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Monday 28th March 2016
Mid Beds Tigers are the 2015-16 Season Division Four Champions.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
With Renhold United sitting the afternoon out AFC Oakley M&DH took full advantage to climb above them and back onto the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table by taking their unbeaten ways up to seven games with a 2-1 victory at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College thanks to an 89th minute winning strike from Shaun Barnett. Earlier in the game Jason Goldman had netted for the new league leaders against a home reply from Laurie Allen.
For third place Wilstead it was a sixth win on the bounce with a thumping 11-2 home victory over bottom of the table Elstow Abbey. Stuart Robson, Colin Marshall, Tom Stonehouse and Michael Jones all netting twice to go alongside single strikes from Matt Davidson, Alex Russell and Paul Jones against Abbey replies via Dean Leydon and Shaun Cafferty. Whilst sixth place Marston Shelton Rovers were gifted three points when second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC failed to raise a side to meet them at Weston Park to keep them ahead of seventh place Shefford Town & Campton who returned to winning ways with a 4-0 home win over Sharnbrook. Andrew Hayday netting twice alongside single strikes from Jordan Cleghorn and Samuel Mastrachiev to do the damage.
Now in seventh spot are Ampthill Town Reserves who also returned to winning league ways, their first for eight outings by winning 3-1 at Cranfield United. Carl Ramsey, Ian Buckingham and Connor Saunders on their scoresheet against one in reply from Max Marshall for the home side.
Also enjoying life on the road were third from bottom of the table Caldecote who won 2-0 at Ickwell & Old Warden. Ahead in the 21st minute via Nick Thomas who had only replaced the injured Carl Heath two minutes earlier the points were their's after Nicky Albone doubled the scoreline 10 minutes into the second half.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
It's as you were at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table following wins for the top two clubs. For league leaders Sundon Park Rangers it was a 5-3 away victory at second from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic. Shaka Anderson leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Kwaku Aning and Matthew Conway to bring up the nap hand against home replies via Jordan Thomas, Alex Igori and Jason Blake. Whilst second place Stevington remain unbeaten on home soil this season after beating fourth place Meltis Albion 2-1. Daniel Bentley and Joe Kvilums on their scoresheet against a lone Albion reply from Carl Townsend.
Elsewhere Queens Park Crescents remain in fourth spot after being held to a 1-1 home draw by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Daniel Rasol netting for the Crescents and Keegan Roberts for the Town. Whilst now in sixth spot are Potton Town who won 5-1 at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves thus ending Town's three game winning home run. Chris Cooper and Tom Pyman both hitting braces and joined on the scoresheet by Chris Moore to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Liam Chalkley.
Meantime Henlow failed to make it six home wins on the bounce when held to a 2-2 draw by now third from bottom of the table Riseley Sports. Matthew Standen netting both home goals against replies via James Cooke and Jonnie Simmons. The Sportsmen being leapfrogged in the table by Westoning who thanks to a lone goal from Sam Roberts were 1-0 home winners over bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves.
Cople & Bedford SA now find themselves three points clear at the head of the division two league table after emerging 5-4 winners at Kempston Athletic. Ollie Hughes with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Gary Canzano and Ashlee Banton to bring up the nap hand against home replies from Nicholas Emene twice plus Gavin Matthews and Richie Andrews. Whilst third place Clapham Sports placed themselves right there in the championship hunt by retaining their seasons 100% home record and chalking up win number eight on the bounce with a 4-0 victory over second place Cranfield United Reserves. Grant Williams with a brace plus single goals from Liam Bolton and Nathan O'Halleron doing the damage.
Following eight straight away defeats second from bottom of the table Meltis Abion Reserves were to return to winning ways on the road with a 2-1 victory at Sandy Reserves who now only head the Albion in the league standings by having a better goal difference. Matt Bailey and Adam Cranney on the Albion scoresheet against a lone home reply from Marcus Ingham.
Mid Beds Tigers duly claimed the 2015-16 season division four league title by sharing the spoils in a 0-0 draw at third place Caldecote A who in taking their own unbeaten ways up to nine games will now do battle with Bedford Albion for that second automatic promotion spot.
Monday 28th March 2016
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
A lone goal from William Penney saw Stevington beat Ickleford 1-0 to retain their seasons unbeaten home ways and move onto the top of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen League Table.
Kempston Athletic v Athletico Europa game at Cutler Hammer postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.
Preview Saturday 2nd April 2016
This weekend sees the commencement of the final months fixtures to the 2015-16 season and in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform section both top two clubs will be hitting the road to face potential banana skin games. League leaders AFC Oakley M&DH beaten just the once on the road all season heading towards the Football Centre to be hosted by fourth place Flitwick Town who will be looking for their fifth home win on the bounce. Whilst second place Renhold United themselves to date only beaten on the road at AFC Oakley M&DH this season making tracks to Weston Park to face sixth place Marston Shelton Rovers who are currently enjoying an eight game unbeaten run.
Still living in hope that the top two will falter during the closing month are third place Wilstead who at their Jubilee Playing Fields base look for their seventh win on the bounce when called upon by seventh place Shefford Town & Campton who will hit the road looking to take their current unbeaten away ways up to six games. Whilst it's home action at Hillgrounds for fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now beaten in their last two league outings against twelfth place Pavenham whose last four away outings have all ended in defeat.
Meantime over at Woburn Road eighth place Ampthill Town Reserves will be looking to return to winning ways on home soil against the visiting tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden who despite losing their last three away outings will still have not forgotten their mid-January clash on the Green which saw them run out 7-0 winners. Whilst at Harvey Close for third from bottom of the table Caldecote with just one home win to their name all season will, having won their last two league outings both on the road, perhaps fancy their chances of doubling that home tally when called upon by bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are still in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Elsewhere at Lodge Road for eleventh place Sharnbrook the quest will be a first home league win of 2016 when paid a visit by second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who will be in search of just their second away win of season. Whilst at Bedford Road Recreation Ground for the hosting thirteenth place Sandy who are yet to win two home games on the bounce the quest is just that when visited by ninth place Cranfield United who will hit the road looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat.
In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action for second place Sundon Park Rangers beaten just the once on the road all season its a trip to Miller Road to be hosted by fourth place Meltis Albion. Whilst at Mill Lane for the hosting sixth place Potton Town the quest will be to take their unbeaten home ways up to six games when called upon by tenth place Westoning who will hit the road looking to avoid their third away defeat on the bounce.
Elsewhere Rectory Road will be the venue at which ninth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves beaten in their last two league outings play hosts to fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who have been beaten just the twice on the road all season and at Church Lane for bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who are yet to win on home soil this season the visitors are third from bottom of the table Riseley Sports who have won just the once on the road all season.
Away from the league at Groveside it's the staging of the delayed Centenary Cup Semi- final tie between hosts Henlow and the visiting Ickleford for the right to appear in this seasons showdown final against Queens Park Crescents. Earlier in the season the hosts at the same venue removed Ickleford from the Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup but since that time Ickleford have taken their revenge in league action to suggest a close game could well be on the cards.
Division Two action is restricted to just four games and for second place Cranfield United who have been beaten just the twice on the road this season it's a trip to Cutler Hammer to face second from bottom of the table Kempston Athletic who have won just the once on home soil to date this season. Whilst now very much in the promotion race are third place Clapham Sports who at their King George VI Playing Field base where they still hold down a seasons 100% home record the visitors are ninth place Wootton Village who will be looking for just their second away win of the season.
Elsewhere at Pirton Recreation Ground for seventh place hosts Lea Sports PSG its the chance to repair the damage of four consecutive defeats all gained on the road when called upon by eighth place Bedford United. Whilst at their Marston Playing Field base for bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are now on a seven game losing run the visitors are fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves who are now unbeaten in their last eight league outings.
In Division Three the league action is just a programme of three games.At Jubilee Playing Fields with a 4.30pm kick off, third place Wilstead Reserves who are currently on an eight game winning run know if they are to collect this seasons silver medals then nothing less than the three points is required when they are called upon by second place Sundon Park Rovers who themselves are on a four game winning run and been beaten just the once on the road all season. Whilst for bottom of the table Clifton with just two home wins to their name all season it's home Whiston Crescent action against third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who have not won on the road since their opening away game of the season at Meltis Albion back in mid-September. Meantime over at Redborne School on the 3G surface for eighth place hosts Dinamo Flitwick who have won just the twice at home all season the visitors are ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A who have won just the twice on the road all season.
Away from the league it's also Semi-final day in this seasons Watson Shield when at Horseshoes Close for the hosting AFC Dunton the visitors are Renhold United Reserves. Their league encounter at the same venue back at the start of the season ended all square so to suggest today's encounter could be another close affair.
Likewise in Division Four the league action is down to just two games but the Harvey Close encounter between hosts Caldecote A and the visiting Bedford Albion could well decide which of these teams gains the second automatic promotion spot behind league champions Mid Beds Tigers come the end of the month. Meantime at Greenfield Road for eighth place hosts Westoning Reserves who are currently on a four game losing run the visitors are seventh place Flitwick Town A.
Away from the league it's Watson Shield Quarter-final day for Lidlington United Sports who travel to Lawrence Park to be hosted by Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Ampthill Town. A trip to Harvey Close to face Caldecote A awaits the winners.