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Sunday 05th October 2014
Henlow go five points clear at head of Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford League Table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH now find themselves in third spot in the league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten record and 100% away ways with a 5-0 victory at Pavenham. Robert Heaney netting twice alongside single goals for Steve Kuhne, Ollie Plested and Ali Smith. Whist AFC Turvey retained their own unbeaten away ways by holding AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College to a 3-3 draw. Andrew Latimer netting twice and Mark Allen once against home replies via Aaron Chaplin, Josh Sturniolo and Matty Phelan.
The third game of day saw Caldecote now without a win from their last four starts held to a 0-0 home draw by a Sandy side who were gaining their first away point of the season.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy.1st Round
Perhaps the result of the day belongs to Flitwick Town who ran out 6-1 home winners over Wootton Blue Cross. Daniel Stafford netting three times, Liam Keane twice and Will Scott once to earn them a trip in round two to Renhold United who emerged 3-1 home penalty shoot-out winners over Arlesey Town Reserves after the 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 3-3. Jason Allison twice and Mark Reed marking the United scoresheet.
Also enjoying a penalty shoot-out win of 5-4 were Ickwell & Old Warden at Shefford Town & Campton after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 2-2. Andrew Hayday and Ryan Lewis netting for the Town against replies via Lee Threadgold and Johnny Coles. They now face The 61 FC Luton at home in round two.
For Sharnbrook it was a 3-2 home win over Wilstead to earn a trip to Potton United in round two. Shaun Barnett, Jordan Baxter and Leon Taylor seeing their goals only replied to by Adam Budek and Paul Jones. Whilst Eastcotts AFC will now be on the road in round two to face AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College after winning 2-0 at Marston Shelton Rovers thanks to goals from Tony Milioti and Ollie Watton.
Alas for Lidlington United Sports it was a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of South Midlands League side Kent Athletic.
Henlow are now five points clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table after they retained their seasons 100% record by sending hosts Elstow Abbey to the first defeat of the season in a 3-1 scoreline. Danny Fox in the 10th minute shooting the Abbey ahead before a brace from Antony Bowskill plus a goal for George Kiely won the day for the visitors.
Now up into second spot are the still unbeaten Sundon Park Rangers who chalked up win number four on the bounce with a 5-0 home victory over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Matt Conway netting four times and Nicky Buttigeig once.
Just goal difference behind them are Cranfield United who retained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 4-2 at Riseley Sports. Martin Holland with a brace being supported by a strike from Jordan Appleton plus a Dan Mclaren penalty against home replies from Karl Walker and Jamie Simmons.
However, the biggest win of the day belonged to Potton Town who recorded their first win of the season when winning 9-2 at Queens Park Crescents. Jamie Hearson with a hat-trick, Chris Cooper with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Mark Mijalski, Brad Smith, James Pyman and Chris Moore against home replies via Shadaz Sattar and Dante Barlie.
Elsewhere Meltis Albion recorded their third home win on the bounce with a 3-2 victory over Great Barford. Alex Smith twice and Craig Damon marking their scoresheet against a brace in reply from Reuben Hukin. Whilst after losing their last three encounters Bedford SA returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win at AFC Harlington. Richard Lightfoot, Ashlee Banton and Daniel Lupton netting the vital goals against an own goal in reply.
Meantime over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves picked up their first home point of the season from a 2-2 draw with Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Grovanni Moscaritolo and Chris Wright on the home scoresheet against replies from Phil Bright and Sean Duignan.
The Marabese Ceramics v Brache Sparta fixture being postponed after the visitors failed to raise a side due to the Eid Festival.
Westoning's lead at the head of the Division Two league table is now down to three points after they lost their seasons 100% record when held to a 5-5 draw at Bedford United. Tom Wade with a hat-trick and Aaron Perrett with a brace for United seeing their goals replied to by braces from Ben Dashwood and Thomas Cooksley and a single strike from Glen Cooksley for the visitors.
For second place Elstow Abbey Reserves it was a 10-0 win at bottom of the table Kempston Con Club Sports to retain their seasons unbeaten ways. Just two goals from Jhey Tompkins separated the sides at the break before the Abbey ran riot in the second period, Shaun Cafferty netting three times, Tony Veglio twice plus an own goal and single strikes from Curtis McGall and John Joe Pekszyc to add to the scoreline.
Whilst third place Meltis Albion Reserves ran out 5-3 away winners at Wilstead Reserves. Sheldon Washington and Marco Tobzic both netting twice alongside Dan Reed to bring up the nap hand against home replies via Matt Johnson, Callum Evans and Luke Pursey.
Elsewhere it was an end to Stevington's 100% away record and unbeaten run for the season when beaten 4-3 at now fourth place Clapham Sports.Liam Bolton with a hat-trick plus a goal from Mario Esposito on target for the Sportsmen against replies from 51 year old Clinton Tatham plus Ben Walsh and Luke Cronin.
Also losing their seasons unbeaten away record were Kempston Hammers Sports who lost 4-2 at Moggerhanger United who were enjoying their first home win of the season. Luke Rudd twice plus Lee Adams and Josh Paul marking the United scoresheet against Hammers replies via Jimmy Grandidge and Dan Havil.
Meantime, FC Houghton made it three home wins on the bounce with an 8-0 victory over Caldecote Reserves. Lawrence Taylor netting four times, Shaun Fahy twice plus single goals from Kevin McGovarn and Mark Doran to do the damage. Whilst a lone goal from Gary Whitbread was enough to take Kempston Athletic to a 1-0 home win over Wootton Village.
With Cranfield United Reserves sitting the afternoon out Atletico Europa took full advantage to climb back onto the top of the Division Three league table with a 5-1 home victory over Sandy Reserves. Moydean Banda and Sam Donadio netting twice and Johnny Ovenden once to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Rob Wilson.
Also leaping above United in the league standings are Clifton who made it four wins on the bounce with a 6-0 home win over FC Serbia. Andy Harvey netting four times alongside single strikes from Chris Mattingley and Jack Brown.
Whilst both the Flitwick sides retained their seasons unbeaten ways with wins.Town Reserves are now in fourth spot after winning 4-0 at White Eagles where Benn Ward netted twice to go alongside goals for Dan Read and Mark Barlett. Whilst fifth place Dinamo were 2-1 home winners over Mid Beds Tigers thanks to goals from Nick Payne and Dean Myers against a lone reply from Daniel Whitten.
Life on the road turned sweet for Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who ran out 5-3 winners at Westoning U20. Roland Ashby with a brace plus strikes from Mio Plater, Ben Paratt and Derwayne Stupple bringing up the nap hand against home replies via Dominic Benmoussa, Tayer Clayton and Culum Clayton.
Elsewhere it was a return to winning ways for Lea Sports PSG with a 4-2 home win over bottom of the table Moggerhanger United.Ryan Darby netting twice alongside Sean Dixon and Joe Hennem for PSG against United replies via Aaron Austin and Michael McDonnell.
The final game of the day saw Shefford Town & Campton A lose their seasons 100% home record when held to a 0-0 draw by Caldecote U20 who were gaining their first away point of the season.
Preview for Saturday 11th October 2014
Action this weekend sees the main spotlight fall upon the staging of the 3rd Bedfordshire County Football League Hop. It all starts with a 10.30am kick off at Hitchin Road where unbeaten Shefford Town & Campton currently sitting in second spot in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table play hosts to Pavenham. The visitors being old hands at this groundhopping business having played in the very first game when winning at Elstow Abbey in season 2012-13 and then last season netting a 7-1 home win over Caldecote in a game where James Owen netted six of their goals, so trust me this is far from a banker home win.
The second game of the day takes us to Jubilee Playing Fields for another top flight encounter between hosts Wilstead who are still in search of their first league home win of the season and the visiting Ickwell & Old Warden who will hit the road for this 1.45pm kick off looking for their third away win on the bounce.
The final hop game of the day being a Divison One clash at Miller Road between fifth place hosts Meltis Albion who will looking for their fourth home win on the bounce and second from bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics who will be in search of the first win of the season. Kick off for this one being 4.20pm.
Outside the hop the pick of the other Premier Division supported by Sportsform games must be the Renhold Playing Fields encounter between current 100% for the season and league leaders Renhold United who play hosts to AFC Oakley M&DH. The visitors holding down third place in the table and still unbeaten this season.
Over at Hurst Grove its a clash at the other end of the league table when bottom of the table hosts Lidlington United Sports go in search of their fist league win of the season against the visiting Sandy. The visitors just two places above them in the league standings also looking for their first win of the season.
Whilst just down the road at Marston Playing Fields, fourth place hosts Marston Shelton Rovers will look to return to winning ways on home soil against a Caldecote side who are yet to win on the road this season and for Wootton Blue Cross at Weston Park its a second meeting in seven days with Flitwick Town and a chance to gain revenge for their Beds FA Senior Trophy defeat.
Other action comes at Sharnbrook Upper School where hosts Eastcotts AFC will be in search of their third home win on the bounce against AFC Turvey who will be looking to extend their seasons unbeaten ways and at Lodge Road, hosts Sharnbrook having lost their last two home league encounters will not find it easy in getting back to winning ways as the visitors are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who are still 100% on the road this season.
In Division One apart from the hop game at Miller Road there are seven other games to enjoy. At Groveside, league leaders Henlow will be looking to retain their 100% seasons record when called upon by a Queens Park Crescents side who travel in search of their first away point/points of the season. Whilst fourth place Elstow Abbey hit the road looking to retain their own 100% away record for the season at Grange Road in a meeting with a Bedford SA side who will be playing their first home game of the season.
Its also a trip on the road for second place Sundon Park Rangers looking to defend their own 100% seasons away record and their destination is Mill Lane to face the yet to win at home Potton Town. Whilst over at King Geoge VI Playing Fields something must give when hosts AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves still 100% on home soil this season receive a visit from the still 100% on the road this season AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who to boot are yet to concede an away goal this campaign.
Other action coming at Crawley Road, the venue at which third place Cranfield United look for their fourth home win on the bounce against visitors AFC Harlington who will be in search of their first away point/points of the season plus at Fisher Close, Great Barford now unbeaten in their last two home outings receive a visit from Riseley Sports being club number three of the day in search of their first away point/points of the season.
The search for their first away point/points of the season also being the target for bottom of the table Brache Sparta when they journey for a Rectory Road outing against yet to win at home Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.
In Division Two for league leaders Westoning its home action at Greenfield Road against the visiting Kempston Athletic whose both away games to date this season have ended in stalemate. Whilst at their Recreation Ground headquarters, Wootton Village will defend their seasons unbeaten home record against the visiting third place Meltis Albion Reserves.
Over at Cutler Hammer, fifth place Kempston Hammers now unbeaten in their last four home starts look to go nap when called upon by sixth place FC Houghton who are yet to win on the road this season and just down the road at the Warren, second place Elstow Abbey Reserves will search for their third home win on the bounce against a Renhold United Reserves side who have failed to win any of their last five outings.
Other action comes at the Hockey Centre, the venue at which bottom of the table Kempston Con Club Sports travel looking for their first away point/points of the season against hosts Bedford United. Whilst at Harvey Close, still 100% at home hosts Caldecote Reserves receive a visit from fourth place Clapham Sports who will be looking to take their unbeaten away ways up to three games.
The final action in this division seeing still unbeaten at home Stevington play hosts to a Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves side who have yet to collect any points on the road from their away encounters this season.
With current league leaders Atletico Europa sitting the afternoon out, there is a chance they will be knocked off the top spot come today's final whistles. Could it be to third place Cranfield United Reserves who defend their seasons unbeaten ways away at fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves who themselves are still unbeaten this season or second place Clifton who at their Whiston Crescent base take on Lea Sports PSG whose both away encounters to date have ended in stalemate.
At the other end of the table bottom of the pile Moggerhanger United travel for a Bedford Road Recreation Ground outing against a yet to win at home Sandy Reserves and for second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20 its home action at Harvey Close also in search of their first home win of the season against Westoning U20.
Other action coming at Bedford Academy where FC Serbia now unbeaten in their last two home starts receive a visit from Shefford Town & Campton A and at Sandy Academy Mid Beds Tigers play hosts to the still 100% on the road this season White Eagles. Whilst on the Green, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves play hosts to another still 100% on the road side this season in shape of fifth place Dinamo Flitwick.