Bedfordshire League preview: October 15
Peter Francis previews the weekend action in the Bedfordshire County Football League.
The Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend is a programme of just five games, the game of the day coming at Miller Road with the clash between hosts Bedford Hatters and Caldecote.The home side looking to repair the damage of losing three points in the stewards room last week defending their season’s 100% home record against their unbeaten top of the table visitors.
Looking to retain their season’s 100% record on the road will be second place Oakley Sports when they head for a Jubilee Playing Fields clash with Wilshamstead who themselves will be defending their season’s 100% home record.
Also defending their 100% home record for the campaign will be Blunham when they host a Renhold United outfit that travels looking for the first away point/points of the season. Whilst also in search of their first away point/points of the season are Woburn who head for Hillgrounds to be hosted by an AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College side who search out their first home league win of the season.
The third club on their travels seeking out their first away point/points of the season are Dunton, they make tracks for Lodge Road to face a home Sharnbrook side who will be looking to take their home unbeaten ways up to three games.
In Division One the outstanding fixture of the day comes at Marston Playing Fields which is the venue for Marston Shelton Rovers home local derby clash with Lidlington United Sports, the visitors arriving 100% on the road this season to face a Rovers outfit still unbeaten on home soil this campaign.
Over at Mowsbury Park, two more of the serious title contenders go head to head where fourth place FC Meppershall look for their third home win on the bounce against 100% on the road second place visitors Ickwell & Old Warden.
For Bedford Sports Athletic, its home Cople Playing Field action against Lea Sports PSG, the hosts still 100% at home this season facing a PSG side that comes in search of their first away win of the campaign.
At Bedford Road Recreation Ground,Sandy will be expected to collect the full three points when visited by an AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves side who are yet to collect any points on the road this season. A comment that also applies to Luton Boys who make tracks for Harvey Close and a meeting with still unbeaten at home hosts Caldecote Reserves.
Other action comes at Groveside, the venue where hosts Henlow look for their first home point/points of the season against the visiting Westoning who themselves are yet to win on the road this season. Whilst also searching out their first home point/points of the campaign will be Kings AFC at King George VI Playing Fields when they play hosts to unbeaten on the road Meltis Albion.
For Division Two league leaders AFC Turvey, it’s a tricky looking home encounter at Stonefields against third place Sundon Park Rangers.Whilst their two other nearest title challengers hit the road to Luton. Elstow Abbey en route to Solway Road North to face Co-op Sports and Pavenham heading to The Luton Regional Sports Centre for a meeting with Stopsley Park.
Over at Bromham Playing Fields, hosts Bromham United go in search of their first home win of the season when a yet to win on the road this season Shefford Town & Campton Reserves come calling.Comments that also apply to both Great Barford and Marabese Ceramics when they clash at Everton Playing Fields.
One side who will not mind being on the road are Clifton, they head still unbeaten on their travels this season to face M & DH Oakley at Oakley Playing Fields.Whilst the final action in this division sees Queens Park Crescents go in search of their first home win of the season in Mowsbury Park against the visiting Potton United Reserves.
In Division Three, Renhold Village look to retain their 100% home record when still unbeaten on the road this campaign Wilshamstead Reserves journey to face them at Renhold Playing Fields.Whilst also still unbeaten on the road this season are Stevington, they make their way to Mill Lane to take on Potton Town.
Over at Weston Park, Eastcotts AFC will be looking to extend their own unbeaten home ways when visited by near neighbours Cranfield United Reserves.A comment that also applies to Sundon Park Rangers Colts when they go in to Leagrave Park action against Kempston Hammers Sports.
However,down at Steppingley Road,Flitwick Town Reserves will be going in search of their first home win of the season when paid a visit by Royal Oak Kempston whilst at Greenfield Road, still 100% at home this campaign Westoning Reserves host Goldington.
In Division Four there is home action for Marsh Leys, when at Cutler Hammer they play hosts to a Dunton A side that still awaits its first away point of the season.Whilst league leaders Bedford Park Rangers still 100% on the road this season head for a Stewartby Way meeting with a Stewartby Village side that will be looking for its third home win on the bounce.
Elsewhere, over at The Bedford Hockey Centre, Bedford Panthers go in search of their first home win of the season. Alas it will not be easy,the visitors, Thurleigh, are still 100% on the road this season.
Meantime, Harvey Close action will see Caldecote A looking to extend their unbeaten home record for the season to three games when Dinamo Flitwick come calling and in Mowsbury Park, Goldington Hammers will start firm favourites to retain their own 100% home record for the season when visited by Sandy Reserves.
The task for Kempston Athletic is their first away point/points of the campaign when they journey to The Green for a meeting with Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves plus down at Digswell Playing Fields, Shefford Town & Campton A will perhaps fancy their chances of a first home win of the season when they play hosts to Wootton Village.