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Sunday 07th December 2014
Shefford Town & Campton now lead the Premier Division supported by Sportsform table.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Shefford Town & Campton are now the new league leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten ways with an 8-0 home win over second from bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Andrew Hayday, Adam Larsen, Michael Jones and Chris Slough all netting braces to do the damage.

Losing out on the top spot on goal difference are Renhold United who were required to come from 2-0 down at half-time to maintain their seasons 100% away record with a 3-2 win at Sharnbook. Leon Taylor and Richard Ball shooting the home side ahead but two strikes from Jonny Richens and a goal from Aran Hazelwood won the day for United in the second period.

Now up into third spot are AFC Oakley M&DH who are now unbeaten in their last five starts after winning 5-3 at Caldecote.Trailing to a sixth minute goal from Mark Franklin they were to draw level when Oli Plested converted from the penalty spot four minutes later only to then fall behind again when Jordan Goodman netted a free kick from all of 30 yards out with the watch showing just 14 minutes played. Back level in the 18th minute via a Matt Barnes header the visitors took the lead for the first time when Plested netted his second goal of the game five minutes from the break.

This lead was to last just five minutes into the second period before Chris Sams made it 3-3 and game back on. This was to last until Robert Heaney struck in the 66th minute to regain the lead for the visitors before Plested completed his hat-trick and brought up the nap hand five minutes from time.

Dropping down from third to fourth in the table are Marston Shelton Rovers who were beaten 1-3 at home by Wootton Blue Cross. Ryan Mellor, Nathan Mallett and Callum McAdam on the winners scoresheet against a lone Rovers reply via Harry Murray.

For fifth place Flitwick Town its now five games unbeaten after winning 6-0 at bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden. Daniel Stafford leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by goals from Jim Lewis, Ritchie Bevan and Ryan Hill.

Still on the outlook for their first home wins of the season are both AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College plus AFC Turvey. Town going down 3-1 to Sandy in a game where all the goals came in the last 10 minutes. Tom McGhee, Tom Burton and Jerome Mullings netting for Sandy against a lone home reply via Josh Sturniolo. Whilst AFC Turvey were beaten 6-4 by Wilstead who thus ended a five game losing run. Paul Jones the lone hero with all six goals against home replies via Gamba Kannan, Harry Ellis, Mark Allen and an own goal.

The final top flight game seeing Pavenham claim a 3-0 home win over Eastcotts AFC. James Owen netting twice and Jack Harding once.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

Third place Cranfield United retained their seasons 100% home record and moved to within two points of second place Elstow Abbey with a 3-0 win over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. James Armstrong netting twice and Jordan Appleton once.

Also winning on home soil were both Potton Town & Riseley Sports.Town with goals from Chris Cooper and Paul Mijalski beating Bedford SA 2-1 and for the Sports it was a 2-0 victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have now lost their last six games to drop to eleventh place in the league table. Mark Darlow and Josh Poole netting the goals to do the damage.

The AFC Harlington v Sundon Park Rangers game postponed due to the state of the New Grounds pitch.

Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Third Round

Safely into the hat for the Quarter-final draw are Queens Park Crescents who with two goals from Shazed Sattar were 2-0 home winners over Luton District & South Beds League side Crawley Green A and joining them in the hat will be Great Barford who were 6-5 penalty shoot-out winners over Meltis Albion after 90 minutes play had seen the clubs deadlocked at 1-1. Elijah Hukin netting for the home side and Padraic Walsh for the Albion.

However it was the end of the road for AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who were beaten 13-0 at Luton District & South Beds League Caddington Rangers.

Division Two

There is no change at the head of the division two league table following wins for the top four clubs. The biggest of which belonged to league leaders Westoning who ran out 17-3 home winners over Caldecote Reserves to notch up their sixth consecutive win.Thomas Cooksley netting six times, Sean Cooksley four times alongside a hat-trick for Michael Armitt and a brace from Glen Cooksley to go with single goals from Bryn Reynolds and James Lovett.The visitors replies coming via Nicky Albone, Rhys Parker and Jake Bruce.

For second place Clapham Sports it was win number five on the bounce with a 4-2 victory at Renhold United Reserves.Sam Maddix with a brace plus strikes from Grant Williams and Michael Woodward only being replied to by Michael France and Delroy Philips for the home side. Whilst third place FC Houghton notched up their ninth win on the bounce when winning 4-1 at Kempston Athletic. Lawrence Taylor with a brace plus single strikes from Haydon Fletcher and Charlie Nicholson only being replied to by Gavin Matthews for the Athletic.

Keeping up the pressure on the top three are fourth place Stevington who claimed their seventh consecutive win with an 8-2 victory at Elstow Abbey Reserves. Kieran Souter netting four times alongside single strikes from Ben Souter, Jordan Wright, Sam Nightingale and Gavin White.The Abbey replies from Shaun Cafferty and Andy Klein saw them recover from 4-0 down to end the opening half just two goals behind before they fell apart in the second period.

There was also a big away win for Bedford United who returned to winning ways with a 7-3 victory at bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves.Aaron Perrett with four goals being supported by a brace from Guiseppe Lamberti and a single strike from Owen Ward against home replies via Luke Pursey, Ryan Davenport and Cain Hamilton-Boyle.

Also winning on the road were Moggerhanger United 3-1 at Meltis Albion Reserves. Lee Adams, Brandon Bates and Tom Gibson seeing their goals only replied to once by Antony Ursell. Whilst for Wootton Village and Kempston Hammers Sports it was the sharing of the points in a 1-1 draw. The Village going ahead in the first half via an own goal and the Hammers drawing level in the 90th minute via Jim Grandidge according to the Hammers but via an own goal according to the Village.

Division Three

With Mid Beds Tigers failing to raise a side to travel to face Lea Sports PSG, the three gifted points keeps the boys from Pirton on top of the division three league table just a point clear of Atletico Europa who took their unbeaten ways up to five games by winning 7-0 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Kane Alexander netting five times alongside single strikes from Aaron Hill and Joel Tatham.

Dinamo Flitwick started the day in third spot but now find themselves down in fifth place after losing 5-3 at Clifton who now take over that said third spot. Jack Brown with a brace plus strikes from Kieron Carrington, Andy Harvey and Tony Norman bringing up the home nap hand against replies via James Burton twice and Tom Sargent once.

Also jumping above Dinamo into fourth place are Cranfield United Reserves who won 4-0 at Caldecote U20. Daniel Mclaren with a hat-trick plus a Phil Distin penalty doing the damage.

Elsewhere it was an end to Westoning U20's eight game losing run with a 2-1 win at White Eagles. James Clegg and Rex Ludlow netting the vital goals against a lone Eagles reply via Marcin Ptak. Whilst Flitwick Reserves retained their seasons unbeaten home ways when sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw with Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

Meantime, FC Serbia were 3-0 home winners over Sandy Reserves thanks to a brace from Marko Djordjic and a single goal from Zoenko Kuhar.


Preview for Saturday 13th December 2014

The main spotlight this weekend falls upon the ties at the quarter-final stage of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy.Just three Bedfordshire County Football League clubs are left in the competition, two of them going head to head at Church Lane where AFC Oakley M&DH play hosts to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. The sides are yet to meet in league action this season but with the hosts still holding down a seasons unbeaten home record you would perhaps favour them to progress into the last four despite the visitors having only suffered one away defeat on the road in league action thus far this season.

The third club involved are Renhold United, for them its a trip to McMullen Park to take on South Midlands League Bedford FC.

Action away from the Trophy brings about a programme of six Premier Division supported by Sportsform fixtures and with second place Renhold United in trophy action it gives the current unbeaten league leaders Shefford Town & Campton a chance to draw three points clear at the top the standings should they gain the full points from their visit to Sharnbrook Upper School where they will be hosted by tenth place Eastcotts AFC.

With third place AFC Oakley M&DH also on trophy duty and fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers also sitting the afternoon out there is an opportunity for fifth place Flitwick Town to nudge ever closer into the championship mix when at their Football Community Centre base they face bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden for the second consecutive weekend having last weekend won 6-0 on The Green.

Whilst Thurleigh Playing Fields is the venue third from bottom of the table Caldcote will travel to looking for their first away win of the season against fourth from bottom of the table hosts AFC Turvey who are still yet to win on home soil this season and currently without a win from their last 13 outings.

Meantime over at Hurst Grove, second from bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports will be looking for just their second home win of the season when called upon by seventh place Sharnbrook who will be looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat and just down the road at Weston Park, sixth place hosts Wootton Blue Cross seek out their third home win on the bounce when called upon by twelfth place Wilstead.

The final top flight game coming at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, the venue at which ninth place hosts Sandy still without a home win to their name this season face a visit from eleventh place Pavenham who themselves have won just the once on the road in league action this season.

In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action its also a programme of just six games. Back in action following their rest last week will be both of the top two clubs and for league leaders Henlow that means a trip on the road to Cople Playing Fields looking to defend their seasons unbeaten away ways against the hosting Bedford SA. Whilst second place Elstow Abbey are in home Warren action looking to take their current winning ways up to four games against the visiting Sundon Park Rangers.

With third place Cranfield United sitting the afternoon out, Great Barford could once again draw level on points with them should league win number eight on the bounce be achieved at Fisher Close when they play hosts to ninth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will hit the road looking to take their current unbeaten away league run up to five games. Whilst at Miller Road, fifth place Meltis Albion will be hoping to move ever nearer into the promotion race and extend their home winning ways up to three games when called upon by tenth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

Meantime, down at the other end of the league table second from bottom of the pile Marabese Ceramics still without a home win to their name this season will be playing hosts at Ickleford Recreation Ground to Queens Park Crescents who will be in search of their first away win of the season and at New Grounds, third from bottom of the table AFC Harlington now unbeaten in their last two home starts play hosts to eleventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have now lost their last six games.

In Division Two for league leaders Westoning its a trip to Cutler Hammer looking to preserve their seasons unbeaten away ways against the hosting sixth place Kempston Hammers Sports and for second place Clapham Sports its home action at King George VI Playing Fields looking to extend their home unbeaten ways up to five games against the visiting ninth place Kempston Athletic who have been beaten just the once on the road in league action thus far this season.

For third place FC Houghton its a trip on the road to Jubilee Playing Fields in search of their tenth consecutive win against bottom of the table hosts Wilstead Reserves who are still looking for their first win of the season and for fourth place Stevington the quest will be to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways and notch up win number eight on the bounce when called upon at their Playing Field headquarters by fourth from bottom of the table Bedford United.

Other action comes at Harvey Close, the venue at which third from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves will be looking for just their third home win of the season against the visiting fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves who will be looking to end a run of five games without a victory and at Horseshoes Close, tenth place Moggerhanger United will be in search of just their second home win of the season when seventh place Wootton Village beaten just the twice on the road in league action this season come calling.

The final game in this division taking place at Marston Playing Fields, the venue at which second from bottom of the table hosts Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves receive a visit from eleventh place Renhold United Reserves who are currently on a five game losing away run.

In Division Three action is down to just a programme of four games.With league leaders Lea Sports PSG sitting the afternoon out the top side in action will be second place Atletico Europa who will be expected to maintain their seasons unbeaten away ways and collect the points which will take them to the top of the table when they journey to Greenfield Road to be hosted by third from bottom of the table Westoning U20 who are currently on a five game home losing run. Whilst fifth place Dinamo Flitwick go into home Redborne School 3G action against the visiting eleventh place Sandy Reserves.

Other action coming at Harvey Close, the venue at which bottom of the table Caldecote U20 now on a five game losing run face a visit from eighth pace Flitwick Town Reserves and just down the road on the Green, sixth place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves are in local derby action against second from bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers who are now on a seven game losing run.

The reduced league programme being brought about by the opening round action in this seasons Watson Shield. Over at Crawley Road, Cranfield United Reserves still unbeaten on home turf this season play hosts to a White Eagles side who are yet to be beaten on the road this season and at the Bedford Academy, FC Serbia receive a visit from a Clifton side who have suddenly lost their last three away league outings.

The final tie coming at Rectory Road where Shefford Town & Campton A play hosts to Bedfordshire Youth Saturday League side Toddington Rovers U17. These three Shield games kicking off at 1.30pm to allow for the provision of extra time and the dreaded penalty shoot-out if required.




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