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Sunday 17th April 2011
AFC Turvey are crowned Division Four champions.
Saturday April 16th 2011.

Premier Division supported by Sportsform.

Blunham are the new league leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table, they retained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-0 victory over third place Wilshamstead.Zak Rowe with a brace plus Matty McMahon and Tim Gill netting the goals that did the damage.

Losing out on that top spot are Shefford Town & Campton, they had their nine game winning run ended at Oakley Sports,drawing 0-0 mainly thanks to a sterling display from home goalkeeper Ryan Tilley.

Following three straight home defeats, Caldecote returned to winning ways with a 6-1 victory over Woburn.Ahead by just a Paul Lawrence strike in the opening half, second half goals from Jack Gabbitas twice plus Dave Daniels, Paul Gower and Dave Lenton were only replied to by Martin Holland.

Down at the bottom end of the table, AFC Kempston Town remain in the drop zone after a 65th minute penalty from Barry Emery took Dunton to a 1-0 win over them at Hillgrounds.

Meantime, Sharnbrook remain too close for comfort to that drop zone after going down 3-2 at Flitwick Town.Jim Lewis twice plus an own goal on The Town scoresheet against a brace in reply from Tom King.

For Leighton United, it was the collection of three points without kicking a ball when Renhold United failed to raise a side to visit them at Stanbridge Road.

Division One

We also have new lead leaders in Division One in the shape of Bedford Hatters, they climbed above the non-playing Potton Wanderers when awarded the three points after Blunham Reserves failed to raise a side to visit them at Miller Road.

Following two straight defeats, third place Marston Shelton Rovers returned to winning ways with a 4-2 home win over Henlow.Jamie Terminara with a brace plus strikes from Charlie Standish and Jim Burraway only being replied to by Mark Charles and Ben Amos.

Also returning to winning ways after two consecutive defeats were Sandy, they ran out 2-0 home winners over FC Meppershall thanks to second half goals from Craig Baker and Charlie Seward.

There was an all important home win for Ickwell & Old Reserves in their quest to stay clear of the drop zone, a brace of goals from Lee Threadgold giving them a 2-0 home win over Meltis Albion.Whilst Caldecote Reserves also stay clear of that said drop zone by winning 4-3 at Bedford Sports Athletic. Tom Wallace, Mick Robinson, Tom Dupey and Mark Endersby netting the vital goals against home replies via Gary Canzano twice and Andrew Latimer.

Division Two

Completing a hat-trick of new league leaders this weekend are Lea Sports PSG, they moved to the head of the Division two table when a lone goal from Edwin Anabaranye took their current unbeaten ways up to 14 games with a 1-0 win at Clifton who have now lost their last nine games.

Now up into third spot in the league table are Lidlington United Sports, after they netted a 5-1 home win over bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports. Steve Flaherty and Paul Nockels both netting twice and Kieran Wills once against a lone Hammers reply from Nick Tysoe.

Still there in the promotion mix are Kings AFC, after three straight defeats, they returned to winning ways with a 5-4 home win over Stopsley Park. Josh Clements and Rowan Hazelwood netting twice alongside Nathan Clements against Park replies via a Nathan Bailey hat-trick and James Smart.

For Queens Park Crescents, it was a fifth straight defeat when beaten 1-0 at home by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves for whom Adam Spoors netted.

Division Three

Sharnbrook Reserves lead at the head of the Division Three table is now up to eight points following their 6-0 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves to take their unbeaten ways up to nine games.Darryl Gadsden with a brace plus a penalty from Colin Slade and strikes from Dan Glos, James Whitmore and Darren Wallinger winning the day.

For second place Pavenham, it was only a share of the spoils in a 3-3 home draw with M & DH Oakley.Tom Ellis, Michael Bates and James Styles on the scoresheet against replies via Thomas Donnerly, Jack Goodacre and Jamie Underwood.

Meantime, third place Sundon Park Rangers despite taking their unbeaten ways up to 12 games, slipped in little in the promotion race by being held to a 2-2 home draw by Riseley Sports who were ending a run of five consecutive away defeats. Steve Farkas and Nicky Buttigieg on the Rangers scoresheet against Sportsmen replies via Andrew Patching and Gareth Shrimpton.

Down at the other end of the table, Shefford Town & Campton A lifted themselves off of the bottom spot by winning for the first time in nine outings 2-1 at Wilshamstead Reserves.Craig Palmer and Wayne Haxton with the vital goals against a home reply via Hani Thearra.

Now sitting on the bottom slot are Caldecote A, they lost for the 14th time on the bounce, 5-0 at Royal Oak Kempston. Darren Minney with a brace plus goals from Lorenzo Jordan, Michael Cooney and Dean Boland doing the damage.

Over at Horseshoes Close, Dunton Reserves were beaten 2-0 at home by Cranfield United Reserves.Adam Kerr and Peter Kerr netting the goals.

Division Four

It's time for the champagne corks to pop at Stonefields, AFC Turvey crowned the 2010-11 season Division Four league champions after netting their 22nd league win on the bounce with a 6-0 victory at Lea Sports PSG. Daniel Bailey netting twice alongside Mark Allen, Adam Broughton, Matt Richardson and John Guiney.

However, second place Goldington were not required to kick a ball in keeping their promotion drive on course,being awarded the three points when Clifton Reserves failed to raise a side to meet them in Mowsbury Park.

Also keeping their promotion hopes going were Potton Town, Eastcotts and Dinamo Flitwick all with wins. Town in third spot netting their sixth home win on the bounce via a 6-2 victory over Goldington Hammers.Chris Cooper with a brace plus strikes from Tom Grinstead, Sam King, Mark Mijalski and Chris Moore winning them the points, against Hammers replies from Jamie Mercurio and Michael Stafford too stay two points clear of Eastcotts.They won 3-2 at Bedford Park Rangers,Michael Sexton with a brace plus Tony Milioti on the scoresheet against Rangers replies from Michael Patterson and Jamie Hall.

Eastcotts in turn still heading off Dinamo Flitwick on goal difference following their 3-2 home victory over bottom of the table Wootton Village. Alex Sommers with a brace plus Mark Funnell netting the goals against Village replies via Adam Flynn and Nick Spencer.

For Sandy Reserves, it was a 5-3 win at Kempston Athletic to see the sides swap league positions just above Wootton Village.Jay Pateman and Adam Jakes plus Nathan Morris on target for the winners against Athletic replies from Dee Sayid, Jamie Marsh and Gary Whitbread.

Watson Shield Quarter-Final

Co-op Sports will now face AFC Turvey under Potton United's Hollow floodlights on Wednesdy April 27th after netting a 5-2 home win over Thurleigh. Scott Davis with a brace plus strikes from Chris Vardy, Thomas Miller and James McMulkin only being replied to by Steve Pledge and Pasquale Ventriqlia.

Preview for week commencing Saturday 23rd April 2011.
For both of the leading Premier Division supported by Sportsform title contenders, it’s far from easy games this weekend. Shefford Town & Campton, although still unbeaten on home turf this season face tough opposition when third place Wilshamstead come calling upon them at Rectory Road.Whilst Blunham, winners of their last four away outings travel to face Leighton United at Stanbridge Road.

Down at the other end of the table, it’s a big day for both Woburn and AFC Kempston Town as they seek out the points to avoid a bottom two finish. The Safari Boys in home Crawley Road action against a Sharnbrook side that has won just three times on the road this season, whilst Town head to Horseshoe Close to be hosted by Dunton.

The final action in the top flight comes at Harvey Close where hosts Caldecote will be the favourites to collect the points off of their visitors Flitwick Town who have failed to win any of their last five away outings.

The Division One title race is also now down to just two clubs, both hitting the road this weekend. Bedford Hatters heading for Moggerhanger Playing Fields to face relegation haunted Blunham Reserves, whilst just down the road on The Green, Potton Wanderers will be the visitors to take on Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

Other action comes at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town Reserves in desperate need of the home points to stave off relegation when they host a Marston Shelton Rovers side that has not won on the road since the opening weekend of the year to ruin their promotion hopes. Whilst in Mowsbury Park, FC Meppershall winners of their last three home games receive a visit from Caldecote Reserves

In Division Two, with Elstow Abbey now likely to suffer a title destroying points deduction, Lea Sports PSG are now suddenly the firm favourites for the league crown and another three points should be added to their tally today when they entertain bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports at Pirton Recreation Ground.

Whilst the game at Greenfield Road between Westoning Recreation Club and Kings AFC now becomes a serious promotion chasing clash with both clubs now right back in the hunt. That also applies to Bromham United who travel to be hosted by Stevington at their Playing Field Headquarters.

For Marabese Ceramics having now dropped into the relegation zone, they go into home action at Groveside against local rivals Clifton.The visitors making the short journey looking to end a run of five consecutive away defeats against a home side that has won just three times on home soil all season.

Other action comes in Stockwood Park, the venue where Stopsley Park look to end a two game losing home run when visited by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.Whilst Elstow Abbey look to salvage something from their season when they head to Mowsbury Park to face Queens Park Crescents.

With Division Three league leaders Sharnbrook Reserves sitting the afternoon out, second place Pavenham despite still being unbeaten on the road this season, face no easy task to collect the maximum three points when they journey to Oakley Playing Fields to be hosted by arch-rivals M & DH Oakley who themselves are still seeking a top five finish.

In that top five mix are also Co-op Sports, they now unbeaten in their last seven home games entertain Dunton Reserves at Solway Road North.Whilst Sundon Park Rangers the other club involved head to Steppingley Road now unbeaten in their last six away outings to be hosted by a Flitwick Town Reserves outfit now unbeaten in their last four home games.

Other action comes at Hillgrounds, the venue for Royal Oak Kempston’s home encounter with Cranfield United Reserves.

With the Division Four title now sewn up, AFC Turvey's next target is to retain their 100% league record until the end of the season, to that end it is home Stonefields action against local rivals Thurleigh.Whilst second place Goldington go in search of three home points in Mowsbury Park against Dinamo Flitwick,the visitors travel looking for their third away win on the bounce to enhance their chances of a top four finish.

Also in that top four chase,are Potton Town, they head to Stewartby Way to take on Stewartby Village and Eastcotts, who hit the road to Whiston Crescent now unbeaten in their last five away outings to face a Clifton Reserves side that has lost its last two home games.

Down at the other end of the table, at Wootton Playing Fields, bottom of the table Wootton Village host Goldington Hammers.Whilst Sandy Reserves head for Pirton Recreation Ground to face hosts Lea Sports PSG Reserves.

The action then moves on to Easter Monday afternoon with another series of 11 games.For Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs it is a programme of four games, two of which could have a big bearing on the issues yet to be settled at the base of the league table. AFC Kempston Town heading to face Leighton United at Stanbridge Road and fellow strugglers Woburn on the road to Oakley Playing Fields and a meeting with Oakley Sports.

Other action comes at Renhold Playing Fields, the venue for Renhold United’s home encounter with Flitwick Town.Plus at Lodge Road, where Sharnbrook host Dunton Reserves.

In Division Three, the big game comes with a 6.30pm kick off between title chasing hosts Sharnbrook Reserves and their fellow promotion seeking visitors Co-op Sports, whilst it’s a 5pm kick off for the Renhold Playing Field clash between hosts Renhold Village and Flitwick Town Reserves.

Other action at Crawley Road, where Cranfield United Reserves host Pavenham, at Greenfield Road, the venue for Westoning Recreation Club Reserves home encounter with Shefford Town & Campton A and at Jubilee Playing Fields for Wilshamstead Reserves home game against M & DH Oakley.

In Division Four, there are just two games, Potton Town hosting AFC Turvey at Sunderland Road Playing Fields and over at Piton Recreation Ground where Lea Sports PSG Reserves host Thurleigh.

The league will then be back in action 48hours later with another round of 16 games. In The Premier Division supported by Sportsform both AFC Kempston Town and Woburn are both back in action.Town in home Hillgrounds action against Renhold United, whilst Woburn head to Stanbridge Road to be hosted by Leighton United.

The third game comes with Blunham’s visit to Horseshoes Close to take on Dunton.

In Division One, it could be a big night for Bedford Hatters who could perhaps confirm their Premier Division status for next season with a victory over Caldecote Reserves at Miller Road.Whilst at the other end of the table Luton Old Boys seek points to beat the drop at Chaul Lane End against Marston Shelton Rovers.

In Division Two both Elstow Abbey and Lea Sports PSG are back in action.Abbey receiving a visit from Stopsley Park at The Warren,whilst Lea Sports PSG make their way to Cutler Hammer to take on bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports.

Other action comes at Groveside,the venue for Marabese Ceramics home encounter with Kings AFC and at Bromham Playing Fields, where Shefford Town & Campton Reserves journey to face hosts Bromham United.

In Division Three action, Shefford Town & Campton A host Caldecote A at Digswell Playing Filelds. Sundon Park Rangers go into home Stockwood Park action against Wilshamstead Reserves and Steppingley Road is the venue for Flitwick Town Reserves home encounter with Westoning Recreation Club.

The Division Four programme is a one of just two games, at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, Sandy Reserves host Kempston Athletic and at Keysoe Road, Thurleigh will be hosting Wootton Village.

All games due to kick off at 6.30pm.

However, it is a big night for four other lower division clubs with the staging of this season’s Watson Shield Semi-Finals. At Hillgrounds home of AFC Kempston Rovers, Pavenham take the field against Royal Oak Kempston in an all Division three clash. Whilst at The Hollow Potton United, Division Four AFC Turvey will be in opposition against Division Three rivals Co-op Sports.

These games having a 7.30pm kick off.



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