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Sunday 09th November 2014
Just three clubs survive into round 3 of the Beds FA Senior Trophy.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
For bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports it was a first win of the season when two goals from David Wild against a lone reply from Greg Turnball took them to a 2-1 home win over Wilstead who have now failed to win any of their last five away outings. Whilst just a few miles down the road referee Paul Forrester was forced to call a halt to the Marston Shelton Rovers v Wootton Blue Cross game at half-time with the sides deadlocked at 1-1 due to a waterlogged pitch.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Second Round
Current Premier Division supported by Sportsform league leaders Renhold United placed their name into the hat for the third round draw with a 5-2 home victory over Flitwick Town. James Cooper, Dean Warren, Jordan Kumar, Jonny Richens and Aran Hazelwood netting the goals to bring up the nap hand against Town replies via Daniel Stafford and Richie Bevan.
Also into the hat for the third round draw are both AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College plus AFC Oakley M&DH. Town with goals from Tyrone Kelly and Aaran Chaplin against a reply from Ashley Drummond netting a 2-1 home win over Eastcotts AFC. Whilst M&DH were 4-1 home victors over Sandy. Robbie Alder with a brace plus Oli Plested and Mark Smith grabbing the goals against a lone reply from Jahrome Mullings.
However it was the end of the road for three other clubs. At McMullen Park, Pavenham trailed to an opening goal from Bedford FC before levelling the game up via Patrick Geovanai on the half-hour mark only to see the hosts regain the lead in the 63rd minute. With just 10 minutes to play the normally ultra reliable James Owen was to send a penalty against the crossbar and then see the hosts net a third for a 3-1 victory in the 89th minute.
For Ickwell & Old Warden it was a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of 61FC Luton. Ahead via Andrew Vallom in the 21st minute they were pegged back five minutes later when Mashadol Kabir struck for the visitors before Cortney Bachelor shot them back in front in the 32nd minute, their lead lasting just 60 seconds before Bradley Currington squared matters up at 2-2. With most of the 50 plus crowd sheltered from the now heavy rain under the famous oak tree, Currington was to give the visitors the lead for the first time 10 minutes into the second period before it was game up for the hosts when Kyron Jackson netted a fourth two minutes from time.
Also going out were Sharnbrook beaten 4-1 at Potton United. The hosts with goals from Brett Wyman in the 3rd minute and Jamie Berryman in the 20th minute 2-0 ahead until a strike from Shaun Barnett on the hour mark raised Sharnbrook hopes. Alas it was not to be as Courtney Boughton netted in the 73rd and 78th minute to take United to victory and into the third round.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
With league leaders Henlow sitting the afternoon out second place Elstow Abbey failed to take advantage to move to within four points of them when they lost their seasons 100% away ways when beaten 4-2 at Great Barford who were recording their fourth win on the bounce to move up into fifth place in the league standings. Reuben Hukin with a brace plus David Mulvhill and Nick Payne on the home scoresheet against replies from Danny Fox and Danny Pilgrim.
The biggest away winners of the day were fourth place Sundon Park Rangers who ran out 9-0 victors at Bedford SA. Matthew Conway netting six times alongside single strikes from Nicky Buttigeig, Aiden Dawson and Sam Kehinde. But the biggest winners of the day were Potton Town who netted a 10-0 home win over bottom of the table Brache Sparta in a game reduced to 80 minutes after Brache only arrived at Mill Lane 30 minutes passed kick off time. Jordan Henry netting five times alongside single strikes from Tom Grinstead, Chris Moore, James Pyman, Paul Mijalski and Jack Hutchinson.
For AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves it was the loss of their seasons 100% home ways when beaten 4-1 by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Sean Duignan netting twice alongside a penalty from Tim Andrews and a strike from Joe Lewis for the victors against a lone home reply via Ray Patrickson. Whilst Meltis Albion returned to winning ways for the first time in four outings with a 2-1 home win over second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who are still seeking their opening win of the season. Kieran Walsh plus a Sylvester Mulengia doing the damage against a lone reply from Joe Rogers.
Elsewhere over at Gold Street, Riseley Sports netted a 3-0 home win over Marabese Ceramics to end the visitors three game unbeaten run. James Cook netting twice and Josh Poole once.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup 2nd Round
Cranfield United missed the chance of a journey in round three to Hillgrounds to face AFC Kempston Rovers U21 when they were beaten in a penalty shoot-out 4-1 at Barton Rovers U21 Development B after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 2-2. Jordan Appleton and Liam Whitmee-Craig netting the United goals.
Westoning still remain a point clear at the head of the division two league table following their 4-0 home win over Wootton Village. Shaun Cooksley, Lewis Cooksley, Bryn Reynolds and Ben Dashwood netting the goals to do the damage. Whilst second place FC Houghton took their winning ways up to seven games with a 7-0 home win over the yet to win this season and bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves. Lawrence Taylor, Mark Doran and Sam Martin all netting twice alongside a single strike from Charlie Nicholson.
Now up into third spot are Clapham Sports who ran out 4-1 winners at Moggerhanger United. Grant Williams netting twice alongside Luke Stone and Liam Bolton against a lone United reply from Lee Adams.
Losing out on that third spot and now in fourth place are Elstow Abbey Reserves who lost their seasons 100% home record when held to a 1-1 draw by Meltis Albion Reserves. Josh St Clair Pierre shooting the Albion ahead before Jhey Tompkins levelled matters to give the Abbey a share of the spoils.
For fifth place Stevington it was win number four on the bounce with a 6-1 home win over Renhold United Reserves. Kieran Souter and Ben Walsh both netting twice alongside single strikes from James Bourke and Jordan Wright against a lone United reply from Jordan Johnson.
Meantime winning for the first time in five league starts were Kempston Hammers Sports with a 5-1 home win over second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are still looking for their first away point of the season. Matt Dingley with a hat-trick plus a penalty from Sunnie Sandhu and a strike from Dan Havil bringing up the nap hand against a lone Rovers reply from Carl Borromeo.
Elsewhere Kempston Athletic remain unbeaten on the road this season and now taking up eighth spot in the table after winning 3-1 at Bedford United who were having their four game unbeaten home run ended. Dee Sayid netting twice and Dave Wild once for the visitors against a lone United reply from Aaran Perrett.
With table toppers Flitwick Town Reserves sitting the afternoon out we now have new league leaders in the shape of Clifton who took full advantage with a 4-2 home victory over Westoning U20. Andy Harvey, Jack Brown, Matt Turner plus an own goal marking the home scoresheet against replies from Callum Clayton and Dom Benmoussa.
Also climbing above the Town into second spot are Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who won 3-1 at Caldecote U20, a defeat that slipped the hosts to the bottom of the league table on goal difference below the non-playing Sandy Reserves. Tom Skinner, Ben Paratt and Matthew Bruney on the visitors scoresheet against a lone reply via Paul Rannow.
For fourth place Dinamo Flitwick it was a 6-2 away win at FC Serbia to end the home sides three game unbeaten home run. Dale Goldie with a hat-trick being supported by single goals from Jamie Burton, Scott Hannam and Dom Loadman against home replies via Bozo Saso and Marko Djordjic. Whilst fifth place Cranfield United Reserves retained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 2-1 at White Eagles to end the hosts three game winning run. Daniel McLaren plus a 90th minute winner from Adam Constable bringing United the three points against a home reply from Krzysztof Lange.
Sitting in sixth place are Atletico Europa who retained their seasons 100% away record by winning 5-3 at Mid Beds Tigers who are yet to win on home soil this season. Moydean Banda with a hat-trick supported by goals from Cameron Browne and Kane Alexander against Tigers replies from Steve Monks, Daniel Whitten and Rob Gaylor.
Now in seventh spot are Lea Sports PSG who won 3-1 at Shefford Town & Campton A to end the hosts unbeaten home ways for the season. Sean Dixon, Jordan Yearwood and Ryan Durrant netting the goals and one in reply from Adam Chambers.
Preview for Saturday 15th November 2014
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend sees league leaders Renhold United in home action at their Playing Field headquarters against the visiting seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who will travel still unbeaten on the road this season. Whilst second place Shefford Town & Campton will be en route to Jubilee Playing Fields to defend their seasons unbeaten league ways against the hosting Wilstead who will be looking for just their second home win of the season.
Over at Oakley Playing Fields third place AFC Oakley M&DH will endeavour to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways when visited by eleventh place AFC Turvey who nevertheless will make tracks still unbeaten on the road this season but also without a win from their last nine league outings. Whilst at their own Playing Field headquarters fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers receive a visit from sixth place Sharnbrook who will arrive in search of their fourth consecutive league away win.
Just down the road at Hurst Grove bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports having won their first game of the season last weekend are visited by a Caldecote side who are yet to win on the road this season and at Sharnbrook Upper School eighth place Eastcotts AFC now unbeaten in their last four home outings play hosts to ninth place Ickwell & Old Warden.
Other action comes at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where tenth place Sandy who have yet to win on home soil this season play hosts to fifth place Flitwick Town who have only lost just the once at Shefford Town & Campton on their travels this season and at Weston Park having lost their last two home encounters twelfth place Wootton Blue Cross will look to return to winning ways against the visiting second from bottom of the table Pavenham.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action sees league leaders Henlow at their Groveside base defending their seasons unbeaten ways against local rivals Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who won on the road for the first time last weekend. Whilst second place Elstow Abbey having lost on the road for the first time last weekend make tracks to face eighth place Riseley Sports at Gold Street who are now unbeaten in their last three league outings.
For third place Cranfield United its home Crawley Road action against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves, the hosts still 100% on home soil this season whilst the Town travel winners in four out of five of their outings away from Hillgrounds this season.
Over at Fisher Close, fifth place Great Barford will be in home action looking to take their winning ways up to five games against fourth place Sundon Park Rangers and at Grange Road, Bedford SA will be fully expected to collect all three points when they are called upon by bottom of the table Brache Sparta.
Other action comes at Mill Lane, the venue at which tenth place Potton Town winners of their last two home starts host the visiting eleventh place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who themselves are unbeaten in their last two away outings and in Mowsbury Park, twelfth place Queens Park Crescents seek just their third home win of the season against the visiting sixth place Meltis Albion who will be in search of their first away league win of the season. Whilst for second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington at New Grounds its the search of win number one of the season against the visiting Marabese Ceramics who sit just one place above them in the league standings.
The game of the day in division two takes place at the Warren where fourth place Elstow Abbey Reserves still unbeaten on home soil this season face a visit from the still unbeaten away from home league leaders Westoning. Whilst second place FC Houghton look to extend their winning ways to eight games when at Moore Crescent they receive a visit from second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who will travel in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Over at King George VI Playing Fields third place Clapham Sports go into home action against bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves who are still seeking their first win of the season and at the Hockey Centre, Bedford United take on Wootton Village.
Other action comes at Harvey Close, the venue at which Caldecote Reserves look to end a five game losing run when called upon by Kempston Athletic who are yet to be defeated on the road this season and at their Playing Field headquarters fifth place Stevington still unbeaten on home soil this season are called upon by sixth place Meltis Albion Reserves who travel looking to take their unbeaten away ways up to four games.
In Division Three for league leaders Clifton its the search of home win number five on the bounce when at Whiston Crescent they receive a visit from tenth place White Eagles side who are still 100% on the road this season.
Elsewhere its derby day in Sandy when at The Academy eleventh place hosts Mid Beds Tigers seek their first home win of the season against the visiting second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who themselves look to end a run of three consecutive away defeats.Whilst at Harvey Close, bottom of the table Caldecote A face the still 100% away from home and sixth place Atletico Europa.
Other action coming at the Bedford Academy where ninth place FC Serbia play hosts to the still unbeaten fifth place Cranfield United Reserves and at Rectory Road for eighth place Shefford Town & Campton A its a visit from fourth place Dinamo Flitwick who will be looking for their fourth win on the bounce.
The final game coming at Greenfield Road, the venue at which third from bottom of the table Westoning U20 look to end a run of four consecutive home defeats when they play hosts to seventh place Lea Sports PSG who travel in search of their third away win on the bounce.