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Sunday 13th March 2016
AFC Oakley M&DH come from 3 goals down to claim finals spot.
Britannia Cup Semi-Final

AFC Oakley M&DH will now face either Cranfield United or Ampthill Town Reserves in this seasons final at Hillgrounds on May Bank Holiday Monday after coming from 3-0 down inside the first 20 minutes and then 4-2 down early in the second half to net three goals in the last 15 minutes including the winner some nine minutes into time added on to win 5-4 at Sharnbrook. Shaun Barnett with a hat-trick plus strikes from Elijah Hukin and Robbie Alder bringing up the nap hand against home replies via Jordan Baxter twice plus Richard Ball and Michael Pickard from the penalty spot.

Premier Division supported by Sportsform

Renhold United in taking their winning ways up to eight games with a 3-0 victory at Ampthill Town Reserves now find themselves six points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table. Wesley Lewis netting twice and Ashley Dummond once to do the damage.

Down at the other end of the league standings bottom of the table Elstow Abbey were denied their first away point of the season when losing 3-2 at Sandy after they had taken a 2-1 lead with just five minutes left to play before goals from Matt Johnson and Nathan Morris won all three points for the hosts. Earlier in the game Antony Sammut had shot the Abbey in front 25 minutes in before Jack Webb levelled matters for the hosts a minute into the second half. Whilst second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC have now lost their last eight league outings after being beaten 2-0 at Ickwell & Old Warden for whom Lee Threadgold and Ryan Grant netted the goals to do the damage.

Elsewhere Shefford Town & Campton took their unbeaten away ways up to five games by sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Pavenham. James Owen netting for the hosts and Jerome Mullings for the Town.

The Marston Shelton Rovers v Flitwick Town game being postponed.

Centenary Cup Semi-Final

Before an Allen Park crowd of 100 plus hosts Queens Park Crescents made their way into this seasons final with a 2-0 win over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves thanks to goals from Fabio Sattar and Shazed Sattar. They will now meet the winners of the yet to be played Semi-final tie between Henlow and Ickleford in this seasons final.

Centenary Cup Quarter-Final

Ickleford will now travel to Henlow for a last four tie after beating Westoning 3-1 in a game that was switched to their own Stotfold Recreation Ground pitch after Greenfield Road was again unplayable. Tony Miceli shooting them ahead in the 21st minute then netting again 13 minutes later when after seeing his penalty beat out by Westoning goalkeeper Alex Benet he was first to react to send the rebound past the luckless Benet to make it 2-0. Bryn Reynolds was to reduce the arrears to 2-1 just 16 minutes from time to set up a grandstand finish which saw Miceli complete his hat-trick some four minutes into time added on.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

Stevington in maintaining their seasons unbeaten home ways with a 4-1 victory over Henlow are now just six points behind league leaders Sundon Park Rangers having also played two games less. Kieran Souter with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Reece Williams and Daniel Bentley against one in reply from Luke Purchase.

The biggest winners of the day being AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who returned to winning ways for the first time in eight outings with a 7-2 home victory over second from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic. Joe Price leading the way with four goals and joined on the scoresheet by Matt Cheveralls, Mark Allen and Giovanni Moscartolo against Athletic replies via Mark Doran and Ali Mohiyaideen.

The AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves v Sundon Park Rangers game was waterlogged off.

Jubilee Cup Semi-Finals

This seasons final tie will be a Cranfield United Reserves v Flitwick Town Reserves affair after both emerged home Semi-final winners. United thanks to a brace of goals from Adam Kerr and a strike from Jordan Conway seeing off Clapham Sports 3-1 for whom Ishmael George replied. Whilst the Town beat Cople & Bedford SA 4-2. David Keefe netting three times and Mark Funnell once against SA replies via Ollie Hughes and Daniel Collins.

Division Two

The lone game of the day saw Kempston Hammers Sports run out 4-0 winners at second from bottom of the table Kempston Athletic. Dan Havil with a brace joined on the scoresheet by an own goal plus a strike from Shaun Winkonek.

Division Three

Third place Caldecote Reserves are now unbeaten in their last 10 league outings after winning 3-1 at second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves. Carl Heath, Chris Gregory and Joe Baker on their scoresheet against a lone home reply from Jake Taylor. Whilst fourth place Wilstead Reserves were 5-0 home winners over Dinamo Flitwick to record their seventh league win on the bounce. Luke Pursey leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Ryan Davenport and Liam Fenton to bring up the nap hand.

Elsewhere for bottom of the table Clifton following 10 straight league defeats it was a return to winning ways with a 5-0 home victory over Shefford Town & Campton A. Charlie Watson netting four times and Josh Angell once.

Division Four

In the days lone game Mid Beds Tigers took another step towards the division four league title by winning 3-0 at second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves thanks to two goals from Harry Ball and a single strike from Liam Brophy.

Watson Shield Second Round

Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Ampthill Town will now face a home Quarter-final tie against either Lidlington United Sports or Sandy Reserves who had their second round tie at Hurst Grove waterlogged off after they emerged home 3-1 penalty shoot-out winners over Bedford Albion. Simao Faia for the Town and Dan Jeffries for the Albion netting in the opening 90 minutes to make it 1-1 before successful spot kicks from Josh Hodgeman, Elliot Smith and James Tiller won the day for the Town.

Watson Shield Quarter-Finals

Current division three league leaders Wixams saw their hopes of a seasons league and shield double evaporate when beaten 3-1 at Renhold United Reserves. Michael France, Nathan France and Sunny Chana netting the United goals against one in reply via Iain Hall.

Joining them in the last four will be AFC Dunton and Caldecote A after they both won on home soil. Dunton with braces from Jimmy Fuller and Tony Norman plus a strike from Kier Banghard the 5-4 winners over Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Sacred Heart Offley for whom Stephen Shallow replied twice alongside Aedan Edwards and Nanthan Bangs. Whilst division four Caldecote A produced another giant killing act to net an 8-7 penalty shoot-out win over division three Sundon Park Rovers after 90 and 120 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 3-3. Kieran Patterson, Paul Rannow and Chris Lamb the home marksmen against Rovers replies via Jordan Holmes twice plus Nick Buttigeig once.

Preview for Saturday 19th March 2016

With Premier Division supported by Sportsform league leaders Renhold United sitting the afternoon out second place AFC Oakley M&DH will be fully expected to close the gap on them at the head of the standings to just three points when at their Church Lane base where they have been beaten just the once all season the visitors are bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are still in quest of their first away point/points of the season. Whilst third place Wilstead who are currently unbeaten in their last seven away outings and on a four game winning run likewise will be expected to collect all three points when they journey to Weston Park to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC whose home win tally from 11 outings to date reads just two.

Elsewhere over at the Football Centre for fourth place Flitwick Town it's the quest of home win number four on the bounce when called upon by thirteenth place Sandy who will be seeking their third win on the bounce. Whilst for fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College it's a trip to the Green looking to extend their winning league ways up to four games against the hosting tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden.

Other action comes at Crawley Road being the venue at which seventh place Cranfield United now on a four game winning home run are visited by third from bottom of the table Caldecote whose only two away wins of the season to date were achieved at the two clubs currently sitting below them in the league standings. Whilst it's local derby action for twelfth place Pavenham at their Playing Field headquarters against their near neighbours Sharnbrook who sit just one place above them in the league standings.

The final top flight action coming at Hitchin Road where sixth place Shefford Town & Campton look to return to winning ways on home soil against the visiting ninth place Marston Shelton Rovers who will be in search of their third away win on the bounce.

In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action for league leaders Sundon Park Rangers the quest will be twofold when they journey to Groveside to face ninth place Henlow. One to retain their seasons unbeaten league ways and two to extract revenge on their hosts who knocked them out of the Centenary Cup just a month ago. Whilst for second place Stevington at their Playing Field headquarters where they are still unbeaten in league action this season the visitors are eighth place Potton Town who will travel in search of away win number four on the bounce to take their current unbeaten ways up to seven games.

Elsewhere down at Miller Road third place Meltis Albion will be expected to chalk up league win number four on the bounce when called upon by bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who are currently on a four game losing run and just across town in Allen Park for fourth place Queens Park Crescents the quest is home win number three on the bounce when called upon by bottom of the table Houghton Athletic who have won just the once on the road all season.

Other action comes at Stotfold Recreation Ground where sixth place Ickleford now losers of their last three home league starts look to repair the damage against the visiting fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have not won on the road since winning at Riseley Sports some five games ago and at Greenfield Road for third from bottom of the table Westoning the visitors are seventh place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who are currently enjoying a five game unbeaten league run of which in four of those games the maximum points have been collected.

Division Two action this weekend is restricted to just four games and for league leaders Cranfield United Reserves who are still unbeaten on the road this season in league action that means a trip to the Hockey Centre to take on eighth place Bedford United. Whilst second place Cople & Bedford SA who have been beaten just the once on the road this season it's a trip to Marston Playing Fields to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are currently on a five game losing home run.

Other action coming at the Football Centre where the hosting third place Flitwick Town Reserves seek out their seventh league win on the bounce against the visiting fifth place Atlectico Europa and at Cutler Hammer where the seventh place hosts Kempston Hammers Sports entertain sixth place Lea Sports PSG who will be looking to avoid their fourth consecutive away defeat.

In Division Three league leaders Wixams travel to Horseshoes Close to face fifth place AFC Dunton who are currently on a four game winning home run knowing that the return of the maximum points would see them lift the seasons league title.

Meantime over at Jubilee Playing Fields for fourth place Wilstead Reserves now on a seven game winning run it's a visit from third place Caldecote Reserves who themselves are now unbeaten in their last 10 league outings of which nine have seen them collect the maximum points.Whilst just down the road at Rectory Road for the hosting ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A its the quest to avoid home defeat number three on the bounce when called upon by second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves whose last seven away outings have all ended in defeat.

The final action coming in Mowsbury Park being the venue at which the hosting eighth place White Eagles losers of their last five league outings will be looking to return to winning ways when called upon by bottom of the table Clifton whose lone away win of the season came way back in September at Sandy Reserves.

In Division Four the action is restricted to just two games. At Harvey Close where fifth place Caldecote A have been beaten just the once this season the visitors are third place Polonia Bedford who will be looking to avoid their third away defeat on the trot and watching this match with keen interest will be Mid Beds Tigers who with any result other than a home win will be crowned the 2015-16 season league champions. The second game being at Hillgrounds on the 3G surface where for sixth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A now losers of their last three home league starts the visitors are seventh place Flitwick Town A who are unbeaten in their last five league outings.





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