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Wednesday 07th April 2010
Caldecote face Woburn in Britannia Cup Final after winning at Biggleswade United Reserves.
Monday 5th April
Caldecote Reserves moved to within five points of league leaders Flitwick Town with a stunning 6-0 away win at third place Leighton United, only United's second home defeat of the season, to leave them now trailing Caldecote by eight points and The Town by 13 points, but with five games in hand on both sides in their quest for Premier Division supported by Sportsform football next season.
Caldecote taking the lead via a Jack Boyd penalty 16 minutes into the game and within 60 seconds the lead had been doubled via a 20 yard volley from Ryan Porter. United's Layne Eadie was then to hit the crossbar from close range, whilst at the other end Tom Wallace saw his header likewise come back off the woodwork.
The game however as a contest was settled by two further Caldecote goals in the closing three minutes of the opening period. Boyd netting his second penalty of the afternoon after being fouled by Robert Greenwood, then Joe Stevens took full advantage to stab home from close range after home goalkeeper Adam Fitzjohn dropped a Mark Endersby corner right at his feet.
Caldecote going 5-0 clear on the hour mark, Wallace driving in low from 25 yards to beat Fitzjohn on his near post, before man of the match Endersby completed the rout with the goal of the game 10 minutes later, a sweetly taken volley from the edge of the box.
Tuesday 6th April
Third placed Brache Sparta Community Reserves made it five wins on the bounce to take their unbeaten ways to ten games, thus moving to within four points of second place Potton Wanderers at the head of the Division Two table with a 13-2 win at bottom of the table Shillington.
Haydon Fletcher putting the visitors ahead in the games opening minute before Bob Lovelock squared matters for the home side just three minutes later. It then became The Haydon Fletcher show has he added another four goals in the next half-hour, one of which came from the penalty spot to see Brache leading 5-1 after just 33 minutes play.
Natham Prime was to make it 6-1 on 42 minutes before Fletcher sent his second penalty of the night crashing against The Shills crossbar.
The second half was 20 minutes old before David Banasiak added to the home sides woes, then just two minutes later Rondel Belfon made it 8-1. Richard Newbury for the home side reduced the arrears to 2-8 until Banasisk struck his second goal of the evening on 75 minutes to make it 9-2.
Thereafter the night belonged to Brache's Martin Collins who was to add another four goals to the visitors tally in the games closing 14 minutes.
Elsewhere, Premier Division supported by Sportsform Dunton were going out of the Biggleswade KO Cup at the Semi-Final stage to Langford Reserves. After trailing 2-0, goals from Dave Pugh and Jon Ranson took the tie to a penalty shoot-out in which Langford emerged 6-5 winners.
Wednesday 7th April
Britannia Cup Semi-Final
Current holders Caldecote will defend their crown in this seasons final against Woburn after running out 5-1 winners at Biggleswade United Reserves. United taking the lead via a Matthew McCarthy penalty, but by the break Caldecote were 2-1 ahead. Mark Phillips levelling matters from the penalty spot then adding a second from open play. In the new half, further strikes from Jack Boyd, Russell Kemp and Leeroy Odd saw them bring up the nap hand.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Blunham were to have a major dent blown into their league championship hopes when after leading Wilshamstead 2-0 at the break via goals from Antonio Rocco and Andy Smith, they were to lose their 14 unbeaten league run when the visitors with a brace of goals from Kevin Butler and a strike from Michael Jones fought back to win 3-2 to record their first victory in five outings.
The evening's other top flight game at Hillgrounds between AFC Kempston Town and Renhold United ending 0-0.
Caldecote Reserves, in running out 4-0 home winners over Bedford Sports Athletic, moved to within two points of league leaders Flitwick Town who were taking a night off. Tom Dupey opening the scoring in the opening half before the victory was sealed after the break with a further two goals from Nathan Buckland and a strike from Ryan Porter.
Still very much in the promotion race are Marston Social, who climbed up into fourth spot with a 3-0 home win over Stevington, to take their winning home ways up to six games. Jack Constable netting in the opening half, whilst Ashley Dean and Darren Rowlett joined him on the scoresheet in the second period.
Down at the other end of the table, basement club Kempston Hammers Sports were beaten 6-1 at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Their eighth consecutive defeat. Dan Threadgold and Matthew Bruney taking the home side into a 2-0 half-time lead, before in the second period Bruney went on to complete his hat-trick alongside a brace of goals from Lee Threadgold against a lone Hammers reply from Richard Smith.
Second from bottom of the table Campton Reserves however were enhancing their hopes of beating the drop with a 3-1 home win over FC Meppershall. Their first win in eight outings. Andy Fennell netting twice and Adam Larsen once against a lone reply from Danny Wing.
Also enjoying a return to winning ways were Kempston 2-0 home winners over Henlow, to end a six game losing home run. Jamie Carson's brace of goals doing the damage.
The lone game in this section seeing two goals from James Tizard take Marabese Ceramics to a 2-0 win at Kings AFC who have now failed to win any of their last six outings.
Despite taking their unbeaten ways to nine games, Lidlington United Sports could only close the gap on league leaders Queens Park Crescents to five points when held to a 1-1 draw at Westoning Recreation Club. Chris Roberts on the mark for United after 26 minutes and Tim Harris squaring matters up for the home side a minute before the break.
Elsewhere, Renhold Village were 3-0 away winners at bottom of the table Sandy Reserves. Carl Townsend, Dan Luke plus an own goal doing the damage.
The evening's lone game in this division seeing Eastcotts come up with only their second away win of the season 3-2 at Stewartby Village. Kieran Day with a brace and Ciaran Alexander their goalscorers against home replies from Ben Sparkes and George Wheelhouse.