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Sunday 23rd November 2014
Home woe for both AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College plus AFC Turvey again.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
With league leaders Renhold United having their game at Pavenham called off due to an unfit pitch, second place Shefford Town & Campton failed to close the gap on them to a single point when held to a 2-2 home draw by Wootton Blue Cross.Tom Scurfield netting twice for the Town against replies from Ryan Mellor and Callum McAdam for the Blue Cross.
Still in third spot are AFC Oakley M&DH despite being held to a 1-1 draw at Flitwick Town.Ritchie Bevan on the home scoresheet against a reply from Marc Ummey. Yet now just goal difference behind them in fourth place are Marston Shelton Rovers who ran out 10-1 winners at AFC Turvey to leave the hosts still looking for their first home point of the season. Jack Weedon with a hat-trick plus a brace from Jamie Cerminara being supported by single strikes from Darren Allen, Nicky Barton, Aaron Franks, Dean Reid and Dale Makiw against a lone home reply from Laurence Allen.
Also still looking for their first home win of the season are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who were beaten 1-0 by Lidlington United Sports, a goal from Julian Wilson giving United their first win on the road this season to lift them off the bottom of the league table at the expense of non-playing Pavenham.
Over at Harvey Close hosts Caldecote won for only the third time on home turf this season when beating Eastcotts AFC 3-2. All square 1-1 at the break after home player Jordan Goodman had netted at both ends, Matt Basta struck twice in the second period against a lone reply from Ciaran Alexander to take the home side to victory.
Elsewhere, Sharnbrook netted a 2-1 home win over Wilstead. Richard Bull and Shaun Barnett on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Stuart Robson.
Division One supported Wests Citroen Bedford
There is no change at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen league table following wins for the leading four clubs. Henlow staying four points clear at the summit after they retained their seasons unbeaten away ways by winning 4-1 at AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Russell Ayles netting twice alongside George Kiely and Keith Milburn against a lone home reply from Ray Patrickson.
For second place Elstow Abbey it was a 5-0 home win over AFC Harlington. Ahead in the 10th minute via Dominic Parella their lead was doubled two minutes later by a strike from Danny Pilgrim and the points as good as won when Eduaro L'Erario added number three on the half-hour mark.The nap hand being brought up when both Parella and Pilgrim added to the scoreline in the opening four minutes of the second period.
The biggest win of the day belonging to third place Cranfield United who won 24-1 at bottom of the table Brache Sparta. Jordan Appleton leading the way with eight goals, Liam Whitmere-Craig, David Adderson and Ben Thompson all netting hat-tricks to go alongside braces for Joe Sames and Peter Hanwell plus single strikes from Robin Hewitt, Adam Kerr and Craig Cameron.The lone home reply coming from a Ricky Fearon penalty.
Elsewhere, fourth place Great Barford netted their sixth win on the bounce when winning 3-2 at the yet to win at home this season AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Gary Canzano netting twice and Reuben Hukin once against Town replies from Tyrone Kelly and Humberto Mbunazo.
Now up into fifth place are Sundon Park Rangers who leapt above Meltis Albion with a 3-2 home win over them. Matthew Conway, Lawrence Mapp and Shaka Anderson on their scoresheet against Albion replies via Kieran Walsh and Dan Taylor.
After their surprise win over league leaders Henlow last week it was back to earth this weekend for Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who were beaten 2-1 at home by Bedford SA. An own goal plus a strike from Kevin Brown doing the damage against a lone home reply via Simon Castle.
Also winning on the road in the record books will be Potton Town with a 1-0 win over Marabese Ceramics, but in fact the game was played on their own Mill Lane pitch after the Tilermen's own pitch was deemed unplayable in the morning and they agreed to the switch of venue. James Pyman netting the lone goal to do the damage.
Meantime, Queens Park Crescents ran out 2-1 home winners over Riseley Sports. Ayaz Hussain and Ben Taylor netting the vital goals against a lone reply from Karl Walker.
Westoning took their lead at the head of the division two league table up to four points when they recorded their fifth win on the bounce with an 11-2 home victory over Bedford United.Sean Cooksley netting four times to go alongside a brace from Glen Cooksley plus single goals from Michael Armitt, Cody O'Neill, Taylor Clayton, Thomas Cooksley and James Lovett against United replies via Aaron Perrett and Tom Wade.
Now within a point of the non-playing second place FC Houghton are Clapham Sports following their 4-0 away win at Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Dean McShane with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Luke Stone and Sam Maddix to do the damage. Whilst fourth place Stevington made it six wins on the bounce with a 7-1 win at Wootton Village.Jordan Wright and Ben Walsh netting twice alongside single goals from Reece Williams, Gavin White and Joe Holyoak against a lone Village reply from Sahil Hanza.
There was also a big home win for Renhold United Reserves who took their unbeaten home ways up to four games with an 8-1 victory over Moggerhanger United. Michael France, Libero Battezzato and Delroy Prince all netting twice alongside single goals from Josh Cowley and Dean Hains against a lone reply from Dean Hill for the visitors.
It was a return to winning ways for the first time in four outings for Meltis Albion Reserves who claimed a 6-4 home victory over Caldecote Reserves who have now been defeated in their last six away games. Craig Damon with a hat-trick, Alex Smith with a brace plus Steve Goodman on the home scoresheet against replies from Jamie Saunderson, Liam-Brady Peel, Rhys Parker and Jake Bruce.
Also returning to winning ways at home were Kempston Athletic with a 4-1 win over Kempston Hammers Sports. Dee Sayid and Gavin Matthews both netting twice against a lone Hammers reply from James Grandidge. Whilst Elstow Abbey Reserves needed to come from 3-1 down to earn a share of the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Wilstead Reserves. Callum Evans with a brace plus Cain Hamilton-Boyle on the home scoresheet against Abbey replies from Andy Klein twice plus Myles Ferraro.
Atletico Europa are now a point clear at the head of the division three league table following their 4-2 home win over FC Serbia.Kane Alexander with a brace plus goals from Cameron Browne and Aaron Hill only being replied to by Demilion Conceicao and Inderbeer Sucha for the visitors.
Clifton now drop from second spot into sixth place after being beaten 3-1 at Cranfield United Reserves who in retaining their seasons unbeaten home ways now move up from sixth place into fourth spot. Daniel McLaren netting all three of the home goals against a lone reply from Andy Harvey.
In second spot now are Dinamo Flitwick who retained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-1 win over Westoning U20. Dale Goldie netting twice alongside Mark Reynolds and Josh Pearson against a lone reply from Dominic Benmoussa.
Just goal difference behind in third spot are Lea Sports PSG who won for the fourth consecutive outing with a 1-0 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves thanks to a goal from Ryan Durrant. Whilst now in fifth place are White Eagles who netted a 3-0 home win over Shefford Town & Campton A. Kazimierz Orzechowski, Maciej Czuba and Rafal Cygan netting the goals.
The postponement of the Sandy Reserves v Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves game seeing the visitors now down from third place into sixth spot but just three points adrift of league leaders Atletico Europa and with a game in hand.
Preview for Saturday 29th November 2014
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action sees the game of the day taking place at Renhold Playing Fields where the still 100% league leaders Renhold United play hosts to second place Shefford Town & Campton who will hit the road looking to maintain their own seasons unbeaten ways and achieve away win number six on the bounce which would draw them level on points with United.
Over at Oakley Playing Fields third place AFC Oakley M&DH will be in search of home win number four on the bounce to extend their seasons home unbeaten ways up to seven games when paid a visit by second from bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden.Whilst fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers make tracks to Jubilee Playing Fields to be hosted by twelfth place Wilstead who will be in search of just their second home win of the season.
Down at the Flitwick Community Football Centre fifth place hosts Flitwick Town having lost to just the league leaders Renhold United on home turf this season receive a visit from eleventh place AFC Turvey who have been beaten just the once at AFC Oakley M&DH in seven away outing to date this season. Whilst at Hurst Grove hosts Lidlington United Sports are called upon by now bottom of the table Pavenham.
Meantime just down the road at Weston Park, eighth place hosts Wootton Blue Cross are visited by a sixth place Sharnbook side who have thus far only been defeated twice on the road this season and at Bedford Road Recreation Ground it will be local derby action between tenth place hosts Sandy still looking for their first home win of the season and the visiting Caldecote still looking for their first away win of the season.
The final top flight action coming at Sharnbrook Upper School, the venue at which ninth place Eastcotts AFC now unbeaten in their last four home starts are paid a visit by seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College winners of four out of their six away games to date this season.
In Division One for league leaders Henlow it will be home Groveside action against the visiting seventh place Potton Town. Whilst second place Elstow Abbey will be en route to Ickleford Recreation Ground to face third from bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics still looking for their first home win of the season.
Also on the road will be third place Cranfield United who head to Hitchin Road to face Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who they removed from the Beds FA Intermediate Cup back in late September at the same venue, since that game however Town have been beaten just the twice in their subsequent eight outings and will prove to be no easy nut to crack. Whilst for fourth place Great Barford it will be a major surprise if home win number five on the bounce is not forthcoming when paid a visit by bottom of the table Brache Sparta.
Elsewhere over at Miller Road sixth place hosts Meltis Albion take on eighth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who in having won their first five away starts to the season have now suddenly lost the last two and at Cople Playing Fields, tenth place hosts Bedford SA are called upon by eleventh place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who look to extend their current unbeaten away ways up to four games.
Other action coming at New Grounds, the venue at which second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington will look to continue their winning home ways against the travelling Queens Park Crescents who will be in search of the first away point/points of the season. Whilst at Gold Street, twelfth place Riseley Sports play hosts to fifth place Sundon Park Rangers.
The major spotlight for the lower division clubs this weekend falls upon the action in the second round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup. Of the seven ties in which they are involved five are all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs. The two exceptions being Bedford United's home tie at the Hockey Centre against Luton District & South Beds League FC Spandits Reserves and Stevington's trip in the opposite direction to take on Caddington from the same league.
In those said five ties, Westoning will be making a return trip to the Warren to be hosted by an Elstow Abbey Reserves side they defeated in league action just 14 days ago and perhaps also starting firm favourites to win on the road will be division three FC Houghton when they journey to Rectory Road to face division four hosts Shefford Town & Campton A.
Division four sides are also involved in the remaining three ties and perhaps the best chance of a spot of giant killing could well come from Cranfield United Reserves who play hosts at Crawley Road to their near neighbours Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are yet to win on the road in division three league action this season. Plus you would not rule out the chances of FC Serbia causing an upset when they journey to Horseshoes Close to be hosted by Moggerhanger United.
The trio being made up by Caldecote U20 who without an away league win to their name this season look to have the odds stacked against them when they hit the road for a Cutler Hammer outing against Kempston Athletic.
Division Two league action is thus reduced to just a programme of three games in which the highest place side in action will be third place Clapham Sports who seek to extend their unbeaten home ways up to four games when receiving a visit from tenth place Renhold United Reserves who have lost their last four league trips on the road. Whilst at Harvey Close, Caldecote Reserves beaten just once on home turf this season are called upon by Wootton Village whose only two away defeats to date this season came at high flyers Clapham Sports and Westoning.
Miller Road being the venue of game number three where sixth place hosts Meltis Albion Reserves take on eighth place Kempston Hammers Sports in a game that will kick off at 1.30pm.
Likewise Division Three action is reduced to just a programme of five games. The game of the day coming at Whiston Crescent where sixth place Clifton play hosts to league leaders Atletico Europa who will hit the road looking for their sixth consecutive away win to maintain their seasons 100% away record. Whilst on the Green, seventh place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves now on a three game winning run face local derby action against the visiting Sandy Reserves.
Over on the 3G surface at Redborne School second place hosts Dinamo Flitwick look to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting third place Lea Sports PSG who will be in search of their fourth away win on the bounce and just down the way at Greenfield Road, second from bottom of the table hosts Westoning U20 now losers of their last five home games are called upon by fifth place White Eagles side who still hold down a seasons 100% away record.
The final action coming at the Sandy Academy, the venue at which the hosting third from bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers go in search of their first home win of the season against the visiting ninth place Flitwick Town Reserves.