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Sunday 31st August 2014
AFC Turvey win at Caldecote to top the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table.
Wednesday 27th August 2014 Premier Division supported by Sportsform

The result of the night belonged to newly promoted AFC Turvey who emerged 5-1 away winners at Wootton Blue Cross. Harry Ellis with a brace plus strikes from Adam Broughton, Andrew Latimer and Chris Winton netting the goals to bring up the nap hand against a lone home reply from Philip Matthews.

There was no such good fortune on the road for two of the other newly promoted clubs. Eastcotts AFC going down 3-1 at Sharnbrook where after Matt Atherton had given the home side a first half league, Jim Burnside and Atherton were to add to the home clubs tally before Ashley Drummond netted for the visitors. Whilst Sandy were beaten 2-1 at Shefford Town & Campton. Joe Lewis giving the Town a first half lead which was cancelled out by Mike Rushton 10 minutes into the new period only to see Chris Clark netted the home clubs winner two minutes from time.

The highest scorers of the night were Marston Shelton Rovers who ran out 6-2 home winners over arch local rivals Lidlington United Sports. Jack Weedon leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a brace from Harry Murray and a single strike from Jamie Cerminara whilst the United replies came via Ben Marwood and Tom Marwood.

In the night's other local derby Caldecote were 5-1 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden. Barry Dellar shooting them ahead in the 10th minute before Lee Threadgold levelled matters 16 minutes later only to see the home side restore their lead eight minutes from the break via Dan Fennel. The second period was fairly even until Dellar grabbed his second of the night in the 62nd minute and over as a contest when Tom Wallace netted goal number four 15 minutes with the nap hand arriving five minutes later via Conor Smith.

Elsewhere there was a surprise 3-0 win for Flitwick Town at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Will Scutt netting twice and Daniel Stafford once. Whilst also winning on the road were Renhold United 4-2 at Wilstead. Zennon Paul with a brace plus Mark Reed and Tommy Foyle on the visitors scoresheet against home replies via Adam Budek and Kevin Ashby which had taken them into a 2-1 lead with 65 minutes played after United had opened the scoring in the first half.

Saturday 30th August 2014 Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Newly promoted AFC Turvey are the early season leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following their 3-0 win at Caldecote. All the goals arriving in the opening half via Andrew Latimer with a brace and Mark Allen.

Sitting just goal difference behind them also with the maximum number of points from their two outings are Marston Shelton Rovers and Renhold United. The Rovers with goals from Jack Weedon, Harry Murray and Lee Dudley running out 3-2 winners at Eastcotts AFC for whom Kaylen Wilson and Ollie Watton replied. Whilst United were 2-0 home winners over Wootton Blue Cross thanks to strikes from Ben Brown and Jonny Richens.

Having sat out the midweek action last seasons champions AFC Oakley M&DH begun their season with a 1-1 draw against Shefford Town & Campton. Marc Umney shooting them ahead until Adam Larsen levelled matters 20 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Sharnbrook retained their season's unbeaten ways by sharing the points in a 1-1 draw at Sandy. Leon Taylor shooting them ahead before Liam Brophy netted for the home side just two minutes from the half-time break.

Division One

For Division One sides it was the opening day of the season and there were plenty of goals to be seen at Everton Playing Fields where Great Barford were beaten 6-4 by Henlow after being 4-0 ahead with just six minutes of the first half to play. Two goals from Ben Stock plus strikes from David Mulvihill and Nick Payne arriving before George Kiely reduced the arrears three minutes from break to make the half-time scoreline 4-1. Yet it was one way traffic in the second period, Kiely completing his hat-trick alongside a brace for James Campbell and a strike from Jonny Rowe to complete the remarkable comeback.

However, the biggest winners of the day were Cranfield United who ran out 4-0 home victors over Bedford SA. Tom Hole netting twice alongside an own goal and a strike from Max Marsh.

Also winning on home soil were Meltis Albion and Riseley Sports. Albion with goals from Lewis Aitken, Carl Townsend and Ryan Kelly 3-0 winners over Potton Town. Whilst the Sportsmen with goals from James Cook and Karl Walker which were only replied to by Deep Banghard the 2-1 winners over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves.

For two of the expected title challengers Sundon Park Rangers and Marabese Ceramics it was the sharing of the points in a 1-1 draw. Luke Evans netting from the penalty spot for the Rangers against a Tilermen reply from Keven Fehmi.

Also sharing the spoils were AFC Harlington and Shefford Town & Campton Reserves in a 3-3 draw. James Daniels, Rob Malcolm and Matt Jefferson on the home scoresheet against Town replies via Tim Andrews, Mike Castle and Stuart Pearce.

The final game in this division seeing Queens Park Crescents go down to a 1-0 home defeat at the hands of AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves for whom Annas Bechaum netted the vital goal.

Division Two

The standout result on the opening day of the division two season saw Westoning win 5-2 at FC Houghton.Glenn Cooksley, Shaun Cooksley, Ben Dashwood, Cody O'Neill and Bryn Reynolds on their scoresheet against a home brace from Paul Taylor.

Also going nap were Meltis Albion Reserves who ran out 5-2 home winners over Marston Shelton Rovers.Craig Damon netting twice alongside single goals for Sheldon Washington, Paul Raymond and Josh St Clair Pierre with Carl Borromeo and Dean Clark marking the Rovers scoresheet.

Just a goal behind them were Renhold United Reserves who won 4-3 at Wilstead Reserves.Micheal France with a hat-trick and Dean Harris seeing their goals replied to by a home hat-trick from Ryan Davenport.

Whilst there were 3-1 home wins for both Clapham Sports and Stevington.The Sportsmen with two goals from Grant Williams and a strike from Sam Maddix seeing off Wootton Village for whom Adam Flynn replied. Whilst two goals from Colm Lawler and a strike from Reece Williams took Stevington to their victory over Caldecote Reserves whose lone reply came from Gary Allum.

For Moggerhanger United it was a 2-2 home draw with Elstow Abbey Reserves.An own goal plus a strike from Tom Benbow marking the United scoresheet against Abbey replies from Jordan Stanley and Shaun Cafferty.

Also sharing the points in a 1-1 draw were Kempston Con Club Sports and Kempston Athletic. Ryan Collis shooting the home side ahead in the 23rd minutes before a second half own goal gave the Athletic a point.

Meantime, Kempston Hammers Sports failed to raise a side for the visit of Bedford United who will thus now be awarded the points.

Division Three

Of the five games played just one a 4-2 win for Westoning U20 over Sandy Reserves was to go the way of the home side. Lewis Cooksley with a brace plus strikes from James Russell and Rex Ludlow doing the damage against a brace in reply for Ricky Geers.

Leading the away winners were Dinamo Flitwick who won 4-2 at Moggerhanger United Reserves.Josh Pearson with a hat-trick being supported by a goal from Jamie Burton against home strikes from Dean Hill and Lee Adams.

For Mid Beds Tigers and Flitwick Town Reserves it was 3-1 victories. Tigers with two goals from Lee Pyke and a strike from Adam Kipling winning at league newcomers FC Serbia for whom Tofara Nyaruwanga netted. Whilst the Town with two goals from James Lewis and a strike from Daniel Stafford won at Clifton Reserves for whom Chris Mattingley replied.

The final game seeing league newcomers White Eagles lose 2-3 at home to Atlectico Europa. Ricci Bulzis, Rob Ginn and Junior Ivy on the victors scoresheet against Eagles replies from Artur Lukowski and Mateusz Dybikowski.

Preview for Saturday 6th September 2014

For the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league leaders AFC Turvey its the beginning of life at their new home base of Thurleigh Playing Fields when visited by Ickwell & Old Warden. Whilst it's home encounters also for the two clubs who trail them on goal difference only, Renhold United at their Playing Field headquarters receiving a visit from Pavenham for whom it will be the opening game of their campaign. Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers go into their own Playing Field action against Sandy.

Also still with a 100% record like the top three clubs albeit after just one game are Flitwick Town who travel to face still unbeaten Shefford Town & Campton at their new Hitchin Road complex. Whilst at Lodge Road, host Sharnbrook and visitors AFC Oakley M&DH both look to retain their seasons unbeaten ways.

Meantime depending on the result in midweek at Weston Park all four clubs in the other two games could be going in search of their first point/points of the season. At Sharnbrook Upper School, Eastcotts AFC receive a visit from Wilstead and at Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports who are involved in that midweek action at Weston Park face AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.

Talking of Weston Park, that will be the venue at which Wootton Blue Cross go into home FA Vase action against South Midlands League Premier Division side Biggleswade United who in having progress two rounds in this seasons FA Cup will be no easy nut to crack.

In Division One its a start to the season for Elstow Abbey who travel to Rectory Road to be hosted by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Whilst for the second week running Marabese Ceramics are involved in the divisions game of the week when they travel to Crawley Road to face Cranfield United.

Also on the road for the second weekend running are Bedford SA who journey to Everton Playing Fields to be hosted by Great Barford and Henlow who are en route to Miller Road and a meeting with Meltis Albion.

Other action comes on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds where AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves host Sundon Park Rangers and at King George VI Playing Fields the new home base for AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves this season who receive a visit from AFC Harlington.

In Division Two, perhaps the game of the day on paper should be the Greenfield Road clash between hosts Westoning and the visitors Clapham Sports as both clubs started out with wins last weekend but you can depend that the locals will be out in force at Wootton Playing Fields for Wootton Village's home local derby clash with Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. You would not put money on this game attracting a smaller attendance than the FA Vase action across the road at Weston Park.

Over at the Hockey Centre, Bedford United will be in home action against Moggerhanger United, whilst at the Warren, Elstow Abbey Reserves receive a visit from FC Houghton.

Over at Stevington Playing Fields home side Stevington will be looking for another home win when called upon by Kempston Hammers Sports, a remark that also applies at Miller Road where Meltis Albion Reserves play hosts to Kempston Con Club Sports.

Down at Cutler Hammer, Renhold United Reserves will be the visitors to face hosts Kempston Athletic and at Jubilee Playing Fields there will be the seeking of their first point/points of the season for both hosts Wilstead Reserves and visitors Caldecote Reserves.

In Division three its home action to kick off both Lea Sports PSG and Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves seasons. PSG at their Pirton Recreation ground headquarters hosting Caldecote U20 for whom its also a seasons start and on The Green, FC Serbia are the visitors to face Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

At the Sandy Academy, Mid Beds Tigers go into home action against Clifton Reserves and just down the road at Bedford Road Recreation ground the visitors to face Sandy Reserves are Dinamo Flitwick.

Other action comes at Horseshoes Close, the venue at which Moggerhanger United Reserves take on White Eagles and at the Bedford Academy where Atletico Europa host Cranfield United Reserves.

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