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Sunday 08th January 2012
Ickwell & Old Warden lose for the first time this season.
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 following their 4-0 away win at Blunham, Jack Gabbitas with a hat-trick plus a goal from Paul Gower doing the damage.

Now back up in to second spot are Shefford Town & Campton. For them it was a retention of their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 5-1 victory over a Bedford Hatters side that was losing for the first time on the road this season and slipping like the non-playing Oakley Sports below Shefford Town & Campton in the league standings. Andrew Hayday and Michael Jones both scoring twice alongside a strike from Dan Webb against a lone Hatters reply from Ashley Deverall.

Jumping up in to fifth place are Arlesey Town Reserves, having lost their last three outings they returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Wilshamstead. Daniel St Ledger striking twice and Victoriano Gonzalez once against a home reply from Paul Jones.

The result of the day perhaps belonged to Flitwick Town, still without an away win to their name this season they ended Renhold United's four game winning run by holding them to a 1-1 draw. Jim Lewis on target for The Town and Tommy Foyle for United.

However, don't tell that to Dunton who moved themselves off the bottom of the league table and above their victims Woburn in securing not only their first win in 11 outings but also their first away win of the season in a 4-2 victory. Tom McGhee, Sean Ives, Tom Burton and Liam Brophy on the scoresheet for Dunton against Safari Boys replies via Scott Pauley and Daniel McClaren.

Perhaps also laying claim to the result of the day were Sharnbrook, they netted just their third home win of the season in ending AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College's five game unbeaten run with a 2-1 success. Martyn Cain and Kevin Harris netting the vital goals against a Town reply from Daniel Church.

Division One

Lidlington United Sports still remain on the summit of the Division One league table despite being held to a 2-2 draw at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College after start of play second place Marston Shelton Rovers were held to a 2-2 home draw by FC Meppershall.

Lidlington were trailing at Hillgrounds to a strike from Town's Stan Mazinga just 10 minutes into the contest before a header from David Thompson drew them level 10 minutes from time only then to see Town's Joseph Ogunremi put the home side back in front within 60 seconds before just two minutes later, Jon Smith salvaged a point for the league leaders by netting the third goal inside a four minute period. The point taking Lidlington's unbeaten ways up to eight games and giving the Town an end to their seven game losing run.

Meantime, Marston Shelton Rovers not only missed the chance to go top of the table but dropped down to third spot when held 2-2 by FC Meppershall. Alex Goosby and Alan Cudjoe on The Rovers scoresheet to retain their season's unbeaten ways against a brace in reply from Craig Damon.

Taking over second spot are Sandy, they made it five home wins on the bounce to end Henlow's six game unbeaten run with a 4-1 victory. Daniel Stafford netting three times and Shane Pope once against a lone reply from Jo Fallano.

Up in to fourth place are Bedford Sports Athletic, for them it was a retention of their seasons unbeaten away ways by sending Caldecote Reserves to their first home defeat of the season in a 4-1 scoreline. Andrew Latimer with a hat-trick plus Daniel Bond on The Athletic scoresheet against a home reply from Matt Basta.

Losing out on that fourth place and now fifth are Ickwell & Old Warden, for them it was an opening defeat of the season when beaten 4-3 at Luton Boys. Ricardo Green with three goals and Famik Stephen Gabriel on the home scoresheet against replies from Anup Kalyan twice and Lee Threadgold.

Down at the other end of the table, Kings AFC are now off the basement spot following their 2-1 home win over Westoning. Josh Clements and Michael Whelan netting the goals to end a six game losing run against a Westoning reply from Simon Neesham.

Dropping onto the bottom spot are Meltis Albion, for them it was a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Lea Sports PSG who were recording their first win of the season. Haydn Fletcher twice plus Danny Hardacre and Mark Skidmore netting the goals.

Division Two

There is no change at the head of the division two league table following wins for the leading three clubs. Elstow Abbey, the league leaders retaining their seasons unbeaten ways with a 6-1 victory at bottom of the table Great Barford. Trailing to a goal from Joe Rowley at half-time, The Abbey in the second period hitting back to collect the points with two goals from Danny Pilgrim plus lone strikes from Percy Chagwiza, Aiden Powell, Ed L'Erario and Tom Pitts.

For second place AFC Turvey, it was a narrow 3-2 home win over Potton United Reserves. Tim Clarke, Daniel Bailey and an Andrew Wren penalty outscoring United replies from Steve Gibbons and Luke Sharples which failed to prevent their side slipping to their sixth consecutive away defeat.

The biggest winners of the day were third place Bromham United, for them it was a 8-0 home win over a Co-op Sports side that had won it's last three away games.Dean Waghorn with a brace plus goals from Rob Hewitt, Phill Kempsell, Tom Prothero, Shane Conzano, Jacob Hukin and an own goal taking United's unbeaten home ways up to six games.

In fifth place now are Queens Park Crescents, they ran out 4-2 home winners over Clifton whose goals came via Steve Albone and Barrie Hallybone.

The fifth game in this section, Marabese Ceramics v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves finishing all square at 0-0.

Jubilee Cup 1st Round

Earning themselves a Quarter-final home tie against Bromham United were Sundon Park Rangers following their 4-0 extra time win over M & DH Oakley.Samuel Kehinde twice plus Edward Lewis and Matthew Conway netting the goals.

Doing even better were Pavenham, their 1-0 win at Stopsley Park thanks to a goal from James Owen seeing them straight into The Semi-Final after being the lucky club to draw the bye ball in the seven team Quarter-Final draw held earlier in the week.

Division Three

Goldington's lead at the head of the division three league table is now up to four points following their 6-1 home win over Stevington and start of play second place Cranfield United Reserves losing 4-2 at home to Sundon Park Rangers Colts.

Goldington, with a hat-trick from Justin Muircroft plus strikes from Tom Mills, Chris Hutchinson and Johnny Hutchinson taking their unbeaten ways to 11 games in the 6-1 romp which saw only Gavin White reply for Stevington.Whilst Cranfield United Reserves lost for the first time in 11 outings to drop in to third place in the league table by being defeated 4-2 by Sundon Park Rangers Colts. Ashley Wadhams twice plus Rory McMullen and Lee Redmond on The Colts scoresheet against home replies via James Armstrong and Dan Cockerton.

Now up in to second spot, just five points shy of Goldington but with two games in hand are Renhold Village after they won 5-3 at Flitwick Town Reserves. Marko Tobdzic netting three times and Dan Luke twice against home replies via Ben Wallington twice and Cody Roberts.

Having lost their last seven games Kempston Hammers Sports returned to form with a bang in winning 7-1 at Royal Oak Kempston, the home sides fifth consecutive defeat.Jimmy Grandidge netting four times alongside strikes from Michael Farmer, James Beddall and Nathan Evans only replied to by Lorenzo Jordan.

In fifth place in the league table are Riseley Sports, they maybe 11 points short of the league leaders Goldington but with three games in hand they are far from out of the title/promotion race after they retained their seasons unbeaten away ways with a 3-0 win at Westoning Reserves.Tom Ellison, Rob Ginn and Greg Moksa netting the goals.

Also still in that promotion hunt are both Potton Town & Wilshamstead Reserves who both collected another three points.Town taking their unbeaten ways up to five games when a Chris Moore hat-trick netted them a 3-0 home victory over Eastcotts AFC.Whilst Wilshamstead Reserves won 2-0 at bottom of the table Dunton Reserves who have now lost their last seven games. Matt Johnson and Harry Baker netting the goals.

Division Four

There's no change at the head of the division four league table following wins for the leading five sides. For league leaders Bedford Park Rangers, it was a retention of their three point lead at the top and their 100% away record via a 6-3 win at Clifton Reserves. Shaun Finlay netting three times alongside single strikes from Matthew Westwood, Jordan Wright and Elliot Stamp against home replies via Tony Norman twice and Nick Thomas.

Also retaining their 100% away record for the season were second place Thurleigh with a 6-1 win at Dinamo Flitwick. Ben Stock with a hat-trick plus goals from David Mulvill, Josh Pierre St Clair and Salvatore Ventriglia only being replied to by Jay Del Boyer.

For third place Marsh Leys, it was a 4-0 home win over Bedford Panthers, Michael Partridge with a brace plus goals from Jamie Frear and Grant Williams doing the damage.

In fourth spot are Stewartby Village, for them it is now six games unbeaten after winning 4-3 at Shefford Town & Campton A to end the home sides four game winning home run. Julian Caves twice plus Tom Wheelhouse and James Greenslade having their goals outscore a home hat-trick from Sam Larsen.

For fifth place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, the full three points came via a 4-0 home win over Goldington Hammers.Wayne Morris twice plus Kevin Turner and Jacob Evans netting the goals.

Down at the other end of the table, bottom of the league Dunton A fell to their ninth consecutive away defeat when beaten 6-1 at Caldecote A who were winning for the first time in seven home outings.Nick Albone twice plus Jordan Goodman, Gary Allum, Neil Giles and Matthew Sayers seeing their goals only replied to by a lone strike from Alex Harrison.

The final game of the day bringing a 4-1 home win for seventh place Wootton Village over Kempston Athletic. Lewis Aitken, Ryan Stocker, Jay Rogers and Rhys Fleck on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Gary Whitbread.

Preview Saturday 14th January 2012.

With the halfway mark of the season now upon us two of today’s Premier Division supported by Sportsform fixtures see clubs doing battle for the second consecutive weekend. At Harvey Close, league leaders Caldecote will be defending their season’s 100% home record when visited by local rivals Blunham who, having won just once on the road this season, will be hard pressed to reverse last weekends scoreline at Moggerhanger Playing Fields.

Whilst at Steppingley Road, Flitwick Town now unbeaten in their last two home starts entertain Renhold United who travel in search of away win number three on the bounce and with last weekends clash ending all square another close encounter looks on the cards.

Another club seeking their third away win on the bounce will be Oakley Sports. For them it’s a trip to Hillgrounds to face a home AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College side that in having lost just three in their last 11 outings will be no pushovers and at Miller Road, you would expect hosts Bedford Hatters to return to winning ways and collect the full three points on offer when paid a visit by Sharnbrook.

With just one home win to their name all season, Wilshamstead will be expecting to improve that record when they host a Woburn side that has won just once on the road all season. Whilst the final fixture comes at The Armadillo Stadium, the venue at which Arlesey Town Reserves seek their first home win since mid-October when visited by local rivals Shefford Town & Campton just a month after being dumped out of The Britannia Cup by them in a 9-1 scoreline at Rectory Close.

In Division One, four of the five fixtures are sides meeting for the second time inside seven days.At Groveside, Henlow now unbeaten since late September on home soil receive a visit from second place Sandy seeking revenge for their 4-1 beating at Bedford Road last weekend.

Whilst at Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports will be defending their season’s unbeaten home ways when AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have lost their last four away outings come calling.Yet with The Town having held them to a 2-2 last weekend, another shock could be on the cards.

For Lea Sports PSG, it means a rematch at Pirton Recreation Ground against Meltis Albion.The hosts looking for their first home win of the season and a quick-fire double over their visitors who have won just once on the road all season.

Over at Greenfield Road, Westoning will be hosting Kings AFC on the outlook for just their second home win of the season against a Kings side that are yet to win on the road this season but who will travel full of confidence after last weekends home win over their hosts.

The fifth fixture coming at Marston Playing Fields,where Marston Shelton Rovers will be defending their season’s unbeaten home ways against a Luton Boys side that travel seeking their first away point/points of the season on a high following their home win over Ickwell & Old Warden last weekend.

Three other division one clubs are in Quarter-Final action in The Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup. On The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden receive a visit from Spartan South Midlands League side Crawley Green Reserves and Bedford Sports Athletic face opposition from the same league when they journey to Kingsway Recreation Ground to face The 61FC Luton Reserves.

The third club being FC Meppershall, who hit the road for a meeting with Luton District & South Beds League side St Joseph.

It’s a similar story in division two with three of the seven games being re-matches from last weekend.At The Warren, Elstow Abbey will be defending their season’s unbeaten ways against a Great Barford side that are yet to win this season and having lost on home soil 6-1 last weekend, perhaps a miracle is required by the visitors if they are to obtain their revenge.

Whilst at Second Meadow, Clifton receive a visit from Queens Park Crescents who travel looking to stretch their unbeaten away ways to five games and secure a quick-fire double following last weekends 4-2 home win.

The third re-match coming at Rectory Road, the venue where Shefford Town & Campton Reserves will be hosting Marabese Ceramics.With the visitors having won at just Great Barford in their eight away outings to date, one would expect The Town to take their unbeaten home ways to three games.

Over at Stonefields, AFC Turvey look to maintain their title challenge when they host local rivals M & DH Oakley and with Bromham United now unbeaten in their last five home starts you would expect them to collect the full three points when they are visited by a Potton United Reserves side whose last six away outings have all ended in defeat.

At Solway Road North, Co-op Sports host local rivals Stopsley Park.The hosts having been beaten just twice on home soil this season the favourites to collect the points against a Park side that travel looking to end a three game losing away run.

The final game comes in Mowsbury Park, the venue where Pavenham beaten just twice on home soil this season host a Sundon Park Rangers side who are now unbeaten in their last five league outings.

In division three there are also three re-matches from last weekend.At Renhold Playing Fields, Renhold Village still 100% on home soil this season are visited by Flitwick Town Reserves who travel having lost all of their eight away outings to date.The Village looking for a quick fire double after last weekends 5-3 win at Steppingley Road.

Whilst you would expect Goldington now on an 11 game unbeaten run to at least share the spoils when they travel to face Stevington at their Playing Field headquarters, after beating them 6-1 on home soil last weekend.

The third re-match coming at Cutler Hammer, where hosts Kempston Hammers Sports look to end a two game losing home run against Royal Oak Kempston.The visitors having lost their last five outings including a 7-1 home loss to The Hammers last weekend looking to have their hands full in seeking revenge.

In the other quartet of games the odds seem to favour the home side in three of the four clashes.At Crawley Road, Cranfield United Reserves will start the day having been beaten just once in their last 11outings when visited by a Westoning Reserves side who have won just twice on the road all season and at Gold Street, hosts Riseley Sports look to take their unbeaten ways up to seven games when Sundon Park Rangers Colts come calling.

The third home club expected to collect the full three points are Potton Town who host local rivals Dunton Reserves at Mill Lane.Town unbeaten in their last five league outings facing a Dunton Reserves side whose six away league outings to date have all ended in defeat.

Elsewhere,Eastcotts AFC host Wilshamstead Reserves at Weston Park.The visitors having been beaten just once in their last eight outings the favourites to collect the spoils despite the hosts losing just twice on home soil all season.

In division four there are six re-matches in the seven fixtures. Mowsbury Park being the venue for two of those games, Bedford Park Rangers beaten just once on home soil this season hosting a Clifton Reserves side that have tasted defeat just once on the road this season yet travel looking to reverse last weekends 6-3 scoreline at Whiston Crescent. Whilst Goldington Hammers having lost their last two home outings look to repair the damage when visited by Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who beat them 4-0 last weekend on The Green.

Over at Hillgrounds, Kempston Athletic having lost their last five home games will be in action against Wootton Village,revenge for last weekends 4-1 beating the target.Whilst at Keysoe Road, you would expect Thurleigh having been beaten just once on home soil all season to collect the full three points when visited by a Dinamo Flitwick side who have won just once on the road all season and whom they beat on their own patch 6-1 last weekend.

At Stewartby Way, Stewartby Village look to take their unbeaten ways up to seven games when visited by Shefford Town & Campton A who they beat 4-3 last weekend. Whilst for Bedford Panthers, with just one home win to their name all season the visitors to face them at The Bedford Hockey Centre are Marsh Leys who will arrive still unbeaten on the road this season and fresh from their 4-0 home win over The Panthers last weekend.

The final game being between Sandy Reserves and Dunton A at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, the hosts in search of just their second home win of the season against their visitors who have lost all of their nine away games to date.



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