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Sunday 18th September 2011
Shefford Town & Campton top the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

The new league leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table are Shefford Town & Campton following their 4-1 away win at Flitwick Town. Ricky Smith with a brace plus Andrew Hayday and Michael Jones netting the goals against a lone reply from Dean Warren.

For previous table toppers Arlesey Town Reserves, it was a 3-0 defeat at Bedford Hatters to drop them down into fifth slot in the standings.Simon Pixley netting twice and Sam Bedingfield once to take Hatters up into second spot just shy of the new leaders on goal difference.

Taking up third spot and sharing the same number of points with the leading two clubs are Caldecote, they ran out 5-3 home winners over Wilshamstead. Barry Dellar twice plus Tom Wallace, Mark Phillips and Tom Cookman finding the back of the net against replies via Kevin Bulter, Harry Baker and Hani Thearra.

However, just a point behind in fourth spot and with a game in hand are Oakley Sports after they netted a 4-1 home win over Blunham. Jamie Lally with a brace plus Sam Watkins and Shaun Barnett on the scoresheet against a lone Andy Smith reply.

Elsewhere for Dunton, it was their first win of the season. 4-1 at home over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Tom Burton, Barry Emery, Jamie Turner and Joe Lewis all finding the target against a single reply via David Kane.

With Potton Wanderers having withdrawn from the league in midweek, Sharnbrook quickly made up for their three lost points from their opening day encounter by winning 3-2 at Woburn. Luke Divine, Ben Singleton and Tom King seeing their goals only replied to by Lewis Murray and Martin Holland.

Division One

Leading the way at the head of the league table are Lidlington United Sports, they came up with their third win on the bounce. 7-2 at home over Kings AFC. Alex Burrows with a hat-trick, Darren Sims with a brace plus strikes from Kieran Wills and Ben Marwood only being replied to by Chris Greene and Josh Clements.

Now holding down second spot are Ickwell & Old Warden, 3-1 away winners at Henlow. Zak Rowe with a brace plus Nick Jones doing the damage against a home reply from Keith Milburn.

Just a point behind in third slot are Marston Shelton Rovers, they needed just a lone strike from Scott Gadsden to win 1-0 at Westoning.Whilst in fourth place and still unbeaten for the season are Bedford Sports Athletic who won 2-1 at Luton Boys. Andrew Latimer and James Mead on the scoresheet against a home reply from Simon Glass.

The second highest scorers of the day in this division were FC Meppershall, 5-1 home victors over Caldecote Reserves.Joe Prke netting four times and Matthew Phelan once against a lone Mark Endersby reply.

For Meltis Albion, it was a 2-0 victory at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves thanks to strikes from Ricky Prince and Nick Evangelisia. Whilst Lea Sports PSG and Sandy shared the spoils from a 1-1 draw.Liam Trainor on target for PSG against a reply from Daniel Stafford.

Division Two

Elstow Abbey continue to lead the way at the head of the Division Two league table thanks to their 2-0 home win over M & DH Oakley.Craig Cameron and Tom Pitts netting the goals that keeps them ahead of AFC Turvey on goal difference after they retained their own 100% record for the season with a 4-0 victory at Clifton. Tim Clarke with a brace plus John Guiney and Martin Ivy on the Turvey scoresheet.

Pavenham are also still 100% for the campaign and only adrift of the top two on goal difference after netting a 3-0 home win over Marabese Ceramics. Michael Bates opening the scoring after 25 minutes before James Owen doubled the scoreline just a minute after the break and then converted the third from the penalty spot four minutes from time.

Top scorers of the day in this division were now fourth spot Sundon Park Rangers 9-0 home winners over Queens Park Crescents. Nicky Buttigieg with a hat-trick, Sam Chapman with a brace plus strikes from Modou Bano, Chris Hazell and Edward Lewis undertaking the rout.

Going nap were Co-op Sports, 5-2 home winners over Bromham United. Chris Vardy, Scott Davis, Ross Bedford, Tom Furr and a Thomas Miller penalty only being replied to by Dean Waghorn and Michael Ventriglia.

Elsewhere, Shefford Town & Campton Reserves were 3-2 home winners over Stopsley Park. Lee Sharnbrook, Richard Russell and Gary Gibson on target against an own goal and a strike from Simon Richards.

For Potton United Reserves, it was a 3-0 win at Great Barford.Ben Talbot, Amit Aghera and James Tizard all hitting the back of the net.

Division Three

There remains no change at the head of the Division Three league table after overnight leaders Renhold Village romped to a 10-0 home win over Dinamo Flitwick. Mo Banda striking four times, Carl Townsend netting a hat-trick alongside strikes from Simon Wade, Alex Giscombe and Marko Tobdzic.

In second spot now are Eastcotts AFC, they came up with the result of the day, a 3-2 home win over Goldington.Michael Sexton with a brace plus Sean McFarland on the scoresheet against a brace in reply via Karl Anderson.

Now holding down third spot are Potton Town, 2-0 home victors over Royal Oak Kempston thanks to an own goal and a strike from James Pyman.Whilst just behind them on goal difference are Sundon Park Rangers Colts, 2-0 winners at Wilshamstead Reserves.Kevin Hilton and Ashley Wadhams netting the vital goals.

Going nap were Kempston Hammers Sports, 5-0 home winners over Dunton Reserves.Jaz Sohal leading the way with a hat-trick supported by goals from James Erm and Nick Tysoe.

Over at Gold Street, Riseley Sports opened their season with a 2-1 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves.Robert Ginn and Alan Spurgeon on target against a Town reply via Grant Archer.

Also enjoying life on home soil were Stevington, 3-1 winners over Westoning Reserves.Jon Devereaux netting twice and Darren King once against a lone reply from Gareth White.

Division Four

For the Division Four league leaders Marsh Leys it was a 11-1 away win at Dinamo Flitwick Reserves. Alex Clipson netting four times, Matt Evans claiming an hat-trick plus there were goals for Justin Sturniolo, Jamie Carson, Shaun Gilbert and Vinny Mattu, the lone home reply coming via Lee Chandler.

Up into second spot are Bedford Park Rangers, 4-3 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Josh Geary with a brace plus strikes from Shaun Finlay and Jhey Tomkins outscoring a hat-trick in reply from Jordan Knight, two of which came from the penalty spot.

Still unbeaten for the season and in third spot are Kempston Athletic, they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Clifton Reserves. Gary Whitbread and James Maxwell their marksmen against a brace in reply from Darren Carter.

Also sharing the spoils were Dunton A and Bedford Panthers who played out a 3-3 draw.Richard Vale, Antony Bottazzi and Chris Wuestner on the home scoresheet against replies via Ben Hutchings, Kevin Southby and Michael Bailey.

Winning big were Thurleigh, 7-1 home winners over Caldecote A. Ben Stock and Josh Pierre St Claire grabbing hat-trick alongside a goal for Steve Pledge against a lone reply from Martin Sayers.

Also netting seven times were Shefford Town & Campton A, 7-4 winners at Sandy Reserves.Kieron Best claiming a hat-trick, Ryan Cooper a brace and single strikes from Ross Earl and Simon Castle outscoring a home brace from Johnnie Stratford and strikes from Chris Gregory and Reece Stratton.

For Stewartby Village, it was a 6-2 home win over Goldington Hammers.Kyle Smith with a brace plus an own goal and strikes from Ryan Collis, Lee Collis and James Churchman being replied to by a Hammers brace from Jamie Mercurio.

Preview Saturday 24th September 2011.

The Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend is a programme of just five games.Shefford Town & Campton the league leaders hitting the road for a tricky looking game with Blunham, whilst second place Bedford Hatters head to Lodge Road to be hosted by Sharnbrook.

Any slip up by the leading two clubs could well see Caldecote lead the table at the end of week four should they as expected come up with the three points from their home Harvey Close encounter against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.

Or indeed that top spot could also be claimed by Oakley Sports, they will go into their Playing Fields clash with Flitwick Town firm favourites to retain their seasons 100% record and collect another three points.

The fifth and final game sees the current bottom two clubs clash at Crawley Road, Woburn the hosts taking on basement visitors Renhold United.

Division One league action is also a programme of just five games. With league leaders Lidlington United Sports away on cup duty, second place Ickwell & Warden have a chance to draw level with them on points, the requirement being they collect the full three points from their home local derby on The Green against Caldecote Reserves.

Elsewhere for third place Marston Shelton Rovers, its a trip on the road to King George VI Playing Fields to take on bottom of the table Kings AFC, whilst fourth spot Bedford Sports Athletic also hit the road to Groveside and a meeting with Henlow.

Having played out a 4-4 draw just two weeks ago, its Westoning turn this time to have home advantage against Sandy when they meet at Greenfield Road. Whilst Miller Road is the venue for the fifth and final league game in this division between hosts Meltis Albion and FC Meppershall.

For another quartet of Division One sides its action in Round One of this season's Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup. Over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town and Bedford College Reserves will host Lidlington United Sports in an all Bedfordshire County Football League encounter.Whilst at Chaul End Lane, Luton Boys will have home advantage when Luton District & South Beds League Luton Leagrave come calling.

The quartet being made up by Lea Sports PSG who hit the road to Barton le-Clay Sports Field to take on another Luton & District and South Beds League outfit, St Josephs.
Action for the lower division sides this weekend centres upon the opening round ties in this season’s Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup. The programme includes 14 all Bedfordshire County League clashes, yet just eight of them present an opportunity for a spot of giant killing.

If there are going to be any shocks, then perhaps the best place to look is either at Keysoe Road where Division Four Thurleigh entertain Division Two Bromham United or at Steppingley Road where Division Three Flitwick Town Reserves are hosts to Division Four Clifton Reserves.

Others who will perhaps fancy their chances of a spot of giant-killing are Division Four Kempston Athletic whom play hosts to Division Two M & DH Oakley in Hillgrounds and Division Four Caldecote A whom journey to Cutler Hammer to take on Division Three Kempston Hammers Sports.

The tie of the round also presents an offering of an upset when renowned cup fighters Renhold Village of Division Three host last seasons beaten finalists Pavenham at their Renhold Playing Field headquarters.

Other sides facing opposition from a higher division are Westoning Reserves,they travel to Solway Way North to be hosted by Co-op Sports. Royal Oak Kempston who hit the road for a meeting with Great Barford and Wilshamstead Reserves who will be in home Jubilee Playing Field action against Marabese Ceramics.

Of the other six all Bedfordshire County League ties, there is just one all Division Two meeting,coming at Second Meadow where Clifton host Stopsley Park. Whilst the two all Division Three clashes, look set to go the way of the home sides. In Mowsbury Park, Goldington host Dinamo Flitwick and at Stockwood Park, Sundon Park Colts receive a visit from Stevington.

However,the three all Division Four ties are much harder to call, at Bedford Hockey Centre, Bedford Panthers will be at home against Shefford Town & Campton A; At Hinksley Road, Dinamo Flitwick Reserves host Sandy Reserves and Wootton Recreation Ground is the venue for the tie between Wootton Village and Bedford Park Rangers.

Six sides face games against opposition from The Luton District and South Beds League, just one having the luxury of a home tie, when at Horseshoes Close Dunton Reserves play hosts to Co-op Sports Reserves.

The other five all hitting the road to Luton, Cranfield Reserves to Caddington Reserves; Marsh Leys to Christians in Sports Reserves; Potton United Reserves to Four Model Reserves; Elstow Abbey to North Sundon Wanderers and Stewartby Village who journey for a meeting with The 61FC (Luton) A.

Concluding the day’s ties is the Rectory Road meeting between Shefford Town & Campton Reserves and FC Spandits from The Aylesbury & District League plus Sunderland Road is the venue for Potton Town’s home meeting with Church’s League Stopsley Baptist Church.

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