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Sunday 21st September 2014
Renhold United claim their fifth win on the bounce to stay top of the league.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United remain two points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they recorded their fifth win on the bounce with a 3-0 home victory over Eastcotts AFC. Jason Allison, Ben Brown and Mark Reed netting the goals. Now up into second spot are Shefford Town & Campton who retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 6-0 home win over Caldecote. Strikes from Andrew Hayday and Liam Beaumont saw them lead 2-0 at the break before second half action saw Hayday complete his hat-trick alongside goals from Adam Larsen and Michael Jones.
Dropping down into third spot are Marston Shelton Rovers who lost their seasons unbeaten record when defeated 3-0 at home by Flitwick Town who thus are now placed fourth in the league standings. Jim Lewis with a brace and a lone strike from Daniel Stafford doing the damage.
Just goal difference behind the Town in fifth spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who won 2-1 at now bottom of the table Pavenham. Josh Sturniolo netting both the goals including one from the penalty spot against a penalty reply from James Owen.
In sixth place and still unbeaten for the season are AFC Oakley M&DH who ran out 4-2 winners at Wilstead. Ali Smith with a brace plus single strikes from George Cox and Chris Thorman only being replied to by Jack Foskett and Stuart Robson.
Also enjoying life on the road were Ickwell & Old Warden who won 3-2 at Sharnbrook. Lee Threadgold netting twice and Dan Threadgold once against home replies via Chris Prior from the penalty spot and Jim Burnside.
Elsewhere, Lidlington United Sports and AFC Turvey shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Hurst Grove.Tom Marwood netting the home goal which in effect lifted them off the bottom of the league table against a Turvey reply from Daniel Bailey. Whilst over at Weston Park, Wootton Blue Cross ran out 4-2 home winners over Sandy. Carl Ibbotson with a brace plus Phil Matthews and Carl Ramsey on the home scoresheet against replies via Tom Burton and Ryan Gregory.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
There is no change at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table following wins for the top three clubs. Current leaders Henlow with goals from RusselI Ayles, James Campbell and Keith Milburn retaining their seasons 100% ways with a 3-0 home win over AFC Harlington whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers retained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 2-1 at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Shaka Anderson and Matt Conway on their goalsheet against a lone home reply via Phil Bright.
Also still holding down a seasons unbeaten record are third place Cranfield United who netted a 3-0 home win over Meltis Albion thanks to goals from Jordan Appleton, Daniel Mclaren and Ben Thompson.
Now up into fourth place are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who ran out 22-0 winners at Brache Sparta. Adam Gadinski netting six times, Keegan Roberts and Anas Bechkaum both scoring four times, Jerome Smith and Tim Manomano both grabbing braces alongside single strikes from Grovanni Moscaritolo, Perry Ronayne and Justin Sturniolo. All of which means they are goal difference ahead of fifth place Elstow Abbey who won 3-1 at Potton Town, the Abbey having played one game less than all those above them retaining their seasons 100% record. It was the Town who struck first with an 18th minute strike from Chris Moore before Danny Pilgrim became the match winner, first he levelled matters with a goal deep into added on time in the opening half before completing his hat-trick with goals in the 58th and 83rd minutes of the game.
For now sixth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves it was a 2-1 home win over Queens Park Crescents, Alex Skeel and Daniel Bentley on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Shazad Sattar. Whilst seventh place Riseley Sports were 3-2 home victors over Bedford SA. Josh Poole with a brace and a goal from Aaron Goodman only being replied to by James Munns and Jon Woolf for the visitors.
Alas Marabese Ceramics failed to raise a side to travel and face Great Barford who will now be awarded the points.
With league leaders Meltis Albion Reserves sitting the afternoon out they now find themselves in third spot following wins for Westoning and Elstow Abbey Reserves who now both climb above them in the standings. The new league leaders are Westoning who ran out 5-3 home winners over Kempston Con Club Sports. James Lovett with a brace plus an own goal and strikes from Shaun Cooksley and Ben Dashwood bringing up the nap hand against replies from Lee Collis twice and Ryan Collis.
For Elstow Abbey Reserves it was a 2-1 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves to retain their seasons unbeaten ways. Shaun Cafferty and Rob Mirto on their scoresheet against a lone Rovers reply from Kudzai Madzivanyika.
The biggest winners of the day were Caldecote Reserves who ran out 7-4 home victors over Moggerhanger United. Andrew Spiers with a hat-trick, Simon Ashton with a brace being supported by single goals from Jake Bruce and Scott Lancaster against United replies via Alex Wilshire twice plus Luke Rudd and Lee Adams.
Over at the Hockey Centre, Bedford United and Clapham Sports shared the points in a 5-5 draw. Tom Wade, Ben Nash, Jamael Dixon, Aaron Perrett and Adam Wodecki on the United scoresheet against replies via Mario Esposito twice plus Sam Maddix, Luke Stone and Michael Woodward.
Also featuring in a high scoring draw were Wootton Village and Renhold United Reserves who drew 4-4. Tinashe Chibanda with a brace plus Jay Rogers and Hayden Johnson marking the Village scoresheet against United replies via Nathan France twice plus Justin Ludman and Michael France.
Elsewhere, Kempston Hammers Sports took their unbeaten ways up to four games and moved into fourth place in the league standings with a 3-1 home win over Wilstead Reserves. Martin Bennett, David Banasiak and James Robinson the Hammers goalscorers against a lone reply from Rob Booth.
The new leaders of the division three league table are Atletico Europa who ran out 7-0 away winners at bottom of the table Moggerhanger United Reserves. Mo Banda netting four times alongside single strikes from Kane Alexander, Robert Ginn and Asmael George.
Losing out on that top spot were Cranfield United Reserves who were held to a 2-2 draw at Sandy Reserves. Carl Mercer and Rob Wilson on the home scoresheet against United replies from David Adderson and John Sheppard.
Whilst in third and fourth spots are Dianmo Flitwick and Flitwick Town Reserves who shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Jamie Burton and Joseph Kwarcinski on the home scoresheet against Town replies via an own goal and Mark Funnell.
In fifth spot having played at least one game less than the four teams above them are Shefford Town & Campton A who retained their seasons 100% record with an 8-2 win at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Sam Larsen netting four times, Jake Hills twice alongside single goals for Sam Lewis and Jake Brown against home replies via Milo Plater and George Bellamy.
Also enjoying life on the road were Clifton who ran out 3-1 winners at Caldecote U20. Chris Mattingley, Jack Brown and Callum McCoy netting the vital goals against a lone home reply from Ben Melrose.
For Mid Beds Tigers it was a 3-0 home win over Westoning U20. Lee Pyke opening the scoring in the 24th minute before he added to the scoreline in the 77th and 87th minutes of the game to complete his hat-trick.
Elsewhere, it was a 2-2 draw between FC Serbia and Lea Sports PSG. Bozo Saso and Tofara Nyaruwanga the home goalscorers against PSG replies via Ryan Darby and Owen Malcolm
Preview for Saturday 27th September 2014.
With AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College facing second in the table Shefford Town & Campton this coming Wednesday at Hillgrounds, Renhold United still 100% for the season will head towards Bedford Road Recreation Ground and a meeting with a Sandy side who are still looking for their first win of the season perhaps needing their sixth win on the bounce to retake their spot at the head of the league standings should the visitors have collected the spoils earlier in the week at Hillgrounds. Whilst third place Marston Shelton Rovers will also be on the road enroute for the Green and an outing against Ickwell & Old Warden.
For fourth place Flitwick Town its the search of win number three on the bounce when they play hosts to still 100% on the road Wilstead. Whilst having drawn their opening two home games AFC Oakley M&DH will look to go one better when a Wootton Blue Cross side who have lost their opening two away games come calling on them at their Playing Field headquarters.
Over at Thurleigh Playing Fields AFC Turvey having lost their two home games to date will hope to make it third time lucky when visited by bottom of the table Pavenham who are still in search of the first point/points of the season. Whilst over at Harvey Close following two straight defeats hosts Caldecote face a visit from a Sharnbrook side who have now lost their last three outings to slide into the bottom half of the league table.
Other action comes at Sharnbrook Upper School where hosts Eastcotts AFC take on a Lidlington United Sports side still looking for their first win of the season.
For seven division one sides it's action in the opening round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup.Four of them going head to head. At Ickleford Playing Fields, Marabese Ceramics after failing to raise a side to travel to Great Barford in league action last week hope all will be well when they entertain them this week in a game that could go either way. A comment that also applies to the other all Bedfordshire County Football League clash which comes at Rectory Road where Shefford Town & Campton Reserves play hosts to the visiting Cranfield United.
Meantime at Gold Street, Riseley Sports will be playing hosts to South Midlands League Reserve Division South & East outfit Stotfold Reserves. Whilst Sundon Park Rangers hit the road to Lancat Park to take on Luton District & South Beds League Premier Division side Square FC.
Away from the cup action there are four division one supported by Wests Citroen Bedford taking place. For 100% league leaders Henlow its home Groveside action against Bedford SA. Whilst third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves will look to retain their seasons 100% away record when they journey to Mill Lane to face a yet to win Potton Town.
Elsewhere, over at New Grounds the task facing hosts AFC Harlington in search of their first win of the season will not be an easy one as the visitors are the still 100% for the season Elstow Abbey and at Miller Road, both hosts Meltis Albion and visitors Queens Park Crescents will be looking to return to winning ways following defeats last weekend.
The main spotlight for the lower division sides falls upon the action in the opening round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup, where of the seven ties involving Bedfordshire County Football League sides, three are all league affairs. At the Warren, division two outfit Elstow Abbey Reserves will perhaps not find it easy to overcome their division three visitors Flitwick Town Reserves. Whilst another division three side who will fancy their chances of making it into the second round are Dinamo Flitwick when they play hosts to division two Stevington at Hinksley Recreation Ground.
The third all Beds League affair comes at the Bedford Academy with an all division three tie between hosts Atletico Europa and the visiting Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.
Elsewhere its home action for Caldecote U20 at Harvey Close against Luton District & South Beds League Division One side North Sundon Wanderers. Whilst two other sides from that same league/division also hit the road in our direction.FC Polonia heading for a Horseshoes Close outing against Moggerhanger United Reserves and Luton Leagrave AFC B will be enroute to Jubilee Playing Fields to be hosted by Wilstead Reserves.
Our lone side making the reverse trip are Sandy Reserves who head into Luton to face LU Four FC. Whilst in Herts FA Junior Cup action at Pirton Recreation Ground, Lea Sports PSG play hosts to JC United.
However there are still six division two games taking place, for league leaders Westoning the visitors to their Greenfield Road base are Moggerhanger United.Whilst third place Meltis Albion Reserves like Westoning will look to retain their seasons 100% record when they journey to Moore Crescent to be hosted by FC Houghton.
Over at Cutler Hammer, Kempston Athletic will look to preserve their own 100% seasons home record when called upon by Clapham Sports but for both Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves and Renhold United Reserves it will be the search of their first home point/points of the season. Rovers playing hosts to Kempston Con Club Sports at their Playing Field headquarters and at their own Playing Field headquarters United entertain the in form Kempston Hammers.
The final action in this division comes at the Hockey Centre where Bedford United will be visited by Caldecote Reserves.
The division three league action being down to just a programme of three games. At Crawley Road, Cranfield United Reserves with a point or better from their home clash with Westoning U20 will go back to the top of the league table. Whilst a defeat would give both hosts Clifton and their visitors Shefford Town & Campton A the chance to head the table should either claim a victory from their local derby clash at Whiston Crescent.
The final game coming at the Bedford Academy where White Eagles play hosts to Mid Beds Tigers.