Renhold United took full advantage of AFC Oakley being in cup action to climb back onto the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform by winning 2-1 at Shefford Town & Campton.
Jason Allison and Wesley Lewis netted the vital goals against one in reply from Town’s Chris Clark.
Whilst with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College also having the afternoon off now sitting third in the league are Flitwick Town who retained their 100% home record in recording their sixth win on the bounce with a 3-1 victory over Pavenham, Vinicius Doratiotto with a brace and Callum Jones netting the goals against a lone reply from Tom Rodger.
The biggest win of the day belonged to fifth place Ampthill Town Reserves who are now unbeaten in their last eight outings after running out 6-0 home winners over second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey for whom it was an eighth consecutive league defeat. Phil Matthews netted twice and was joined on the scoresheet by an own goal plus strikes from Ian Buckingham, Martin Pell and Joe O’Donnell.
Whilst for sixth place Wilstead it was league win number five on the bounce via a 4-0 home victory over Cranfield United. Jim Struthers with a brace plus Colin Marshall and Jim Struthers netting the goals.
Elsewhere for Sharnbrook it was away win number one of the season with a 3-2 victory at Marston Shelton Rovers, Louis Green, David Mulvihill and Joel Ives on their scoresheet against Rovers replies via Jamie Cerminara and Harry Murray.
Whilst winning for the first time on home soil this season were Caldecote who ran out 2-0 winners over bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who have now lost all of their last 11 league outings. Tom Wallace with a goal in each half did the damage.
Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy Round Two
Last season’s beaten finalists AFC Oakley M&DH made their exit from this seaso’ns competition when beaten 5-4 at home by South Midlands League side Kent Athletic who will now visit Ickwell & Old Warden at the Quarter-Final stage in a month’s time. Andrew Latimer with a hat-trick and Robbie Alder netted the M&DH goals to no avail.
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 home wins for the top two clubs.
For leaders Sundon Park Rangers it was a retention of their 100% home record and unbeaten run with a 5-1 victory over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Shaka Anderson and Nash Bennett both netted twice, joined on the scoresheet by Matt Conway to bring up the nap hand against a lone Town reply via Jon Ranson.
Whilst second place Stevington also retained their 100% home record when beating AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves 4-3. Reece Williams, Kieran Souter, Torn Roberts and Ben Walsh saw their goals replied to by Daniel Glos, Ashley Phelan and Owen Leyton.
Down at the other end of the table Henlow successfully moved off of the bottom of the standings with their first home win of the season in beating the previously unbeaten away from home Meltis Albion 3-1, Matt Wilson with a brace and Sam Crow seeing their goals only replied to once by Dan Taylor for the Albion.
This victory now leaving AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves in the bottom spot and Henlow also above Potton Town who were beaten for the sixth consecutive outing when losing 4-2 at Riseley Sports. Mark Darlow, Jake Hislop, Jack Healy and Adam Poole were the home marksmen against Town replies from Chris Moore and Jack Lenham.
Now unbeaten in their last three home outings are Houghton Athletic following their 2-1 victory over Queens Park Crescents. Jordan Thomas netting both the goals against one in reply from Shazad Sattar.
The Westoning v Ickleford game at Greenfield Road was waterlogged off.
Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Second Round
AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves will now journey and face Luton District & South Beds League side YP Community in Round Three following their 3-0 home win over Stotfold U21. Daniel Mattin, Aaran Chaplin and Abdoulay Diallo all found the back of the net.
Cranfield United Reserves’ lead at the head of the Division Two is now down to three points after they lost their 100% ways by being held to a 3-3 home draw by Bedford United. Phil Distin twice and Tom Parker were on the home scoresheet against replies via a Simon Wade brace and Kian Marashi.
Just those three points behind are Cople & Bedford SA who remain 100% at home this season after netting a 7-0 win over second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers, Ollie Hughes and Daniel Lupon both netting hat-tricks alongside a single strike from Kieran Wills.
However just goal difference behind in third spot are Lea Sports PSG who ran out 5-4 winners at third from bottom of the table Kempston Athletic. Jordan Yearwood and Ryan Darby both netted twice and Joe Hennem once to bring up the nap hand against Athletic replies via Gavin Matthews twice plus Richie Andrews and Troy Bossendorfe.
For fifth place Clapham Sports it was a retention of their 100% home ways with a 3-2 victory over the previously unbeaten away from home Flitwick Town Reserves. Glen Tumulty was the lone destroyer with all three goals against Town’s replies via Ben Ralphs and Dean Gadsden.
Whilst sixth place Atletico Europa returned to winning ways with a 3-1 home victory over Wootton Village. Shah Rahman, Daniel Green and Serge Kadji on their scoresheet against a lone Village reply via Jay Rogers.
With league leaders Wixams having their game called off when Meltis Albion Reserves failed to raise a side to host them at Miller Road their lead at the head of division three is now down to four points after Sundon Park Rovers took their unbeaten ways up to seven games and retained their unbeaten away ways by sharing the spoils in a 3-3 draw at Renhold United Reserves who were duly losing their seasons 100% home record.
Achland Howes, Craig Barnes and Daniel Longalonga were the Rovers marksmen against United replies via Michael France, Nathan France and JP Stribling.
For third place Dinamo Flitwick it was a 4-1 win at Shefford Town & Campton A. Dean Myles scored a brace and was joined on the scoresheet by Dale Goldie and Callum Phillips against one in reply from Jonathan Folly. Whilst fourth place AFC Dunton are still unbeaten on home soil after running out 5-1 winners over Caldecote Reserves. Dean Hill with a hat-trick was joined on the scoresheet by a Tony Norman penalty and a strike from James Gauge to bring up the nap hand against a lone visitors reply from Adam Legate.
Now in fifth are White Eagles who won 4-3 at Clifton, Jacek Tereszkiewicz with a brace plus single goals from Karimerz Orzechowski and Alkadivsz Boruch outscoring home replies from Dale Houghton, Callum McCoy and Stuart Kemp.
Whilst following six straight defeats Sandy Reserves recorded their first home win of the season with a 3-1 victory over Wilstead Reserves to lift themselves off of the bottom of the league at the expense of Meltis Albion Reserves. Aiden London with a brace plus Kevin Fage scored the goals to do the damage against a lone reply from Callum Evans.
Mid Beds Tigers remain 100% for the season and three points clear at the head of division four after going nap with a 5-0 home win over third place Stevington Reserves. However things were not as easy as the scoreline suggests as with an hour played the game was still all square at 0-0. Then up stepped Liam Brophy to open the scoring and within 60 seconds Tomas-Lee Smith had made it 2-0. When Brophy netted goal number three 15 minutes from time it was game over, Brophy striking again in the 85th and 86th minutes to bring his personal tally for the afternoon up to four.
For second place Polonia Bedford it was a 3-2 home defeat at the hands of fourth place Caldecote A. Jack Stagg with a brace and Paul Rannow were on the winner’s scoresheet against home replies via Piotr Armata and Marian Sozczyk.
Whilst still moving ever closer to the top of the table are fifth place Bedford Albion who made it four wins on the bounce with a 5-2 home victory over Flitwick Town A. Jake Brown with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Shaun Challi, Josh Emmerton and Daniel Jeffries to bring up the nap hand against Town replies via Ben Stones and Robbie Simpkins.
Just goal difference behind the Albion in sixth place are Westoning Reserves who were 6-1 winners at bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Sam Roberts led the way with a hat-trick supported by single goals from Sam Childs, Tom Cooksley and Josh Arthur-Kent against a lone strike from United’s John Webber.
Whilst seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A were 6-4 home winners over Henlow Reserves. John Hislop and Jake Duxberry both netted twice to go with single goals from Jack Connelly and Chris Greenwood against visiting replies from Andy Harvey twice plus Robbie Angel and Peter Godden.