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Sunday 27th April 2014
AFC Oakley Sports M&DH and AFC Turvey claim league titles
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley Sports M&DH duly claimed their first ever top flight league title with a point from their 1-1 home draw with Wootton Blue Cross to finish the season two points clear of AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who at the same time were also drawing 1-1 at home against Ickwell & Old Warden.
Oakley having seen Blue Cross goalkeeper Steve Templeman save a fifth minute penalty from Andy Richens did eventually take the lead via the penalty spot in the first minute of the second half when Mark Smith on this occasion sent Templeman the wrong way until on the hour mark Phil Matthews levelled matters to set up a grandstand finish. However, having started the day with an 18 goal better goal difference they knew a point would suffice to land the title and they never really looked in danger of relinquishing their hold on the contest.
Over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College quickly found themselves behind when Lee Threadgold netted for Ickwell in the fifth minute and with them kicking off 30 minutes later than Oakley their championship hopes were long gone before Paul Garrett levelled the scoreline just five minutes from time.
Finishing the season in third spot are Shillington who with a 3-1 home win over Wilstead ensured they would leap above their visitors on goal difference in the final standings. Chris Littlejohn, Ryan Lewis and Liam Beaumont on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Adam Budek.
Elsewhere, Lidlington United Sports are now without a win from their last nine starts after being beaten 3-2 at home by Sharnbrook who now know they will not finish the season on the bottom of the league table. Chris Roberts and Kieran Wills on target for the home side against replies from Matty Kent, Shaun Barnett and a 90th minute winner from Matt Atherton.
Also enjoying life on the road were Marston Shelton Rovers with a 3-2 victory at Flitwick Town. Jamie Cerminara netting twice and Jim Burraway once against Town replies via Daniel Stafford and Callum Jones.
With Eastcotts AFC beaten at home for the first time this season by Marabese Ceramics the 2013-14 season Division One champions are AFC Turvey who ran out 8-0 home winners over Bedford Sports Athletic. Courtney Boughton leading the way with a hat-trick, Chris Winton netting a brace including one from the penalty spot to be supported by single goals from Laurence Bentham, Daniel Wilsher and Daniel Bailey.
Eastcotts AFC meantime were beaten 5-2 by Marabese Ceramics who in winning their fourth game on the bounce now know they will finish the season in third spot. John Vooght netting four times and Aaron Cascella once against home replies from a Kaylen Wilson penalty and Travis Joseph.
Elsewhere, Sandy's hopes of a top three finish were to disappear when their five game unbeaten run was ended with a 4-2 home defeat by a Henlow side winning for the first time in five starts. Keith Milburn netting twice to go alongside an own goal plus a strike from James Campbell against home replies via a Johnnie Stratford penalty and Matthew Brown.
Meantime, Sundon Park Rangers concluded their league campaign with a 7-0 win at bottom of the table Bromham United. Matt Conway with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Jordan Holmes, Kane Griffin, Aidan Dawson, Ravi Jessani and Brian Fraser.
Also ending their season on a winning note were Shefford Town & Campton Reserves with a 2-1 victory at Brickhill Tigers. Jordan Robbens and Scott Fruscante their marksmen against a lone James Field reply.
By taking their winning ways on the road up to eight games with a 4-2 victory at Clifton, current league leaders AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves now know they will at least finish the season in either of the top two spots and play division one football next season. Jordan Wright netting twice alongside John Hislop and Jimmy Grandidge against a home brace in reply from Josh Plumb.
Now up into second spot are Cranfield United who recorded away win number seven on the bounce with a 6-1 victory at AFC Harlington. Jordan Appleton leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a brace from David Adderson and a single strike from James Armstrong against a lone home reply via Johnny Murray.
Slipping down in third spot were Queens Park Crescents after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Kings AFC who were extending their unbeaten home ways up to seven games. Shahinur Rahman and Ayaz Hussain netting for the Crescents against a home brace in reply from Chris Greene.
Elsewhere there were away wins for both Co-op Sports and Great Barford. The Co-op after losing their last four away games had goals to thank from Kris Fox, Andy Randell, Tom Miller and Craig Ferris for their 4-1 victory at bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves for whom Dean Hains replied. Whilst Great Barford won 5-0 at second from bottom of the table Riseley Sports. Jamie Brown with a brace being supported by strikes from Gary Canzano, Owen Layton and Nick Payne to bring up the nap hand.
Having been crowned league champions last weekend Meltis Albion were this week defeated for just the third time this season when beaten 4-3 at Kempston Con Club Sports. Vincent Clark with a hat-trick plus Clayton Lawrence on the home scoresheet against Albion replies from Daniel Smith, Luke Pell and Asa Garlick. Whilst Stevington ensured they would collect the seasons silver medals by winning 3-1 at Kempston Hammers Sports. Tristan Clark netting twice and Jordan McMullen once against a lone Hammers reply from Dan Havil.
Claiming third spot are Westoning who with two goals from Glenn Cooksley and single strikes from Shaun Cooksley and Thomas Cooksley ran out 4-0 home winners over Clifton Reserves. Whilst barring a large win for Elstow Abbey Reserves in their last game, fourth spot will be taken up by Bedford Panthers who won 6-4 at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves to end the home sides three game winning run. Simon Wade and Aaron Perrett both netting twice alongside Jordan Kumar and Gary Philipson for the Panthers against home replies via Marko Tobozic, Matthew Bruney, Sheldon Washington and Milo Plaiter.
For bottom of the table AFC Bush it was away defeat number 11 on the bounce when beaten 4-3 at Wilstead Reserves.Robert Tanner, Simon Jenkins, Ryan Davenport and Carl Harris on the home scoresheet against Bush replies via Alex Giscombe, Jamie Underwood and Paul Raymond.
Whilst for Kempston Athletic it was a share of the spoils in a 2-2 home draw with Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. James Maxwell netting twice for the Athletic against Rovers replies from Aaron Franks and Carl Borromeo.
The biggest win of the day belonged to third place Clapham Sports who ended their season by extending their home unbeaten ways up to nine games with an 11-0 win over Cranfield United Reserves. Dan Harte netting four times alongside braces from Johnny Umney and Liam Bolton plus single strikes for Neil Alexis, Luke Stone and Bradley Winton.
Just one goal behind them were fourth place Wootton Village who won 10-0 at bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A. Kieron Mulkerrins and Sahil Hamza both netting braces to go alongside an own goal plus strikes from Adam Flynn, Aidan Medhurst, Vailant Mudokwani, Tinashe Chibanda and Hayden Johnson.
Elsewhere, the season's silver medallists FC Houghton ensured they would remain unbeaten on home turf all season with a 5-0 win over Bedford Park Rangers. Paul Taylor netting three times and Lawrence Taylor twice to bring up the nap hand. Whilst Moggerhanger United finished their season on a winning note with a 3-1 home victory over Sandy Reserves. Dean Hill, Luke Rudd and Paul Beith on the United scoresheet against a lone reply from Andy Barker.
Fixtures still to come Season 2013-14.
Monday 28th April 2014.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform. Sharnbrook v Marston Shelton Rovers. 6.15pm
Division Two. Co-op Sports v Queens Park Crescents. 6.15pm
Division Three. Kempston Athletic v AFC Bush. 6.15pm
Division Four. Cranfield United Reserves v Bedford Park Rangers.7.30pm
Wednesday 30th April 2014
Premier Division supported by Sportsform.
Lidlington United Sports v Ickwell & Old Warden. 6.15pm
Shillington v Sharnbrook.7.30pm
Wootton Blue Cross v Flitwick Town. 7.30pm
AFC Turvey v Marabese Ceramics. 6.15pm
Brickhill Tigers v Sandy. 6.15pm
Great Barford v Clifton. 6.15pm
Kings AFC v Cranfield United. 6.15pm
Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves v Kempston Hammers Sports. 6.15pm
Meltis Albion v Stevington.6.15pm
Friday 2nd May 2014
Centenary Cup Final. Henlow v Sundon Park Rangers at Potton United FC . 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd May 2014
Jubilee Cup Final. Great Barford v Queens Park Crescents. Biggleswade United FC. 3pm
Clifton v Cranfield United. 2.30pm
Potton Town v Co-op Sports.2.30pm
Elstow Abbey Reserves v Kempston Hammers Sports.2.30pm
Shefford Town & Campton A v FC Houghton.2.30pm
Monday 5th May 2014
Watson Shield Final. Meltis Abion v Stevington. Cranfield United FC.2pm.
Division Two. AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves v Co-op Sports. 6.15pm
Britannia Cup Final. Wilstead v Shefford Town & Campton AFC Kempston Rovers. 6.30pm. Please note with Wootton Blue Cross now giving notice that they are to appeal to the Beds FA regarding the Semi-Final tie this game could well be postponed. Please watch for news on www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk during the week.
Wednesday 7th May 2014
Division One. Henlow v Brickhill Tigers.6.15pm
Division Two. AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves v Great Barford.6.15pm
Biggleswade KO Cup Final. Langford Reserves v Caldecote. Biggleswade United FC 7.45pm