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Sunday 02nd November 2014
Renhold United regain Premier Division supported by Sportsform top spot.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United are now back onto the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they retained their seasons 100% away record by winning 5-1 at Caldecote. It was the hosts who grabbed the lead when Matt Basta netted with the last kick of the opening half before United took over and dominated the second period during which Mark Reed netted three times alongside single strikes from Jason Allison and Alex Woolston to bring up the nap hand.
Losing out on that top spot are Shefford Town & Campton whose seven game winning run and seasons 100% home record was ended when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Marston Shelton Rovers. Andrew Hayday and Michael Jones on the home scoresheet against Rovers replies via Jamie Cerminara and Alan Henman.
Still in third spot are AFC Oakley M&DH who ran out 5-2 winners at Wootton Blue Cross. Rob Heaney and Ali Smith both netting twice and Mark Smith once against home replies via Phil Matthews and Martin Powell. Whilst fifth place Flitwick Town ran out 4-0 home winners over Eastcotts AFC to end the visitors four game unbeaten ways, Daniel Stafford netting twice alongside Richie Bevan and Alex Robinson-Walsh to do the damage.
Sharnbrook now find themselves up into sixth place after winning 2-0 at AFC Turvey who remain in search of their first home win of the season and now without a victory in their last nine outings.Leon Taylor and Richard Bull netting the visitors goals.
However, for Ickwell & Old Warden it was their first home win of the season when two goals from Cortney Batchelor and a strike from Conor Green took them to a 3-1 win over bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports for whom Jacob Ottley replied. Whilst Sandy remain unbeaten in their last three starts away from Bedford Road following their 2-0 win at second from bottom of the table Pavenham. Liam Brophy netting both goals.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Second Round.
The result of the afternoon for Bedfordshire County Football League sides perhaps belongs to Great Barford who ran out 3-2 home winners over Wootton Blue Cross U21 thanks to goals from Ben Stock, Elijah Hukin and Gary Canzano. Yet not far behind would be Meltis Albion's 2-1 home victory over Sundon Park Rangers, Lewis Aitken and a penalty from Alex Smith on the Albion scorecard against a lone reply from Nicky Buttigeig.
Also into the hat for the third round draw are both Queens Park Crescents and AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. The Crescents with four goals from Ayaz Hussain winning 4-2 at AFC Harlington for whom Jamie Daniels and Greg Douglas replied. Whilst M&DH were 3-2 home winners over Potton Town. Jamie Endersby, Ian Scott and Ray Patrickson on their scoresheet against Town replies via Chris Cooper and James Pyman.
Alas it was the end of the road for four of our other sides all to opposition from the Luton District & South Beds League. AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves having just a Mark Palmer goal to show from their 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Four Model. Whilst Elstow Abbey having had Jason Simons sent off after just 30 minutes were beaten 1-0 on home soil by Crawley Green A.
The other two clubs also going out were Bedford SA on home soil 3-1 to Bar 32 Luton despite a goal from Justin Muircroft and Riseley Sports losing 4-3 at St Joseph where Mark Darlow netted twice and Paul Brown once.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
In the afternoon's lone league action Henlow duly retained their seasons unbeaten ways to go seven points clear at the head of the league table with a 4-1 victory at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Antony Bowskill netting twice alongside George Renny and George Kiely to end the home sides four game unbeaten run for whom Stuart Pearce netted.
Westoning remain unbeaten on the road this season and still on top of the division two league table after winning 6-2 at bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves.Glenn Cooksley netting four times alongside single strikes from Shaun Cooksley and Tayler Clayton against home replies via Paul Jones and Luke Prietzel.
Now up into second spot are FC Houghton who netted their sixth win on the bounce with a 3-0 home victory over Clapham Sports who were losing for the first time in six outings. Mark Doran, Nathan Prime and Valentino Ukegbu netting the vital goals.
Losing out on that second spot are Elstow Abbey Reserves who saw their six game winning run and seasons unbeaten ways ended with a 1-0 defeat at Wootton Village for whom an Adam Flynn header found the back of the net.
The biggest winners of the day were Renhold United Reserves who ran out 8-1 home victors over Caldecote Reserves. Michael France with a hat-trick, Josh Burnapp with a brace being supported by single strikes from Ian Asplin, Justin Ludman and Sindeep Chana against a lone reply via Simon Ashton.
Elsewhere there were away wins for both Stevington and Moggerhanger United. United following three straight away defeats seeing goals from Lee Adams and Dean Hill take them to a 2-1 win at Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves for whom Carl Borromeo replied. Whilst Stevington made it three away wins on the bounce with a 4-1 victory at Kempston Athletic. Ben Walsh, Gavin White and Kieran Souter plus an own goal only being replied to once by Dave Wild.
The new leaders of the division three league table are Flitwick Town Reserves following their 3-0 win at Sandy Reserves to send the hosts to the bottom of the league table. Benn Ward netting twice and Chris Bull once to do the damage.
Losing out on that top spot are Clifton who were beaten 5-4 at Dinamo Flitwick who duly retained their seasons unbeaten home ways. Josh Pearson with four goals and a single strike from Dale Goldie bringing up the home nap hand against replies via Tony Norman, Andy Harvey, Dale Houghton and Chris Mattingley.
Now up into third place are Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who won 3-2 at Atletico Europa to end the home sides four game winning run. Marko Tobdzic, Frazier Maidment and Matthew Bruney netting for the visitors against home replies via Kane Alexander and Garfield Nelson.
Just two points behind them in fourth place are Shefford Town & Campton A who won 3-1 at Westoning U20. Jordan Robbens netting twice and Dean Linsell once against a lone home reply via Dominic Benmoussa.
For Lea Sports PSG it was a first away win of the season in winning 2-1 at Caldecote U20. Ryan Darby winning the game with a 90th minute penalty following an earlier goal from teammate Jordan Yearwood against a home strike from Liam Thompson. This narrow defeat lifting the hosts off the bottom of the table on goal difference at the expense of Sandy Reserves.
Elsewhere, White Eagles chalked up their third consecutive victory with a 2-0 home win over FC Serbia. Rafal Cygan opening the scoring in the 18th minute before he doubled the scoreline from the penalty spot 20 minutes into the second half.
Preview for Saturday 8th November 2014
The action spotlight this weekend for the majority of our Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs falls upon the second round ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. Of the six ties our clubs are involved the draw has produced three all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs. At Hillgrounds where the hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College have yet to win this season the visitors are Eastcotts AFC. Whilst at their Playing Field Headquarters, Renhold United receive a visit from a Flitwick Town side they beat 6-0 on their own turf just three weeks ago to start the game firm favourites to progress into round three.
The other tie coming at Oakley Playing Field where hosts AFC Oakley M&DH receive a visit from Sandy and with the home side still unbeaten at home this season you would favour them to be in the hat for the third round draw come the final whistle.
Of the three sides facing opposition from other leagues two have been blessed with home ties when on the Green, Ickwell & Old Warden will welcome South Midlands League side The 61 FC Luton.Whilst its also SML opposition at Pavenham Playing Fields for Pavenham against Bedford.Yet for Sharnbrook its a trip on the road to the Hollow to take on United Counties League side Potton United.
With all this cup action taking place the Premier Division supported by Sportsform action is reduced to just a programme of two games. At Hurst Grove, bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports will be in search of their first win of the season when called upon by third from bottom of the table Wilstead who travel in hope of their first away win since winning at Eastcotts AFC in early September and just down the road at Marston Playing Fields fourth place hosts Marston Shelton Rovers look for their first home win in three outings when called upon by near neighbours Wootton Blue Cross.
In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action with league leaders Henlow sitting the afternoon out second place Elstow Abbey will look to retain their seasons 100% away record and reduce the gap between them to just four points when they journey to Fisher Close to take on sixth place Great Barford who are currently enjoying a three game winning run and thus will be no pushovers.
Whilst fourth place Sundon Park Rangers will endeavour to end a run of three league games without a victory when they make their way to Cople Playing Fields to be hosted by eleventh place Bedford SA.
Over at Miller Road, seventh place Meltis Albion also without a win from their last three league outings will nevertheless be confident they can return to winning ways when they play hosts to second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will come into the game now losers of their last six league outings and without a league win to their name all season.
Elsewhere, King George VI Playing Fields is the venue at which AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves will play just their second home game of the season against Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who will travel in search of their first away win of the season and at Gold Street, where hosts Riseley Sports have been beaten just the once this season their visitors are Marabese Ceramics who are now unbeaten in their last three league encounters.
The final game in this division coming at Mill Lane where Potton Town will be expecting to collect just their second home win of the season when called upon by bottom of the table Brache Sparta.
Meantime for Cranfield United its the staging of their delayed Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Second Round tie when they travel to face Barton Rovers U20 Development B.
Division Two action brings about home action for the leading three sides. At Greenfield Road, league leaders Westoning are due a visit from ninth place Wootton Village who will travel looking for their fourth away win on the bounce and for third place Elstow Abbey Reserves who still hold down a seasons 100% home record its a visit to the Warren by Meltis Albion Reserves who will make the short trip in search of their third consecutive away win. Whilst at Moore Crescent second place FC Houghton now on a six game winning run are in home action against bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves who are still looking for their first win of the season.
Other action is due at the Hockey Centre where hosts Bedford United will looked to extend their unbeaten home ways to five games when called upon by a Kempston Athletic side who still remain unbeaten on the road this season and at Cutler Hammer hosts Kempston Hammers Sports look for their first victory in five outings when visited by second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who will travel in hope of their first away point/points of the season.
The final game coming at Horseshoes Close ,the venue at which Moggerhanger United look for just their second home win of the season against the visiting fourth place Clapham Sports.
In Division Three with league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves sitting the afternoon out for second place Clifton its a chance to return to the top of the table when in home action at Whiston Crescent they search for home win number four on the bounce against third from bottom of the table Westoning U20 who are yet to win on the road this season. Whilst sixth place Cranfield United Reserves hit the road to Hillgrounds looking to preserve their seasons unbeaten ways against the hosting White Eagles who go in search of their fourth league win on the bounce.
Still with a seasons 100% perfect away record are seventh place Atletico Europa who will be en route for Sandy Academy to face a Mid Beds Tigers side who are yet to win on home soil this season and for third place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves its the short trip down the road to Harvey Close to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20.
Other action comes at Rectory Road, the venue at which fourth place Shefford Town & Campton A look to remain unbeaten on home soil this season against the visiting eighth place Lea Sports PSG and at Bedford Academy its home action for ninth place FC Serbia now unbeaten in their last three home starts against the visiting fifth place Dinamo Flitwick.