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Wednesday 15th April 2009
Caldecote Slip Up At Blunham, Bedford Sports Athletic Relagated Despite Holding Meltis Corinthians
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Caldecote were dealt a blow to their championship hopes when they were beat for the first time in eight outings by going down 2-1 at Blunham, goals from Paul Smith and Andy Smith putting the home side 2-0 up inside the first twenty minutes before Leeroy Odd netted for Caldecote twenty minutes from time, but second place Meltis Corinthians failed to take full advantage when held to a 1-1 draw at Bedford Sports Athletic who are now relegated to Division One for season 2009-10, The Sweetboys were ahead in the second minute via Ashmeet Chana until James Allen levelled matters twenty minutes from time, but third place Campton were winners 1-0 away at second from bottom Henlow thanks to a 73rd minute own goal by Bryan Sego, all of which means Caldecote still perhaps need depending on the other results a maximum of six more points from their remaining three games to lift the league crown whilst Henlow's hope of beating the drop can now only come from a big win over Riseley Sports in their last outing plus other results all going their way.
In the night's other two top flight games a hattrick from Danny Pilgrim plus a strike from Alex Russell took AFC Kempston Town to a 4-1 home win over Riseley Sports whose reply came via Carl Welham whilst Renhold United were 5-3 winners at Oakley Sports, Dave McCarthy with a brace plus Kane Alexander, Zennon Paul and Jordan Kurmer doing the damage against home replies from Deep Banghard, John Hislop and Mark Smith.
Meltis Albion remain four points clear at the head of the table after netting a 3-1 home win over second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves, goals from Scott Alleyne and Michael Butler in the opening half being added to by Butler before Phil Cooper hit the Sandy reply twelve minutes from time.
Now up in second spot just four points behind The Albion are Westoning Recreation Club after they run our 4-2 winners at Campton Reserves, Paul Garvell gave the home side the lead direct from a corner after just four minutes but by the break Dave Shirley had levelled matters and further goals for Shirley plus brother Nick and Adam Wills saw The Rec Boys lead 4-1 until Ollie Morgan reduced the arrears fifteen minutes from time.
Woburn who are still very much in the Championship race were to see their game at Ickwell & Old Reserves get abandoned five minutes from time whilst they were leading 3-2 due to a serious arm injury to home player Tim Senior, Matt Holland, Nick Skolsky and Luke Broadbent on the scoresheet for The Safari Boys against home replies from Steve Hinton and Ricky Aris.
Flitwick Town also remain in the quest for Premier Division football next term after a brace of goals from Jim Lewis took them to a 2-0 win at Stevington and Kempston Hammers Sports did their drop zone chances a power of good when winning 4-2 at home over Royal Oak Kempston thanks to a brace of goals from Richard Garnham plus strikes from Kevin Slimoe and Andy Walker to Oak replies from Gary Canzano and Lorenzo Jordan.
Lidlington United Sports enchanced their hopes of beating the drop when after trailing Kings AFC 0-2 at half-time on Easter Monday they claimed their first win in seven outings with a 90th minute winner, two headed first half goals both from corners by Lee Morgan saw Kings AFC in the driving seat at Hurst Grove before the home side fought back in the second period, strikes from Michael Smith and Chris Roberts drawing them level until Andrew Meekins completed the recovery with a 90th minute winner.
Having lost their last three away games Caldecote A were never in any danger of making it four on Easter Monday at Renhold Village where they run out easy 5-1 winners, ahead as early as the opening minute via a goal from Jack Boyd, Stuart Kemp then doubled the scoreline just four minutes later before Boyd grabbed his second of the game twelve minutes from the break to take Caldecote 3-0 clear.
A goal from Daniel Luke for the hosts four minutes into the new half briefly brought them back into the contest until strikes from Joe Jordan on 73minutes and Kemp again five minutes later saw Caldecote go nap by the final whistle.