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Sunday 19th October 2014
Renhold United make it eight wins on the bounce.
Premier Division Supported by Sportsform
Renhold United remain two points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after chalking up win number eight on the bounce by a 6-0 scoreline at Flitwick Town to end the hosts 100% home record for the season. Mark Reed and Tommy Foyle both netting twice alongside single goals for Jonny Richens and Jason Allison. Whilst second place Shefford Town & Campton retained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 3-2 at AFC Turvey. Andrew Hayday with a brace and a single goal from Jake Renney only being replied to by strikes from Andrew Latimer and David Hitchin to leave the hosts still looking for their first home win of the season.
Now up into third spot are AFC Oakley M&DH after they retained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a thumping 10-1 win over bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Alex Liburd leading the way with a hat-trick, Rob Heaney netting a brace alongside single goals for Ali Smith, Oli Plested, Mitchell Crook, Carl Warner and Aidan McLean against a lone reply via Ben Marwood.
However, just goal difference behind them in fourth spot are Marston Shelton Rovers who retained their seasons unbeaten away ways by winning 1-0 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College thanks to a goal from Jack Weedon.
Now up into sixth spot are Sharnbrook who took their unbeaten ways up to three games by winning 2-0 at second from bottom of the table Pavenham. Jordan Baxter and Shaun Barnett netting the goals to do the damage.
Also winning on the road were Wootton Blue Cross and Eastcotts AFC. The Blue Cross collecting their first away points of the season by winning 4-1 at Ickwell & Old Warden for whom Lee Threadgold netted the lone goal and likewise for Eastcotts AFC it was their first points on the road this season when a goal from Glen Tumulty took them to a 1-0 victory at Sandy.
Elsewhere, Caldecote twice needed to come from two goals behind to share the points in a 4-4 home draw with Wilstead. Tom Wallace and Conor Smith both netting braces against a brace from Colin Marshall and strikes from Paul Jones and Kieran Brasier in reply for Wilstead.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Henlow's lead at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table is now down to four points after their seasons 100% ways were ended in having to share the spoils in a 1-1 draw at fourth place Sundon Park Rangers who thus remain unbeaten on home turf this season. Keith Milburn on the scoresheet for the league leaders against a home reply from Matthew Conway.
Closing the gap in second place are Elstow Abbey who won 2-1 at home over Cranfield United to end the visitors seasons unbeaten ways. Callum Davenport shooting the Abbey in front in the seventh minute before Dom Parrella doubled the scoreline 11 minutes from the break. United's lone reply coming via Martin Holland just two minutes into the new period.
For fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves it was an extension of their unbeaten ways up to five games when they shared the spoils in a 2-2 home draw against Potton Town. Anas Bechkoum netting both goals against replies via Tom Grinstead and James Pyman.Whilst sixth place Meltis Albion collected their first away point of the season in drawing 1-1 at Riseley Sports. Mark Darlow netting for the home side and Alex Smith for the Albion.
Also gaining their first away points of the season were Great Barford who won 5-3 at AFC Harlington to leave the hosts still looking for their first win of the season. Gary Canzano and Ben Stock netting twice and Elijah Hukin once to bring up the nap hand against home replies from Josh Johnson twice and Matt Barnes.
Life gets no better for bottom of the table Brache Sparta who were beaten 12-1 at home by AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Antony Eastwood bagging six goals, Ray Patrickson netting four and supported by single strikes from Jason Angol and Alex Skeel. The lone home reply, their first goal of the season being netted by Ricky Fearon.
After four consecutive defeats Queens Park Crescents returned to winning ways with a 3-1 home victory over Bedford SA. Dante Barlie netting twice and Shazad Sattar once against a lone reply via James Munns. Whilst Marabese Ceramics collected their first home point of the season by drawing 1-1 with Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Lewis Littlechild on the home scoresheet and Tim Andrews netting for the Town.
Westoning are now back onto the top of the division two league table on goal difference from Elstow Abbey Reserves after they ended Meltis Albion Reserves 100% home record to retain their own seasons unbeaten away ways with a 7-3 victory.James Lovett with a hat-trick being supported by single goals from Sean Cooksley, Cody O'Neill, Taylor Clayton and Thomas Cooksley against Albion replies via Josh St Clair Pierre twice and Craig Damon.
For Elstow Abbey Reserves it was win number six on the bounce and the retention of their seasons unbeaten ways when winning 3-2 at Kempston Athletic. Myles Ferraro netting twice and Toni Veglio once against Athletic replies from Richie Andrews and Nicholas Ememe.
Now in third spot are FC Houghton who claimed win number five on the bounce with an 8-0 home victory over Moggerhanger United. Lawrence Taylor with four goals being supported by single strikes from Nathan Prime, Sam Martin, Mark Doran and Charlie Nicholson.
Also winning 8-0 were Stevington at bottom of the table Kempston Con Club Sports. Kieran Souter netting four times alongside single strikes from Dan Bridgeman, Tristan Clark, Aaron Fletcher and Ben Walsh. Whilst Renhold United Reserves claimed their first home win of the season in beating Bedford United 5-2. Michael France with a hat-trick plus goals from Josh Cowley and Iain Asplin bringing up the nap hand against replies via Simon Wade and Jamaal Dixon.
However, still awaiting their first home win of the season are Wilstead Reserves after they were defeated 3-2 by Wootton Village. The scoring being opened from distance by Village goalkeeper Partick O'Hara and added to by Jay Rogers and Sahil Hamza against home replies from Matt Johnson and Robert Booth.
Elsewhere, Clapham Sports took their unbeaten ways up to five games by sharing the spoils in a 2-2 home draw with Kempston Hammers Sports. Mario Esposito netting twice for the home side against Hammers replies from Dan Sherwood and Chris Greene. Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves ran out 5-2 home winners over Caldecote Reserves. Antony Henham with a hat-trick being supported by goals from Jamie Watson and Gary Russon against replies via Nick Albone and Simon Ashton.
Cranfield United Reserves are the new leaders of the division three league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 5-2 home win over Mid Beds Tigers. Adam Kerr netting twice alongside Jordan Conway, Philip Kempsell and Mark Dring to bring up the nap hand against Tigers replies via Daniel Whitten and Steve Monks.
Now in second spot albeit only on goal difference are Atletico Europa who were making it four wins on the bounce with a 3-1 home victory over the previous unbeaten this season Flitwick Town Reserves. Cameron Browne netting twice and Kane Alexander once against a Town reply from Kevin Higby.
All of which means Clifton are now down into third spot but also on the same number of points as the top two after they were defeated for the first time on the road this season when losing 3-1 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Jordan Robbens netting all three goals against a lone reply via Tony Norman.
For fourth place Dinamo Flitwick it was a retention of their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 3-2 victory over Caldecote U20 thanks to goals from Joseph Kwarciaski, Barrie-Lee Hannam and Dale Goldie against replies from Chris Richardson and Paul Rannow. Whilst now sixth place Lea Sports PSG were 4-1 home winners over Sandy Reserves. Joe Hennem netting twice alongside Ryan Durrant and Will Tyler against a lone reply from Carl Mercer.
In eighth spot now are FC Serbia who claimed their first away win of the season when winning 1-0 at Westoning U20 thanks to a goal from Marko Djordjic and in ninth spot are White Eagles who collected their first home points of the season with a 4-0 victory over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves. Prxchyslaw Stramski with a brace plus single goals from Mateusz Serkewski and Marcia Ptak doing the damage.
Preview for Saturday 25th October 2014.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend sees league leaders Renhold United looking to maintain their seasons 100 % record when third from bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden come calling on them at their Renhold Playing Field base. Whilst second place Shefford & Campton Town are on their travels looking to maintain their own unbeaten away ways at Lodge Road against the hosting sixth place Sharnbrook.
Just down the road from Lodge Road at Sharnbrook Upper School eighth place hosts Eastcotts AFC will look to extend their unbeaten home ways up to four games when visited by third place AFC Oakley M&DH and not so many miles away at their own Playing Fields base second from bottom of the table Pavenham receive a visit from Wilstead.
Elsewhere over at Hurst Grove, bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports will be searching out their first win of the season against the visiting fifth place Flitwick Town. Whilst at Weston Park tenth place hosts Wootton Blue Cross go looking for their third home win on the bounce when called upon by seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College but it will not be easy as the Town are still unbeaten on their travels this season.
For Caldecote and fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers its a second meeting inside three weeks when they clash at Harvey Close having played out a 2-2 draw on the Rovers patch and Bedford Road Recreation Ground is the venue for Sandy's home encounter with the still unbeaten away from home AFC Turvey.
In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action league leaders Henlow will be in home action at Groveside looking to preserve their seasons 100% home record against the visiting sixth place Meltis Albion who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season. Yet perhaps the stand out match of the afternoon comes at Stockwood Park Athletic Track where fourth place Sundon Park Rangers play hosts to the visiting third place Cranfield United.
Over at Dallow Road it will be a major surprise if second place visitors Elstow Abbey fail to collect the full three points from their journey to face bottom of the table Brache Sparta and New Grounds is the destination Riseley Sports head to in search of their first away point/points of the season against the hosting second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington.
For Bedford SA at Grange Road its the search of their first home point/points of the season but the visitors are fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have won all four of their opening away league games of the season.
Other action comes at Ickleford Playing Fields, the venue at which third from bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics entertain eighth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Whilst at their Hitchin Road headquarters Shefford Town & Campton Reserves look for just their second home win of the season against the visiting Potton Town.
Mowsbury Park being the venue of the final game in this division where ninth place Queens Park Crescents play hosts to seventh place Great Barford.
The main spotlight this weekend for the lower division sides falls upon the ties in the second round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup. With cup football there comes the chance of a spot of giant-killing with the draw throwing up five ties where Division three sides take on Division Two opposition alas just one FC Serbia have been granted a home tie, Caldecote Reserves being their visitors to the Bedford Academy but with the hosts being unbeaten in their last three home starts they will more than fancy their chances of making it into the hat for the round three draw.
Of those lower division sides hitting the road perhaps the best chance of an upset comes at Wootton Recreation Ground where hosts Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves will face Clifton.Whilst Cranfield United Reserves on their visit to Miller Road to take on Meltis Albion Reserves and Atletico Europa en route to Greenfield Road to be hosted by Westoning will not lack confidence in their ability to become giant-killers.The toughest task would seem to face Westoning U20 who journey to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by Kempston Athletic.
There are also four all Division Two encounters, in those ties you would certainly favour home advantage to pay off at the Warren where Elstow Abbey Reserves receive a visit from Kempston Con Club Sports, especially after their big league win over them earlier in the month and at Moore Crescent, the venue at which FC Houghton host Renhold United Reserves but in the other two ties perhaps the visitors will start the day favourites.Those visitors being Wootton Village who travel to Horseshoes Close to take on Moggerhanger United and Stevington who make tracks for a Jubilee Playing Fields outing against Wilstead Reserves.
Meantime there is just one all Division Three encounter, the venue being Rectory Road where Shefford Town & Campton A play hosts to White Eagles.
Elsewhere its opposition from the Luton District & South Beds League for another four sides.Bedford United being favoured with a home game at the Hockey Centre against FC Polina whilst the other trio will be hitting the road. Clapham Sports en route to face Caddington Rangers Reserves, Kempston Hammers Sports heading for a meeting with Sporting St James and Caldcote A off to Lancott Park to take on Square A.
The final tie sees Mid Beds Tigers on the road to Clements End Road to be hosted by Aylesbury & District League side FC Spandits.
With all this cup action taking place there are just three division three fixtures this weekend. At Redborne School on the 3G surface fourth plae Dinamo Flitwick will be expected to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways when called upon by bottom of the table Moggerhanger United Reserves who are yet to gain a point on the road this season. Whilst just down the road at the Community Football Centre, fifth place Flitwick Town Reserves go about preserving their own unbeaten home ways against the visiting third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves.
The final game coming on the Green, the venue at which tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves play hosts to the yet to win on the road this season Lea Sports PSG.