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Sunday 12th April 2015
Renhold United are the 2014-15 Premier Division supported by Sportsform Champions
Friday 10th April 2015 Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Final.
A lone headed goal from Kieran Souter just six minutes into the contest was enough to enable Stevington to claim the 2014-15 season Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup with a 1-0 victory over Luton District & South Beds League side Caddington Rangers Reserves before a near 200 crowd at Biggleswade Town's Carlsberg Stadium.
Premier Division Supported by Sportsform
Renhold United duly claimed the 2014-15 season Premier Division supported by Sportsform league title after gaining that last wanted point from a 1-1 home draw against Wilstead. Ollie Housden their vital goalscorer against a visitors reply from Adam Budek. Whilst Flitwick Town are now within just a single point of gaining the seasons silver medals following their 2-1 victory at Wootton Blue Cross. Ritchie Bevan and Alex Robinson Welsh netting the Town's goals against a lone reply from Ian Buckingham.
For third place Shefford Town & Campton it was a 4-1 away win at Caldecote who were going down to their fourth consecutive defeat. Sam Lewis, Andrew Hayday, Tom Scurfield and Michael Jones on the Town's scoresheet against a lone reply from Matt Basta. Whilst now fourth place AFC Oakley M&DH returned to winning ways with a 2-0 home win over Sandy. Ali Smith and Jack Hoogstraten netting the goals to do the damage. Dropping down one slot in the standings to fifth place despite taking their unbeaten ways up to 10 games are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who were held to a 0-0 home draw by Sharnbrook who thus brought an end to their four game losing run.
Elsewhere, Eastcotts AFC fell to their fourth consecutive home defeat when beaten 1-0 by Pavenham for whom Jack Harding struck to give his side the full three points.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Cranfield United remain two points clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen league table after they retained their seasons 100% home record with a 4-2 victory over third place Henlow. Martin Holland with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Philip Kempsell and Luke Gray against two in reply via Antony Bowskill.
Whilst second place Elstow Abbey kept up their challenge by winning 3-2 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Myles Ferraro, Aaron Cavill and Dom Parrella on the Abbey scoresheet against replies via Harry Ellis and Grovanni Moscaritolo.
The biggest winners of the day were Sundon Park Rangers who ran out 6-2 home winners over AFC Harlington. Shaka Anderson leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by goals from Nash Bennett, Chris Mapp and Matthew Conway against AFC replies from Kingsley Lambert and Matt Jefferson. Alas for fourth place Great Barford they were unable to raise a side to travel to face Potton Town and thus duly gifted the three points to their intended hosts.
For Meltis Albion it was a return to winning ways for the first time in eight outings with a 3-2 victory at AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Dan Taylor netting twice and Alex Smith once against home replies from Jamie Endersby and Neil Langley. Whilst Shefford Town & Campton Reserves took their unbeaten ways up to six games in sharing the spoils in a 1-1 home draw with Queens Park Crescents. Dean Darocha on the home scoresheet against a Crescents reply via Anish Khinda.
Alas bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics are still awaiting their first home win of the season after being held to a 2-2 draw by third from bottom of the table Bedford SA. Michael Darnell and Joe Follano on the home scoresheet against replies via an own goal and Ashlee Banton.
Stevington just 16 hours after claiming the 2014-15 season Beds FA Junior Cup were back in action to retain their two point lead at the head of the division two league table by winning for the eighth time on the bounce away from home with a 6-0 win at bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves. Sam Nightingale with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Tom McGirl, James Bouke, Aaran Hewitt and Jordan Wright.
It was also a grand day on the road for FC Houghton who climbed above the non-playing Westoning into second spot and took their unbeaten ways up to 20 games with a 6-1 victory at Wootton Village. Lawrence Taylor leading the way with a hat-trick, Mark Doran netting a brace and Alex Howells striking once against a lone Adam Flynn penalty in reply.
However, the biggest away winners of the day were Kempston Hammers who returned to winning ways on the road for the first time in six outings by winning 9-0 at Elstow Abbey Reserves. Chris Greene netting four times to go with single strikes from Jack Breteton, Matt Dingley, Nathan Evans and Jimmy Grandidge and Dan Havil.
There were also away wins for Renhold United Reserves and Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. United with four goals from Michael France winning 4-2 at Bedford United whose goals came via Guiseppe Lamberti and Michael Bailey and the Rovers winning by the same 4-2 scoreline at Kempston Athletic. Gary Russon twice plus Carl Borromeo and Andrew Elms on the Rovers scoresheet against Athletic replies via Sean Betts and Tom Knight.
The lone home win of the afternoon belonging to Moggerhanger United who ran out 4-2 winners over second from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves. Lee Adams with a brace joined on the United scoresheet by Brandon Bates and Luke Rudd against replies from Joe Rowley and Jake Bruce.
Alas for Meltis Albion Reserves their failure to raise a side to entertain Clapham Sports at Miller Road gifted the visitors the three points.
Watson Shield Quarter-Final
Atletico Europa will now face a Semi-final tie against Flitwick Town Reserves after running out 4-0 home winners over Sandy Reserves. Daniel Green with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Kane Alexander and Mo Banda.
Cranfield United Reserves are now four points clear at the head of the division three league table after they retained their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-0 victory over White Eagles. Daniel Mclaren netting twice alongside single strikes from Adam Kerr and Jordan Conway. Whilst Flitwick Town Reserves quest for a top two spot took a knock when they were beaten 1-0 at home by FC Serbia thanks to an own goal.
Elsewhere, bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers netted just their fourth league win of the season with a 4-1 home victory over Caldecote U20 who are still in search of their first away win of the season. Robert Gaylor netting twice alongside Chris Cooper and David Smith against a lone reply via James Blows.
Preview for Saturday 18th April 2015.
The spotlight of this weekends action will see the leagues representative side play hosts to The Surrey Elite Intermediate League in the FA Inter-League Cup in a game to be played at Crawley Road home of Cranfield United and kicking off at 3pm. The result of which means the Premier Division supported by Sportsform action is down to just a programme of three games. The most significant of which comes at Hillgrounds being the venue at which fifth place hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now unbeaten in their last 10 games continue their quest for a top three finish when paid a visit by sixth place Wootton Blue Cross who are currently on a two game losing run.
The other two games having a bearing on the situation at the other end of the table. At Bedford Road Recreation Ground, ninth place hosts Sandy with just one home win to their name all season receive a visit from bottom of the table Ickwell & Old Warden in a game that will kick off at the earlier time of 1.45pm and Lodge Road is the venue where twelfth place Sharnbrook look to repair the damage of failing to win any of their last five home outings against the visiting second from bottom of the table Caldecote who to date have won just the once on the road all season.
In the Divsion One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action both of the top two sides on paper face banana skin games in their quest to lift the league title. Current leaders Cranfield United despite having lost just the twice on the road this season making tracks for an Ickleford Playing Field outing against a resurgent Marabese Ceramic. Whilst second place Elstow Abbey despite only having lost just the once on home soil at the Warren this season receiving a visit from eighth place Queens Park Crescents who have collected the maximum points from four of their last six away outings.
Over at Hitchin Road the visitors to face tenth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who are now on a six game unbeaten run will be fourth place Great Barford who have lost just the three times on the road all season. Whilst just down the road at Groveside, third place Henlow play hosts to ninth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves whose haul of just four points from their last nine league outings suggests on paper this looks like a home banker.
Other action comes at New Grounds, the venue at which second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington look to repair the damage of four consecutive home defeats against the visiting sixth place Meltis Albion and at Stockwood Park Athletic Track, fifth place Sundon Park Rangers now on a four game winning run play hosts to seventh place Riseley Sports who will hit the road looking to take their current unbeaten away ways up to five games.
There is no doubt where the game of the day in division two comes, this being at Stevington Playing Fields the home of league leaders Stevington who receive a visit from third place Westoning who will be hitting the road looking to preserve their seasons unbeaten away ways. Whilst for fellow title/promotion contenders and current second place FC Houghton themselves still unbeaten on the road this season its a trip to Renhold Playing Fields to take on tenth place Renhold United Reserves.
Down at the other end of the table basement side Wilstead Reserves still without a home league win to their name this season play hosts to eighth place near neighbours Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves and for third from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves with just one home win to their name in the last nine starts its a visit to their Miller Road base by twelfth place Kempston Athletic. Whilst at Cutler Hammer, seventh place Kempston Hammers play hosts to ninth place Moggerhanger United who will be looking for their first away win of 2015.
The final game coming at The Warren where fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves receive a visit from eleventh place Bedford United in a game that will kick off at 4.15pm.
In Division Three its trips on the road for both of the top two sides. For current league leaders Cranfield United Reserves its a trip to Greenfield Road to face second from bottom of the table Westoning U20 who have won just the twice on home soil all season. Whilst second place Lea Sports PSG winners of their last seven away outings journey into Hillgrounds to be hosted by eighth place White Eagles.
Looking to inch ever closer to a top three finish will be fourth place Atletico Europa when at their Bedford Academy base they look for home league win number four on the bounce against the visiting seventh place Clifton who are currently on an eight game losing away run. Whilst the same comment applies to sixth place Dinamo Flitwick when they journey to the Sandy Academy to face bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers who will be in search of just their second home win of the season.
Other action coming in the form of a local derby at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where tenth place hosts Sandy Reserves take on eleventh place Caldecote U20 who are still looking for their first away win of the season in a game that will kick off at 4.15pm and at Rectory Road, ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A now unbeaten in their last two games play hosts to fifth place FC Serbia.
Midweek Fixtures to Follow
Monday 20th April All Kick off at 6.15pm
Kempston Athletic v Caldecote Reserves
Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves v Stevington
Renhold United Reserves v Wootton Village
Wilstead Reserves v Kempston Hammers Sports
Westoning U20 v White Eagles.
Tuesday 21st April 2015.
Britannia Cup Semi-Final. Wilstead v Eastcotts AFC @ AFC Kempston Rovers 7.30pm
Wednesday 22nd April 2015
Britannia Cup Semi-Final. Marston Shelton Rovers v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College @ Cranfield United 7.30pm
Centenary Cup Semi-Final. Queens Park Crescents v Great Barford @ Biggleswade United 7.30pm
Watson Shield Semi-Final. Mid Beds Tigers v Cranfield United Reserves @ Potton United 7.30pm
Premier Division Supported by Sportsform 6.15pm
AFC Oakley M&DH v Caldecote
Ickwell & Old Warden v Sharnbrook.
Sandy v Flitwick Town.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford 6.15pm
Henlow v Marabese Ceramics
Division Two 6.15pm
Kempston Athletic v Meltis Albion Reserves
Westoning v FC Houghton
Division Three 6.15pm
Atletico Europa v Dinamo Flitwick