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Sunday 11th October 2015
Hop Day brings the crowds flocking to watch Bedfordshire County League football.
Premier Division supported by Sportsform
Renhold United remain a point clear at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table after retaining their seasons 100% home record and unbeaten ways with a 2-0 victory over Sandy in the middle game of the leagues annual hop before a crowd of 119. All the damage being done in the opening six minutes with goals from Mark Reed and Jason Allison.
For second place AFC Oakley M&DH it was win number four on the bounce with a 4-1 home victory over Caldecote. Jack Hoogstraten, Elijah Hukin, Andrew Latimer and George Cox netting the goals to do the damage against a lone reply from Callum Owen.
Just three points behind them in third spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who recorded win number three on the bounce with a 3-0 home victory over Cranfield United. Tim Clarke on the scoresheet twice including one from the penalty spot and Courtney Boughton once.
In fourth place are Flitwick Town who closed the leagues hop day before a crowd of 151 with a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC. Ollie Banfield shooting them ahead in the 5th minute before Daniel Stafford doubled the scorelineÂ 13 minutes later. The third goal arriving eight minutes from time via Jim Lewis to make amends for his earlier first half penalty miss.
Elsewhere thereÂ was a first home win of the season for Marston Shelton Rovers to take them up into fifth spot via a 2-1 victory over Elstow Abbey who are still looking for their first away points of the season. Carl Borromeo and Dean Reid on the Rovers scoresheet before Abbey's Grant Williams netted from the penalty spot just three minutes from time.
However, perhaps the win of the day belonged to Ickwell & Old Warden who maintained their seasons 100% away record by winning 3-1 at Shefford Town & Campton who were thus losing their own unbeaten home ways for the season. Chris Clark shooting the home side ahead before goals from Dean Hamilton, Ricky Aris and Conor Green won the day for the visitors.
The day and theÂ league hop had all begun at Lodge Road in the morning where hosts Sharnbrook shared the points in a thrilling 4-4 draw with near neighbours Pavenham. Before a crowd of 125 it was the visitors who were the quickest out of the blocks with Nick Payne netting twice inside the opening 11 minutes to shoot them 2-0 ahead. Then just six minutes later Will King pulled a goal back for the home side before the game was held up for several minutes due to what turned out to be a broken leg for Pavenham's Tim Bowers following a tackle by David Mulvihill who somehow escaped with just a yellow card.
Within a minute of the restart Pavenham were 3-1 ahead when Jack Harding netted but just six minutes later the scoreline read 3-3 thanks to a brace of goals from MulvihillÂ beforeÂ PavenhamÂ wentÂ back in front on the hour mark via David Netherway, a lead that was to last just 10 minutesÂ before Ian Strange completed the scoring to make it 4-4.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy 1st Round
Ampthill Town Reserves having just a goal from Phil Matthews to show for their 3-1 defeat at current trophy holders Crawley Green who will now journey to Potton United in round two.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford
There is no change at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table following wins for the top threeÂ sides. Stevington remaining just goal difference clear at the summit after they retained their seasons unbeaten ways with a 3-1 home win over Queens Park Crescents. Joe Holyoak, Aaron Hewitt and Kieran Souter on their scoresheet against a lone reply via Tony Milioto. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers maintained their own seasons unbeaten ways with a 3-2 home win over Henlow. Shaka Anderson on target twice including one from the penalty spot and joined on the scoresheet by Chris Mapp against Henlow replies via Antony Bowskill from the penalty spot and Keith Milburn.
In third spot just a point adrift are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who were 5-1 home winners over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Taylor Bakogeorge with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Joe Price, Paul Obuch and Anas Bechkoum to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Ryan Murphy.
Now up into fourth place are Westoning who still remain unbeaten on home soil this season following their 7-1 victory over now bottom of the table Houghton Athletic. Sam Child leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Bryn Reynolds, Tayler Clayton, Michael Armitt and Lewis Wilson against a lone reply from Jordan Thomas. Whilst fifth place now belongs to Ickleford who ran out 2-1 winners at Potton Town. John Vooght and Romano Marabese netting the goals against a Town reply from Chris Cooper.
Elsewhere there was a first home point of the season for Riseley Sports after they shared the spoils in a 1-1 draw with Meltis Albion. Josh Poole the home marksman against an Albion reply via Ben Smith.
The new leaders of the division two league table are Cranfield United Reserves who maintained their seasons 100% record with a 5-0 home win over Kempston Athletic. Nick Mentiply leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Daniel Bullen and Ben Martin to bring up the nap hand.
Now up into second spot are Lea Sports PSG who remain unbeaten this season after winning 5-1 at Wootton Village. Ryan Durrant and Ryan Darby both netting twice alongside Sean Dixon against an own goal in reply for the Village who are still awaiting their first win of the season.
Dropping off the top spot and now in third place are Cople & Bedford SA who were beaten for the first time this season when losing 2-1 at Clapham Sports. Nathan O'Halloran and Antony Farr netting the home goals against a lone reply from Ollie Hughes.
Now in fourth spot are Kempston Hammers Sports who maintained their seasons unbeaten home ways in a 1-1 draw with Flitwick Town Reserves. Jimmy Grandidge netting for the Hammers and Scott Gadsden replying for the Town. Whilst Bedford United jumped up from seventh to fifth placeÂ when winning 4-0 at Elstow Abbey Reserves to maintain their seasons 100% away record. Damien Curtis on the scoresheet twice alongside single goals from Giuseppe Lamberti and Tyrelle Mack.
Elsewhere there was a return to winning ways for Atletico Europa who ran out 3-1 home winners over second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. Tadej Yankovic with a brace plus Kane Alexander scoring the goals to do the damage against a lone Rovers reply via Robert Taylor.
Wixams remain six points clear at the head of the division three league table after making it five wins out of five with a 6-2 home win over White Eagles. Gareth White netting four times alongside single strikes from Iain Hall and Jonny Cockram against Eagles replies via Marcia Ptak and Mateusz Dybikowski.
Now in second spot are Wilstead Reserves who won 6-3 at Caldecote Reserves. Ryan Davenport and Sam Ward both netting twice alongside goals for Christan Zekele and Callum Evans with the home replies coming via an own goal and strikes from Jamie Richardson and Joe Rowley. Whilst now in third spot are Shefford Town & Campton A who were 2-1 home winners over now bottom of the table Sandy Reserves. Michael Castle and Lewis Norwood netting the goals against one in reply from Ricky Geers.
Just goal difference behind in fourth spot are Sundon Park Rovers who dropped down from second place by being held to a 2-2 draw at AFC Dunton who still remain unbeaten on home soil this season. Chris Mattingley and Lee Adams on the home scoresheet against a brace in reply from Rovers Chris Scott. Whilst just goal difference behind the Rovers in fifth place are Dinamo Flitwick who netted their first away win of the season when winning 4-2 at Meltis Albion Reserves. Dale Goldie leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Ben Hannam against home replies via Josh St Clair Pierre and Mark Levy.
Elsewhere there was a first home win of the season for Clifton who ran out 3-1 winners over Renhold United Reserves. Charlie Watson, Dale Houghton and a Joe Marshall penalty only replied to by a lone United goal from Nathan France.
Mid Beds Tigers now head the division four league table and remain 100% for the season after winning 7-1 at Bedford Albion. Tom Hunt with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Rob Gaylor, Luke Rudd, Daniel Whitten, Luke Clark and Dave Smith against a lone Albion reply via Daniel Jefferies. Just goal difference behind them in second spot but having played one game more are Polonia Bedford who were 6-3 home winners over Stevington Reserves. Marian Sobczyk and Dariusz Siowinski with braces joined on the scoresheet by Filip Otocki and Bartosz Sekretarski against Stevington replies via Clinton Tatham, Cameron Cain and Joe Khalums.
Third place now belongs to Staughton after they maintained their seasons unbeaten away ways by winning 7-4 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Craig Thomas netting twice and joined on the scoresheet by Scott Boswell, Mark Darlow, Paul Franklin, Lucas Banton and Lindsey Smith against home replies from Jack Connolly, Scott Dummett, Jesse Sidhu and Giovanni Moscaritolo.
Elsewhere there was a first home win of the season for Caldecote A who ran out 4-2 winners over Westoning Reserves. Chris Richardson, Paul Rannow, Rafe Goodman and Jack Stragg netting the goals against replies via Ben Hymus and Sam Roberts. Whilst Flitwick Town A were enjoying their first away win of the season when winning 5-2 at Henlow Reserves. Cody Roberts netting twice and joined on the scoresheet by Dan Howarth, Kevin Higby and Ben Stones against home replies via Andy Harvey and Sam Juty.
Preview for Saturday 17th October 2015
Action this weekend in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform division sees all of the top five clubs hitting the road for away outings. For the unbeaten league leaders Renhold United that means a trip to Pavenham Playing Fields to be hosted by a Pavenham side who are still unbeaten on home soil this season and now unbeaten in their last four league outings. Whilst second place AFC Oakley M&DH head to Crawley Road looking to defend their seasons 100% away record against the hosting Cranfield United.
For third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now winners of their last three away games its the short journey to Weston Park to be hosted by bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who are currently on a six game losing run. Whilst fourth place Flitwick Town now unbeaten in their last six outings its a trip to the Warren to take on second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are currently on a four game losing league run.
Meantime for fifth place Marston Shelton Rovers the destination is the Green at Ickwell looking for their fourth away win on the bounce against the hosting Ickwell & Old Warden who surprisingly have won just the once on home soil all season.
Other action comes at Harvey Close where hosts Caldecote look for their first home point/points of the season against Ampthill Town Reserves who will be looking for a seasons quick double after beating Caldecote 2-1 with a late goal at Woburn Road just 14 days ago. Whilst at Bedford Road Recreation Ground, Sandy will also be looking for their first home point/points of the season when visited by a Shefford Town & Campton side who have won just the once on the road this season.
The final action coming at Lodge Road, the venue at which hosts Sharnbrook seek to end a run of six games without a win against the visiting Wilstead who will be looking for just their second away win of the season.
Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action sees the top two clubs facing away trips this weekend. League leaders Stevington heading for Miller Road looking to extend their seasons unbeaten ways against the hosting Meltis Albion. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers make tracks to Rectory Road likewise looking to extend their own unbeaten ways against the hosting Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who will be seeking to end a run of three consecutive defeats.
Just one point behind these clubs in third spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves, they will be in home 3G action at Hillgrounds against a Potton Town side who will be looking to avoid their third defeat on the bounce. Whilst fifth place Ickleford now on a three game winning run will also have home advantage at Chambers Lane when called upon by Riseley Sports.
For bottom of the table Houghton Athletic still seeking their first point/points of the season the visitors to face them at Moore Crescent are Henlow and likewise second from bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves also go in search of their first point/points of the season when at Church Lane they are called upon by Queens Park Crescents.
In Division Two the 100% for the season league leaders Cranfield United Reserves will be hitting the road to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by fourth place Kempston Hammers Sports who are yet to be beaten on home soil this season. Whilst second place Lea Sports PSG will enjoy home advantage at Walnut Tree Road trying to defend their seasons unbeaten ways against a Atletico Europa side who are yet to be beaten on the road this season.
For third place Cople & Bedford SA its a first home game of the season at Grange Road against Kempston Athletic and at the Hockey Centre, Bedford United seek out their first home win of the season when Clapham Sports now winners of their last two outings come calling.
Other action coming at the Football Centre, the venue for Flitwick Town Reserves home game against Wootton Village who will hit the road looking for their first win of the season. A comment that also applies to bottom of the table Elstow Abbey Reserves when they head for a Marston Playing Field outing against the hosting Marston Shelton Rovers who themselves are yet to record a victory this season.
In Division Three for the still 100% league leaders Wixams its home 3G action against the still unbeaten and third place Shefford Town & Campton A. Whilst second place Wilstead Reserves will also enjoy home advantage when at Jubilee Playing Fields they look for win number three on the bounce against the visitors AFC Dunton who will come in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Its also home action in Leagrave Park for fourth place Sundon Park Rovers when called upon by Meltis Albion Reserves and on the 3G surface at Redborne School the visitors trying to prevent fifth place hosts Dinamo Flitwick racking up their third win on the bounce are sixth place Clifton.
Other action comes at Renhold Playing Fields, the venue at which hosts Renhold United Reserves look to maintain their seasons 100% home record against the visiting Sandy Reserves who are currently on a three game losing run. Whilst in Mowsbury Park the hosting White Eagles seek their first win in four outings when called upon by Caldecote Reserves who themselves will be looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats.
In Division Four its a top against bottom encounter at the Sandy Academy where hosts and 100% league leaders Mid Beds Tigers are called upon by Lidlington United Sports who come in search of their first point/points of the season. Whilst second place Polonia Bedford head for a Greenfield Road outing against the hosting Westoning Reserves looking for a quick seasons double having beaten them in late September, but with the hosts still 100% on home soil this season the task is not an easy one.
For third place Staughton at their Playing Field base its a visit from Bedford Albion. Whilst fifth place Stevington Reserves will also enjoy home advantage at their own Playing Field base when called upon by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.
The final action coming at the Football Centre, the venue at which hosts Flitwick Town A going in search of their first home win of the season against still 100% on the road this season Caldecote A.