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Sunday 05th April 2015
Renhold United now within a point of the league title.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Renhold United are now just one point away from claiming their first ever Premier Division supported by Sportsform title after they ran out 1-0 winners at Eastcotts AFC thanks to a 25th minute goal from Alex Woolston after their only rivals for the title Flitwick Town were held to a 3-3 draw at AFC Oakley M&DH. Ali Smith netting all of the home goals against Town replies from Liam Keene twice and Daniel Stafford once.

Still in hope alongside both AFC Oakley M&DH and Flitwick Town of collecting this seasons silver medals are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who took their unbeaten away ways up to five games by winning 6-1 at bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden who were losing their seventh consecutive league outing and taking their losing home ways up to six games. Josh Sturniolo with a hat-trick, Tyrone Kelly with a brace plus a penalty from Ryan Smith only being replied to once by Zak Rowe.

For Wootton Blue Cross it was a move back into the top six of the league table after they netted a 5-1 home win over second from bottom of the table Caldecote and learnt of the news that Pavenham had won at Marston Shelton Rovers. Carl Ibbotson leading the way with four goals alongside a single strike from Phil Matthews to bring up the nap hand against a lone Caldecote reply via Jake Wallace. Whilst the Rovers have now failed to win any of their last six home starts after being beaten 4-0 by Pavenham. Tom Ellis, David Netherway, James Owen and Nick Cakebread all finding the back of the net and to cap a fine afternoon for the visitors goalkeeper David Whitfield saved a 90th minute penalty from Rovers Jamie Cerimanara.

Elsewhere returning to winning ways on home soil for the first time in seven starts were Wilstead with their 4-2 victory over Sharnbrook. Paul Jones, Adam Budek, Matt Rosborough plus an own goal on their scoresheet against a brace in reply from Alex Strange.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford.

Cranfield United's lead at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen league table is now up to three points after they were gifted three points when Potton Town failed to raise a side to meet them at Crawley Road as second place Elstow Abbey were sitting the afternoon out.

Following three straight home defeats it was a return to winning ways on home soil for third place Henlow who thanks to a lone goal from Matt Wilson just 15 minutes into the contest ran out 1-0 winners over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Whilst fourth place Great Barford enjoyed a 6-2 home win over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. David Mulvhill netting four times and Ben Stock twice against Town replies from Jake Duxbury and Keggan Roberts.

Elsewhere the other three games were all to end in victories for the visitors. At Miller Road, Sundon Park Rangers took their winning away ways up to four games in claiming a 6-3 win over Meltis Albion. Shaka Anderson claiming a first half hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Nash Bennett twice and Matthew Conway against home replies from Alex Smith twice and Craig Damon once. Whilst also hitting six and taking their unbeaten away ways up to four games were Marabese Ceramics who won 6-0 at Bedford SA. Nicolo Miceli with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Antonio Miceli, Richard Follano, Michael Darnell and John Vooght.

Making up the trio of away winners were Queens Park Crescents who ended Riseley Sports five game unbeaten run by winning 2-0 at Gold Street. Daniel Rasol and Toseef Masud netting the goals to do the damage.

Division Two

There is no change at the head of the division two league table following wins for the top four clubs. For league leaders Stevington it was away win number seven on the bounce in winning 5-1 at Meltis Albion Reserves where James Bourke netted twice to go alongside a penalty from Gavin White and goals for Kieran Souter and Jordan Wright. Whilst second place Westoning remain unbeaten on the road this season and on a 13 game winning run after winning 5-3 at Renhold United Reserves. Glenn Cooksley netting three times and Shaun Cooksley twice to bring up the nap hand against United replies via Justin Ludman twice and Lewis Debbeneditis once.

For third place Clapham Sports it was a 3-1 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Grant Williams, Sam Maddix and Paolo Grasso all finding the back of the net against a lone Rovers reply from Carl Borromeo. Whilst fourth place FC Houghton took their unbeaten home ways up to nine games in beating Wootton Village 4-0. Garvin Watson netting twice alongside single strikes from Lawrence Taylor and Shaun Fahy.

Down at the other end of the table for bottom side Wilstead Reserves despite goals from Matt Johnson and Luke Prietzel it was a 7-2 defeat at Elstow Abbey Reserves. The Abbey all but winning the game in the opening 14 minutes during which time Andy Klein hit a hat-trick to see them lead 3-0 at half-time before second period goals came via Myles Ferraro (60mins) Jason Fleeting (72/86 mins) and Klein netting a fourth on 75 minutes. Whilst second from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves have now lost six home games on the bounce after being beaten 6-2 by Bedford United.Thomas Donnelly and Rory Cochrane both netting twice plus an own goal and a goal from Aaron Van Horne marking the United scoresheet against home replies via a Joe Rowley penalty and Tom Dupey.

Elsewhere it was an end to Kempston Hammers three game unbeaten home run after they were defeated 3-1 by Kempston Athletic who themselves were ending a three game losing away run. Mark Nicholson, Tom Knight and Billy Mills on the Athletic scoresheet against a lone Hammers reply from Matt Dingley.

Division Three

Cranfield United Reserves remain unbeaten on home soil this season and now on a nine game winning home run after they defeated Sandy Reserves to remain one point clear at the head of the division three league table. Daniel McLaren netting twice and Phil Kempsell once against a lone reply from Connor Stratford. Whilst second place Lea Sports PSG are now on a seven game winning away run after emerging 3-2 winners at third place Flitwick Town Reserves to end their hosts seasons unbeaten home record. Sean Dixon, Will Tyler and Ryan Darby netting the vital goals against Town replies via Ryan Hill and Benn Ward.

Now up into fifth place in the league standings are Dinamo Flitwick who won 6-3 at second from bottom of the table Westoning U20. Dale Goldie leading the way with four goals and joined on the scoresheet by Matthew Jarman and Barrie Lee Hannam against a home hat-trick in reply from Nick Shirley. Whilst returning to winning ways for the first time in five starts were Shefford Town & Campton A who ran out 6-0 home winners over White Eagles.Scott Frusciante netting four times alongside single strikes from Dean Linsell and Ryan Lewis.

Preview for Saturday 11th April 2015

With their first ever Premier Division supported by Sportsform league title now all but safely in the bag Renhold United will at their Playing Field headquarters play host to tenth place Wilstead who have won on three of their last four away outings. Thus the main spotlight will fall upon the quest for this seasons silver medals. At Church Lane, fourth place hosts AFC Oakley M&DH having lost just the twice in league action this season welcome ninth place Sandy who if things have gone their way on Easter Monday will be looking for their fourth away win on the bounce. Whilst second place Flitwick Town unbeaten in their last three away starts head for a Weston Park outing against the hosting sixth place Wootton Blue Cross who likewise are unbeaten in their last three home starts.

The battle to avoid picking up the seasons unwanted wooden spoon now looks a straight fight between Caldecote and Ickwell & Old Warden.Second from bottom of the table Caldecote the current holders going into home Harvey Close action looking to avoid their third home defeat on the bounce against third place Shefford Town & Campton who will hit the road looking to take their current unbeaten away ways up to three games. Whilst for bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden its a trip on the road to Marston Playing Fields to be hosted by seventh place Marston Shelton Rovers who have now failed to win any of their last six home league outings.

Other action comes at Hillgrounds, the venue at which fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now on an eight game unbeaten run of which the last six have been won take on twelfth place Sharnbrook still living in hope of a top two finish in a months time and at Wixams eleventh place Eastcotts AFC play hosts to eighth place Pavenham.

In the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action for league leaders Cranfield United still holding down a 100% home record this season its home action at Crawley Road against third place Henlow who have lost just the twice on the road all season,the game kicking off at the earlier time of 1.45pm and for second place Elstow Abbey its the short trip across Town to Hillgrounds to face eighth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves side who are currently on a three game losing home league run.

Over at Mill Lane, tenth place Potton Town have now failed to win any of their last five league outings and the task to repair the damage will not be an easy one as the visitors are fourth place Great Barford who have lost just the twice on the road all season. Whilst at Stockwood Park Athletic Track fifth place hosts Sundon Park Rangers go into local derby action against second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will travel in desperate need of the points in their quest to beat the drop.

Also in need of some points to beat the drop are both current bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics and third from bottom of the table Bedford SA who will be meeting for the second consecutive weekend at Ickleford Playing Fields following the Tilermens victory at Cople Playing Fields last weekend.

Other action coming at King George VI Playing Fields, the venue at which twelfth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves look to take their unbeaten home ways up to three games against the visiting seventh place Meltis Albion and at Hitchin Road, eleventh place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves play hosts to ninth place Queens Park Crescents who will hit the road looking for their third consecutive away win.

In Division Two with Westoning sitting the afternoon out their two main challengers for the league title face trips on the road. League leaders Stevington having contested the Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Final the previous evening heading for a Jubilee Playing Fields outing against bottom of the table hosts Wilstead Reserves who are yet to win on home soil in league action this season and for fourth place FC Houghton still just beaten the once on the road this season making tracks to Wootton Playing Fields to be hosted by sixth place Wootton Village who they beat on home side just last weekend.

Third place Clapham Sports will become the first side to conclude their 2014-15 season league season when they journey to Miller Road to be hosted by third from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves looking to avoid just their third defeat on the road all season. Whilst just down the road at the Warren fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves winners of their last two home starts receive a visit from seventh place Kempston Hammers still looking for their first away win of 2015.

Elsewhere at the Hockey Centre, tenth place Bedford United play hosts to twelfth place Renhold United Reserves side who have won three of their last four away outings and at Cutler Hammer, eleventh place Kempston Athletic now without a home win since late November play hosts to eighth place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.

The final action in this section coming at Horseshoes Close, the venue at which ninth place Moggerhanger United face a visit from second from bottom of the table and local rivals Caldecote Reserves who have won just the once on the road this season.

In Division Three the league programme is down to just three games. At Crawley Road, league leaders Cranfield United Reserves will look to maintain their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting eighth place White Eagles in a game that will kick off at 4.15pm and for third place Flitwick Town Reserves beaten just the once on home soil this season the visitors to their Flitwick Community Centre base are sixth place FC Serbia who will hit the road looking to avoid their third away defeat on the bounce.

The final game being local derby action at the Sandy Academy where the bottom two sides meet when the hosting bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers with just one home league win to their name this season play hosts to Caldecote U20 who are yet to win on the road this season.

Meantime over at the Bedford Academy its the staging of the last of this seasons Watson Shield Quarter-final ties where hosts Atletico Europa take on Sandy Reserves and for the winners its a Semi-final date with Flitwick Town Reserves.

Midweek Fixtures for Tuesday 14th April 2015

Centenary Cup Semi-final

Meltis Albion v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves @ Cranfield United 7.30pm

Jubilee Cup Semi-final

Wilstead Reserves v Stevington @ AFC Kempston Rovers 7.30pm

Midweek Fixtures for Wednesday 15th April 2015

Kick off 6.15pm unless stated otherwise

Premier Division Supported by Sportsform

AFC Oakley M&DH v Pavenham
Renhold United v Marston Shelton Rovers
Wilstead v Caldecote
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College v Eastcotts AFC 7.30pm

Division Two

Kempston Athletic v Bedford United

Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Final.

AFC Dunstable Reserves v Great Barford @ Biggleswade United 7.30pm

Jubilee Cup Semi-Final

Westoning v Clapham Sports @ Wootton Blue Cross 7.30pm

Watson Shield Semi-Final

Flitwick Town Reserves v Atletico Europa or Sandy Reserves @ Potton United 7.30pm












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