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Sunday 25th October 2015
Caldecote Reserves and Clifton claim shock wins in the Beds FA Junior Cup.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Once again there is no change at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following wins for the top four clubs. For league leaders Renhold United that meant an extension of their unbeaten ways up to nine games and the retention of their seasons 100% home record with a 4-2 win over a Sharnbrook side who have now failed to win any of their last eight league outings. Wesley Lewis netting twice alongside single strikes from Jordan Kumar and Ollie Housden against replies via Harry Atherton plus Shaun Barnett from the penalty spot.
AFC Oakley M&DH remain just a point behind in second spot and now winners of their last six league outings after netting a 9-3 home win over bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who have now lost their last eight league outings. Matt Barnes leading the way with four goals and joined on the scoresheet by Jack Hoogstraten, Mark Smith, Robert Heaney, George Cox and Alex Liburd against single replies from Xennon Paul, Dmarni Wilson and Danny O'Donnell for the visitors.
Still in third spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who made it five wins on the bounce with a 5-0 home win over second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are now on a six game losing run. Courtney Boughton leading the way with a hat-trick including one from the penalty spot and joined on the scoresheet by Ashley Windridge and Michael Sexton to bring up the nap hand. Whilst fourth place Flitwick Town are still 100% at home this season and now unbeaten in their last eight starts following their 2-0 win over Ickwell & Old Warden. Will Scutt and Nick Atkins netting the goals to do the damage and end the visitors seasons 100% away record.
Elsewhere, Wilstead claimed the biggest win of the day via their 7-0 home victory over Caldecote. Colin Marshall with a hat-trick, Kevin Butler with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by an own goal and a strike from Michael Jones. Whilst Marston Shelton Rovers were 3-0 home winners over Sandy. James Burraway with a brace and Carl Borromeo netting the goals to do the damage.
The seventh home win of the afternoon belonged to Shefford Town & Campton who returned to winning ways with a 3-2 victory over Pavenham. Jonnie Stratford netting twice and Jerome Mullings once against a brace in reply from James Owen. Leaving Cranfield United to collect the only away point of the afternoon by sharing the spoils from a 4-4 draw at Ampthill Town Reserves. Phil Matthews, Chris Fenny, Connor Saunders and Ryan Perry on the Town scoresheet against United replies via a brace from Jordan Appleton plus an own goal and a strike from Phil Kempsell.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
The top game of the day was to go the way of league leaders Stevington who made it six wins on the bounce to remain 100% at home this season by running out 5-3 winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Ben Walsh with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Reece Williams, Jordan Wright and Martin Danobrega against Town replies from Keegan Roberts, Chris Wright and Jessie Sidhu. The outcome not only seeing the visitors lose their seasons 100% away record but also second spot in the league standings after Sundon Park Rangers jumped above them by winning 2-1 at Potton Town to retain their own seasons unbeaten ways. Chris Mapp and Matthew Conway the Rangers goalscorers against a lone Town reply via James Pyman whose side have now lost their last four league outings to drop to ninth place in the league standings.
Still unbeaten at home this season and now holding down fifth place in the league standings are Queens Park Crescents following their 2-1 victory over Henlow who now find themselves sitting in second from bottom position following this their fourth consecutive league defeat. Danny Rascol and Shazad Satter the Crescent goalscorers against one in reply via Oliver Cattley.
Meantime, Riseley Sports enjoyed their first home win of the season by beating bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves 5-0. James Cooke with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Jack Healy, Samuel Harrison and Jake Hislop to bring up the nap hand and leave the visitors now seven games into their season still looking for their victory. Whilst Meltis Albion returned to winning ways with a 4-3 home win over Westoning. Sam Child shooting the visitors ahead after just four minutes which was quickly cancelled out by a Carl Townsend header two minutes later to take the teams in at half-time all square at 1-1. Within three minutes of the restart Ashley Drummond had headed the Albion into a 2-1 lead but just like in the opening half things were all square again within two minutes via a visitors strike from Oilver Mansfield.
However, Ashley Drummond was to be the days match winner netting again in the 63th and 72nd minute to complete his hat-trick and take the Albion 4-2 clear before substitute Lewis Cooksley netted the afternoon's final goal just two minutes from time to make it 4-3 at the final whistle.
The days final game seeing Houghton Athletic and Shefford Town & Campton Reserves play out a 0-0 draw. The point enough to lift Houghton out of the relegation zone at the expense of Henlow.
Lea Sports PSG are now up into second spot in the league table and within two points of league leaders Cranfield United Reserves following their 7-0 home win over Kempston Athletic. Joe Hennem with a brace joined on the scoresheet by strikes from Ryan Darby, Sean Dixon, Richie Randall, Jordan Yearwood plus an own goal. Whilst Wootton Village lifted themselves out of the drop zone in claiming their first win of the season in a 5-0 success at Elstow Abbey Reserves. Sahil Hamza with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Sam King and Aaron Williams to bring up the nap hand and leave the Abbey still looking for their own first win of the season.
Sundon Park Rovers retained their seasons unbeaten away ways to remain in second spot in the league standings with a 2-0 victory at Shefford Town & Campton A who were thus losing their own seasons 100% home record. Carl Williams and Shane Roberts netting the vital goals. Whilst AFC Dunton retained their seasons unbeaten home ways to climb above Dinamo Flitwick into third spot with a 6-0 win over them at Horseshoes Close. Dean Hill with a hat-trick, Tony Norman with a brace plus an own goal marking the home scoresheet.
Polonia Bedford are now the new leaders of the division four league table after they made it five wins on the bounce to retain their seasons 100% away record by winning 3-0 at bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Marian Sobczyk netting twice and Przemyslaw Stramski once to do the damage. Whilst Staughton missed the chance to take over second spot when being defeated 4-2 at Bedford Albion who were duly collecting their first home points of the season. Dan Jeffries with a hat-trick plus a single strike from Shaun Challi only being replied to by Lucas Banton and Scott Boswell for the visitors.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Round Two.
Perhaps we should remind you of what our last weeks preview said regarding today ties. In summary it read," Henlow Reserves will start second favorites to win the all division four clash at Groveside. Round one giant killers Caldecote A and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A won't be repeating the trick again this round thus suggesting their replacements might be Clifton and Caldecote Reserves. With the other three all Bedfordshire County Football League ties likely to go the way of the higher division side."
Well at Groveside, Henlow Reserves had just a Robbie Angell goal to show for their 1-10 home defeat by Stevington Reserves whose goals came via five for Cameron Cain plus single strikes from Jamie Endersby, Aaron Fletcher, Sam Nightingale, Saxon Taylor and Kai Smith plus Caldecote A were toppled 5-2 at home by Wixams. Gaz White with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Jonny Cockram, Matt Harris and Iain Hall to bring up the nap hand against home replies from Rafe Goodman and Paul Rannow. Whilst Wilstead Reserves were 7-1 victors at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Callum Evans with a hat-trick, Luke Pursey with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Pas Altieri and Sam Ward against a lone Town reply via Rahui Lol. 100% so far.
Over at Whiston Crescent giant killing number one saw Clifton run out 2-1winners over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves thanks to goals from Charlie Watson and Jonny Cole against a lone reply from Peter Kerr and at Harvey Close, Caldecote Reserves were 4-0 home winners over Bedford United. Tom Dupey netting twice alongside single strikes from Simon Ashton and Adam Legate to claim giant killing number two and still leave the preview 100% .
Elsewhere, Kempston Hammers Sports were 4-0 home winners over Renhold United Reserves via a Shaun Winconek hat-trick and a single goal from Minde Siburkis. Whilst both Flitwick Town A at home to Cople & Bedford SA and Westoning Reserves at home to Clapham Sports failed to raise sides to meet their higher division opponents. So there you have it 100% for the preview.
Away from the all Bedfordshire County Football League ties it was a mixed day for our teams. On the bright side, Atletico Europa with goals from Mo Banda, Serge Kadji and Tadej Jaukovic were 3-1 home winners over North Bucks League side Southcott Village RA Reserves and Cranfield United Reserves with strikes from Luke Gray and Ben Thompson to win 2-0 saw off Luton District & South Beds League Brache Sparta 2015 Reserves at Crawley Road. Whilst on the road there was another two victories over Luton District & South Beds League sides. Flitwick Town Reserves winning 6-1 at FC Kokan where Scott Gadsden and Dean Gadsden both netted braces to go alongside single strikes from James Joyce and Ben Stones and a lone penalty strike in the 13th minute from Rafel Cygan was enough to see White Eagles win 1-0 at Luton Leagrave.
However, there was a downside. Sandy Reserves having just a goal from Antony Roberts to show for their 6-1 home defeat by Aylesbury & District League FC Spandits Reserves. Whilst both Mid Beds Tigers and Meltis Albion Reserves went out on penalties to Luton District & South Beds League sides. The Tigers at FC Polonia Luton 5-4 after 90 minutes play had seen the teams all square at 3-3. Liam Brophy, Luke Rudd and Luke Clark on the Tigers scoresheet and the Albion 4-2 at Luton Aces after 90 minutes play had seen the sides all square at 3-3. Steven Stafford, Sylvester Mulenga and Raj Surinder the Albion goalscorers.
Preview Saturday 31st October 2015
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend will see league leaders Renhold United in home action at their Playing Field headquarters defending their seasons unbeaten and 100% home record against the visiting eighth place Wilstead who will hit the road looking to take their unbeaten ways up to four games. Whilst for second place AFC Oakley M&DH who remain 100% away for the season and winners of their last six games its a trip to the Warren to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who will be looking to end a run of six consecutive league defeats.
Over at Hillgrounds third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who are currently on a five game winning run receive a visit from seventh place Ickwell & Old Warden. Whilst fourth place Flitwick Town look to take their unbeaten ways up to nine games and notch up win number five on the bounce when they journey to Bedford Road Recreation Ground to be hosted by eleventh place Sandy.
Meantime at Pavenham Playing Fields twelfth place hosts Pavenham will be looking for their first win in five outings when called upon by fifth place Marston Shelton Rovers. Whilst sixth place Ampthill Town Reserves seek to extend their 100% away ways up to four games and their unbeaten ways up to six games when they make the short journey to Weston Park to be hosted by bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who since winning their opening game of the season have failed to pick up even a single point from their next eight outings.
Other action comes at Lodge Road, the venue at which Sharnbrook seek to end a run of eight games without a victory when called upon by Shefford Town & Campton who will hit the road hoping to put paid to a run of three consecutive away defeats. Whilst at Harvey Close hosts Caldecote having started the season with four straight home defeats look to repair the damage when called upon by tenth place Cranfield United who will be in search of their first win in four league outings.
The spotlight of action for Division One supported by Wests Citroen teams this weekend falls upon the ties in the second round of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup where our sides are involved in 10 of the fixtures. Just one is an all Bedfordshire County Football League encounter when Riseley Sports travel to Groveside to face Henlow seeking revenge for their 3-0 defeat at the hands of Henlow on the opening day of the league season at their own Gold Street base.
In three of the other ties our sides face Under 21 opposition and all will enjoy home advanatage. At Hillgrounds on the 3G surface AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves will be called upon by Stotfold U21. Whilst the visitors to face Houghton Athletic at Moore Crescent will be Dunstable Town U21 and at Mill Lane, Potton Town will be hosting AFC Kempston Rovers U21.
Another trio of sides will go into battle against South Midlands League opposition. Stockwood Park Athletic Track being the venue at which Sundon Park Rangers will host Totternhoe Reserves. Whilst the other two will be hitting the road. Meltis Albion heading for a Forde Park outing against Langford Reserves and AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves enroute for a Beverely Road outing against The 61FC Luton Reserves.
Meantime, the final trio will be taking on Luton District & South Beds League sides and all heading into Luton for away ties. At Venue 360, Christians in Sport will welcome Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Whilst at The Sixth Form College complex St Josephs entertain Westoning and in Lewsey Park, YP Community play hosts to Queens Park Crescents.
All of this cup action leaving us with just one division one supported by Wests Citroen fixture, that game coming at Chambers Lane where the still 100% at home and fourth place Ickleford face a visit from league leaders Stevington who will arrive in town still with a seasons unbeaten record.
In Division Two for the still 100% league leaders Cranfield United its a short journey down the road to Wootton Recreation Ground to be hosted by ninth place Wootton Village who are still looking for their first home win of the season. Whilst third place Cople & Bedford SA head for a Hockey Centre outing against the hosting eighth place Bedford United who are yet to win on home soil this season.
Perhaps the game of the day in this section will come at Pirton Recreation Ground being the venue at which second place hosts Lea Sports PSG receive a visit from fifth place Clapham Sports who will hit the road looking for their fourth league win on the bounce.
Elsewhere over at Cutler Hammer hosts Kempston Hammers Sports will be looking for just their second home win of the season when called upon by an Atletico Europa side who are still unbeaten on the road in league action this season and at their Football Centre base Flitwick Town Reserves will be in search of home win number three on the bounce against the visiting bottom of the table Elstow Abbey Reserves who are still looking for their first away point/points of the season.
The final action should have come at Marston Recreation Ground, the venue at which the hosting Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves would have looked to maintain their seasons unbeaten home record against the visiting Kempston Athletic. However due to the annual village firework display being held on the ground unless an alternative venue can be found this game will now be re-scheduled for later in the season. Please visit www.bedfordshirefootballleague co.uk during the week for an update.
In Division Three for the still 100% this season league leaders Wixams its home action on the 3G surface against the visiting third place AFC Dunton who have been beaten just the once this season. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers look for their third home win on the bounce in Leagrave Park against the visiting bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who have now been defeated in all of their last four league outings.
For fourth place Dinamo Flitwick its the quest to retain their seasons 100% home record on the 3G surface at Redborne School against the visiting seventh place Renhold United Reserves who will be looking for their first away win of the season. Whilst at Jubilee Playing Fields the visitors to face the hosting fifth place Wilstead Reserves are ninth place Clifton.
Other action comes at Harvey Close, the venue at which tenth place Caldecote Reserves search out their first home league win of the season against the visiting eighth place Shefford Town & Campton A and in Mowsbury Park, White Eagles who currently sit sixth in the table play hosts to second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves.
In Division Four its home action in Allen Park for league leaders Polonia Bedford who will be looking for league win number six on the bounce against the visiting second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves who are still in search of their first point/points of the season. Whilst second place Mid Beds Tigers who trail them by just three points but having played two games fewer will be expected to maintain their seasons 100% league record when at the Sandy Academy they are called upon by fifth place Caldecote A who will be looking to preserve their own 100% away league record for the season.
Over at Stevington Playing Fields the still 100% at home this season and fourth place Stevington Reserves will also be expecting to collect all three points when bottom of the table and still without a point this season Lidlington United Sports come calling. Whilst at Greenfield Road sixth place hosts Westoning Reserves now losers of their last two league outings receive a visit from seventh place Bedford Albion.
Other league action coming at the Football Centre, the venue at which eighth place Flitwick Town A will look for their first home point/points of the season against ninth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who will hit the road looking to repair the damage of three consecutive league defeats. Whilst for Staughton its action in round two of this seasons Hunts FA Junior Cup when they journey up the A1 to face Peterborough ICA Sports Reserves.