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Sunday 29th November 2015
Mid Beds Tigers hand out another mauling to stay 100% for the season.
Premier Division Supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH are now three points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they claimed their ninth win on a bounce with a 5-0 home victory over Pavenham. Elijah Hukin, Jack Hoogstraten, Rob Heaney, Shaun Barnett and Dan Kelly all finding the back of the net to bring up the nap hand.
However for second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College it was an end to their eight game winning run when beaten 4-2 at home by Sharnbrook. Jordan Baxter with a hat-trick alongside a single goal from Hayden Jones marking the winners scoresheet against Town replies via Courtney Boughton and Tim Clarke.
Up into third place are Ampthill Town Reserves who now only trail the Town on goal difference after they extended their unbeaten ways to 10 games with a 5-0 home win over Sandy. Joe O'Donnell leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by single strikes from Brad Clarke and Ryan Perry. Whilst sitting in fourth and fifth spots are Flitwick Town and Renhold United who shared the points in a 3-3 draw at the Football Centre. Richie Bevan with a brace and a strike from Nick Atkins on the Town scoresheet to see them extend their unbeaten ways to 12 games against United replies via Mark Reed, Jonny Richins and Sheldon Washington to enable United to remain unbeaten on the road this season.
For sixth place Wilstead it was home win number four on the bounce and an extension of their unbeaten ways to eight games with a 3-2 victory over second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC to leave the visitors still in search of their first away point/points of the season. Adam Budek netting twice and Michael Jones once against Eastcotts replies via Travis Joseph and Kirkland Thompson.
The biggest win of the day belonged to seventh place Marston Shelton Rovers who ran out 8-1 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton who were duly suffering their fifth consecutive away defeat. Jamie Cerminara with a hat-trick joined on the Rovers scoresheet by braces from Dale Malciw and Alex Burrows plus a single strike from Ben Lawrence against a lone penalty reply from Town's Nicky Threadgold.
Still sitting on the bottom of the league table are Elstow Abbey who suffered their tenth defeat on the bounce when losing 5-0 at Cranfield United for whom it was a return to winning ways following three straight defeats. Martin Holland, Liam Whitmee-Craig, Luke Gray, Alessando Bartieri and Joe Sames all finding the back of the net.
Also returning to winning ways following three straight defeats were Ickwell & Old Warden who won 2-0 at Caldecote thanks to goals from Josh Cranwell and David Parker.
Division One Supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Sundon Park Rangers are now five points clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table after they extended their seasons unbeaten ways up to 11 games in sharing the points in a 2-2 home draw with Queens Park Crescents. Shaka Anderson and Lawrence Mapp netting the Rangers goals against a brace in reply from Crescents Daniel Rasol.
With second place Stevington sitting the afternoon out, third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves failed to jump above them in the league standings when beaten 3-1 at home by a Henlow side who had previously lost their last four away outings. Sam Crow twice plus Antony Bowskill netting for the visitors against a lone reply from Town's Paul Obuch.
Also failing to make inroads at the top of the table were fourth place Ickleford who saw their six game winning run ended with a 6-0 defeat at Houghton Athletic. Jordan Thomas with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Nathan Prime, Glen Collins, Al Mohiyaldeen and Mark Doran.
Elsewhere following six straight defeats Potton Town returned to winning ways with a 2-1 home victory over Riseley Sports. Jack Doran and James Day netting the vital goals against one in reply from Jake Hislop to lift the Town out of the drop zone and with Houghton Athletic and Henlow both winning now dropping into the relegation zone are Shefford Town & Campton Reserves despite earning themselves a share of the spoils from a 2-2 home draw with fifth place Meltis Albion. Sean Duignan and Jack Lannon on the Town scoresheet against Albion replies via Stanley Gonese and Scott Alleyne.
The Westoning v AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves game at Greenfield Road being waterlogged off.
In the limited Division Two action Bedford United were to claim their first home win of the season in sending bottom of the table Kempston Athletic to their seventh consecutive defeat with a 2-1 victory. Gary Philipson and Tom Wade on target for United against one in reply from Athletic's Troy Bossendorfer. Whilst also claiming their first home win of the season were Wootton Village in beating Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves 5-2 to leave the Rovers still in search of their first away point/points of the season. Adam Flynn with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by an own goal plus a strike from Dan King against Rovers replies from Peter Kerr and Keiran Day.
Dinamo Flitwick are now up into third spot in the league table after winning 6-3 at Renhold United Reserves. Joe Kwarciwski and Ben Hannam both netting twice alongside single strikes from Dale Goldie and Daniel King against United replies via Iain Asplin, Michael France and JP Stribling. Whilst a lone goal from Chris Jenkins was enough to earn second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves a share of the spoils from a 1-1 home draw with Shefford Town & Campton A who were thus ending a five game losing run to move up into ninth place in the league standings.
Mid Beds Tigers lead at the head of the Division Four league table is now up to six points after they retained their seasons 100% ways with a 9-1 home win over Flitwick Town A. Liam Brophy netting four times, Brad Dennis three times and Luke Rudd twice against a lone Town reply from David Lyons.
For Henlow Reserves the search of their first home point/points of the season goes on after they were beaten 5-1 by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Aaron Ram with a hat-trick and Giovanni Mascarphone with brace bringing up the nap hand for the seventh placed visitors against a lone home reply from Tom Boggon.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Round Three
The result of the round belonged to Division Three Wilstead Reserves who emerged 3-1 winners at Division Two Atletico Europa. Callum Evans, Liam Reed and Luke Pursey seeing their goals only replied to once by Serge Kadji for the home side. The second big upset of the day seeing Division Four Stevington Reserves run out 7-2 winners at Division Three Caldecote Reserves. Sam Nightingale with a hat-trick, Cameron Cain with a brace and single goals from Aaron Fletcher and Aaron Hewitt doing the damage against home replies from Nicky Albone and Simon Ashton.
However, there was no shock result at King George VI Playing Fields where Clapham Sports ran out 6-2 home winners over Clifton. Nathan O'Halleron, Ryan Prior, Neil Larman, Steven McKenzie, Daniel McShane and Liam Bolton all finding the back of the net against replies from Charlie Watson and Stewart Kemp. Whilst Cranfield United Reserves with goals from Adam Kerr and Ben Thompson were as expected 2-1 winners at Flitwick Town Reserves for whom Scott Gadsden replied.
Elsewhere there were home wins for both Kempston Hammers Sports and Wixams over Luton District & South Beds League opposition. Hammers with braces from Jimmy Grandidge, Dan Havil and Shaun Winkoner plus a single strike from Louis Rust 7-1 winners over Luton Aces and Wixams with goals from Gareth White, Adam Jellis and Matt O'Conner 3-0 victors over FC Spandits Reserves. Whilst winning on the road against Luton District & South Beds League opposition were Cople & Bedford SA who won 5-1 at FC Polonia Luton. Ollie Hughes with a brace joined on the scoresheet by a Paul Nigro penalty plus strikes from Daniel Lupton and James Wade to bring up the nap hand. Alas going the other way was a 3-0 defeat for White Eagles at Farley Old Boys Reserves.
Preview for Saturday 5th December 2015
Its local derby action this weekend for Premier Division supported by Sportsform league leaders AFC Oakley M&DH when they make the short journey to Lodge Road to be hosted by Sharnbrook looking not only to maintain their seasons perfect 100% away record but also to take their winning league ways up to 10 games. Whilst second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now winners of their last five away outings head for a Renhold Playing Field showdown with fifth place Renhold United.
Also on the road will be third place Ampthill Town Reserves as they journey still 100% on the road this season and unbeaten in their last 10 outings to face twelfth place Pavenham who will be looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats. Whilst fourth place Flitwick Town now unbeaten in their last 12 starts head to Hitchin Road to be hosted by tenth place Shefford Town & Campton.
Down at the other end of the table its a clash between the bottom two at The Warren where basement club Elstow Abbey now on a 10 game losing run play hosts to Eastcotts AFC who will hit the road looking to obtain their first away point/points of the season. Whilst on the Green, ninth place Ickwell & Old Warden with just two home wins to their name all season entertain eighth place Cranfield United now losers of their last three league outings away from their Crawley Road base.
The final action seeing seventh place Marston Shelton Rovers play hosts to sixth place Wilstead who are now unbeaten in their last eight league starts.
The main spotlight for a quintet of Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford sides this weekend will be the third round ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup. Of the five going into battle four face opposition from the Luton District and South Beds League. At their Playing Field headquarters Stevington will be playing hosts to Farley Old Boys whilst at Stockwood Park Athletic track Sundon Park Rangers entertain FC Spandits. Whilst on the road will be AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves to face Christians in Sport and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who make the journey into Luton for a meeting with YP Community.
The fifth tie coming at Groveside, being the venue at which Henlow are visited by Biggleswade United Development XI. Thus leaving the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league action down to just four games.
At Chambers Lane it will be home action for fourth place Ickleford as they look to maintain their seasons 100% home record against the visiting second from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season. Whilst fifth place Meltis Albion without an away win since the second weekend of the season make tracks to Moore Crescent to be hosted by ninth place Houghton Athletic who are now unbeaten in their last four home starts.
Elsewhere at Mill Lane, Potton Town will look to continue their home winning ways when called upon by a Queens Park Crescent side who have to date won just the once on the road all season and at Greenfield Road where seventh place hosts Westoning are still unbeaten on home soil this season the visitors are eighth place Riseley Sports also just winners on the road just once this season.
In Division Two for league leaders Cranfield United Reserves who still hold down a seasons unbeaten record its home action at Crawley Road against third from bottom of the table Wootton Village who are still awaiting their first away win of the season but the game of the day in this section takes place at Cople Playing Fields being the venue at which third place Cople & Bedford SA defend their seasons 100% home record against the visiting second place Lea Sports PSG who have been beaten just the once on the road this season at league leaders Cranfield United Reserves.
For fourth place Clapham Sports it will be the defence of their seasons 100% home record when at King George VI Playing Fields they are paid a visit by seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports who will be striving to end a run of four league games without a victory and at Cutler Hammer bottom of the table Kempston Athletic who are still in search of their first home win of the season play hosts to fifth place Flitwick Town Reserves whose lone away defeat of the season to date came at Clapham Sports in their last outing on the road just 21 days ago.
The final action coming at the Hockey Centre being the venue at which eighth place Bedford United look for just their second home win of the season against second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are still in search of their first away win of the season.
In Division Three for league leaders Wixams it will be an early start at 12.45pm when they defend their seasons 100% perfect league record when called upon by second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who will hit the road looking to end a run of five straight away defeats. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers will also be in home action when in Leagrave Park they look to take their unbeaten league ways up to nine games when called upon by third place Dinamo Flitwick who have been beaten just the once on the road all season.
Over at Horseshoes Close fourth place AFC Dunton who are still unbeaten on home soil this season play hosts to third from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A who have failed to win any of their last six league outings. Whilst in Mowsbury Park fifth place White Eagles now winners of their last four league outings play hosts to sixth place Renhold United Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.
Other action comes at Harvey Close, being the venue at which eighth place Caldecote Reserves look for their third home league win on the bounce against tenth place Clifton who have won just the once on the road all season and at Jubilee Playing Fields seventh place Wilstead Reserves with just one home win to their name all season play hosts to bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves who are currently on a four game losing run.
In Division Four for the still 100% league leaders Mid Beds Tigers its home action at the Sandy Academy against sixth place Westoning Reserves who have won just the twice on the road to date this season. Whilst second place Polonia Bedford will also be in home action when in Allen Park where they have lost two of their last three home games the visitors will be seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.
Elsewhere over at Harvey Close third place Caldecote A will be expected to stretch their unbeaten ways up to four games when called upon by bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports who are still in search of their first point/points of the season and at the Football Centre eighth place Flitwick Town A now unbeaten in their last two home starts are visited by fifth place Stevington Reserves who will attempting to end a run of four consecutive away league defeats.
The final action coming at the Woodlands, being the venue at which fourth place Bedford Albion now on a five game winning run are visited by second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves.