Bedfordshire Football League preview

The centre of attention for Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs this weekend falls upon the opening round ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy.

Thursday, 7th October 2010, 5:33 pm

The tie of the round could perhaps well come at Harvey Close, where Caldecote will be taking on current trophy holders Crawley Green who ply their trade in The Molten Spartan South Midlands League Division One.Also having home advantage against Molten Spartan South Midlands League Division One opposition are Leighton United who will be hosts at Stanbridge Road to Ampthill Town.

For Sharnbrook and Flitwick Town it’s trips on the road to Spartan South Midlands League Division One clubs.Town in search of McMullen Park, where they face Bedford,whilst Sharnbrook make their way across the county to Creasey Park and a meeting with AFC Dunstable.

Also hitting the road are Dunton,their destination being Tenby Drive and a meeting with Spartan South Midlands League Division Two outfit Kent Athletic.

Journey’s on the road are also required from Biggleswade United Reserves and Woburn to take on Hereward Teamwear United Counties League Division One opponents. United heading to Hillgrounds to face AFC Kempston Rovers,while Woburn travel to Weston Park to take on Wootton Blue Cross.

The final three ties being all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs.At Moggerhanger Playing Fields, Blunham will host AFC Kempston Town.At Houghton Conquest Playing Fields, Wilshamstead take on Southill Alexander, whilst Arlesey Town Reserves hit the road to Oakley Playing Fields to be hosted by Oakley Sports.

Division One league action sees the game of the day coming at Miller Road, where fourth in the table Meltis Albion receive a visit from league leaders Potton Wanderers. Any slip up by The Wanderers would give Marston Shelton Rovers the opportunity to top the table should they preserve their seasons 100% record when called upon at their Marston Playing Fields headquarters by Sandy.

If Luton Old Boys are to lift themselves off the bottom of the league standings then all three points are required from their home encounter with Blunham Reserves at Chaul End Lane.Plus, a defeat is essential for Brache Sparta Community Reserves when they travel to face FC Meppershall in Mowsbury Park.

For Henlow,after six straight away games to commence their season,it’s home Groveside action against a Bedford Sports Athletic side that will hit the road in search of it’s first away point/points of the season.

The final game in this section coming at Hillgrounds, the venue where AFC Kempston Town Reserves look for their first home point/points of the campaign when paid a visit by Caldecote Reserves.

After last weekends ties in the Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup,its a return to league action for the lower division clubs.In Division Two, league leaders Arlesey Social Galacticos will be defending their seasons unbeaten ways when they host local rivals Shefford Town & Campton Reserves, the visitors making the short journey looking to halt a run of two straight away defeats.

Any slip up by The Social however would give Clifton a chance to top the table come 5pm, all that is required is their fifth league win on the bounce when fourth place Elstow Abbey come calling at Whiston Crescent. Abbey however will be no pushover having won their last three away league games.

For third place Queens Park Crescents, it’s also a trip on the road,their destination being Greenfield Road and a meeting with Westoning Recreation Club who themselves seek to extend their home unbeaten ways to four games.

It’s local derby time for Bromham United, who you would fancy to collect the full three points on offer when second from bottom of the table Kings AFC come calling.

The only team below Kings AFC in the standings are Kempston Hammers Sports.They head to Mowsbury Park and a meeting with Marabese Ceramics, where they just might yet collect their first point/points of the season.

Also hitting the road with confidence of collecting points are Lidlington United Sports and Lea Sports PSG.United heading to face a Great Barford side that has lost it’s last four league outings. Whilst Lea Sports PSG look to extend their unbeaten away ways to four games when they visit third from the bottom of the table Stevington.

The days final game in this section coming at The Bedford Hockey Centre,the venue for Harpur FC game with Stopsley Park.Park on the travel looking to end a two game losing away run against a Harpur side that is now unbeaten in its last three home outings.

The stand out fixture in division three comes at Lodge Road, where third in the table Sharnbrook Reserves take on league leaders Pavenham,both teams going into the fixture with proud 100% records for the campaign.

The club squeezed between them in the standings are M & DH Oakley, and it will be a major surprise if they do not retain their own 100% perfect record when they hit the road to Digswell Playing Fields to take on bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A.

For the only other two division three sides without a league win to their name this season, its trips on the road.Riseley Sports making their way to Harvey Close to take on Caldecote A. Whilst Wilshamstead Reserves face an even tougher task with a visit to Solway Road and a meeting with Co-op Sports.

Other action coming at Steppingley Road, where Flitwick Town Reserves look to end a two game losing run when they host Cranfield United Reserves.At Renhold Playing Fields, where hosts Renhold Village look for home win number three on the bounce against Westoning Recreation Club Reserves.Plus in Hillgrounds, the venue for Royal Oak Kempston’s home encounter with Dunton Reserves.

The highlight of the Division Four fixture list comes at Stonefields, where 100% for the season league leaders AFC Turvey take on second place Goldington.

For third place Thurleigh, its a home game at Keysoe Road against Goldington Hammers.Where you would expect them to collect the full three points,a comment that also applies to fourth place Eastcotts who host Clifton Reserves at Hillgrounds.

Action in Mowsbury Park,brings about a home game for Bedford Park Rangers against a Stewartby Village side that is yet to win on the road this season. Whilst Kempston Athletic head for Pirton Recreation Ground to face Lea Sports PSG Reserves seeking their opening point of any kind this campaign.

Over in Wootton Playing Fields,Wootton Village, losers of their opening two home games of the season take on Sandy Reserves, who remarkably for a side that sit second from bottom in the league standings, travel to maintain their perfect 100% away record for the season.

The day’s final action taking place at Hinksley Recreation Ground,the venue where Dinamo Flitwick host Potton Town.