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Sunday 29th September 2013
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College go top of the Premier Division league table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
We have new leaders at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table in the shape of AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College after they maintained their seasons 100% record with a 1-0 home win over Pavenham. John Guiney netting the vital goal 10 minutes into the second half. The Town taking over the top spot from Lidlington United Sports who were held to a 1-1 draw at Wootton Blue Cross; ahead in the 75th minute with a goal from Ben Marwood they had to settle for a share of the spoils when Nathan Mallett levelled matters five minutes from time.
With third place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH home game with Caldecote called off when the visitors found they were unable to raise a side to travel just 90 minutes before the scheduled kick off time they now find Shillington just goal difference behind them in fourth spot after they won 5-1 at home over Ickwell & Old Warden. Steve Moules with a brace being supported by single strikes from Jordan Robbens, Adrian Fontenelle and Luke Purchase against a lone reply from Lee Threadgold.
Now in fifth place are Flitwick Town, for them it was a 3-1 away victory at Shefford Town & Campton.Liam Keane, Jim Lewis and Adam Borton seeing their goals only replied to once by Adam Larsen. Whilst now in sixth spot are Wilstead following their 5-2 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers. Paul Jones twice plus Kevin Butler, John Steele and Adam Budek marking their scoresheet against a brace in reply from Rovers Jamie Cerminara.
However, the top scorers of the day were Renhold United who ran out 6-1 away winners at bottom of the table Sharnbrook.Tommy Foyle with a brace being supported by goals from Aran Hazelwood, Ben Brown, Kegan Roberts and Ryan Kelly against a lone home reply via Tom Chapman.
We also have new league leaders in division one after an 89th minute penalty from Goldington's Sheldon Washington secured his side the full three points to retain their seasons 100% record in winning 2-1 at Henlow. Early in the contest, Matt Wilson had netted for the home side and Michael Luke for the new league leaders.
Losing out on that top spot were Eastcotts AFC who dropped down to sixth place after losing 1-0 at Luton Boys Seniors whose goal came via an Ali Moliholdeen penalty.
Now up into second place and still unbeaten for the season are Sandy who romped to a 6-0 home win over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves, Jonnie Stratford netting four times alongside single strikes from Ian Jakes and Ryan Gregory. Sandy keeping a point ahead of Sundon Park Rangers who were required to come from 2-3 down at half-time to secure a 5-4 home win over Brickhill Tigers. Brian Fraser, Nick Buttigieg, Sam Kehinde, Matt Conway plus a Luke Evans penalty on their scoresheet.
Just goal difference behind the Rangers in fourth spot are Elstow Abbey who won 3-1 at Caldecote Reserves. Tom Dupey shooting the home side ahead in the 6th minute before second half goals from Bruno Dos Santos Gracias, Junior Ivy and Rob Gay won the day for The Abbey.
Whilst now in fifth place are Woburn Lions, for them it was a 6-2 home victory over Bedford Sports Athletic. Daniel McClaren netting four times and Martin Holland twice against Athletic replies via Paul Nigro and Daniel Bond.
However, the top scorers of the day were Marabese Ceramics with a 7-0 home win over Bromham United. Giuseppe Marabese leading the way with four goals and supported by a brace from Romano Marabese and a single strike from John Voought.
For league leaders Queens Park Crescent it was a fourth win on the bounce to maintain their seasons 100% record with a 6-2 home victory over AFC Harlington. Shah Rahman and Luther Prince both netting twice alongside single goals from Ayaz Hussain and Haroon Rashid, whilst the visitors replies came via an own goal and Joe Rogers.
Also maintaining their seasons 100 % ways and moving up to second spot in the league table were AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves who won 7-0 at bottom of the table Stopsley Park. Jimmy Grandidge and Daniel Lupton both netting hat-tricks to go with a single strike from Kieren Souter.
Meltis Albion's lead at the head of the division three league table is now up to six points after they retained their seasons 100% ways with a 5-3 home win over Clifton Reserves. Sylvester Mulenga and Alex Clipston both hitting the back of the net twice alongside a goal from Thomas Hughes against replies from Gary Dodd, Vince Kernaghan and Gavin Stackman.
FC Houghton remain at the head of the division four league table after they extended their seasons unbeaten ways with a 5-0 home win over Sandy Reserves. Lawrence Taylor and Mark Doran netting twice alongside a single strike from Chris Burdett. Whilst moving up into second spot are Wootton Village following their 3-2 away win at Flitwick Town Reserves. Adam Flynn, Darren Mason and Nick Burraway on the scoresheet against Town replies via David Lyons and Ben Ward.
Elsewhere, Cranfield United Reserves claimed their first win of the season when a goal from Chris Patrickson gave them a 1-0 home win over Atletico Europa and Shefford Town & Campton A ran out 3-1 home winners over Caldecote A thanks to a brace of goals from Darren Nichols and a single strike from Wayne Haxton against a lone reply from Andrew Spiers.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup 1st Round
Opening round day in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup was to see all the games go to form and fail to produce any giant-killers. Topping the scoring chart were Cranfield United who ran out 8-1 away winners at Bedford Park Rangers, Steve Mullen with five goals, Liam Whitmere-Craig with a brace and a single strike from Robin Hewitt only being replied to once by Laurence James.
Also netting eight times were Co-Op Sports with a 8-1 home win over Aylesbury & District League side FC Spandits Reserves, Matthew Brunton and Thomas Miller netting twice alongside single strikes from John Ashman, Scott Davis, Kristopher Fox and Ashley Gardener.
Just a goal behind them were Great Barford who ran out 7-0 away winners at Moggerhanger United. Ben Stock and Jordan Morrison both netting twice alongside single strikes for Craig Gibson, Nick Payne and Patrick Mulvihill. Whilst Kings AFC claimed a 6-2 victory at Bedford Panthers, Oliver Plested netting twice alongside Jhey Tompkins, Luke Gardner, Tyrone Kelly and Chris Wright against a brace in reply from Panthers Tom Wade.
Going nap were Potton United Reserves with a 5-0 home win over Mid-Beds Tigers. Lee Adams, Ross Randall, Josh Everitt-Watson, Lee Sharnbrook and an own goal marking their scoresheet.
Over on the Green, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves were to exit at the first hurdle when beaten 2-1 by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Colby Smith and Adam Gadxinski goals seeing the Town into round two despite a home reply from Alex Ingham.
Also winning 2-1 away from home were Riseley Sports in overcoming Kempston Con Club Sports, Paul Brown netting both goals against a home reply from Clayton Lawrence. Whilst there was a 3-2 away victory for Kempston Athletic at Clapham Sports, Mo Banda, Gavin Matthews and Nicholas Emene netting the vital goals against home replies from Nicholas Sepede and James Munro.
For Clifton, thanks to a brace of goals from Gareth Boness it was a 2-1 home win over Luton District & South Beds League Square Rangers. But not so lucky were Dinamo Flitwick who lost in a penalty shoot-out at North Sundon Wanderers from the same league after goals from Jamie Burton and Michael Bruce-Kirkland had the sides deadlocked at 2-2 after 90 minutes play.
Elsewhere, Potton Town were 4-3 home winners over Stevington. Tim Jarman, Tom Pyman, James Pyman and an own goal marking their scoresheet against visiting replies via Sam Nightingale, Gavin White and Ben Walsh.
Also winning on home soil were AFC Bush with a 2-1 home success over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Kian Marashi and Paul Raymond netting the goals against a Rovers reply from Ashley Rigby.
Alas for Elstow Abbey Reserves it was a 1-0 defeat at North Bucks League side Southcott Village RA and Kempston Hammers Sports find themselves in round two after being awarded their home tie against Westoning after the visitors failed to raise a side to face them at their Cutler Hammer base.
Meantime, the tie between Renhold United Reserves and Luton Leagrave AFC B was abandoned just 20 minutes into the contest after a clash of heads saw United's Jonnie Overdon required the air ambulance being called to fly him off to Bedford Hospital still unconscious. The good news being Jonnie came round early on Saturday evening and is on the road to recovery. At the time the scoreline was 1-1 with United's goal coming from Delroy Phillips.
Preview for Saturday 5th October 2013
The spotlight for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs this weekend falls upon the opening round ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. Alas since the draw was made in July the demise of both AFC Biggleswade and Caddington means both Wootton Blue Cross and Caldecote will make round two without kicking a ball where already five other Bedfordshire County Football League clubs are already gathered due to the luxury of being given a bye. Those clubs being, Ickwell & Old Warden, Lidlington United Sports, Marston Shelton Rovers, Sharnbrook and Shillington.
Thus just five of our clubs face opening round ties which includes the all Bedfordshire County Football League clash at Rectory Road between hosts Shefford Town & Campton and the visiting AFC Oakley Sports M&DH, who having recently netted a 5-1 home league win over their hosts will travel in a confident manner that it be them four weeks later making tracks for Greenfields and a second round encounter with Shillington.
For Renhold United, its a trip on the road to The Hollow to face United Counties League outfit Potton United. Whilst it's South Midlands League opposition for both Flitwick Town and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. On their Redborne School 3G surface, Flitwick take on Crawley Green but for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College its a trip on the road to the Armadillo Stadium to face Arlesey Town Reserves.
With these cup ties taking place the Premier Division supported by Sportsform programme is down to just four games. However, it does give Lidlington United Sports the chance to regain the top spot in the league table should they gain a point or more from their home Hurst Grove clash with arch local rivals Marston Shelton Rovers. Whilst a positive result either way at the Jubilee Playing Fields clash between host Wilstead and the visiting Shillington will see the winners jump up into third spot in the league standings.
Other action comes at Lodge Road, the venue at which bottom of the table hosts Sharnbrook meet second from bottom Pavenham where the mission for both sides is their first win of the season and at Weston Park, Wootton Blue Cross will also be in search of their opening win of the season when called upon by Ickwell & Old Warden.
In Division One, the game of the day comes at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where the visitors to face second place hosts Sandy are the league leaders Goldington. Whilst over at Stockwood Park, third place Sundon Park Rangers play hosts to sixth place Eastcotts AFC. The two sides currently sitting between them in the league table are Elstow Abbey and Woburn Lions who go head to head at the Lions Crawley Road Den.
All of which could well see still 100% for the season seventh place AFC Turvey leap up the standings with the expected full three points from their home Stonefields outing against second from bottom of the table Bromham United.
Over at Harvey Close, bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves face no easy task to gain their first point/points of the season when called upon by Luton Boys Seniors. Whilst at Cople Playing Fields, its a clash between fourth from bottom hosts Bedford Sports Athletic and third from bottom visitors Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.
The final game in this section sees Henlow travel to Ickleford Playing Fields to take on hosts Marabese Ceramics.
Following the excitement of last weekends Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup ties, its a return to league action for the lower division sides this weekend. In Division Two, league leaders Queens Park Crescents still 100% this season make tracks to Gold Street to face second from bottom of the table Riseley Sports for whom it will be a first home game of the season. Whilst perhaps the game of the day with come at Oakley Playing Fields, the venue at which second place hosts AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves take on the visiting fifth place Cranfield United.
Also looking to retain their seasons 100% record will be third place Potton United Reserves, they journey to Roxton Playing Fields for some local derby action against Great Barford. Whilst their near neighbours Potton Town will fully expect to retain their seasons unbeaten record when they hit the road for a Luton Regional Sports Centre outing against bottom of the table Stopsley Park.
Other action comes at Whiston Crescent, where Clifton look to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways against AFC Harlington. A comment that also applies at Solway Way North where hosts Co-op Sports take on third from bottom Renhold United Reserves. This game subject to change following United's abandoned Beds FA Junior Cup tie last weekend. Please see www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk for an update.Whilst the final game is at King George VI Playing Fields, the venue at which hosts Kings AFC look for their first league win of the season against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves.
In Division Three, the clash of the day comes at Miller Road where current league leaders Meltis Albion host second place visitors Bedford Panthers. Whilst for third place Stevington, its a Hillgrounds 3G pitch outing against second bottom AFC Bush as they look to retain their seasons 100% league record.
For fourth place Wilstead Reserves, its a trip on the road to The Green to take on bottom of table Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who will be looking for their first point/points of the season, whilst also looking for their first win of the season will be Kempston Hammers Sports when they host Clifton Reserves at their Cutler Hammer base.
Other action seeing Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves entertain Kempston Athletic at their Playing Field headquarters and at Greenfield Road, Westoning play hosts to Kempston Con Club Sports.
In Division Four, the still unbeaten league leaders FC Houghton make tracks for a Hinksley Recreation Ground outing against hosts Dinamo Flitwick where anything less than the full three points could well see them lose the top spot to Wootton Village who will be expecting to collect the full three points from their home Wootton Recreation Ground outing against Sandy Reserves.
Down at the other end of the table, basement club Bedford Park Rangers face no easy task to gain their first point/points of the season when at their new Blunham Playing Field base the visitors are third place Meltis Albion Reserves.
Just a place above them in the standing are Flitwick Town Reserves, for them its a trip to Digswell Playing Fields to be hosted by Shefford Town & Campton A in search of their first win of the season. A comment that also applies to third from bottom of the table Atletico Europa who commence their home Harrowden Middle School programme with a visit from fellow league newcomers Clapham Sports.
Other action coming over at Harvey Close, the venue at which Caldecote A host local rivals Moggerhanger United and at Crawley Road where the visitors to face Cranfield United Reserves are Mid Beds Tigers.