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Sunday 14th February 2016
Henlow cause major cup shock.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Wilstead now find themselves sitting third in the league standings after they took their unbeaten away ways up to seven games with a 3-2 victory at Pavenham. Michael Jones, Adam Budek and Liam Fenton netting the vital goals against two in reply from James Owen. Whilst for Ickwell & Old Warden it was a 10-0 home win over bottom of the table Elstow Abbey. Andrew Vallom netting six times, Lee Threadgold three times and Ryan Grant the once.
Britannia Cup Quarter-finals
Of today's four ties just one was to go the way of the home side when at Lodge Road Sharnbrook netted a 5-2 victory over Shefford Town & Campton. James Burnside with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Patrick Mulvhill and Jordan Baxter to bring up the nap hand against two in reply from Town's Jamie Osbourn.
The biggest away winners of the day were AFC Oakley M&DH who won 7-1 at Marston Shelton Rovers. Ali Smith with a hat-trick, Rob Heaney with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Mark Smith and Dan Kelly against a lone Rovers reply from Jamie Cerminara. Whilst going nap on the road were Cranfield United who won 5-2 at Flitwick Town. James Armstrong and Martin Holland both netting twice alongside a single strike from Jordan Appleton against two in reply from Town's Ritchie Bevan.
The fourth tie seeing Ampthill Town Reserves win 2-1 at Caldecote. Alan Henman and Ian Buckingham the Town's goalscorers against one in reply from Sam Julian.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
In maintaining their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-3 victory over Riseley Sports second place Stevington are now just five points behind league leaders Sundon Park Rangers. James Bourke netting twice alongside single strikes from Reece Williams and Kieran Souter against Sportsman's replies via Jack Healey twice and Sam Harrison once.
Whilst Potton Town extended their unbeaten ways up to five games by sharing the spoils in a 2-2 home draw with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Jack Lenham and Chris Cooper on the home scoresheet against Town replies via Keegan Roberts and Abdoulaye Diallo.
Centenary Cup 1st Round
Ickleford will now travel to Westoning for a Quarter-final tie after emerging 5-1 home winners over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Gareth Head netting twice alongside single strikes from Peter Saunders, Giuseppi D'Angelo and Shane Courtney to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Hayden Sohanta.
Centenary Cup Quarter-finals
The result of the day belonged to Henlow who ran out 4-2 winners at Sundon Park Rangers. Antony Bowskill with a brace joined on the scoresheet by James Campbell and Mathew Standen against Rangers replies via Shaka Anderson and Nash Bennett. Whilst also enjoying life on the road were Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who won 3-1 at Houghton Athletic. Tim Andrews, Simon Castle and Malcolm Marimiofa netting the goals to do the damage against a lone home reply from Jordan Thomas.
Meantime over at Miller Road it was penalty heartache for current cup holders and hosts Meltis Albion who were beaten 5-3 in a shoot-out by the visiting Queens Park Crescents after 90 and 120 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 1-1. Craig Damon on the home scoresheet and Ayaz Hussain replying for the Crescents in the opening 90 minutes.
For second place Cople & Bedford SA it was an end to their seasons unbeaten home ways when beaten 2-1 by a Bedford United side that had lost its last five away games. Jamaal Dixon and Valentino Ukegbu the United goalscorers against one in reply from Daniel Lupton. Whilst Clapham Sports have now won their last six league outings and are right there in the promotion mix after winning 4-1 at bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Liam Bolton netting twice alongside strikes from Ryan Prior and Ishmael George against a lone Rovers reply from Kieran Day.
Also in that promotion mix are Atletico Europa who won 1-0 at Wootton Village thanks to a lone goal from Cameron Browne.
Jubilee Cup 1st Round
Kempston Hammers Sports with a hat-trick from Jimmy Grandidge against one in reply from Kempston Athletic's Troy Bossendorfer will now face a home Quarter-final tie against Flitwick Town Reserves after the Town emerged 10-9 home penalty shoot-out winners over Lea Sports PSG after 120 minutes had seen the sides deadlocked at 0-0.
For Dinamo Flitwick it was an end to their run of six games without a home win after they emerged 4-0 winners over second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves. Dale Goldie netting three times and Dean Myles the once to do the damage. Whilst Sandy Reserves won for the first time in eight outings with a 2-0 home victory over White Eagles. Adam Grimshaw and Marcus Bingham netting the goals to do the damage.
Bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports still await their first points of the season after going down 3-1 at home against Flitwick Town A. Stuart Kemp netting twice and Juan Montoya once for the Town against a lone United reply from John Webber.
Watson Shield 1st Round
The giant-killing act of the day belonged to division four AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who emerged 4-1 home winners over division three side Wilstead Reserves. Joseph Ogunremi, Giovanni Moscaritolo, Chris Greenwood and an own goal marking their scoresheet against one in reply from Sam Ward. They now face a home tie in round two against Bedfordshire Youth Saturday League side Sacred Heart Offley.
There was no giant-killing afoot for division four league leaders Mid Beds Tigers who were beaten 2-0 at division three Renhold United Reserves for whom Michael France netted twice to earn his side a home second round tie against Henlow Reserves.
For division three league leaders Wixams it was a 4-1 home victory over division four Polonia Bedford. Gareth White with a brace plus single strikes from Iain Hall and Charles Collier only being replied to once by Adam Chlapinski. A home tie now awaits against Meltis Albion Reserves or Dinamo Flitwick.
Elsewhere Sundon Park Rovers will now travel to White Eagles in round two after winning 3-1 at Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Linslade Galaxy. Scott Fraser, Chris Scott and Jordan Holmes all finding the back of the net against a lone home reply via Connor Coulson.
Meantime for AFC Dunton it will now be a home round two tie against Stevington Reserves after they with a lone goal from Tony Norman won 1-0 at Caldecote Reserves. Whilst Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Ampthill Town will now host Bedford Albion in round two after winning 5-1 at Clifton. Jake Keech with a brace joined on the scoresheet by James Tiller, Josh Hodgman and Will Malloy to bring up the nap hand against one in reply from Mason Bambridge.
Preview for Saturday 20th February 2016
Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend will see both of the main title challengers enjoying home advantage when at their Renhold Playing Field base current league leaders Renhold United search out their fifth home win on the bounce when called upon by tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden who will hit the road in quest of their third consecutive away win. Whilst at their Church Lane base second place AFC Oakley M&DH beaten just the once on home soil all season play hosts to sixth place Ampthill Town Reserves who will be looking to end a run of four consecutive away league defeats.
Meantime at Jubilee Playing Fields third place Wilstead beaten just the once in their last 13 league outings face a second meeting inside seven days against twelfth place Pavenham after last weekends clash saw them emerge 3-2 winners. Whilst at Hillgrounds for fourth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College the visitors are third from bottom of the table Caldecote. Town going into the game looking to repair the damage of two straight home league defeats against a Caldecote side who have failed to win any of their last seven league outings.
Elsewhere over at the Warren for bottom of the table Elstow Abbey now on an eight game losing home run the visitors are eighth place Shefford Town & Campton who following five straight away defeats are now unbeaten in their last two. Whilst for second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC now losers of their last five league outings its an away outing at Weston Park being the venue they share with today's hosts Marston Shelton Rovers who will be in quest of their third home league win on the bounce.
The final action of the day in this division coming at the Football Centre being the venue at which fifth place Flitwick Town beaten just the once on home soil in league action all season play hosts to seventh place local rivals Cranfield United who will revisit the Centre just seven days after their Britannia Cup tie at the same venue which saw United run out the 5-2 winners.
In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action its a top against bottom clash at Stockwood Park Athletic Track where league leaders Sundon Park Rangers will be expected to extend their seasons unbeaten league ways up to 16 games against the visiting AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Whilst at their Playing Field headquarters second place Stevington defend their own seasons unbeaten home ways against the visiting fourth place Meltis Albion who have won just the three times on the road all season.
Meantime over at Groveside its a real so called six point relegation clash when current third from bottom of the table Henlow look for their third home win on the bounce against the visiting second from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic who will hit the road in search of just their second away win of the season that would see them climb out of the drop zone at the expense of their hosts. Whilst at Gold Street for tenth place Riseley Sports the visitors are sixth place Ickleford who have been beaten just the twice on the road to date this season.
The final action in this division scheduled for Rectory Road being the venue at which hosts and eighth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves look to extend their unbeaten ways up to four games against ninth place visitors Westoning.
For the lower division sides the main spotlight falls upon the Semi-final ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup and a trio of 1st Round Watson Shield games. In those Junior Cup ties its an all division two clash at King George VI Playing Fields between the hosting Clapham Sports and the visiting Cople & Bedford SA. When these sides met in league action at the same venue back in mid-October it was the hosts who won 2-1 and another close encounter could well be on the cards today. Whilst at Cutler Hammer Kempston Hammers Sports of division two who have been beaten just the once on home soil this season play hosts to division four Stevington Reserves who will hit the road in quest of a spot of giant-killing that will enable them to contest the final tie which last season saw their first team lift the cup.
In those Watson Shield encounters Miller Road will be the venue at which Meltis Albion Reserves entertain Dinamo Flitwick in an all division three clash for the right to visit Wixams in round two just seven days after the sides met in league action at Flitwick where the Dinamo won 4-0. Whilst at Greenfield Road division four Westoning Reserves have the chance of a spot giant-killing when they play hosts to division three Sandy Reserves and thus rewarded themselves with a trip to Hurst Grove to face Lidlington United Sports in round two.
The third tie being an all division four clash at Harvey Close where Caldecote A play hosts to Flitwick Town A . With the hosts having taken four of the six points from their two league encounters this season they will perhaps start the day favourites to earn a trip to Shefford Town & Campton A in round two.
League action in division two is down to just a single game when in Jubilee Park for third place Atletico Europa now winners of their last four home outings the visitors are the still 100% away from home and unbeaten league leaders Cranfield United Reserves.
The division four league action also down to just a single game which comes at Woodlands being the venue at which the hosting third place Bedford Albion are visited by second place Polonia Bedford who currently head them in the league standing by just two points.