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Sunday 30th January 2011
Bedford Hatters move into the last four of The Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup.
Premier Division Supported by Sportsform

Renhold United remain unbeaten away from home this season and on top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after emerging 2-1 winners at Oakley Sports.First half goals from Jason Allison and Sheldon Washington putting them in the driving seat before Stuart Kelly netted for the home side in the second period.

United's lead is one of goal difference only after Wilshamstead maintained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-1 victory over Sharnbrook.Kevin Butler, Neville Allen, Paul Jones and Michael Taylor all finding the back of the net against a lone reply from Dan Billington.

With Blunham's game at Hillgrounds against AFC Kempston Town frozen off, Shefford Town & Campton now climb up into third spot following their 2-0 home win over Caldecote.Andrew Hayday opening the scoring on 68 minutes before Adam Larsen netted from the penalty spot 11 minutes later to double the scoreline. Larsen then getting himself sent off for his second yellow card offence of the game just five minutes later.

With Leighton United's home game at Stanbridge Road against Woburn also frozen off, the final game in this division saw Dunton and Flitwick Town share the spoils in a 0-0 draw at Horseshoes Close.

Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Quarter-Finals

Bedford Hatters made their way into the hat for the Semi-Final draw after two goals from Darek Jozwiak took them to a 2-0 home win over Luton District & South Beds League outfit St Joseph's, However,it was the end of the road for Marston Shelton Rovers who were beaten 1-0 at Molten Spartan South Midlands League outfit Stotfold Reserves.

Division One

With their two main rivals away on County Cup duty Potton Wanderers stretched their lead at the head of the league table to six points when they secured a seventh win on the bounce 5-1 at home over bottom of the table Luton Old Boys.Sam Worthington twice plus Danny Fox, Antony Schurek and Jesse Mayo netting the goals against a lone reply from Leroy White.

Going one better were fourth place Meltis Albion in a 6-0 home victory over AFC Kempston Town Reserves, Derek McCrae, Daniel Wells, Alex Goosby, Asa Garlick, Charlie Betts and Salvatore Ventriglia all making a mark on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere,FC Meppershall continued their recent winning ways by sending Henlow to only their second home defeat of the season with a 7-1 victory at Groveside.Benjamin Williams striking five times and Christian Robinson twice to do the damage against a lone home reply from Adam Cavell.

For Caldecote Reserves, after two straight home defeats, it was a return to winning ways with a 2-0 victory over Bedford Sports Athletic.Terry Lawrence bagging a goal in each half to secure the points.

Whilst Blunham Reserves came up with their first win in four home outings, 2-1 over local rivals Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Andrew Vallom netting both goals against a reply from Matthew McCartney.

Division Two

After failing to win any of their last three games, Arlesey Social Galacticos returned to winning ways to hold on to their position at the head of the league table and thus ended Elstow Abbey's five game winning run with a 2-0 win at Arlesey Recreation Ground.Chris Kennedy and Lee Shambrook netting the vital goals.

Clifton however maintained their push for promotion in second spot with a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports.Toby McNaught, Tony Norman and an own goal leaving The Hammers still looking for their first away win of the season.

Just behind Clifton on goal difference only are Bromham United, they took their unbeaten ways to six games with a 3-1 home win over Marabese Ceramics.Dean Waghorn, David Baxter and Sam Jones the goalscorers against a Tilerman reply from Romaro Marabese.

With games in hand on all of the top three clubs are fourth place Lea Sports PSG, they retained their seasons 100% home record with a 6-0 thrashing of Westoning Recreation Club. James Awofisan striking five times and Haji Conteh once.

Now slipping out of the promotion race are Queens Park Crescents, they went down to their fifth consecutive away defeat when an 89th minute goal from Stuart Lyons took Stopsley Park to only their second home success of the season and a 1-0 win.

Still unbeaten at home this season are Great Barford, they sent Shefford Town & Campton Reserves to their sixth defeat on the bounce by beating them 3-1.Scott Moses twice plus George Harris on the scoresheet for the home side against a lone reply via Kieran O'Toole.

The day's final game in this division seeing Stevington and Lidlington United Sports share the points in a 1-1 draw. Aaron Fletcher on target for the home side against a United reply from Chris Roberts.

Division Three

Pavenham remain 100% on the road this season and four points clear at the head of the league table after they netted a 5-3 victory at Caldecote A. James Owen with a brace plus Tom Ellis, Thomas Rodger and William McNally seeing their goals only replied to by a brace from Graham Weddell and Ryan Ambrose.

Second place Sharnbrook Reserves meantime were netting a 4-2 home win over Westoning Recreation Club Reserves, Kevin Harris and Jordan Baxter both on target twice against a Liam Boyle brace for The Rec Boys.

For third place Co-op Sports, it was a 4-1 home win over fellow promotion candidates M & DH Oakley, Scott Davies with a brace plus Ashley Jordan and Jason Kelly on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Jamie McLennan.

Still also in the promotion mix are Sundon Park Rangers, they won 4-0 at bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A .Nicky Buttigieg, Luke Evans, Samuel Kehinde and Mark Bonner all finding the back of the net.

Following three straight away defeats, Dunton Reserves returned to winning ways on the road via a 5-0 victory at Flitwick Town Reserves, for whom it was a third straight home defeat.Carl Mercer netting in the opening half before a Nicky Albone brace and strikes from Chris Weustner and Liam Brophy added to the tally in the second period. Albone missing his chance to grab a hat-trick by missing from the penalty spot.

Elsewhere, Riseley Sports maintained their seasons unbeaten away ways in sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Renhold Village. Jimmy Gandidge and Alan Spurgeon shooting them 2-0 ahead by the half-hour mark before a 32nd minute strike from Alex Giscombe and a second half goal from Carl Townsend saved the day for The Village.

Climbing out of the drop zone at the bottom of the league are Royal Oak Kempston, they emerged 3-2 home winners over Wilshamstead Reserves. Lorenzo Jordan, Dean Boland and Paul Stevens on target against replies from Dan Wisson and Matt Johnson.

Division Four

Now nine points clear at the head of the league table and still 100% for the season are AFC Turvey, they netted their 13th win on the bounce 9-0 at home over now bottom of the table Kempston Athletic. Saimir Guri leading the way with four goals, whilst also finding the back of the net were John Guiney, Mark Allen, Andrew Wren, Oliver Dove and Mike Stephenson.

Dropping in the table from second to third are Eastcotts, they lost their seasons unbeaten home ways when defeated 3-2 by Potton Town. Chris Moore with a brace plus Tom Pyman on target for the Town against home replies from Michael Sexton and Tony Milioti.

Taking over that second spot are Goldington, they ended Thurleigh's 100% home ways for the season with a 5-1 victory.Karl Anderson on target twice alongside Kieran Bridger, Alan Cusjoe and Johnny Hutchinson against a home reply from Liam Bolton.

For Bedford Park Rangers, it was a first away win in eight outings via a 4-2 victory at Goldington Hammers.Shaun Finlay with a brace plus Gary Hipkiss and Michael Patterson doing the damage against home replies from Joel Tatham and Jimmy Jacob.

Also enjoying life on the road were Lea Sports PSG, they won for the first time in five league outings 2-0 at Sandy Reserves, all thanks to a brace of goals from Haseem Raja.

Whilst Wootton Village climbed off the bottom of the league table with their first home point of the season from a 2-2 draw with Stewartby Village.Adam Flynn and Kaylan Wilson on target for the home side against replies from Tom Bellwood-Smith and Tom Wheelhouse.

Watson Shield Second Round

The lone Watson Shield action seeing Division Four,Dinamo Flitwick win 1-0 at Division Three, Cranfield United Reserves,all thanks to a goal from Dean Myers.

Preview Saturday 5th February 2011

Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend sees four of the leading five title challengers taking part in what on paper look like winnable games. For Blunham, still unbeaten on home soil at Moggerhanger Playing Fields this season, the visitors are Arlesey Town Reserves who are yet to win on their away travels this campaign.

Whilst over at Harvey Close, you would expect Caldecote to collect all three points against bottom of the table AFC Kempston Town, the home side going into the game having been beaten just once on soil this season against a Town outfit whose only away win of the season came at Woburn back in early December.

Of those hitting the road,Shefford Town & Campton, having only won once on their travels this season head for Steppingley Road and a meeting against Flitwick Town whose home colours so far this season have only been lowered by Renhold United. The quartet of clubs being made up by Wilshamstead, they make tracks for Crawley Road to meet Woburn looking for their fifth away win of the campaign, in this game number seven.

Action also comes at Lodge Road, the venue for Sharnbrook's home encounter with local rivals Oakley Sports.With the visitors having won at Lodge Road in The Britannia Cup just 14 days ago, they will travel looking for just their second away league win of the season in high spirits against a home side that now, following the departure of Biggleswade United Reserves, are again looking for their first home league win of the season.

The final action comes at Stanbridge Road, the venue for Leighton United’s home clash with Dunton. United defending their seasons unbeaten home record against a Dunton side which following the departure of Biggleswade United Reserves and Southill Alexander, now have just one away league win to their name this season.

The game of the day in Division One comes at Miller Road with the clash between hosts Bedford Hatters and the visiting league leaders Potton Wanderers. The Hatters still 100% on home soil this term, whilst The Wanderers hold down the same record on their trips away from Mill Lane this season.

For the other championship chasing club Marston Shelton Rovers, its home action against FC Meppershall.The Rovers having no easy task to collect the points against a Meppershall side whose only away defeat of the campaign to date came at Bedford Hatters on the opening day of the season.

Down at the other end of the table, Luton Old Boys task of achieving their second home win will not be easy when they are visited at Chaul End Lane by a Meltis Albion side who come in search of their fourth away win of the season in this game number seven.

Also to close for comfort at the wrong end of the standings are AFC Kempston Town Reserves and Blunham Reserves, they go head to head at Hillgrounds. Town, on a five game losing home run,whilst Blunham have lost their last three away encounters.

Over at Groveside, its local derby action between hosts Henlow and Sandy, with Henlow having only lost to Potton Wanderers at Groveside this season and their visitors without a win from their last five away outings, perhaps home advantage will sway the points Henlow’s way.

The final action in this division coming on The Green between Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves and Bedford Sports Athletic, the hosts in this only home game number five of the campaign the favourites to collect the spoils.

Action for the lower division sides is headed by the ties in the quarter-final of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup.The most mouth watering tie coming at Stonefields, the venue where hosts AFC Turvey currently still 100% in their Division Four league campaign this season take on the runaway and still unbeaten Division Three league leaders Pavenham.

For Division Two Elstow Abbey,winners of their last four home games, its home Warren action against Division Three opponents Cranfield United Reserves, they are yet to lose on the road this season. Whilst last seasons beaten finalists Renhold Village will start firm favourites to make the last four when they host Potton Town of Division Four at Renhold Playing Fields.

The fourth tie gives Lea Sports PSG home advantage at Pirton Recreation Ground against Luton District & South Beds League side Four Model.With PSG still 100% on home soil this season you would expect them to ensure the final this season will again be an all Bedfordshire County Football League affair.

The game of the day in Division Two could well come at Bromham Playing Fields, the venue where promotion chasing hosts Bromham United take on fellow championship seekers Queens Park Crescents.United currently unbeaten in their last six outings perhaps favourites to collect the spoils against a Crescent side that has lost their last five away outings.

Clifton are also still very much in promotion,for them it’s a trip on the road to Great Barford Playing Fields to face Great Barford.The hosts despite being in the lower half of the league standings still unbeaten at home this campaign and could well be a match for a Clifton side that has only won once on the road in their last four outings.

Arlesey Social Galacticos are another club in the Division Two promotion mix, they head to Hurst Grove to face Lidlington United Sports. Social with an away record that reads just one defeat from seven outings will be facing a United outfit that has won three of its last four home games.

Down at the other end of the table,basement club Kempston Hammers Sports will be in home Cutler Hammer action against Marabese Ceramics. With the Tilermen having won just once on the road this season, perhaps this could be the day Hammers fortunes take a turn for the better.

Also to close to the drop zone are Stopsley Park,they host Westoning Recreation Club at The Luton Regional Sports Cente.The Park looking to improve a home record that shows just one win all season.

The final game in this division coming at King George VI Playing Field, hosts Kings AFC, winners of their last three home games taking on a Stevington side whose away record to date reads, played six, lost six.

In Division Three, it’s a return to Stockwood Park for championship chasing Sharnbrook Reserves to face Sundon Park Rangers just 14 days after they removed them from The Watson Shield in a penalty shoot-out. Whilst if M& DH Oakley are going to get themselves in the promotion race, then the three points are a must when they host Caldecote A at Oakley Playing Fields. With the visitors having lost all of their last four away outings you would be a brave man to predict anything other than a home win.

Also well in the promotion mix are Co-op Sports, they will be expecting to keep their challenge on course when they host mid-table Flitwick Town Reserves at Solway Road North.

Down at the other end of the table, it’s a must win game for both Westoning Recreation Club Reserves and Royal Oak Kempston when they go head to head at Greenfield Road. The Rec Boys looking for their first home win in four outings, whilst The Oak travel in search of their first away win of the season.

For bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A, it’s a visit to Horseshoes Close to take on Dunton Reserves.The hosts currently unbeaten in their last three home outings the firm favourites to collect the points.

The final game in this Division coming at Jubilee Playing Fields where Wilshamstead Reserves hosts Riseley Sports.The hosts in search of just their second home win of the season against a Sportsman's side that are still unbeaten on the road this campaign.

With Division Four league leaders AFC Turvey away on Beds FA Junior Cup duty, the main five promotion challengers have a chance to close the gap on the boys from Stonefields. Eastcotts making their way to Stewartby Way to be hosted by a Stewartby Village side that has won just three times on home soil all season. Whilst Thurleigh,having lost just once on the road this campaign head to Whiston Crescent to face a Clifton Reserves outfit that are now unbeaten in their last four home encounters.

For Dinamo Flitwick, its home Hinksley Recreation Ground action against Lea Sports PSG Reserves. Dinamo having lost only to AFC Turvey since early October the firm favourites to collect the spoils against a PSG side that has won just once on the road in league action this season to date.

The other promotion pushing club are Goldington, they go into home Mowsbury Park action on a three game winning home run against a Wootton Village side that has won just once on the road all season.

Other action comes at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, the venue for Sandy Reserves home encounter with Goldington Hammers.Sandy looking to extend their unbeaten home ways to three games against a Hammers outfit that has lost its last three away games.

Mowsbury Park is now is the scheduled venue for the final game of the day between hosts Kempston Athletic and Bedford Park Rangers. Athletic going into the contest with just one home win to their name this season, whilst The Rangers have only won one of their last seven away games.




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