Bedfordshire County Football League

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Sunday 29th March 2015
Shefford Town & Campton's defence of the Britannia Cup is over.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Renhold United remain 13 points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten away ways by winning 3-0 at Pavenham. Mark Reed, Delroy Phillps and Ollie Housden netting the vital goals. Whilst Flitwick Town remain on course to collect the silver medals following their 3-1 win at Caldecote. Jim Lewis, Callum Jones and Daniel Stafford seeing their goals only replied to once by Tom Wallace for the hosts.

For bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden it was home defeat number five on the bounce when beaten 1-0 by Sandy. Jonnie Stratford netting just 10 minutes from time to take his side to their third consecutive victory and up to ninth place in the league table.

Britannia Cup Quarter-Finals

Shefford Town & Campton's defence of the famous old trophy came to an end after they were beaten 2-0 at home by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College whose goals came via a penalty from Ryan Smith and a strike from Matty Phelan. The Town will now face Marston Shelton Rovers in the Semi-final after they netted a 4-1 home win over Sharnbrook. Jamie Cerminara netting twice alongside single strikes from Simon Craddock and Aaron Franks against a lone reply via Chris Prior.

The shock of the day saw last seasons beaten finalists Wilstead run out 3-2 extra time winners at AFC Oakley M&DH. Paul Jones netting twice and Wayne Quoreenton once against home replies from George Cox and Matt Barnes to earn a Semi-final date with Eastcotts AFC who won 1-0 at Wootton Blue Cross. Michael Sexton netting the goal just six minutes from time.

Centenary Cup Quarter-Finals

The result of the day belonged to Meltis Albion who ran out 1-0 home winners over Elstow Abbey thanks to a strike from Kieran Walsh to set up a Semi-final meeting with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who were 4-0 home winners over Riseley Sports. All the goals coming in the second half via Jake Duxbury ( 66mins) Tom Spavins (77mins) Michael Stephenson (84mins) and Giovanni Moscaritolo (86mins)

For Great Barford it was a 5-0 home win over Cranfield United.Elijah Hukin netting twice alongside single strikes from Reuben Hukin, Sam Queeley and Michael Pickard to bring up the nap hand and a Semi-final tie against Queens Park Crescents who won 3-0 at Marabese Ceramics. Ayaz Hussain, Shahiaur Rahman and Toseef Masud netting the goals to do the damage.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

For third place Henlow it was away win number five on the bounce after they ran out 4-0 winners at Potton Town who are now without a win in their last eight league outings and down to tenth place in the league standings. James Campbell netting twice alongside single goals from Mark Wilson and Richard Brown. Whilst also enjoying life on the road were AFC Harlington who return to winning ways for the first time in seven outings by winning 3-0 at Bedford SA who themselves are now on a run of seven games without a win. Matt Barnes with a brace plus Ryan Perry netting the goals to do the damage.

Elsewhere, Shefford Town & Campton Reserves took their unbeaten ways up to four games with a 2-0 home win over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves thanks to goals from Malcom Marmirofa and Dean Darocha.

Jubilee Cup Quarter-Finals

There was the requirement of extra time needed by Clapham Sports before they ran out 3-1 home winners over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Neil Larham netting twice and Grant Williams once to earn a Semi-final tie against Westoning who won 3-2 at Kempston Hammers. Glenn Cooksley, Bryn Reynolds and Cody O'Neill on their scoresheet against Hammers replies via Matt Dingley and Jimmy Grandidge.

Needing even longer to earn a Semi-final place were Wilstead Reserves who ran out 4-2 home penalty shoot-out winners over Elstow Abbey Reserves after 120 minutes had seen the sides deadlocked at 2-2. Lewis Millard and Sam Ward the home goalscorers against Abbey replies from Jason Fleeting and Myles Ferrraro. They will now face Stevington at the last four stage after they won 2-1 at FC Houghton. Kieran Souter and Aaron Hewitt on their scoresheet against a lone home reply from Mark Doran.

Division Two

The biggest winners of the day were Renhold United Reserves who ended a run of four straight home defeats by beating Kempston Athletic 5-0. Craig Brown and Michael France both netting twice to go alongside a single strike from Josh Burnapp. Whilst Moggerhanger United netted a 4-2 home win over Bedford United. Luke Rudd leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a goal from Craig Hill whilst the United replies came via an own goal and Jamaal Dixon.

Elsewhere, it was a share of the spoils between Wootton Village and Caldecote Reserves who drew 0-0.

Watson Shield Second Round

Atletico Europa will now face a home tie against Sandy Reserves at the Quarter-final stage after Leighton Town U17 failed to raise a side to meet them at the Bedford Academy.

Watson Shield Quarter-Finals

Awaiting the winners of that delayed Quarter-final tie between Atletico Europa and Sandy Reserves will be Flitwick Town Reserves after they ran out 3-2 home winners over Clifton. An own goal plus strikes from Daniel Pool and Ben Ward outscoring goals from Andy Harvey and Richard Geers.

Having earned their Semi-final place in midweek Cranfield United Reserves will now face Mid Beds Tigers at the last four stage after they ran out 3-0 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton A. Craig Baker with a brace plus Daniel Whitten netting the goals to do the damage.

Division Three

The new leaders of the Division Three league table are Cranfield United Reserves who retained their seasons unbeaten home record and notched up home win number eight on the bounce to climb above the non-playing Lea Sports PSG with a 1-0 victory over Caldecote U20 thanks to a strike from Adam Kerr.

Whilst for Dinamo Flitwick it was a 2-0 win at White Eagles.Dale Goldie placing them in front after 20 minutes and Charlie Battams doubling the scoreline 10 minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Westoning U20 won 5-2 at Sandy Reserves. Nick Shirley netting four times and Rex Ludlow once against home replies via Carl Mercer and Rob Wilson.

Preview for Saturday 4th April 2015

Premier Division supported by Sportsform action will see champions elect Renhold United if things have gone their way in midweek now in need of just the maximum of three points from their last five games to claim their first ever top flight league title hitting the road looking to defend their seasons unbeaten away ways against tenth place Eastcotts AFC at their new weekend home of Wixams.Whilst over at Church Lane, fourth place AFC Oakley M&DH beaten just the twice on home soil all season receive a visit from second place Flitwick Town who have lost just the twice on the road all season. The outcome of this contest could well decide the destination of this seasons silver medals.

Over at Marston Playing Fields, fifth place hosts Marston Shelton Rovers now without a home league win in their last five outings despite during the same period remaining unbeaten on the road entertain eighth place Pavenham and just down the road at Weston Park, sixth place Wootton Blue Cross look for their first home win in four starts when called upon by second from bottom of the table Caldecote who have won just the once on the road all season.

For basement club Ickwell & Old Warden winners of just one home game all season its action on the Green against seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who have lost just the twice on the road this season. Whilst the final action comes at Jubilee Playing Fields, the venue at which twelfth place Wilstead look for just their second home win of the season against eleventh place Sharnbrook who will hit the road in search of just their second away win of 2015.

With Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford Elstow Abbey sitting the afternoon out, if they had not done so already in midweek with a home win over Great Barford then Cranfield United would climb to the top of the standings with the collection of the full three points when they entertain tenth place Potton Town at Crawley Road. The Town hitting the road looking to repair the damage of three consecutive away defeats against a United side who went into that clash with Great Barford still with a seasons 100% home record.

Talking of fourth place Great Barford for them its home action at Fisher Close against eighth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves whose haul of just four points from their last nine away outings suggests another home win for Great Barford looks on the cards in their quest to claim the seasons bronze medal position. Their nearest rivals for this spot being current third place Henlow and for them now losers of their last three home encounters at Groveside its a visit from twelfth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves.

Down at the other end of the table, third from bottom of the table Bedford SA now without a win in their last nine outings hit the road for an Ickleford Playing Fields outing against bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics who have won just the once on home soil all season.

Other action coming at Miller Road, the venue at which seventh place Meltis Albion now on a five game league run without a victory play hosts to fifth place Sundon Park Rangers who will be in search of their fourth away win on the bounce and at Gold Street, sixth place hosts Riseley Sports now unbeaten in their last five league outings take on ninth place Queens Park Crescents winners of three of their last four away league encounters.

In Division Two for the two leading title contenders its trips on the road. League leaders Stevington heading for Miller Road in search of their seventh away win on the bounce against the hosting eleventh place Meltis Albion Reserves. Whilst second place Westoning now on a 12 game winning league run head for Renhold Playing Fields to be hosted by tenth place Renhold United Reserves who will be in search of their second home win of 2015.

Still very much in the promotion hunt are fourth place FC Houghton and for them its the quest to take their unbeaten league home ways up to nine games when at Moore Crescent they play hosts to fifth place Wootton Village whose recent record on the road of just one defeat in their last six outings suggest a close encounter could well be on the cards.

For third place Clapham Sports now on a four game unbeaten league run its home action at King George VI Playing Fields against eighth place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves and at Cutler Hammer, seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports entertain fellow ground sharers Kempston Athletic seeking revenge for their 4-1 defeat at the same venue back in late November.

Other action comes at Harvey Close, the venue at which second from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves now losers of their last five home outings play hosts to twelfth place Bedford United and at the Warren, sixth place Elstow Abbey Reserves lock horns again with the visiting bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves just seven days after their Jubilee Cup encounter which ended in a penalty shoot-out win for the basement side.

Action in Division Three is down to just a programme of four games.The most important of which sees second place Lea Sports PSG now on a six game winning away run head for a Flitwick Football Community Centre outing against third place Flitwick Town Reserves who still remain unbeaten on home soil this season. Yet not that far behind will be the quest of the three points for league leaders Cranfield United Reserves, when at Crawley Road in a 4.45pm kick off they play hosts to ninth place Sandy Reserves who will hit the road looking for their first away win of 2015.

Meantime at Greenfield Road, eleventh place Westoning U20 play hosts to sixth place Dinamo Flitwick who will be looking for their third win on the bounce and at Rectory Road, tenth place Shefford Town & Campton A without a league win from their last four outings are called upon by eighth place White Eagles losers of four of their last five trips on the road.

Action will then move onto Easter Monday where there is a fixture list of just four games. In the Premier Division supported by Sportsform action Flitwick Town will be searching out three vital home points at their Football Community Centre base against the visiting Marston Shelton Rovers. Whilst Eastcotts AFC receive a visit from Sandy in a game now to be played at Weston Park, Wootton Blue Cross FC kicking off at 7.30pm

The lone game in Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford is an all important one for Cranfield United when they journey for a Rectory Road meeting with Shefford Town & Campton Reserves and the same comments applies to Westoning in Division Two when they hit the road to face Moggerhanger United at Horseshoes Close.

All these games apart from Eastcotts AFC v Sandy will Kick off at 6.15pm.

Its then onwards to Wednesday evening April 8th for another set of four games. Premier Division supported by Sportsform action coming at Hillgrounds between AFC Kempston & College v Pavenham and at Weston Park between hosts Wootton Blue Cross and the visiting Ickwell & Old Warden. Both games kicking off at 7.30pm as will the Division Two encounter at Ampthill FC between the hosting FC Houghton and visitors Elstow Abbey Reserves.

The fourth game being in the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford section when at the Warren hosts Elstow Abbey are called upon by Meltis Albion for a 6.15pm Kick Off.

Before on Friday evening under the floodlights at Biggleswade Town, we see the final of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup where Stevington take on Luton District & South Beds League side Caddington Rangers Reserves. Kick off 7.30pm.










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