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Sunday 06th September 2015
AFC Oakley M&DH get their new season off to a flyer.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Just two games into the new season the early leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table are AFC Oakley M&DH who maintained their 100% ways by winning 6-0 at Eastcotts AFC. Matt Barnes on the scoresheet twice and supported by an own goal plus strikes from Nathan Aulsberry, Rob Heaney and Oli Plested.
Just goal difference behind them and the only other 100% club are Renhold United who ran out 4-1 home winners over Cranfield United. Jason Allison with a brace being joined on the scoresheet by Jonny Richens and Sheldon Washington against a lone reply via Liam Whitmee-Craig.
In third spot are Shefford Town & Campton who needed a 90th minute penalty strike from Adam Larsen to earn a share of the spoils in a 1-1 home draw with Caldecote who had taken the lead via Cameron McCoy. The next two spots are taken by Sandy and Ickwell & Old Warden who shared the points on The Green from a 1-1 draw, Conor Green netting for the home side against a Sandy reply from Ben Hall.
The top six being made up by Wilstead who were 6-1 home victors over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Michael Jones, Paul Jones, Colin Marshall, Sam Smith, JM Steele and Jim Struthers all netting for the home side against one in reply from Town's Chris Allan.
Elsewhere there were first wins of the season for Sharnbrook and Pavenham. At Lodge Road a lone goal from Shaun Barnett was enough to take Sharnbrook to a 1-0 home win over Flitwick Town. Whilst at the Warren, Elstow Abbey were beaten 4-1 by Pavenham. James Owen, Nick Payne, Jack Harding plus an own goal doing the damage against a lone reply from Harry Ellis.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
The 2015-16 Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford season kicked off with just a programme of five games and saw Henlow run out the biggest winners with a 3-0 victory at Riseley Sports. James Campbell netting twice and Jonathan Rowe once. However, they were not the highest scorers as that honour went to Potton Town who were 4-3 home winners over Houghton Athletic. Brad Smith, Chris Moore, Chris Cooper and Jack Hutchison all on the home scoresheet against Athletic replies from Shaun Fahy twice plus Sam Martin.
Also enjoying life at home were AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who beat Queens Park Crescents 2-1 thanks to strikes from Joseph Price and Perry Ronayne against a lone reply from Tony Millioti.
The remaining two games finishing all square. At Greenfield Road, it was 0-0 between hosts Westoning and the visiting Stevington who hit the woodwork four times. Whilst at Miller Road, Meltis Albion drew 2-2 with the visiting Ickleford. Scott Alleyne netting both of the home goals against replies from John Vooght and Giuseppe Di Angleo.
The game of the day in Division Two saw Atletico Europa run out 4-2 home winners over Clapham Sports. Strikes from Jasmaine Ivy, Serge Kodji, Cameron Brown and a Mo Banda penalty taking them to victory against two in reply from Marko Tobzic. Whilst for Cranfield United Reserves it was a 3-1 home win over Elstow Abbey Reserves. Ben Martin, Phil Distin and Joe Sames all netting in the opening half before Abbey's Myles Ferraro reduced the arrears late in the second period.
The lone away win of the day belonged to Flitwick Town Reserves who with a goal from Sam Johnson were 1-0 winners at Bedford United.
The other two games finishing all square. At Cutler Hammer, Jimmy Grandidge was on the scoresheet for home side Kempston Hammers Sports in a 1-1 draw with Cople & Bedford SA for whom James Mead netted and over at Wootton Recreation Ground, Wootton Village with goals from Nick Burraway and Jay Rogers were leading Kempston Athletic 2-0 at half-time before strikes from Sean Lawrence and Nicholas Ememe in the second period ensured the game finished 2-2.
League newcomers Wixams began life in style by running out 8-2 home winners over Renhold United Reserves. Gareth Loadman and Iain Hall both netting twice to go with single strikes from Jonny Cockram, Adam Jellis, Andy Morris and Ed Hawkes against two in reply from United's Michael France.
Also winning big were White Eagles with a 6-1 home victory over Dinamo Flitwick. Marcin Ptak leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Jacek Tereszkicwicz, Damien Krawczyk and Piotr Miciniczek against a lone reply via Dale Goldie.
Another of the league newcomers to start off with a victory were Sundon Park Rovers who ran out 2-1 home winners over Wilstead Reserves. Kane Griffiths and Chris Scott netting the vital goals against a lone reply from Lewis Duffield.
The days lone away win coming the way of Caldecote Reserves who were 2-0 winners at Sandy Reserves thanks to goals from Nicky Albone and Joe Barker. Whilst at Horseshoes Close, AFC Dunton shared the spoils in a 3-3 draw with Clifton. Chris Mattingley, James Fuller and Lee Marshall on the home scoresheet against Clifton replies via Charlie Roberts twice and Carl McCoy.
The biggest win of the day came the way of Staughton who were 9-1 home winners over Flitwick Town A. Mark Darlow scoring three times and joined on the scoresheet with single strikes from Dan Parker, Lucas Banton, Ashlee Banton, Jake Dawson, Craig Dyball and Paul Franklin against a lone reply from a Ryan Hill penalty.
Also winning big on home soil were Mid Beds Tigers who emerged 6-1 winners over Henlow Reserves. David Smith leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by a penalty from Tom Hunt plus strikes from Tomas-Lee Smith and Liam Brophy. The lone reply coming from Taylor Roff.
Elsewhere, Caldecote A went one better with a 7-1 victory at Lidlington United Sports. Jack Stagg netting three times, Paul Rannow twice and joining them on the scoresheet were James Whitmore and Rafe Goodman. Whilst Polonia Bedford were 3-0 home winners over Bedford Albion. Wojciech Plizga with a brace and a strike from Bartosz Sekretarski doing the damage.
Preview for Saturday 12th September 2015
With these notes being written ahead of the series of Premier Division supported by Sportsform games in midweek if as expected AFC Oakley M&DH and Renhold United have extended their winning ways then they both look for win number four on the bounce this weekend. Of the pair United would appear to have the easier task when they are called upon at their Playing Field headquarters by Elstow Abbey as M&DH face one of those so called banana skin trips to face Wilstead at Jubilee Playing Fields.
For Shefford Town & Campton its home Hitchin Road action against Eastcotts AFC where they will start firm favorites to collect all three points. Whilst Sandy will look to extend their seasons unbeaten away ways up to three games when they hit the road for a Playing Field encounter with Pavenham.
There is local derby action to be found at Marston Playing Fields where hosts Marston Shelton Rovers will open up their home season with a visit from Cranfield United and just down the road at the Football Centre, Flitwick Town will also commence their home season when Caldecote come calling.
Other action coming at Hillsgrounds, the venue at which AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College play hosts to Ampthill Town Reserves and at Lodge Road where Sharnbrook will be entertaining the still unbeaten Ickwell & Old Warden.
In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action, the pick of the games could well be the Playing Field encounter at Stevington where hosts Stevington and their fellow newly promoted counterparts Houghton Athletic take to the field with both looking for their first win of the season. Whilst at Stockwood Athletic Track hosts Sundon Park Rangers open up their 2015-16 season with a visit from the third promoted club Westoning.
Its also a start to the season for Shefford Town & Campton Reserves, who at Rectory Road play hosts to Riseley Sports. A comment that also applies to AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who are called upon at their Church Lane base by Meltis Albion.
The final action in this division coming on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds, the venue at which AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves could move to the top of the league standings with a victory over the visiting Ickleford.
In Division Two Atletico Europa will look to cement their position at the head of the league table when in Jubilee Park they play hosts to Cople & Bedford SA but any slip up could well see Cranfield United Reserves jump above them with a win at Crawley Road against the visiting Clapham Sports or indeed by Flitwick Town Reserves should they collect all three points from their visit to Pirton Recreation Ground where they will be hosted by Lea Sports PSG.
Down at Wootton Recreation Ground hosts Wootton Village and their visitors Bedford United will both be looking for their first wins of the season. A comment that also applies to all the other four teams taking to the field. At The Warren, Elstow Abbey Reserves play hosts to Kempston Athletic and at Cutler Hammer, Kempston Hammers Sports are called upon by Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves.
In Division Three for league leaders Wixams its another home encounter on the 3G surface against the visiting Clifton. Whilst second place White Eagles are also at home again in Hillgrounds against the visiting Wilstead Reserves. Meantime over in Leagrave Park, Sundon Park Rovers look to keep their own 100% record going when they play hosts to Shefford Town & Campton A. A comment that also applies to Caldecote Reserves when at Harvey Close they entertain the visiting Dinamo Flitwick.
Over at Miller Road, Meltis Albion Reserves will commence their 2015-16 season with a visit from Sandy Reserves and at Horseshoes Close, AFC Dunton and Renhold United Reserves take to the field with both looking for their first wins of the season.
In Division Four both Staughton and Caldecote A won big on the opening day of the season and this weekend they meet each other at Harvey Close. Whilst fellow big winners Mid Beds Tigers journey into Allen Park to face Polonia Bedford who also like the Tigers will be looking to maintain their seasons 100% record.
In the other three games all six sides will be seeking their first point/points of the season. At the Football Centre its local derby action between hosts Flitwick Town A and the visiting Westoning Reserves. Whilst at Groveside, Henlow Reserves are called upon by Stevington Reserves and at Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports are called upon by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.