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Sunday 01st November 2015
AFC Oakley M&DH now top the Premier Division supported by Sportsform Table.
remier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH are the new leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they retained their seasons 100% away ways and notched up win number seven on the bounce when winning 6-2 at Elstow Abbey for whom it was their seventh consecutive defeat to remain just one place off the bottom of the league standings. Matt Barnes and Alex Liburd both netting twice alongside single strikes from Jack Hoogstraten and Oli Plested for the new league leaders against Abbey replies via Grant Williams and Glenn Tumulty.
Losing out on that top spot are Renhold United whose unbeaten seasons ways and 100% home record were ended with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of Wilstead who now sit sixth in the league table. Adam Budek and Stuart Robson netting the vital goals for Wilstead who finished the game with 10 men following a red card for Paul Jones.
Still in third place are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who took their winning ways up to six games with a 2-1 home win over Ickwell & Old Warden. Ashley Windridge and Courtney Boughton on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Zak Rowe for the visitors. Whilst Flitwick Town remain in fourth spot after winning 5-1 at Sandy to stretch their unbeaten ways up to nine games in chalking up this their fifth win on the bounce. Ritchie Bevan with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Callum Jones, Will Scutt and Vincent Doratiotto to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Nathan Morris.
For fifth place Ampthill Town Reserves it was a retention of their seasons 100% away record when a lone goal from Phil Matthews took them to a 1-0 victory at bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who have now lost their last nine league outings. Whilst third from bottom of the table Caldecote are still looking for their first home point of the campaign after home defeat number five on the bounce was recorded when losing 4-0 to Cranfield United. Martin Holland netting twice alongside Jordan Appleton and Luke Gray for a United side returning to winning ways for the first time in four outings.
Also returning to winning ways were both Pavenham and Sharnbrook. Pavenham ending a run of four games without a victory by netting a 2-1 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers thanks to goals from James Owen and Tom Rodger against a lone reply from Rovers Jim Burraway. Whilst Sharnbrook ended a run of eight games without a win with a 5-3 home victory over Shefford Town & Campton. Jim Burnside leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Alex Strange and Chris Prior against Town replies via Chris Clark twice and Adam Larsen.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford.
The lone game of the day saw league leaders Stevington fall to their first defeat of the season when beaten 3-0 at Ickleford who in retaining their seasons 100% home record and notching up win number five on the bounce lifted themselves up into third place in the league standings. John Vooght the sole destroyer with all three goals.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Second Round.
Round three of this seasons competition will see the Bedfordshire County Football League represented by just four teams following the exit of eight others in todays second round. Even two of those didn't need to kick a ball to progress into round three, Stevington gaining a bye following the folding of Great Barford prior to the seasons start and Henlow after Riseley Sports failed to raise a side to meet them at Groveside.
The two round two winners being Sundon Park Rangers and AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Rangers on home soil seeing off South Midlands League Totternhoe Reserves 3-1 thanks to two goals from Shaka Anderson plus a strike from Lee Garner. Whilst AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves also beat SML opposition with a 2-0 win at The 61 FC Luton Reserves thanks to goals from Mitch Crook and Hayden Sohanta.
Elsewhere AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves had just goals from Aaron Chaplin and Taylor Bakogeorge to show for a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Stotfold U21 and also falling to U21 opposition were Potton Town 4-0 at home against AFC Kempston Rovers and Houghton Athletic 5-0 at home to Dunstable Town.
There were defeats for three others against Luton District & South Beds League teams. Shefford Town & Campton Reserves with a lone goal from Jordan Darocha losing 2-1 at Christans in Sport. Whilst Westoning despite two goals from Shaun Cooksley lost 4-2 at St Josephs and Queens Park Crescents had just a strike from Shazad Sattar to show for their 7-1 defeat at YP Community.
Joining them on the exit trail were Meltis Albion in being defeated 4-2 at home by South Midlands League side Langford Reserves. Scott Alleyne and Craig Damon netting the Albion goals.
There is no change at the head of the division three league standings following wins for the top three sides. League leaders Cranfield United Reserves retaining their seasons 100% record when a goal from Daniel Bullen was enough to give them all three points in a 1-0 victory at Wootton Village. Whilst second place Lea Sports PSG ran out 5-3 home winners over Clapham Sports. Jordan Yearwood with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Lee Bull, Will Tyler and a Ryan Darby penalty to bring up the nap hand against Sports replies via Ishmael George, Harry Munnelly and Nathan O'Halleron.
For third place Cople & Bedford SA it was a return to winning ways with a 4-1 victory at Bedford United. Ollie Hughes netting twice alongside Gary Canzano and Paul Nigro against a lone United reply from Tom Wade.
Despite retaining their seasons unbeaten away ways to remain in fourth spot Atletico Europa lost ground on the leading three sides when held to a 1-1 draw at Kempston Hammers Sports. Tadej Jaukovic on the Europa scoresheet against a Hammers penalty reply from Martin Bennett.
The final game in this division lasting just 20 minutes before being abandoned after the visitors Elstow Abbey Reserves found themselves with just six players left on the pitch and trailing their hosts Flitwick Town Reserves 4-0. Abbey having started the game with just nine players following a no show from five others were quickly reduced to seven after their goalkeeper broke his arm and a fellow player took him off to hospital upon learning the estimated time of arrival for an ambulance would be two hours thus when another Abbey player left the field injured shortly afterwards the referee had no choice but to bring the game to a close.
Wixams remain 100% for the season and five points clear at the head of the division three league table following their 8-1 home win over third place AFC Dunton. Gareth White netting four to go alongside a brace from Jonny Cockram and single strikes from David Lawrence and Adam Jellis against a lone Dunton reply via Dean Hill. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers took their unbeaten ways up to five games with a 3-1 home win over bottom of the table Sandy Reserves. Shane Roberts netting twice and Jordan Holmes once against one in reply from Aiden London.
Now in fourth spot are White Eagles who ran out 5-3 home winners over second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves. Jacek Tereszienicz with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Rafel Cygan and Damian Susfal to bring up the nap hand against Albion replies via Kade Walker, Matt Cox and Matt Jefferson. Whilst in fifth spot are Renhold United Reserves who claimed their first away win of the season with a 5-1 victory at Dinamo Flitwick. Nathan France with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Michael France, JP Stribling and Casey Young against a lone home reply from Dean Myers.
Dropping down into sixth spot are Wilstead Reserves who were held to a 3-3 home draw by third from bottom of the table Clifton. Callum Evans with a brace and a single strike from Luke Pursey marking the home scoresheet against a Clifton hat-trick from Charlie Watson in reply.
The final game in this division giving Caldecote Reserves their first home win of the season in beating Shefford Town & Campton A 3-0. Adam Legate netting twice and Nicky Albone once.
Now back on top of the division four league table are Mid Beds Tigers who retained their seasons 100% league record with a thumping 12-1 home victory over Caldecote A who were losing for the first time on the road this season. Liam Brophy netting four times, Luke Clark claiming a hat-trick and Steve Monk a brace to go alongside single strikes from Daniel Bailey, Luke Rudd and Tomas-Lee Smith against a lone reply from Paul Rannow. Tigers taking over the top spot from Polonia Bedford after their five game winning run won was ended in a 6-0 home defeat at the hands of second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves who were picking up their first points of the season. Robbie Angel and Mario Santo Costa both netting twice alongside single strikes from Sam Crow and Sam Jury.
Now in third spot are Stevington Reserves who retained their seasons 100% home record in claiming a 6-1 win over bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Cameron Cain and Aaron Fletcher with braces joined on the scoresheet by Simon Ellis and Jamie Endersby against a lone United reply via Steve Didlick.
Enjoying life on the road were Bedford Albion in winning 7-2 at Westoning Reserves. Jack Brown, Shaun Challi and Steve Slater all netting twice alongside a single strike from Dan Jeffries against home replies via Ollie Mansfield and Ryan Jordan.
The final game of the day in this division giving Flitwick Town A their first home point of the season after they share the spoils in a 3-3 draw with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Dylan Cadger with a brace and Ben Stones netting for the home side against replies from Jake Duxbury, Sunil Ram and Jack Connelly.
Preview for Saturday 7th November 2015.
The main spotlight this weekend for our Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs falls upon the Round Two ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy. Our clubs being involved in seven of the eight ties, the eighth being between Potton United and Crawley Green and of those ties three are all Bedfordshire County Football League clashes. At Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College receive a visit from a Sandy side they beat 6-0 on their own Bedford Road patch in league action at the end of September. Whilst at Renhold Playing Fields hosts Renhold United face one of only two clubs to have taken league points off of them this season namely Ickwell & Old Warden and at The Football Centre hosts Flitwick Town take on Sharnbrook who will be making their second visit to the Centre in just over a month having lost there 2-1 on October 3rd in league action.
The other four ties seeing our clubs face Spartan South Midlands Football League opposition. Just one having to hit the road when Caldecote make tracks for Forde Park to face division one mid-table Langford. Whilst over at Church Lane last seasons beaten finalists AFC Oakley M&DH play host to division two league leaders Kent Athletic and just down the road at Pavenham Playing Fields hosts Pavenham will be called upon by division one side Ampthill Town.
The final Trophy action coming at The Warren, the venue at which Elstow Abbey take on an Arlesey Town Reserves side who currently sit on the bottom of the SML division two league table.
Thus leaving us with just three Premier Division supported by Sportsform league games. At Woburn Road fifth place Ampthill Town Reserves will be looking to take their unbeaten ways up to seven games when called upon by bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season to end a run of nine consecutive defeats. Whilst sixth place Wilstead look to take their winning ways up to four games when at their Jubilee Playing Field base they play hosts to Marston Shelton Rovers who will be looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat.
The third game coming at Hitchin Road, the venue at which tenth place Shefford Town & Campton play hosts to seventh place Cranfield United.
The Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action will see league leaders Stevington in home action at their Playing Field headquarters looking to seek revenge against third place Ickleford who beat them 3-0 at Chambers Lane just last weekend and who will travel looking for win number six on the bounce to end the hosts 100% home ways for the season.
For second place Sundon Park Rangers who are still holding down a seasons unbeaten league record plus a perfect 100% home record its action at their Stockwood Park Athletic Centre base against third from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic who will make the short journey still looking for their first away point/points of the season.
Third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves will also be hitting the road looking to return to winning ways away from Hillgrounds when they journey to Gold Steeet to be hosted by eighth place Riseley Sports who will be looking to extend their unbeaten home ways up to three games.
Over at Groveside its local derby action where second from bottom of the table hosts Henlow now on a four game losing league run look for their first home point/points of the season against the visiting tenth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who themselves will be looking to end a run of five league games without a win and notch up away win number one of the season.
Other action comes at Mill Lane, the venue at which ninth place hosts Potton Town will be looking to end a run of four consecutive league defeats when called upon by bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season. Whilst at Greenfield Road seventh place hosts Westoning still unbeaten on home soil this season take on the visiting fifth place Queens Park Crescents .
The top action in Division Two this weekend comes at Crawley Road being the venue at which the still 100% for the season league leaders Cranfield United Reserves play hosts to second place Lea Sports PSG who will hit the road looking to maintain their seasons 100% away ways and thus if achieved possibly climb onto the top of the league table.
I say possibly because third place Cople & Bedford SA will start the day just goal difference behind them when at Cople Playing Fields they play hosts to bottom of the table Elstow Abbey Reserves who are still in search of their first point/points of the season. Whilst its also home action in Jubilee Park for fourth place Atletico Europa who look to extend their unbeaten ways up to four games against the visiting seventh place Flitwick Town Reserves who still remain unbeaten on the road this season.
Over at King George VI Playing Fields fifth place Clapham Sports will look to maintain their 100% seasons home ways when called upon by second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who will travel in search of their first away point/points of the season. Whilst for sixth place Kempston Hammers Sports its a trip to Wootton Playing Fields to be hosted by a Wootton Village side still looking for their first home win of the season.
The final action in this division coming at Cutler Hammer being the venue at which tenth place hosts Kempston Athletic now on a four game losing run are visited by eighth place Bedford United who still remain 100% on the road this season despite failing to win any of their five home encounters.
In Division Three action league leaders Wixams will be looking to extend their 100% winning ways up to eight games when they go into home 3G action against the visiting eighth place Caldecote Reserves. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers travel to Whiston Crescent still unbeaten on the road this season and winners of their last three games to face the hosting tenth place Clifton.
Just down the road at Horseshoes Close where third place hosts AFC Dunton remain unbeaten on home soil this season the visitors are fourth place White Eagles who will hit the road looking for their first away point/points of the season. Whilst fifth place Renhold United Reserves now winners of their last two games journey to Rectory Road to take on ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A who will be looking to end a run of three consecutive league defeats.
Other action coming at Miller Road, the venue at which second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves search for their first home point/points of the season against the visiting sixth place Wilstead Reserves who will hit the road looking to take their winning away ways up to three games and at Bedford Road Recreation Ground bottom of the table Sandy Reserves look not only to end run of five straight defeats but also pick up their first home point/points of the season when called upon by seventh place Dinamo Flitwick.
In Division Four with league leaders Mid Beds Tigers sitting the afternoon out second place Polonia Bedford have the chance to regain top spot again should they collect a point or better from their home Allen Park encounter with eighth place Flitwick Town A. Yet the game of the day in this division may well come at the Woodlands where hosts Bedford Albion and visitors Stevington Reserves both go into the game winners of their last two matches.
Elsewhere its home 3G action at Hillgrounds for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who search out their first home point/points of the season against the visiting Westoning Reserves who will hit the road looking to end a run of three straight defeats and at Harvey Close, Caldecote A take on local rivals Henlow Reserves.