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Wednesday 08th April 2009
Wins For Both Meltis Corinthians And Campton Keep The Pressure On Caldecote
Premier Division Supported By Sportsform
Top flight action brought about victories for both second place Meltis Corinthians and third place Campton to keep the pressure on league leaders Caldecote whose gap at the top of the table is now down to eleven points, The Sweetboys maintaining their seasons unbeaten away record ahead of their visit this weekend to face the league leaders with a 4-2 win at Riseley Sports who were slipping to their seventh consecutive home defeat on the bounce, first half goals from Dean Warren and David Benson had the visitors 2-0 up and in the driving seat until a brace of goals from Daniel Czaicki level matters up before strikes from Jason Allison and Justin Patterson saw The Sweetboys to the three points.
For Campton life was just a shade easier running out 5-0 home winners over bottom of the table Bedford Sports Athletic where four goals from Gary Gibson plus a first ever Campton goal for Dan Mabbot did the damage.
Elsewhere, Wilshamstead were taking their winning ways to five games with a 5-0 win at Oakley Sports, goals from Michael Jones and Colin Merritt saw them lead 2-0 at the half-time break before the same pair of players added to the tally in the new half alongside Lewis Duffield.
The final top flight game of the night ending all square 1-1 between Blunham and Renhold United, Carl Page giving the home side the lead six minutes into the contest which was cancelled out on the half-hour mark by Kane Alexander.
Meltis Albion remain top of the league table but had a evening to forget when going down 4-0 at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, an own goal after just two minutes giving the home side the lead who then needed to be thankful to stand-in goalkeeper Matt Neigbour for beating away a Scott Alleyne penalty before Zak Rowe doubled the home sides advantage just before the break which was added to in the new period by both Paul Beith and Matthew Bruney.
The Albion's place on the top of the standings perhaps now only being due to the fact that second place Westoning Recreation Club saw their home clash with Kempston Hammers Sports postponed due to The Hammers failing to raise a side.
Also keeping up the pressure on The Albion were Woburn who needed to come from 3-1 down to win 4-3 at Flitwick Town to take their unbeaten ways to eight games, The Safari Boys started well enough when Nick Skolsky shot them into a eighth minute lead but by the break they trail 2-1 thanks to a brace of goals from Jim Lewis the second coming from the penalty spot passed The Safari Boys own stand-in goalkeeper Andy Skolsky and when Lewis beat him again just three minutes into the new period The Town at 3-1 up looked to be on their way to the points, that was until goals arrived via Skolsky on 58minutes and Jake Nicholls ten minutes later to set up a grandstand finish where Skolsky won the day with his hattrick goal from the penalty spot right on the final whistle.
The evenings final game in this division see Royal Oak Kempston ease their relegation worries with a 2-1 home win over bottom club Elstow Abbey, Lorenzo Jordan placing The Oak in front after just three minutes which was cancelled out by a goal from Nathan Austin ten minutes later only for the home side to win the day via a Ed L'erairo goal ten minutes into the second period.
Kempston Athletic remain on the bottom of the table and still in search of their first home win of the season after being beat 4-0 by Renhold Village for whom Daniel Luke with a hattrick and a strike from Lloyd Chettle did the damage.
Elsewhere Sandy A were 3-1 home winners over Caldecote A, goals from Dean Haines and Craig Morse seeing the home side 2-0 up by half-time afterwhich Ian Hammett increased the advantage before Jack Boyd struck late for the visitors.