Bedfordshire League: Ickwell hold early leaders Renhold

Renhold United’s lead at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table is down to a single point after they were held to a 2-2 draw at Ickwell & Old Warden on Saturday.
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Sean Murray scored twice for the home side against United replies via Ben Brown and Wesley Lewis.

Just a point behind in second spot are AFC Oakley M&DH who netted their third consecutive away win with a 2-1 victory at Ampthill Town Reserves, Matt Barnes netting both goals against a Town reply from Philip Matthews.

For third place Shefford Town & Campton it was a 4-0 home win over Elstow Abbey who are still looking for their first away point of the season. Andrew Hayday scored twice alongside single strikes from Sam Welton and Jonnie Stratford to do the damage. All the goals came in the last 20 minutes after the Abbey were reduced to 10 men due to an injury of Aaron Cavill after they had already used their full quota of substitutes.

The biggest winners of the day, and now sitting in fourth, are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who ran out 7-1 winners at bottom of the table Caldecote. Courtney Boughton led the way with a hat-trick supported by goals from Bruno Santos, Tim Clarke, Jack Duxbury and Zdenko Kumas against a lone reply from Tom Wallace. The home side’s misery was made worse by the sending off of Luke Gurney.

Going down for the first time on home soil this season were Cranfield United who were beaten 4-0 by Flitwick Town to give the visitors their first away win of the season. Town’s goals came via Vinicius Doratiotto, Liam Keane, Ritchie Bevan and Josh Reynolds.

The comeback of the day belonged to Sandy. Trailing 2-0 via a brace of goals from Sharnbrook’s Ian Strange with just 20 minutes left to play, they ran out 3-2 winners thanks to a James Hearson hat-trick to climb into the top half of the league table.

Whilst also enjoying life on the road were Marston Shelton Rovers who won 3-1 at Eastcotts AFC. Carl Borromero, Harry Murray and Dale Makiw were the Rovers marksmen against a home own goal in reply.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

The new leaders of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table are Stevington following their 4-0 victory at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. James Bourke, Joe Holyoak, Keiron Souter and Ben Walsh all found the back of the net to do the damage.

Up into second spot are Potton Town who also enjoyed life on the road by winning 5-1 at Meltis Albion. Brad Smith, Chris Moore, James Pyman and Tom Grinstead scored, added to by an own goal to bring up the nap hand, against a lone reply from Albion’s Ashley Drummond.

Dropping off the top spot into third place are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves following their 3-2 home defeat at the hands of Sundon Park Rangers who now trail them just on goal difference in the league standings. Shaka Anderson twice and Chris Mapp were on the Rangers scoresheet against home replies from Taylor Bakogeorge and Anas Bechkoum.

Continuing the theme of away winners were both Ickleford and Westoning. With goals from Colin Standley and Lewis Littlechild, Ickleford were 2-0 winners at AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Westoning ,with two goals from Sam Child plus strikes from Rex Ludlow and Sam Corrie, won 4-3 at Henlow for whom Russell Ayles, Keith Milburn and Sam Crow all found the back of the net.

The lone home winners of the day being Queens Park Crescents who came up with their first win of the season in beating Riseley Sports 3-2, Ayaz Hussain netting twice and Tony Milioti once against Sports replies via Josh Poole and James Cooke.

Leading the way at the head of the Division Two standings are Cranfield United Reserves who retained their perfect record by winning 3-2 at Flitwick Town Reserves. Joe Sames scoring twice and Luke Gray once against home replies from Ben Ralph and Scott Gadsden.

Whilst in second spot and still unbeaten this season are Cople & Bedford SA who won 5-1 at Elstow Abbey Reserves. Daniel Lupton with a brace plus goals from Paul Nigro, Brett Allen and James Munns brought up the nap hand against a lone Abbey reply from Shaun Cafferty.

The biggest winnners of the day were Clapham Sports who claimed their first win of the season with a 6-0 victory at Kempston Athletic. Marko Tobzic and Liam Bolton both netted twice to go with strikes from Nathan O’Halloran and Sam Maddix to do the damage.

There was also a first win of the season for Lea Sports PSG who ran out 2-1 home winners over Kempston Hammers Sports. Sean Dixon and Rhys Holding scored the vital goals against a lone Hammers reply via Chris Greene.

Over at The Hockey Centre, Bedford United and Atletico Europa shared the points from a 2-2 draw. Gary Philipson and Tom Wade were on the United scoresheet against replies from Tadej Jankovic and Kane Alexander.

The other game also ended 2-2 between Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves and Wootton Village to leave both teams still looking for their first league win of the season. Rovers goals came from Dean Clark and Sean McFarland against Village replies via Nick Burraway and Sam Mulvaney.

Division Three

Still 100% for the season and the Division Three league leaders are Wixams who, with a hat-trick from Iain Hall and a single strike from Charlie Battams, ran out 4-2 winners at Wilstead Reserves whose goals came via Ryan Davenport and Sam Ward.

Up into second are Sundon Park Rovers who emerged 3-2 home winners over Caldecote Reserves. Dan Carthew, Shane Roberts and Ravi Jessani converted the Rovers goals against two in reply from Sam Julian who were denied a share of the spoils when Joe Rowley failed to convert from the penalty spot.

Now occupying third spot are White Eagles despite being held to a 2-2 home draw by Shefford Town & Campton A. It was the visitors who struck first after 30 minutes via Jack Lannon but that lead lasted just seven minutes before a superb free kick from Jacek Tereszkiewicz levelled matters for the Eagles.

With the Eagles’ Maciej Czuba given his second yellow card 22 minutes from time it seemed to matter little when Tereszkiewicz with an even better free kick shot his side ahead 10 minutes later until up popped Michael Castle with a peach of a goal two minutes later to give his side a share of the spoils to retain their seasons unbeaten ways.

Winning for the first time this season were Clifton who ran out 4-1 winners at Sandy Reserves. Stuart Kemp, Jonny Cole, Cal McCoy and Adam Norris all found the back of the net against a lone home reply via Kevin Fage.

There were also first wins of the season for both Renhold United Reserves and Dinamo Flitwick. United with four goals from Michael France and a brace from Josh Cowley 6-1 home winners over Meltis Albion Reserves whose lone reply came via Josh St Clair Pierre, whilst the Dinamo ran out 3-0 home victors over AFC Dunton thanks to goals from Ben Hannam, Scott Hannam and Dean Myles.

Division Four

Leading the way at the head of the Division Four league table are Mid Beds Tigers who maintained their perfect record with a 7-3 home victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.

Liam Brophy with a hat-trick was supported by strikes from David Smith, Brad Dennis, Luke Rudd and Tom Smith against Town replies via Jesse Sidhu twice and Tyrone Kelly once.

Now in second spot and still 100% for the season thesmelves are Westoning Reserves who were 11-3 home winners over Henlow Reserves.

Ryan Camp and Martin Murphy both hit hat-tricks, Jake Shawe grabbed a brace and single strikes came from Tyler Copperwheat, Sam Roberts and Ryan Jordan against visitors replies via Sam July twice and Jack Vincent once.

Whilst just goal difference behind and still 100% for the season and in third place are Stevington Reserves who won 3-1 at Caldecote A. Sam Nightingale with a brace plus a single strike from Joe Kvilums only being replied to once by Jack Stagg for the hosts.

Also winning big were Bedford Albion with an 11-1 victory at Lidlington United Sports. Shaun Challi scored eight times, Craig Ford twice and Steve Slater once against a lone home reply via Tom Staples.

Life on the road was also good for Polonia Bedford who won 4-3 at Staughton. Marlan Sobczyk with a brace was joined on the scoresheet by Kamil Guz and Bartosz Sekretarski against home goals from Scott Boswell (2) and Allan Hill once.