Bedfordshire League preview for September 6

Caldecote v Turvey. Picture David Kay. PNL-140309-132643002
Caldecote v Turvey. Picture David Kay. PNL-140309-132643002

Early Bedfordshire League leaders AFC Turvey begin Premier Division life at their new home base of Thurleigh Playing Fields on Saturday when Ickwell & Old Warden pay a vist.

Whilst it’s home encounters in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform for the two clubs who trail them on goal difference, Renhold United at their Playing Field headquarters welcoming Pavenham for whom it will be the opening game of their campaign. Marston Shelton Rovers go into their own Playing Field action against Sandy.

Also still with a 100% record like the top three clubs - albeit after just one game - are Flitwick Town who travel to face still unbeaten Shefford Town & Campton at their new Hitchin Road complex. Whilst at Lodge Road, host Sharnbrook and visitors AFC Oakley M&DH both look to retain their seasons unbeaten ways.

At Sharnbrook Upper School, Eastcotts AFC host Wilstead and at Hurst Grove, Lidlington United Sports face AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.

Talking of Weston Park, that will be the venue at which Wootton Blue Cross go into home FA Vase action against South Midlands League Premier Division side Biggleswade United who, in having progressed two rounds in this season’s FA Cup, will be no easy nut to crack.

In Division One it’s a start to the season for Elstow Abbey who travel to Rectory Road to be hosted by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Whilst for the second week running Marabese Ceramics are involved in the divisio’ns game of the week when they travel to Crawley Road to face Cranfield United.

Also on the road for the second weekend running are Bedford SA who journey to Everton Playing Fields to be hosted by Great Barford and Henlow who are en route to Miller Road and a meeting with Meltis Albion.

Other action comes on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds where AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves host Sundon Park Rangers and at King George VI Playing Fields the new home base for AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves this season who receive a visit from AFC Harlington.

In Division Two, perhaps the game of the day on paper should be the Greenfield Road clash between hosts Westoning and the visitors Clapham Sports as both clubs started out with wins last weekend. You can depend that the locals will be out in force at Wootton Playing Fields for Wootton Village’s home local derby clash with Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves. You would not put money on this game attracting a smaller attendance than the FA Vase action across the road at Weston Park.

Over at the Hockey Centre, Bedford United will be in home action against Moggerhanger United, whilst at the Warren, Elstow Abbey Reserves receive a visit from FC Houghton.

At Stevington Playing Fields home side Stevington will be looking for another home win when called upon by Kempston Hammers Sports, a remark that also applies at Miller Road where Meltis Albion Reserves play hosts to Kempston Con Club Sports.

Down at Cutler Hammer, Renhold United Reserves will be the visitors to face hosts Kempston Athletic and at Jubilee Playing Fields there will be the seeking of their first points of the season for both hosts Wilstead Reserves and visitors Caldecote Reserves.

In Division three it’s home action to kick off both Lea Sports PSG and Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves seasons. PSG at their Pirton Recreation ground headquarters hosting Caldecote U20 for whom its also a seasons start and on The Green, FC Serbia are the visitors to face Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

At the Sandy Academy, Mid Beds Tigers go into home action against Clifton Reserves and just down the road at Bedford Road Recreation ground the visitors to face Sandy Reserves are Dinamo Flitwick.

Other action comes at Horseshoes Close, the venue at which Moggerhanger United Reserves take on White Eagles and at the Bedford Academy where Atletico Europa host Cranfield United Reserves.