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Sunday 30th November 2014
Shefford Town & Campton close the gap to just goal difference.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United's lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table is now down to just goal difference after second place Shefford Town & Campton retained their seasons unbeaten ways and notched up away win number six on the bounce with a 3-0 victory over them. Ryan Lewis shooting the Town ahead just a minute before the break and the writing was on the cards for United when he doubled the scoreline 15 minutes from time even before Andrew Hayday netted goal number three just six minutes from time.
Now in third spot are Marston Shelton Rovers who claimed their third win on the bounce by winning 3-0 at Wilstead who have now lost their last five league outings to slip to fourth from bottom of the table. Lee Dudley, Dean Reid and Jamie Cerminara netting the goals to do the damage.
Rovers climbing above AFC Oakley M&DH whose home encounter with Ickwell & Old Warden was postponed when the visitors found upon arrival at Church Lane their Luton based players had failed to travel. Oakley for certain to be awarded the three points when the league committee next meets which will take them back level on points with Marston Shelton Rovers.
For fifth place Flitwick Town it was a sharing of the points from a 1-1 home draw with AFC Turvey for whom it was game number 12 without a victory. Ritchie Bevan on the home scoresheet against a Turvey reply from Mark Allen.
Now in sixth place are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who won 2-1 at Eastcotts AFC. Ryan Smith and Humberto Mbunazo on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Adam Tully. Whilst Sharnbrook drop down the standings to seventh place after losing 4-1 at Wootton Blue Cross. Carl Ibbotson with a brace plus single goals from Phil Matthews and Ryan Mellor only being replied to once by Jim Burnside for the visitors.
Elsewhere, Pavenham recorded just their second home win of the season with a 4-2 victory over Lidlington United Sports. James Owen netting twice alongside single strikes from Jack Harding and Tom Church against United replies via Daniel Bullen and Darren Rowlett.
The Sandy v Caldecote local derby postponed due to the state of the pitch at Bedford Road Recreation Ground.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Henlow's lead at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table remains at four points following their 6-1 home win over Potton Town. James Campbell with a hat-trick being supported by single goals from Keith Milburn, Jonathan Rowe and Dean Smith against a lone Town reply from James Pyman.
For second place Elstow Abbey it was a 5-1 away win at now second from bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics. Ahead as early as the 1st minute via Danny Pilgrim, the Abbey didn't add a second until Dante Barile netted from the penalty spot just three minutes before the break.Yet goals from Callum Davenport in the 49th minute and Andy Klein in the 66th minute had them 4-0 ahead until Lewis Littlechild reduced the arrears six minutes later only to see Davenport strike again to bring up the nap hand three minutes from time.
With third place Cranfield United having their game at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves postponed, Great Barford drew level on points with them in netting win number seven on the bounce 11-1 at home against bottom of the table Brache Sparta. Elijah Hukin, Reuben Hukin and David Mulvihill all netting twice alongside an own goal plus strikes from Ben Stock, Patrick Mulvihill, Jordan Morrison and Nick Payne against a lone reply from D'Quan Owens.
Now up into fifth spot are Meltis Albion who ran out 5-1 home winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Alex Smith with a hat-trick being joined on the scoresheet by Sahr Songa and Craig Damon to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Keegan Roberts.
Slipping down into sixth place are Sundon Park Rangers who were beaten 3-1 at Riseley Sports.Karl Walker, Paul Brown and James Cooke on the home scoresheet against a lone Rangers reply from Matthew Conway.
Elsewhere AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves took their unbeaten away ways up to four games by winning 5-1 at Bedford SA. Louis Green with a hat-trick plus a brace from Ray Patrickson bringing up the nap hand against a lone home reply from Daniel Bond.
Meantime it was a share of the spoils for AFC Harlington and Queens Park Crescents in a 2-2 draw. Jon Murray and Jamie Daniels on the home scoresheet against a brace in reply from Shahiaur Rahman.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Third Round
The biggest win of the day was to go the way of Stevington who ran out 6-0 away winners at Luton District & South Beds League Caddington Rangers. Joe Holyoak and Sam Nightingale with braces being supported by single strikes from Gavin White and Luke Cronin.
There was also a big 5-2 away win for Westoning at the Warren against Elstow Abbey Reserves. James Clegg, Tom Malems, Bryn Reynolds, Glenn Cooksley and Shaun Cooksley netting the goals to bring up the nap hand. Abbey's cause not helped when goalkeeper Steve Trainer was sent off on the half hour mark when they led 1-0 via a strike from Myles Ferrraro before the second goal from Josh Gill pegged the scoreline back to 3-2 only to see Westoning net two late goals.
Also winning 5-2 were Moggerhanger United at home against FC Serbia. Thomas Watts and Lee Adams both netting twice alongside Luke Rudd for United against replies from Milan Marusic and Demilison Conceicao.
Also into the hat for the last eight draw are Cranfield United Reserves who thanks to a goal from Phil Kempsell were 1-0 home winners over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves plus FC Houghton who won 3-0 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Paul Taylor with a brace plus Sam Martin netting the goals to do the damage.
For Bedford United it was a passage into the last eight after Luton District & South Beds League side FC Spandits Reserves failed to raise a side to meet them at the Hockey Centre.
Clapham Sports are now within two points of the league leaders Westoning after running out 2-1 home winners over Renhold United Reserves. Luke Stone and Sam Maddix netting the goals against a lone United reply via Michael France.
For Wootton Village it was a return to winning ways via a 3-1 away win at Caldecote Reserves. Adam Flynn netting twice and Aaron Williams once after Scott Lankester had given the home side the lead.Whilst Kempston Hammers Sports netted their first away win of the season when winning 3-1 at Meltis Albion Reserves. Sunnie Sandhu with a brace plus an own goal only being replied to once by Clive Sawyer for the Albion.
We have new leaders at the head of the division three league table in the shape of Lea Sports PSG after they notched their fifth win on the bounce to end Dinamo Flitwick's seasons unbeaten home ways with a 2-0 victory. Lee Bull and Joe Henman netting the vital goals.
Just a point behind them in second spot are Atletico Europa whose own 100% seasons away record was broken when they were held to a 3-3 draw at Clifton. Kane Alexander netting twice and Simon Gatward once against home replies from Charlie Watts with a brace and Andy Harvey.
Over on the Green it was a surprise 2-0 home defeat for Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves at the hands of Sandy Reserves for whom Jonnie Stratford and Rob Wilson netted the goals and for Mid Beds Tigers it was defeat number six on the bounce when going down 4-1 at home against Flitwick Town Reserves. Benn Ward and Kevin Higby both netting twice for the Town against a lone Tigers reply from Steve Titmus.
The Westoning U20 v White Eagles game postponed due to the state of the Greenfield Road pitch.
Preview for Saturday 6th December 2014
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend takes the still 100% away from home league leaders Renhold United on the road to Lodge Road to face seventh place Sharnbook who will be looking for just their third home win of the season. Whilst second place Shefford Town & Campton who trail them on goal difference only will be in home Hitchin Road action looking to preserve their seasons unbeaten ways when called upon by second from bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports.
Of the other clubs still looking to muscle into the championship race its away action at Harvey Close for fourth place AFC Oakley M&DH against the hosting third from bottom of the table Caldecote.Whilst third place Marston Shelton Rovers stage a rematch of their home encounter at their Playing Field headquarters against near neighbours Wootton Blue Cross after the original game last month was waterlogged off at half-time with the clubs deadlocked at 1-1.
The only other club at the moment who appear to be a threat to the top two are Flitwick Town and for them its a trip on the road to the Green to be hosted by bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden.The hosts looking for just their second home win of the season whilst the Town look for their third away win on the bounce.
Meantime over at Hillgrounds, sixth place hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College will in this home game number six be looking for their first home win of the season against the visiting tenth place Sandy .The task being far from easy as the visitors will hit the road looking for their fourth consecutive away win. Also looking for their first home win of the season will be eleventh place AFC Turvey at Thurleigh Playing Fields where they hope to end a run of six consecutive home defeats when called upon by fourth from bottom of the table Wilstead whose last six away outings have seen them fail to return to their Jubilee Playing Fields base with all three points.
The final top flight action coming at Pavenham Playing Fields, the venue at which twelfth place hosts Pavenham with just two home wins to their name all season receive a visit from ninth place Eastcotts AFC who have just one away win to their name this season.
With Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league leaders Henlow and second place Elstow Abbey sitting the afternoon out third place Cranfield United still holding down a seasons 100% home record welcome tenth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves to Crawley Road whose record on the road this season shows just one defeat from six outings.
Whilst for sixth place Sundon Park Rangers its the short trip on the road to New Grounds to face third from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will be search of just their second home win of the season.
Other action coming at Mill Lane, the venue at which eighth place hosts Potton Town take on the visiting Bedford SA and at Gold Street, ninth place hosts Riseley Sports are called upon by the visiting AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have now lost their last three away game to drop down to eleventh place in the league table.
Elsewhere four other division one supported by Wests Citroen Bedford sides will be in action in the third round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup and for AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves that means a journey to Manor Road to take on Luton District & South Beds League side Caddington Rangers. Whilst in Allen Park, its also opposition from the same league for Queens Park Crescents when they play hosts to Crawley Green A.
The third tie being an all Bedfordshire County Football League affair at Fisher Close between hosts Great Barford and the visiting Meltis Albion who just happen to be the last side to beat the boys from Barford back in early October some eight league games ago.
In Division Two for league leaders Westoning it will be the search of win number six on the bounce when they play hosts at Greenfield Road to Caldecote Reserves losers of their last six away games.Whilst second place Clapham Sports winners of their last four outings journey to Renhold Playing Fields to be hosted by Renhold United Reserves who they beat 2-1 on their own patch last weekend.
For third place FC Houghton its also a trip on the road has they make their way to Cutler Hammer looking for their ninth consecutive league win on the bounce against the hosting eighth place Kempston Athletic. Whilst fourth place Stevington now on a six game winning league run themselves head to the Warren to be hosted by fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves who will be looking to return for the first time in three outings to winning ways on home soil.
Elsewhere over at Miller Road, seventh place Meltis Albion Reserves beaten just the twice on home soil this season receive a visit from Moggerhanger United and at Jubilee Playing Fields bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves will be seeking their first win of the season against the visiting third from bottom of the table Bedford United who will hit the road looking for just their second away win of the season.
The final action in this division coming at Wootton Playing Fields, the venue at which ninth place Wootton Village host sixth place Kempston Hammers Sports.
In Division Three for league leaders Lea Sports PSG now on a five game winning league run its home action at Pirton Recreation Ground against third from bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers who have now lost their last six league outings.
Whilst second place Atletico Europa who trail them by just a single point but having played two games fewer its a trip on the road to Rectory Road to defend their seasons unbeaten away record against ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A.Whilst over at Whiston Crescent, fourth place Clifton take on third place Dinamo Flitwick as both sides look to keep themselves in the championship/promotion race.
Other sides looking to stay in that same race are fifth place Cranfield United Reserves who will be expected to collect all three points when they travel to Harvey Close to be hostsed by bottom of the table Caldecote U20 who are now on a four game losing run. Whilst at the Flitwick Community Football Centre that championship/promotion race interests both eighth place hosts Flitwick Town Reserves still unbeaten on home turf this season and the visiting seventh place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves winners of four of their five trips away from the Green this season.
Also in that race for promotion are sixth place White Eagles, for them its a home Hillgrounds meeting with second from bottom of the table Westoning U20.who are now on a eight game losing run and the final action comes at The Bedford Academy, the venue at which tenth place hosts FC Serbia are paid a visit from eleventh place Sandy Reserves.