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Sunday 15th September 2013
Shillington claim the days only top flight home win.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Lidlington United Sports retained their leadership of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after a lone goal from Daniel Bullen was enough to secure all three points in a 1-0 victory at Pavenham. Whilst now just a point behind them and having played a game less are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who emerged 3-2 winners at Wootton Blue Cross. Lyndon Ingerson, Danny Pilgrim and Aaron Chaplin netting the vital goals against home replies from Danny Butler and Mark Garratt.

In third spot are AFC Oakley Sports M&DH, they sent Sharnbrook to their third successive defeat and the bottom of the league at Lodge Road by winning 3-1. Mark Smith netting twice which included a penalty plus Matthew Atherton on the scoresheet for the victors against a home reply from Tommy Chapman.

Leading a cluster of three clubs on six points in fourth spot are now Marston Shelton Rovers who won 5-2 at Shefford Town & Campton. It was the home side who enjoyed the early spoils as strikes from Michael Jones after 18 and 27 minutes raced them 2-0 ahead before it was game back on after Jamie Cerminara netted from the penalty spot five minutes from the break. The second half was just a minute old when Lee Dudley levelled matters and at the hour mark when James Burraway shot the Rovers in front for the first time, a lead which was to increase in the closing 12 minutes as Cerminara completed his hat-trick. Town's afternoon of woe complete when defender Neil Smith was red carded just after the Rovers fifth goal.

Fifth place is now held down by Flitwick Town who won 4-2 at Renhold United. 3-0 ahead at the break with a brace from Dan Stafford and a strike from Ed Wilcock, they needed to be thankful to goalkeeper Peter Hyde saving a second half-penalty and Stafford striking again to complete his hat-trick as the home side responded with goals from Aran Hazelwood and Ollie Housden.

Also enjoying life on the road were Ickwell & Old Warden who claimed their first win of the season 7-1 at Wilstead who despite the heavy defeat still hold down sixth place in the league table. Lee Threadgold on target four times alongside strikes from Andrew Vallom, Conor Green and Danny Fox against a lone home reply from Kevin Butler.

The lone home winners of the day were Shillington, but even they had to come from 1-0 down at the break to claim a 2-1 victory over Caldecote. Jack Boyd giving the visitors the lead before a second half brace from Steve Moules won the day.

Division One

Still leading the way at the head of the Division One league table are Eastcotts AFC who claimed their third win on the bounce with a 2-0 victory at Marabese Ceramics, Josh Geary from the penalty spot and Kieran Day netting the vital goals. Whilst now up into second spot are Sandy who won 3-1 at home against Elstow Abbey. Paul Chamberlain, Tom McGhee and Nathan Morris all finding the back of the net against a lone Abbey reply from Ed L' Erario.

Still 100% for the season having played a game less than the top two sides are third place Goldington who won 3-2 at Caldecote Reserves, Antony Plaiter netting twice and Sheldon Washington once against home replies from a Jordan Goodman penalty and Carl Heath.

Also still 100% for the season after their two outings and holding fifth place in the league standings are AFC Turvey who netted a 3-2 home win over Brickhill Tigers thanks to goals from Lawrence Bentham, Harry Ellis and Courtney Boughton.

The club lodged between Goldington and AFC Turvey in the league standings are Sundon Park Rangers who enjoyed a 2-1 home win over Bromham United. Brian Fraser and Matt Conway seeing their goals only replied to by Shane Canzano.

Elsewhere, it was the sharing of the spoils for Luton Boys Seniors and Henlow as they played out a 2-2 draw. Lee Bull and Nathan Prime on the home scoresheet against Henlow replies from Russel Ayles and James Campbell. Whilst Shefford Town & Campton Reserves chalked up their first victory of the season by winning 2-0 at Woburn Lions, Carl Bilcock and Sam Welton the goalscorers.

Division Two

Leading the way at the head of the Division Two league table are Queens Park Crescent, who despite a strike from Matty Phelan still emerged 2-1 winners at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Whilst holding down second spot are Potton United Reserves who won 2-0 at AFC Harlington thanks to goals from Jamie Fitzgibbon and Josh Everitt-Watson.

The biggest winners of the day were AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves who opened their season with a 6-2 home win over Renhold United Reserves. Daniel Lupton with a brace supported by goals from Luke Barnes, Tom Price, Kieran Souter and Jamie Carter against United replies from Justin Patterson and Jonathon Overdon.

Whilst Co-op Sports claimed their first win of the season with a 4-1 home victory over Clifton. Tom McMillan with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Rowan Markland against a lone reply from Tony Norman.

Elsewhere, it ended all square at 2-2 between Kings AFC and Potton Town. Owen Tuffin and Marcus Tomlin on the home scoresheet against Town replies from Tim Jarman and Paul Mijalski.

Division Three

Meltis Albion now top the table after running out 5-1 winners at Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.Sylvester Mulenga, Daniel Smith, Asa Garlick, Alex Clipston and Calum Stuart all on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Rovers Dean Clark.

In second spot and like the Albion still 100% for the season are Wilstead Reserves who thanks to a goal from Adam Budek won 1-0 at Kempston Hammers Sports. Whilst in third spot are Kempston Athletic despite being held to a 3-3 draw at AFC Bush. Paul Raymond, Salvatore Ventliqlia and Daniel Ellison netting for The Bush against Athletic replies via James Maxwell, Sean Betts and Gary Whitbread.

Perhaps the result of the day belonged to Elstow Abbey Reserves who emerged 2-1 home winners over Bedford Panthers. Sean Hendry giving The Abbey the lead on the half-hour mark which was cancelled out in the 69th minute by Panthers Aaran Perrett only for Hendry to immediately hit the Abbey winner.

There was also a narrow 4-3 home win for Clifton Reserves over Kempston Con Club Sports, Mason Bambridge netting twice alongside Sam West and Lee Austin for the victors against replies from Ryan Collis, Clayton Lawrence and Ben Sparkes.

The lone away win of the day in this division going to Stevington who won 3-1 at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Sam Nightingale, Ben Walsh and Aaron Fletcher netting the vital goals against a lone home reply from Malcolm Marmirola.

Division Four

Sitting on top of the Division Four league table are Wootton Village who ran out 4-2 home victors over Shefford Town & Campton A. Adam Flynn twice plus James Churchman and Matthew Bennett-Cook netting the goals against replies from Steve Jakes and Darren Nicholls.

Whilst in second spot are FC Houghton who had to settle for a share of the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Cranfield United Reserves. Adam Kerr netting all three of United's goals, whilst the replies came via Lawrence Taylor twice and Paul Taylor.

Just goal difference behind in third spot are Meltis Albion Reserves who also shared the spoils thanks to a last minute strike in a 3-3 home draw with Moggerhanger United. Darren Ashpole, Craig Damon and Steve Goodman netting for The Albion against United replies from Paul Beith, James Gauge and Chris Hartwell.

Elsewhere, there were away wins for league newcomers Mid Beds Tigers and Clapham Sports. The Tigers with two goals from Daniel Lloyd and a strike from Steve Pugh winning 3-2 at Bedford Park Rangers for whom Michael Darnell netted twice. Whilst The Sportsmen won 4-2 at Dinamo Flitwick, James Munro with a brace plus Ben Pay and Nick Sepede on their scoresheet against two home replies from Michael Bruce-Kirkland.

The local derby action at Harvey Close was to go the way of the home side as Caldecote A with strikes from Andrew Spiers and Matt Basta saw off Sandy Reserves 2-0. Whilst Athletico Europa opened up life in the league with a 2-2 draw at Flitwick Town Reserves, Ben Ward plus an own goal marking the home scoresheet against replies from Raiqwan Joseph and Mushtak Alom.

Preview for Saturday 21st September 2013

Action this weekend in The Premier Division supported by Sportsform section will see current league leaders Lidlington United Sports welcome Wilstead to their Hurst Grove base as they look to extend their unbeaten start to the season and for second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College its a tough looking trip to Harvey Close to be entertained by reigning league champions Caldecote.

Over at their Playing Field headquarters, AFC Oakley Sports M&DH will like the top two clubs be hoping to remain unbeaten for the campaign when called upon by Shefford Town & Campton. Yet just down the road at the own Playing Field base, Pavenham will be in search of their first win of the season when visited by a Shillington side that will travel full of confidence following their home win over Caldecote.

The final game in this section taking Ickwell & Old Warden on the road again, this time to be hosted by Renhold United. Whilst outside the league at Weston Park, Wootton Blue Cross will be playing hosts to Essex Senior League side Clapton in The FA Vase.

With Division One league leaders Eastcotts AFC sitting the afternoon out, Sandy have the chance to top the table should they win their away outing at Chaul End Lane against Luton Boys Seniors or if they are unsuccessful leave the door open for one of the four clubs just a point behind them to top the standings come the final whistle. Two of these go head to head at The Warren where Elstow Abbey play hosts to Sundon Park Rangers. Whilst for Goldington, its home Alexander Sports Centre action against Marabese Ceramics and for AFC Turvey a trip on the road to Rectory Road to face Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

Other action comes at Woodlands where Brickhill Tigers will have to be at their very best if they are to collect all three points from the visiting Bedford Sports Athletic. Whilst after their defeats last weekend, both Bromham United and Woburn Lions will be looking to returning to winning ways when they clash at United's Playing Field base and at Groveside, Henlow open their season's home campaign with a visit from Caldecote Reserves.

In Division Two, league leaders Queens Park Crescents will be in home action against Kings AFC in Mowsbury Park whilst second place Potton United Reserves hit the road for a Crawley Road outing against hosts Cranfield United.

Down at Mill Lane, Potton Town will be looking to stay unbeaten for the campaign when called upon by Riseley Sports, a comment that also applies to both AFC Harlington and AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves when they go head to head at Harlington Playing Fields.

Over at Fisher Close, Great Barford will commence their 2013-14 season with a visit from bottom of the table Stopsley Park and its a clash of another still to gain a point this season sides when Renhold United Reserves play hosts to Clifton. Whilst also in search of their first point/points of the season will be AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves when they host Co-op Sports at Hillgrounds.

In Division Three for league leaders Meltis Albion its a trip to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by still unbeaten and third place Kempston Athletic, whilst also looking like The Albion to maintain their 100% start to the season will be Wilstead Reserves who at Jubilee Playing Fields play hosts to a Westoning side having their first outing of the season.

Over at The Hockey Centre, Bedford Panthers take on AFC Bush and at Hillgrounds, its local derby action between hosts Kempston Con Club Sports and the visiting Kempston Hammers. Other action coming at Whiston Crescent, where Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves are the visitors to take on Clifton Reserves and at Stevington Playing Fields where hosts Stevington receive a visit from Elstow Abbey Reserves.

The match of the day in Division Four sees the top two clubs clash when at Tithe Farm second place FC Houghton take on league leaders Wootton Village. Whilst for third place Meltis Albion Reserves, its home Miller Road action against Athletico Europa.

Next in the table are Sandy Reserves, at Bedford Road Recreation Ground they play hosts to Cranfield United Reserves and no more than a stones throw away at Sandye Place Academy, its local derby action between Mid Beds Tigers and Caldecote A.

Just up the A603, its a return to Bedfordshire County Football League at Moggerhanger Playing Fields when Moggerhanger United commence their home season with a visit from Bedford Park Rangers. Whilst also opening up their home season will be at Clapham Sports, who at King George VI Playing Fields host Flitwick Town Reserves and for Shefford Town & Campton A, its home Digswell Playing Field action against Dinamo Flitwick.

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