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Sunday 03rd November 2013
Wootton Village cause an upset at The Hollow.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College are now four points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they maintained their seasons unbeaten ways and 100% home record with a 2-1 home victory over AFC Oakley Sports M&DH. Colby Smith netted twice in the opening half before Shaun Barnett pulled a goal back for the visitors in the second period.
Now in second spot are Shillington, for them it was a 4-0 home win over Flitwick Town to take their unbeaten ways up to eight games.Ryan Lewis with a brace plus Alex Toye and Jordan Robbens netting the goals to do the damage. The Shills taking over second spot from Lidlington United Sports who saw their seasons unbeaten away record disappear in a 5-1 defeat at Ickwell & Old Warden. Lee Threadgold with a hat-trick plus a brace from Andrew Vallom bringing up the nap hand against a lone reply from Ben Marwood.
Up into fourth spot are Wilstead who took their unbeaten ways up to five games with a 4-1 home victory over now bottom of the table Sharnbrook.Paul Jones with a hat-trick plus a single goal from Colin Marshall only being replied to by Ian Strange.
Moving off that bottom spot are Caldecote who following a run of four straight defeats were 3-2 home winners over Marston Shelton Rovers. Joe Jordan netting twice for the home side in the opening half against replies from Ian Buckingham and Robert Moore to see the game tied at 2-2 before Jack Boyd struck what turned out to be the winning goal in the second period.
Elsewhere, Renhold United retained their seasons unbeaten away ways by sharing the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Wootton Blue Cross.Ollie Housden, Mark Reed and Serge Kadji on their scoresheet against home replies via Nathan Mullett twice and Joe O'Donnell. Whilst Shefford Town & Campton gained their first away points of the campaign and their first win in seven outings with a 5-3 victory at Pavenham. Andrew Hayday, Tom Scurfield, Jordan Ainslie, Adam Larsen and Michael Jones bringing up the nap hand whilst James Owen netted the three home goals.
For league leaders Goldington it was an end to their seasons 100% ways when held to a 1-1 draw at Bedford Sports Athletic. Antony Plaiter on their scoresheet against a home reply from Ashley Mead. However, Sandy missed the chance to move within two points of them and dropped to third spot in the table when beaten 3-2 at home by Marabese Ceramics. Ryan Burgess plus an own goal marking the home scoresheet against a brace from Giuseppe D'Angelo and a single strike from Ricky Bruniges to give The Tilermen their first away win of the season.
Now in second spot are Sundon Park Rangers, for them it was a 4-0 home win over bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves to retain their seasons 100% home ways. Matt Conway, Samuel Kehinde, Nick Buttigeig and Kane Griffith all finding the back of the net.
Whilst Elstow Abbey left it late to climb up into fourth spot with a 2-1 win at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Trailing to a goal from Simon Castle, they levelled matters in the 90th minute via Dom Parrella and claimed all three points with a goal from Sam Donadio three minutes into injury time.
This victory taking The Abbey above Woburn Lions who drew 3-3 at home with Luton Boys Seniors. In the opening half, Ali Moliholdeen in the 8th minute and Nathan King on the half-hour mark raced the visitors into a 2-0 lead until Antony Kostiw reduced the arrears five minutes later only to see Moliholdeen strike again in the 37th minute to give the visitors a 3-1 half-time lead. Yet within 10 minutes of the restart goals from Matt Holland and Gavin Sneddon had drawn the home side level and that's the way it stayed until the final whistle.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup First Round
AFC Turvey will now face a home second round tie against South Midlands League Stotfold Reserves after winning 2-1 at Luton District & South Beds League side St Joseph's. Courtney Boughton and Lawrence Bentham netting the vital goals.
However, it was the end of the road for Eastcotts AFC who were beaten 5-1 at Barton Rovers Reserves despite a strike from Harvey Puddifoot.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Second Round
The result of the round went the way of division four Wootton Village who ran out 2-1 winners at division two Potton United Reserves. Nick Burraway and Aidan Medhurst netting the goals against a lone reply from Salvatore Merola. However, just down the road at Mill Lane there were no such problems for Potton Town who ran out 7-1 home winners over Caldecote A. James Pyman netting twice alongside an own goal plus strikes from Chris Cooper, Tim Jarman, Charlie Seward and Chris Moore against a lone reply from Matt Basta.
Also winning 7-1 at home were Great Barford over Riseley Sports.Ben Stocks with a hat-trick being supported by goals from David Mulvhill, Craig Gibson, Nick Payne and Jacob Hukin against a lone reply from Mark Swainson.
Just a goal behind were AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who netted a 6-1 home win over Sandy Reserves.Jerome Smith, Justin Sturnioio, Richard Lightfoot, John Shittu, Ashley Phelan and Alessandro Ruggiero all finding the back of the net against a lone reply from Michael Rushton.
The biggest away win of the day belonged to Wilstead Reserves who won 5-0 at Luton District & South Beds League North Sundon Wanderers.Matt Johnson netting three times alongside strikes from Richard Andrews and Robert Booth.
It was also a good day on the road for Clifton who won 3-1 at FC Houghton.Tony Norman with a brace plus Chris Egan seeing their goals only replied to by a strike from Chris Burdett. Whilst causing a minor upset were Meltis Albion Reserves with a 3-2 victory at AFC Bush. An own goal plus strikes from Craig Damon and Josh St Clair Pierre only being replied to by a brace from Daniel Guerin.
Joining them in the hat for round three will be Meltis Albion first team who won 3-1 at Kempston Athletic. Two own goals and a strike from Carl Townsend only being replied to once by Gary Whitbread. Plus Kempston Hammers Sports who emerged 3-2 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton A thanks to goals from Nick Tysoe, Mick Freeman and Lorzeno Jordan against replies from Pete Saunders and Terry Nichols.
Alas it was the end of the road for Kings AFC who had just an own goal to show for their 2-1 defeat at LU Four of the Luton District & South Beds League and going down to opposition from the same league were Flitwick Town Reserves who despite goals from Benn Ward and Mark Bartlett were beaten 3-2 at FC Polonia.
Whilst Renhold United Reserves handed a walkover to Queens Park Crescents and Clifton Reserves did the same when they failed to raise a side to travel to meet Southcott Village RA.
The lone game of the day saw AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves move up into third place in the league table when a lone strike from Jimmy Grandidge gave them a 1-0 home win over AFC Harlington.
Westoning now sit just two points behind league leaders Meltis Albion with a game in hand after retaining their 100% away ways and seasons unbeaten record with a 4-2 victory at Elstow Abbey Reserves who via goals from Lee Rosborough and Harrold Hazza twice led the game in the opening half. Nick Shirley with a brace plus Luke Cunniff and Stuart Jeffries on the visitors scoresheet.
Whilst Stevington are now in third spot following their 4-0 home win over Kempston Con Club Sports with goals from Gavin White, Sam Nightingale, Jordan McMullen and Aaron Fletcher.
Meantime, Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves are now unbeaten in their last four home starts after sharing the spoils with Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves in a 1-1 draw. Nathan Evans netting for the Rovers and Matthew Bruney for the visitors.
All three games in this division bringing about victories for the visiting sides. Leading the way were Moggerhanger United who won 7-4 at Atletico Europa, Dean Hill and Jason Kinns both netting twice alongside Paul Beith, Tom Watts and Luke Rudd against four in reply from Raiqwan Joseph.
Just a goal behind them were now fourth place Cranfield United Reserves who won 6-2 at Dinamo Flitwick.Dan Cockerton and Chris Patrickson hitting braces to go with goals from James Armstrong and Phil Creek against home replies from Barrie Hannam and Dean Myers.
The trio of away wins being completed by Clapham Sports who won 4-0 at Mid Beds Tigers to move up into fifth place in the league table. Nicholas Sepede leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a strike from Leigh Umney.
Preview for Saturday 9th November 2013
The top action for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs this weekend sees 10 of them contest ties in the 2nd round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. These ties bringing about four all Bedfordshire County Football League clashes. At Greenfields, Shillington will look to repeat their league win of just a fortnight ago when AFC Oakley Sports M&DH pay them a revisit.Whilst at Harvey Close, Caldecote will be well aware on that same afternoon 14 days ago they were beaten 4-1 at Lidlington United Sports who will travel full of confidence in seeking a quick double over their hosts.
Over at Weston Park, perhaps hosts Wootton Blue Cross will be able to make home advantage pay when they are visited by a Wilstead side that has won just once on the road this season. Whilst at Lodge Road, you would perhaps fancy the visiting Ickwell & Old Warden to prevail over the hosts Sharnbrook.
For Pavenham, it's a trip to The Hollow to take on United Counties League Potton United and also hitting the road will be Marston Shelton Rovers to Beverely Road to be hosted by South Midlands League side 61FC Luton.
With all these ties taking place the league action is confined to just a single game, the venue for that being Rectory Road where Shefford Town & Campton go in search of just their second home win of the season against the visiting Renhold United.
In Division One, league leaders Goldington will be in home Alexander Sports Centre action against AFC Turvey where they will be fully expected to retain their seasons 100% home record.Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers with just one away win to their name all season head for a Chaul End Lane outing against a Luton Boys Senior side who are now unbeaten in their last four home starts.
After last weeks shock home defeat third place Sandy head for some local derby action at Harvey Close against bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves who will be looking to end an eight game losing run. Whilst fourth place Elstow Abbey look to preserve their seasons unbeaten home ways at The Warren against a still to win on the road this season Brickhill Tigers.
Over at Cople Playing Fields, Bedford Sports Athletic will aim to take their unbeaten ways up to five games when called upon by Eastcotts AFC who have failed to win any of their last four league outings. A comment that also applies to Henlow who go into home action at Groveside against the still unbeaten on the road this season Woburn Lions.
Other action seeing Bromham United at their Playing Field headquarters base look to end a run of four consecutive defeats when called upon by a Shefford Town & Campton Reserves side who travel having lost their last two away outings.
After last weekends Beds FA Junior Cup ties, its a return to league action for the lower division sides. In Division Two for league leaders Queens Park Crescents that means a trip on the road to Whiston Crescent looking to preserve their seasons 100% away ways against fifth place hosts Clifton. Whilst still unbeaten this season second place Potton Town make their way to Renhold Playing Fields to be hosted by Renhold United Reserves.
Also hitting the road will be their near neighbours Potton United Reserves who head to King George VI Playing Fields for their seventh consecutive away league game of the season looking for win number six against the hosting Kings AFC who still remain unbeaten on home soil this season. Whilst at their Playing Fields headquarters, AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves will fully expect to collect the full three points when visited by a AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves side who to date have lost all of their four away league outings.
Other action comes at New Grounds, where AFC Harlington are visited by second from bottom of the table Great Barford who are yet to win on the road this season and at Solway Road North, where hosts Co-op Sports will be looking to extend their unbeaten league ways to four games when visited by Cranfield United who are still 100% on the road this season but suffered a Beds FA Junior Cup exit on home soil against the Sportsmen just 10 days ago.
In Division Three, league leaders Meltis Albion will look to preserve their seasons 100% home ways at Miller Road when they play hosts to a Kempston Con Club Sports side looking for their third league win on the bounce. Whilst second place Westoning still 100% on the road and unbeaten this season head to The Green to take on Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.
For bottom of the table AFC Bush, its home Hillgrounds action looking for their first win of the season when called upon by a Clifton Reserves side that has lost its last six league games and at their Hockey Centre base, Bedford Panthers will look to resume winning home ways when visited by Kempston Hammers Sports who hit the road looking for their first away win of the season.
Other action coming at Cutler Hammer, the venue at which hosts Kempston Athletic following two straight home defeats won't find it easy resuming winning ways as the visitors are still to be beaten on the road this season Wilstead Reserves and at their Playing Fields headquarters, Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves now unbeaten in their last three home starts host still 100% on the road this season Stevington.
Division Four action takes the still unbeaten in the league this season and league leaders FC Houghton to face Atletico Europa at Harrowden School. But it will be a major surprise if at their Recreation Ground base second place Wootton Village fail to preserve their seasons 100% home ways when called upon by bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers who travel in search of their first point/points of the season.
Also hitting the road will be the still unbeaten this season and 100% on the road Meltis Albion Reserves who make tracks for a Hinksley Recreation Ground encounter with Dinamo Flitwick. Whilst at Crawley Road, hosts Cranfield United Reserves take on a Caldecote A side whose four trips away from Harvey Close this season have all ended in defeat.
Other action sees a Redbourne School 3G home outing for Flitwick Town Reserves against Moggerhanger United. Whilst just down the road at Digswell Playing Fields, Shefford Town & Campton A will look to extend their unbeaten home ways up to four games against the visiting Mid Beds Tigers and at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, Sandy Reserves now without a win in their last five outings play hosts to a Clapham Sports side who they drew with 0-0 just 14 days ago to earn their first away point of the season.