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Sunday 04th December 2011
Shefford Town & Campton bag seven goals at Wilshamstead.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Caldecote's lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table is now up to four points after they maintained their season's unbeaten ways and 100% home record with a 2-0 win over Arlesey Town Reserves, an own goal plus a strike from David Lenton doing the damage. For start of play second place Bedford Hatters, it was the end of their five game winning run when beaten 3-0 on home soil by a Renhold United side chalking up their third win on the bounce. With the scoreline blank at half-time, Warren Bentley with a second-half hat-trick took United to victory.

Hatters thus dropping down the table in to third spot as Shefford Town & Campton leapfrogged above them after winning 7-0 at Wilshamstead. Andrew Hayday with a brace plus goals from Dan Webb and Adam Larsen shooting Town 4-0 ahead by the break before in the second period, Hayday took his personal tally for the day to four alongside a strike from Michael Jones.

Down at the other end of the table, Woburn lifted themselves off the bottom of the league table by winning 3-1 at Dunton, thus claiming their first away win of the season and their first win of any kind in nine outings to dump their hosts onto that basement spot.Daniel Lees, Rodolfo Bruno and James Spennywyn on the Safari Boys scoresheet against a lone home reply from Daniel Whitten.

Just above these clubs in the standings are Flitwick Town, for them it was the heartache of seeing Oakley Sports net a 94th minute equalizer to share the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Steppingley Road and prevent them coming up with their first win in 11 outings.Jim Lewis and Richie Bevan the home marksmen against Sportsman's replies via Jamie Lally and Shaun Barnett.

Elsewhere, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now find themselves in sixth spot after beating Blunham for the second consecutive weekend. Tom Marvin with a brace plus a goal from Tom Behan gaining The Town just their second home win of the season in a 3-2 scoreline: Asa Garlick and Shane Garlick netted the Blunham replies to leave last seasons champions still looking for their first away win of the season.

Division One

The Division One league table is still headed by Marston Shelton Rovers after they retained their season's unbeaten home ways and chalked up win number six on the bounce by ending Sandy's six game winning run with a 2-1 victory. Lee Dudley and Jamie Cerminara on the Rovers scoresheet against a penalty reply from Dan Stafford.

For second place Lidlington United Sports, it was a 2-1 win at Lea Sports PSG to leave their hosts still searching for their first home win of the season, Steve Flaherty and Dominie Martins netting the goals to do the damage against a home reply from Dean Barnes.

With Ickwell & Old Warden away on league cup duty, Bedford Sports Athletic took full advantage to climb in to third spot with a 5-1 home win over bottom of the table Kings AFC.Danny Bond twice plus goals for Ashley and Asa Mead alongside a Paul Nigro strike only being replied to by Josh Clements.

After losing their opening five home games of the season, Westoning returned to form with a 4-1 victory over Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves, Scott Gadsden netting three times and Ali Smith once against a Town reply via Joseph Ogunremi.

Over at Groveside, Henlow are now unbeaten in their last four outings after sharing the spoils with Meltis Albion in a 2-2 draw. Joe Fallano shooting them ahead six minutes into the contest before an own goal from Neil Spencer levelled matters for The Albion two minutes from the break.Charlie Richardson then restored the home sides lead in the 53rd minute but when Gabby Fallano was red carded 13 minutes later they were left to see out the remainder of the game with just 10 men.This proved to be beyond them as Daniel Reed grabbed a 75th minute equalizer to end his sides six game losing run.

Centenary Cup 1st Round

Ickwell & Old Warden took themselves into the hat for the last eight draw by claiming a 5-3 extra time win at Luton Boys.Anup Kalyan and Zac Rowe both netting twice and Andrew Vallom once against home replies from Steve Odell, Metin Bayram and Richard Green to do the damage.

Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Third Round

The top scorers of the day were Sundon Park Rangers Colts who netted a 6-0 home win over Marsh Leys, Ashley Wadhams netting four times alongside strikes from Lee Redmond and Mike Brunton. However, just one goal behind them were Cranfield United Reserves who ran out 5-0 away winners at Co-op Sports. Dan Cockerton netting twice alongside Mark Dring and Philip Distin plus a James Armstrong penalty to bring up the nap hand.

It was not a good day for The Co-op after their Reserves also made their exit when losing 3-2 at AFC Turvey, Adam Broughton twice plus John Guiney on the home scoresheet.

For M & DH Oakley it was a 2-1 home win over Goldington, Daniel Lupton bagging both goals against a lone reply from Craig Daniels. Also winning 2-1 were Elstow Abbey away at Queens Park Crescents, Craig Cameron giving The Abbey the lead after 15 minutes before a penalty from Shajjam Miah levelled matters 20 minutes from time only to then see Abbey win the day from the penalty spot themselves via Travis Joseph eight minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Sundon Park Rangers required extra time to overcome Bedford Park Rangers 3-2. Andrew Fox, Nicky Buttigeig and Sam Chapman netting the vital goals against replies from Shaun Finlay and Martin Donabrega.

Needing even longer were Potton United Reserves, they made it into the hat for the last eight draw via a penalty shoot-out win over Stopsley Park after 120 minutes of play had seen the sides deadlocked at 4-4. James Godfrey twice plus Sam Worthington and James Hearson netting United's goals before the shoot-out was won 3-1.The Park goals coming from Robert Wilson, Lee West and Shane Roberts.

Division Two

Bromham United are now sitting in sixth spot in the league standings after goals from Phill Kempsell, Reuben Hukin and Dean Waghorn took them to a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Great Barford.Whilst Shefford Town & Campton Reserves jumped up to eighth spot with a 3-2 home victory over Clifton , Sam Jenkins, Sam Martin and Ryan Lewis all netting against a brace in reply from Steve Albone.

Division Three

Goldington's lead at the head of the division three league table is now down to just a single point after Renhold Village jumped up in to second spot in maintaining their seasons 100% ways on home soil with a 3-0 win over Dunton Reserves, Dan Luke, Carl Townsend and Marko Tubdzic netting the goals.

Alas for Stevington, their chance to take over that second spot was blown away when they were beaten 3-2 at Eastcotts AFC.Ciaran Alexander twice plus Courtney Broughton on the scoresheet for the home side against visitors replies from Clinton Tatham and Aaron Fletcher.

In sixth spot are Riseley Sports, for them it was a fourth outing unbeaten with a 3-0 home win over Kempston Hammers Sports. James Cooke, Greoge Crawley and Paul Brown netting the goals that did the damage. Just one point behind them in seventh place are Wilshamstead Reserves, for them it was a fifth win on the bounce with a 3-0 victory at Royal Oak Kempston, Liam Philip with a brace plus Jay Hill doing the damage.

Meantime, Potton Town and Westoning Reserves shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Chris Cooper netting twice for The Town against replies via Mike Draycott and Tom Keenan.

Division Four

With Bedford Park Rangers and Thurleigh not on league duty they now find Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves sitting just behind them in third place after they netted home win number three on the bounce with a 3-1 victory over Shefford Town & Campton A, Kevin Turner, Matthew McCartney and Dan Gaylor the goalscorers against a lone reply from Scott Dora.

Missing the opportunity to grab that third slot were Stewartby Village after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Wootton Village, Lewis Aitken the home marksman against a reply from Ben Sparks who was netting in his fifth consecutive game.

The top scorers of the day were start of play bottom of the table Dinamo Flitwick, they won 6-0 at now new basement side Dunton A, Dale Goldie with a hat-trick. Barrie Lee Hannam with a brace plus Jamie Burton netting the goals that also take their club above Goldington Hammers in the standings after they were beaten 2-4 at home by a Clifton Reserves outfit winning for the first time in seven outings. Nick Jones with a hat-trick plus Vince Kernaghan on the Clifton scoresheet against two Hammers replies via Jason Nice.

Also enjoying life on the road were Kempston Athletic, they ran out 5-2 winners at Sandy Reserves, Gary Whitbread and Carl Catchpole netting twice plus Chris Plummer once against home replies via Jonnie Stafford and Matt Baines.

Joining the away winners band were Caldecote A, they won 4-2 at Bedford Panthers. Jack Boyd twice plus Neil Giles and Dan Hall netting the goals against home replies from Scott King and Lawrence Hill.

Preview for Saturday 10th December 2011

The centre of attention for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs this weekend falls upon the Quarter-Final ties in this season’s Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. For Renhold United and Blunham that means trips on the road to face Molten South Midlands League opposition.United heading to Woburn Road to face Ampthill Town, whilst the destination for Blunham is Kingsway Recreation Ground and a meeting with The 61FC Luton.

However, the venue for the tie of the round is Rectory Road for the all Bedfordshire County Football League clash between hosts Shefford Town & Campton and the visiting Caldecote.

The league action is thus reduced to just a three match programme.At The Armadillo Stadium, Arlesey Town Reserves beaten just once on home soil this season take on a Bedford Hatters side that travel still unbeaten on the road this season and with both sides in need of the full three points to maintain their season’s championship quests a close encounter looks on the cards.

Also still hoping to muscle in to the championship race are Oakley Sports, for them it’s a trip on the road to Crawley Road where you would expect them to collect the full three points from a home Woburn side who have failed to win any of their last five home encounters. Whilst over at Jubilee Playing Fields, hosts Wilshamstead will start the firm favourites to collect the spoils when visited by a Sharnbrook side who travel looking to end a run of three straight away defeats.

Meantime at Hillgrounds, its first round action in this season’s Britannia Cup and for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College that means a home tie against Dunton.

In Division One the top game comes at Hurst Grove, being the venue for Lidlington United’s home clash with Ickwell & Old Warden.The hosts defending their season’s unbeaten home record against an Ickwell side that are still unbeaten on their travels away from The Green this season.

Of the other leading promotion hopefuls, Marston Shelton Rovers travel to Pirton Recreation Ground looking for away win number four on the bounce against Lea Sports PSG who are yet to win on home soil this season.Whilst Bedford Sports Athletic hit the road still unbeaten on their own travels this season to face hosts Meltis Albion who will be searching out their first home point/points this term.

Also still very much in the promotion mix are Sandy, for them its home Bedford Road Recreation Ground action seeking their fourth home win on the bounce against an FC Meppershall side that are still unbeaten on the road this season.

Elsewhere over at Harvey Close,Caldecote Reserves will be defending their season’s unbeaten home ways against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves and at King George VI Playing Fields, Kings AFC will be looking for just their second home win of the season when visited by a Henlow side who are now unbeaten in their last four outings.

Other action coming at Chaul End Lane, where hosts Luton Boys will be looking to end a run of four games without a home victory when visited by a Westoning side who have won just once on their travels this season away from Greenfield Road.

In division two both of the leading title contenders will be hitting the road,Elstow Abbey heading for Oakley Playing Fields to defend their season’s unbeaten record against hosts M & DH Oakley who have been beaten just the once on home soil all season. Whilst AFC Turvey make tracks for The Luton Regional Sports Centre still 100% on the road this season to take on a Stopsley Park side that has tasted victory on home soil just the once this season.

Of the others trying to push their way in to the promotion race, Sundon Park Rangers now unbeaten in their last four outings have a home game in Wrest Park against the visiting Potton United Reserves.United travel looking to end a run of four straight away defeats and in Mowsbury Park, Pavenham now without a win in the last three outings entertain Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

Still likely to join in the promotion race are Co-op Sports and for them it’s the searching out of their third away win on the bounce when they travel to Everton Playing Fields to face bottom of the table Great Barford, the hosts having lost all of their eight home league games unlikely to prevent them collecting the spoils.

Elsewhere,Queens Park Crescents are another club still with hopes of promotion and for them it’s a home Mowsbury Park clash against Bromham United looking for their fifth home win on the bounce.Whilst its local derby action at Second Meadow between hosts Clifton and Marabese Ceramics, with the visitors having lost their last four away outings perhaps home win number two for the hosts is on the cards.

In division three, Mowsbury Park is the venue for the afternoon’s top encounter where league leaders Goldington look to take their unbeaten home ways up to six games when visited by in-form Wilshamstead Reserves.Whilst Cranfield United Reserves now unbeaten in their last seven away outings head for Greenfield Road to take on Westoning Reserves.

Of the other leading title challengers, Renhold Village head to Horseshoes Close to face Dunton Reserves for the second consecutive week looking to complete a quick fire double and Stevington make tracks for Cutler Hammer to be hosted by Kempston Hammers Sports who are now without a win in their last five outings.

Whilst over at Weston Park, Eastcotts AFC will have to be at their very best if they are to collect the full three points from the visiting Sundon Park Rangers Colts who travel looking for league win number three on the bounce and at Steppingley Road, Flitwick Town Reserves go in to home action against Potton Town.

The final game of the day in this division taking the unbeaten on the road this season Riseley Sports to Hillgrounds to face Royal Oak Kempston.

In the division four it's trips on the road for the current two title favourites, Bedford Park Rangers making their way to defend their season’s 100% away record against Dinamo Flitwick at Hinksley Recreation Ground.Whilst Thurleigh also still 100% on the road this season make tracks for Hillgrounds to be hosted by a Kempston Athletic side who are currently on a four game losing home run.

Of the other sides hoping yet to join in on the championship chase, it’s also trips on the road. Stewartby Village on their way to Whiston Crescent to face a Clifton Reserves outfit who will be seeking just their second home win of the season and Marsh Leys looking to defend their season’s unbeaten away record when they head for a meeting on The Green with Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

Having lost their unbeaten home record last time out, Caldecote A should resume winning ways at Harvey Close when called upon by a Goldington Hammers side who have lost all of their five away encounters to date this season and at Digswell Playing Fields,you would expect Shefford Town & Campton A to make it four home wins on the bounce when visited by Bedford Panthers.

The final game of the day being at Wootton Recreation Ground, the venue for Wootton Village’s home encounter with Sandy Reserves, in a contest that could go either way.

Action then moves to Wednesday evening December 14th, when at Weston Park, hosts Eastcotts AFC receive a visited from Kempston Hammers Sports in division three.

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