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Sunday 17th January 2016
Tigers lose the last of this seasons 100% records.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH saw their lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table reduced to just a single point after their seasons unbeaten away ways and 12 game unbeaten run was ended by a 4-2 defeat at Marston Shelton Rovers. Jamie Cerminara with a brace plus strikes from Alex Burrows and Peter Kerr on the Rovers scoresheet against an own goal and a strike from Shaun Barnett coming the way of the visitors.
For second place Renhold United it was home win number three on the bounce with a 3-2 victory over Caldecote. Goals from Alex Woolston, Sheldon Washington and Mark Reed saw them into a 3-0 half-time lead before Sam Julian replied twice for the visitors in the second period. Whilst now up into third place are Wilstead who took their unbeaten ways up to 11 games by winning 5-1 at bottom of the table Elstow Abbey. Michael Jones, Paul Jones, Adam Budek, Colin Marshall and Kieran Braiser all netting to bring up the nap hand against a lone home reply from James Pedley.
Dropping down into fourth place are Ampthill Town Reserves who were beaten for just the second time on the road this season when going down 4-3 at Shefford Town & Campton. Lewis Osbourne with a brace plus strikes from Jarome Mullings and Ryan Lewis on the home scoresheet against replies via Charlie Cullen, Jack Mordeci and Phil Matthews.
For sixth place Flitwick Town it was an end to their seasons unbeaten home record when defeated 2-0 by fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who were returning to winning ways following four straight defeats. Bradley Temperly and Mark Allen netting the vital goals. Whilst the local bragging rights belong to Ickwell & Old Warden following their 3-2 victory at Sandy. Andrew Vallom with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Conor Green against home replies from Matt Johnson and Peter Rogan.
The Pavenham v Eastcotts AFC and Sharnbrook v Cranfield United games failing to beat the weather.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Sundon Park Rangers are now eight points clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table and still unbeaten this season following their 0-0 home draw with Ickleford who now climb the table into third spot. Jumping above Ickleford into second spot following their 3-1 win over Westoning are Queens Park Crescents. Myles Ferraro, Daniel Rasol and Fabio Sattar all finding the back of the net against a lone reply via Sam Holmes. Whilst for Potton Town it was home league win number three on the bounce and revenge for their Centenary Cup defeat last weekend when beating Shefford Town & Campton Reserves 3-2. James Willis, Sam King and James Pyman seeing their goals only replied to by a brace from Steve Moules for the visitors.
The AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves v Henlow and Meltis Albion v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves games postponed due to frozen pitches.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Quarter-Finals
With the Stevington Reserves v Farley Boys Reserves game frozen off the result of the day belonged to Cople & Bedford SA who emerged home penalty shoot- out winners over Cranfield United Reserves despite playing the last 24 minutes with just 10 men following the sending off of Grant Lovell. At this point SA were trailing to a United goal from Jordan Conway before two goals in a three minute spell from Daniel Lupton and Ollie Hughes saw them 2-1 ahead with 15 minutes left to play until with just five minutes to play United's Robert White netted to square the game at 2-2 and the necessity of a penalty shoot- out to decide the winners. In that shoot-out home goalkeeper Russell Abbey was to become the Cople hero in keeping out efforts from Alessandro Barbieri and Phil Distin as the home side ran out 4-2 winners. Robert White and Ryan Collis being the only two United players to beat Abbey whilst the home side who went second had a 100% strike rate via Paul Nigro, Ollie Hughes, Gary Canzano and Carmine Defeo to win the day.
Elsewhere over at Cutler Hammer Kempston Hammers Sports ran out 2-1 home winners over Wixams thanks to a brace of goals from Martin Bennett against a lone reply from Gareth White and will be joined in the hat for the last four draw by Clapham Sports who were 3-2 winners at Wilstead Reserves. Marko Tobizic netting twice and Liam Bolton once against home replies via Luke Pursey and Luke Prietzel.
In the days lone league encounter Atletico Europa climbed up into fifth place in the league standing with a 5-2 home win over Bedford United. Daniel Green netting twice to go alongside single strikes from Tadji Jankovic, Cameron Browne and Ric Bulzis to bring up the nap hand against a brace in reply from United's Thomas Donnelly.
Hertfordshire FA Junior Cup Third Round
It proved to be the end of the road for Lea Sports PSG who were beaten 3-2 after extra time at Elizabeth Allen Old Boys. Joe Hennem and Ryan Darby netting the PSG goals in the opening 90 minutes.
Wixams remain seven points clear at the head of the division three league table after second place Sundon Park Rovers lost their seasons unbeaten away ways when going down 2-1 at Harvey Close against Caldecote Reserves who now climb the standings into fourth spot after this their sixth home win on the bounce. Carl Heath netting both of the home goals in the games opening five minutes against a Rovers reply from Daniel Longalonga.
Winning their fifth game on the bounce were third place AFC Dunton with a 5-1 home victory over second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves. Tony Norman with a brace plus strikes from Jimmy Fuller, Brandon Bates and Lee Adams doing the damage against a lone Albion reply from Kade Walker.
The Clifton v Sandy Reserves and Shefford Town & Campton A v White Eagles games being postponed due to frozen surfaces at Whiston Crescent and Rectory Road.
For league leaders Mid Beds Tigers it was the end of their seasons 100% league record when beaten 2-0 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who now climb the table into fifth spot. Kegan Roberts and Chris Allen netting the vital goals.
With the Caldecote A v Polonia Bedford game postponed now up into second place in the league standings are Bedford Albion following their 4-3 home win over bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Paul Babbington and Govinda Bains both netting twice against single replies from Alex Roberts, John Webber and Greg Roberts.
Elsewhere Henlow Reserves lifted themselves out of the bottom two of the standings when recording their first home win of the season in defeating Westoning Reserves 2-0. An own goal plus a strike from Andy Harvey doing the damage.
Preview Saturday 23rd January 2016.
Action this weekend in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform section will see league leaders AFC Oakley M&DH in home action at their Church Lane base looking for their fifth home win on the bounce against the visiting sixth place Flitwick Town who will arrive at the Lane looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat. Whilst perhaps the game of the day comes at Jubilee Playing Fields where third place Wilstead now on a five game winning home run and unbeaten in their last 11 league outings play hosts to second place Renhold United side who have lost just the once on the road all season.
For the other two clubs still in the title race its trips on the road. Fourth place Ampthill Town Reserves heading for The Green to be hosted by tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden who have won just the twice on home soil all season. Whilst fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College make tracks to Weston Park to be hosted by ninth place Marston Shelton Rovers.
Over at Harvey Close for third from bottom of the table Caldecote its the quest of just their second home win of the season when called upon by eighth place Shefford Town & Campton who themselves will be looking to end a run of five consecutive away defeats. Whilst just down the road at Bedford Road Recreation Ground thirteenth place Sandy play hosts to eleventh place Sharnbrook who will hit the road in search of their fourth away win on the bounce.
Other action coming at Crawley Road being the venue at which seventh place Cranfield United look for home win number three on the bounce against second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who have won just the once on the road all season. Whilst at their Playing Field headquarters Pavenham with just two home wins to their name this season play hosts to bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are yet to win on the road this season.
The main spotlight for Division One supported by Wests Citroen sides this weekend is the action in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final ties. For Sundon Park Rangers that means a short trip on the road to face AFC Dunstable Reserves. Whilst also journeying into Luton will be AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves to be hosted by Farley Boys. Meantime over at Groveside hosts Henlow you would think will start the day favourites to overcome AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves in the one all Bedfordshire County Football League encounter.
This cup action leaving us with just a programme of four league games. For fourth place Stevington that means a quick revisit to Moore Crescent just 14 days after they were knocked out of the Centenary Cup by the hosting seventh place Houghton Athletic. Whilst in Allen Park second place Queens Park Crescents receive a visit from eleventh place Potton Town who will journey along the A603 looking to avoid their fifth consecutive away defeat.
Other action coming at Gold Street being the venue at which ninth place hosts Riseley Sports are paid a visit by second from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season and at Greenfield Road where eighth place hosts Westoning who still hold down a seasons unbeaten home record are visited by third place Ickleford.
In Division Two for league leaders Cranfield United Reserves who still hold down a seasons 100% away record its a trip on the road to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by tenth place Kempston Athletic who have won just the once on home soil all season. Whilst second place Cople & Bedford SA will be in home action at their Grange Lane base where they still hold down a seasons 100% home record against the visiting sixth place Clapham Sports who will be looking for their fourth league win on the bounce to keep themselves very much in the title race.
Meantime over at Pirton Recreation Ground for third place Lea Sports PSG the visitors are ninth place Wootton Village who have won just one of their last seven league outings to drop into the bottom four of the league standings. Whilst at the Football Centre fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves seek their sixth home win on the bounce when called upon by seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports.
The final action in this division coming at Marston Playing Fields being the venue at which bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are still looking for their first home win of the season are visited by fifth place Atletico Europa who will make the short journey in search of just their second away win of the season.
The action this weekend for Division Three league leaders Wixams sees them hitting the road into Mowsbury Park looking to return to winning ways on the road for the first time in three outings against the hosting fifth place White Eagles. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers likewise look to return to winning ways on home soil in Leagrave Park for the first time in three outings against the visiting third place AFC Dunton who will be in search of their third away win on the bounce.
Over at Miller Road for second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves its the quest of just their second home win of the season when called upon by sixth place Wilstead Reserves who will hit the road in search of their fourth league win on the bounce. Whilst on the 3G surface at Redborne School ninth place hosts Dinamo Flitwick who have lost their last four home outings are visited by third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.
The final action in this division coming at Rectory Road being the venue at which eighth place Shefford Town & Campton A are called upon by fourth place Caldecote Reserves whose lone away win of the season came back on the opening day of the season some five outings ago at Sandy Reserves.
In Division Four Its just a programme of four games this weekend and with league leaders Mid Beds Tigers sitting the afternoon out both Caldecote A and Polonia Bedford have a chance to close the gap on them at the head of the standings. Third place Polonia in home Allen Park action against bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports looking to have the easier task as the boys from Harvey Close who sit in fourth spot journey to Hillgrounds for a 3G outing against fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who will be looking for their fourth win on the bounce.
For now second from bottom of the table Flitwick Town A its home Football Centre action against eighth place Henlow Reserves. Whilst at their Playing Field base Stevington Reserves following two straight home defeats are due to play hosts to Westoning Reserves but with their home Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Quarter-Final tie against Farley Boys Reserves frozen off last weekend this is now likely to be their fixture. Confirmation will be posted to website www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk during the week plus any details of a replacement fixture for Westoning Reserves.