Bedfordshire League preview

Preview Saturday 30th April 2011.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 28th April 2011, 11:27 am

With this preview being written ahead of Blunham’s midweek encounter at Dunton, the outcome of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform title could already be known or will it once again this season not be settled until this afternoon’s final round of games.

If Blunham have failed to win at Dunton, the two questions to answer will be,do Blunham require a result at Moggerhanger Playing Fields over arch rivals Caldecote to retain their crown or will they slip up and allow Shefford Town & Campton to overtake them on the last day of the season with a victory from their visit to Hillgrounds where they face AFC Kempston Town?

Also keeping a special eye on the result from Hillgrounds will be Woburn, they travel to Steppingley Road to face hosts Flitwick Town knowing a wrong set of results could condemn them to a bottom two finish and a possible return to Division One football next season.

Other top-flight action comes at Stanbridge Road, the venue for Leighton United’s home encounter with Sharnbrook.Whilst only local pride will be at stake at Renhold Playing Fields where hosts Renhold United receive a visit from Oakley Sports.

With Bedford Hatters having already claimed the Division One crown, their visit to Mowsbury Park to face Bedford Sports Athletic although in effect a dress rehearsal for the clubs meeting six days later in the final of The Centenary Cup,will have nothing riding upon it. A comment that might not be the case at Marston Playing Fields for hosts Marston Shelton Rovers. Should they have done the business and collected all three points at Luton Old Boys in midweek then a victory over Potton Wanderers would see them collect the silver medals for the season rather than their visitors.

Other action in Mowsbury Park brings about a home encounter for FC Meppershall with Sandy.Whilst Luton Old Boys quest to beat the drop could well depend on the outcome of their home game at Chaul End Lane against Caldecote Reserves.

In Division Two, with the league crown having already been collected by Lea Sports PSG, it will mean they will travel to Rectory Road to be hosted by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves still in party mode, leaving most eyes in the promotion stakes being switched to Lidlington United Sports trip to Cutler Hammer where they take on already relegated hosts Kempston Hammers Sports.

There are also big games at the wrong end of the table for Stevington, who journey to face Clifton at Whiston Crescent alongside Marabese Ceramics who host Great Barford at Groveside and Stopsley Park who entertain Bromham United at The Luton Regional Sports Centre.

In Division Three, it could well be party time at Lodge Road for Sharnbrook Reserves who could claim the Division Three title with the right result when they host local rivals M & DH Oakley.That is always assuming Pavenham have done the business in midweek at Cranfield United to take the chase to the wire, otherwise I guess the party is already over.

Today,Pavenham are in Hillgrounds action against Renhold Village, whilst fellow promotion candidates Co-op Sports host Cranfield United Reserves at Solway Way North and Sundon Park Rangers make the journey to Horseshoes Close for a meeting with Dunton Reserves.

Down at the other end of the table, already relegated Caldecote A journey to Jubilee Playing Fields to be hosted by Wilshamstead Reserves.Whilst Flitwick Town Reserves will be looking to avoid being dragged into the drop zone by claiming a result from their Hillgrounds visit to take on Royal Oak Kempston.

In Division Four, for league champions AFC Turvey its a trip to Hillgrounds to take on Eastcotts, where if all has gone according to plan in midweek, a 100% perfect league campaign will be the target.

For the next three clubs in the standings there are home encounters,Goldington in Mowsbury Park action against Lea Sports PSG Reserves, Potton Town taking on bottom of the table Wootton Village at Sunderland Road, whilst at Keysoe Road, Thurleigh receive a visit from Dinamo Flitwick.

The other action of the day being a 4.30pm kick off at Whiston Crescent between hosts Clifton Reserves and their visitors Stewartby Village.Plus at Bedford Road, the venue where Sandy Reserves conclude their season with a visit from Bedford Park Rangers.

The action will then move onto Bank Holiday Monday May 2nd, the sole game of the day coming in Division Two at Renhold Playing Fields where Renhold Village play hosts to Shefford Town & Campton A in a 2.30pm kick off.

Just over 28 hours later on Tuesday evening at Greenfield Road there is Division Two action between hosts Westoning Recreation Club and Elstow Abbey kicking off at 6.30pm before a scheduled round of five games on Wednesday 4th May, all kicking off at 6.30pm .

In Division Two, Cutler Hammer is the venue for Kempston Hammers Sports home clash with Kings AFC.Whilst at Pirton Recreation Ground, league champions Lea Sports PSG receive a visit from Great Barford.

Leaving the Division Three action to be a programme of three games, Renhold Village back in action at their Playing Field Headquarters against Cranfield United Reserves, just down the road at Oakley Playing Fields, M & DH Oakley take on Wilshamstead Reserves.Whilst at Greenfield Road, Westoning Recreation Club Reserves entertain Pavenham.