Supreme take over Sunday League’s top spot
In the Premier Division clash between leaders Meltis Mexicans and London Road Supreme, it’s the latter side who go top of the table following a 2-0 win. Despite missing key players through injury, London Road set out their stall and rushed into a two goal lead within the first 30 minutes both coming from Scott Joseph.
Elsewhere in the division, Haynes earned a welcome two points after beating Lawson Park Rangers 4-1 away from home. Oakley and Atletico shared the points in their game after a 1-1 draw which is not a disaster for Atletico being as Meltis Mexicans lost both points against London Road Supreme.
Atletico’s hopes for the title are still very real as they have yet to lose a game and still have a mathematical chance of pipping the Mexicans.
It was a hard, even match at Oakley where the home team took the lead through Alex Woolston who did a skilful juggle of the ball before rifling it into the net.
Atletico had more of the play in the second half and were rewarded with their goal from their man of the match, Craig Damon, who drove in a volley from the edge of the penalty box.
In the other match, Queensmen beat bottom club Esquires 5-3. Esquires took the lead but Queensmen soon equalised through Liam McClurg. Then further goals were added by Steve Goodridge and Chris King.
In the second half Esquires rattled in two more goals to bring the score level at three/ three, but more goals from Carl Ramsey and Danny Hollis secured the win for Queens.
The new competition for the league, the Under 21 League Cup, reached the quarter-finals stage this week. Shefford Saints are going well in the division and continued their winning ways against Watling Youth at Leagrave Park.
Shefford took the lead after 12 minutes when Scott Frusciante lashed in a goal from the left. The Watling keeper had to make some fine saves from a lively Saints attack who seven minutes before the break scored a second to give them some breathing space. Jordan Ainslie put in the cross and Ryan Dobson headed in firmly.
In the second half, Watling came into the game a little more and Dan Lambeth scored for 2-1 with a deflected shot. But a minute later Jordan Ainslie made it 3-1 only for Watling to score again as Kai Pen got through the Shefford defence. But Sam James and Ryan Dobson made it safe at 5-2 to book a semi-final.
In the same competition, Barton Rovers beat Brickhill Wanderers ‘A’ 3-1 while Brickhill Wanderers ‘B’ lost 2-1 to Leighton Corinthian Seniors
The Beds FA Sunday Junior Cup had four games involving Sunday League clubs. GNG Tigers enjoyed success against Leaside after extra time and penalties, the Tigers winning the shoot out 5-4 while Dunton Sunday beat Clay Pipe Leighton 3-0.
However both Kempston Hammers and Wootton Wanderers both went out after defeats at Hockliffe Lions and Celtic SC Luton Reserves respectively.
There was only one game played in Division One with Old Hastingsburians and Harrold & Carlton drawing 1-1 while in Division Two leaders Mowsbury Athletic beat Eagle Heating 3-1 while Renhold were surprisingly beaten 3-2 by Houghton Conquest.
M & DH Clapham remain unbeaten in Division Three after beating third placed Mile Road Casuals 2-1. Old Boys and Bedford Allsters shared six goals in their match while Gardeners Arms (Biggleswade) are getting very close to the bottom two after their 4-1 home defeat to Bedford Panthers.
Grafton Celtics expectedly beat bottom Dunton Reserves 5-1 to remain in second place, a point behind leaders Clapham, while Wells Stars are also in danger after a 5-1 defeat at home to Flitwick Eagles.
There is a three-way tie at the top of Division Four after Rose Biggleswade lost 4-1 at Shillington Pirates while Bedford Cupids go top after beating Goldington Rangers 3-1.
Elsewhere Santaniello’s beat Bedford Albion 4-2 to take third spot while BMC and Bellini’s both lost in their games against Bird in Hand Lower Stondon and Oakley Reserves respectively and are now in the basement area and in desperate need of some points.
The top of the Fifth Division is becoming very familiar with Westoning hanging on to their one hundred percent record after eleven games. This week they beat Oakley Wanderers 2-0.
Sir William Peel Sandy came a cropper losing 4-2 at home to AF Mato but the Peelers remain in third place behind Blackbirds Flitwick who didn’t play.
Bedford Old Boys’ 3-2 win over Salento put the Boys in fourth spot and on the same number of points as Sir William Peel.
Alfa Oakley beat Shillington Reserves 2-0 while Sandy Titans will be annoyed at dropping a point against bottom club AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.
This Sunday it’s the quarter-finals of the three League Cup competitions while there will also be a number of league fixtures including three scheduled Under 21 games.
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