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Sunday 01st December 2013
Cup joy for AFC Turvey, Bedford Sports Athletic, Elstow Abbey & Henlow
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
The new leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table are Shillington following their 2-1 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways and now unbeaten in their last 10 league starts. Christopher Slough and Ryan Lewis netting the vital goals against the Rovers reply from Aaron Franks. The Shills taking over the top spot from AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who were held to a 0-0 draw at third place Lidlington United Sports.
The divisions top scorers of the day were fourth place Wilstead who took their unbeaten ways up to seven games with a 5-3 home victory over Flitwick Town. Paul Jones with a brace plus an own goal and strikes from Liam Fenton and Jamie Daniels bringing up the nap hand against a hat-trick in reply from Town's Daniel Stafford.
Down at the other end of the league table Sharnbrook remain on the bottom spot and without an away win this season after losing 4-1 at Shefford Town & Campton. Andrew Hayday and Michael Jones both scoring twice against a lone reply via Matt Kemp. Whilst Caldecote at the expense of the non-playing Pavenham lifted themselves out of the relegation zone with a 3-2 home victory over Ickwell & Old Warden. Behind to a goal from Andrew Vallom in the third minute, they were level via Sam Welbury in the 15th minute and ahead on the hour mark with a strike from Jack Boyd then going 3-1 up 15 minutes from time after Ricky Aris struck before Dean Hamilton netted for the visitors two minutes from time.
Elsewhere, Wootton Blue Cross claimed their first victory for five outings with a 1-0 home win over AFC Oakley Sports M&DH thanks to a goal from Phil Matthews.
Bedfordshire Intermediate Cup Third Round
There was joy for four Bedfordshire County Football League clubs as they progressed into the quarter-final of this seasons competition. For AFC Turvey, it was a 5-0 home win over South Midlands League Stotfold Reserves. Courtney Boughton with a brace plus strikes from Andrew Wren and Harry Ellis plus a Lawrence Bentham penalty bringing up the nap hand. Whilst Elstow Abbey saw off Suburban League Barton Rovers Reserves in a penalty shoot-out at The Warren after the sides were deadlocked at 3-3 following 90 minutes play. Sam Donadio with a brace and Junior Ivy putting the Abbey 3-1 ahead before the Rovers struck in the 88th and 94th minute to take the tie to a shoot-out. During which Myles Ferraro, Jason Harrison, Junior Ivy, Robert Mirto, Celso Ferraz, Sam Donadio and Raoul Limoan all scored to take the shoot-out 7-6 but perhaps the real hero was goalkeeper John Cole who saved three of The Rovers penalties.
In the two all Bedfordshire County Football League clashes there were wins for Bedford Sports Athletic and Henlow. Athletic running out 3-1 home winners over current division one league leaders Goldington. It was the visitors who struck first via Damion Quigley in the seventh minute but within a space of three minutes the home side were 2-1 ahead after Andrew Latimer had struck twice and their victory sealed in the 67th minute with a goal from Ashlee Banton.
Meantime over at Crawley Road, Henlow won by the same 3-1 scoreline. George Kiely with a brace plus James Campbell on the scoresheet against a lone home reply from Martin Holland.
Alas for Bromham United it was a 4-3 penalty shoot-out defeat at South Midlands League Crawley Green Reserves after the sides were deadlocked at 2-2 after 90 minutes thanks to a brace of goals from United's Rob Byrne.
Sundon Park Rangers are now just goal difference behind Goldington at the head of the division one league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 2-1 victory over Marabese Ceramics who were losing for the first time in eight starts. Matt Conway and Kane Griffith on the home scoresheet against a reply from Brad Voought.
Luton Boys Seniors now find themselves without a win from their last seven starts after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Ali Mohlyaldeen on the home scoresheet and Ryan Dobson replying for the visitors.
Elsewhere, Eastcotts AFC took their unbeaten ways up to six games by sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw at Brickhill Tigers.
Potton Town's 100% home record and seasons unbeaten ways were ended when they were defeated 3-1 by a Great Barford side winning their first away win of the season. Gary Canzano, Nick Payne and a David Mulvhill penalty only being replied to once by Town's James Pyman.
All of which was good news for Potton United Reserves who having played a game less moved to within four points of them at the head of the league table after they netted a 5-1 home victory over Co-op Sports. Josh Everitt-Walton with a brace plus strikes from Steve Gibbons, Billy Albone and Kane Dempsey bringing up the nap hand against a lone reply from Charlie Cole.
For fourth place Queens Park Crescents it was a return to winning ways with a 4-2 home win over Cranfield United to end United's unbeaten away record for the season. Fabio Sattar and Ayaz Hussain both netting twice against United replies via a Phil Kempsell penalty and David Adderson.
Just a point behind in fifth spot are Clifton who ran out 4-1 winners at Riseley Sports. Tony Norman, Gareth Boness, Lee Marshall and Lee Austin all finding the back of the net against a lone reply from Greg Moska.
Also winning on the road were Kings AFC with a 3-1 victory at Renhold United Reserves, Chris Greene, Tyrone Kelly and Jason Attoe seeing their goals only replied to once by Ollie Housden.
Whilst at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves shared the spoils with AFC Harlington in a 4-4 draw. Andrew Sherratt with a hat-trick plus Ashley Phelan on the home scoresheet against a hat-trick from Scott Gadsden and a strike from Robert Malcolm in reply.
For the top two clubs it was a gift of three points after their opposition failed to raise a side to meet them. Kempston Hammers Sports failing to travel to meet league leaders Meltis Albion and Wilstead Reserves calling off their scheduled encounter at second place Stevington.
However, for third place Westoning it was a 4-1 home victory over AFC Bush. Glenn Robinson with a brace plus strikes from Nick Shirley and Samuel Roberts only being replied to once by Chris Moore. Whilst fourth place Kempston Athletic were also 4-1 home winners over Clifton Reserves thanks to a brace from James Maxwell and strikes from Gavin Matthews and Nicholas Ememe.
The top scorers of the day however were Elstow Abbey Reserves who made it four away wins on the bounce with a 9-0 victory at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Lee Rosborough with a hat-trick, Aiden Powell with a brace plus strikes from Steve Capener, Errol Cornell, Lewis Duffield and Joe Hubbard doing the damage.
Elsewhere, Bedford Panthers took their unbeaten ways up to four games with a 2-1 home win over Kempston Con Club thanks to goals from Simon Wade and Gary Philipson.
There is no change at the head of the division four league table following wins for the top three sides. League leaders FC Houghton retaining their seasons 100% home record with a 12-1 victory over Mid Beds Tigers. Lawrence Taylor and Mark Doran both netting four times, Valentino Ukeqbu twice plus Ashley Randall and Gary Rogers once against a lone reply from Tigers Lee Crouch.
For second place Meltis Albion Reserves it was a 6-2 victory at Clapham Sports. Josh St Clair Pierre and Keiran Walsh with braces supported by single strikes from Adam Cranny and Craig Damon to retain their sides 100% seasons ways against home replies via Nicholas Sepede and Liam Bolton. Whilst third place Wootton Village were 7-1 home winners over fourth place Cranfield United Reserves. Kudzan Madzivanyika and Sam Mulvaney netting twice alongside a penalty from Nick Burraway and strikes from Adam Flynn and Aiden Medhurst only being replied to once by United's Peter Kerr.
Meantime, there were wins on the road for both Moggerhanger United and Bedford Park Rangers. United claiming their fourth away win on the bounce with a 5-1 victory at Shefford Town & Campton A where George Tyrer netted twice and Liam Donovan, Luke Rudd and Chris Hartwell once against a home strike from Josh Angell. Whilst The Rangers were 5-1 victors at Flitwick Town Reserves, Tony Anyannu netting twice alongside single goals for William Pinney, Andrew Darnell and Laurence James.
Elsewhere, Sandy Reserves with a brace of goals from Nicky Albone shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Atletico Europa whose replies came via Mushtak Alom and Raiqwan Joseph plus Dinamo Flitwick after four consecutive league defeats ran out 3-1 home winners over Caldecote A who have now lost their last five games. Josh Pearson doing all the damage with a hat-trick against a lone reply from Ryan Ambrose.
Preview for Saturday 7th December 2013
Premier Division action this weekend takes the new league leaders Shillington on the short journey to Rectory Road to face Shefford Town & Campton where they will be looking to extend their unbeaten ways to 11 games. Whilst second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College look to retain their 100% perfect home record at Hillgrounds against bottom of the table Sharnbrook who caused a major shock just 14 days ago by beating them 3-1 at Lodge Road.
Over at Marston Playing Fields, there is a big local derby clash between hosts Marston Shelton Rovers who will be defending their seasons unbeaten home ways against Lidlington United Sports as well as looking for a seasons league double over their near neighbours. Whilst at Harvey Close, Caldecote will be seeking their fourth home win on the bounce when visited by a Renhold United side that beat them 3-2 just three weeks ago on their own Playing Field patch .
Other action comes at Oakley Playing Fields where AFC Oakley Sports M&DH will be looking to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting Ickwell & Old Warden who have lost on their last three trips away from The Green. Whilst at their Jubilee Playing Field base, Wilstead look to extend their unbeaten ways to eight games when called upon by a Wootton Blue Cross side that are yet to win on the road this season.
The final top flight action coming at Redborne School where hosts Flitwick Town look for just their third home win of the season against a Pavenham side who hit the road in search of just their second away victory of the season.
Division One action this weekend sees league leaders Goldington at home at their Alexander Sports Centre base against bottom of the table Bromham United who will make the short journey still looking for their first point/points of the season in this game number 10. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers will also enjoy home advantage when Bedford Sports Athletic call upon them at their Stockwood Park headquarters where the Rangers still hold down a seasons 100% perfect record.
However, perhaps the game of the day will come at Ickleford Playing Fields where Marabese Ceramics now unbeaten in their last four home starts are visited by third place AFC Turvey. Or even at Weston Park, the venue at which Eastcotts AFC look to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways against fellow promotion candidates Elstow Abbey.
Over at Groveside, its local derby action between Henlow and Shefford Town & Campton Reserves where the hosts look for their fourth league win on the bounce and at Chaul End Lane, Luton Boys Seniors face a Brickhill Tigers side who will be hitting the road in search of just their second away win of the season.
The final action in this division coming at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where hosts Sandy will be seeking revenge over a Woburn Lions side who knocked them out of the Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup at the same venue just five weeks ago.
The lower division action is headed by the ties in the third round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup. These ties include two all Bedfordshire County Football League division two clashes, at Hillgrounds on the 3G surface the visitors to face AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves are AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves who you would perhaps favour to progress into the next round. Whilst at Solway Road North, Co-op Sports host Clifton where again it will be the visitors who will start favourites to make it into the hat for the fourth round draw.
However it will be a major shock if at Mill Lane second division high flyers Potton Town fail to progress at the expense of division four visitors Meltis Albion Reserves but at Miller Road you would give third division Meltis Albion more than an even chance of a spot of giant-killing over division two visitors Queens Park Crescents.
For three other sides it's opposition from the Luton District & South Beds League, Great Barford playing hosts to LU Four. Whilst Wilstead Reserves hit the road to face FC Polonia and Wootton Village journey to be hosted by FNE Rangers.
The final tie taking Kempston Hammers Sports on the road for a meeting with North Bucks League Southcott Village RA.
With all this cup action the division two league action is down to just two games. At Renhold Playing Fields, Renhold United Reserves will be playing hosts to Cranfield United. Whilst Riseley Reserves travel to King George VI Playing Fields looking for their first away win of the season against the hosting Kings AFC.
In Division Three the action is down to a programme of just four games, the top game coming at Greenfield Road where with a maximum three point haul hosts Westoning would climb up to second place in the league standings but it will not be easy as the visitors are fourth place Kempston Athletic who still remain unbeaten on the road this season.
Down at the other end of the league table, basement side Clifton Reserves at their Whiston Crescent base look to end a run of nine consecutive defeats when visited by a Bedford Panthers side who come in search of their third away win on the bounce. Whilst on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves now without a win from their last five starts play hosts to AFC Bush who will hit the road still looking for their first away point/points of the season.
The other action comes at The Warren where Elstow Abbey Reserves look to end a sequence of two straight home defeats against the visiting Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.
In Division Four, league leaders FC Houghton will be hitting the road for a Moggerhanger Playing Fields outing against a Moggerhanger United side that has won just the once on home soil this season. Whilst at Crawley Road, Cranfield United Reserves seek out their third home win on the bounce against the visiting Dinamo Flitwick.
Over at Sandye Place Academy its local derby action between hosts Mid Beds Tigers and a Sandy Reserves side that is yet to win on the road this season. Whilst at Harvey Close, second from bottom of the table Caldecote A now on a five game losing run host basement side Flitwick Town Reserves who hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Other action coming at Blunham Playing Fields where hosts Bedford Park Rangers look for league win number four on the bounce against the visiting Clapham Sports who have won their last two away outings and at Digswell Playing Fields, Shefford Town & Campton A now on a four games losing run entertain an Atletico Europa side who likewise have failed to win any of their last four league outings.