Bedfordshire League review: September 6
Renhold United are the new leaders of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform league table following their 4-0 home win over Pavenham on Saturday.
Jason Allison, Tom Foyle, Mark Reed and Antony Richens netted the goals to do the damage.
Just goal difference behind them in second spot are Marston Shelton Rovers who needed twice to come from behind before securing a 5-3 home win over Sandy for whom Jonnie Stratford had shot 2-0 ahead and then placed his side back in front at 3-2 just before the half-time break. The Rovers goals came from Dale Makiw, Lee Dudley, Dean Reid, Jamie Cerminara and Darren Allen.
Shefford Town & Campton began life at their new Hitchin Road complex with a 3-1 victory over Flitwick Town on Saturday. Andrew Hayday with a brace and Liam Beaumont were on the home scoresheet against a lone reply from James Lewis to move them into third.
Having started the day on top of the league table AFC Turvey now find themselves fourth after losing 4-1 at home to Ickwell & Old Warden.Dan Threadgold, Lee Threadgold, Andrew Vallom and Reuben Morrison on the visitors scoresheet against a home reply from Andrew Latimer.
Also enjoying life on the road were now fifth place AFC Oakley M&DH who won 3-0 at Sharnbrook thanks to goals from Rob Heaney, Steve Kuhne and George Cox plus there were away wins for both AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College and Wilstead. Town, with strikes from Aaron Chaplin, Martin Ivy, Matt Cheveralls and Matty Phelan, won 4-3 at Lidlington United Sports for whom Grant Lovell, Liam Parker and Alex Burrows replied. Whilst Wilstead were 3-1 victors at Eastcotts AFC, Luke Prietzel, Liam Fenton and Kieran Brasier on their scoresheet against a lone Ashley Dummond reply for the home side.
Outside the league, Wootton Blue Cross proved to be no match for Biggleswade United in the FA Vase when going down 1-7 at home. Carl Ibbotson their lone goalscorer against United goals via Josiah Hunte with a hat-trick, Sam Nair with a brace plus Tom Cookman and Jude Eboji.
Sitting on top of the division one league table at the end of week two are Cranfield United who netted a 3-1 home victory over Marabese Ceramics thanks to a hat-trick from Jordan Appleton against a lone Tilermen reply from Keven Fehmi. Just goal difference behind them are Henlow who secured their second away win of the season with a late winner at Meltis Albion. James Campbell with a brace and Matt Wilson their goal heroes against Albion replies from Carl Townsend and Alexis Kamenan.
Elsewhere pre-season title favourites Elstow Abbey opened their season with a 2-0 win at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Myres Ferraro netting after 20 minutes and Andy Klein ensuring all three points with a 90th minute second goal.
However, the biggest away winners of the day were Bedford SA who went nap with a 5-0 win at Great Barford. James Munns, Joe Bridge, Paul Nirgo, Sam Walsh and Daniel Lupton all finding the back of the net. Whilst also going nap were AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves with a 5-1 win at AFC Harlington. Stuart Kelly with a brace being supported by strikes from John Hislop, Ray Patrickson and Carl Page against a home reply from Matthew Jefferson.
Making it five away wins from the six games played were Sundon Park Rangers who won 4-0 at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves where Matt Conway netted all four goals.
Just two weeks into the season only two sides remain with 100% records to occupy the top two slots in the league table. Leading the way are Meltis Albion Reserves who were 4-2 home winners over Kempston Con Club Sports. Sheldon Washington with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Marko Tobzic and Chris Boniface against Con Club replies from James Coates and Vincent Clark.
Whilst taking up second spot are Westoning who were 4-3 home winners over Clapham Sports. Shaun Cooksley with a brace supported by strikes from Cody O’Neil and Sam Taylor against Sportsmen replies via Sam Maddix, Grant Williams and Ryan Prior.
Now in third spot are Moggerhanger United who won 5-1 at Bedford United. Tony Norman leading the way with a hat-trick and joined on the scoresheet by Alex Wilshire and George Tyrer to shoot their side 5-0 ahead by half-time before the home side replied in the second period via Jamaal Dixon.
Also going nap on the road were Caldecote Reserves with a 5-3 victory at Wilstead Reserves.Jack Bruce, Ryan Ambrose, Nick Albone, Gary Allum and Simon Austin goals outgunning home replies via Jim Struthers, Ben Slater and Ryan Davenport.
Just a goal behind them and now sitting in fourth spot in the league table are Kempston Athletic who ran out 4-2 home winners over Renhold United Reserves. James Maxwell netting twice alongside Gary Whitbread and Gavin Matthews against United replies via Iain Asplin and Michael France.
In fifth spot are Stevington who were held to a 1-1 home draw by Kempston Hammers Sports.Colm Lawler their marksman against a Hammers reply from Martyn Humphries.
Elsewhere there were home wins for both Elstow Abbey Reserves and Wootton Village. Abbey with a 90th minute winning penalty from James Cane beating FC Houghton 2-1 who had replied to Ed Litchfield’s opening 10th minute strike by levelling the match 15 minutes from time via Chris Hunter. Whilst the Village were 3-0 victors over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves thanks to a Sahil Hanza hat-trick.
The early season leaders of the division three league table are Dinamo Flitwick who retained their seasons 100% record with a 1-0 victory at Sandy Reserves. Melvyn Ratcliffe netting the vital goal.
In second spot are Cranfield United Reserves who won 5-1 at Atletico Europa. Adam Kerr on the scoresheet three times alongside Mark Dring and Philip Distin against a lone home reply from Junior Ivy.
Sitting in third spot are Lea Sports PSG who were 2-0 home winners over Caldecote U20 thanks to goals from Ryan Davenport and Joe Henhem. Whilst fourth place is taken up by White Eagles who won 3-0 at Moggerhanger United Reserves with a brace from Marcin Ptak plus a strike from Michael Sikorski.
Elsewhere opening their season in style were Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves with a 3-1 home win over FC Serbia. Ahead in the 30th minute via Justin Patterson they were 3-0 ahead by the break following a brace from Miro Plater before the visitors netted two minutes into the second period with the goal of the game from Bozo Saso.
The final game in this section taking Clifton Reserves to a 4-2 victory at Mid Beds Tigers. Andy Harvey netting twice alongside single goals for Liam Churchman and Charlie Watson against Tigers replies via Lee Pyke and Daniel Whitten.