Bedfordshire League preview: December 5

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It’s local derby action this weekend for Premier Division supported by Sportsform leaders AFC Oakley M&DH who go to Lodge Road to face Sharnbrook looking to maintain their 100% away record and stretch their winning league run to 10 games.

Whilst second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College, now winners of their last five away outings, head for a Renhold Playing Field showdown with fifth place Renhold United.

Also on the road will be third place Ampthill Town Reserves as they journey still 100% on the road this season and unbeaten in their last 10 outings to face 12th place Pavenham who will be looking to end a run of three consecutive defeats.

Whilst fourth place Flitwick Town now unbeaten in their last 12 starts head to Hitchin Road to be hosted by tenth place Shefford Town & Campton.

Down at the other end of the table it’s a clash between the bottom two at The Warren where basement club Elstow Abbey, now on a 10 game losing run, play hosts to Eastcotts AFC who will hit the road looking to obtain their first away point.

Whilst on the Green, ninth place Ickwell & Old Warden with just two home wins to their name all season entertain eighth place Cranfield United, now losers of their last three league outings away from their Crawley Road base.

The final action seeing seventh place Marston Shelton Rovers play hosts to sixth place Wilstead who are now unbeaten in their last eight league starts.

The main spotlight for a quintet of Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford sides this weekend will be the third round ties in this season’s Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup.

Of the five going into battle four face opposition from the Luton District and South Beds League.

At their Playing Field headquarters Stevington will be playing hosts to Farley Old Boys whilst at Stockwood Park athletic track Sundon Park Rangers entertain FC Spandits. Whilst on the road will be AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves to face Christians in Sport and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who make the journey into Luton for a meeting with YP Community.

The fifth tie comes at Groveside, the venue at which Henlow are visited by Biggleswade United Development XI. Thus leaving the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league action down to just four games.

At Chambers Lane it will be home action for fourth place Ickleford as they look to maintain their 100% home record against the visiting second from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.

Whilst fifth place Meltis Albion, without an away win since the second weekend of the season, make tracks to Moore Crescent to be hosted by ninth place Houghton Athletic who are now unbeaten in their last four home starts.

Elsewhere at Mill Lane, Potton Town will look to continue their home winning run when called upon by a Queens Park Crescent side who have to date won just the once on the road all season.

At Greenfield Road where seventh place hosts Westoning are still unbeaten on home soil this season the visitors are eighth place Riseley Sports also just winners on the road just once.

In Division Two for league leaders Cranfield United Reserves who still hold down a unbeaten record it’ home action at Crawley Road against third from bottom of the table Wootton Village who are still awaiting their first away win of the season.

The game of the day in this section takes place at Cople Playing Fields where third place Cople & Bedford SA defend their 100% home record against the visiting second place Lea Sports PSG who have been beaten just the once on the road this season.

For fourth place Clapham Sports it will be the defence of their season’s 100% home record when at King George VI Playing Fields they are paid a visit by seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports who will be striving to end a run of four league games without a victory.

At Cutler Hammer bottom of the table Kempston Athletic who are still in search of their first home win of the season host fifth place Flitwick Town Reserves, whose lone away defeat of the season to date came at Clapham Sports in their last outing on the road just 21 days ago.

The final action comes at the Hockey Centre where eighth place Bedford United look for just their second home win of the season against second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are still in search of their first away win.

In Division Three for league leaders Wixams it will be an early start at 12.45pm when they defend their perfect league record when called upon by second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who will hit the road looking to end a run of five straight away defeats.

Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers will also be in home action when in Leagrave Park they look to take their unbeaten league run up to nine games when called upon by third place Dinamo Flitwick who have been beaten just the once on the road all season.

Over at Horseshoes Close fourth place AFC Dunton, who are still unbeaten on home soil this season, host third from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A who have failed to win any of their last six league outings.

Whilst in Mowsbury Park fifth place White Eagles, now winners of their last four league outings, play hosts to sixth place Renhold United Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.

Other action comes at Harvey Close, being the venue at which eighth place Caldecote Reserves look for their third home league win on the bounce against tenth place Clifton who have won just the once on the road all season.

At Jubilee Playing Fields seventh place Wilstead Reserves with just one home win to their name all season play hosts to bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves who are currently on a four game losing run.

In Division Four for the still 100% league leaders Mid Beds Tigers it’s home action at the Sandy Academy against sixth place Westoning Reserves who have won just the twice on the road to date this season.

Whilst second place Polonia Bedford will also be in home action when in Allen Park where they have lost two of their last three home games the visitors will be seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.

Elsewhere over at Harvey Close third place Caldecote A will be expected to stretch their unbeaten ways up to four games when called upon by bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports who are still in search of their first point.

At the Football Centre eighth place Flitwick Town A now unbeaten in their last two home starts are visited by fifth place Stevington Reserves who will attempting to end a run of four consecutive away league defeats.

The final action comes at the Woodlands, the venue at which fourth place Bedford Albion now on a five game winning run are visited by second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves.