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Sunday 08th September 2013
Lidlington United Sports take up top spot in the league table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Lidlington United Sports now lead the way at the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following their 2-1 home win over Shefford Town & Campton. Alex Burrows and Nicky Barton netting the all important goals against a lone reply from Michael Jones. Whilst up into second spot are Wilstead who ran out 5-4 winners at Pavenham. Jack Wiggs with a brace plus goals from Paul Jones, Stuart Robson and Tom Guiney doing the damage against home replies via James Owen twice plus David Netherway and Darren Payne.
Sitting in third spot with the divisions only 100% record from their two outings are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who netted a 4-2 home win over Shillington. Lyndon Ingerson on target twice alongside Dean Dummett and Nick Scott against visiting replies from Ryan Lewis and Alex Toye.
Also still unbeaten this term are fourth place Renhold United and fifth place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH who shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw, Arran Wright, Mark Smith and Robbie Alder on the scoresheet for the home side against United replies from Tom Foyle, Dean Warren and Serge Kadji.
However, the biggest winners of the day were Marston Shelton Rovers. 10-0 home victors over Sharnbrook, Jamie Cerminara leading the way with a hat-trick, Keith Thomas netting twice to go with single strikes from Mark Champkin, Bradley Cotton, Dean Reid, Lewis Cerminara and Lee Dudley.
Meantime, Caldecote claimed their first win of the season when a strike from Ricky Aris in the 40th minute was enough to see them secure all three points with a 1-0 home win over Wootton Blue Cross. Whilst in the history making first ever Bedfordshire County League game on a 3G surface, Flitwick Town with a brace of goals from Liam Keane were 2-0 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden.
Leading the way at the head of the division one league table at the end of week two are Eastcotts AFC, goals from Ciaran Alexander, Josh Geary, Sean McFarland and Kieran Day giving them a 4-0 home win over Caldecote Reserves to edge the top spot on goal difference from Elstow Abbey who enjoyed a 3-1 home victory over Marabese Ceramics. John Voought giving the visiting Tilermen a 10th minute lead until Bruno Dos Santos Gracias levelled matters 10 minutes from the break before a brace in the 72nd and 84th minutes from Myles Ferraro took the Abbey to victory.
However, the biggest winners of the day were Sandy with a 5-0 away win at Bromham United to move up into third spot. Paul Chamberlain netting twice alongside single strikes from Ryan Burgess, Phil Beall and Tom Burton.
Sandy being just one of four clubs to gain the maximum points on the road, for Sundon Park Rangers with two goals from Nicky Buttigieg and strikes from Sam Kehinde and Matt Conway it was a 4-0 win at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Whilst Woburn Lions roared to a 4-1 victory at Brickhill Tigers, Antony Kostlw with a hat-trick plus Martin Holland doing the damage against a lone Tigers reply via Matt Heraghty.
Yet for AFC Turvey things were much tougher as they required a 90th minute winner from Harry Ellis to prevail 3-2 victors at Bedford Sports Athletic, earlier in the day Asa Mead and Ashlee Banton had netted for the home side against Turvey replies via an own goal and Martin Hall.
Whilst life in division one for Goldington begun with a 3-0 home win over Luton Boys Seniors. Sheldon Washington, Damion Quigley and Simon Wade all on the scoresheet.
For Division Two sides it was the opening day of the season where the biggest victors were AFC Harlington who enjoyed a 5-0 home win over Stopsley Park. Stephen Garner netting twice to go alongside an own goal plus strikes from James Bennett and Alex Barnwell. Whilst just a goal behind them were Cranfield United, 4-2 home winners over Riseley Sports thanks to a hat-trick from Steve Mullen and a strike from Peter Barnes.
Also winning on home soil were both Potton Town and Queens Park Crescents, Town with goals from James Pyman, Chris Cooper and Brad Smith against a lone reply from Matty Chewers, 3-1 winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Whilst a hat-trick from Ayaz Hussain gave the Crescents a likewise scoreline victory over Co-Op Sports whose reply came via Ashley Gardener.
Bucking the trend and the days lone away winners were Potton United Reserves who ran out 2-1 winners at Renhold United Reserves. Josh Everitt-Watson netting both goals, the second one from the penalty spot aganst a United reply from Justin Patterson.
It was also day one of the season in division three and one Bedford Panthers won't forget as they ran out 14-1 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, Aaron Perrett on target five times, Tom Wade four times plus single strikes from Michael Bailey, Gary Philipson, Libero Battezzato, Matt Fallon and Giuseppe Lamberti.
In a day of 100% home wins, next best were Wilstead Reserves who beat Clifton Reserves 4-2. Liam Fenton and Adam Budek both netting twice against replies via Sam West and Mason Bambridge. Whilst life in the league for AFC Bush begun with a 3-0 defeat at Meltis Albion. Sylvester Mulenga, Alex Clipston and Kieran Walsh netting the goals to do the damage.
Elsewhere in the battles of the promoted sides, it was a 3-1 win for Kempston Athletic over Elstow Abbey Reserves. Gary Whitbread, Mark Nicholson and James Maxwell seeing their goals only replied to by Sean Hendry. Whilst the second game went the way of Kempston Con Club Sports 2-0 over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves thanks to strikes from Paul Welling and Vincent Clark.
Day one action in division four saw Sandy Reserves the biggest winners in romping to a 9-0 home win over Bedford Park Rangers. Chris Gregory with a hat-trick supported by braces from Andy Barker and Max O'Keefe alongside single strikes for Nicky Albone and Toren Purser.
Life in the league for FC Houghton begun with a 5-2 home win over Caldecote A, Lawrence Taylor netting twice to go with an own goal plus goals from Paul Taylor and Franklin Fevrier against replies from Gary Allum and Jordan Butcher.
Alas it was defeats for the other two league newcomers, Mid Beds Tigers despite two goals from Lucas Craig being beaten 3-2 at home by Meltis Albion Reserves for whom Padraic Walsh, Adam Cranny and Josh St Claire Pierre netted. Whilst Clapham Sports went down 3-0 at Wootton Village, Adam Flynn with a brace plus Valiant Mudokwani doing the damage.
Elsewhere, the bragging rights in Town belong to Dinamo Flitwick who overcome Flitwick Town Reserves 4-2. Jamie Burton, Neil Hannam, Dean Myers and Andy Gray outscoring Town replies from Rich Fossey and Lewis Griffiths.
Meanwhile, Shefford Town & Campton A begun the season with a 3-2 home win over Cranfield United Reserves. Shaun Jenkins, Wayne Haxton and Jake Hills seeing their goals only replied to by Philip Distin and Liam Chapman.
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It was all plain sailing for Clifton as they claimed an 8-1 victory at Moggerhanger United. Barrie Hallybone and Gareth Boness both netting twice alongside goals for Neil Ellis, Jerry Wiseman, Lee Marshall and Tony Norman. The lone reply coming from a James Gauge penalty.
Preview for Saturday 14th September 2013
Action in the top flight Premier Division supported by Sportsform section will see league leaders Lidlington United Sports hit the road for a Pavenham Playing Fields outing against their Pavenham hosts who will be looking for their first victory of the season, whilst second place Wilstead will be in home Jubilee Playing Fields action against second from bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden.
For the divisions still only 100% side AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College, its a short trip down the road to Weston Park to take on Wootton Blue Cross. Also hitting the road hoping to retain their seasons unbeaten ways will be AFC Oakley Sports M&DH when they journey to Lodge Road to take on bottom of the table Sharnbrook. Plus also looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the campaign will be Renhold United who entertain Flitwick Town at their Playing Field headquarters.
Other action takes Marston Shelton Rovers on the road to Rectory Road to face hosts Shefford Town & Campton and at Greenfields, Shillington play hosts to Caldecote.
For the top two sides in division one, it's tough looking games on the road. Leaders Eastcotts AFC heading to Ickleford Recreation Ground to face Marabese Ceramics and second place Elstow Abbey on the road to Bedford Road Recreation Ground and a meeting with still unbeaten and third place Sandy.
For Woburn Lions, its home Crawley Road action against Shefford Town & Campton Reserves and at Harvey Close, the visitors to face hosts Caldecote Reserves are Goldington. Whilst after a seasons absence, football returns to Stonefields where AFC Turvey will be playing hosts to Brickhill Tigers.
The other two games in this division coming in Luton. At Chaul End Lane, Luton Boys Seniors receive a visit from Henlow and in Stockwood Park, Sundon Park Rangers play hosts to Bromham United.
After last weeks opening day win that took them to the top of the table, AFC Harlington are likely to find life a little tougher this week when the visitors to their New Grounds base are Potton United Reserves. Yet perhaps fancying their chances of a win on the road will be Cranfield United when they journey to The Luton Regional Centre to face Stopsley Park and Potton Town who head for a King George VI Playing Field outing against Kings AFC.
Other action in this division takes Queens Park Crescents on the road to Hillgrounds to be hosted by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves and Renhold United Reserves making the short journey for some local derby action against AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves. Whilst the final game sees Clifton open their season with a visit to Solway Road to take on Co-Op Sports.
After their big win on the opening day of the season Bedford Panthers commence life on the road in division three this season with a visit to The Warren to take on Elstow Abbey Reserves. Whilst Im sure Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves will feel more at home on The Green when visited by Stevington for whom it will be the start of their 2013-14 campaign.
Also having their first game of the season will be Kempston Hammers Sports at their Cutler Hammer base when they host the visiting Wilstead Reserves and hoping to net a win in their first ever home game will be AFC Bush when they take on Kempston Athletic at Hillgrounds.
Other action comes at Whiston Crescent where Clifton Reserves play hosts to Kempston Con Club Sports plus at their Playing Field headquarters, Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves entertain Meltis Albion.
After their opening day win, Division Four Sandy Reserves make the short journey this weekend to Harvey Close to face Caldecote A. Whilst FC Houghton hit the road for Crawley Road and an outing against Cranfield United Reserves.
It's a big welcome back to the local football scene for Moggerhanger United who will be hitting the road to Miller Road to face Meltis Albion Reserves and also a first ever game for Athletico Europa who head for a Redborne School 3G pitch outing against Flitwick Town Reserves.
Over at Mowsbury Park, Bedford Park Rangers will be taking on Mid Beds Tigers, whilst another league newcomer hitting the road will be Clapham Sports who head for a Hinksley Road outing against Dinamo Flitwick. The final game in this division being at Wootton Playing Fields where hosts Wootton Village receive a visit from Shefford Town & Campton A as both sides look to continue their winning ways.