Shefford Town & Campton go top of Bedfordshire League

Caldecote v Marston Shelton Rovers.
Caldecote v Marston Shelton Rovers.

We have new leaders at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table in the shape of Shefford Town & Campton after they made it seven wins on the bounce with a 4-2 victory at Sharnbrook.

Andy Hayday saw his two goals added to via an own goal and a Michael Jones penalty against home replies via Leon Taylor and Shaun Barnett.

Losing out on that top spot were Renhold United after they lost their 100% ways when beaten 2-1 at home by an Ickwell & Old Warden side who were thus ending a three game losing run. The returning to the club Zak Rowe and new signing Ryan Ellingham netted the vital goals against a United reply from Jason Allison.

AFC Oakley M&DH remain in third spot despite losing 2-1 at Eastcotts AFC who are now up into seventh after taking their unbeaten ways up to four games. Jack Bloodworth and Kaylen Wilson were on their scoresheet against a lone reply from Alex Liburd.

Oakley held onto that third spot due to Marston Shelton Rovers losing their unbeaten away ways when beaten 4-3 at Caldecote who were winning for the first time in seven starts. Tom Wallace with a brace plus Conor Smith and Glen Renforth were on the home scoresheet against Rovers replies from Jamie Cerminara twice and David Thompson.

All this allowed Flitwick Town to inch within two points of them both after they won 4-3 at bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Jim Lewis netted twice alongside single strikes from Mark Skidmore and Callum Jones against United replies via a brace from Julian Wilson and a goal for Ben Marwood.

Also enjoying life on the road were AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who retained their unbeaten away ways with a 2-1 win at Wootton Blue Cross, Alex Russell and Paul Obuch netting the goals to do the damage against one in reply from Phil Matthews.

For Sandy the search for their first home win of the season continues after they were held to a 2-2 draw by AFC Turvey who despite not having won any of their last eight outings can still boast they are still unbeaten on the road this season.Tom Burton and Jahrome Mullings netting for the home side against replies via Andrew Latimer and Adam Jackson.

However for Pavenham there was a first home win of the season with a 2-1 victory over Wilstead. James Owen netting both the goals against a lone reply from Colin Marshall.

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 wins for the top three clubs. For league leaders Henlow it was a retention of their 100% home record and unbeaten record with a 9-1 win over Meltis Albion. Anthony Bowskill leading the way with a hat-trick and supported by a brace from Russell Ayles plus single strikes from George Kiely, Matthew Rumbelow, Keith Milburn and James Campbell against a lone Albion reply via Asa Garlick.

Whilst second place Elstow Abbey retained their own seasons 100% away record by winning 13-0 at bottom of the table Brache Sparta. Danny Pilgrim netting six times, Aaron Cavill twice to go with single goals for Matt Poulton, Jason Harrison, Ryan Grant, Jhey Tompkins and Dom Parrella.

Yet perhaps the result of the day belonged to third place Cranfield United who ended fourth place Sundon Park Rangers’ unbeaten home record for the season with a 5-1 victory.Jordan Appleton netting all five goals against a lone Rangers reply via Matt Conway.

Losing out on their 100% away ways were fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who were beaten 3-2 at Bedford SA who duly collected their first home points of the season. Dominic Andrews, James Munns and Ashley Banton on the home scoresheet against Town replies via Elliot West and Humerto Ubonazo. Whilst Great Barford are now up into sixth spot after wining 4-0 at Queens Park Crescents. David Mulvhill with a brace seeing his goals added to by Michael Pickard and Chris Huckle.

Also enjoying life on the road with their first away win of the season were Riseley Sports who ran out 3-1 winners at bottom of the table AFC Harlington. James Cook, Mark Darlow and James Bowen netted the goals against a lone home reply via Stephen Garner.

Elsewhere Shefford Town & Campton Reserves extended their unbeaten ways to four games with a 2-0 home win over Potton Town thanks to goals from Ross Earl and Joe Lewis. Whilst Marabese Ceramics are still in search of their first home win of the season after being held to a 2-2 draw by AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Ricky Bruniges and Lewis Littlechild on the Tilermen scoresheet against replies via Daniel Bentley and Ian Scott.

Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Second Round

There are just just two giant killing acts to report from an afternoon where results went mainly to form.

They came from Cranfield United Reserves who netted a 4-3 penalty shoot-out win at Meltis Albion Reserves after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 2-2. Josh St Clair Pierre and Lewis Aitkin on the Albion scoresheet against a brace in reply for Daniel Mclaren.Whilst FC Serbia were 4-2 home winners over Caldecote Reserves. Milan Marusk netting all four goals against replies via Rhys Parker and Nicky Albone.

The biggest winners of the day were Stevington who ran out 9-1 victors at Wilstead Reserves Joe Holyoke and Kieran Souter both netting hat-tricks to go with goals from Aaron Fletcher, Ben Souter and Sam Nightingale against a lone Ryan Davenport reply.

There were 4-0 home wins for both FC Houghton and Westoning. Houghton, with two goals from Sam Martin plus strikes from Lawrence Taylor and Mark Doran, saw off Renhold United Resrves and Westoning ,with a brace from Tom Cooksley plus goals from Glen Cooksley and Ben Dashwood, beat Atletico Europa.

For Bedford United it was a 4-3 home win over Luton District & South Beds League FC Polonia with Jamaal Dixon and Aaron Perrett both grabbing braces and for Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves it was a 3-2 home win over Clifton. Gary Russon netting twice and Carl Boremeo once against replies via Jack Brown and Callum McCoy.

Elsewhere, Moggerhanger United and Shefford Town & Campton A both grabbed 2-1 home wins. United with strikes from Lee Adams and Luke Rudd beating Wootton Village 2-1 for whom Sam Mulvaney netted and Town with goals from Dean Linsell and Scott Frusciante seeing off White Eagles whose reply came from Cygan Rafak.

Meantime, Caldcote U20 are in the hat for the third round draw following a 7-6 penalty shoot-out win at Luton District & South Beds League Square A after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 1-1 with Jamie Richardson on the Caldecote scoresheet. Yet for Kempston Hammers Sports it was a 3-2 penalty shoot-out defeat at Sporting St James after 90 minutes played had seen the sides level at 4-4.Jimmy Grandidge twice plus David Havil and Chris Greene on the Hammers scoresheet.

Like the Hammers also ending their cup hopes against Luton District & South Beds League opposition were Clapham Sports who were beaten 4-0 at Caddington Rangers Reserves.

Joining all those winners in the third round hat without having to kick a ball will be Kempston Athletic after Westoning U20 failed to raise a side to travel to meet them. FC Spandit Reserves after Mid Beds Tigers pulled out of their tie late on Saturday morning and Elstow Abbey Reserves following the demise of Kempston Con Club earlier in the week.

Division Three

Flitwick Town Reserves remain unbeaten on home soil this season and now up into second spot on the league table following their 4-3 win over Sandy Reserves. Kevin Higby netting twice alongside single goals from Ollie Banfield and Benn Ward against replies via Chris Gregory, Rob Wilson and Anthony Roberts.

Elsewhere, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves jumped up into fifth spot following their 2-1 home win over Lea Sports PSG. Mio Plater and Marko Tobdzic netting the goals against a PSG reply from Ryan Durrant.