Bedfordshire County Football League
The Home of Football in Bedfordshire
- Weekly Reports
- Current Season Fixtures
- Photo Gallery
- League Officers
- League Handbook
- Registration Form
- Transfer Form
Sunday 14th November 2010
Wilshamstead hold onto top spot in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform standings.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Wilshamstead remain at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table despite being held to a 2-2 home draw by Arlesey Town Reserves.Ahead via a George Rennie own goal after 28 minutes,they were then to see Daniel St Ledger give the visitors a 2-1 lead with a brace of second half goals until Jack Wiggs saved the day with an equalizer seven minutes from time.The point at the other end of the table lifting Town off the bottom spot at the expense of the non-playing AFC Kempston Town.
Failing to take over the top slot and dropping down into third place are Renhold United, they lost their seasons unbeaten ways and 100% home record with a 1-2 defeat at the hands of Caldecote.Dave Daniels shooting the visitors ahead until United's Ashley Banks levelled matters, before Jack Gabbitas hit what turned out to be the winning goal just before the half-time break.
Up into second spot now are last seasons champions Blunham, they took their unbeaten ways to six games with a 4-1 victory at Sharnbrook.Andy Smith, Steve Thomas, Ivan Finch and Matty McMahon seeing their goals only replied to by Jamie Cross.
After three straight defeats at Horseshoes Close, Dunton returned to winning ways when a lone first half goal from Lawrence Bosher was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Oakley Sports.
For Woburn, it was the taking of their unbeaten ways to four games with a 1-0 home win over Biggleswade United Reserves,James McCarthy netting the vital goal 65 minutes into the contest.
Elsewhere, Leighton United retained their seasons unbeaten home ways following three straight defeats on the road, by sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Flitwick Town.Philip Matthews plus a Layne Eadie penalty shooting United 2-0 ahead before strikes from Peter Kouwenberg and Dean Warren had matters all square by half-time.
The days other scheduled top flight game, Southill Alexander v Shefford Town & Campton being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at The Carlsberg Stadium.
It's as you were at the head of the division one league table following the maximum haul of points for the leading four clubs.League leaders Potton Wanderers ending Henlow's unbeaten home ways by sending them to a 6-0 defeat.Craig Schukek with a hat-trick plus goals from Danny Fox, Sam Worthington and Dean Hamilton doing the damage.
For second place Marston Shelton Rovers, the collection of their three points came in the form of an award due to their opponents, Brache Sparta Community Reserves,being placed under league suspension in midweek due to non-payment of fines.
Third place Bedford Hatters meantime were romping to a 9-0 away win at bottom of the table Luton Old Boys.Darek Jozwiak, Simon Pixley and Scott Alleyne all netting twice alongside a Tom Redmond penalty plus strikes from Aaran Izzard and Mark Reed.
The quartet of winners being made up by Meltis Albion, 3-0 home victors over Bedford Sports Athletic thanks to a brace of goals from Charlie Betts and a strike from Alex Goosby.
Elsewhere, FC Meppershall climbed into the top six of the league standings and took their unbeaten ways to six games with a 3-1 win at Caldecote Reserves.Craig Damon netting all three goals against a home reply from Terry Lawrence.
Local derby action at Moggerhanger Playing Fields saw the Blunham Reserves v Sandy encounter end all square at 2-2.Chris Dunne on the scoresheet twice for the home side against Sandy replies from Charlie Seward and Craig Baker.
For Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves it was a first win in six outings via a 3-1 victory at AFC Kempston Town Reserves.Lee Threadgold on target twice and Matthew McCartney once against a home reply from Jamie Carson.
We have new league leaders of the division two table in the shape of Arlesey Social Galacticos following their 2-1 win at Westoning Recreation Club.Lee Sambrook and Moni Nsiawete on the scoresheet against a home reply from Fraiser McLanlan. Social taking over the top spot on goal difference from Queens Park Crescents who were held to a 1-1 home draw by Bromham United.Shezad Sattar on target for the home side against a reply from Adam Cranny.
For third spot Lea Sports PSG, it was a retention of their seasons 100% home ways with a 3-2 win over Lidlington United Sports.Paul Collins, Tom Feeney and Martin Collins scoring the vital goals against United replies from Keiran Wills and Steve Flaherty.
Up now into fourth slot are Elstow Abbey,they ran out 7-1 away winners at Stopsley Park. Dave McCarthy with a hat-trick, Jason Harrison with a brace plus strikes from Harry Ellis and Charlie Nicholson only being replied to by Tyrone Patterson.
Slipping the other way are Clifton, they lost their seasons unbeaten away ways when defeated 6-5 at Harpur FC.Kane Alexander with a hat-trick plus goals from Jonathon Overden, Ravi Weerisiekie and Jordan Kumar on the home scoresheet, whilst for Clifton, Barry Hallybone struck three times plus Will Pitts and Mark Gearing.
Elsewhere, bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports came up with a 2-1 home win over Great Barford. Neil Tysoe and Marcus Thomas on target against a Barford reply from George Harris.
Meantime, Kings AFC lifted themselves out of the bottom two with a 4-2 victory at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.Rowan Hazelwood with a brace plus a strike from Josh Clements and an Oliver Plested penalty outscoring strikes from Ollie Morgan and Eddie Kemp.
Down now into the bottom two are Stevington beaten 0-1 at home by Marabese Ceramics, Richard Follano the goalscorer.
In turned out to be no more than a routine day in the office for league leaders Pavenham,they romped to win number 11 from 11 outings with a 4-0 home win over Dunton Reserves.Luke Owen, Thomas Rodger and Amar Sira plus an own goal doing the damage.
However for second place M & DH Oakley, it was the first defeat of the season, beaten 0-2 at home by Sundon Park Rangers.Sam Chapman and Luke Evans goals taking the Rangers to victory.
Closing the gap on the boys from Oakley to just a single point are Sharnbrook Reserves, they ran out 4-3 winners at Co-op Sports.Kevin Harris with a hat-trick plus Ryan Massey doing the damage against home replies from Gavin Smith, Scott Davis and Sam Cooper.
Up now into sixth place are Renhold Village, they won for the first time on the road this season by a 4-0 scoreline at Flitwick Town Reserves.Dan Luke, Michael Luke, Pete Neal and Simon Wade all finding the back of the net.
Down at the other end of the table, it was the first win of the season for bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A, they won 1-0 at Caldecote A thanks to a goal from Luke Webb but remain on the bottom rung of the ladder after the team immediately above them in the standings, Wilshamstead Reserves came up with their first win of the campaign 5-3 at Riseley Sports.Neil Greig on target twice alongside strikes from Danny Burraway, Sam Ayles and Colin Merritt against home replies from Ian Staniforth twice and Jimmy Grandidge.
Elsewhere, Cranfield United Reserves lifted themselves into the top half of the league table with a 4-0 home win over Westoning Recreation Club Reserves, their fourth win on the bounce.Peter Kerr with a hat-trick plus Phil Distin on the scoresheet.
League leaders AFC Turvey made it nine wins out of nine outings to go three points clear at the end of the division four table with an 8-2 away win at Wootton Village.John Guiney with a hat-trick,Samir Guri with a brace plus an own goal and strikes from Rajan Kalyan and Mike Stephenson only being replied to by a Ryan Stocker penalty and Rob Edinburgh.
Up into second spot are Thurleigh, they maintained their seasons 100% home record with a 3-2 win over Bedford Park Rangers.Dan Newton, Steve Pledge and Nathan Bryne on the scoresheet against Rangers replies from Richard Patterson and Roger Goff.
Thurleigh taking over that second slot from Eastcotts, they lost their 100% home record for the season when held to a 2-2 draw by Lea Sports PSG Reserves.Ciaran Alexander and Ben Eagles on the home scoresheet against PSG replies from Ryan Durrant and Callum Jones.
The top scorers of the day were Goldington,12-1 home winners over Stewartby Village.Carl Anderson on target six times, Damien Quigley twice plus an own goal and strikes from Alan Cudjoe, Brian Day and Kevin Malone, the Village reply coming via Kyle Smith.
It was not so good a day for Goldington Hammers, they were beaten 2-6 at home by Dinamo Flitwick.Jason Del Boyer leading the way with a hat-trick alongside goals from Ross Lockey, Dale Goldie and Scott Hannam, the Hammers replies coming via Jamie Mercurio and Sean Shankland.
At Whiston Crescent,it was a 3-3 draw between Clifton Reserves and Potton Town,Dave Dice, Sam Mills and Rob Haradine the home marksman.
Meanwhile the Sandy Reserves v Kempston Athletic game will now be subject to a league inquiry after match referee Simon Wilford was forced to abandon the contest after just 43 minutes play due to unacceptable behaviour from within the home camp.The game was goalless at the time.
Preview Saturday 20th November 2010
With a third of the season now played,The Premier Division supported by Sportsform title race perhaps already looks like a fight between just five clubs.Current league leaders Wilshamstead who have never won a top flight championship,this weekends action sees them hit the road to Second Meadow to face Biggleswade United Reserves, now unbeaten in their last nine outings and the firm favourites for the three points on offer against a United side that has won just two of its six home outings to date.
For reigning champions Blunham, its home Moggerhanger Playing Fields action against Woburn.The host defending their seasons unbeaten home ways against a Safari Boys outfit that has won just once on its travels away from Crawley Road this season.
Another of the live championship contenders are Shefford Town & Campton, they like Blunham will be putting their seasons unbeaten home ways on the line at Rectory Road when called upon by a Dunton side that will be looking for its third away win on the bounce.
Also travelling in search of their third away win on the bounce are Sharnbrook, they head for Harvey Close to face another of the championship contending clubs Caldecote.
The quintet of championship contenders being made up by Renhold United,they make their way to Steppingley Road for a meeting with Flitwick Town still unbeaten on the road this season but fully aware that their hosts still hold down a 100% home record.
The days other top flight action comes at The Carlsberg Stadium, the venue for Southill Alexander's home clash with AFC Kempston Town.The hosts the favourites to collect the spoils against a Town side that has failed to win any of its last seven outings to drop to the bottom of the league table.Plus at Oakley Playing Fields, where hosts Oakley Sports entertain a Leighton United side that has lost its last three away outings.
If at this stage of the season the top flight title race looks down to just five clubs, the picture in Division One suggests that number is even less at three.For that trio of clubs its home action all the way this weekend.At Mill Lane, Potton Wanderers will be looking for their fifth home win on the bounce when paid a visit by a yet to win away from home Brache Sparta Community Reserves.Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers lay their 100% seasons home record on the line against Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.
That trio of clubs being made up by Bedford Hatters, they going into Miller Road action still 100% at home this term against Meltis Albion who of course share the ground with their Hatters hosts.
For local derby action, you need to be at Bedford Road Recreation Ground,the venue for Sandy's home encounter with Caldecote Reserves.The hosts looking for just their third home win of the season against a visiting side that has lost its last two away games to slip into the lower regions of the league table.
The days other action in this division coming at Groveside, the venue for Henlow's clash with AFC Kempston Town Reserves.At Chaul Lane End, where bottom of the table,Luton Old Boys host FC Meppershall.Plus at Cople Playing Fields, where Bedford Sports Athletic seek their third home win on the bounce against Blunham Reserves.
In Division Two action,league leaders Arlesey Social Galacticos will be expected to maintain their 100% home record when they host Marabese Ceramics in local derby action at Arlesey Playing Fields.Whilst second place Queens Park Crescents, hit the road to face still 100% at home Great Barford.
At the opposite end of the scale are Kings AFC, they go into home King George VI Playing Fields action against a Lea Sports PSG side that has already won five away games this term in search of their home point/points of the season.Whilst Kempston Hammers Sports make the short trip to The Warren to face Elstow Abbey in search of their own first away point/points of the season.
There is local derby action at Whiston Crescent, hosts Clifton seeking to stay in the promotion race by gaining the full three points on offer when Shefford Town & Campton Reserves call upon them looking to end a run of four trips away from Rectory Road without a win.
At Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports will be in search of home win number three on the bounce against a Stopsley Park side that has lost four of its last five away games.Whilst Westoning Recreation Club head to face Bromham United looking to return to winning ways on the road after defeats at Queens Park Crescents and Stevington.
The final action of the day in this division taking Harpur FC on the road for just the third time this season when they make their way to face Stevington.
In Division Three, league leaders Pavenham still with a seasons perfect record make their way to Renhold Playing Fields to face a Renhold Village side that is unbeaten in its last four home outings and could perhaps give the league leaders their toughest game of the season to date.
For second place M & DH Oakley, its also a trip on the road, heading to Horseshoes Close still unbeaten on the road this season to face Dunton Reserves side that has won just once on home soil this season.
Of the other serious promotion candidates, Co-op Sports are also hitting the road, their destination being Hillgrounds and a meeting with a Royal Oak Kempston side that has lost its last four games to slip into the relegation zone of the league table. Plus at Lodge Road, Sharnbrook Reserves will be the firm favourites to collect the points on offer against Caldecote A.
For bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A, the quest at Digswell Playing Fields is their first home win of the season against a Flitwick Town Reserves outfit that has won just once on the road this season.Whilst at Greenfield Road, Westoning Recreation Club Reserves task of returning to winning home ways will not be easy as their visitors are Riseley Sports, winners of their last three away games and still unbeaten on the road this season.
A comment that also applies to Sundon Park Rangers,they host still 100% on the road this season Cranfield United Reserves in Stockwood Park.
The top game of the day in division four comes at Stonefields, league leaders AFC Turvey defending their seasons perfect record against third place visitors Eastcotts.
Hinksley Road Recreation Ground will be the venue for a clash between two other promotion hopefuls, hosts Dinamo Flitwick looking for their fourth home win on the bounce against the travelling Thurleigh, they arrive seeking away win number three on the bounce.
In Mowsbury Park, Bedford Park Rangers will fancy their chances of the full three points when Wootton Village now on a five game losing run come calling.Whilst at Hillgrounds, Kempston Athletic go in search of home win number one of the season against Goldington Hammers.
Other action takes place at Pirton Recreation Ground, the venue for Lea Sports PSG Reserves home encounter with Goldington as the hosts look to extend their unbeaten home ways to four games and Stewartby Way, where Stewartby Village take on Clifton Reserves.Plus there is local derby action at Sunderland Road between hosts Potton Town and their visitors Sandy Reserves, they travel hoping to end their current losing ways on the road which now total three games.