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Sunday 17th October 2010
It's a goals galore day of Premier Division supported by Sportsform action.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Shefford Town & Campton took their unbeaten ways to five games to cling onto top spot in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table with a 5-4 away win at Sharnbrook.Andrew Hayday and Adam Larsen netting twice alongside Michael Jones against home replies from Dan Kelly, Harry Atherton, Lawrence Bentham and Andy Wood.

For second place Renhold United who trail them on goal difference,it was a retention of their seasons 100% home record with a 2-1 win over AFC Kempston Town.Jason Allison and Justin Patterson netting the vital goals against a Town reply from Glen Rooney.

However, just a point behind them in third spot are Wilshamstead following their 6-4 home win over Southill Alexander.Colin Marshall and Paul Jones both striking twice alongside Aaron Perrett and Dan Pike against Alexander replies from Steve Foster, John Coker, Richard Pearce and Adam Wombwell.

Over at Harvey Close, Caldecote were to lose their seasons 100% home ways when beaten 5-4 by last seasons champions Blunham,who sit menacingly with games in hand on the top three in fourth spot.Nathan Buckland was to shoot the home side ahead from the penalty spot in the very first minute of the game before Zak Rowe levelled matters 20 minutes later to take the teams in 1-1 at half-time. Andy Smith then with a header placed Blunham 2-1 ahead 10 minutes into the second period before another Buckland penalty levelled matters just 60 seconds later.Caldecote were 3-2 ahead on 62 minutes via a Dave Lenton header only to see Steve Thomas even the score at 3-3 with 15 minutes left to play.It was however to be the champions afternoon when goals from Andrew Vallom and Andy Smith followed before Lenton added his second of the afternoon just two minutes from time.

Caldecote now drop to sixth place in the standings after Leighton United climbed above them thanks to a 7-0 home win over Arlesey Town Reserves.Layne Eadie with a hat-trick, Curtis Doyle with a brace plus strikes from Colin Moore and Kevin Hilton keeping up United's home unbeaten ways this season.

Elsewhere, Flitwick Town retained their seasons 100% home ways with a 1-0 win over Biggleswade United Reserves.Pete Kouwenberg netting the goal just five minutes into the contest.

Meantime, following four straight defeats, Dunton returned to winning ways with a 4-0 victory at Woburn.Dave Pugh twice plus Lawrence Bosher and Jon Ranson netting the vital goals.

Division One

With Potton Wanderers under Bedfordshire FA suspension and their game away at Blunham Reserves forfeited, Marston Shelton Rovers are the new league leaders following their 1-0 home win over a Bedford Hatters side that was losing for the first time this season. Antony Henman netting the only goal just 15 minutes into the game to retain Rovers 100% record for the campaign.

Meltis Albion remain in fourth spot following their 3-2 home victory over Caldecote Reserves,Daniel Wells with a brace plus Daniel Reed doing the damage against a brace in reply from Tom Dupey.

The top scorers of the day however were Bedford Sports Athletic, who returned to winning ways at the sixth time of asking with a 7-1 victory at Brache Sparta Community Reserves.Andrew Latimer seeing his brace of goals supported by strikes from Robert Chapel, Gary Canzano, Daniel Bond, Asa Mead and Ian Asplin against a lone home reply from Fabio Sandhu.

There was plenty of drama at Groveside, Henlow with goals from Joe Follano, Andy Newton and Pete Saunders leading Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves 3-0 at half-time before the visitors, with a brace from Dave Trundley plus a goal from Matthew McCartney hit back to earn a share of the spoils.

For FC Meppershall it was a first away win of the season 2-1 at AFC Kempston Town Reserves.Benjamin Walters and Chris Robinson goals only being replied to by Jamie Rodd.

Division Two

Arlesey Social Galacticos were to lose their leadership of the division two league table when beaten for the first time this season 4-1 away at Lea Sports PSG. Martin Collins with a hat-trick plus a goal from Juan Camello only being replied to by James Starlin.

Taking over the league leadership are Queens Park Crescents, who ran out 2-0 home winners over Marabese Ceramics thanks to a brace of goals from Hassan Yousuf.

Also climbing above The Social into second spot are Clifton despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Westoning Recreation Club.Tony McNaught seeing his goal cancelled out by a home strike from Alex Barnwell.

Up now into fifth spot in the table are Bromham United, they ended Shefford Town & Campton Reserves unbeaten home ways for the season with a 2-1 victory at Rectory Road.Dave Baxter and Antony Farr on the scoresheet against a home reply from Paul Still.

After four straight away defeats, Great Barford netted their second win on the road this season with a 4-1 victory at Kings AFC.Daniel Stafford with a hat-trick plus a goal from Rob Tapley doing the damage against a home reply from Oliver Plestead.

Kings AFC now dropping to the bottom of the league standings after Harpur FC due to being under Bedfordshire FA suspension forfeited their game away at Kempston Hammers Sports, who thus collected the three points to lift themselves off the bottom of the league standings.

Elsewhere, Lidlington United Sports having lost their last three games returned to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Elstow Abbey.Ben Marwood and Paul Nockels on the scoresheet against an Abbey reply from Mufaro Mashavira.

The days final game in this section bringing Stopsley Park their first home win of the season, 6-0 over Stevington.Nathan Osbourne with a brace plus goals from James Smart,Rob Wilson, Jordan O'Sullivan and Tyrone Patterson doing the damage.

Division Three

Pavenham lead at the head of the division three league table remains at five points after they netted their eighth consecutive win, 3-1 at home over Royal Oak Kempston.James Owen, Tom Rodger and Stuart Beasley all finding the back of the net against an Oak reply from Lorenzo Jordan.

For second place M & DH Oakley,it was a retention of their seasons unbeaten ways with a 4-1 home win over Sharnbrook Reserves.Jamie Mclenanan, Adam Emms, Dan Lupton and Phil Straccia netting the goals against a lone reply from Stephen Smith.

Going one better were fourth place Sundon Park Rangers, 5-0 home winners over Westoning Recreation Club Reserves.Matthew Conway leading the way with a hat-trick supported by strikes from Sam Chapman and Nicky Buttigieg.

Also going nap were Cranfield United Reserves, 5-0 away winners at Shefford Town & Campton A.

It was a grand day for Ashley Jordan on his debut for Co-op Sports, netting all three goals in their 3-2 home win over Renhold Village.Dan Luke and Michael Luke hitting the replies.

Also winning 3-2 at home were Dunton Reserves over Wilshamstead Reserves, Nicky Albone the hero with a hat-trick against replies from Neil Greig and Colin Merritt.

The days final game in this section giving Riseley Sports their first home win of the campaign, 3-0 over Flitwick Town Reserves.Jimmy Grandidge netting twice, once from the penalty and James Law doing the damage.

Division Four

AFC Turvey are still three points clear at the head of the division four league table after they netted win number seven on the bounce with a 10-2 victory at Clifton Reserves.John Guiney, Robin Ellis and Martin Ivy all netting braces,supported by single strikes from Oliver Dove, Martin Page, Saimir Guri and Mark Allen against home replies from Tony Norman and Rob Harradine.

Keeping up the pressure on the league leaders are second place Thurleigh,they retained their seasons 100% home ways with a 2-1 victory over Lea Sports PSG Reserves.Steve Pledge and Liam Bolton on target against a reply from Jamie Rowlett.

Third place Eastcotts however are now five points adrift of the leaders after being held to a 1-1 draw at Sandy Reserves.Tony Milioti seeing his goal cancelled out by a home strike from Brad Smith.

Goldington, after two straight defeats, returned to winning ways with a 6-3 home victory over Bedford Park Rangers.Damion Quigley with a brace being supported by strikes from Alan Cudjoe, Johnny Hutchinson, Chris Huckle and Brian Day, the Rangers replies coming via Mark Reynolds, Shaun Finlay and a Josh Geary penalty.

Elsewhere, Potton Town made it three home wins on the bounce with a 2-1 victory over Kempston Athletic.Paul Mijalski and James Pyman on target against an Athletic reply from Jason Beddall.

Stewartby Village's poor home form continues, beaten 3-4 by Dinamo Flitwick.Scott Hannam, Dean Myers, Dale Goldie and Andy Carlin on the scoresheet for the winners against home replies from Tom Bellwood-Smith, Tom Wheelhouse and James Churchman.

The days final game in this section giving Goldington Hammers a 4-1 home win over Wootton Village, James Gorin, Jamie Mercurio, Jimmy Jacob and Jordan Carter seeing their goals only replied to by Adam Flynn.

Preview Saturday 23rd October 2010

With this preview being written ahead of Wednesday's midweek clash between Arlesey Town Reserves and Renhold United. If as expected United gain that point or better to climb to the head of the league standings, Shefford Town & Campton will go into their home Rectory Road clash with Woburn knowing perhaps only the full three points will do if they are to once again go back to the top of the league standings come the final whistle.

For Wilshamstead, its a trip to Horseshoes Close and a meeting with a Dunton side who have lost their last two home encounters. Whilst at Moggerhanger Playing Fields, Blunham will be expected to maintain their seasons perfect home record when Flitwick Town pay them a visit.

Over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town go in search of their first home win of the campaign when they host Sharnbrook.Whilst Oakley Sports will be defending their 100% home record for the season when called upon by Caldecote.

With just one home win from five outings, Biggleswade United Reserves face a tough task improving on that record at Second Meadow against a Leighton United side that has lost just once on the road all season.

Action for division one teams this weekend comes in shape of ties in the second round of The Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup.Of the 11 ties taking place just two are all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs, at Miller Road, Bedford Hatters host a Henlow side they beat in league action at the same venue earlier in the month, whilst Sandy entertain Marston Shelton Rovers at Bedford Road Recreation Ground seeking revenge for their narrow league defeat at The Rovers just 14 days ago.

Five ties see our teams in action against opposition from The Luton District & South Beds Football League.Of the quintet, three will have home advantage.At Cople Playing Fields, Bedford Sports Athletic take on Lewsey Park, whilst just down the road on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves will be entertaining Farley Boys.The trio being made up by FC Meppershall who will welcome Stopsley Common Sports to Mowsbury Park.

On their travels are Blunham Reserves who make their way to Kingsbury Avenue to face Ewe & Lamb, plus Potton Wanderers, who head for Houghton Regis Orchard Cross Recreation Ground and a meeting with Luton Leagrave.

Over at Harvey Close, Caldecote Reserves will be in home action against Molten South Midlands League Langford Reserves, who now are managed by former Harvey Close old boys John Parker and Craig Stevens.

For Meltis Albion, it's a trip on the road to face Heath Panthers United who ply their trade in The North Bucks Intermediate Division where currently they sit mid-table.

The remaining two ties coming against Suburdan Football League opposition, at Dallow Road, Brache Sparta Community Reserves will be in home action against current cup holders Leighton Town Reserves, whilst Luton Old Boys hit the road to Sharpenhoe Road to face Barton Rovers Reserves.

Division Two action is due to take league leaders Queens Park Crescents across town to face Harpur FC at The Bedford Hockey Centre, however with the hosts Bedfordshire FA suspension still in place this game could well be a non starter.

For second place Clifton, its home Whiston Crescent action against Lidlington United Sports, the hosts looking to maintain their seasons unbeaten home ways against a United side that has lost on its last two trips away from Hurst Grove.

Just down the road at Arlesey Recreation Ground, third place Arlesey Social Galacticos will be hoping to keep their 100% home record intact when called upon by Stopsley Park.Whilst also hoping to keep their 100% home record for the season will be Great Barford, when they host Shefford Town & Campton Reserves at their Playing Field Headquarters.

For Bromham United, it's a tough looking home encounter against a Lea Sports PSG side who have lost just once on the road this season, yet things are expected to be a little easier for Elstow Abbey at The Warren when they host bottom of the table Kings AFC.

Over at Groveside, Marabese Ceramics face a visit from a Westoning Recreation Club side that is still 100% on the road this season, while the final game of the day in this section takes yet to win on the road this season Kempston Hammers Sports along to face Stevington.

Division Three action will see runaway league leaders Pavenham on the road to Houghton Conquest Playing Fields, where they will be expected to maintain their seasons 100% ways against second from bottom of the table Wilsahamstead Reserves.While second in the table M& DH Oakley have a more difficult task to hold onto their unbeaten away ways when they journey to Hillgrounds to face a Royal Oak Kempston side that has won its last two home encounters.

Also still 100% on home soil for the season are Westoning Recreation Club Reserves, they will be in home Greenfield Road action against Dunton Reserves.Whilst at Lodge Road, Sharnbrook Reserves host a rapidly improving Cranfield United Reserves outfit that is still unbeaten on their travels this season.

Over at Harvey Close, Caldecote A will be looking to prevent Co-op Sports from chalking up their third away win on the bounce, whilst Riseley Sports travel to Digswell Playing Fields still unbeaten on the road this campaign to face bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A.

The days final game in this section coming at Renhold Playing Fields, the venue for Renhold Village's home clash with Sundon Park Rangers,the hosts seeking their fourth home win on the bounce.

Division Four action sees league leaders AFC Turvey perhaps firm favourites for the three points and win number eight on the bounce when Sandy Reserves come to pay them a visit at Stonefields, still 100% on the road this season.

For second in the table Thurleigh, its a trip on the road to Wootton Playing Fields to take on hosts Wootton Village who will be in search of their first home point of the season.

Hillgrounds will be the venue for two games: Eastcotts looking to maintain their 100% home ways against Goldington Hammers, whilst bottom of the table Kempston Athletic receive a visit from Stewartby Village.

Other action comes in Mowsbury Park, Bedford Park Rangers in home action against a Clifton Reserves outfit that looks for its first away point in four outings.Whilst Goldington make their way to Hinksley Recreation Ground to take on Dinamo Flitwick.

The day's final action coming at Pirton Recreation Ground, the venue for Lea Sports PSG Reserves home encounter with Potton Town.

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