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Sunday 08th February 2015
AFC Oakley M&DH to contest this seasons Beds FA Senior Trophy Final.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Its all change again at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table with Renhold United now two points clear at the top of the summit following their 2-0 home win over Sandy thanks to a brace of goals from Alex Woolston.Now down into second spot are Shefford Town & Campton on a four game losing run after being beaten 3-1 at home by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Josh Sturniolo, Courtney Broughton and Andrew Latimer on the winners scoresheet against a lone home reply from Adam Larsen.
Perhaps Renhold's most serious challengers for the league title are now Flitwick Town who took their unbeaten ways up to 10 games with an 8-1 win over second from bottom Wilstead in a game switched and played on their own Flitwick Community Centre pitch. Jim Lewis, Will Scutt and Alex Robinson Welsh all netting twice alongside single strikes from Josh Reynolds and Daniel Stafford against a lone reply from Kevin Butler.
The other three scheduled fixtures, Marston Shelton Rovers v Ickwell & Old Warden ; Pavenham v Wootton Blue Cross and Sharnbrook v Caldecote failing to beat the weather.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Semi-Final
AFC Oakley M&DH will now contest the final of this season's Senior Trophy against Crawley Green or Bedford FC who had their scheduled game frozen off after they netted a 6-5 home penalty shoot out win over South Midlands League Langford. 1-1 at 90 minutes with Mark Smith from the penalty spot on the Oakley scoresheet their shoot-out hero turned out to be goalkeeper Robert Nash in saving five Langford efforts.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Elstow Abbey now find themselves eight points clear at the head of the division one supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table following their 3-0 victory at second place Henlow to take their unbeaten ways up to 10 games. Early drama was to see home goalkeeper Nick Stilwell get down well to save a sixth minute penalty from Callum Davenport and then produce a series of fine saves which coupled with some woeful finishing by the Abbey saw 0-0 reading on the scoreboard at half-time.
Yet within six minutes of the restart Abbey were two goals clear thanks to strikes from Aaron Cavill and Dom Parrella and when home player Keith Purslow was red carded 10 minutes from time they were almost home and dry but most certainly were after Shaun Cafferty added a third goal three minutes from time.
Still very much in title race race are third place Cranfield United who having played four games fewer than the Abbey & Henlow sit just nine points adrift of the leaders after they retained their seasons unbeaten home ways and took their current winning run up to eight games with a 2-0 win over Riseley Sports thanks to goals from Liam Whitmee Craig and Martin Holland. Whilst fourth place Great Barford slipped up when held to a 2-2 home draw by Meltis Albion. Elijah Hukin and Reuben Hukin on the home scoresheet to take their sides unbeaten ways up to 11 games against Albion replies via Carl Townsend and Sahr Songa.
Having lost their last five away outings Sundon Park Rangers returned to winning ways on the road with a 4-0 victory at AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves. Matthew Conway netting twice alongside goals from Kane Griffiths and Shaka Anderson. Whilst also enjoying life on the road were Queens Park Crescents who netted their first away win of the season 2-0 at Potton Town thanks to goals from Ben Griffith and Fabio Sattar.
Elsewhere it was the sharing of the points for Shefford Town & Campton Reserves and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves in a 1-1 draw at Rectory Road. Malcolm Marimirofa netting the home goal and Keegan Roberts replying for Kempston.
The Bedford SA v AFC Harlington game failing to beat the weather.
For Clapham Sports their days to the head of the division two league table looked numbered after second place Stevington who have played five games fewer took their winning ways up to 12 games to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 6-2 win over them. Reece Williams and James Bourke both netting twice alongside Joe Holyoke and Ben Walsh against Sports replies from Sam Maddix and Paolo Grasso.
Also having played five games fewer and now up into second spot just two points shy of Clapham Sports are FC Houghton who took their own winning ways up to 12 games with a 7-1 victory at third from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves. It was the home side who netted first via Matt Basta after just 30 seconds and half-time arrived with the scoreline at 1-1 before the visitors run riot in the second period. Sam Martin with a hat-trick alongside braces from Mark Doran and Lawrence Taylor their marksmen.
Losing out on that third spot were Westoning who saw their home game with Renhold United Reserves postponed. However, they remain very much in the title race being just three points behind Stevington and two adrift of FC Houghton but with a game in hand on them both.
It was a red letter day for bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves who claimed their first victory of the season in winning 7-2 at Meltis Albion Reserves who have now lost their last eight outings. Callum Evans netting a hat-trick, Luke Prietzel a batch to go with single strikes from Luke Pursey and Sam Ward against home replies via Dave Bevan and Josh St Clair Pierre.
For Bedford United its now six league games without a home league win after they were held to a 4-4 home draw by Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Aaron Perrett, Adam Wodecki, Julio Fortes and Tom Wade on United's scoresheet whilst Jamie Cerminara netted all four of the Rovers replies.
Having lost their last three away games Kempston Athletic returned to winning ways on the road with a 2-0 victory at Wootton Village thanks to goals from Mark Nicholson and Dee Sayid.
The scheduled Kempston Hammers v Moggerhanger United game being waterlogged off.
There is no change at the head of the division three league table following wins for the top two sides. For league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves it was the retention of their seasons unbeaten home ways to stretch their unbeaten ways up to 10 games with a 2-0 victory over White Eagles. Dean Conway and Oliver Banfield netting the goals to do the damage. Whilst second place Lea Sports PSG claimed an all important 1-0 home victory over third place Cranfield United Reserves thanks to a strike from Kane Smith put paid to the visitors six game winning run.
Following a run of five games without a win Atletico Europa returned to winning ways to climb back into fourth place with a 4-0 victory at Sandy Reserves. Kane Alexander netting twice alongside single strikes from Mo Banda and Daniel Avis to do the damage.
Losing out on that fourth spot are Clifton who have now lost their last five away outings after being beaten 4-2 at FC Serbia. Milan Marusic with a brace plus Marko Djordjic and Zdenko Kuhar on the home scoresheet against replies via James Bennett and Jack Brown.
Caldecote U20 now find themselves without a win from their last 11 outings after being beaten 2-1 at home by Shefford Town & Campton A who ended a run of four consecutive away defeats. Sam Larsen and Marcus Rose netting the vital goals against a lone home reply from Rafe Goodman.
The scheduled Mid Beds Tigers v Dinamo Flitwick game being frozen off.
Preview for Saturday 14th February 2015
In Premier Division supported by Sportsform action the game of the day takes place at Church Lane being the venue at which third place and still unbeaten at home this season AFC Oakley M&DH receive a visit from the league leaders Renhold United who will hit the road looking to preserve their seasons 100% away record.Whilst just down the road at Pavenham Playing Fields eleventh place hosts Pavenham winners of three of their last four home outings receive a visit from second place Shefford Town & Campton who having lost their last four games are still looking for their first league win of 2015.
Over at the Flitwick Community Football Centre fourth place hosts Flitwick Town have been beaten just the once on home soil all season and will look to keep their championship hopes alive with the collection of the full three points from the visiting eighth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Whilst at Marston Playing Fields fifth place hosts Marston Shelton Rovers with just one home win from their last five outings face ninth place Eastcotts AFC side whose away record to date shows just one victory from nine outings.
Down at the other end of the table its a so called six pointer game on the Green, the venue at which bottom of the table hosts Ickwell & Old Warden now on a three game winning run are visited by second from bottom of the table Wilstead whose lone away win of the season to date came back in early September at Eastcotts AFC.
The final top flight action coming at Harvey Close where third from bottom of the table Caldecote with just one win from their last five outings are visited by sixth place Wootton Blue Cross who are currently on a six game unbeaten run.
For Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league leaders Elstow Abbey now unbeaten in their last 10 starts its home Warren action against Bedford SA who have lost five of their last six outings to slide into third from bottom position in the league table. Whilst second place Henlow make the short journey to Ickleford Playing Fields to face bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics who are yet to win on home soil this season and are currently on a run of 10 games without a victory.
For both of the other title contenders its trips on the road. Third place Cranfield United now on a seven game winning run make tracks to New Grounds to face second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will be seeking out just their second home win of the season and for fourth place Great Barford now unbeaten in their last 11 outings its a journey to Gold Street to be hosted by eighth place Riseley Sports who are currently on a three game losing run.
Other action comes at Hillgrounds, the venue at which sixth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves winners of their last three home outings entertain fifth place Meltis Albion and at Rectory Road, eleventh place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves unbeaten in their last two home starts receive a visit from twelfth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will hit the road looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat.
The final action in this division coming at Stockwood Park Athletic Track where ninth place hosts Sundon Park Rangers receive a visit from seventh place Potton Town losers of their last two starts.
In Division Two for current league leaders Clapham Sports it will be a visit to their King George VI Playing Field base by third from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves who will arrive having lost their last eight games away from their own Harvey Close base. Whilst of the other serious title contenders only third place FC Houghton will enjoy the luxury of a home outing when at Moore Crescent where they have won their last seven games in their current 13 game winning run the visitors are seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports who will be in search of just their second away win of the season.
For fourth place Westoning still unbeaten on the road this season and winners of their last eight outings its a trip to Cutler Hammer to face eighth place Kempston Athletic who have won just the three times on home soil all season and for second place Stevington now winners of their last 12 outings including six on the road its a trip to Renhold Playing Field to face second from bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves who are currently on a three game losing home run.
Other action comes at the Hockey Centre, the venue at which eleventh place Bedford United currently without a home win in the last six outings host fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves and at Miller Road, twelfth place Meltis Albion Reserves now on an eight game losing run take on sixth place Wootton Village who will arrive looking to take their current unbeaten away ways up to five games.
The final action in this division taking place at Jubilee Playing Fields, the venue at which bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves look for their first home win of the season when they host ninth place Moggerhanger United who will hit the road having lost six of their last eight outings away from their Horseshoes Close base.
Division Three action will see the top game taking place at Crawley Road, the venue at which third place and still unbeaten on home soil this season Cranfield United Reserves receive a visit from the league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves now winners of their last five outings and unbeaten in their last 10 starts.Whilst at Pirton Playing Fields, second place Lea Sports PSG now on a three game winning run will be in home action against sixth place FC Serbia who will be looking for their third away win on the bounce.
Meantime over at the Bedford Academy, fourth place Atletico Europa following three straight home defeats will be expected to return to winning ways on home soil when visited by bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers now losers of their last four away outings and at Harvey Close its local derby action between second from bottom of the table hosts Caldecote U20 now on a six game losing home run and the visiting tenth place Sandy Reserves who will be looking to repair the damage of two consecutive away defeats.
Other action sees ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A in home action against eleventh place Westoning U20 and in Hillgrounds, eighth place White Eagles now on a three game losing run play hosts to fifth place Clifton losers of their last five away outings.