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Sunday 07th November 2010
Caldecote the lone Beds FA Senior Trophy survivors.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Round Two
From our six competing clubs, just Caldecote made it into the hat for the round three draw with a 5-3 home victory over Cranfield United.Jack Gabbitas with a haul of four goals plus a strike from Russell Kemp doing the damage.
Elsewhere, Renhold United were beaten 3-4 in extra time on home soil by Totternhoe, goals from Jason Allison, Ollie Housden and Jamie Lally all struck in vian.
Over at Rectory Road, an Andrew Hayday goal saw Shefford Town & Campton lead AFC Kempston Rovers 1-0 at half-time before the Rovers ran out 2-1 winners with goals from Josh Bamford and Kofi Schulz.Whilst Oakley Sports had only a Justin Patterson goal to show for their 1-3 home defeat by Potton United.The Royals taking the lead on six minutes via Sam Crow before Patterson levelled matters nine minutes from the break.Joe Aris then striking in the last minute of the first period to place United 2-1 ahead before Laurence Revall sealed the victory with a third goal 13 minutes from time.
Blunham were also beaten 1-3 at home by AFC Dunstable, Neville Allen the goalscorer.Whilst Wilshamstead were beaten 2-4 at home by Kent Athletic despite strikes from Paul Jones and Jack Wicks.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Sharnbrook made it three wins on the bounce to climb up into eighth place in the league table with a 3-1 home win over Leighton United.Andy wood, Luke Devine and Tom King netting the goals to do the damage against a United reply from Paul Darton.
Elsewhere, Woburn ended a barren run of five games without a victory with a 2-0 home sucess over Flitwick Town,Ben Nicholls and Martin Holland netting the goals.
For Marston Shelton Rovers,it was a loss of their place at the head of the division one league table and their seasons 100% record when beaten 4-2 at Potton Wanderers who now take over the leadership of the league table.Craig Schurek with a brace plus Danny Fox and Sam Worthington on target for the Wanderers against Rovers replies via Antony Henham and Jamie Cerinara.
For third place Bedford Hatters, it was a retention of their seasons 100% home ways with a 4-0 win over AFC Kempston Town Reserves.Darek Joswiak with a brace plus Mark Reed and Simon Pixley all finding the back of the net.
Also enjoying a 4-0 home win were Bedford Sports Athletic over bottom of the table Luton Old Boys.Ashley Mead with a hat-trick plus Paul Nigro on the scoresheet.
The top scorers of the day however were Sandy, 6-4 home winners over Meltis Albion.Tommy Simpson leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by strikes from Craig Baker, Ian Hammett and Charlie Seward against Albion replies via Salvatore Ventriglia twice plus Daniel Wells and Alex Goosby.
Henlow meantime were preserving their unbeaten home ways with a 5-0 victory over Brache Sparta Community Reserves.Shaun Faulkner, Adam Mardell, Jake Rennie, Neil Spencer and Keith Purslow all finding the back of the net.
Elsewhere, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves are still in search of their first home win of the season after being held to a 2-2 draw by FC Meppershall who were taking their own unbeaten ways to five games.Lee Threadgold with a penalty plus Ricky Aris on target for the home side against replies from Christian Robinson and Danny Wing.
League leaders Queens Park Crescents had their unbeaten away ways brought to a sensational end when beaten 7-1 at second place Arlesey Social Galacticos, who thus retained their seasons 100% home ways.Jonathon Rowe netting four times alongside James Mason, Chris Robinson and Sekh Sohal.
For third place Lea Sports PSG, it was an end to their six game unbeaten run when beaten 3-1 at Elstow Abbey.Harry Ellis twice plus Mark Nicholson on target for The Abbey against a lone reply from Martin Collins.
Fourth place Clifton however failed to climb above them in the league standings when beaten for the first time this season 1-2 at home by Kings AFC.Lee Morgan and John Watts the goal heroes against a home reply from Steve Albone.
Up now into fifth slot are Bromham United, they ran out 8-2 home winners over bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports.David Baxter with a hat-trick, Keith Thomas with a brace plus single strikes from Antony Farr, Dean Waghorn and Robin Bryne only being replied to by Steve Walker and Ryan Brownlie.
Also winning big were Lidlington United Sports, 7-3 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.Alex Burrows with a hat-trick, Jonathan Smith with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Ben Marwood and Darren Simms.The visitors replies coming via Graham Dilley, Alex Toye and Wayne Haxton.
Still 100% at home are Great Barford, they made it three wins on the bounce with a 3-2 victory over Stopsley Park.Daniel Stafford with a brace plus Rob Tapley seeing their goals replied to by Shane Roberts and Dean Abrahams.
Stevington also enjoyed a 3-2 home win over Westoning Recreation Club.Darren King with a brace plus Aaron Fletcher netting the goals against Rec Boys replies from Matt Barnes and Fraser McLaclan.
The division's lone away win of the day belonged to Marabese Ceramics, 3-0 victors at Harpur FC thanks to goals from James Maden, Darren Payne and Jake Flurry.
League leaders Pavenham made it 10 wins from 10 outings to remain five points clear at the head of the table with a 4-3 victory at the previously unbeaten at home Sundon Park Rangers.James Owen with a brace plus Alan Craigen and Michael Bates on the scoresheet against Rangers replies from Matthew Conway twice and Nicky Buttigieg.
Second place M & DH Oakley meantime were retaining their seasons unbeaten ways with a 6-0 win at Westoning Recreation Club Reserves.Jamie Underwood and James Dean both netting twice alongside Tommy Dove and Adam Emms.
Co-op Sports also kept their promotion hopes on track by winning 3-1 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Ashley Jordan with a brace plus Thomas Furr on target against a home reply from Sean Francis.
Also winning on the road were Riseley Sports, 5-0 at Royal Oak Kempston, their fourth win on the bounce.Jimmy Grandidge twice plus Gareth Shimpton, Sami Gingell and Mark Brown netting the goals.
Elsewhere, Renhold Village were picking up their first away point of the season via a 3-3 draw at Dunton Reserves.Carl Townsend, Simon Wade and Craig Thompson on the scoresheet against home replies from Nicky Albone twice and Paul Beith.
The days final game in this division seeing Flitwick Town Reserves net a 4-2 home win over Caldecote A. Grant Archer with a hat-trick plus James Taylor on the home scoresheet against replies from Steve Bush and Carl Heaph.
The result of the day belonged to Eastcotts, 10-1 home winners over Wootton Village, thus remaining 100% on home soil this season and jumping above the non-playing Thurleigh into second spot in the league table.Tony Milioti leading the way with four goals, Ben Eagles on target twice alongside an own goal plus strikes from Ciaran Alexander, Matty Walsh and Michael Sexton, the Village reply coming from Nick Spence.
For fellow promotion candidates Goldington and Dinamo Flitwick it was also wins.Dinamo with goals from Alex Sommers and Michael Abbott against a reply from Tom Fulbrook 2-1 home winners over Sandy Reserves, whilst Goldington had two goals from Karl Anderson and a strike from Robert Brown in their 3-0 win at Potton Town.
Goldington Hammers also edged closer to the promotion race with a 5-3 win at Bedford Park Rangers.Jimmy Jacob and Scott Jacob both on target twice alongside Sean Shankland against Rangers replies from Michael Patterson, Shaun Finlay and Joshua Geary.
Elsewhere, Clifton Reserves returned to winning ways for the first time in eight outings with a 5-4 victory at bottom of the table Kempston Athletic.Jason Woodhouse with a brace plus strikes from Dave Humphrey, David Dice and Sam Mills outgunning Athletic replies via Gary Whitbread twice plus Adam Maloney and Jamie Marsh.
The final game of the day bringing Lea Sports PSG Reserves their first away win of the season 2-1 at Stewartby Village.Hassem Raja netting both goals against a home reply from Kyle Smith.
Preview Saturday 13th November 2010
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend brings about a home game for current league leaders Wilshamstead at their temporary Houghton Conquest Playing Field base,bottom of the table Arlesey Town Reserves being the visitors.The hosts still unbeaten on home soil will be fully expected to collect the three points on offer against a visiting Town side that will travel in search of their first away win of the season.
For second place Renhold United, it's home Renhold Playing Field action against Caldecote.United starting the day still unbeaten in the league this season against a Caldecote side that has won just one of its four outings away from Harvey Close this season.
Just down the road at Lodge Road, Sharnbrook will be playing hosts to third place Blunham.Sharnbrook in this their eighth home outing of the campaign seeking just win number three in front of their own fans against a visiting side that has won three of it's four away outings this term.
It's local derby action at the Carlsberg Stadium, where hosts Southill Alexander go in search of the points to lift them away from the relegation zone against fourth place visitors Shefford Town & Campton. They make the short journey now unbeaten in their last six league outings the firm favourites for the points on offer.
After playing three consecutive away games, its a welcome return to home action for Leighton United at Stanbridge Road,they will defend their seasons unbeaten home ways against Flitwick Town.
Other action coming at Horseshoes Close, the venue for Dunton's home encounter with Oakley Sports.The hosts looking to end a three game losing home run against a Sportsman's side that last won in league action some four outings ago. Plus at Crawley Road, where Woburn entertain Biggleswade United Reserves,the Safari Boys looking to take their unbeaten ways to four games against a United side that has yet to collect any points on the road away from Second Meadow this season.
For the leading sides in Division One, it's trips on the road:league leaders Potton Wanderers head for Groveside and local derby action against Henlow, the hosts still unbeaten on home soil this season, the Wanderers away count standing at two wins from two outings.Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers head for Dallow Road still 100%on the road this season to face Brache Sparta Community Reserves, they have lost three of their four home encounters to date.
Likewise for Marston Shelton Rovers, it's a trip to Luton,their destination being Chaul End Lane and a meeting with bottom of the table Luton Old Boys.
There is also local derby action at Moggerhanger Playing Fields, hosts Blunham Reserves looking for their first home win in four outings against a Sandy side that makes the short trip up the A603 having lost its last three away games.
Meantime, just down the road at Harvey Close, Caldecote Reserves will be seeking to end a losing three game run when called upon by FC Meppershall.Whilst Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves head to Hillgrounds to face AFC Kempston Town Reserves looking for just their second away win of the season.
The final game of the day in this section coming at Miller Road, Meltis Albion taking on Bedford Sports Athletic to seek revenge for their 5-2 beating at Cople Playing Fields just 14 days ago.
In Division Two, league leaders Queens Park Crescents are in home action in Mowsbury Park facing Bromham United.The hosts looking for home win number seven from just eight outings against a United side that has won three of its four away encounters to date this season.
For second place Arlesey Social Galacticos, its a trip on the road to Greenfield Road to face Westoning Recreation Club.Whilst near neighbours and fellow promotion contenders Clifton head for the Bedford Hockey Centre still unbeaten on the road this season to face Harpur FC.
Also very much in the promotion race are Lea Sports PSG, they will be in home Pirton Recreation Ground action against Lidlington United Sports.The hosts seeking to preserve their 100% home unbeaten ways against a United side that has failed to win on any of its last five trips away from Hurst Grove.
Down at the other end of the table, Kempston Hammers Sports will search out their first home win of the season when Great Barford pay them a visit at their Cutler Hammer base. Whilst Kings AFC head to Rectory Road to face a Shefford Town & Campton Reserves outfit that seeks its first home win in three outings.
Other action in this division sees Stevington in home action against Marabese Ceramics, whilst Elstow Abbey head to the Luton Regional Sports Centre to take on Stopsley Park.
For the top two clubs in Division Three it's games on home soil to maintain their title hopes.100% at home league leaders Pavenham in Hillgrounds action against a Dunton Reserves side that has won just once away from Horseshoes Close this season.Whilst second place M & DH Oakley, still 100% at home themselves this season feature in the game of the day from this division, when they host fellow promotion candidates Sundon Park Rangers at their Playing Field Headquarters.
Not far behind this clash for the match of the division title comes the Solway Road North meeting between Co-op Sports and Sharnbrook Reserves, both of whom are still very much live promotion candidates.
For Caldecote A at Harvey Close, its a great chance to collect home win number three of the season,bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A being the visitors.Whilst Riseley Sports, at Gold Street, will be the favourites for the points against a yet to win and second from bottom of the table Wilshamstead Reserves visitors.
Over at Crawley Road, Cranfield Reserves look for their fourth win on the bounce when visited by a Westoning Recreation Club Reserves side that has lost its last three away outings.Whilst Steppingley Road is the venue for Flitwick Town Reserves home encounter with Renhold Village.
The promotion battle at the head of the Division Four table currently looks a three way fight.The firm title favourites however are AFC Turvey, they journey still 100% for the season to Wootton Playing Fields to take on a Wootton Village side whose home record reads, played four, lost four.Whilst second place Eastcotts will be in home Hillgrounds action looking to preserve their 100% home ways against Lea Sports PSG Reserves.
The third live promotion candidates are Thurleigh, they will be in home Keysoe Road action against Bedford Park Rangers seeking their sixth win on the bounce over a Rangers side who last won away from home some five outings ago.
Of the clubs in pursuit of the leading three, Goldington will be in home Mowsbury Park action against a Stewartby Village side that has lost just once on the road this season. Whilst for Potton Town and Dinamo Flitwick it's trips on the road.Town heading to Whiston Crescent to face Clifton Reserves and Dinamo on route to Mowsbury Park and a meeting with Goldington Hammers.
The final action of the day coming at Bedford Road Recreation, the venue for Sandy Reserves home clash with Kempston Athletic.The hosts in search of their first home win of the season against an Athletic side in search of their first away win of the season.