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Sunday 12th October 2014
Ground Hop Day a big success with 16 goals to boot.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United remain two points clear at the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they made it seven wins from seven outings with a 4-0 home win over AFC Oakley M&DH who were losing their seasons 100% away ways. Aran Hazelwood, Alex Woolston, Mark Reed and Jason Allison netting the goals to do the damage.
Remaining in second spot are Shefford Town & Campton who earlier in the day had attracted a crowd of 189 for the opening game of the Bedfordshire Football League Hop after they netted a 4-2 victory over Pavenham. It was the visitors via James Owen who shot into a 14th minute lead but within four minutes the Town were 2-1 ahead thanks to a brace of goals from Ryan Lewis. Owen with his second strike of the day was to even matters up three minutes before the break until goals from Michael Jones in the 50th minute and Chris Clark in the 73rd minute sealed the points for the home side.
Now up into third spot are Marston Shelton Rovers who jumped above AFC Oakley M&DH on goal difference following their 2-2 home draw with Caldecote who were gaining their first away point of the season. Jamie Cerminara and Alan Henman netting for the Rovers against a brace in reply from Conor Smith.
The second game of the league hop came at Wilstead where before a crowd of 146 the home side recorded their first home win of the season with a 5-2 victory over Ickwell & Old Warden. In front as early as the second minute via Adam Budek they were to double their lead when Colin Marshall struck in the 27th minute and go 3-0 ahead when Budek claimed his second of the day three minutes from the break. However, the goal of the game was to come from the visitors Andrew Vallom who netted from inside his own half in the 61st minute only to see Paul Jones restore the home sides three goal advantage just three minutes later. Jones then made it 5-1 eight minutes from time before Craig Schurek netted the games final goal in time added on.
For Sandy it was the claiming of their first three points haul of the season when they won 4-1 at bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Phil Beall and Liam Brophy netting in the opening half before a Jonnie Stratford penalty and a strike from Ryan Gregory added to their tally in the second period against a lone reply from United's Gary Smith.
Elsewhere, AFC Turvey remain unbeaten on the road this season after sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Eastcotts AFC. Andrew Latimer netting both goals against home replies from Harvey Puddifoot and Tony Milioti.
Also still unbeaten on the road this season are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who drew 2-2 at Sharnbrook. Tyrone Kelly and Keegan Roberts on their scoresheet against home replies via Alex Strange and Jordan Baxter.
The final game of the day Wootton Blue Cross v Flitwick Town being called to a halt just 18 minutes into the contest due to a serious injury to a Town player.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Henlow remain five points clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table after a single goal from Keith Milburn was enough for them to retain their seasons 100% record with a 1-0 home victory over Queens Park Crescents.
However now up into second spot are Cranfield United who retained their own seasons unbeaten ways and 100% home record with a 7-0 victory over AFC Harlington. Liam Whitmee-Craig and Joe Sames both netting twice alongside single strikes from Daniel Mclaren, Martin Holland and Peter Hanwell.
Whilst now in third spot are Elstow Abbey who remain 100% on the road this season after winning 4-0 at Bedford SA. Callum Davenport shooting them ahead in the 28th minute before strikes from Jason Simons and Andy Kiein in the opening periods closing two minutes saw them lead 3-0 at the break. Davenport making it 4-0 seven minutes into the second period until he failed to bring up the nap hand and claim his hat-trick when missing from the penalty spot seven minutes from time.
All of which means Sundon Park Rangers are now down into fourth spot after they lost their seasons 100% away record and unbeaten ways when beaten 2-1 at Potton Town who were claiming their first home win of the season. James Hearson and James Pyman on the Town scoresheet against a lone reply via Samual Kehinde.
Just goal difference behind them in fifth spot are AFC kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who retained their seasons 100% away record with a 4-1 win at AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves to end the home sides 100% seasons home record. Ryan Smith netting twice alongside goals from Adam Gadinski and Paul Garrett against a lone home reply from Ray Patrickson.
Life gets no better for bottom of the table Brache Sparta who were beaten 24-0 at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Sean Duignan with four goals, Simon Castle, Tim Andrews and Ross Earl all claiming hat-tricks plus there were braces from Neil Smith, Joe Lewis, Phil Bright and Michael Castle to go with single strikes from Dave Young, Josh Goor and Josh Whetlor in taking Town to their first home win of the season.
For Great Barford it was a 7-2 home win over Riseley Sports to take their unbeaten home ways up to three games and climb into the top half of the league table. Nick Payne, David Mulvhill and Reuben Hukin all claiming braces to go with a single strike from Owen Layton against Sports replies via Carl Walker and James Law.
The final league hop game of the day before a crowd of 141 at Miller Road was to see the visitors Marabese Ceramics claim their first win of the season with a 2-1 win over hosts Meltis Albion. Lewis Littlechild in the 56th minute and Nico Miceli 60 seconds later taking the Tilermen two goals clear before Albion's Alex Smith reduced the scoreline from the penalty spot seven minutes from time.
We have new leaders at the head of the division two league table in the shape of Elstow Abbey Reserves who retained their seasons 100% home record by coming from 2-0 down to claim a 3-2 victory over Renhold United Reserves. Michael France and Iain Asplin shooting United ahead before a brace from Myles Ferraro drew the Abbey level until Dave McCarthy netted the winner four minutes from time.
Abbey taking over the top spot on goal difference from Westoning who were beaten for the first time this season when losing 3-1 at home to Kempston Athletic who thus remain unbeaten on the road this season. Gary Whitbread, James Maxwell and Richard Robinson on the visitors scoresheet against a lone home reply from Bryn Reynolds.
Remaining in third spot just a point adrift are Meltis Albion Reserves who won 4-1 at Wootton Village. Zach Robinson, Padraic Walsh, Josh St Clair Pierre and Kian Marashi on their scoresheet against a lone Village reply from Tinashe Chibanda. Whilst still in fourth spot are Clapham Sports who made it three wins in a row with a 9-2 victory at Caldecote Reserves. Grant Williams with a hat-trick being supported by braces from Neil Larman and Liam Bolton to go with single goals from Cieran Fraher and Antony Farr against two in reply from Andrew Spiers.
Bedford United are now unbeaten in their last four home starts after claiming a 6-0 win over bottom of the table Kempston Con Club Sports. Guiseppe Lambert and Simon Wade with braces plus goals from Aaron Van Horne and Gary Phillipson doing the damage.
Elsewhere, FC Houghton made it win number four on the bounce and claimed their first away win of the season with a 5-1 victory at Kempston Hammers Sports. Mark Doran with a brace seeing single goals from Lawrence Taylor, Charlie Nicholson and Shaun Fahy bring up the nap hand against a lone Hammers reply from Michael Farmer. Whilst Stevington retained their seasons unbeaten home record with a 2-1 victory over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Colm Lawlor and Aaron Fletcher netting the goals against a Rovers reply from Andrew Elms.
With league leaders Atletico Europa sitting the afternoon out they now find themselves down into third spot following a win for Clifton and a draw for Cranfield United Reserves. The new table toppers being Clifton who made it five wins on the bounce with a 3-2 home victory over Lea Sports PSG. Tony Norman netting twice and Callum McCoy once against replies from Ryan Dalby and Owen Malcolm. Whilst Cranfield United Reserves take over second spot after retaining their seasons unbeaten ways in a 0-0 draw at fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves who themselves remain unbeaten this season.
FC Serbia are now unbeaten in their last three home starts are netting a 3-1 win over Shefford Town & Campton A. Milan Marusic, Bozo Saso and Demilson Conceicao on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Jordan Robbins. Whilst Dinamo Flitwick lost their seasons unbeaten ways when losing 4-1 at Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.Frazier Maldment with a brace plus strikes from Ranjit Kaylan and Greoge Bellamy doing the damage against a lone Dinamo reply from Jamie Burton.
Elsewhere, White Eagles remain 100% on the road this season after winning 4-2 at Mid Beds Tigers. Artur Lukowski, Przemyslan Stramski, Damian Susfal and Michal Sikdrski on their scoresheet against a brace in reply from Tigers Steve Monks.
Meantime, Sandy Reserves are still looking for their first home win of the season after being held to a 0-0 draw by bottom of the table Moggerhanger United Reserves who were gaining their first point of the season.
Alas for Westoning U20 their failure to raise a side to travel and face their U20 counterparts at Caldecote means the points will be awarded to the hosts.
Preview for Saturday 18th October 2014
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend will see league leaders Renhold United defend their 100% seasons record when they head towards the newly opened Flitwick Community Football Centre to face hosts Flitwick Town who themselves still hold down a seasons 100% home record. Whilst at Hillgrounds, despite their lofty sixth position in the league standings hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College will be in search of their first home win of the season when called upon by third place Marston Shelton Rovers who will hit the road still unbeaten on their travels this season.
For the still unbeaten at home fourth place AFC Oakley M&DH its a visit to their Playing Field base by bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season. Whilst at Thurleigh Playing Fields, seventh place AFC Turvey will be looking to end a run of three consecutive home defeats when visited by second place and still unbeaten on the road Shefford Town & Campton.
Elsewhere over at Harvey Close where Caldecote have failed to win any of their last three encounters the visitors are Wilstead and just down the road on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden will be in search of their first home points of the season against the visiting Wootton Blue Cross who will be in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Other action comes at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, the venue at which Sandy also look for their first home win of the season against an Eastcotts AFC side who themselves will be another club looking for their own first away league win of the season and for Pavenham also without a home win to their name this season its a visit to their Playing Field base by Sharnbrook.
In Division One the stand out game comes at Stockwood Park Athletic track where fourth place Sundon Park Rangers still unbeaten on home turf this season take on the league leaders Henlow who will be out to preserve their seasons 100% record. Whilst two of the other serious title contenders clash at the Warren where third place hosts Elstow Abbey receive a visit from the still unbeaten second place Cranfield United.
Over at Gold Street ninth place hosts Riseley Sports will be called upon by a Meltis Albion side playing just their second away game of the season. Whilst in Mowsbury Park, Queens Park Crescents play hosts to Bedford SA playing their seventh away game of the season.
Its local derby action at Chambers Lane where the yet to win at home Marabese Ceramics are visited by the yet to win on the road Shefford Town & Campton Reserves and also looking for their first home win of the season will be AFC Harlington when Great Barford come calling to New Grounds in search of their own first away win of the season.
Other action coming at Dallow Road, the venue at which Brache Sparta receive a visit from AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves and on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds, fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves are the fourth side looking for their first home win of the season when visited by seventh place Potton Town.
In Division Two the game of the day comes at Miller Road where third place Meltis Albion Reserves still 100% on home soil this season receive a visit from second place Westoning who are still unbeaten on the road this season. Whilst at King George VI Playing Fields, fourth place Clapham Sports entertain sixth place Kempston Hammers Sports who will be in search of their first away win of the season.
Of the other sides challenging near the top of the table it will be a trip on the road for current league leaders Elstow Abbey Reserves when they journey to Cutler Hammer looking to retain their seasons unbeaten ways against sixth place hosts Kempston Athletic and for fifth place FC Houghton its the search of home win number four on the bounce when at Moore Crescent they host a Moggerhanger United side who have lost their last two away games.
Elsewhere in Hillgrounds, bottom of the table Kempston Club Sports will be in search of win number one of the season when called upon by Stevington. Whilst for second from bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves its home Jubilee Playing Fields action in search of their first win of the season against Wootton Village looking for their third away win on the bounce.
Other action comes at Marston Playing Fields, the venue at which hosts Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves take on a Caldecote Reserves side looking to avoid its fourth consecutive away defeat and at Renhold Playing Fields, Renhold United Reserves seek out their first home win of the season against the visiting Bedford United.
Having sat last weekend out and duly lost their leadership of the Division Three league table Atleltico Europa's task to regain the summit position begins with a home encounter at the Bedford Academy against fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves who will hit the road still unbeaten on their travels this season. Whilst the new league leaders Clifton themselves still 100% on the road this season head for a Rectory Road local derby clash with Shefford Town & Campton A who will be looking to maintain their own unbeaten seasons home record and gain revenge for their defeat at Whiston Crescent just three weeks ago.
For second place Cranfield United Reserves its home action at Crawley Road where they are still unbeaten this season against Mid Beds Tigers and on the 3G surface at Redborne School, fifth place Dinamo Flitwick defend their own seasons unbeaten home ways against second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20.
Elsewhere over at Pirton Recreation Ground, seventh place Lea Sports PSG are paid a visit by Sandy Reserves. Whilst at Greenfield Road, Westoning U20 having lost their last two home games will look to repair the damage against an FC Serbia side who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
The final game comes at Hillgrounds, the venue at which White Eagles search out their first home point/points of the season against sixrth place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves side who are still 100% on the road this season.