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Sunday 03rd April 2016
Kempston Hammers Sports lift Beds FA Junior Cup.
Friday 1st April Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Final
Under Potton United's Hollow floodlights Kempston Hammers Sports turned league form on its head to lift this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup with a 3-1 final victory over Cople & Bedford SA. Ahead via Jimmy Grandidge in the 14th minute they were to go in at half-time 2-0 ahead when Grandidge struck again 10 minutes from the break. However it appeared to be game on when the deficit was reduced just three minutes into the second period via a header from James Fay and SA were right there in the tie until six minutes from time when substitute Grant Lovell was red carded in conceding a penalty which Martin Bennett converted to take the Hammers 3-1 clear and to victory.
Saturday 2nd April 2016
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH now find themselves three points clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after they came from 2-0 down at half-time to win 3-2 at Flitwick Town. Ritchie Bevan and Jim Lewis shooting the Town two goals in front in the quest to take their sides unbeaten ways up to seven games before M&DH staged a second half comeback. Rob Heaney and Elijah Hukin netting to square matters up before Dan Kelly headed home the 90th minute winner.
For second place Renhold United it was an end to their eight game winning run when beaten 2-0 at sixth place Marston Shelton Rovers who are now unbeaten in their last nine starts of which eight have been won. Wes Burrows and Ben Lawrence netting first half goals to do the damage. Whilst third place Wilstead moved to within a point of United in the league standings with a 4-1 home win over Shefford Town & Campton to claim their seventh win on the bounce. Paul Jones with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Alex Russell and Colin Marshall against a lone Town reply from Jamie Osborne.
Having lost their last two league outings fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College returned to winning ways with a 3-0 home win over Pavenham. Ashley Windridge, Jake Duxbury and Colby Smith netting the vital goals. Whilst also returning to winning ways after three straight defeats were seventh place Cranfield United who won 4-0 at Sandy. Jordan Appleton shooting them ahead in the 10th minute before Martin Holland doubled the scoreline eight minutes later and then went on to complete his hat-trick in the second half.
For the first time this season Caldecote made it three wins on the bounce with a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Elstow Abbey. Sam Julian with a brace and Nick Thomas with a single strike doing the damage. Whilst at Woburn Road hosts Ampthill Town Reserves and their visitors Ickwell & Old Warden shared the spoils from a 1-1 draw. Conor Saunders netting for the Town and Ricky Aris replying for the visitors.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Sundon Park Rangers title hopes were given a knock when they were held to a 2-2 draw at fourth place Meltis Albion, leaving them just a point clear at the head of the league standings from Stevington who have played two games fewer. Calum Stewart and Dan Taylor netting the Albion goals against Rangers replies via Matthew Conway and Laurence Mapp.
The biggest winners of the day were Westoning who went nap with a 5-1 win at Potton Town to end the hosts five game unbeaten home run. Aaron Turner and Thomas Cooksley both netting twice and Taylor Clayton once against a lone Town reply from Sam King. Whilst fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves were held to a 1-1 draw at tenth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Sam Kelly on the home scoresheet and Jesse Sidhu netting the reply.
The wait for their first home win of the season goes on for bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who were held to a 1-1 draw by third from bottom of the table Riseley Sports. Chris Thorman for the home side and Paul Brown for the visitors netting the goals.
Centenary Cup Semi-final
Ickleford will now face Queens Park Crescents in this seasons final after winning 3-1 at Henlow. Romano Marabese, Lewis Littlechild and Giuseppe D'Angelo netting the goals against one in reply from Antony Bowskill.
For second place Cranfield United Reserves following three straight defeats it was a return to winning ways with a 4-0 victory at tenth place Kempston Athletic to draw within goal difference of league leaders Cople and Bedford SA. Daniel Mclaren shooting them 1-0 ahead in the opening half before second period strikes from Adam Kerr, Nathan Evans and Luke Gray sealed the points.
However just two points behind them in third spot and with games in hand on the top two sides are Clapham Sports who made it nine wins on the bounce with an 8-0 home victory over Wootton Village. Glen Tumulty and Marko Tobzic with braces joined on the scoresheet by Grant Williams, Neil Larman, Ryan Prior, and Liam Bolton.
For fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves it was the gift of three points after bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves failed to raise a side to host them at their Playing Field headquarters. Whilst sixth place Lea Sports PSG were held to a 1-1 home draw by eighth place Bedford United. Ryan Durrant netting for PSG and Simon Wade for United.
Third place Wilstead Reserves ensured Wixams must wait at least another week before claiming the division three league title after they ran out 3-2 home winners over second place Sundon Park Rovers to whom they are now within five points, having played three games fewer. Luke Pursey with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Robert Booth against Rovers returns via Craig Barnes and Daniel Lonalonga.
Whilst down at the other end of the standings bottom of the table Clifton moved to within a point of Sandy Reserves with a 3-1 home win over them at Whiston Crescent. Charlie Watson netting twice and Dale Houghton once against a lone reply from Aaron Seldon.
Meantime Dinamo Flitwick returned to winning ways with a 4-1 home victory over Shefford Town & Campton A thanks to two goals from Dale Goldie and single strikes via Jamie Burton and Stuart Turner against one in reply from Tristan Potkins.
For third place Caldecote A it was a big step towards this seasons silver medals with a 4-0 home victory over second place Bedford Albion who they now only trail by just a single point and having played two games fewer. James Whatmore, Oscar Smith, Harry Elkin and Jack Stagg netting the goals to take their unbeaten ways up to 10 games.
Elsewhere seventh place Flitwick Town A were gifted the three points after Westoning Reserves failed to raise a side to host them at Greenfield Road.
Watson Shield Quarter-Final
Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Ampthill Town will now travel to Harvey Close to face Caldecote A at the last four stage after netting a 3-0 home win over Lidlington United Sports. Josh Hodgman with a brace and Harry Nelson once on target to do the damage.
Watson Shield Semi-Final
Awaiting the winners of the Caldecote A v Ampthill Town game in this seasons final showdown will be Renhold United Reserves who ran out 2-1 winners at AFC Dunton. Michael France and Justin Udman netting the vital goals against one in reply via Tony Norman.
Preview of Forthcoming Action.
Monday 4th April 2016. Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Ampthill Town Reserves v Pavenham 7.30pm. Town look for their first home win of 2016 against a Pavenham side who have lost their last five away games.
Wednesday 6th April 2016. Premier Division supported by Sportsform
AFC Oakley M&DH v Wilstead 6.15pm. League leaders M&DH look for their sixth win on the bounce and third place Wilstead their eighth to make the title race a three club affair.
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College v Renhold United 7.30pm. Second place United need to win to keep their title hopes on course.
Cranfield United v Sandy 7.30pm. United look for quick double having won at Sandy at the weekend.
Marston Shelton Rovers v Ickwell & Old Warden. 7.30pm. Rovers look to take their unbeaten ways up to 10 games against an Ickwell side now without an away win since mid-January.
Wednesday 6th April 2016. Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Final at Ampthill Town FC.
Crawley Green Reserves v Sundon Park Rangers 7.30pm. Rangers fly the league flag in cup final action.
Wednesday 6th April 2016. Division Four
Westoning Reserves v Lidlington United Sports 6.15pm. Can the home side end their five game losing home run against bottom of the table United.
Saturday 9th April 2016 All 2.30pm Kick Off unless stated otherwise.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Ampthill Town Reserves v AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. It's ninth place against fifth place at Woburn Road.
Caldecote v Wilstead. Caldecote look for win number four on the bounce against title hopefuls Wilstead.
Elstow Abbey v Ickwell & Old Warden. Abbey look to end a 23 game losing run.
Pavenham v AFC Oakley M&DH. League leaders M&DH look for their fourth away win on the bounce.
Renhold United v Flitwick Town. United look for a win to stay in title race against fourth place Town.
Sharnbrook v Cranfield United. Sharnbrook look to keep their unbeaten home ways of 2016.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
Westoning v Meltis Albion 1.45pm . Sixth place Westoning look for their fourth win on the bounce against fourth place Albion.
Henlow v Stevington 2.00pm. Second place Stevington look for their sixth win on the bounce against the home side who are now unbeaten in their last six home league outings.
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves v Riseley Sports. Fifth place Town unbeaten in their last four outings face a Sports side now unbeaten in last five outings of which four have been drawn.
Houghton Athletic v Potton Town. Second from bottom of the table Athletic look to end eight game losing run against seventh place Town.
Ickleford v Sundon Park Rangers. Ickleford look for their first league win of 2016 against the league leaders beaten just once on the road all season.
Queens Park Crescents v AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Third place Crescents look to take unbeaten home ways up to four games against bottom of the table M&DH in search of their first win in 2016.
Cople & Bedford SA v Cranfield United Reserves . Top against second and both needing to win if they are to keep third place Clapham Sports at bay.
Flitwick Town Reserves v Clapham Sports. Can fourth place Town unbeaten in their last nine outings prevent third place Clapham gaining win number 10 on the bounce.
Kempston Athletic v Bedford United. Athletic look to end five game losing run against United side beaten just once in their last five outings.
Lea Sports PSG v Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves . Bottom of the table Rovers look to end eight game losing run against a PSG side now without a win in their last five outings.
Clifton v Caldecote Reserves. Bottom of the table Clifton look for their third home win on the bounce against fourth place Caldecote Reserves.
Dinamo Flitwick v White Eagles. Sixth place Dinamo face seventh place Eagles now losers of their last three away games.
Meltis Albion Reserves v Renhold United Reserves. Tenth place Albion look for just their third home win of the season.
Sandy Reserves v AFC Dunton. Second from bottom of the table Sandy face fifth place AFC Dunton.
Wilstead Reserves v Shefford Town & Campton A. Third place Wilstead Reserves look for win number 10 on the bounce against ninth place Town.
Wixams v Sundon Park Rovers. League leaders Wixams require just a point to claim the league title when facing second place Rovers.
Flitwick Town A v Bedford Albion. It's a must win game for the Albion if they want to claim the seasons silver medals.
Stevington Reserves v Mid Beds Tigers. League Champions Tigers look to sign off the season with a win.
Westoning Reserves v Caldecote A 4.00pm. Third place Caldecote look to take their unbeaten ways up to 11 games to hunt down those silver medals.
Henlow Reserves v Polonia Bedford. 4.30pm. Henlow look for just their second home win of the season against fourth place Polonia.