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Sunday 15th March 2015
Cranfield United come from two goals down to beat Elstow Abbey.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United remain seven points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table despite losing their seasons 100% away record when held to a 2-2 draw at Wootton Blue Cross. Phil Matthews on the home scoresheet twice against United replies from Aaron Hazelwood and Tommy Foyle.
Now up into second spot are Flitwick Town who ran out 2-0 away winners at Eastcotts AFC thanks to strikes from Alex Robinson-Welsh and Ritchie Bevan to climb above Shefford Town & Campton in the standings who were held to a 1-1 draw at Marston Shelton Rovers. Sam Abbott netting for the Rovers and Jake Renney for the Town. Town's assistant referee Graham Earl taking over the whistle in the second half after match referee Kieran Dunne suffered a back spasm during the half-time break.
Elsewhere it was a red letter day for Sandy who netted their first home win of the season in defeating AFC Oakley M&DH 3-2. Tom McGhee, Phil Beall and Chris Gregory on their scoresheet against replies via Alex Liburd and Matt Barnes. It was also a red letter day for Caldecote who recorded their first away win of the season in winning 3-0 at Ickwell & Old Warden. Ahead after just two minutes with a goal from Connor Smith the tally was added to in the second half by both Jordan Goodman and Carl Heath.
Also enjoying life on the road were Pavenham who won 3-2 at Sharnbrook thanks to goals from Luke Owen, James Owen and Patrick Geovenni against home strikes from Shaun Barnett and Harry Atherton. Whilst for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College it was a 3-0 home win over Wilstead. Josh Sturniolo, Ryan Smith and Andrew Latimer netting the goals to do the damage.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Cranfield United are now within three points of league leaders Elstow Abbey after they came from two goals down at half-time to net a 4-2 home victory over them at Crawley Road. Dom Parrella netting for the Abbey after just 50 seconds and Cullam Davenport doubling the scoreline on 24 minutes before United's Jordan Appleton took over in the second period to net all four of his sides goals. Abbey ending the game with 10 men after Davenport was given a second yellow card just 10 minutes from time by which stage United had moved into a 3-2 lead.
For third place Henlow it was a 6-0 away win at second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington. Phil Robberton with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Matt Wilson, Keith Milburn, Jake Berry and James Campbell. Whilst for fourth place Great Barford it was an end to their 13 game unbeaten league run when defeated 1-0 at home by Queens Park Crescents whose goal came via Daniel Rasol.
Now up into fifth slot are Riseley Sports who emerged 5-4 winners at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Mark Darlow with a hat-trick and James Cook with a brace bringing up the nap hand against Town braces in reply from Ashley Windridge and Keegan Roberts.
Elsewhere, AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves winless run is now up to eight games after they were held 3-3 at home by bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics. Jamie Endersby, John Hislop and Jason Angol on the home scoresheet against Tilermen replies via John Vooght twice and Michael Darnell. Whilst Bedford SA winless ways are up to seven games after they were beaten 2-1 at Sundon Park Rangers. Matthew Conway with a brace seeing his goals only replied to once by Tom Marwood.
Meantime, Potton Town are now without a win in their last six outings after being held to a 0-0 home draw by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.
We now have new leaders at the head of the division two league table in the shape of Stevington after they took their winning league ways up to 14 games and remained unbeaten on home soil this season with a 3-1 victory over Kempston Athletic. An own goal plus a brace from Aaron Hewitt only being replied to once by Billy Mills for the Athletic.
Saying goodbye to the top spot are Clapham Sports who were held to a 2-2 draw at Kempston Hammers.Nathan Evans plus a Jamie Peacock penalty marking the Hammers scoresheet against a brace in reply from Liam Bolton.
Elsewhere it was home wins for both Moggerhanger United and Wootton Village. United seeing off Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves 2-0 thanks to a brace of goals from Lee Adams and the Village going one better with a 3-0 win over Bedford United. Adam Flynn netting twice and Aaron Williams once to do the damage.
Jubilee Cup 1st Round
Westoning will now travel to Kempston Hammers in round two after they ran out 7-0 away winners at Meltis Albion Reserves.Shaun Cooksley with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Glenn Cooksley, Tom Cooksley, Cody O'Neil and Sam Roberts.
For Wilstead Reserves it was an 8-4 home win over Caldecote Reserves. Callum Evans netting four times, Robert Booth twice to go with single strikes from Sam Smith and Ryan Davenport against visiting replies from Alan Turner twice plus single goals for Hugh Jackson and Jamie Saunderson. They will now face a home second round tie against Elstow Abbey Reserves who ran out 2-0 winners at Renhold United Reserves where Jhey Tompkins netted both goals.
There is no change at the head of the division three league table following wins for the top three sides. League leaders Flitwick Town Reserves chalking up their eighth home win on the bounce to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways thanks to a single strike from Benn Ward which took them to a 1-0 win over bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers. Whilst second place Lea Sports PSG ran out 5-0 home winners over Clifton who have now lost all of their last eight away outings.Owen Malcolm netting alongside an own goal plus strikes from Sean Dixon, Joseph Hennem and Ryan Darby.
For third place Cranfield United Reserves it was a 2-1 victory at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Daniel Mclaren and Adam Kerr on the scoresheet against a lone home reply via Scott Frucciante. Also winning on the road were White Eagles who emerged 2-1 winners at FC Serbia. Kazimierz Drzechowski and Mateusz Dybikowski on the Eagles scoresheet against a lone home reply via Zdenko Kuhar.
Over at Harvey Close, Caldecote U20 ended a run of 11 league games without a win by defeating Dinamo Flitwick 2-1.Jamie Richardson and James Whitmore netting the vital goals against a lone reply from Mark Reynolds. Whilst Atletico Europa were gifted the three points after Westoning U20 failed to raise a side to meet them at Greenfield Road.
Preview for Saturday 21st March 2015.
Renhold United will be expected to take another stride towards their first ever Premier Division supported by Sportsform league title when at their Playing Fields headquarters they look to take their unbeaten league ways up to seven games when called upon by second from bottom of the table Caldecote who will be looking for just their second away win of the season.Whilst their two nearest title rivals also enjoy home advantage. At the Flitwick Football Centre second place Flitwick Town now unbeaten in their last six home starts are visited by eleventh place Sandy who will looking for their first league away win of 2015 and at Church Lane, fourth place AFC Oakley M&DH having been beaten just the once on home soil this season receive a visit from seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College whose away form of seven wins and two draws from 11 outings suggests a close encounter could well be on the cards.
Meatime just down the road at Pavenham Playing Fields, eighth place hosts Pavenham will look to return to winning ways on home soil when called upon by fifth place Wootton Blue Cross who will hit the road winners of their last three outings away from Weston Park and not beaten on the road since losing to AFC Oakley M&DH way back in late September. Whilst over at Lodge Road, ninth place Sharnbrook will be looking for their first home win of 2015 against sixth place Marston Shelton Rovers who have lost just the once on the road all season.
Other action coming on The Green, the venue at which bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden could well record just their second home win of the season against the visiting tenth place Eastcotts AFC who have won just the twice on the road all season and at Hitchin Road, third place Shefford Town & Campton now on a four game losing home run look to repair the damage against the visiting third from bottom of the table Wilstead.
In the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action for league leaders Elstow Abbey its away action in Allen Park looking to return to winning ways against the hosting ninth place Queens Park Crescents. Whilst second place Cranfield United winners of their last 11 games journey to Hillgrounds to be hosted by eighth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves whi have lost their last two home outings.
Meantime for fourth place Great Barford the quest of away win number four on the bounce sees them travel to Ickleford Playing Fields for a meeting with bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics who will be in search of their first home win of the season. Whilst at Miller Road, sixth place Meltis Albion currently on a run of four games without a win receive a visit from fifth place Riseley Sports who will be looking for just away win number four of the season.
Down at the other end of the table for second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington its a home encounter at Newgrounds looking for their first home win of 2015 against the visiting seventh place Sundon Park Rangers who travel looking for their third away win on the bounce and at Cople Playing Fields, third from bottom of the table Bedford SA now on a run of five home games without a win receive a visit from eleventh place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who will be looking for just their second away win of 2015.
The final action in this division taking place at King George VI Playing Fields, the venue at which twelfth place hosts AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves with just one home win to their name all season are called upon by tenth place Potton Town who have failed to win any of their last six outings.
The battle for the division three league title is now boiling up into a three horse race and of the trio just current league leaders Stevington now on a 14 game winning run will have home advantage this weekend when at their Playing Field Headquarters they receive a visit from sixth place Wootton Village who will hit the road looking to extend their own unbeaten away ways up to six games.
Stevington's two nearest rivals facing trips on the road, third place Westoning now winners of their last 11 league outings and still unbeaten on the road all season heading for a Harvey Close outing against second from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves who are currently on a four game losing home run and for fourth place FC Houghton winners of their last seven away outings its a trip to Marston Playing Fields to be hosted by eighth place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who will be looking for their third home win on the bounce.
Down at the other end of the table, bottom side Wilstead Reserves without a home win to their name all season play hosts at Jubilee Playing Fields to second place Clapham Sports and for fellow strugglers Renhold United Reserves its a trip to Horseshoes Close to be hosted by tenth place Moggerhanger United.
Other action coming at the Hockey Centre, the venue at which twelfth place Bedford United now on an eight game home run without a victory play hosts to ninth place Meltis Albion Reserves who will be looking for their third league win on the bounce and at Cutler Hammer, seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports now on a run of four games without a victory receive a visit from fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves.
In Division Three the game of the day comes at Crawley Road, being the venue at which third place Cranfield United Reserves look to retain their seasons unbeaten home record against sixth place FC Serbia who if defeated will be saying goodbye to their already slim chances of landing the league crown this season.Whilst at the Flitwick Football Centre, current league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves also look to maintain their seasons unbeaten home ways when called upon by ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A who will hit the road looking to repair the damage from two consecutive away defeats.
Over at Pirton Playing Fields,second place Lea Sports PSG will be expected to return to winning ways on home soil when eleventh place Westoning U20 losers of their last three away outings come calling. Whilst at the Bedford Academy, fourth place Atletico Europa will be expected to collect all three points and their third home win on the bounce against the visiting second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20 who are yet to win on the road this season.
Other action comes with a local derby at Bedford Road Recreation Ground between the hosting tenth place Sandy Reserves in search of their third home win of the season against the visiting bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers who will go in search of their third away win of the season and on the 3G surface at Redborne School,seventh place Dinamo Flitwick receive a visit from eighth place White Eagles.