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Sunday 24th October 2010
Renhold United stay top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

At Rectory Road, Shefford Town & Campton missed the chance to return to the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table when they were held to a 1-1 home draw by Woburn.Michael Jones shooting the home side ahead on 65 minutes before The Safari Boys, via James McCarthy, levelled matters 10 minutes from time.

Shefford Town & Campton now finding themselves in fourth spot following wins for Wilshamstead and Blunham. Wilshamstead taking over the second spot behind leaders Renhold United after they won 2-1 at Dunton to take their unbeaten ways to seven games.Michael Taylor and Jack Wills netting the vital goals against a home reply from James Cooper.

Now holding down third spot are Blunham, they extended their 100% home record for the season with a 3-0 win over Flitwick Town thanks to strikes from Andrew Vallom, Steve Thomas and Andy Smith.

Down at the other end of the table, Biggleswade United Reserves lifted themselves off the bottom rung with a 3-1 home win over Leighton United.Daniel Green, Lucas Banton and Adam Gadzinski on the scoresheet against a United reply via Curtis Doyle.United in fact climbing above now bottom place Arlesey Town Reserves, who were sitting the afternoon out plus AFC Kempston Town, who now occupy the second from bottom spot following their 1-2 home defeat by Sharnbrook.Tom King and Jack Hoogstraten on the mark for Sharnbrook against a Town reply from Elliot West.

The day's final top flight game seeing Oakley Sports lose their seasons 100% perfect home record when held to a 1-1 draw by Caldecote. Paolo Barbarisi on target for the home side against a reply from Dave Daniels.

Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Second Round

It was not a good day for Bedfordshire County Football League sides with just three making it into the hat for the third round draw.Topping the trio of winners were Potton Wanderers, 4-3 away victors at Luton Leagrave, Craig Schurek with a hat-trick plus a goal from Jesse Mayo doing the damage.

For Bedford Hatters, it was a 4-2 home win over Henlow,Richard Cook with a brace plus strikes from Mark Reed and Darek Joswiak only being replied to Joe Follano and Jake Rennie.Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers were 4-1 winners at Sandy,Xennon Paul, Aaron Franks, Antony Henman and Gibran Pirbhai all finding the back of the net against a home reply from Craig Baker.

Meltis Albion meantime were making their exit, 4-3 after extra time at Heath Panthers United despite a brace of goals from James Pickard and a strike from Daniel Jones.

Losing by the same 4-3 scoreline in normal time, were Blunham Reserves at Ewe & Lamb.Daniel Whitton, Paul Damon and Rob Gaylor all netting in vain.

Elsewhere, three other sides all went out beaten 1-2 on home soil.Bedford Sports Athletic had just an Ian Asplin penalty to show in their defeat by Lewsey Park. Caldecote Reserves, a Tom Dupey goal in their reversal against Langford Reserves, plus Lee Threadgold netted the Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves goal in their defeat by Farley Boys on The Green.

For FC Meppershall, it was a 0-2 home defeat at the hands of Stopsley Common Sports.

Fairing not so well were Luton Old Boys, beaten 1-5 at home by Barton Rovers Reserves, Richard Downer the lone goalscorer and Brache Sparta Community Reserves who were beaten 0-6 at home by Leighton Town Reserves.

Division Two

Queens Park Crescents retained their seasons unbeaten away ways and still lead the division two league table by two points following their 9-4 win at Harpur FC.Shezad Sattar netting five times, Anij Ali three times and Mohammed Rahman once against home replies from Jordan Kurmar twice, Kane Alexander and Jonathon Overden.

For second place Arlesey Social Galacticos to retain their seasons 100% home record, it was the requirement of having to come from 0-2 down to net a 3-2 win over Stopsley Park.Stuart Lyons and Shane Roberts on the mark for The Park before a brace from Mark McMillan and a goal from Mark Allam won the day for The Social.

Now up into third slot are Lea Sports PSG, they took their unbeaten ways to six games with a 3-1 win at Bromham United.James Awofasan, Martin Collins and Juan Camello all on target against a United reply from Phill Kempshall.

Slipping out of the top three but still unbeaten on home soil this season are Clifton, who were held to a 2-2 draw by Lidlington United Sports.Greg King and Toby McNaught having their goals cancelled out by Alex Burrows and Darren Simms.

Down at the other end of the table,Kings AFC claimed their first win of the season, 4-3 at Elstow Abbey to move off the bottom of the league table. Josh Clements with a brace plus strikes from Matthew Clements and Chris Stelling outscoring home replies from Jermaine Mills twice and Rob Mirto.

Now on that bottom rung are Kempston Hammers Sports beaten 5-3 at Stevington.Darren King and Aaron Fletcher both hitting braces to go alongside an own goal against Hammers replies from James Spall, Simon Hughes and Kevin Simcoe.

Westoning Recreation Club meantime were retaining their 100% away ways for the season and moving up the table into sixth spot with a 3-0 win at Marabese Ceramics.Ian Buckingham, Alex Barnwell and Scott Gadsden goals doing the damage.

The scheduled Great Barford v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves encounter being postponed after Great Barford's Vice-Chairman James Shaw was taken seriously ill on the touchline just prior to kick off. We are pleased to report James is now on the recovery trail in Bedford Hospital.

Division Three

Pavenham made it nine wins from nine outings to stay five points clear at the head of the division three league table with a 4-1 win at Wilshamstead Reserves.James Owen with a brace plus goals from Will McNally and Nick Atkins only being replied to by Daniel Burraway.

In second spot,M & DH Oakley retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 3-0 win at Royal Oak Kempston, Adam Emms with a brace plus a Scott Rothrey goal doing the damage.

Following two straight defeats, third place Sharnbrook Reserves returned to winning ways with a 4-2 home win over Cranfield United Reserves.Jordan Baxter with a brace plus Dan Glos and James Whitmore doing the scoring.

Renhold Village meantime failed to chalk up home win number four on the bounce when held to a 2-2 draw by Sundon Park Rangers.Carl Townsend and Alex Giscombe having their goals cancelled out by a Rangers brace from Matthew Conway.

Still 100% on home soil for the season are Westoning Recreation Club Reserves who run out 6-2 winners over Dunton Reserves. John Bass and Liam Boyle netting twice alongside Craig Joyson and James Bennett with the Dunton replies coming via Nicky Albone and Carl Mercer.

For Co-op Sports, it was a first defeat in five outings when beaten 1-0 at Caldecote A, Neil Giles netting the vital goal.

The final scheduled game in this section Shefford Town & Campton A vs Riseley Sports being postponed after the home side failed to raise a side.

Division Four

AFC Turvey continue to lead the way at the head of the division four league table by some three points after retaining their seasons perfect record with a 4-2 home win over Sandy Reserves.John Guiney twice plus Martin Page and Tim Clarke on target against Sandy replies from Brad Dennis and David Harris.

Second place Thurleigh made it five wins on the bounce in a 6-0 romp at Wootton Village.Steve Pledge with a brace plus goals from Mikey Peters, Dan Newton, Owen Layton and Ben Stock doing the damage.

Third spot Eastcotts are still 100% for the season on home soil after going nap in a 5-0 victory over Goldington Hammers.Michael Sexton and Adam Jaques both on target twice alongside Ben Eagles.

For fourth spot Goldington, it was a surprise 3-2 defeat at Dinamo Flitwick.Carl Anderson and Alan Cudjoe seeing their goals outscored by strikes from Mark Funnel, Barrie Lee Hannam and Dale Goldie.

Meantime after three straight defeats, Bedford Park Rangers returned to winning ways with a 6-3 home win over Clifton Reserves.Loz James and Shaun Finlay both on target twice alongside Roger Goff and Josh Geary.

Following three wins on the bounce it was not a good day for Potton Town beaten 2-1 at Lea Sports PSG Reserves.Ryan Durrant and Grant Mitchell on target for PSG against a Town reply from James Pyman.

The day's final game giving bottom of the table Kempston Athletic a share of the spoils in a 1-1 home draw with Stewartby Village.Ben Norrish on target for the home side against a Village reply from Ben Sparks.

Preview Saturday 30th October 2010

The clash of the day in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform action comes at Moggerhanger Playing Fields between hosts Blunham and their visitors Renhold United.If as expected Blunham win at bottom of the table Arlesey Town Reserves in midweek, then it will be them who will enter the game defending their seasons 100% home record as league leaders rather than the travelling United who start the day still unbeaten themselves this campaign.

For their nearest rivals in the table Wilshamstead, its a trip to Hillgrounds to face AFC Kempston Town.The home side looking for their first home win of the season, whilst the visitors look to take their unbeaten ways to eight games.

Following their shock defeat at Biggleswade United Reserves last weekend, fifth place Leighton United are back on the road heading for a Harvey Close meeting with sixth place Caldecote who trail them in the league standings by just one point.

On the same number of points as Caldecote are Oakley Sports, they look to retain their unbeaten home ways when Flitwick Town, now losers of four of their last five away games come calling.

Just down the road at Lodge Road, Sharnbrook will be in search of home win number one of the season against a Biggleswade United Reserves outfit that have yet to collect their first away point of the season.

For Woburn, it's home Crawley Road action against Arlesey Town Reserves looking to return to winning home ways following two straight defeats, a result that looks on the cards when you consider Town have lost their last four away games.

The final top flight fixture coming at the Carlsberg Stadium between hosts Southill Alexander and Dunton, where a victory for the home side will lift them above their visitors in the league standings.

In Division One, league leaders Marston Shelton Rovers head for The Green hoping to preserve their seasons 100% record against an Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves side that has not yet won on home soil this season.Whilst second place Potton Wanderers will be in home local derby action at Mill Lane against Henlow.

For still 100% at home and third place Bedford Hatters, it's home Miller Road action against a Brache Sparta Community Reserves side that have yet to win on there travels this season.Whilst further local derby action occurs at Harvey Close with a meeting between Caldecote Reserves and Blunham Reserves.

In Mowsbury Park, FC Meppershall will be looking for only their second home win of the season when visited by bottom of the table Luton Old Boys who come in search of their first away win of the campaign.

The days final game in this section coming at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, the venue for Sandy's home clash with AFC Kempston Town Reserves, where a win for either side would almost certainly climb them into the top half of the league table.

For the majority of teams in the lower divisions, action this weekend comes in the shape of ties in Round Two of The Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup.There are just 16 ties, 10 being all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs,whilst six involve opposition from The Luton District & South Beds League.Of this quintet of games, three of our sides will have home advantage.Great Barford taking on Four Model at their Playing Fields Headquarters.Pavenham hosting St Joseph's Reserves in Hillgrounds, whilst Wootton Playing Fields is the venue for Wootton Village's home encounter with Christians in Sports Reserves.

Three sides will however be hitting the road, Lea Sports PSG Reserves heading for Manor Road and a meeting with Caddington Reserves.Whilst for Clifton, it's a trip to Stockwood Park to face Farley Old Boys Reserves.The trio being completed by M& DH Oakley who journey to Solway Road for a meeting with Co-op Sports Reserves.

Of the 10 all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs, just one is between teams from the same division, an all division two clash between hosts Bromham United and visitors Stopsley Park.This of course leaves us with nine chances for a spot of giant-killing and in five of these ties that possibility looks to have a real chance of happening.

At Hillgrounds, where division four high flyers Eastcotts take on struggling Kempston Hammers Sports of division two. At Stockwood Park, where division three Sundon Park Rangers just might make home advantage pay against division two Kings AFC.In Mowsbury Park, where division four Goldington will fancy their chances against division three strugglers Wilshamstead Reserves.At Keysoe Road,the venue for division four Thurleigh's home encounter with division three Cranfield United Reserves.Whilst AFC Turvey of division four will start full of hope when they make the short trip on the road to face division two Stevington.

In the other four games,the Arlesey Recreation Ground clash between division two hosts Arlesley Social Galacticos and division three visitors, last season beaten finalists Renhold Village looks the hardest to call as the other three ties could well go to league form.

Elstow Abbey of division two hosting division four Kempston Athletic at The Warren, division two Marabese Ceramics on the road to Pirton Recreation Ground to face Lea Sports Reserves of division four.Plus division two Harpur FC will be on the road to Sunderland Road to face division four Potton Town.

With these County cup ties taking place division two league action is restricted to just two games.League leaders Queens Park Crescents hosting Westoning Recreation Club in Mowsbury Park, whilst Rectory Road is the venue for Shefford Town & Campton Reserves home encounter with Lidlington United Sports.

In Division Three, the action is confined to four games.At Horseshoes Close,Dunton Reserves receive a visit from Riseley Sports.At Steppingley Road, Flitwick Town Reserves look to end a four game losing run when a Royal Oak Kempston side without a win on the road come calling.At Digswell Playing Fields, where Shefford Town & Campton A look for their first win of the season. Plus at Greenfield Road,Westoning Recreation Club Reserves defend their unbeaten/100% ways against a Caldecote A side that has not won on the road this season.

In Division Four, the programme is one of just three games.At Whiston Crescent,Clifton Reserves and Bedford Park Rangers meet for the second time inside seven days, the vistiors travelling in search of a quick fire double.At Hinksley Playing Fields, Dinamo Flitwick look for just their third home win of the campaign against Goldington Hammers.Whilst Stewartby Way is the venue where hosts Stewartby Village on a two games losing home run face Sandy Reserves.

24/10/2010
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