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Sunday 28th February 2010
Rain wins the day. 21 Postponed. Nine start but only four finish.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
There were to be no Premier Division supported by Sportsform games this weekend when all the five scheduled games AFC Kempston Town v Campton: Dunton v Wilshamstead; Oakley Sports v Southill Alexander; Renhold United v Ickwell & Old Warden and Woburn v Caldecote were postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
For the third time of asking Sharnbrook's Lodge Road ground was deemed unplayable for their first round tie against Blunham, whilst over at Second Meadow, Biggleswade United Reserves were to have their second round tie against Westoning Recreation Club abandoned just five minutes before half-time after the heavens opened to leave a waterlogged surface.The visitors with a goal from Robbie Faulkner leading 1-0 at the time.
League leaders Flitwick Town were to have their nine game winning run brought to a halt when beaten 2-1 at Caldecote Reserves who now move up into second spot in the league table yet still some 15 points adrift of the Town. After a scoreless opening period Ben Wallington 10 minutes into the new half shot Flitwick in front only to see strikes from Joe Stevens on 60 minutes and Paul Gower on 72 minutes win the day for the home side.
Just down the road on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves needed to come from 1-3 down to claim their third win on the bounce 4-3 over Henlow. Andrew Vallom giving the home side an early lead until the visitors took over to race 3-1 ahead with goals from Adam Covell, Dean Johnson and Paul Legate until strikes from Josh Wells, Lee Threadgold and Tom Hobbs won the day for Ickwell.
Over at Rectory Road, a torrential rain storm caused the abandonment of Campton Reserves home game with Kempston Hammers Sports just two minutes into the second period. Adam Larsen with two goals inside the opening 10 minutes had put the home side well in control until The Hammers struck three times in the closing 10 minutes with goals from Sean Winconek, Matthew Mossop and Jimmy Grandidge to lead the contest 3-2 before the abandonment arrived.
The days other scheduled games Blunham Reserves v Sandy; FC Meppershall v Bedford Sports Athletic; Kempston v Stevingrton and Meltis Albion v Marston Social all failing to even get started due to waterlogged pitches.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final
Leighton United's scheduled tie against AFC Kempston Rovers Reserves was postponed due to the waterlogged surface of their Stanbridge Road pitch.
With the Shefford Town v Harpur FC and Shillington v Great Barford games waterlogged off, just one Division Two contest got started when at Whiston Crescent, hosts Clifton who have yet to win on home soil this season were leading Kings AFC 5-2 before the game was abandoned just 15 minutes from time due to heavy rain making the playing surface unplayable. Greg King from the penalty spot giving the home side the lead, a scoreline which was doubled by Tom Allen until a strike from Chris Greene took the sides in at the break separated by just a single goal. King then added his second goal of the afternoon to shoot the home side 3-1 clear, but back came the visitors with a goal from Allen Sacbuker to make it 3-2. Further home strikes then followed from Paul Roberts and Steve Albone to make it 5-2 until the rain arrived to prevent them netting their first home win of the campaign.
Potton Wanderers were to safely make their way into the Semi-Final of this seasons Jubilee Cup with a 6-0 home win over Kempston Royals. Danny Fox, James Hearson and Jessie Mayo all netting in the opening period to take them in at the break 3-0 ahead before in the second period Mayo went on to complete his hat-trick alongside a goal for Chris Sams to make it 6-0 by the final whistle.
Over at Groveside, Marabese Ceramics and Brache Sparta Community Reserves were just 50 minutes into their Quarter-Final tie when the rain arrived in biblical fashion to cause the game to be abandoned with the scoreline still reading 0-0.
The other two ties, Arlesey Social Galacticos v Marston Shelton Rovers and Bedford Hatters v Elstow Abbey were to be postponed due to waterlogged pitches.
With the games Lidlington United Sports v Queens Park Crescents: Sandy Reserves v Renhold Village and Stopsley Park v Riseley Sports Reserves postponed due to waterlogged pitches just the Westoning Recreation Club Reserves v Dunton Reserves game was to go ahead in this division. Damian Foster shooting the home side ahead to lead 1-0 at half-time before goals from Steve Spiers and Joe Lewis suddenly saw the visitors lead 2-1. An 85th minute goal from Andy Morris then being required for the home side to take their unbeaten ways to five games and earn a share of the points.
Again the rain was the big winner, the games Bedford Park Rangers v Clifton Reserves; Kempston Athletic v M& DH Oakley and Stewartby Village v Thurleigh postponed, allowing just one game to go ahead Dinamo Flitwick v Eastcotts and even that was abandoned 25 minutes into play with the home side leading 1-0 thanks to a goal from Dean Myles two minutes earlier.
The lone scheduled Group Five game between Wilshamstead Reserves and Sundon Park Rangers postponed due to the waterlogged surface at Jubilee Playing Fields