Bedfordshire League preview: January 31

Caldecote U20  v FC Serbia Bedford. PNL-150127-133926002
Caldecote U20 v FC Serbia Bedford. PNL-150127-133926002

Firm title favourites and current leaders Renhold make tracks for Sharnbrook Upper School looking to preserve their 100% away record against Eastcotts AFC on Saturday.

Of United’s serious title rivals for the Premier Division supported by Sportsform title, for fourth place Flitwick Town now unbeaten in their last nine starts it’s a trip to Bedford Road Recreation Ground to play Sandy.

Fifth place Marston Shelton Rovers, now unbeaten in their last four away outings, make tracks to Weston Park and local derby action against sixth place Wootton Blue Cross who are currently on a six game unbeaten run.

Both sides knowing only the full three points will do if they are to remain in the championship chase come the final whistle.

The other duo still living in hope are AFC Oakley M&DH and Shefford Town & Campton. Of the pair you would expect third place AFC Oakley M&DH to pick up all three points when at their Chuch Lane base they welcome 12th place Wilstead.

Second place Shefford Town & Campton, now without an away win since winning at Renhold United at the backend of November and losers of their last three, head for a Harvey Close outing against third from bottom of the table Caldecote.

Down at the other end of the table second from bottom Ickwell & Old Warde,n winners of their last three games, will be in home action on The Green looking for their third home win on the bounce against the visiting seventh place Sharnbrook who are still looking for their first win of 2015. Whilst 11th place Pavenham head for a Hillgrounds outing against the hosting tenth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who will be searching out just their second home win of the season.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action will see leaders Elstow Abbey looking to take their home unbeaten ways at the Warren up to seven when sixth place Potton Town, now on a three game winning run, come calling.

Whilst for second place Henlow beaten just the once on the road this season its a tricky looking trip to New Grounds to face second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who go in search of just their second home win of the season.

Also hitting the road will be both of the other serious title contenders, third place Cranfield United now on a seven game winning run incuding winning the last four on the road heading for a Miller Road showdown against the hosting fifth place Meltis Albion who will be in search of their fourth home win on the bounce.

Whilst fourth place Great Barford now unbeaten in their last 11 league starts make tracks for an Ickleford Playing Field outing against the hosting bottom of the table Marabese Ceramics who are yet to win on home soil this season.

Other action comes at Cople Playing Fields where 12th place Bedford SA look to improve their poor home form which as seen them win just the twice this season against the visiting eighth place Riseley Sports whose away record shows just one victory on the road all season.

In Allen Park, tenth place Queens Park Crescents look to repair the damage of two consecutive league defeats when called upon by eleventh place AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will be hoping to end their run of four games without a win which has seen them drop into the bottom half of the league table.

The final game in this section comes at Stockwood Park Athletic Track, the venue at which ninth place hosts Sundon Park Rangers take on third from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have lost their last four away games.

In Division Two the game of the day takes place at Moore Crescent being the venue at which fourth place hosts FC Houghton now on a 12 game winning run receive a visit from fellow championship contenders and second place Stevington who will arrive winners of their last 11 league outings of which six came on the road.

Whilst with Westoning sitting the afternoon out the other club in the championship mix, Clapham Sports, the current league leaders and now winners of their last nine starts play hosts at King George VI Playing Fields to second from bottom of the table Bedford United.

Down at the other end of the table, basement side Wilstead Reserves still without a win to their name this season play hosts at Jubilee Playing Fields to seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports who have been beaten just the three times on the road in league action this season.

For 12th place Caldecote Reserves, now losers of their last eight league outing,s away from their Harvey Close base its a trip to Horseshoes Close to face eighth place Moggerhanger United who have been beaten just the twice on home soil all season.

Other action comes at Cutler Hammer where the hosting ninth place Kempston Athletic now losers of their last three league outinga receive a visit from eleventh place Meltis Albion Reserves who have not won on the road since successful back in mid-October at Wootton Village and at Marston Playing Fields, third from bottom of the table hosts Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves go into local derby action against fifth place Elstow Abbey Reserves side whose away record thus far shows just one defeat from eight outings.

The final action in this section comes at Renhold Playing Fields where tenth place hosts Renhold United Reserves now without a home win since late November take on sixth place Wootton Village who will be looking to take their unbeaten away league ways up to five games.

In Division Three ,unlike in the three divisions above, perhaps as many as half of the sides are still realistically in with a chance of promotion if perhaps current second place Cranfield United Reserves are now the firm favourites to lift the league crown.

For them this weekend it’s home Crawley Road action where they remain unbeaten this season against the visiting eleventh place Sandy Reserves. Whilst current league leaders Lea Sports PSG winners of their last five away games head for a Hillgrounds outing against ninth place White Eagles.

Over at the Flitwick Football Community Centre it’s home local derby action for the hosting third place Flitwick Town Reserves who are still unbeaten on home soil this season against the visiting fifth place Dinamo Flitwick.

At Whiston Crescent, fourth place Clifton will be expected to collect all three points when called up by bottom of the table Caldecote U20 who are now on a nine game losing run and still yet to win on the road this season.

Other action coming at the Bedford Academy where sixth place hosts FC Serbia now on a four game unbeaten home run take on fellow inmates Atletico Europa who have been beaten just the once on the road this season but some five times at the Academy base they share with this weeks hosts. Whilst for tenth place Shefford Town & Campton A now on a three game losing run its a visit to their Rectory Road base by eighth place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves whose away record shows up four wins plus one draw from their seven outings to date.

The final action comes at Greenfield Road, the venue at which third from bottom of the table Westoning U20 who last won on home soil on the opening day of the season receive a visit from second from bottom of the table Mid Beds Tigers who last won on the road on that same opening day of the season.