Bedfordshire League: Caldecote move back to top

Caldecote are now back on top of the Bedfordshire League following their 4-2 home win over title rivals Oakley Sports M&DH on Saturday.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 7th March 2013, 1:00 pm
Clifton Reserves
Clifton Reserves

All the goals in this Premier League supported by Sportsform match came in the second half, Tom Cookman with a hat-trick and a strike from Kai Griffiths-Shilton winning the day for the hosts against replies from Mark Smith and Shaun Barnett.

Now in third spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College after they won 2-1 at Arlesey Town Reserves who had previously held that bronze medal spot. Again all the goals came in the second period, Daniel Bailey and Martin Ivy on the scoresheet for the winners to chalk up their third away win on the bounce against a home reply from Tyler Prince.

Also winning their third away game on the bounce were now fifth place Ickwell & Old Warden, for them it was a 6-2 victory at second from bottom of the table Sharnbrook. Lee Threadgold with a hat-trick, Andrew Vallom with a brace plus a strike from Matthew McCartney only being replied to by goals from Jordan Baxter and James Whitmore.

However, it was a red letter day for bottom of the table Bedford Sports Athletic who gained their first league win of the season from a 2-1 victory at Flitwick Town. Lewis English and Martin Danobrega netting the vital goals against a lone reply from Martin Byrne.

Elsewhere, Wilshamstead saw their six game unbeaten run ended with a 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Lidlington United Sports. Alex Burrows and Chris Roberts both netting twice, whilst the home reply came courtesy of an own goal.

Also enjoying life on the road were Marston Shelton Rovers, for them it was a 2-1 victory at Renhold United. Following a goalless opening period, Serge Kadji shot United in front before strikes from Lee Dudley and Stuart Kelly won the day for the Rovers.

The scheduled game between AFC Biggleswade and Bedford Hatters being postponed after the Hatters failed to raise a side.

Division One

Shillington remain two points clear at the head of the division one league table after a lone goal from Phil Bright was enough to earn them the full three points with a 1-0 win at bottom of the table AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Whilst second place Leighton United retained their seasons unbeaten away ways and extended their current unbeaten run up to nine games with a 4-1 win at Sandy.Kevin Hilton netting twice alongside Luke Dolan and Daryl Smith against a lone home reply from David Gill.

Elsewhere, third place Pavenham returned to winning ways for the first time in five outings with a 4-1 victory at second from bottom of the table Kings AFC. James Owen the sole destroyer by netting all four goals against a lone home reply from Oli Plested.

Also enjoying life on the road with their first away win in six outings were Caldecote Reserves who won 3-0 at Brickhill Tigers. Aaron Kersy netting twice and Neil Giles once. Whilst Luton Boys took their unbeaten ways up to seven games with a 1-0 victory at Elstow Abbey, Alex McDade netting the lone goal in the 86th minute and The Abbey failing to share the spoils after Jason Harrison missed from the penalty spot just a minute from time.

Bucking the trend and netting the divisions only home win of the day were Shefford Town & Campton Reserves with a 2-0 victory over Henlow. Simon Castle and Sam Amosh netting the goals.

Division Two

There are no changes at the head of the division two league table following wins for the leading three clubs. For league leaders Sundon Park Rangers it was win number five on the bounce via a 1-0 home win over bottom of the table Meltis Albion, John Saunders netting the vital goal. Whilst second place Goldington ran out 4-1 winners at Stopsley Park, Brian Day with a brace and strikes from Antony Plaiter and Justin Muircraft only being replied to once by Park’s Andy Randell and third place Marabese Ceramics extended their unbeaten ways up to 10 games with a 2-0 home win over Cranfield United Reserves. Arin Fehmi netting both goals to drop United in the league standings into fifth place spot after Eastcotts AFC climbed above them by taking their unbeaten ways up to nine games with a 2-0 victory at Westoning thanks to a brace of goals from Ciaran Alexander.

Meantime, Queens Park Crescents netted their fourth away win on the bounce and took their unbeaten ways up to six games by winning 4-3 at St Joseph Reserves. Fabio Satter, Ayaz Hussain, Mohammed Zahar and Zain Riast on the Crescents scoresheet against home replies from Mark Blower, Colm O’Boyle and David McLeod.

Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Semi-Finals

The 2012-13 Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup final at Potton United on Friday April 26th will be between Bromham United and Woburn Athletic after they both won their semi-final ties away from home. United with goals from Reuben Hukin, Dave Baxter, Darren Payne and Ben Robinson running out 4-3 winners at Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves for whom Jordan Wright, Jason Angol and Ray Patrickson netted. Whilst the Safari Boys won 4-1 at Great Barford, Martin Holland with a brace plus strikes from Daniel McClaren and Lewis Murray only being replied to by Stefan Wilson for the home side.

Division Three

Potton Town remain on top of the division three league table after they took their unbeaten ways up to seven games with a 6-1 home victory over Kempston Hammers Sports.Jamie Hutchinson, Charlie Seward, Chris Moore, Jesse Mayo, Brad Smith and James Day all finding the back of the net against a lone Hammers reply from Daniel Havil.

For second place Riseley Sports it was a 3-2 home win over Stevington, James Law, Alex Clipston and Greg Moska on their scoresheet against a brace in reply from Ben Walsh. Whilst third place Clifton kept the pressure on the top two by winning 7-2 at bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers, Tony Norman leading the way with five goals alongside strikes from Ricky Aris and Greg King against Rangers replies via an own goal and Shaun Finlay.

Meantime, second from bottom of the table Royal Oak Kempston were losing home game number six on the bounce when beaten 3-2 by Westoning Reserves. Nick Willis, Steve Garner and Alex Barnwell on the visitors scoresheet against home replies from David Minney and Lorenzo Jordan.

Elsewhere, Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves lost their fourth home game on the bounce when beaten 3-0 by Renhold United Reserves.Justin Patterson with a brace and Delroy Phillps netting the goals. Whilst its now over 180 minutes since the Horseshoes Close faithful saw a goal after Dunton played out their second consecutive home 0-0 draw against Wilshamstead Reserves.

Division Four

Bedford Panthers remain five points clear at the head of the division four league table after romping to an 11-1 home win over Caldecote A, Tom Wade leading the way with four goals alongside hat-tricks from Aaron Perrett and Michael Bailey and a single strike from Simon Wade.The lone reply coming from the penalty spot via Ryan Ambrose.

For second place Elstow Abbey Reserves it was a 6-1 away win at Shefford Town & Campton A, Aiden Powell with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Sean Hendry, Kaylen Wilson, Alan Stupple and Lewis Aitken against a lone home reply from Dan Cullerton. Whilst third place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves were also hitting it big to make it seven home wins on the bounce by beating Dinamo Flitwick 10-1.Ben Greenwood netting four times, Sam Scaney a hat-trick, Jake Cullum a brace and Joe Sames a single from the penalty spot. The lone reply coming from Jake Taylor.

Elsewhere, fourth place Kempston Athletic took their unbeaten home ways up to seven games with a 2-0 win over Dunton Reserves thanks to strikes from Gavin Matthews and Gary Whitbread. Whilst for fifth place Clifton Reserves it was a 3-0 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves, all the goals coming in the opening half via Joe Marshall, Harry Fisher and George Harris.

The scheduled game between Wootton Village and Sandy Reserves was postponed after the visitors failed to raise a side.