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Sunday 28th September 2014
Riseley Sports take top honour in Beds FA Intermediate Cup.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Having lost the top spot in the league table after Shefford Town & Campton won at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College in midweek,Renhold United now find themselves back on the summit of the table and two points clear of the Town after netting their sixth win on the bounce with a 2-0 victory at now second from the bottom of the table Sandy. Mark Reed netting in the opening half and Aran Hazelwood doubling the scoreline in the second period.
For third place Marston Shelton Rovers it was an extension to their seasons unbeaten away ways with a 6-1 victory at Ickwell & Old Warden. Dan Threadgold giving the home side an early lead before four goals from Jamie Cerminara alongside strikes from Darren Allen and Lee Dudley saw the Rovers stroll to victory.
Still holding down fourth spot are Flitwick Town who chalked up their third win on the bounce with a 2-1 home win over Wilstead. Dan Stafford and Jim Lewis netting the vital goals against a Wilstead reply via Adam Budek.
Just a point behind them in fifth place are the still unbeaten for the season AFC Oakley M&DH who run out 4-2 home winners over Wootton Blue Cross. Matt Barnes, Mark Smith, Steve Kuhne and Ali Smith marking their scorecard against replies via Phil Matthews and Ian Buckingham.
Elsewhere there were away wins for both Sharnbrook and Pavenham. The boys from Lodge Road climbing up into seventh spot following their 6-2 win at Caldecote. Shaun Barnett with a brace being supported by strikes from Leon Taylor, Jordan Baxter, Alex Strange and Richard Ball against home replies via Conor Smith and Lewis Giddings. Whilst Pavenham lifted themselves off the bottom of the table with a 2-0 victory at AFC Turvey who were losing their third consecutive home match. Tom Rodger and David Netherway netting the goals to do the damage.
Taking over that bottom slot are Lidlington United Sports who were beaten 3-1 at Eastcotts AFC. Ollie Watson twice plus Glen Tumulty from the penalty spot finding the back of the net for the home side against a lone reply from Ben Marwood.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Still sitting at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table are Henlow who retained their seasons 100% record with a 7-0 home win over Bedford SA. Russel Ayles and James Campbell both netting twice alongside strikes from Josh Thomas, Jake Berry and Keith Milburn.
Now in second spot just three points adrift but with a game in hand are Elstow Abbey who retained their own 100% seasons record with a 6-2 win at AFC Harlington. A goal down in the 8th minute thanks to a home goal from Jack Archer the Abbey with two strikes from Callum Davenport and a goal from Danny Pilgrim were to go 3-1 ahead before the home side reduced the arrears to just a single goal when Scott Gadsden netted from the penalty spot 20 minutes into the second period. Abbey however were to ensure the full three points were theirs with three goals in the closing 10 minutes, first Davenport completed his hat-trick before Andy Klein and Ed L'Erario both found the back of the net.
There was also a big win for Meltis Albion who ran out 5-0 home winners over Queens Park Crescents thanks to a hat-trick from Alexis Kamenan and single goals for Dan Smith and Alex Smith.
Elsewhere, the Potton Town v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves game will be subjected to a Bedfordshire FA inquiry after the referee abandoned the game with less than 10 minutes to play after a home player allegedly refused to leave the pitch side after being red carded. At this stage the visitors were leading 4-1 with goals from Anas Bechkoum, Tim Manomano, Paul Obuch and Keegan Roberts against a home strike from Paul Mijalski which would have lifted them up into second spot in the league standings.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup 1st Round
The result of the day belonged to Riseley Sports who will now face a trip to St Joseph in round two after netting a 1-0 home win over South Midlands League side Stotfold Reserves thanks to a strike from Karl Walker.
Elsewhere it was away wins all the way, Great Barford with goals from Owen Layton and David Mulvhill against a reply via Joe Fallano winning at Marabese Ceramics to earn a home round two tie against Wootton Blue Cross U21. Whilst Cranfield United will now visit Barton Rovers U21 Development B after winning 2-0 at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Liam Whitmee-Craig shooting them ahead in the 68th minute before Jordan Appleton headed home goal number two four minutes from time.
For Sundon Park Rangers, it will be a trip to Meltis Albion in round two after winning 3-1 at Luton District & South Beds league side Square FC. Matt Conway netting twice and Nicky Buttigeig to do the damage.
Westoning's lead at the head of the division two league table is now up to five points after they maintained their seasons 100% record with a 4-1 home win over Moggerhanger United. Tom Cooksley with a brace being supported by strikes from James Lovett and Bryn Reynolds against a lone reply via George Tyrer.
With second place Elstow Abbey Reserves away on cup duty Meltis Albion Reserves failed to climb above them by being beaten 3-2 at FC Houghton. Lawrence Taylor twice plus Edwin Ike on the home scoresheet against replies from Sheldon Washington and Josh St Clair Pierre.
Down at the other end of the standings Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves lifted themselves off the bottom of the league table with a thumping 7-1 home victory over now basement club Kempston Con Club Sports. Antony Henman with a hat-trick, Carl Borromeo with a brace plus goals from Harry Baker and Valiant Muddkwani only being replied to once by Shaun Copperwheat.
However, the biggest win of the day belonged to Bedford United who ran out 9-1 home winners over Caldecote Reserves.Tom Wade with a hat-trick, Jamael Dixon and Aaron Perrett with braces plus a single strike from Adam Wodecki doing the damage against a lone reply from Simon Ashton.
The lone away win of the day belonged to Clapham Sports who won 6-2 at Kempston Athletic. Liam Bolton with a hat-trick, Grant Williams with a brace and a single strike from Neil Larman only being replied to twice by Gary Whitbread for the Athletic.
Whilst the Renhold United Reserves v Kempston Hammers encounter finished all square at 4-4. Josh Cowley, Josh Burnapp, Dean Hains and Michael France on the United scoresheet against Hammers replies from Dan Havil twice plus an own goal and Sunnie Sandhu.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup 1st Round
The biggest win of the day belonged to Caldecote U20 who ran out 11-0 home winners over Luton District & South Beds League side North Sundon Wanderers to earn a trip into Luton to face Square FC A in round two. Ben Gibson netting four times, Jamie Richardson twice to go with an own goal plus single strikes from Ben Melrose, Trueman Keeble, Tom Dupey and Ben Smith-Ruddick.
There were even more goals at Jubilee Playing Fields where Wilstead Reserves drew 6-6 with Luton District & South Beds League Luton Leagrave AFC B before winning the penalty shoot-out 4-2. Hanni Thiarra with a hat-trick being supported by single goals from Liam Philip, Callum Evans and Robert Tanner to earn a home tie in round two against Stevington who won 4-0 at Dinamo Flitwick. Aaron Fletcher with a brace plus strikes from Sam Nightingale and Tristan Clarke doing the damage.
Also requiring a spot kick victory to earn a home round two tie against Kempston Con Club Sports were Elstow Abbey Reserves after 90 minutes play had seen them deadlocked 2-2 at home against Flitwick Town Reserves. Ollie Banfield and Daniel Reed shooting the Town 2-0 ahead in the first half before goals from Dave McCarthy on 55minutes and They Tompkins brought about the spot kick shoot-out during which Abbey goalkeeper Jake Edwards become the hero with two saves in a 3-2 win.
For Atletico Europa it will now be a trip to Westoning in round two following their 4-1 home win over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Ishmnel George, Kane Alexander, Garfield Nelson and a Yasmin Demir penalty only being replied to by Ross Adam for the visitors.
Alas it was the end of the road for Sandy Reserves and Moggerhanger United Reserves to Luton District & South Beds League sides, LU Four netting a 2-1 home win over Sandy for whom Stephen Pugh netted. Whilst Moggerhanger United Reserves had just a lone goal from Sean McDonnell to show for their 10-1 home defeat at the hands of FC Polonia.
Hertfordshire FA Junior Cup 1st Round
Lea Sports PSG despite a goal from Will Tyler were to lose 2-1 at home against JC United.
The new leaders of the division three league table are Cranfield United Reserves following their 7-1 home victory over Westoning U20 to retain their seasons unbeaten ways. Ben Thompson netting four times alongside single strikes from David Adderson, Adam Constable and Jordan Conway against a lone reply from Adam Franklin.
Now in third spot are Clifton after they ran out 3-1 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton A. Joe Marshall netting twice and Andy Harvey once against a lone reply from Sam Larsen.
Whilst for Mid Beds Tigers it was a 1-0 win at White Eagles to move up into fourth slot. Jack Truett netting the vital goal
Preview for Saturday 4th October 2014
Spotlight this weekend for the majority of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs centres around the action in the first round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. Of the 10 clubs going into battle eight of them go head to head in all Bedfordshire County League clashes. At Hitchin Road, Shefford Town & Campton having already netted away wins over Ickwell & Old Warden in both the league and Biggleswade Knock Out Cup this season will feel confident about making it a hat-trick when the boys from the Green come visiting.
Whilst over at Marston Playing Fields, the high flying Marston Shelton Rovers play hosts to an Eastcotts AFC side they beat on their own patch in league action back in late August and thus will be looking for a quick double but the other two all Bedfordshire County Football League games look harder to call. At Lodge Road, Sharnbrook will be playing hosts to Wilstead in a tie they will perhaps start the slight favourites whilst Wootton Blue Cross will be on enroute for a meeting with Flitwick Town.
Of the two clubs facing opposition from the South Midlands League home advantage might yet prove to be crucial, at their Playing Field headquarters Renhold United play hosts to Arlesey Town Reserves and at Hurst Grove, Lidlington United receive a visit from Kent Athletic.
All this cup action leaving us with just a programme of three games in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform section. At Harvey Close, Caldecote play hosts to second from bottom of the table Sandy looking to avoid their third home defeat on the bounce and its also local derby action when still unbeaten AFC Oakley M&DH make the short trip down the road to face Pavenham. Meantime at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College host AFC Turvey looking for a quick double having beaten them 3-0 on their own Thurleigh patch just 21 days ago.
The game of the day in division one comes at the Warren where second place hosts Elstow Abbey put their 100% seasons record on the line against the visiting league leaders Henlow who themselves hit the road still 100% for the season.
For third place Sundon Park Rangers its home action at Stockwood Park Athletic Track looking to retain their seasons unbeaten ways against the visiting AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Whilst fourth place Cranfield United still unbeaten this season head for a Gold Street outing against still 100% at home Riseley Sports.
Over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves will be looking for their first home win of the season against the visiting second from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who come in search of their own first win of the season home or away.
Whilst after two heavy defeats, basement club Brache Sparta will be hoping for better times when they journey to Ickleford Playing Fields to face the yet to win themselves Marabese Ceramics. Also on the outlook for their first wins of the season will be AFC Harlington when they entertain Bedford SA at New Grounds and Potton Town who make the journey into Mowsbury Park to face Queens Park Crescents.
The final action coming at Miller Road, the venue at which Great Barford journey for their first away game of the season against the hosting Meltis Albion.
In division two for the still 100% league leaders Westoning its a trip to the Hockey Centre to take on Bedford United. Whilst second place Elstow Abbey Reserves will be expected to collect the full three points from their away encounter in Hillgrounds against yet to win and bottom of the table Kempston Con Club Sports.
Third place Meltis Albion Reserves will again be on the road heading for a Jubilee Playing Fields outing against second from bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves who will be search of their first win of the season. Whilst also hitting the road for the second weekend running will be fourth place Kempston Hammers Sports who head for a Horseshoe Close outing against the yet to win at home Moggerhanger United.
Over at King George VI Playing Fields Clapham Sports receive a visit from the still unbeaten Stevington and at Cutler Hammer, hosts Kempston Athletic look to return to winning ways against a Wootton Village side who are now unbeaten in their last three league outings.
The final action coming at Moore Crescent, the venue at which hosts FC Houghton take on the visiting Caldecote Reserves
In Division Three, with league leaders Cranfield United Reserves sitting the afternoon out its home action at the Bedford Academy for second place Atletico Europa against a Sandy Reserves side who for certain will start the second favourites to collect the points but at the same time they do have a reputation for pulling off shock results. Europa you have been warned.
Just across Town at Hillgrounds, Flitwick Town Reserves will be seeking to retain their seasons unbeaten away league ways against the hosting White Eagles and for Shefford Town & Campton A its home action at Rectory Road against the visiting second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20 who travel in search of their first point/points of the season.
Also in search of their first point/points of the season will be bottom of the table Moggerhanger United Reserves when they travel to Walnut Tree Road to be hosted by Lea Sports PSG. Whilst on the 3G surface at Redborne School, sixth place Dinano Flitwick will be looking to extend their seasons unbeaten ways when called upon by fourth place Mid Beds Tigers.
Other action comes at Whiston Crescent, the venue at which third place Clifton will be playing hosts to a FC Serbia side still looking for their first away win of the season and at Greenfield Road where third from bottom of the table Westoning U20 entertain the visiting Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who sit just one place above them on goal difference in the league standings.