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Wednesday 28th April 2010
Blunham close in on Premier Division supported by Sportsform league title.
Monday 26th April 2010
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Kempston Town ensured themselves of another season of Premier Division supported by Sportsform football in season 2010-11 when goals from Ed L'erario, James Allen and Richard Lightfoot against a home reply from Robbie Faulkner took them to a 3-1 win at Westoning Recreation Club, for whom it was a 12th defeat on the bounce.
Leighton United quest for promotion was to receive a big boost after they run out 4-0 away winners at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, to move to within one point of second place Caldecote Reserves on whom they still have two games in hand. Darryl Smith with a brace, an own goal plus a strike from Jake Forsythe doing the damage.
Bedford Hatters are now within goal difference of Potton Wanderers at the head of the Division Three league table after winning 5-0 at Marabese Ceramics. Simon Pixley with a hat-trick, an own goal and a stike from Richard Cook winning the day.
For Elstow Abbey, it is Division Three football next term after their relegation fate was sealed with a 10-0 defeat at Marston Shelton Rovers.Two own goals, a brace from Lee Dudley plus single strikes from Aaron Franks, Robert Moore, Nick Hurrell, Mark Champkin and Antony Henham making their way onto the Rovers scoresheet.
Sundon Park Rangers confirmed their promotion to Division Three for season 2010-11 by retaining their seasons unbeaten home record with a 7-1 victory over Kempston Athletic.Matt Conway with a hat-trick, Lawrence Mapp and Paul Raymond with braces on the home scoresheet against an Athletic reply from Shaun Betts.
For league champions Sharnbrook Reserves, it was a 10th win on the bounce 4-3 away at M & DH Oakley.Kevin Harris with a brace plus goals from Mark Smith and Jayme Harris finding the back of the net for the champions against home replies via Shaun Cafferty twice and Thomas Donoly.
The evening's final game seeing Thurleigh and Eastcotts play out a 1-1 draw. Lee Leonard on target for the home side against a visitors reply from Kieran Day.
Wednesday 28th April 2010
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Blunham moved themselves back onto the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table by coming from 1-3 down to record a 4-3 home victory over start of play league leaders Ickwell & Old Warden, for whom it was a first defeat in 18 outings. Before a 123 Moggerhanger Playing Fields crowd which included ground-hoppers from as far a field as Sussex and Worcestershire it was the visitors who were to take the lead just five minutes into the contest.Anup Kalayan meeting a cross from Andrew Vallom to head pass home goalkeeper Barry Ulyatt.The home side then levelled matters on 32 minutes, when from the edge of the box, Lugi Rocco sent a free kick flying past James Day into the roof of the net.
The home sides joy was however to last for just four minutes, Kalayan arriving on the backpost to meet a pinpointed free kick from Vallom to push his side back in front. Ickwell then via a strike from Steve Thomas seven minutes into the new period raced 3-1 ahead before the turning point of the game arrived on the hour mark.Ickwell goalkeeper Day only able to help a Carl Page corner into his own net to reduce the arrears to a single goal.
That lead then disappearing on 67 minutes when Elliot West squared matters up at 3-3. The winner then being just two minutes away, a trip on Andy Smith by Rakeesh Gill gifting the home side a penalty. Smith duly picking himself up to blast the ball past Day to ensure it would be Blunham's night.The league title will now be their's with the collection of just another three points or more from their closing two games of the season.
Meantime, third place Caldecote were taking their unbeaten ways to eight games with a 3-2 away win at Woburn. Martin Holland shooting The Safari Boys in front before Paul Lawrence levelled matters to take the teams in at the break all square.However goals from Kai Griffiths-Shilton on 70 minutes and Barry Dellar on 85 minutes pushed Caldecote 3-1 in front until Holland netted his second of the night just a minute from time.
Wilshamstead have now won their last three away games after running out 3-1 winners at Campton.David Benson with a brace plus Glen Tumulty doing the damage against a home reply from Lee Addington.
Sadly for bottom of the table Westoning Recreation Club it was a 13th consecutive defeat when beaten 5-6 at home by Sharnbrook.Ian Strange with a brace plus Jayme Harris, Chris Prior, Curtis Spriggs and Darren Minney on target for the visitors against home replies from Dave Shirley, Luke Redhead, Tom Smith, Luke Cuniff and an own goal.
Elsewhere, Southill Alexander's six game winning home run was ended when beaten 0-1 by Oakley Sports.Stuart Kelly netting the lone goal 10 minutes from time. Meanwhile just down the road at Second Meadow, Biggleswade United Reserves are now without a win in their last six outings after being beaten 0-1 by AFC Kempston Town.Alex Russell netting The Town goal.
With Kempton failing to raise a side to travel to face FC Meppershall and Campton Reserves failing to keep their appointment at Marston Social, the Division One action was down to just a single game, in which Henlow run out 3-0 winners at bottom of table Kempston Hammers Sports, who have now lost their last 15 games. Paul Legate with a brace and Steve Pateman doing the damage.Legate then missing his opportunity of a hat-trick by missing from the penalty spot.
Potton Wanderers are now three points clear of Bedford Hatters at the top of the Division Two league table after netting a 3-0 win at Brache Sparta Community Reserves. The home sides first home defeat of the season. 0-0 at half-time, strikes from Dean Hamilton and Sam Worthington plus an own goal winning the day for The Wanderers in the second period.
Elsewhere, Clifton and Kings AFC played out a 3-3 draw. Greg King twice, once from the penalty spot plus Tom Allen netting for the home side against Kings replies from Nathan Clements, Rowan Hazelwood and Josh Clements.
For Harpur, it was a return to winning ways 5-3 at home over Arlesey Social Galaticos. Cameron Brown with a hat-trick plus goals from Jordan Kumar and Garath Fielding on the home scoresheet against Social replies from Ryan Dobson twice and Mark McMillan.
The evening's final scheduled fixture in this division seeing Marabese Ceramics fail to raise a side for their home encounter with Shillington.
Riseley Sports Reserves gave themselves a great chance of beating the drop by ending already promoted Lidlington United Sports five game winning home run with a 3-1 win at Hurst Grove.Jimmy Grandidge, Gareth Shrimpton and James Parker netting the vital goals against a home reply from Darren Sims.
Meantime, Wilshamstead Reserves failed to raise a side for the visit of Renhold Village.
The lone scheduled game between Sharnbrook Reserves and Clifton Reserves being postponed after Clifton failed to raise a side to travel to Lodge Road.