in second place are in Cople Playing Fields action against visitors Marsh Leys who after a five game unbeaten run are now up into fifth spot and will be no pushovers whilst second from bottom Hartwell will be seeking their opening away points of the season when they travel to Steppingley Road for a meeting with Flitwick Town Reserves.
Other action sees Kings AFC favourites for the three points when they travel to Hurst Grove to be entertained by Lidlington United Sports Reserves who are without any home points this season to date, whilst at Gold Street, Riseley Sports Reserves will be expected to keep their unbeaten home record going when paid a visit from AFC Shillington whose three away games to date have all ended in defeat.
For Sandy A still without a away point this season it's a trip to face a Wilshamstead Reserves side that has lost it's last four games whilst Potton Wanderers look to extend their unbeaten ways to five games when they hit the road face Stewartby Village.