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Sunday 08th December 2013
Sundon Park Rangers take over the leadership of Division One league table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
There is no change at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following wins for the leading three clubs. For league leaders Shillington it was an extension of their unbeaten ways up to 11 games with a 2-0 away win at Shefford Town & Campton where Steve Moules and Adrian Fontenelle netted the vital goals. Whilst second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College retained their seasons 100% home ways with a 2-1 victory over bottom of the table Sharnbrook, Danny Pilgrim netting both goals against a lone reply from Harry Atherton.
Meantime, third place Lidlington United Sports won 3-1 at Marston Shelton Rovers to end the Rovers unbeaten home record for the season, Alex Burrows with a brace plus a James Snowden penalty only being replied to by Jason Simons for The Rovers.
There was also an end to fourth place Wilstead's unbeaten run of seven games as Wootton Blue Cross claimed their first away win of the season with a 3-2 victory. Phil Matthews, Carl Ibbotson and Mark Garrett seeing their goals only replied to by a brace from Paul Jones. Whilst Caldecote's three game winning home run was ended when they were beaten 4-0 by Renhold United for whom Kegan Roberts scored twice alongside single strikes from Johnny Richens and Mark Reed.
This defeat sending Caldecote back into the relegation zone after Pavenham climbed above them following their 3-2 away win at Flitwick Town, James Owen netting twice and Tom Ellis once against home replies via Dan Stafford and Will Scutt.
The game between AFC Oakley M&DH and Ickwell & Old Warden being postponed after the visitors failed to raise a side to travel.
We have new league leaders in division one in the shape of Sundon Park Rangers after they maintained their seasons 100% home ways with a 3-0 win over Bedford Sports Athletic thanks to a brace from Sam Kehinde and a strike from Matt Conway as Goldington fell to a 3-2 home defeat against bottom of the table Bromham United who were winning their first game of the season. Jahrome Mullings, Rob Bryne and Paul Hubbard on the United scoresheet against home replies from a Sheldon Washington penalty and Glen Tumulty.
For third place AFC Turvey who have games in hand on both of the top two sides it was a 1-0 away win at Marabese Ceramics thanks to a goal from Mark Allen. Whilst now up into fourth slot are Eastcotts AFC who retained their seasons unbeaten home ways when a goal from Michael Sexton was enough to give them a 1-0 win over Elstow Abbey.
Sandy losing out on that fourth place after they were held to a 3-3 home draw by Woburn Lions. Ryan Gregory with a brace plus Jonnie Stratford on the home scoresheet against Lions replies from Alex Mortlock, Dan Mclaren and Antony Kostiw.
Elsewhere, Henlow took their winning ways up to four games with a 4-0 home win over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Mark McMillen, Keith Milburn, Russell Ayles plus a Joe Spence penalty doing the damage. Whilst Luton Boys Seniors are now without a win in their eight outings after being defeated 1-0 at home by Brickhill Tigers for whom Andy Haylock netted the goal.
Kings AFC kept themselves in touch with the leading pack at the head of the league table with a 3-0 home win over second from bottom of the table Riseley Sports. Will Finch with a brace plus Owen Tuffin netting the goals. Whilst bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves were beaten 10-1 at home by Cranfield United. David Adderson and Phil Kempsell both netting four times alongside Liam Whitmee-Craig and James Armstrong against a lone United reply from Sajan Khinda.
Stevington missed their chance to draw level on points at the head of the division three league table with Meltis Albion when they were held to a 0-0 draw at Kempston Con Club Sports. Whilst third place Westoning were beaten 4-3 at home by fourth place Kempston Athletic for whom Mo Banda netted twice alongside Adam Moloney and Gary Whitbread to retain Athletic's seasons unbeaten ways against home replies via Tom Cooksley, Nick Shirley plus an own goal.
Elsewhere, bottom of the table Clifton Reserves ended a run of nine consecutive defeats by sharing the spoils in a 2-2 home draw with Bedford Panthers. Gavin Ratford and Andy Harvey on the home scoresheet against replies from Craig Ford and Aaron Perrett.
Meantime having lost their last two home outings Elstow Abbey Reserves returned to winning ways with a 7-2 victory over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Aiden Powell netting five times alongside single strikes from Steve Capener and Tom Beattie. Whilst Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves following three straight home defeats were 8-0 victors over AFC Bush. James Westwood with a hat-trick plus a brace from Joe Rowley being supported by single goals for Jordan Wells, Dan Jones and Malcolm Marimirola.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Third Round
The top scoring game of the day came at Hillgrounds where AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves ran out 8-5 home winners over AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves.Paul Garrett with a hat-trick and Jesse Sidhu with a brace being supported by single strikes from Ashley Phelan, John Shittu and Humbento Ybonazo for The Town against replies via a brace for both Jimmy Grandidge and Kieran Souter plus a single strike from Martin Danbrega.
Also winning by a three goal margin were Co-op Sports with a 3-0 home win over Clifton. Robbie Cusack, Luke Dolan and Tom Furr netting the vital goals. Whilst Potton Town with goals from James Day, Chris Cooper and Tom Pyman were 3-1 home winners over Meltis Albion Reserves for whom Daniel Taylor replied.
Meltis Albion 1st eleven also made their cup exit when beaten in a penalty shoot-out at home against Queens Park Crescents after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 1-1. Alex Clipston on the home scoresheet against a reply from Ayaz Hussain.
Also into the next round are Great Barford who netted a 2-1 home win over Luton District & South Beds League side FU Four thanks to goals from Ben Stock and David Mulvhill.
However, it was the end of the road for Wilstead Reserves who had just a Jamie Daniels goal to show for their 2-1 defeat at Luton District & South Beds League FC Polonia and also going out to Luton District & South Beds League opposition were Wootton Village who despite a goal from Valiant Mudokwani were beaten 4-1 at FNE Rangers. Whilst Kempston Hammers Sports were beaten 3-1 at North Bucks League Southcott Village RA, David Gilbert netting the Hammers goal.
FC Houghton's lead at the head of the division four league table is now up to five points following their 4-2 victory at Moggerhanger United. Lawrence Taylor with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Paul Taylor and Craig McCann against United replies via a Dean Hill penalty and George Tyrer.
The big Sandy derby was to fall the way of visitors with Sandy Reserves winning 5-3 at Mid Beds Tigers. Nicky Albone with a hat-trick plus goals from Scott Dora and Toren Purser bringing up the nap hand against Tigers replies via Jay Smith, Lee Crouch and Cameron Hall.
There were also away wins for Dinamo Flitwick and Atletico Europa. Dinamo with goals from Ed Hawkes, Mark Channing and Scott Hannam winning 3-1 at Cranfield United Reserves for whom Lewis Brook replied. Whilst Atletico with a likewise 3-1 victory sent Shefford Town & Campton A to their fifth consecutive defeat. Gary Townsend netting twice and Raiqwan Joseph once against a Town reply via Pete Saunders.
Elsewhere, Caldecote A ended a five game losing run with a 3-2 home victory over bottom of the table Flitwick Town Reserves who have now lost their own last five games. Ryan Ambrose, Ben Barker and Liam Brady Peel on the home scoresheet against Town replies from Kevin Higby and Mark Bartlett.
Meantime, Bedford Park Rangers three game winning run was halted after they shared the spoils in a 1-1 home draw with Clapham Sports. Ben Howard netting for the Rangers and Sanjeev Singh for the Sportsmen.
Preview for Saturday 14th December 2013
The main spotlight for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs this weekend falls upon the quarter-final ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. At Hurst Grove where hosts Lidlington United Sports have been beaten just the once this season the visitors are near neighbours Wootton Blue Cross who in having only won once on the road all season will perhaps start the day the outsiders to make it into the hat for the semi-final draw.
For Shillington at their Greenfield's base the visitors are the high flying South Midlands League Bedford FC, thus the Shills despite being still unbeaten on home turf this season will have to be at their very best to progress to the last four stage.
The fourth Bedfordshire County League club in action will be Sharnbrook who travel to Beverley Road to face South Midlands League 61 FC Luton and like Shillington they will have to be at their very best if they are to join either Lidlington United Sports or Wootton Blue Cross in that semi-final draw hat.
With all this Trophy action taking place it gives AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College a chance to regain the leadership of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table should they gain a point or better from their visit to Pavenham. Whilst fourth place Wilstead will be looking to return to winning ways when they are visited at their Jubilee Playing Field headquarters by AFC Oakley Sports M&DH.
Other action comes at Harvey Close where second from bottom of the table Caldecote are visited by a Flitwick Town side who have failed to win any of their last five outings and just down the road on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden will be defending their seasons unbeaten home ways when visited by a Shefford Town & Campton side who come in search of their third away win on the bounce.
For the new division one league leaders Sundon Park Rangers its a trip to Crawley Road in search of just their second away win of the season against the hosting Woburn Lions who will enter the contest looking for the first league win in seven outings. Whilst second place Goldington also hit the road in the direction of the Warren to defend their seasons unbeaten away record against Elstow Abbey.
However for third place AFC Turvey its defence of their seasons unbeaten home ways at Stonefields against a Sandy side that has been beaten just once on the road this season. Whilst fourth place Eastcotts AFC will likewise be defending their own seasons unbeaten home record when visited at their Weston Park base by Brickhill Tigers.
Over at Grange Road, Bedford Sports Athletic will be looking to extend their unbeaten home ways up to six games when called upon by Marabese Ceramics and at their Playing Field headquarters, bottom of the table Bromham United face no easy task in chalking up their first home win of the season as the visitors are a Henlow side now on a four game winning run.
The final action in this section coming at Rectory Road, the venue at which second from bottom of the table hosts Shefford Town & Campton Reserves now without a win in their last five outings take on a Luton Boys Seniors side who have failed to win any of their last eight outings to drop to just one place above the Town in the league standings.
With Division Two league leaders Potton Town sitting the afternoon out second place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves could move to within a single point of them at the head of the standings should they collect the full three points from their meeting at The Hollow against Potton United Reserves. Whilst third place Queens Park Crescents head to Fisher Close to take on Great Barford looking for their first away win in three starts to enhance their own promotion hopes.
Currently sitting in fourth spot are Clifton who having lost at Co-op Sports in the Beds Junior Cup last weekend now meet them again in league action at Whiston Crescent. Whilst sixth place Kings AFC head for a New Grounds outing against AFC Harlington.
Down at the other end of the league table, over at Renhold Playing Fields bottom of the table hosts Renhold United Reserves face a Riseley Sports side who are yet to win on the road this season and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves seek just their second away win of the season when they journey to Crawley Road to be hosted by Cranfield United.
In Division Three for league leaders Meltis Albion its defence of their seasons 100% home record at Miller Road when called upon by Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Whilst second place Stevington will also be in home action looking for their fourth home win on the bounce against bottom of the table Clifton Reserves who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Over at Cutler Hammer, fourth place Kempston Athletic having won at third place Westoning last weekend now face them at home in search of their fifth win on the bounce which would see the sides exchange places in the league standings and at Hillgrounds, second from bottom of the table AFC Bush are visited by an Elstow Abbey Reserves side who have won each of their last four trips away from The Warren.
Other Hillgrounds action over the hedge on the public sector sees hosts Kempston Con Club Sports look for their first win in six outings against the visiting Bedford Panthers who are now unbeaten in their own last five outings and at Marston Playing Fields, Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves seek just their third home win of the season when called upon by a Wilstead Reserves side who look to end a run of three consecutive defeats.
The clash of the day in division four comes at Moore Crescent where league leaders FC Houghton will be defending their seasons 100% home record against second place Meltis Albion Reserves who will hit the road to defend their own 100% seasons away record in hope of closing the gap at the head of the league standings to just two points.
For third place Wootton Village, its a trip to Steppingley Road to face fifth place Dinamo Flitwick and also hitting the road for Flitwick but to Redborne School will be fourth place Cranfield United Reserves to take on bottom of the table Flitwick Town Reserves.
Over at Harrowden Middle School, the visitors to face an Atletico Europa side looking for their first win in four outings are Mid Beds Tigers. Whilst at King George VI Playing Fields, sixth place Clapham Sports look for just their second home win of the season when called upon by a Caldecote A side who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Other action comes at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where Moggerhanger United having won their last four away games visit Sandy Reserves who themselves are now unbeaten in their last four starts and at Digswell Playing Fields, second from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A now on a five games losing run host Bedford Park Rangers who are now unbeaten in their last four starts.