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Sunday 06th December 2015
Beds FA Intermediate Cup Joy is fourfold.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH's lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table is now down to just a single point after their 10 game winning run and 100% seasons away ways was brought to an end by having to settle for a share of the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Sharnbrook. Chris Prior from the penalty spot netting for the home side against an Oakley reply via Rob Heaney.
Now up into second spot are Renhold United who ran out 2-1 home winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College to duly end the Town's five game winning away run. Ben Brown and Mark Reed on the home scoresheet against one in reply from Colby Smith. Whilst for third place Ampthill Town Reserves it was an end to their seasons 100% away ways when held to a 2-2 draw at Pavenham. Max Henrickson and Nick Payne on the home scoresheet against Town replies via Joe O'Donnell and Phil Matthews.
For fifth place Flitwick Town it was an end to their 12 game unbeaten run when beaten 2-1 at Shefford Town & Campton. Tom Scurfield shooting the home side ahead in the 37th minute only to see Richie Bevan level matters for the visitors on the hour mark until Jonnie Stratford netted what turned out to be the winning goal from the penalty spot some 16 minutes from time.
Sixth place Wilstead are now unbeaten in their last nine outings after winning 3-1 at Marston Shelton Rovers. JM Steele, Adam Budek and Paul Jones netting the vital goals against a lone Rovers reply from Dale Maicaw. Also enjoying life on the road were Cranfield United who won 3-2 at Ickwell & Old Warden. Martin Holland netting all three goals against home replies from Zak Rowe and Josh Cranwell.
The Elstow Abbey v Eastcotts AFC game being postponed due to the Abbey being unable to raise a side.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Ickleford missed the chance to climb into third spot in the league table and saw their 100% seasons home ways blown away when held to a 0-0 draw by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Whilst now just two points behind them in fifth spot are Meltis Albion after they ran out 5-3 winners at Houghton Athletic. Scott Alleyne with a hat-trick and Stanley Gonese with a brace bringing up the nap hand against home replies from Jordan Thomas, Glen Collins and Hayden Fletcher.
For seventh place Westoning it was retention of their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-0 victory over Riseley Sports. Sam Holmes, Sam Child, Lewis Cooksley and Rob Cooksey all finding the back of the net. Whilst Potton Town lifted themselves out of the drop zone with a 2-0 home win over Queens Park Crescents. Chris Moore and James Pyman netting the vital goals.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Round Three
The top scorers of the day were Sundon Park Rangers who ran out 6-3 home winners over Luton District & South Beds League side FC Spandits. Matthew Conway with a brace joined on the scoresheet by a penalty from Aiden Dawson plus strikes from Shaka Anderson, Lee Garner and Farrell Whitman.
Also seeing off Luton District & South Beds League opposition were both AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who netted penalty shoot-out away wins. Town with goals from Anas Bechkoum and Chris Wright drawing 2-2 at YP Community before winning the shoot-out 4-3 and the boys from Oakley drew 2-2 at Christians in Sport thanks to goals from Mitch Crook and Owen Leyton before successful spot kicks from Owen Leyton, Cameron Edwards and Hayden Sohanta took them to a 3-1 spot kick victory.
Joining these three sides in the Quarter Final draw will be Henlow who emerged 2-0 home winners over Biggleswade United Development thanks to a brace of goals from Antony Bowskill. Alas for Stevington it was the end of the road when despite a brace of goals from Jordan Wright they were beaten 3-2 at home by Luton District & South Beds League side Farley Boys.
Cranfield United Reserves lead at the head of the Division Two league table is now up to six points after they retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 7-3 home victory over ninth place Wootton Village. Ben Thompson, Adam Constable, Jordan Conway, Adam Kerr, Ryan Collis, Phil Kempsell and Daniel McLaren all finding the back of the net against a hat-trick in reply from Nick Burraway for the Village.
Now up into second spot are Cople Sports & Bedford SA who retained their seasons 100% home ways with a 4-0 win over Lea Sports PSG. Paul Nigro, Daniel Lupton, Ashlee Banton and Tom Marwood netting the vital goals. Whilst fourth place Clapham Sports also remain 100% at home this season after beating Kempston Hammers Sports 7-2. Marko Tobzic with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Liam Bolton and Neil Larman who both netted braces against Hammers replies from Dan Havil and Chris Greene.
Down at the other end of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves remain rooted to the bottom spot despite picking up their first away point of the season in drawing 2-2 at Bedford United. Tom Wade and Thomas Donnelly netting for United against Rovers replies via Robert Taylor and George Rogers. Rovers remaining on the bottom spot after second from bottom of the table Kempston Athletic ended a run of seven straight defeats with a 3-2 home victory over Flitwick Town Reserves thanks to goals from Richie Andrews, Troy Rossendorfer and Mark Nicholson.
Wixams remain 100% for the season and seven points clear at the head of the Division Three league table following their 2-0 home win over third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves. Iain Hall and Gareth White netting the goals to do the damage. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers are now unbeaten in their last nine starts after netting a 4-2 home win over Dinamo Flitwick. Nick Buttigeig, Craig Barnes, Daniel Longalonga and Kane Griffiths all finding the back of the net against Dinamo replies via Dale Goldie and Jack Fuller.
For third spot White Eagles it was a 2-2 home draw against Renhold United Reserves. Rafal Cygan and Arkadivsz Boruch on the mark for the Eagles against United replies from Casey Young and Craig Brown. Whilst fourth place AFC Dunton ran out 2-1 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton A. Chris Mattingley and Lee Adams netting the goals against one in reply from Tristan Potkins.
The biggest win of the day belonged to Caldecote Reserves who made it three home wins on the bounce with a 7-3 victory over Clifton who were suffering their fourth successive defeat. Sam Julian leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Simon Ashton who netted twice plus Carl Heath and Alan Turner who netted once against visiting replies from Joe Warboys, Joe Marshall and Mason Bambridge.
Now in fifth spot are Wilstead Reserves who were 4-1 home winners over bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves. Callum Evans, Edward Johnson, Lewis Duffield and Crirestyane Zemekaele on their scoresheet against a lone Albion reply from Andrew Jellicoe.
There is no change at the top of the Division Four league standings following wins for the top five sides. For league leaders Mid Beds Tigers it was a retention of their season 100% record to stay six points clear at the top via a 9-1 home victory over Westoning Reserves. Brad Dennis leading the way with a hat-trick, David Smith netting twice and joined on the scoresheet by an own goal plus strikes from Tomas Lee-Smith, Luke Rudd and Alex Wiltshire against a lone reply from Ryan Jordan. Whilst second place Polonia Bedford were 4-1 home winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Filip Otocki on target twice alongside single strikes from Marcia Szaryck and Marian Sobczyk against one in reply from Town's Giovanni Moscaritolo.
For third place Caldecote A it was a 2-1 home win over bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Paul Rannow and Oscar Smith netting the vital goals to outscore a single reply from United's Alex Stubley. Whilst fourth place Bedford Albion are now on a six game winning run following their 4-1 home victory over Henlow Reserves. Shaun Challi, Vinny Mattu, Steve Slater and Josh Emmerton all finding the back of the net against a lone reply from Tyler Ball.
For fifth place Stevington Reserves it was a return to winning ways on the road with a 3-1 victory at Flitwick Town A thanks to a hat-trick from Cameron Cain against a lone home reply from Nathan Cubley. .
Preview For Saturday 12th December 2015
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend will see the top two clubs clash at Church Lane where current league leaders AFC Oakley M&DH now unbeaten in their last 10 outings of which nine have been won receive a visit from second place Renhold United who are just a point adrift of them in the league standings and making the short journey looking to defend their seasons unbeaten away ways. Whilst for third place Ampthill Town Reserves who also hold down a seasons unbeaten away record its a trip to Bedford Road Recreation Ground to face Sandy. The Town having beaten Sandy 5-0 just 14 days ago on their own patch looking to take their unbeaten ways up to 12 games against their hosts who will be hoping to end a run of five consecutive defeats which has seen them drop down to thirteenth place in the league table.
Having lost their last two outings fourth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College head for a Hitchin Road outing against eighth place Shefford Town & Campton where the hosts have been beaten just the twice this season. Whilst at Crawley Road its local derby action between seventh place hosts Cranfield United who will be looking for their third win on the bounce against ninth place visitors Marston Shelton Rovers who have failed to win on the road in their last four attempts since winning at Sharnbrook back in late September.
Other action coming at Weston Park, the venue at which second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC play hosts to eleventh place Sharnbrook who will be looking for their third away win on the bounce and at Harvey Close, where Caldecote with just one home win to their name this season play hosts to Pavenham who have won just the once on the road all season.
Away from the league action its Quarter-final day in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy when on the Green hosts Ickwell & Old Warden receive a visit from South Midlands League side Kent Athletic and Flitwick Town hit the road for a Woburn Road outing against another South Midlands League outfit namely Ampthill Town.
Likewise Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford also brings about a clash between the top two clubs when at their Playing Field headquarters second place Stevington who remain 100% on home soil this season are called upon by the still unbeaten league leaders Sundon Park Rangers. Whilst also hitting the road will be third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who head for a Moore Crescent outing against tenth place Houghton Athletic.
At Rectory Road its a quick reunion for hosts Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who look for just their second home win of the season against the fourth place Ickleford who they drew 0-0 with last weekend. Whilst fifth place Meltis Albion now unbeaten in their last three outings head for Allen Park to be hosted by the still unbeaten at home and sixth place Queens Park Crescents.
Other action comes at Groveside, the venue at which second from bottom of the table Henlow receive a visit from the only team below them in the standings namely AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves and at Greenfield Road where seventh place Westoning defend their seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting third from bottom of the table Potton Town.
In Division Two with league leaders Cranfield United Reserves sitting the afternoon out second place Cople & Bedford SA could close the gap on them to just three points should they at their Grange Lane base retain their seasons 100% home record with a win over the visiting seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports. Whilst third place Lea Sports PSG will be hoping to return to winning ways when they journey to Marston Playing Fields to be hosted by bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who despite their position in the league standings still remain unbeaten at home this season.
Still very much in the promotion hunt are fourth place Clapham Sports and for them its home action at King George VI Playing Fields where they still hold down a seasons 100% perfect record against the visiting sixth place Atletico Europa who have won just the once on the road all season. Whilst at their Football Centre base fifth place Flitwick Town Reserves look for their fourth home win on the bounce when called upon by eighth place Bedford United.
The final action in this section coming at Cutler Hammer being the venue at which both hosts Kempston Athletic and the visiting Wootton Village look for the points to draw themselves away from the relegation zone.
In Division Three for the still 100% league leaders Wixams its a trip to Renhold Playing Fields to be hosted by eighth place Renhold United Reserves who have been beaten just the once on home soil all season. Whilst the game of the day sees second place Sundon Park Rovers now on a nine game unbeaten run play hosts in Leagrave Park to third place White Eagles who will hit the road now unbeaten in their last five outings.
Over at Whiston Crescent its local derby action between second from bottom of the table hosts Clifton who will be looking to end a run of four consecutive defeats when called upon by fourth place AFC Dunton who will make the short journey in search of their fourth win on the bounce plus its also local derby action at Harvey Close, being the venue at which hosts Caldecote Reserves now on a three game winning home run play hosts to tenth place Sandy Reserves who travel looking to end a run of five straight away defeats.
Other action coming at Redborne School on the 3G surface where sixth place Dinamo Flitwick now losers of their last three home outings are called upon by fifth place Wilstead Reserves and at Miller Road, bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves still without a home point to their name this season and losers of their last five outings play hosts to Shefford Town & Campton A who last won on the road in their first away outing of the season back in early September.
In Division Four its a programme of just two games but for Bedford Albion its a chance to climb into the top three of the league table should they record their seventh win on the bounce when they journey to Hillgrounds for a 3G outing against sixth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A winners of their last two home outings and at Hurst Grove bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports search out their first point/points of the season when called upon by eighth place Flitwick Town A whose six away outings to date have seen them win just the once and lose the other five.