Bedfordshire League preview: February 14

Caldecote U20 v Shefford Town & Campton A PNL-151102-115623002
Caldecote U20 v Shefford Town & Campton A PNL-151102-115623002

In Premier Division supported by Sportsform action the game of the day takes place at Church Lane at which third place and still unbeaten AFC Oakley M&DH welcome league leaders Renhold United who will hit the road looking to preserve their seasons 100% away record.

Whilst just down the road at Pavenham Playing Fields 11th place hosts Pavenham winners of three of their last four home outings welcome second place Shefford Town & Campton who having lost their last four games are still looking for their first league win of 2015.

Over at the Flitwick Community Football Centre fourth place hosts Flitwick Town have been beaten just the once on home soil all season and will look to keep their championship hopes alive with the collection of the full three points from the visiting eighth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Whilst at Marston Playing Fields fifth place hosts Marston Shelton Rovers with just one home win from their last five outings face ninth place Eastcotts AFC side whose away record to date shows just one victory from nine outings.

Down at the other end of the table it’s a so called six pointer game on the Green, hosts Ickwell & Old Warden now on a three game winning run are visited by second from bottom of the table Wilstead whose lone away win of the season to date came back in early September at Eastcotts AFC.

The final top flight action coming at Harvey Close where third from bottom of the table Caldecote with just one win from their last five outings are visited by sixth place Wootton Blue Cross who are currently on a six game unbeaten run.

For Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league leaders Elstow Abbey now unbeaten in their last 10 starts it’s home Warren action against Bedford SA who have lost five of their last six outings to slide into third from bottom position in the league table.

Whilst second place Henlow make the short journey to Ickleford Playing Fields to face bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics who are yet to win on home soil this season and are currently on a run of 10 games without a victory.

For both of the other title contenders it’s trips on the road. Third place Cranfield United now on a seven game winning run make tracks to New Grounds to face second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will be seeking out just their second home win of the season and for fourth place Great Barford now unbeaten in their last 11 outings its a journey to Gold Street to be hosted by eighth place Riseley Sports who are currently on a three game losing run.

Other action comes at Hillgrounds, the venue at which sixth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves winners of their last three home outings entertain fifth place Meltis Albion and at Rectory Road, eleventh place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves unbeaten in their last two home starts receive a visit from twelfth place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will hit the road looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat.

The final action in this division comes at Stockwood Park Athletic Track where ninth place hosts Sundon Park Rangers receive a visit from seventh place Potton Town losers of their last two starts.

In Division Two for current league leaders Clapham Sports it will be a visit to their King George VI Playing Field base by third from bottom of the table Caldecote Reserves who will arrive having lost their last eight games away from their own Harvey Close base. Whilst of the other serious title contenders only third place FC Houghton will enjoy the luxury of a home outing when at Moore Crescent where they have won their last seven games in their current 13 game winning run the visitors are seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports who will be in search of just their second away win of the season.

For fourth place Westoning, still unbeaten on the road and winners of their last eight outings, it’s a trip to Cutler Hammer to face eighth place Kempston Athletic who have won just the three times on home soil all season and for second place Stevington now winners of their last 12 outings including six on the road its a trip to Renhold Playing Field to face second from bottom of the table Renhold United Reserves who are currently on a three game losing home run.

Other action comes at the Hockey Centre, the venue at which eleventh place Bedford United currently without a home win in the last six outings host fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves and at Miller Road, twelfth place Meltis Albion Reserves now on an eight game losing run take on sixth place Wootton Village who will arrive looking to take their current unbeaten away ways up to five games.

The final action in this division taking place at Jubilee Playing Fields, the venue at which bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves look for their first home win of the season when they host ninth place Moggerhanger United who will hit the road having lost six of their last eight outings away from their Horseshoes Close base.

Division Three action will see the top game taking place at Crawley Road, the venue at which third place and still unbeaten on home soil this season Cranfield United Reserves receive a visit from the league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves now winners of their last five outings and unbeaten in their last 10 starts.Whilst at Pirton Playing Fields, second place Lea Sports PSG now on a three game winning run will be in home action against sixth place FC Serbia who will be looking for their third away win on the bounce.

Meantime over at the Bedford Academy, fourth place Atletico Europa following three straight home defeats will be expected to return to winning ways on home soil when visited by bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers now losers of their last four away outings and at Harvey Close its local derby action between second from bottom of the table hosts Caldecote U20 now on a six game losing home run and the visiting tenth place Sandy Reserves who will be looking to repair the damage of two consecutive away defeats.

Other action sees ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A in home action against eleventh place Westoning U20 and in Hillgrounds, eighth place White Eagles now on a three game losing run play hosts to fifth place Clifton losers of their last five away outings.