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Sunday 16th November 2014
Henlow lose their seasons unbeaten ways.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United remain four points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they retained their seasons 100% record with a 2-0 home win over the previous unbeaten away from home AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College thanks to a brace of goals from James Cooper.
For second place Shefford Town & Campton it was away win number five on the bounce with a 3-1 victory at Wilstead. Andrew Hayday netting twice and Ryan Lewis once against a lone home reply from Paul Jones. Whilst third place AFC Oakley M&DH retained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 2-0 win over AFC Turvey who are now without a win from their last 10 starts. Oli Plested and Dan Kelly netting the goals to do the damage.
Elsewhere, Marston Shelton Rovers returned to winning ways to remain in fourth place with a 3-1 home victory over Sharnbrook. Jamie Cerminara netting twice and Jack Weedon once against a lone reply from Jordan Baxter.
Plus also returning to winning ways were Wootton Blue Cross with a 4-2 home victory over Pavenham. Phil Matthews, Danny Butler, Paul Ratcliffe plus an own goal marking their scoresheet against replies from Ben Robinson and Jack Harding.
However waterlogged pitches caused the postponement of the games, Eastcotts AFC v Ickwell & Old Warden, Lidlington United Sports v Caldecote and Sandy v Flitwick Town.
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 they lost their seasons unbeaten ways when defeated 3-1 at home by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who duly extended their unbeaten away ways up to four games. Sean Duignan netting twice and Stuart Pearce once against a lone home reply from Matthew Rumbelow.
Taking full advantage of the league leaders defeat were second place Elstow Abbey with a hard earned three points from a 2-0 win at Riseley Sports. Danny Pilgrim shooting them ahead in the 63rd minute, yet the points were not sealed until Calum Davenport added a second three minutes into time added on. However, the true Abbey hero was goalkeeper Steven Trainer who saved two home penalties in the 43rd and 77th minutes of the contest.
Remaining in third spot in the league table are Cranfield United who retained their seasons 100% home record with a 4-1 victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Jordan Appleton, Ben Thompson, David Adderson plus an own goal only being replied to by a strike from Humberto Mbunazo for the Town.
Now up into fourth place are Great Barford who claimed their fifth win on the bounce with a 3-2 home victory over Sundon Park Rangers who now drop down from fourth in the standings into sixth place. David Mulvhill, Michael Pickard and Gary Canzano on the home scoresheet against a brace in reply from Matthew Conway.
Jumping above the Rangers into fifth place are Meltis Albion who claimed their first away win of the season when winning 2-0 at Queens Park Crescents. Alexis Kamenan and a Dan Taylor penalty netting the goals to do the damage.
Also enjoying life on the road were AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who took their unbeaten away ways up to three games by winning 3-2 at Potton Town. Mitchell Crook with a brace plus a single strike from Louis Green only being replied to by strikes from Lee Wiltshire and Chris Moore for the Town.
Elsewhere, it was a red letter day for AFC Harlington who after seven consecutive defeats claimed their first win of the season with a 4-2 home victory over Marabese Ceramics. Stephen Garner, Matt Barnes, Jon Murray and Scott Gadsden netting the goals against Tilermen replies from Ben Smith and Tony Miceli.
For Bedford SA it was the award of three uncontested points after Brache Sparta were unable to fulfil their fixture against them having earlier in the week been placed under Beds FA suspension.
There is no change at the head of the division two league table following wins for the top three clubs. League leaders Westoning claiming their fourth win on the bounce to duly retain their seasons unbeaten away ways by winning 3-0 at Elstow Abbey Reserves who were losing on home soil for the first time this season. Tom Cooksley, Dan Riddaway and Shaun Cooksley netting the goals. Whilst second place FC Houghton claimed win number eight on the bounce with a 1-0 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves thanks to a strike from Sam Martin to leave the Rovers still looking for their first away point of the season.
For third place Clapham Sports it was a 6-1 home victory over bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves. Sam Maddix and Neil Larman both netting twice alongside single strikes from Grant Williams and Antony Farr against a lone reply from Sam Ward for the visitors.
Now up into fourth spot are Stevington who duly retained their seasons unbeaten home ways and made it five wins on the bounce with a 9-1 home win over Meltis Albion Reserves. Kieran Souter, Ben Walsh, Joe Holyoak and James Bourke all netting twice alongside an own against a lone Albion reply from Craig Damon.
Having lost their last five outings it was a return to winning ways for Caldecote Reserves who claimed a 6-4 home win to send Kempston Athletic to their first away defeat of the season. Andrew Spiers and Simon Ashton netting twice alongside single strikes from Jamie Saunderson and Nicky Albone against Athletic replies via Richie Andrews, Nicholas Emene, James Maxwell and Gavin Matthews.
Elsewhere, Bedford United with goals from Adam Wedecki and Jamaal Dixon shared the points in a 2-2 home draw with Wootton Village for whom Adam Flynn netted twice.
We have new league leaders at the head of the division three table in the shape of Atletico Europa who in retaining their seasons 100% away ways by winning 4-0 at Caldecote U20 duly leapt from sixth place to the summit of the table. Ric Bulzis, Kane Alexander, Cameron Browne and Aaron Hill netting the goals.
Losing out on that top spot but remaining ahead of the non-playing third place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves in second place on goal difference are Clifton who were beaten 3-1 at home by White Eagles who duly retained their seasons 100% away ways. Kazimier Orzechowski netting twice and Maciei Macierowski once against a lone home reply from Charlie Watson.
Still in fourth spot are Dinamo Flitwick who missed the chance to top the table when held to a 2-2 draw at Shefford Town & Campton A. Dale Goldie and Josh Pearson netting the goals against home replies via Jordan Robbens and Matt Evans.
Just goal difference behind them in fifth spot are Lea Sports PSG who won 4-2 at Westoning U20 who have now lost their last seven outings to drop into the bottom two of the league table. Sean Dixon, Owen Malcolm, Joe Hennem plus an own goal on the PSG scoresheet against home replies via Aaron Turner and James Russell.
Elsewhere, it was the end of Cranfield United Reserves unbeaten ways for the season when they were defeated 3-2 at FC Serbia.Mustak Alom, Stefan Malikovic and Demilson Conceicao on the home scoresheet against United replies via Mark Dring and Phil Kempsall. Whilst Mid Beds Tigers are still looking for their first home win of the season after Sandy Reserves claimed their first victory in seven outings by beating them 3-1.Carl Mercer, Rob Wilson and Andy Barker goals doing the damage against a Tigers reply from Jay Smith
Preview for Saturday 22nd November 2014
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend sees the still 100% league leaders Renhold United make the short journey to face third from bottom of the table Pavenham at their Playing Field headquarters where the hosts will be looking for just their second home win of the season. Whilst second place Shefford Town & Campton will be defending their own seasons unbeaten ways when tenth place Wootton Blue Cross come calling on them at Hitchin Road.
Over at Hillgrounds, seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College will be seeking their first league home win of the season when called upon by bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports who themselves will be in search of their own first away win of the season.Also in search of their first home success of the season will be AFC Turvey when they go into Thurleigh Playing Field action against fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers who thus far have lost just the once on the road in league action this season.
For second from bottom of the table Caldecote at Harvey Close it will be home action against eighth place Eastcotts AFC whose lone success on the road this season to date came at Sandy just over a month ago. Whilst at the Flitwick Community Football Centre, fifth place Flitwick Town having been beaten by just Renhold United on home turf this season play hosts to third place AFC Oakley M&DH whose away record to date reads played six, won four, lost two.
The final game coming at Lodge Road, the venue at which sixth place Sharnbrook now without a home win to their name since beating Eastcotts AFC on the opening day of the season take on a Wilstead side whose lone away win of the season also came at the expense of Eastcotts AFC back in early September.
In Division One for league leaders Henlow who still hold down a seasons unbeaten away record its a trip to King George VI Playing Fields to face tenth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will be playing just their third home game of the season and for second place Elstow Abbey its home action at the Warren against second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
For third place Cranfield United its a trip to Dallow Road to be hosted by bottom of the table Brache Sparta where they will fully expect to collect all three points whilst just down the road at Stockwood Park Athletic Stadium, sixth place hosts Sundon Park Rangers receive a visit from fifth place Meltis Albion who removed them from the Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup just three weeks ago.
For the in form fourth place Great Barford its the search of away win number three on the bounce when they journey to Hillgrounds to be hosted by seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who are still awaiting their first home league win of the season and at Rectory Road, eighth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves play hosts to Bedford SA losers of five of their seven away outings to date this season.
Other action coming in Allen Park, the new home base of Queens Park Crescents who receive a visit from a Riseley Sports side in search of just their second away win of the season. Whilst Ickleford Playing Fields is the venue at which third from bottom of the table hosts Marabese Ceramics go in search of their first home win of the season against the visiting ninth place Potton Town who will travel in search of just their second away win of the season.
In Division Two for sixth place Kempston Hammers Sports it will be like home from home when they travel to Cutler Hammer in search of their first away league win of the season against the hosting eighth place Kempston Athletic who themselves will be looking to return to winning ways on home soil following two consecutive defeats. Whilst over at Greenfield Road, league leaders Westoning now on a four game winning run play hosts to a Bedford United side looking not to suffer their third consecutive away defeat.
For bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves at Jubilee Playing Fields the quest will be their first home league win of the season against the visiting fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves and for third place Clapham Sports its a trip to face second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves at their Playing Field headquarters.
Over at Miller Road, seventh place Meltis Albion Reserves receive a visit from eleventh place Caldecote Reserves who have been defeated in all of their last five trips away from their Harvey Close home and at Renhold Playing Fields, third from bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves now unbeaten in their last three home starts play hosts to tenth place Moggerhanger United.
The final games coming at Wootton Recreation Ground, the venue at which ninth place hosts Wootton Village take on fourth place Stevington who will in search of their fifth win on the bounce.
The game of the day in Division Three takes second place Clifton on the road to Crawley Road to face the still unbeaten at home and sixth place Cranfield United Reserves. Whilst at Bedford Road Recreation Ground its local derby action between the yet to win at home this season hosts Sandy Reserves and the visiting third place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who come in search of their fourth league win on the bounce.
For ninth place Flitwick Town Reserves its a trip on the road to Pirton Recreation Ground to be hosted by fifth place Lea Sports PSG who will be looking for their third home win on the bounce and at the Bedford Academy, the new league leaders Atletico Europa receive a visit from tenth place FC Serbia.
Other action coming at Redborne School, the venue at which fourth place Dinamo Flitwick still unbeaten in home 3G action this season take on second from bottom of the table Westoning U20 the losers of their last four away outings.Whilst Hillgrounds is the venue at which seventh place hosts White Eagles receive a visit from eighth place Shefford Town & Campton A .