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Sunday 10th November 2013
Trophy joy for Lidlington United Sports.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy 2nd Round

With the Sharnbrook v Ickwell & Old Warden, Shillington v AFC Oakley M&DH and Wootton Blue Cross v Wilstead ties falling victims to waterlogged pitches just four sides went into action. Two of those being at Harvey Close where the visitors Lidlington United Sports emerged 2-1 winners over hosts Caldecote. Ben Marwood from the penalty spot shooting them ahead on the half-hour mark and after Ricky Aris had levelled matters in the 50th minute up popped Tom Marwood to hit the winning goal 15 minutes later.

At The Hollow, United Counties League Potton United ran out 3-1 winners over Pavenham. Ahead via Jamie Lally in the 42nd minute, the game was still in the balance until Lally netted for a second time 10 minutes from time and Brett Wyman added to the scoreline in the 87th minute before Tom Ellis scored for the visitors a minute from time.

Elsewhere despite goals from Aaron Franks and Jamie Cerminara, Marston Shelton Rovers were beaten 3-2 at South Midlands League The 61FC Luton.

Premier Division supported by Sportsform

The lone game of the afternoon brought about a second consecutive win for Shefford Town & Campton with a 3-2 home victory over Renhold United to end the visitors unbeaten away ways for the season. Michael Jones twice plus Andrew Hayday netting the vital goals against replies from a Ben Brown penalty and Serge Kadji.

Division One

Goldington's lead at the head of the division one league table is now down to just two points after they lost their seasons 100% home ways and unbeaten record when beaten 3-0 by AFC Turvey. Adam Broughton with a brace plus Harry Ellis netting the victors goals.

Now back up into second place are Sandy, for them it was a retention of their seasons unbeaten away ways with an 11-0 win at bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves. Liam Brophy netting seven times, Nick Albone twice to go with single strikes from Phil Beall and Mark Jennings.

Whilst just behind them on goal difference in third spot are Sundon Park Rangers who were held to a 2-2 draw at Luton Boys Seniors. Samuel Kehinde from the penalty spot and Matthew Conway on their scoresheet against home replies from Joel Clarke and Ali Mohliyaideen.

Meantime over at Groveside, Henlow chalked up their first win in five outings to send Woburn Lions to their first away defeat of the season in a 6-2 scoreline.Keith Milburn and Russell Ayles both netting twice alongside James Campbell and Matthew Wilson against Lions replies from Martin Holland and Daniel Mclaren.

Elsewhere, Bedford Sports Athletic are now unbeaten in their last five starts after sharing the spoils in a 2-2 home draw with Eastcotts AFC. Ashley Mead netting twice for the home side and Adam Tully twice for the visitors.

However, it was an end to Elstow Abbey's seasons unbeaten home ways when beaten 3-2 by a Brickhill Tigers side winning on the road for the first time this season. Dom Parrella shooting the Abbey in front in the 11th minute before James Gatwood struck four minutes from the break to send the teams in at half-time all square. Joe Price then gave the Tigers a 72nd minute lead which was to last just 60 seconds until Abbey's Myles Ferraro netted only to see Kerion Langley score the Tigers winner two minutes from time.

The Bromham United v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves game postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Division Two

All remains the same at the head of the division three league table following wins for the leading three sides. League leaders Potton Town extending their unbeaten ways to seven games with a 6-3 victory at bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves. Chris Moore leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a brace from Tom Pyman and a single strike from Tim Jarman against three in reply from United's Justin Patterson.

For second place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves it was a 2-0 home win over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Matt Barnes and Joe Willie netting the goals. Whilst just goal difference behind them in third spot are Potton United Reserves who won 4-1 at previously unbeaten at home Kings AFC. Salvatore Merola with a brace plus Josh Everitt-Watson and Alex Howarth seeing their goals only replied to once by Oli Plested.

Elsewhere, it was an end to Queens Park Crescents 100% seasons away ways when beaten 3-2 at Clifton. Gareth Boness shooting the home side in front in the 20th minutes until an own goal on the half-hour mark and a strike from Hassan Yousaf three minutes later had the Crescents ahead until Boness levelled matters, from the penalty spot five minutes before the break. Clifton then having to wait until the 90th minute for Neil Ellis to volley home the goal of the day for the winner.

The games AFC Harlington v Great Barford and Co-op Sports v Cranfield United waterlogged off.

Division Three

Like in division two all remains the same at the head of the league standings following wins for the top three clubs. League Leaders Meltis Albion remaining two points clear and still 100% on home soil this season after netting a 6-0 win over Kempston Con Club Sports. Kieran Walsh with a brace supported by strikes from Asa Garlick, Jamie Carson, Alex Clipston and Sylvester Mulenga.

Whilst for second place Westoning it was a retention of their unbeaten and 100% away ways with a 4-2 victory at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Nick Shirley and Thomas Cooksley both netting twice against two in reply from Michael Wheatley.

Also retaining their 100% away ways were third place Stevington with a 3-2 victory at Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Gavin White, Aaron Fletcher and Ben Walsh on their scoresheet against Rovers replies from Nathan Evans and Joe Sames.

Now off the bottom of the table are AFC Bush who in recording their first win of the season 4-3 at home over Clifton Reserves sent the visitors after this their seventh consecutive defeat to the bottom of the pile. Jamie Underwood netting all four home goals against replies from George Harris, Joe Marshall and Dale Houghton.

Also winning 4-3 at home were Kempston Athletic to end Wilstead Reserves seasons unbeaten away ways. Gary Whitbread twice plus Mo Banda and Danny Burraway on their scoresheet.

Elsewhere, it was a share of the spoils for Bedford Panthers and Kempston Hammers Sports in a 3-3 draw. Michael Bailey, Aaron Perrett and Gary Philpson netting for the Panthers against Hammers replies via Jamie Peacock twice and Sunnie Sandhu.

Division Four

League leaders FC Houghton remain unbeaten for the season and five points clear at the head of the league table after they recorded their seventh win on the bounce in winning 6-1 at Atletico Europa. Lawrence Taylor and Chris Burdett both netting twice alongside Craig Bunker and Ashley Randell against home replies from Raiqwan Joseph and Tavon Carter.

Also still unbeaten this season and 100% on the road are second place Meltis Albion Reserves who won 6-1 at Dinamo Flitwick. Daniel Reed netting four times to go with single strikes from David Bevan and Jake Taylor against a lone home reply from Josh Pearson.

Yet the shock of the day saw third place Wootton Village lose their 100% home ways when beaten 2-1 at home by bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers who were netting their first victory of the season. Laurence James and Mikel-Manuel Darkwah with The Rangers goals against a home reply from Aiden Medhurst but the Rangers real hero was goalkeeper Liam Cooke who not only made a series of fine saves but also kept out a 90th minute penalty.

Also winning 2-1 away were Moggerhanger United at Flitwick Town Reserves. Dean Hill grabbing both goals against a Town reply from David Lyons. Whilst for Cranfield United Reserves it was win number three on the bounce via a 6-1 home victory over Caldecote A. Ben Thompson with a hat-trick being supported by single strikes from James Armstrong, Chris Patrickson and Jack Skinner.

The games Sandy Reserves v Clapham Sports and Shefford Town & Campton A v Mid Beds Tigers waterlogged off.

Preview Saturday 16th November 2013

With last weekends postponed Beds FA Senior Trophy ties between Sharnbrook and Ickwell & Old Warden: Shillington and AFC Oakley Sports M&DH: Wootton Blue Cross and Wilstead now likely to be rescheduled for this weekend the original Premier Division supported by Sportsform fixture list is down to just two games.

However, that does involve current league leaders AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College hitting the road to Redbourne School where they will be looking to defend their seasons unbeaten ways against seventh place Flitwick Town who are now unbeaten in their last three home outings. Whilst at Marston Playing Fields, Marston Shelton Rovers will defend their seasons 100% home record when called upon by a Pavenham side that has only won once on the road this season.

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In Division One, league leaders Goldington will attempt to return to winning ways at their Alexander Sports Centre base when they play hosts to Brickhill Tigers. Whilst with second place Sandy due to sit the afternoon out, third place Sundon Park Rangers could jump above them in the standings should they gain a point or more from their visit to Ickleford Recreation Ground where they will be hosted by a Marabese Ceramics side currently unbeaten in their last five starts.

Also hitting the road will be fourth place AFC Turvey, they head to Chaul End Lane for a meeting with Luton Boys Seniors who will be no pushovers having chalked up a five match unbeaten home run. Whilst after last weekends shock defeat at The Warren, fifth place Elstow Abbey will look to make amends against a Bromham United side who will be hitting the road looking for their first away point/points of the season.

Down at the other end of the table, basement club Caldecote Reserves now without a point from their nine starts are in home Harvey Close action against Woburn Lions and third from bottom Shefford Town & Campton Reserves are due to visit Eastcotts AFC, however with Wootton Blue Cross now likely to be in Beds FA Senior Trophy action this game could well be in doubt.Again please log onto during the week.

Other action coming at Groveside where visitors Bedford Sports Athletic will attempt to increase their unbeaten ways to six games when hosted by Henlow.

For Division Two league leaders Potton Town the task at Mill Lane will be for them to retain their 100% home ways and seasons unbeaten record when called upon by AFC Harlington. Whilst second place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves head to King George VI Playing Fields to defend their seasons 100% away ways against Kings AFC.

Also hitting the road for this their eighth consecutive away game of the season will be third place Potton United Reserves who head for a Gold Street outing against third from bottom of the table Riseley Sports and for bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves the quest for their first point/points of the season comes with a trip into Mowsbury Park to take on a Queens Park Crescents side who have now lost their last three games.

Other action coming at Hillgrounds, where Clifton are the visitors to take on AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves on their 3G Turf still unbeaten on the road this season and Cranfield United head still 100% on the road this season to face Great Barford.

In Division Three, its a top v bottom clash when league leaders Meltis Albion hit the road for Whiston Crescent to face a Clifton Reserves side that has now lost its last seven outings. Whilst second place Westoning will be defending their seasons unbeaten ways at Greenfield Road against the travelling Elstow Abbey Reserves who will hit the road in search of their third away win on the bounce.

For fourth place Wilstead Reserves, its home Jubilee Playing Fields action against Bedford Panthers and fifth place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves look to return to winning ways for the first time in four outings when they head to The Green to be hosted by Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

Other action due at Cutler Hammer, the venue at which Kempston Hammers Sports will be hosting a AFC Bush side who travel in search of their first away point/points of the season and in Hillgrounds, Kempston Con Club Sports take on the still unbeaten on the road this season Kempston Athletic.

In Division Four, league leaders FC Houghton will be fully expected to retain their seasons unbeaten ways when they journey to Bedford Road Recreation Ground to face a Sandy Reserves side who have failed to win any of their last five outings. Whilst second place Meltis Albion Reserves defend their own seasons unbeaten ways when called upon at their Miller Road base by the yet to win on the road this season Flitwick Town Reserves.

After their shock home defeat last weekend, third place Wootton Village head for a Harvey Close outing against Caldecote A and fourth place Cranfield United Reserves play hosts at Crawley Road against Shefford Town & Campton A who will be hitting the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.

For bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers its home Blunham Playing Fields action in search of their first home point/points of the season against a Dinamo Flitwick side who are still 100% on the road this season and just down the road at Moggerhanger Playing Fields, hosts Moggerhanger United after three straight away wins wlll look for win number four on the bounce when called upon by Clapham Sports.

The final action due at Sandye Place Academy, the venue at which Mid Beds Tigers with be playing hosts to Atletico Europa.

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