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Sunday 26th February 2012
Extra time heartbreak for Bedford Sports Athletic.
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With Sharnbrook unable to raise a side to face Shefford Town & Campton at Lodge Road, Caldecote are now back onto the summit of the league table following their 2-1 victory at Wilshamstead. Tom Wallace and Mark Philips netting the goals that were only replied to by Kevin Butler.

For third place Bedford Hatters, it was a narrow 1-0 home win over second from bottom of the table Dunton thanks to a strike from Mark Reed.Whilst Oakley Sports jumped above the non-playing Renhold United into fourth slot following their 1-1 draw at Arlesey Town Reserves, Shaun Barnett on the scoresheet against a home reply from Wayne Smith.

Elsewhere, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College were sent to their fourth consecutive home defeat when beaten 3-2 by Flitwick Town. Dean Warren, Peter Kouwenberg and Mark Bartlett netting the winners goals against a brace in reply from Alex Russell.

Meantime, bottom of the table Woburn suffered their seventh consecutive defeat when beaten 3-1 at Blunham. Gareth Hughes, Zak Henry and Matty McMahon seeing their goals only replied to by Ben Nicholls.

Division One

Marston Shelton Rovers lead at the head of the division one league table is now down to just a single point after they lost their seasons unbeaten home ways and were defeated for the first time in 14 outings by Ickwell & Old Warden in a 2-1 scoreline. Anup Kalyan and Danny Fox netting the goals that now take Ickwell up into third slot in the standings, just two points shy of The Rovers who have played three more games. Alan Cudjoe on the scoresheet for The Rovers.

In second spot and with two games in hand on The Rovers are Lidlington United Sports, for them it was a 2-2 draw at Sandy. Darren Sims and Alex Burrows on the scoresheet against home replies via Olly Banfield and Daniel Stafford.

Elsewhere, the result of the day belonged to Meltis Abion who in winning for the first time in 16 outings 4-3 at Caldecote Reserves are now off the bottom of the league table. Luther Prince netting a hat-trick and a goal from Libero Battezzato outscoring home replies from Neil Giles, Tom Dupey and a Jack Boyd penalty.

For even more goals you needed to be at King George VI Playing Fields where Kings AFC And Luton Boys drew 5-5. Marcus Tomlin with a hat-trick plus Chris Greene and Daniel Philips on the mark for the home side against braces in reply from Famik Stephen-Gabriel and Naashan Bennett plus a single strike from Stephen O'Dell.

Meantime, also sharing the spoils were FC Mepperhall in a 1-1 home draw against a Lea Sports PSG side that are now unbeaten in their last seven starts. Craig Damon the home marksman against a PSG reply from Dion Brown.

Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Semi-final

It was extra time heartbreak for Bedford Sports Athletic in a 4-5 home reverse against Real F.N.E after 90 minutes play had seen the game deadlock at 4-4 as the visitors levelled matters in the 87th minute. Andrew Latimer twice plus Gary Canzano and Carmine Defoe the Athletic goalscorers.

Division Two

League leaders Elstow Abbey are now six points clear at the head of the league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 3-1 victory at Bromham United. Travis Joseph from the penalty spot giving them a half-time lead before strikes from Ed L'Erario and Danny Pilgrim took them three goals clear until Tom Prothero netted for United.

For second place AFC Turvey, it was a shock 2-1 home defeat at the hands of Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Sam James and Jordan Ainslie the Town goalscorers against a lone reply via Mike Stephenson.

The day's lone home winners in this division were Co-op Sports with a 4-3 victory over second from bottom of the table Clifton. Scott Davis with a brace plus goals from Chris Vardy and Tom Miller outweighing Clifton replies from Gareth Carter twice and Nick Thomas.

Meanwhile, Pavenham are now unbeaten in their last six outings after winning 3-0 at Marabese Ceramics.Tom Rodger, Nick Atkins and Robert Heaney all finding the back of the net.

Also winning on the road were both Potton United Reserves and Stopsley Park. United taking their unbeaten away ways up to four games when goals from Sam King, Luke Sharples, Sam Bonham and Sam Worthington took them to a 4-0 win at M & DH Oakley.Whilst The Park were 2-1 victors at Queens Park Crescents,Shane Roberts and Rob Wilson on the scoresheet against a home reply from Matthew Hefford.

Division Three

Cranfield United Reserves are now three points clear at the head of the division three standings after they ended Renhold Village's seasons perfect 100% home record with a 2-1 victory. Simon Wade netting both goals to take United to their sixth consecutive away win against a home reply from Pete Neal.

This defeat for The Village dropping from second spot to third place in the league table after Goldington leaped above them by returning to winning ways with a 4-2 victory at Dunton Reserves. Justin Muircroft with a hat-trick plus a goal from Johnny Hutchinson outscoring home strikes from Dan Cutmore and Ben Myler.

Elsewhere, fourth place Stevington were beaten 5-0 at Sundon Park Rangers Colts. Kevin Hilton with a brace plus goals from Ashley Wadhams, Luke Dolan and Robbie Smith doing the damage.

Still in fifth spot are Riseley Sports, for them it was a 1-1 draw at Potton Town who are now unbeaten in their last six home starts. Marcus Tait on the home scoresheet against a reply from Paul Brown.

Now back into sixth spot are Eastcotts AFC, following four straight away defeats they returned to form with a 3-1 win at bottom of the table Flitwick Town Reserves.Michael Sexton, Ciaran Alexander and Brad Temperley seeing their goals only replied to by Town's Daryl Stringer.

Dropping out of the top six are Wilshamstead Reserves following their sharing of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Kempston Hammers Sports. Richard Garnham on target for The Hammers against a Wilshamstead reply from Jay Hall.

Down at the other end of the league table, Westoning Reserves are now third from bottom and without a win from their last 11 games after suffering a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Royal Oak Kempston who now climb above them in the league table. Lorzeno Jordan and Martin Smith both netting twice for The Oak against a brace in reply from Gareth White.

Division Four

Bedford Park Rangers retained their two point lead at the head of the division four league table with a 3-2 victory at second from bottom of the table Goldington Hammers. Matthew Westwood with a brace plus Elliot Stamp seeing their goals only replied to by Mohammed Kabir and Jhey Tompkins.

For second place Marsh Leys, it was a ninth consecutive win 2-0 at home over Wootton Village, Grant Williams and Alex Clipson on the scoresheet.Whilst third place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves are now unbeaten in their last seven outings following their 3-2 home win over Thurleigh. Matthew Bruney, Robert Brown and Derwayne Supple netting goals that were only replied to by Ben Stock and David Mulvihill.

Now in fourth spot are Stewartby Village after their 4-1 away win at Caldecote A, Michael Darnell twice plus a Ryan Collis penalty and a strike from Tom Wheelhouse taking them 4-0 ahead by half-time before George Radley reduced the arrears for the home side in the second period.

Still sitting in sixth spot are Clifton Reserves, for them it was a 5-1 home win over Dinamo Flitwick, Mitch Verdia netting twice alongside Vince Kernaghan, Laurie Bambridge and Sam Nightingale against a lone reply from Jay Del Boyer.

Seventh spot belongs to Sandy Reserves, who won for the seventh time on the road this season with a 2-1 victory at Bedford Panthers, Matt Baines and Danny Hoole seeing their goals only replied to by Joel Norris.

Whilst in eighth place are Shefford Town & Campton A who were 5-1 home winners over Kempston Athletic.Michael Jones with a hat-trick being supported by strikes from Kieran Best and Simon Castle against a lone Gary Whitbread reply.

Preview for Saturday 3rd March 2012.

Action this weekend sees the delayed Britannia Cup quarter-final tie between Caldecote and Shefford Town & Campton top the bill at Harvey Close, with the visiting holders having won in league action at the same venue just over a month ago.It will be them rather than the hosts who will start favourites to entertain either Woburn or Flitwick Town at the last four stage later in the month.

In the five game Premier Division supported by Sportsform programme, third place Bedford Hatters having lost just once on the road all season at Shefford Town & Campton make their way to face bottom of the table Woburn at Crawley Road. With the home side having won just once on home soil this season it will be the visiting Hatters who will start the favourites to collect their seventh away win of the season.

For second from bottom of the table Dunton, it’s a trip to Hillgrounds in a search of just away win number two of the season when they are hosted by a AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College side who, since beating Dunton in the Britannia Cup at the same venue back in mid-December, have now failed to win in any of their subsequent six league outings.

Just above Dunton in the league standings are Flitwick Town and Sharnbrook who go head to head at Steppingley Road.Town looking to end a run of two consecutive home defeats, whilst the visitors search for just their third away win of the season.

Over at Renhold Playing Fields, hosts Renhold United now unbeaten in their last 10 outings receive a visit from a Blunham side that has won just once on the road all season. Whilst for Oakley Sports, the visitors to face them at their Playing Field headquarters are Wilshamstead who have lost just once in their last seven trips away from Jubilee Playing Fields.

In Division One the big game comes at Hurst Grove,where the top two sides meet with hosts Lillington United Sports defending their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting Marston Shelton Rovers whose lone away defeat to date this season came at Ickwell & Old Warden back in early October.

Of the other serious promotion candidates, for Bedford Sports Athletic its home Copley Playing Field action against an AFC Kempton Town & Bedford College Reserves side that has won just twice on the road this season.Whilst on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden defend their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting FC Meppershall who hit the road in search of their third away win on the bounce.

Over at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, the visitors to face hosts Sandy are in-form Lea Sports PSG who travel having only lost one of their last 11 outings and at Groveside, Henlow having lost their last two home outings will look to repair the damage when called upon by a Kings AFC side whose lone away win of the season to date came at Westoning just over a month ago.

Other action comes at Chaul End Lane, the venue at which Luton Boys look for their third home win on the bounce against the visiting Caldecote Reserves whose sole away win of the season came at Westoning Reserves on the opening day of the season: and at Greenfield Road which stages the clash between bottom of the table Westoning Reserves who look for just their second home win of the season when visited by second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion.

Away from the league action, its Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup semi-final day.In Stockwood Park,Sundon Park Rangers face a visit from fellow division two club Elstow Abbey. Whilst for division three Sundon Park Rangers Colts, its home Wrest Park action against division two side Potton United Reserves.

A result of these cup ties means the division two league programme is restricted to just four games. At Solway Road North, Co-op Sports receive a visit from the still 100% on the road this season AFC Turvey and at Everton Playing Fields, bottom of the table Great Barford now losers of their last 18 league outings take on Clifton.

Elsewhere in Mowsbury Park, Pavenham look to extend their unbeaten home ways to five games when called upon by Stopsley Park and at Rectory Road, Shefford Town and Campton Reserves entertain the visiting Bromham United.

Likewise the division three league programme is restricted to just four games.At Jubilee Playing Fields, Wilshamstead Reserves having won their last six home outings could well put a major dent in the promotion hopes of the visiting Goldington with win number seven ,all of which will be good news for Stevington if as expected they collect home win number five on the bounce when called upon by Royal Oak Kempston.

Over at Cutler Hammer, Kempston Hammers Sports go into home action against a Riseley Sports side that has lost just once on the road this season and at Mill Lane, Potton Town will start the firm favourites to collect the full three points when visited by bottom of the table Flitwick Town Reserves who have lost all of their 10 away outings to date this season.

In division four, its home action in Mowsbury Park for league leaders Bedford Park Rangers when they are visited by a Stewartby Village side that has lost just once on the road this season.Whilst second place Marsh Leys, still unbeaten on the road this season should retain that proud status when they hit the road for a Horseshoes Close outing against bottom of the table Dunton A.

Over at Keysoe Road, Thurleigh have been beaten just the once this season and will look to improve upon that record when visited by Wootton Village.Whilst at Hinksley Road, Dinamo Flitwick having won just once this season receive a visit from a Sandy Reserves side who come in search of their eighth away win of the season from just 11 outings.

Also in Mowsbury Park action are Goldington Hammers, who having lost their last five home games are visited by a Bedford Panthers side whose last three away league outings have all ended in defeat.Whilst at Hillgrounds, Kempston Athletic look to extend their unbeaten home ways up to three games when called upon by Clifton Reserves.

The final action of the day coming at Harvey Close when in a Watson Shield second round tie, division four hosts Caldecote A take on division three high flyers Renhold Village for the right to travel to either Wilshamstead Reserves or Goldington in the quarter-finals.






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