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Sunday 09th December 2012
Caldecote go four points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league ta
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Caldecote's lead at the head of the league table is now up to four points following their 5-0 away win at Marston Shelton Rovers. Paul Lawrence shooting them ahead in 11th minute before Jack Boyd doubled the lead on the half-hour mark. Boyd then single handily brought up the nap hand with a second half hat-trick to take the league leaders unbeaten ways up to 10 games and record their fifth away win on the bounce.

Slipping down from second place to fourth spot and in the process losing their seasons unbeaten home ways are Arlesey Town Reserves who were beaten 5-2 by the now new occupants of that second spot Oakley Sports M&DH. Shaun Barnett netting four times and Ali Smith once against home replies from Luke Blackburn and Mark Phillips.

Taking over third place are Renhold United who won 3-0 at Sharnbrook.Scott Joseph shooting them ahead in the 35th minute before completing his hat-trick with two strikes in the closing five minutes of the game.

Life was also sweet on the road for Shefford Town & Campton who won 4-1 at bottom of the table Bedford Sports Athletic. Ahead 2-0 at the break thanks to a double strike from Andrew Hayday in the 33rd and 38th minute they were to increase their lead via Sam Larsen in the opening minute of the new half before Hayday completed his hat-trick 25 minutes from time only then to see Gary Canzano reduce the arrears five minutes from time for the hosts.

Meantime following a run of five straight defeats Wilshamstead returned to winning ways with a 5-4 home victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Paul Jones with a hat-trick and Liam Philip with a brace seeing their goals replied to by Lyndon Ingerson, Martin Ivy, Tom Marvin and Joe Willie.

Elsewhere, the Ickwell & Old Warden v Bedford Hatters and Lidlington United Sports v Flitwick Town games failed to beat the weather.

Division One

With second place Pavenham sitting the afternoon out, Shillington went three points clear at the head of the league table with a 4-0 home win over Elstow Abbey, their ninth win on the bounce. An own goal plus a hat-trick from Jordan Robbins doing the damage.

Moving to within two points of Pavenham and also with the cushion of having played two games less are Leighton United after they retained their seasons 100% away record with a 2-1 victory at fourth place Caldecote Reserves. United found themselves down to 10 men 20 minutes into the contest following the sending off of Daryl Smith in an incident that if only the match referee have seen would also have meant home player Tom Wallace joining him. Wallace however was to be immediately substituted on the instruction of the watching home club chairman. United taking the lead eight minutes into the second half via Luke Dolan only to see Axel Morris level matters just 60 seconds later and that's the way it stayed until Chris Scott netted United's winner two minutes from time.

Down at the other end of the table it was home defeats for the bottom two sides. Bottom of the table AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves despite goals from Naron Cheema, Joseph Ogunremi and Shaun Challi going down 6-3 to a Luton Boys side that was enjoying its first away win of the season thanks to a Naashon Bennett hat-trick plus strikes from Aaron Randall, Ali Mulhayideen and Alex McDade. Whilst Kings AFC were beaten 2-0 by Sandy, Ryan Burgess and Mark Jennings netting the goals to leave them five points adrift of Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who ran out 5-2 home winners over Brickhill Tigers. Jordan Greenwood with a brace plus goals from Sam Amosh, Jordan Ainstie and Scott Frusciante only replied to twice by Tigers Joe Price.

Division Two

With the Marabese Ceramics v Bromham United game waterlogged off and the clash between Queens Park Crescents and Potton United Reserves postponed due to The Crescents being under Beds FA suspension, the Division Two action was down to just three games.

However, it did allow Sundon Park Rangers to climb up the league table into second spot and to within two points of league leaders Goldington following their 2-0 win at Meltis Albion. Sam Chapman and Chris Mapp netting the vital goals.

The highest scorers of the day were now seventh place St Joseph Reserves who won 7-0 at now fifth place Woburn Athletic. Jack Magill netting six times and Sean Sheridan once.

Jumping above The Athletic into fourth spot are Cranfield United Reserves, with a goal on the hour mark from Liam Whitmee-Craig they retained their seasons unbeaten home record with a 1-0 win over Stopsley Park.

Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Third Round

Despite being a goal down at half-time strikes from Ciaran Alexander and Josh Geary gave Eastcotts AFC a 2-1 home victory over Luton Leagrave to earn them a trip to Great Barford in the Quarter-finals.

The Westoning v Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves game for the second weekend failing to beat the weather.

Division Three

With second place Clifton sitting the afternoon out, league leaders Marsh Leys are now six points clear at the head of the league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten away ways with a 3-2 win at Stevington. Alex Clipston twice plus Sylvester Mulenga on the scoresheet against a home brace in reply from Gavin White.

The biggest winners of the day were Westoning Reserves who now climb up into fourth spot after netting their first win in six outings in a 6-2 victory at second from bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers.Gareth White with a hat-trick, Scott Gadsden with a brace plus a goal from James Bennett only being replied to by Shaun Finlay and Kieran Souter.

Losing out on that fourth spot are Dunton, they now drop to fifth place after having their four game winning run brought to an end with a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Adam Drakville, Marcus Ingham and Jamie Scotcher on the visitors scoresheet against a lone home reply from Liam Brophy.

Life was also sweet on the road for Potton Town, they are now up into sixth spot after winning 2-1 at Kempston Hammers Sports. Jessie Mayo and Charlie Seward seeing their goals only replied to once by Kevin Simcoe.

Just goal difference behind them in seventh place are Great Barford, a goal on the hour mark from Sam Queeley giving them a 1-0 home win over bottom of the table Royal Oak Kempston.

The Renhold United Reserves v Riseley Sports game postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Division Four

With league leaders Bedford Panthers game at Shefford Town & Campton A waterlogged off, Elstow Abbey Reserves are now back to within goal difference of them at the head of the league table after they retained their seasons 100% home record with a 5-0 victory over Dunton Reserves. Kaylen Wilson with a brace plus strikes from Lewis Aitken, Kyron Layne and Solomon Sahota bringing up the nap hand.

Now up into third spot are Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves, they made it five wins on the bounce with a 10-2 victory at bottom of the table Caldecote A. Ben Greenwood netting four times, Daniel Reed twice to go alongside goals from Luke Wain, Harry Murray, Tony Brittain and Carl Borromeo against home replies from a Ryan Ambrose penalty and Jack Aris.

Rovers taking over third spot from Clifton Reserves who now drop into fourth place after being held to a 3-3 draw at Wootton Village. It could have been all so much worse, Ivan Anderson twice and Bryan Lewin once shooting The Village into a 3-0 half-time lead but after Lewin was red carded five minutes into the second period the game suddenly changed to see Joe Marshall net a hat-trick to give Clifton a share of the spoils.

It was not a good day for Kempston Con Club Sports who lost their seasons 100% home record when defeated 5-0 by local rivals Kempston Athletic. Gary Whitbread and James Maxwell both netting twice and Chris Lau once to bring up the high five and local bragging rights.

Elsewhere, the local bragging rights in Flitwick belong to Dinamo Flitwick who netted their first away win of the season 6-3 at Flitwick Town Reserves. Jake Taylor, Dean Myers, Jamie Burton, Neil Hannam, Scott Hannam and Dale Goldie all finding the back of the net against Town replies via an own goal plus Ben Wallington and Cody Roberts.

Preview for Saturday 15th December 2012

The main spotlight for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs this weekend falls upon the ties in the Quarter-final of this season’s Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. At Harvey Close, it’s an all Bedfordshire County League clash between hosts Caldecote and the visiting AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. When the clubs met at the same venue on the opening day of the season the hosts prevailed 1-0, since that time they have remained unbeaten on home soil whilst the Town have won just the once on the road to suggest a repeat result looks the most likeliest outcome.

For our other two clubs still involved its games against opposition from the Molten South Midlands League.On The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden play hosts to Bedford but for Renhold United it’s a trip on the road to Beverley Road to take on The 61FC Luton. Both clubs you would feel are well capable of making it into the hat for the Semi-final draw.

With all this cup action taking place the Premier Division supported by Sportsform League action is reduced to just a programme of five games. At the top end of the table that means tough away encounters for both Arlesey Town Reserves and Oakley Sports M&DH.Fourth place Town having lost their last three away outings heading for Lodge Road to take on Sharnbrook.Whilst second place Oakley make tracks to Hurst Grove to face the still unbeaten at home Lidlington United Sports.

Over at The Carlsberg Stadium, AFC Biggleswade look for win number three on the bounce and a quick seasons double of the visiting Shefford Town & Campton. Whilst at Marston Playing Fields, Marston Shelton Rovers host a Bedford Hatters side that has won just the once on the road to date this season and at Jubilee Playing Fields, Wilshamstead who now suddenly find themselves sitting second from bottom of the table take on a Flitwick Town side whose away record this season makes impressive reading to suggest they will start the day favourites to at least enjoy a share of the spoils.

The Division One league action is also just a programme of five games. At Greenfield’s, league leaders Shillington look to extend their winning ways to 10 games when called upon by a Sandy side who have won just once on the road all season. Whilst second place Pavenham journey to Groveside to defend their season’s unbeaten away record against hosts Henlow who have failed to win any of the last three home outings.

For bottom of the table Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves having lost their opening five away games of the season the destination is Rectory Road and a meeting with hosts Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have been beaten just the once on home soil all season.Whilst the club just above them in the standings, Kings AFC, are in home action at King George VI Playing Fields against third place Leighton United who are still 100% on the road this season.

The final game coming at Chaul End Lane, the venue at which Luton Boys winners of their last two home games take on a Caldecote Reserves side who have won just twice on the road all season but travel looking for a season’s double over their hosts having beaten them 3-1 at Harvey Close on the opening day of the season.

With Division Two league leaders Goldington away at Oakley Playing Fields facing Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves in the opening round of this season’s Jubilee Cup it gives their nearest rivals a chance to edge closer to them at the top end of the table.The game of the day coming in Stockwood Park where hosts and second place Sundon Park Rangers receive a visit from third place Marabese Ceramics who hit the road looking for away win number three on the bounce.

For fifth place Woburn Athletic the visitors to face them at their Crawley Road headquarters are a Stopsley Park side who have won two of their last three games to start climbing away from the relegation zone.Whilst for fourth place Cranfield United Reserves the journey is into Mowsbury Park to be hosted by Queens Park Crescents who currently sit second from bottom of the league table.

Over at Miller Road, having failed to win any of their last five home games Meltis Albion will look to put that right when called upon by a Westoning side that are yet to win on the road this season. Whilst at their Playing Field Headquarters, Bromham United look to extend their unbeaten home ways to three games when called upon by St Joseph Reserves.

Please note due to the postponement of the Westoning v Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup tie last weekend the games involving those sides could be subject to amendment. All updates will be posted onto www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk during the week.

In Division Three, it’s a bottom against top clash in Hillgrounds when Royal Oak Kempston with just one home win to their name all season host top of the table Marsh Leys who are still unbeaten on the road this season. Whilst third place Riseley Sports at their Gold Street base defend their seasons unbeaten home ways against sixth place visitors Potton Town.

Over at Horseshoes Close, fifth place Dunton are visited by a Renhold United Reserves side that has won three of its last four away outings and for fourth place Westoning Reserves at Greenfield Road the visitors to face them are an Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves side who have won just the twice on the road all season.

Other action seeing Stevington at their Playing Field Headquarters face a real six pointer of a game against second from bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers. Whilst at Cutler Hammer, third from bottom of the table hosts Kempston Hammers Sports go in search of home win number one of the season when called upon by Wilshamstead Reserves.

In Division Four the game of the day comes at Whiston Crescent, being the venue for fourth place Clifton Reserves home clash with the still 100% away from home league leaders Bedford Panthers. Whilst at The Warren, second place Elstow Abbey Reserves will be defending their own 100% home ways against a Dinamo Flitwick side that have won just once on the road this season.

For third place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves now winners of their last four away outings, it’s the short trip along the road to take on Flitwick Town Reserves at Steppingley Road. Whilst its local derby action at Bedford Road Recreation, the venue at which Sandy Reserves look for their first home win in six outings against a Dunton Reserves side who come looking to complete the seasons double over their hosts.

Elsewhere just down the road at Harvey Close, bottom of the table Caldecote A will be searching out home win number one of the season when called upon by Kempston Athletic and at their Playing Field headquarters, Wootton Village with just one home win to their name all season take on a Kempston Con Club Sports side who have lost all but one of their own away games this season.





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