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Sunday 17th April 2016
United net a fergie time goal to keep in the title chase.
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With the league leaders AFC Oakley M&DH having their home game against Shefford Town & Campton waterlogged off and second place Wilstead suffering the same fate for their scheduled visit to Flitwick Town, now back into second place in the league standings are Renhold United who ran out 4-3 winners at bottom of the table Elstow Abbey. Jonny Richens shooting the United ahead in the fifth minute only to see the Abbey via Lucas Banton level matters up eight minutes from the break and then Antony Summut placed them 2-1 ahead just four minutes into the new period. With just 21 minutes left to play United's Ollie Housden made it 2-2 and right on the 90 minute mark Alex Woolston slotted United 3-2 ahead only to see Abbey's Tom Ellis make it 3-3 two minutes later to what looked like giving the Abbey a deserved share of the spoils. Alas for them the game was to have a final twist which saw Mark Reed break the home sides hearts by netting six minutes into time added on to take his United side to those much wanted three points to keep their title hopes alive.
Now up into fourth spot are Marston Shelton Rovers who claimed their fifth away victory on the bounce with a 3-0 win at Sandy. Jamie Cerminara, Simon Craddock and Ben Lawrence netting the goals to do the damage. Whilst now in fifth spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who also jumped above the non-playing Flitwick Town after sharing the spoils in a 1-1 draw at Cranfield United. Martin Holland on the home scoresheet against one in reply from Jake Duxbury for the Town.
Down at the other end of the standings there was a big win for Caldecote who moved themselves out of the bottom three at the expense of Sandy with a 2-1 home victory over Sharnbrook. Jake Wallace and Dan Fennell netting the vital goals against a lone reply from Jordan Baxter.
The Ickwell & Old Warden v Pavenham game being the third fixture to fall foul of the weather.
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The day's biggest winner was the weather as the top two clash between Sundon Park Rangers and Stevington became a late victim to a waterlogged pitch alongside the Greenfield Road clash between Westoning and Henlow to leave us with just two games to report upon.
Over at Miller Road hosts Meltis Albion failed to take their chance to climb up into second spot after their four game unbeaten home run was ended by fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who took their own unbeaten away ways up to six games by winning 5-1. Giovanni Moscartiolo with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Keegan Roberts, Joe Price and Chris Wright to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Albion's John Fay.
Whilst down at the other end of the standings bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves won for the first time in nine attempts when winning 2-0 at Ickleford who have now lost their last six home games. Mitch Crook and Alex Liburd netting the goals to do the damage.
There is no change at the head of the division two league table following wins for the top three sides. League leaders Clapham Sports in chalking up their 11th win on the bounce with a 7-1 victory at Wootton Village staying a point clear at the top from Cople & Bedford SA who themselves won big on the road with a 5-0 victory at Lea Sports PSG. For the league leaders Ryan Prior led the way with a hat-trick, Neil Larham netting twice and was joined on the scoresheet by Marko Tobozic and Liam Bolton against a lone Village reply from Aaron Williams. Whilst on SA's scoresheet to chalk up their fifth away win on the bounce were Ollie Hughes with a brace plus an own goal to go with single strikes from Ashlee Banton and Paul Nigro.
Third place Cranfield United Reserves keeping their slim top two hopes alive with a 3-1 home win over bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Adam Kerr netting twice and Alessandro Barbieri once against a lone Rovers reply from Kieran Day.
The Cutler Hammer clash between Kempston Hammers Sports and Kempston Athletic being the victim of a waterlogged pitch.
Watson Shield Semi-Final
In running out 3-2 extra time winners at Caldecote A there now awaits a final tie against Renhold United Reserves for Bedfordshire Saturday Youth side Ampthill Town. Tom Bates and James Durdon on their scoresheet in the opening 90 minutes against home replies from Jack Stagg and Reece Parker before Bates shot home the extra time winner for the Town.
With Wixams already declared the 2015-16 season division three league champions the race for the silver medals is still on. Currently sitting in second spot are Sundon Park Rovers who concluded their season by winning 2-1 at Sandy Reserves thanks to goals from Matt Bonnar and Daniel Longalonga against a lone home reply from Jon Bone Jnr and with third place Wilstead Reserves having their scheduled game at Renhold United Reserves waterlogged off the Rovers duly opened a gap of six points over Wilstead who still have three games left to play.
For fourth place Caldecote Reserves it was a 6-3 away win at Dinamo Flitwick. Jamie Richardson, Adam Legate and Josh St Claire Pierre all claiming braces against home replies via Dale Goldie twice and Jack Fuller once. Whilst AFC Dunton and White Eagles remain in fifth and sixth places respectively after sharing the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Horseshoes Close. Jason Kinns and Tony Norman on the home scoresheet against Eagles replies via Rafel Cygan and Marchin Ptak.
With Westoning Reserves failing to raise a side to visit Stevington Reserves the lone action of the day saw bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports claim just their second victory of the season when winning 3-1 at Henlow Reserves. Alex Roberts, Greg Roberts and Tom Staples on the United scoresheet against a lone home reply from Thomas Wheldon.
Preview of forthcoming Action
Monday 18th April 2016
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Henlow v Ickleford. 6.15pm: Can the home side gain revenge for their Centenary Cup Semi-final defeat or will Ickleford win their first league game of 2016.
Wednesday 20th April 2016
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Sharnbrook v Elstow Abbey 6.15pm: Sharnbrook look to maintain their unbeaten home ways of 2016 as the Abbey look for their first away point/points of the season.
Marston Shelton Rovers v Ampthill Town Reserves 7.30pm: Rovers look for a quick double over a Town side they beat on their own patch just eight days ago.
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AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves : Can M&DH claim their first home win of the season.
Sandy Reserves v Wixams 6.15pm: League champions Wixams look for their seventh win on the bounce.
Friday 22nd April 2016
Jubilee Cup Final @ Cranfield United FC Kick Off 7.30pm
Flitwick Town Reserves v Cranfield United Reserves
East Beds Junior Charity Cup Final @ Langford FC 7.30pm
Henlow v Lea Sports PSG
Saturday 23rd April 2016 Kick Off 2.30pm Unless Stated Otherwise
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AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College v Shefford Town & Campton: The home side look for their third home win on the bounce.
AFC Oakley M&DH v Ickwell & Old Warden : M&DH look to take their unbeaten home ways up to 11 games and close in on the league title.
Ampthill Town Reserves v Sharnbrook: Sharnbrook look for just their second away win of 2016.
Cranfield United v Renhold United: It's a must win game for the visitors if they are to retain their league title.
Flitwick Town v Marston Shelton Rovers: Can the Rovers chalk up their sixth away win on the bounce in sending the Town to only their third home league defeat of the season.
Sandy v Caldecote : It's more than a local derby at Bedford Road as both clubs fight to beat the drop.
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AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves v Stevington : Stevington in their chase for the title look for their seventh win on the bounce against a Town side now unbeaten in their last six outings.
Houghton Athletic v AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves: It's a bottom two clash at Moore Crescent as Athletic look to end a nine game losing run.
Queens Park Crescents v Ickleford: It's a dress rehearsal for this seasons Centenary Cup Final in Allen Park.
Shefford Town & Campton Reserves v Henlow: Local derby action sees Henlow look for their first away league win of 2016.
Westoning v Potton Town: Town look for their third away win on the bounce.
Cople & Bedford SA v Clapham Sports : The top two clash at Harvey Close where a win for Clapham will see them lift the league title.
Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves v Kempston Athletic: It's a bottom two clash and must win game for both sides.
Wixams v Wilstead Reserves 2.00pm: Wixams defend their seasons 100% home record against a Wilstead side still chasing the silver medals.
Meltis Albion Reserves v AFC Dunton : Albion look for the three points to maintain their division three status for season 2016-17.
Renhold United Reserves v Clifton : Only a Clifton win and other results going their way can save the visitors from relegation to division four.
Shefford Town & Campton A v White Eagles : The Eagles look to extend their unbeaten ways up to four games to claim a top six finish.
Stevington Reserves v Caldecote A : A win for the visitors will see them claim the seasons silver medals.