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Sunday 13th October 2013
James Owen the star turn on a succesful groundhopper day.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

The league leadership of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table still belongs to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College despite them losing their seasons 100% record when held to a 2-2 draw at Ickwell & Old Warden. Andrew Vallom and Chris Baines netting for the home side against replies via Josh Sturniolo and Danny Pilgrim. Whilst holding onto second spot are Lidlington United Sports thanks to their point from a 2-2 home draw with Shillington. Alex Burrows and Ben Marwood on target for the home side against replies from an Alex Toye penalty and Jordan Robbins.

Despite this away point which extended Shillington's unbeaten ways to six games, they now drop down to fourth place in the table and replaced in third spot by Marston Shelton Rovers. For the Rovers, it was a 3-1 home victory over Shefford Town & Campton to start the day's league hop before a crowd of 162. Dean Reid netting twice inside a minute on the hour mark to shoot them 2-0 ahead before Michael Jones gave the visitors hope just 60 seconds later to reduce the deficit to a single goal until Aaron Franks bagged goal number three just 12 minutes from time.

Game number two of the league hop saw Pavenham before a crowd of 136 claim their first home win of the season with a 7-1 victory over Caldecote. James Owen doing all the damage by netting all seven goals. The lone reply came via a Dan Fennell header to make the scoreline 5-1 in the 65th minute and Caldecote's woe continued when home goalkeeper James Lord kept out a 82nd minute penalty from Jack Boyd.

The final game of the hop attracted a crowd of 172 to see AFC Oakley Sports M&DH maintain their seasons unbeaten ways in a 1-1 home draw with Wilstead. Shaun Barnett shooting them ahead in the 39th minute only to see Paul Jones level matters 16 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Renhold United returned to winning ways on home soil with a 6-3 win over Wootton Blue Cross. Tom Foyle netting three times alongside strikes from Serge Kadji, Mark Reed and Neville Allen against replies via Carl Ibbetson, James Fletcher and Matt Gurney. Whilst bottom of the table Sharnbrook picked up their first point of the season from a 1-1 draw at Flitwick Town. Jim Lewis shooting the Town ahead in the 5th minute before a Jordan Baxter equalizer five minutes from time gave the visitors a share of the spoils.

Division One

Goldington are now four points clear at the head of the division one league table after they maintained their seasons 100% ways with a 5-0 home win over start of play second place Sundon Park Rangers. Sheldon Washington with a brace being supported by strikes from Mark Tobdzic, Brian Day and Justin Muircraft to bring up the nap hand. The Rangers as a result of this defeat dropping down the table into fifth place.

Now in second place are Sandy who retained their seasons unbeaten away ways with a 3-1 win at Henlow. Liam Brophy, Phil Beall and Tom McGhee netting the vital goals against a lone home reply from George Kiely.

Third spot is now occupied by Woburn Lions despite them losing their 100% seasons away record when held to a 1-1 draw at Eastcotts AFC who themselves were duly losing their 100% seasons home record. Tony Milioti on the home scoresheet against a Lions reply from Antony Kostiw. Whilst now in fourth spot are Elstow Abbey who ended AFC Turvey's 100% seasons ways with a 2-1 victory to remain unbeaten on home soil this term. Ahead via a Dave McCarthy goal in the 32nd minute, the visitors were level via Courtney Broughton in the 69th minute until Jumior Ivy netted from the penalty spot 10 minutes from time to take the Abbey to victory.

Elsewhere, Luton Boys Seniors are now unbeaten in their last five starts following their 3-3 home draw with Marabese Ceramics. Famik Gabriel netting all three goals against Tilermen replies via John Voought twice and Giuseppe D'Angelo. Whilst after three straight defeats, Shefford Town & Campton Reserves returned to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Brickhill Tigers.Sam Amuso and Ryan Dobson netting the goals to do the damage.

Alas for Bromham United, the failure to raise a team to entertain Bedford Sports Athletic will now see the points being awarded to the visitors.

Division Two

Despite sitting the afternoon out, Queens Park Crescents remain on top of the division two league table now just two points clear of Potton Town who jumped above local rivals Potton United Reserves with a 1-0 win at Mill Lane to maintain their 100% home ways and seasons unbeaten record. Tim Jarman in the 72nd minute netting the goal to end United's own seasons 100% ways.

Holding onto fourth place and still 100% on the road this season are AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves who won 3-1 at Great Barford. Jimmy Grandidge, Keiren Souter and Deep Banghard seeing their goals only replied to once by David Mulvhill.

Just goal difference behind them now in fifth place are Clifton who thanks to a lone goal from Gareth Bonness won 1-0 at Cranfield United. Whilst following two straight home defeats AFC Harlington returned to winning ways with a 3-2 victory over bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves. Harry Beckett, Matthew Barnes and Jonathan Murray netting the goals against a brace in reply from Kane Alexander.

Elsewhere, Kings AFC are still unbeaten on home soil this season after they shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw with Co-op Sports. Chris Greene and Marcus Tomlin their marksmen against a brace in reply from Scott Davis to give the Co-op their first away point of the season.

Also gaining their first points of the season were Riseley Sports in claiming a 2-1 home victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. James Law and Antony Eastmark on target against a Town reply from Rob Lindsay.

Division Three

With second place Stevington failing to raise a side to entertain league leaders Meltis Abion and thus gifting them the three points, the Albion are now nine points clear at the head of the league table. Whilst despite losing 4-3 at home to Elstow Abbey Reserves still remaining in third spot are Wilstead Reserves. Aiden Powell with a hat-trick and a strike from Lewis Aitken marking the Abbey scorecard against home replies via Luke Stone twice and Richard Andrews.

Wilstead Reserves now just a point clear of Kempston Athletic who won 2-1 at Bedford Panthers to remain unbeaten on the road this season and end the hosts 100% home record. Gavin Matthews netting both goals against a home reply from Gary Philipson.

Also losing their 100% home record for the season were Clifton Reserves who were defeated 3-2 by still 100% on the road Westoning.Nick Shirley, Tom Smith and Stewart Jeffrey on the visitors scoresheet against home replies from Gavin Stackman and Andy Harvey. Whilst losing their unbeaten home ways were Kempston Con Club Sports when defeated 2-1 by a Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves side picking up their first points of the season to climb off the bottom of the table. Matthew Bruney the visitors hero with both goals against a lone Ryan Collis reply.

Elsewhere, it was a 4-1 home defeat for Kempston Hammers at the hands of Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Joe Sames, Nathan Evans, Dan Parks and Ian Buckingham seeing their goals only replied to once by Sunny Sandhu.

Division Four

The positions at the head of the division four league table remain the same following wins for the top three sides. League leaders FC Houghton still unbeaten for the season and 100% at home following a 4-2 win over Flitwick Town Reserves. Chris Burdett leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a strike from Lawrence Taylor against a brace in reply from Town's David Lyons.

For second place Wootton Village it was a 5-3 away win at Mid-Beds Tigers, Aiden Medhurst twice plus single strikes from Adam Flynn, James Churchman and Andrea Caparchione bringing up the nap hand against home replies via Jack Willis, Steve Pugh and James Webb. Whilst third place Meltis Albion Reserves ran out 2-0 home winners over Caldecote A, an own goal plus a strike from Craig Damon seeing the Albion to all three points.

The biggest scorers of the day were Dinamo Flitwick with a 7-3 win at Sandy Reserves to maintain their seasons 100% away record.Dominic Loadman, Mike Bruce Kirkland and Josh Pearson all netting twice alongside a single strike from Jamie Burton against home replies via Nicky Albone twice and Toren Purser.

Just a goal behind them were Atletico Europa who claimed their first win of the season with a 6-1 home victory over bottom table Bedford Park Rangers. Domenico Morgillo and Raiqwan Joseph both claiming hat-tricks against a lone reply from Samuel Imade.

Elsewhere, Moggerhanger United's 100% home ways was brought to an end when beaten 4-3 by Cranfield United Reserves. Philip Creek, Philip Distin, Chris Patrickson and Jack Skinner all on the visitors scoresheet against home replies via an own goal plus strikes from Paul Beith and George Tyrer.

Also winning 4-3 were Shefford Town & Campton A at home against Clapham Sports. Chris Harris netting all four goals against replies from James Munro twice and Liam Bolton.


Preview Saturday 19th October 2013.

This weekend sees The Bedfordshire County Football League side under the management of Caldecote's Neil Mapletoft face a visit from The Yorkshire Amateur League for an opening round tie in The FA Inter-League Cup. The game being staged at The Hollow, home of Potton United with a 3pm kick off. The consequence of which means there are no Premier Division supported by Sportsform fixtures taking place this weekend.

The top game of the day in division one takes still 100% for the season league leaders Goldington to Crawley Road to face third place Woburn Lions who will be looking to take their unbeaten ways up to five games. Whilst for second place Sandy, its a visit from Luton Boys Seniors who will hit the road to Bedford Road Recreation Ground now unbeaten in their last five starts.

Also hitting the road will be fourth place Elstow Abbey who head to Cople Playing Fields to be hosted by Bedford Sports Athletic who will be far from an easy nut to crack. But it will be welcome return to Stonefields for AFC Turvey where they defend their seasons 100% home ways against an Eastcotts AFC side that has lost its last two away outings and over in Stockwood Park, Sundon Park Rangers will be expecting to claim all three points to maintain their own 100% seasons home ways when called upon by a Henlow side that are yet to win on the road this season.

Also pleased to be on home turf will be Brickhill Tigers, who after two away defeats return to Mowsbury Park to host a Bromham United side who come in search of their first away point/points of the season. A comment that also applies to bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves when they journey to Ickleford Playing Fields to be hosted by Marabese Ceramics.

In Division Two, league leaders Queens Park Crescents will feel confident about collecting all three points to maintain their seasons 100% ways when in Mowsbury Park they host a AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves side who are yet to claim any points on the road this season. Whilst perhaps the game of the day comes at Oakley Playing Fields, the venue at which fourth place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH take on still unbeaten second place Potton Town.

Over at Whiston Crescent, Clifton will be playing hosts to a Great Barford side having their first away outing of the season and at Solway Road North, its local derby action between hosts Co-op Sports and the visiting AFC Harlington.

Other action coming at Renhold Playing Fields where hosts Renhold United Reserves look for their first point/points of the season against the still 100% on the road Cranfield United and at Gold Street, the venue at which Riseley Sports play hosts to a Kings AFC side looking for their first away point/points of the season.

With league leaders Meltis Albion sitting the afternoon out, the top game of the day in division three sees second place Stevington journey to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by fourth place Kempston Athletic. Whilst third place Wilstead Reserves look to maintain their 100% seasons away ways when they head for a 3G pitch outing at Hillgrounds against yet to win and bottom of the table AFC Bush.

Over at Greenfield Road, still unbeaten Westoning play hosts to a yet to win on the road Kempston Hammers Sports. Whilst at The Warren, Elstow Abbey Reserves will be looking to maintain their seasons 100% home ways when called upon by yet to win on the road Kempston Con Club Sports.

Other action coming on The Green where Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves search out their first home win of the season against a Clifton Reserves side whose away outings record to date reads played four, lost four. Whilst also looking for their first away point/points of the season will be Bedford Panthers when they hit the road for a Marston Playing Fields outing against hosts Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.

In division four league leaders FC Houghton will look to defend their seasons unbeaten ways when they head for a King George VI Playing Fields outing against Clapham Sports. Whilst second place Wootton Village at their Wootton Playing Fields base will be playing hosts to yet to win on the road Moggerhanger United.

For third place Meltis Albion Reserves, the task of maintaining their 100% seasons away ways looks far from easy as they head for a Crawley Road outing against still 100% at home and fourth place Cranfield United Reserves. Whilst Shefford Town & Campton A look to take their own unbeaten ways up to four games when they head for a Harrowden Middle School outing against hosts Atletico Europa.

After two straight home defeats, Dinamo Flitwick at their Hinksley Recreation Ground headquarters will look to get back to winning ways when called upon by Mid Beds Tigers and just down the road at Redborne School, hosts Flitwick Town Reserves will be in search of their opening win of the season against a Sandy Reserves side who will hit the road looking for their first away point/points of the season.

Other action coming at Harvey Close, the venue at which 100% at home Caldecote A host bottom table Bedford Park Rangers who make the trip looking for their first point/points of the season.











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