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Sunday 11th January 2009
Preview Of Next Weekends Action After Yesterday's Wipe Out
Preview For Saturday 17th January 2009
Following a complete wipe out of The Bedfordshire Football League programme last weekend due to frozen pitches hopes of some action this weekend should be much brighter for a programme of Bedfordshire FA Cup games in The Senior and Junior Trophy plus a normal league programme for those not involved in cup action.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy
The Senior Trophy has now reached the Quarter-Final stage with just three Bedfordshire Football League clubs left in the competition but a Semi-Final spot is guaranteed for one club has Campton currently sitting in second spot in The Premier Division Supported By Sportsform table take on Jim Burke's Oakley Sports at Rectory Road where you would expect them to start has favourites to progress having only been defeated just once on home soil this campaign by current league leaders Caldecote against a travelling Sportsman's side that has tasted victory just one on their travels this season.
For the third Bedfordshire Football League side involved Riseley Sports the task looks a big one has they hit the road to Beverley Road to face Sparten South Midlands League club 61FC Luton who are currently enjoying their best season for many a year has they currently sit in second spot of The Division Two table just three points shy of the league leaders AFC Dunstable but with four games in hand, a poistion that has been helped by a run of six wins and a draw from their last seven home games, both these games will kick off at 1.30pm.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Round Three
After last weekends wipe out its a case of trying again in all eight ties, and for current Bedfordshire Football League Division One league leaders Flitwick Town that means a home tie at Steppingley Road against Luton & District & South Beds League outfit USL Galacticos where you would expect them to claim a place in the hat for the Quarter-Final draw and should current Division Two league leaders Blunham Reserves come up with the same results from their Moggerhanger Playing Fields encounter with Farley Boys from the same league then the 2009 Final will once again be a all Bedfordshire Football League affair has the remaining six ties are all Bedfordshire Football League affairs.
In these ties you would expect perhaps Kings AFC of Division Two with home advantage in hosting Division Three side Riseley Sports Reserves at their King George VI Playing Fields base will start firm favourites to make it into the hat for the next round but that's what we said prior to their Watson Shield Final clash last season and we all now know what happen there, whilst over at Harvey Close on current league form hosts Caldecote A should progress at the expense of fellow Division Three club Meppershall AFC.
But the other four ties look much harder to call and a spot of giant-killing could well be on the cards none more so than at Hillgrounds where Division Three high flyers Marsh Leys still with a 100% record on home soil this season will prove a tough nut to crack for the visiting Division One outfit AFC Kempston Town Reserves whilst just down the road at Culter Hammer hosts Kempston Hammers Sports will have to be on a going day if they are to overcome the visit of in-form Potton Wanderers from Division Two.
Meanwhile for Division Two promotion chasers Great Barford its a tricky looking home clash at their Playing Fields headquarters against current Division Three league leaders Leighton United whilst at Cople Playing Fields hosts Marabese Ceramics from Division Two are quite capable of achieving a shock result over the visting Stevington from Division One.
Again like in The Senior Trophy all these games will kick off at 1.30pm
Premier Division Supported By Sportsform
The top flight programme this weekend is reduced to just five games and for current league leaders Caldecote that means a trip on the road to face Renhold United has they go in search of league win number eleven on the bounce but the task will not be a easy one has their hosts are currently on a six game undefeated run on home soil and having drawn at Harvey Close on the opening day of the season will more than fancy their chances of causing a upset.
For third place Meltis Corinthians who still retain the Division's only unbeaten league record this season its a home encounter at Miller Road against a travelling Henlow side that has won on its last two journey's away from Groveside whilst on The Green its local derby action with a clash between hosts Ickwell & Old Warden and their visitors Dunton, Ickwell having won just twice on home soil this campaign will be up against a Dunton outfit that has won four of its seven away games to date and who will more than fancy at least a share of the spoils.
Over at Lodge Road, Sharnbrook who have lost just once on home soil in their last six outings entertain a Blunham side that has tasted victory just once in its last six games whilst for AFC Kempston Town who are now without a win in their last six outings its a trip to face bottom of the table Bedford Sports Athletic.
Division One .
The now revised Division One programme is down to one of just four games at The Warren, second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who have lost all of their last six league outings receive a visit from a Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves side that travel now unbeaten on their last six trips away from The Green and in the knowledge that a victory would lift them up to fourth place in the league standings and with current bottom of the table Sandy Reserves hosting Marston Social at Bedford Road Recreation Ground a third home win on the bounce for Richard Wheatley's side would with anything other than a home win at The Warren dump Elstow Abbey onto the bottom of the table.
However should both of the bottom two sides come up with a result then that bottom spot come next Saturday evening could well be occupied by Royal Oak Kempston who face no easy task in getting a result when they host in form Woburn at Cyselco Park, whilst Harvey Close is the venue for the division only other game where Caldecote Reserves with just one win from their last seven outings host a Kempston side that has won four of its last five away games.
Like in Division One the revised league action is down to just four games but for Meppershall Juraasic its a chance to climb back up to second spot in the league standings should they come away from their visit to Marston Shelton Rovers whose home record of late just one win from the last four outings suggest they might just achieve their aim especially has The Jurrasic Boys travel still unbeaten on the road this season in league action.
For fifth place Meltis Corinthians Reserves who like Meppershall are still unbeaten on the road this season in league action its a chance to climb into the top three should they collected the full three points from their visit to Whiston Cresent and their meeting with hosts Clifton whose home record of just one win from six outings hardly inspires you to suggest a home win is on the cards.
Meanwhile the other two games see the sides occupying the bottom four slots in the league standings meet each other, at Hurst Grove bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports are hosts to third from bottom visitors Saffron whilst in Hillgrounds second from bottom Mulberry Bush will be seeking their first home win of the season when paid a visit by Oakley Sports Reserves.
The Division Three programme likewise is reduced to just four games with perhaps the top game coming at Horseshoes Close where Dunton Reserves look to extend their winning home ways to four games when they host third place Three Tuns Galactocos who themselves travel having won their last three away games.
Other action comes at Greenfield Road where Westoning Recreation Club Reserves seek to end a two game losing run when paid a visit by local rivals Flitwick Town Reserves whose last eight outings have all ended in defeat to drop them into the bottom three of the league standings, at Stewartby Way where hosts Stewartby Village will be expected to collect the full three points off of the visiting bottom of the table Kempston Athletic who will travel in search of their first league win of the season whilst Jubilee Playing Fields is the venue for second from bottom hosts Wilshamstead Reserves now on a five game losing run game with Sandy A who despite being in the bottom six of the league standings have lost just once on their league travels this season.