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Sunday 04th October 2015
Beds FA Senior Trophy success for five of our clubs
Premier Division supported by Sportsform

For Flitwick Town it was an extension of their unbeaten ways up to five games and maintenance of their season 100% home record to climb the table into fifth place with a 2-1 victory over a Sharnbrook side losing their fifth game on the bounce. Ashley Crowther and Daniel Stafford on the home scoresheet against one in reply from Shaun Barnett.

Elsewhere, Ampthill Town Reserves now find themselves in seventh spot after they recorded their first home win of the season by beating Caldecote 2-1. It was the visitors who led at half-time via a goal from Joe Baker until the Town's Phil Matthews levelled matters in the second period before converting a 90th minute penalty to secure all three points for his side.

Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Round One

Topping the honours board were both Pavenham and AFC Oakley M&DH when winning away from home against opposition from the Spartan South Midlands League. James Owen the Pavenham hero as he grabbed both goals in their 2-1 victory at The 61FC Luton. Whilst AFC Oakley M&DH needed a penalty shoot-out to win at Totternhoe after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 5-5. Jack Hoogstraten and Alex Liburn both netting twice alongside an own goal to bring up the nap hand inside normal time before goalkeeper George Ripley became the shoot-out hero with that vital save in their 4-3 shoot-out success after team-mates Hoogstraten plus Ali Smith, Ollie Plested and Elijah Hukin had netted from the spot.

In round two both will again face SML opposition but this time at home, M&DH having to host Kent Athletic who won 5-1 at Shefford Town & Campton for whom Jerome Mullings netted the lone goal. Whilst Pavenham will entertain Ampthill Town.

Another SML success was to come the way of Langford who netted a 5-0 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers to earn a home second round tie against Caldecote.

Also now due to meet SML opposition in round two are Elstow Abbey who will entertain Arlesey Town Reserves at the Warren following their penalty shoot out win at Eastcotts AFC. Abbey taking the lead in just the second minute when Glenn Tumulty netted and then doubling the scoreline on the half-hour mark via Jahi Bingham to be 2-0 ahead at the break. However, two goals from Junior Wilson in the second period saw us with a 2-2 scoreline at 90 minutes and a penalty shoot-out to decide the winners. That was to be the Abbey who in going first netted all five via Tumulty, Bingham, James Cane, Grant Williams and Cameron Babayemi whilst along the way Abbey goalkeeper Mark Reynolds kept out the first home effort for a 5-3 shoot-out win.

For Renhold United it will be a home round two tie against Ickwell & Old Warden after they won 3-2 at Cranfield United. Alex Woolston, Jason Allison and Aran Hazelwood netting the vital goals against two in reply from Martin Holland. Whilst AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College will now welcome Sandy to Hillgrounds in round two after they netted a 5-1 home victory over Wilstead. Courtney Boughton leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by goals from Jake Duxbury and Joe Price to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Michael Jones.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

The new leaders of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table are Stevington who maintained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 7-1 at Riseley Sports. Kieran Souter and Joe Holyoak both netting twice to go alongside single strikes from Tommy McGirl and Alex Smith plus a penalty from James Bourke. The lone Sports reply coming via Jack Healey. Whilst Sundon Park Rangers moved up into second spot when sharing the spoils at Queens Park Crescents from a 2-2 draw to maintain their own seasons unbeaten ways. Shaka Anderson shooting them ahead in the 49th minute until two goals inside four minutes either side of the hour mark saw the home side lead 2-1. Anish Khinda making matters all square from the penalty spot before Daniel Rasol placed them ahead. But with the game into time added on up popped Matthew Conway to net the equalizer and save the visitors unbeaten ways.

Elsewhere, Meltis Albion now find themselves in fourth spot after goals from Ryan Kelly and Sylvester Mulenga gave them their first home win of the season in a 2-0 success over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Whilst in sixth spot are Ickleford who netted a 5-2 home victory over second from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic. John Vooght leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Lewis Littlechild and Giuseppi D'Anglelo to bring up the nap hand against Athletic replies from Glen Collins and Jordan Thomas.

However, still sitting on the bottom of the league table and awaiting their first point/points of the season are AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who were beaten 2-1 at home by Westoning. Michael Armitt and Lewis Wilson netting the goals to do the damage against a lone home reply via Mitchell Crook.

Division Four

The lone game of the day saw Westoning Reserves climb to the top of the table with a 4-2 home win over Stevington Reserves. Martin Murphy with a hat-trick plus Ryan Camp on the home scoresheet against replies from Jordan Clarke and Cameron Cain.

Preview Saturday 10th October 2015

The main focus of the fixtures this weekend in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform section will fall upon the trio of games that form the basis of the 4th Annual Bedfordshire County Football League Ground Hop Day.

It will all commence with a 10.30am kick off at Lodge Road between third from bottom of the table hosts Sharnbrook and the visiting tenth place Pavenham. The home side going into the game looking to end a run of three consecutive home defeats, whilst the visitors who sit tenth in the league table will make the short trip hoping to take their unbeaten league ways up to four games.

Action will then move onwards to Renhold Playing Fields and a 1.45pm start to the contest between Renhold United and Sandy. United going into the contest the unbeaten league leaders against eleventh place Sandy who have been beaten just the once in their four away games to date. The final action then comes at The Football Centre, the venue for the game between fifth place hosts Flitwick Town and the visiting Eastcotts AFC which will kick off at 4.30pm. Town will be looking to maintain their 100% home record and take their unbeaten ways up to six games, whilst the visitors who currently sit on the bottom of the league table will be searching out an end to a run of five consecutive league defeats.

Just like on all three three previous league hop days all games are free to view with a match day programme available to purchase at each game.

Away from the league hop there are four other Premier Division supported by Sportsform games taking place all of which will kick off at 2.30pm. For second place AFC Oakley M&DH that means home Church Lane action against fourth from bottom of the table Caldecote who will hit the road looking for just their second league win of the season.

Elsewhere, over at Hillgrounds third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College will be looking to return to winning ways on home soil against the visiting fourth place Cranfield United. Whilst its local derby action at Marston Playing Fields at which the hosting Rovers search out their first home win of the season against second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey.Â

The final game coming at Hitchin Road, the venue at which sixth place hosts Shefford Town & Campton who are still unbeaten on home soil in league action this season face a visit from the still 100% away from home and ninth place Ickwell & Old Warden.

Meantime for Ampthill Town Reserves its a trip to face South Midlands League Crawley Green in round one of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy where a trip to Potton United in round two awaits the winners.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action will see league leaders Stevington at their Playing Field headquarters defend their seasons unbeaten ways when called upon by fifth place Queens Park Crescents. Whilst likewise second place Sundon Park Rangers will also defend their own seasons unbeaten ways when at Stockwood Park Athletic Stadium they are called upon by ninth place Henlow.

It's home action at Hillgrounds in a 1.45pm kick off for third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves against bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who are still looking for their first point/points of the season. A comment that also applies to second from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic who make tracks to Greenfield Road and a meeting with the still unbeaten at home and seventh place Westoning.

For fourth place Meltis Albion who remain 100% on the road this season its a trip to Gold Street to be hosted by third from bottom of the table Riseley Sports who are yet to win on home soil this season. Whilst at Mill Lane, eighth place Potton Town will be defending their seasons 100% home record when called upon by sixth place Ickleford who will hit the road in search of their third win on the bounce.

In Division Two for the unbeaten league leaders Cople & Bedford SA its a trip to King George VI Playing Fields to be hosted by ninth place Clapham Sports who will be playing their first home game of the season. Whilst second place Cranfield United Reserves who still hold down a seasons 100% record its home action at Crawley Road against the visiting eighth place Kempston Athletic who still remain unbeaten on the road this season.

Meantime over at Cutler Hammer, Kempston Hammers Sports will be defending their seasons unbeaten home ways when called upon by Flitwick Town Reserves who will hit the road looking to take their unbeaten away ways up to three games. Whilst for fourth place Lea Sports PSG its defence of their seasons unbeaten ways and 100% away record when they journey to Wootton Recreation Ground to face the hosting tenth place Wootton Village who are still in search of their first league win of the season.

Also going in search of their first league win of the season will be bottom of the table Elstow Abbey Reserves when at the Warren they play hosts to seventh place Bedford United who will travel defending a seasons perfect away record. Whilst in Jubilee Park the visitors to face the hosting fifth place Atletico Europa now without a win from their last three outings are second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers who travel in search of their first win of the season.

In Division Three for the still 100% for the season league leaders Wixams its home action on their 3G surface against fourth place White Eagles who will playing their first away game of the season. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers also hit the road for the first time this season when they journey to Horseshoes Close to face ninth place AFC Dunton.

In third spot are Wilstead Reserves and for them its a trip to Harvey Close to be hosted by the yet to win at home and eighth place Caldecote Reserves. Whilst fifth place Shefford Town & Campton A will be defending their seasons unbeaten ways at Rectory Road against the visiting second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves.

The final action in this division coming at Miller Road being the venue at which tenth place hosts Meltis Albion Reserves look for their first home point/points of the season against the visiting seventh place Dinamo Flitwick who will hit the road looking for their first away win of the season.

In Division Four the game of the day could well come in Allen Park where fourth place Polonia Bedford go in search of their third win on the bounce against the visiting third place Stevington Reserves . Whilst for second place Mid Beds Tigers who still hold down a seasons 100% record its a trip to Woodlands to be hosted by seventh place Bedford Albion who they removed from the Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup just 14 days ago.

Meantime Harvey Close is the venue at which the hosting sixth place Caldecote A will be looking for their first home league win of the season against league leaders Westoning Reserves and at Groveside, second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves search out their first point/points of the season against ninth place visitors Flitwick Town A who will also be in search of their first point/points of the season.

The final action coming on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds and a 4pm kick off between eighth place hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who will start their home campaign for the season with a visit from fifth place Staughton who come in search of their first away win of the season.



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