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Sunday 01st February 2015
Lidlington United Sports pull out of the league.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
The weather was to be the big winner with all scheduled seven games postponed due to the snow and waterlogged pitches. However, with Lidlington United Sports giving the league notice that with immediate effect they are withdrawing their membership the outcome of when their results are removed from the records will mean Shefford Town & Campton will climb back onto the top of the league table and Renhold United slip down into second spot, albeit just a point behind them but having played some six games less. All the other remaining 12 clubs despite some point adjustments remaining in the same position in the standings.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Just two of the scheduled seven games beat the weather. One of which came at the Warren where league leaders Elstow Abbey increased their lead at the head of the standings up to five points over Henlow with a 7-0 home win over Potton Town Town. The Abbey via a Danny Pilgrim goal direct from a corner were ahead as early as the fourth minute but then had to wait until the 27th minute before Pilgrim doubled the scoreline and it was all but game over when Andy Klein notched goal number three eight minutes later to see them lead 3-0 at the half-time break.
Second period action saw Klein make it 4-0 just seven minutes in and on the hour mark a sweet volley from Aaran Cavill brought up the nap hand. Goal number six came via Dom Parrell in the 75th minute before Klein completed his hat-trick and the scoring two minutes from time.
Elsewhere Queens Park Crescents returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves thanks to goals from Ben Griffith and Ayaz Hussain.
The games failing to beat the weather being AFC Harlington v Henlow ; Bedford SA v Riseley Sports; Marabese Ceramics v Great Barford ; Meltis Albion v Cranfield United and Sundon Park Rangers v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.
Like in Division One just two games were to beat the weather with the shock of the day seeing league leaders Clapham Sports have their nine game winning run ended when defeated 4-2 at home by Bedford United. Tom Wade and Julio Fortes both scoring twice for United against a brace in reply from Grant Williams.
Elsewhere Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves returned to winning ways with a 5-3 home win over Elstow Abbey Reserves. Harry Baker netting twice alongside single strikes from Garry Russon, Robert Moore and Jamie Watson to bring up the Rovers nap hand against replies via Curtis McGall, Shaun Cafferty and a Jamie Carter penalty.
The games failing to beat the weather being FC Houghton v Stevington; Kempston Athletic v Meltis Albion Reserves; Moggerhanger United v Caldecote Reserves ; Renhold United Reserves v Wootton Village and Wilstead Reserves v Kempston Hammers Sports.
With league leaders Lea Sports PSG having their game at White Eagles postponed we now have new leaders at the head of the division three league table in the shape of Flitwick Town Reserves who maintained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-2 victory over Dinamo Flitwick. Mark Bartlett with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Benn Ward and Kevin Higby against two in reply from Scott Hannam.
Meantime FC Serbia are now unbeaten in their last five starts after sharing the points from a 4-4 home draw with Atletico Europa. Milan Marusic, Demilson Conceicao, Marko Djordjic and Zdenko Kuhar on their scoresheet against a Kane Alexander hat-trick and a single strike from Aaron Hill in reply.
Elsewhere following nine straight defeats Caldecote U20 lifted themselves off of the bottom of the league table at the expenses of Mid Beds Tigers who saw their game at Westoning U20 postponed by drawing 0-0 at fourth place Clifton.
Over at Rectory Road, Shefford Town & Campton A were leading Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves 3-1 with less than 10 minutes to play when referee Stephen Preitzel abandoned the game due to the behaviour of the visiting teams players. Matt Evans, Sam Larsen and Scott Frusciante on the home scoresheet against an own goal in reply. Following the match Ickwell & Old Warden have now withdrawn their reserves side from the league.
The other game postponed being Cranfield United Reserves v Sandy Reserves.
Preview for Saturday 7th February 2015
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action will see now second place and title favourites Renhold United in home action for the first time in 2015 when at their Playing Field headquarters they are paid a visit by ninth place Sandy who are now unbeaten in their last six trips away from their own Recreation Ground base. Whilst current league leaders Shefford Town & Campton now losers of their last two home games at their Hitchin Road base receive a visit from tenth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who have lost just the twice on the road all season at Renhold United and Caldecote.
Over at Jubilee Playing Fields twelfth place Wilstead having won just the once all season on home soil are visited by fourth place Flitwick Town who will arrive now unbeaten in their last seven outings and still very much in the championship race. Whilst just down the road at Marston Playing Fields,fifth place Marston Shelton Rovers now losers of their last two home starts receive a visit from boottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden who have suddenly hit form and are currently on a three game winning run.
Other action comes at Pavenham Playing Fields, the venue at which eleventh place hosts Pavenham take on sixth place Wootton Blue Cross who are now unbeaten in their last six outings of which five have been won and at Lodge Road, seventh place hosts Sharnbrook look to take their unbeaten home ways up to three games against the visiting second from bottom of the table Caldecote who are yet to win on the road this season.
Meantime its Beds FA Senior Trophy Quarter Final action at Church Lane for AFC Oakley M&DH when they are called upon by South Midlands League outfit Langford.
The game of the day in Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action comes at Groveside where second place hosts Henlow beaten just the twice on home soil all season receive a visit from league leaders Elstow Abbey who have been beaten just the once on their travels this season and will arrive at Groveside unbeaten in their last nine starts and seeking revenge for their lone home defeat of the season by Henlow at the Warren back in early October. Whilst for their two nearest championship contenders its games on their home patch. Third place Cranfield United still 100% on home soil this season at Crawley Road receiving a visit from eighth place Riseley Sports who thus far have won just the once on the road this season and fourth place Great Barford going into home Fisher Close action against fifth place Meltis Albion unbeaten in their last 11 league outings of which 10 have been won against an Albion side who have won six of their last eight outings.
Over at Mill Lane where sixth place Potton Town have won their last two games the visitors are tenth place Queens Park Crescents who are yet to win on the road this season and at King George VI Playing Fields, eleventh place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who have just one home win to their name this season play hosts to ninth place Sundon Park Rangers who are currently on a five game losing away run.
Other action comes at Cople Playing Fields, the venue at which twelfth place Bedford SA look to improve their home record against the visiting second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington and at Rectory Road, third from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves with just one win from their last eight outings face seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have lost six of the last seven trips away from their Hillgrounds base.
In Division Two the game of the day comes at Stevington Playing Fields, the venue at which second place hosts Stevington will look to extend their 11 game winning run and preserve their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting league leaders Clapham Sports who will hit the road now winners of their last five away outings.
Whilst for fourth place FC Houghton winners of their last 12 games its a trip to Harvey Close to face Caldecote Reserves now winners of their last two home outings plus for fellow championship seekers and third place Westoning its home Greenfield Road action where they have been beaten just the once this season against tenth place Renhold United Reserves who have won just the twice on the road all season.
Other action coming at Cutler Hammer, the venue at which seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports now with just one win from their five outings receive a visit from eighth place Moggerhanger United losers of their last two away outings and at Miller Road, third from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves losers of their last seven games including four on home soil are called upon by bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves who are still in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Elsewhere over at Wootton Recreation Ground fifth place hosts Wootton Village will welcome ninth place Kempston Athletic who are currently on a three game losing away run. Whilst the final action comes at the Hockey Centre, the venue at which twelfth place hosts Bedford United without a home win from their last five starts are called upon by eleventh place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.
In Division Three the game of the day takes place at Pirton Recreation Ground where seceond place Lea Sports PSG are called upon by third place Cranfield United Reserves who will arrive now winners of their last six games.Whilst fellow championship hopefuls and current league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves go into home Flitwick Football Community Centre action still unbeaten on home soil this season against the visiting ninth place White Eagles who travel looking to repair the damage of two consecutive away defeats.
Also still in the championship/promotion race are seventh place Dinamo Flitwick when they hit the road for a Sandy Academy outing against bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers.
Elsewhere for second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20 now on a six game losing home run its action at their Harvey Close base against tenth place Shefford Town & Campton A who themselves are currently on a four game losing away run.Whilst just down the road at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, eleventh place Sandy Reserves search out just their second home win of the season against the visiting Atletico Europa sixth place who will be looking for their first win in six outings.
The final action coming at the Bedford Academy where fifth place hosts FC Serbia now unbeaten in their last six outings receive a visit from fourth place Clifton losers of their last four outings away from their Whiston Crescent base.