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Sunday 24th January 2016
Ickwell lead Ampthill Town a merry dance around the maypole.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
There is no change at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following wins for the top two clubs. For current league leaders AFC Oakley M&DH it was home win number five on the bounce with a 2-0 victory over Flitwick Town thanks to goals from Matt Barnes and Rhys Allen. Whilst for second place Renhold United who trail them by just a single point it was a 3-2 win at Wilstead to end the hosts 11 game unbeaten run. Ashley Drummond netting twice and Mark Reed once against home replies via an own goal and Colin Marshall.
Despite this defeat Wilstead remain third in the standings following away defeats for both Ampthill Town Reserves and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Town Reserves going down to a 7-0 reverse at Ickwell & Old Warden where Lee Threadgold netted five times to go alongside single goals for Andrew Vallom and Josh Cranwell. Whilst the College boys were beaten 4-2 at Marston Shelton Rovers. Jamie Cerminara with a hat-trick plus Jim Burraway on the Rovers scoresheet against replies from Ashley Windridge and Mark Allen.
Now up into sixth place in the table are Cranfield United who won for the fifth time on the bounce with a 6-2 home victory over second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC. Jordan Appleton and Martin Holland netting twice alongside single strikes from Liam Whitmee-Craig and Luke Gray against Eastcotts replies via Luke Hyde and Kaylin Wilson.
Also netting six were Pavenham with a 6-1 home victory over bottom of the table Elstow Abbey. James Owen with a brace joined on the scoresheet by single strikes from Nick Payne, Tom Rodger, Darren Payne and Nick Cakebread against a lone Abbey reply via Antony Sammut.
Elsewhere Shefford Town & Campton needed to come from 2-0 down to earn a point in a 2-2 draw at Caldecote. Andrew Truett and Sam Julian netting for the home side against Town replies from Adam Larsen and Nick Threadgold.
The Sandy v Sharnbrook game being postponed.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
With league leaders Sundon Park Rangers away on County Cup duty Stevington now find themselves back in second spot and just six points adrift of the Rangers after winning 2-0 at Houghton Athletic thanks to goals from Martin Danobrega and James Bourke as Queens Park Crescents dropped back below them in the standings after being defeated 1-0 at home by Potton Town who duly ended their four game losing away run thanks to a goal from James Pyman.
For Shefford Town & Campton Reserves it was a 2-1 victory at Riseley Sports to end a run of seven league games without a win. Malcolm Marimirofa netting both of the goals against a lone home reply from Sam Harrison.
The Westoning v Ickleford game being postponed.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Quarter-Finals
For Sundon Park Rangers it was a 2-1 victory at AFC Dunstable Reserves thanks to a brace of goals from Shaka Anderson. Whilst AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves emerged 5-4 penalty shoot-out winners at Farley Boys after 90 minutes play had seen the teams deadlocked at 1-1. Chris Wright being the Town goalscorer.
The Henlow v AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves game being postponed.
With league leaders Cranfield United Reserves having their game at Kempston Athletic postponed and second place Cople & Bedford SA also having to call off their home encounter with Clapham Sports now just three points behind them both in the league standings are Lea Sports PSG who ran out 7-1 home winners over Wootton Village. Joe Hennem leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Owen Malcolm, Jordan Yearwood, Richard Randall and Sean Dixon against a lone Village reply from Nick Burraway.
Just a point behind the PSG in fourth spot are Flitwick Town Reserves who claimed their sixth home win on the bounce with a 6-2 victory over Kempston Hammers Sports. Benn Ward with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by single goals from Sean O'Donnell, Mark Funnel and Scot Gadsden. The Hammers replies both coming from Jimmy Grandidge his 200th and 201st for the club.
The one away victory of the day coming the way of fifth place Atletico Europa who won 6-2 at bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Tadji Jankovic with a hat-trick, Daniel Green with a brace and a single goal from Cameron Browne doing the damage against Rovers replies via Gary Russon and Keiran Day.
Wixams remain seven points clear at the head of the division three league table following their 9-0 victory at White Eagles. Gareth White netting five times, Iain Hall three times and Charlie Battams the once. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers returned to winning ways with a 6-1 home win over AFC Dunton to end the visitors five game winning run. Chris Scott with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by an own goal plus strikes from Nick Buttigieg and Craig Barnes against a lone reply from Tony Norman.
This defeat seeing AFC Dunton dropping down the league table into fourth spot and overtaken by Caldecote Reserves who won 2-1 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Simon Ashton and Carl Bilcock netting the vital goals against one in reply from Town's Iain Holiday. It was also a good day on the road for now fifth place Wilstead Reserves who claimed their fourth win on the bounce with a 1-0 victory at second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves thanks to a strike from Luke Pursey.
Elsewhere Sandy Reserves ended their eight game losing away run when sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Dinamo Flitwick. Dale Goldie on the scoresheet twice for the home side against replies via Aaron Seldon and Adam Hayes.
With league leaders Mid Beds Tigers sitting the afternoon out second place Polonia Bedford close the gap on them at the head of the league standings to nine points after they returned to winning ways with a 6-1 home victory over bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Filip Otocki leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Adam Chlapinski, Marian Sobczyk and Gabriel Kosinski against a lone reply from Andy Jeffs. Whilst now in third spot are Caldecote A who jumped above the non-playing Bedford Albion by claiming their fifth victory on the bounce in winning 6-3 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Jack Stagg with a hat-trick joined on the winners scoresheet by Neil Giles with a brace and a single strike from Harry Elkins against home replies via Lewis Smith, Matt Cheveralls and Giovanni Moscaritolo.
Elsewhere lower down the standings Flitwick Town A swapped places with Henlow Reserves after recording a 5-3 home win over them. Stuart Ironmonger with a hat-trick and Stuart Kemp with a brace bringing up the nap hand against replies via Andy Harvey twice and Sam July.
Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Quarter-Final
Stevington Reserves will now face a trip in Kempston Hammers Sports for a last four tie after gaining a 6-4 home win over Luton District & South Beds League side Farley Boys Reserves. Cameron Cain with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Aaron Fletcher, Sam Nightingale and Joe Khalums.
Preview Saturday 30th January 2016.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend will see both of the top two clubs enjoying home advantage but on paper second place Renhold United look to have the easier task going into their Playing Field encounter against second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC in search of their fourth home win on the bounce against a visiting side whose away trips this season have seen them collect just three points from a possible 27. Whilst league leaders AFC Oakley M&DH search out their fifth home win on the bounce when called upon at their Church Lane base by near neighbours Sharnbrook whose recent form of just one defeat in their last seven league outings including winning their last three away outings suggests this will be no stroll in the park for the home side.
There is also a local flavouring to the action at the Football Centre, being the venue at which seventh place Flitwick Town look for their first home win of 2016 against fourth place Ampthill Town Reserves who will make the short journey looking to avoid their fourth consecutive away defeat and not so many miles away at Crawley Road sixth place hosts Cranfield United will be in search of league win number five on the bounce against tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden who will hit the road in the quest of their third away win on the bounce.
Meantime over at Jubilee Playing Fields for third place Wilstead the visitors are thirteenth place Sandy who are currently on a four game losing away run and for bottom of the table Elstow Abbey its home Warren action looking to end their run of 13 straight defeats against fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.
Other action coming at Pavenham Playing Fields where twelfth place hosts Pavenham with just three home wins to their name all season are called upon by third from bottom of the table Caldecote whose only two away wins so far this season were gained at Eastcotts AFC and Elstow Abbey being the two clubs that currently sit below them in the league standings.
Whilst the final action in this division comes at Hitchin Road where ninth place Shefford Town & Campton play hosts to the in form eighth place Marston Shelton Rovers.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action this weekend will see league leaders Sundon Park Rangers defending their seasons unbeaten league ways when at their Stockwood Park Athletic Track base they are called upon by fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who to date have lost just the once in league action on the road this season. Whilst third place Queens Park Crescents head towards Gold Street in search of their fourth away win on the bounce against the hosting third from bottom of the table Riseley Sports.
Elsewhere over at their Playing Field base second place Stevington who still remain unbeaten on home soil in league action this season are called upon by eighth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have won just the twice on the road all season and at Mill Lane seventh place Potton Town will go in search of their fourth home win on the bounce when visited by sixth place Meltis Albion who will be looking to repair the damage of two consecutive defeats.
The final league action is scheduled to be at Greenfield Road being the venue at which hosts Westoning are due a visit from Henlow but with Henlow's home Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup tie against AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves waterlogged off last weekend this fixture for certain will be postponed to allow the County Cup tie to go ahead this weekend and likewise this will also mean another delay to the Centenary Cup action that was due to take place at Chambers Lane between the hosting Ickleford and AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves.
Confirmation of these changes and any subsequent fixtures for Ickleford & Westoning will be posted to our website www.befordshirefootball.co.uk when finalised.
In Division Two the stand out fixture looks to be the Jubilee Park meeting between fifth place hosts Atletico Europe who will be in search of their fourth home win on the bounce against the visiting third place Lea Sports PSG. Whilst for the leading two sides its contrasting fixtures, league leaders Cranfield United Reserves defending their seasons unbeaten ways when they make the short journey to Marston Playing Fields to be hosted by bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who have won just the once on home soil this season. Whilst second place Cople & Bedford SA are in home Grange Lane action where they still remain 100% this season against the visiting fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves who are currently enjoying a four game unbeaten run.
Other action coming at King George VI Playing Fields being the venue at which sixth place hosts Clapham Sports look to maintain their seasons 100% home record against the visiting eighth place Bedford United whose last four away outings have all ended in defeat. Whilst at Cutler Hammer for the hosting second from bottom of the table Kempston Athletic the visitors are Wootton Village who sit just the one place above them in the standings and still in search of their first away win of the season.
In Division Three for league leaders Wixams who have lost just the once on the road this season its a trip to Rectory Road to be hosted by ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A . Whilst their nearest title challengers Sundon Park Rovers will also be hitting the road and heading for Miller Road to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves who have won just the once on home soil all season.
Meantime over at Horseshoes Close fourth place AFC Dunton go in search of their fifth home win on the bounce against the visiting fifth place Wilstead Reserves who will be in search of their fourth away win on bounce .Whilst at Harvey Close where third place hosts Caldecote Reserves have won their last six games the visitors are sixth place White Eagles who so far this season have been beaten just the once on the road.
Other action coming at Whiston Crescent being the venue at which bottom of the table Clifton now on a four game losing home run are called upon by eighth place Dinamo Flitwick who will hit the road looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat and at Bedford Road Recreation Ground third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves now unbeaten in their last two home outings play hosts to seventh place Renhold United Reserves whose seven trips on the road this season have brought about just the one victory.
In Division Four for league leaders Mid Beds Tigers who still maintain a seasons 100% home record the visitors to face them at their Sandy Academy base are bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports who are still in search of their first point/points of the season. Whilst for second place Polonia Bedford beaten at just Mid Beds Tigers on the road this season its a trip to Groveside to be hosted by ninth place Henlow Reserves. This fixture could well be subject to change and if so notice will be posted to our website www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk when finalized.
Meantime over at the Woodlands where fourth place Bedford Albion have been beaten just the twice on home soil this season the visitors are seventh place Westoning Reserves who will hit the road looking to end a run of four consecutive league defeats . Whilst on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds sixth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A look to return to winning ways when they play hosts to fifth place Stevington Reserves.
The final action coming back at Harvey Close where third place Caldecote A beaten just the once on home soil this season and currently on a five game winning run are visited by third from bottom of the table Flitwick Town A whose away record for the season shows them having won just the once.