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Sunday 22nd January 2012
Kevin Hilton bags five to ko AFC Turvey from The Beds FA Junior Cup.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Caldecote retained their season's 100% home record and four point lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table with a 6-2 victory over Sharnbrook.Jack Gabbitas leading the way with a hat-trick, which was supported by two goals from Paul Gower and a strike from Kyle Griffiths-Shilton against Sharnbrook replies from father and son duo Kevin and Jayme Harris.

Meanwhile, second place Shefford Town & Campton were retaining their own season's unbeaten home record with a 3-1 victory over an Oakley Sports side who were losing for the first time in seven outings. Michael Jones, Shaun Bartlett and Lee Bilcock netting the goals to give The Town their fifth win on the bounce against a lone reply from Shaun Barnett.

Now back into third spot in the league standings at the expense of Oakley Sports are Bedford Hatters, for them it was a 3-2 away win at Blunham. Scott Alleyne, Mark Reed and Richard Cook on the scoresheet against a brace in reply from Blunham's Andy Smith.

For fifth place Arlesey Town Reserves, it was a 4-1 win at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.David Drury, Tom Gabriel, Daniel St Leger and Sam Dunn seeing their goals only replied to by Dan Church. Whilst sixth place Wilshamstead ran out 5-2 home winners over Flitwick Town, Paul Jones netting three times and Paul Dwyer twice against Town replies from Jim Lewis and Dean Warren.

Now unbeaten in their last eight outings and up to seventh place in the league table are Renhold United, for them it was a 2-1 home win over Dunton. Aran Hazelwood netting both goals before Jon Ranson replied for the visitors.

Division One

We have new leaders at the head of the division one league table in the shape of Marston Shelton Rovers after they retained their season's unbeaten home ways with a 7-1 victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Jamie Cerminara netting three times, Daniel Bullen twice, plus strikes from Alan Cudjoe and Lee Dudley only being replied to by Kevin Brown.

Losing out on the top spot and now sitting second are Lidlington United Sports after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Westoning. Jack Coles on the scoresheet for the home side against a United reply from Darren Sims.

It was not a good day either for third place Sandy, having won their last five home games they failed to make it six when beaten by a Luton Boys side winning for the first time on the road this season. Famik Stephen-Gabriel with a hat-trick, Jason Smith with a brace plus Jason Blake on the Boys scoresheet against home replies via Daniel Stafford twice plus Matt Evans and Charlie Seward.

However, all these leading three clubs need to be aware that with victories from their games in hand both Bedford Sports Athletic and Ickwell & Old Warden could jump above them all into the top two places in the league table. Fourth place Bedford Sports Athletic retaining their season's unbeaten away record with a 4-1 victory at FC Meppershall, an own goal setting them on their way before Ashley Mead netted three times including one from the penalty spot against a lone home reply via James Field.

Meanwhile, fifth place Ickwell & Old Warden won 7-0 at Meltis Albion, Lee Threadgold with a hat-trick, Matthew McCartney with a brace and single strikes from Anup Kalyan and Andrew Vallom doing the damage.

Sitting in sixth spot are Henlow, for them it was a 4-2 home win over Caldecote Reserves. Russel Ayles with a brace plus Andy Newton and Jonathan Rowe seeing their goals only replied to twice by Matt Basta.

Elsewhere, Lea Sports PSG took their unbeaten ways up to five games by sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Kings AFC. Daniel Hardacre and Dean Lewis on the PSG scoresheet against home replies from Mark Loosemoore and Chris Greene.

Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Quarter-Finals

The shock of the round came at Stonefields where AFC Turvey were beaten 5-3 on home soil by Sundon Park Rangers Colts, Kevin Hilton doing all the damage by bagging all five of the Colts goals against home replies via Martin Page, Mark Allen and John Guiney.

For Elstow Abbey, it was a 1-0 home win over Cranfield United Reserves thanks to a 38th minute goal from Percy Chagwiza. Joining them in the semi-final draw are Sundon Park Rangers who with goals from Samuel Kehinde and Sam Chapman netted a 2-1 home win over Luton District & South Beds League side St Joseph Reserves.

The fourth team in the semi-final hat are Potton United Reserves, for them it was a 4-2 penalty shoot-out win at M & DH Oakley after 120 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 1-1. Lee Osmond on the home scoresheet against a United strike from Steve Gibbons.

Division Two

The top action in division two saw fourth place Pavenham require a 90th minute equaliser to share the spoils in a 3-3 draw at fifth place Queens Park Crescents. James Owen shooting the visitors ahead after just five minutes, but within another five minutes it was 1-1 thanks to a strike from Shahinur Rahman and that's the way it stayed until Tom Bowers restored Pavenham's lead 17 minutes into the second half only to see goals from Ayaz Hussain on 70 minutes and Sajjaa Miah on 78 minutes take Crescents into a 3-2 lead before that third Pavenham goal from Tom Ellis at the death saved the day.

It was a return to form for seventh place Co-op Sports, with a 4-2 home win over Marabese Ceramics.Tom Miller, Conor Sherry, Chris Vardy and Michael Caldwell all on the scoresheet against two in reply from Lewis Littlechild.

Also returning to form were Stopsley Park, they recorded their first win in five outings with a 3-2 home victory over Clifton. Simon Richards twice and Jack O'Shea once seeing their goals only replied to by Nick Thomas and a penalty from Matt Cooper.

However, life gets no better for bottom of the table Great Barford, they were beaten for the 16th consecutive outing 2-0 at home by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves for whom Jordan Robens and Ryan Dobson netted.

Division Three

The new leaders of the division three league table are Renhold Village after they extended their unbeaten ways to seven games with a 3-0 victory at Royal Oak Kempston. Dan Avis, Alex Giscombe and Dan Luke netting the goals to take them to the summit after the morning leaders of the table Goldington were held to a 0-0 draw at Potton Town.

Elsewhere,Stevington were doing their promotion chances a power of good by netting a 4-1 home win over Wilshamstead Reserves. Gavin White, Mark Wharton, Ben Walsh and Jon Devereux all on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Jeff Hall.

Still very much in the promotion hunt are Riseley Sports, they remain unbeaten on the road this season and fifth in the league table after winning 2-0 at bottom of the table Dunton Reserves.Jack Henman and Johnny Jeffreys netting the vital goals.

Also winning on the road were Kempston Hammers Sports, for them it was a 4-1 victory at second from bottom of the table Flitwick Town Reserves who have now lost their last six outings. Nathan Evans with a brace plus Richard Garnham and Sanjeev Sandhu netting the goals which were only replied to by Town's Kevin Higby.

Having lost their last two outings Eastcotts AFC returned to winning ways with a 3-1 home win over Westoning Reserves. Jon Hunt, Kaylan Wilson and Tony Milioti on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Gareth White.

Division Four

Bedford Park Rangers lead at the head of the division four league table is now down to two points after their 100% away record for the season was blown away when they were beaten 4-2 at Wootton Village. Lewis Aitkin with a brace plus Tom Beattie and Rhys Fleck on the home scoresheet against Rangers replies from Matthew Westwood and Jordan Wright.

With Thurleigh sitting the afternoon out, Marsh Leys take over second spot in the standings following their 3-0 home win over Caldecote A. Alex Clipson with a brace plus Jamie Frear netting the goals to give The Leys their sixth win on the bounce.

Meanwhile, fourth place Stewartby Village are now unbeaten in their last eight outings after sharing the points in a 1-1 draw at fifth place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Michael Darnell netting The Village goal against a home reply from Kevin Turner.

Having lost all of their previous 10 away outings, bottom of the table Dunton A enjoyed a 2-0 win at Shefford Town & Campton A. Alex Harrison and Alan Fletcher netting the vital goals.

Elsewhere, Clifton Reserves after two consecutive defeats returned to winning ways with a 4-1 home win over a Sandy Reserves side who had won their last three starts. Laurie Bambridge, Joe Marshall, Tony Norman and Mark Gearing all finding the back of the net against an own goal reply.

Also returning to winning ways for the first time in six outings were Bedford Panthers, for them it was a 1-0 home win over Goldington Hammers, Ben Nash, the goal hero. Whilst Dinamo Flitwick lifted themselves out of the bottom two of the league standings at the expense of The Hammers by sharing the spoils in a 3-3 home draw with Kempston Athletic. Dale Goldie, Richard Hudson and Jay Del Boyer on the home scoresheet against a hat-trick in reply from Gary Whitbread.

Preview for Saturday 28th January 2012.

Whilst Championship titles are not usually won in the month of January, today’s Premier Division supported by Sportsform action at Harvey Close between Caldecote and Shefford Town & Campton will surely give a significant sign as to where the league trophy will be heading to come the end of April.Hosts Caldecote going into the encounter still 100% on home soil this season the slight favourites to collect the spoils.

Over at Miller Road, third place Bedford Hatters take on local rivals AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College knowing only the full three points will do if they are to stay live championship challengers, a comment that also applies to fourth place Oakley Sports who host Renhold United at their Oakley Playing Field headquarters.United, winners of their last three away games, and now on an eight game unbeaten run perhaps the favourites to spoil their day.

Down at the other end of the league table, basement club Woburn, now on a four game losing run and with just one home win to their name all season host fellow strugglers Flitwick Town at Crawley Road. The Town on the travel in search of their first away win of the season to stay clear of the dreaded drop zone.

Still in that drop zone are Dunton, for them it’s a visit to Moggerhanger Playing Fields to be hosted by a Blunham side who have won just once on home soil in their last five outings to give the visitors hope of just their second away win of the season.

The final top-flight action coming at The Armadillo Stadium where Arlesey Town Reserves losers of their last two home games entertain a Sharnbrook side who have won just once on the road in their last six trips away from Lodge Road.

In division one the game of the day comes at Bedford Road Recreation Ground with the clash between hosts Sandy and Marston Shelton Rovers.The home side looking to return to winning ways after losing out to Luton Boys last weekend against a Rovers side who travel now unbeaten in their last 11 starts.

All of the other three serious title contenders are blessed with home advanatage.At Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports will be expected to retain their season’s unbeaten home ways when visited by bottom of the table Meltis Abion who will hit the road looking for their first win in 14 outings. Whilst at Cople Playing Fields, Bedford Sports Athletic will start the firm favourites to collect another three points when visited by a Westoning side whose nine away outings to date have seen them win just the once this season at Meltis Albion in mid-November.

The third title contender in home action being Ickwell & Old Warden, who on The Green defend their season’s unbeaten home record against a Kings AFC team who are now enjoying their best spell of the season and who could well cause an upset.

At Groveside, Henlow beaten just once in their last six home outings host FC Meppershall who last won on the road in early October at Lee Sports PSG. Whilst at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have collected just a single point from their last 10 games play hosts to a Luton Boys side who won for the first time on the road this season at Sandy last weekend.

The final action in this section comes at Pirton Recreation Ground, where Lea Sports PSG will be looking to take their unbeaten home ways up to three games when visited by Caldecote Reserves.

Division two action sees both of the big guns enjoying home advantage. At The Warren, league leaders Elstow Abbey defend their season’s unbeaten home ways with a visit from a Stopsley Park side who have won just twice on the road all season.Whilst for AFC Turvey, its action at Stonefields against a Bromham United side who hit the road unbeaten in their last six outings.

Down at the other end of the league table, basement club Great Barford head for Stockwood Park in search of their first win of the season against a Sundon Park Rangers side who have lost just twice on home soil all season. Whilst just above the drop zone there is a Second Meadow meeting between hosts Clifton and their visitors M& DH Oakley, the hosts looking to take their unbeaten home ways up to four games against an Oakley side who have lost four of their last five away outings.

Over at Mowsbury Park, Pavenham will be in search of home win number three on the bounce when visited by a Potton United Reserves side who have not won on the road in league action since beating Great Barford back in mid-September.Whilst at Rectory Close, Shefford Town & Campton Reserves will be hosting a Queens Park Crescents side that travel looking to take their unbeaten away ways up to six games.

In Division Three, new league leaders Renhold Village defend their season's 100% home record when they receive a visit from Potton Town at their Playing Field headquarters.Town on the travel looking for away win number three on the bounce. Whilst for Goldington, it’s a trip across town to Hillgrounds to face a Royal Oak Kempston side who have won just the once on home soil all season.

For Cranfield United Reserves, it’s an away encounter with Flitwick Town Reserves at Steppingley Road.United looking to take their unbeaten away ways up to 10 games against a Town side who have won just the once on home soil all season to drop to second from bottom in the league standings.

The only side below them in the table are Dunton Reserves, for them it’s a journey to Jubilee Playing Fields to take on hosts Wilshamstead Reserves who will be firm favourites to collect their fifth home win on the bounce.

Other action comes at Gold Street, the venue where hosts Riseley Sports now on a six game winning run entertain Westoning Reserves and at Cutler Hammer,where hosts Kempston Hammers Sports will be seeking to end a run of three straight home defeats against an Eastcotts AFC side who have lost their last three away games.

In Division Four, league leaders Bedford Park Rangers will be in home Mowsbury Park action against Bedford Panthers who have won just twice on the road all season. Whilst second place Marsh Leys, still unbeaten on the road this season make their way to Digswell Playing Fields to be hosted by Shefford Town & Campton A.

For fellow promotion hopefuls Thurleigh still 100% on the road this season, it’s a trip to Whiston Crescent to take on Clifton Reserves who have won just the twice in their last eight home outings. Whilst Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves head to Horseshoes Close where they will be expected to collect the full three points from bottom of the table hosts Dunton A.

Other action is due at Stewartby Way, the venue where hosts Stewartby Village look for home win number four on the bounce against a Sandy Reserves side who have been beaten just three times on their trips away from Bedford Road all season. Whilst back in Mowsbury Park, Goldington Hammers with just two home wins to their name this season receive a visit from Caldecote A.

The final action of the day comes in the shape of Jubilee Cup 1st Round action at Solway Road North between hosts Co-op Sports and Marabese Ceramics, a trip to Elstow Abbey awaits the winners and a Watson Shield 1st Round tie at Hillgrounds between Kempston Athletic and Sundon Park Colts for which a trip to Riseley Sports awaits the winners.




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