Beds League weekend preview

Action this weekend in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform section sees league leaders AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College defending their 100% home ways and seasons unbeaten record when called upon at their Hillgrounds base by third place Marston Shelton Rovers. Whilst second place Lidlington United Sports will also have home advantage at their Hurst Grove base when visited by second from bottom of the table Caldecote who will be hitting the road looking for their first away point/points of the season.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 25th October 2013, 8:00 am
Sports round up
Sports round up

However, perhaps the match of the day will come at Oakley Playing Fields, the venue at which fifth place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH look to extend their seasons unbeaten ways up to six games against fourth place Shillington who will arrive at the Playing Fields now unbeaten in their last six outings.

Over at Renhold Playing Fields, hosts Renhold United will be looking for their third league win on the bounce against a Wilstead side who have now started to hit form and themselves are now unbeaten in their last three starts. Whilst on The Green, Ickwell & Old Warden will perhaps not find it easy to claim their first home win of the season when they host a Pavenham side who will be looking for their third win on the bounce.

For bottom of the table Sharnbrook, its home action at Lodge Road against Shefford Town & Campton where they seek their first home point/points of the season against a Town side who have lost their last five games to drop to just two places above them in the league standings.

The final game coming at Redborne School, where Flitwick Town will be looking to take their unbeaten league ways up to five games against a Wootton Blue Cross side that is yet to win on the road this season.

For Division One sides the action this weekend centres around the opening round ties in this seasons Beds FA Intermediate Cup. Of the dozen ties, just three are all Bedfordshire County League clashes. The best of which could come at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where hosts Sandy receive a visit from Woburn Lions.

In the other two ties, it’s home action at The Alexander Sports Centre for Goldington where Marabese Ceramics are the visitors and at Groveside, Henlow play hosts to Sundon Park Rangers.

For the other nine sides, five have been blessed with a home draw. Four of whom will be taking on South Midlands League opposition. At Cople Playing Fields, AFC Dunstable Reserves are the visitors to face Bedford Sports Athletic. Whilst in Mowsbury Park, Brickhill Wanderers will be hosting Crawley Green Reserves and just across town at The Warren, Elstow Abbey will welcome Totternhoe Reserves and despite their SML status their should be a local derby feeling at Harvey Close where Caldecote Reserves take on Stotfold Reserves.

The fifth side with the home advantage are Bromham United who play hosts to Luton District & South Beds League side Jedenaska.

Of those hitting the road, Luton Boys Seniors seem to have a hard task on their hands when they head for a Beverley Road outing against South Midlands League 61 FC Luton Reserves and perhaps even harder will be the game facing Eastcotts AFC who journey to Sharpenhoe Road for a meeting with Suburban League Barton Rovers Reserves in a game that is now scheduled to be played on Friday evening 25th October Kick Off 7.30pm. However, it is noted Barton Rovers have also scheduled their FA Youth Cup game for the same evening thus the fixture could be subject to change. Any amendment will be posted to www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk when known.

Elsewhere its Luton District & South Beds League opponents for Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who head to face Lewsey Park and for AFC Turvey who hit the road to take on St Joseph’s.

In Division Two, league leaders Queens Park Crescents will be in home Mowsbury Park action against fifth place AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves who will hit the road to defend their seasons 100% away record and with second place Potton Town sitting the afternoon out, Potton United Reserves could move to within a single point of them in the league table should they collect the full three points from their visit to Hillgrounds to face a AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves side that has lost its last three games.

Over at Crawley Road, Cranfield United after two straight home defeats will look to return to winning ways when they host an AFC Harlington side who travel looking to take their unbeaten ways up to four games. Whilst the same task faces Great Barford when they go into home action against a Renhold United Reserves side whose away record to date reads, played three, lost three.

Other action coming at Gold Street, the venue at which hosts Riseley Sports receive a visit from a Co-op Sports side looking for its first win of the season.

In Division Three, 100% league leaders Meltis Albion hit the road for Jubilee Playing Fields to take on a Wilstead Reserves side that has lost its last two home games. Whilst at their Playing Field headquarters, second place Stevington receive a visit from a Bedford Panthers side who will hit the road looking for their first away point/points of the season.

It’s also home action at Greenfield Road for third place Westoning who will be defending their seasons unbeaten ways against fourth place Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are now unbeaten in their last four outings. Whilst sixth place Kempston Con Club Sports look to return to winning ways on home soil at Hillgrounds against an AFC Bush side who will hit the road looking for their first away point/points of the season.

Other action coming at Whiston Crescent, the venue at which Clifton Reserves hope to end a five game losing run when they entertain Elstow Abbey Reserves and at Cutler Hammer, where hosts Kempston Hammers Sports take on an Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves side looking for its third league win on the bounce.

In Division Four for league leaders FC Houghton at their Moore Crescent base its a chance for home win number five on the bounce when called upon by a Shefford Town & Campton A side looking for its first away point/points of the season. Whilst second place Wootton Village search out their own fifth win on the bounce when they journey to Miller Road to take on third place and still unbeaten this season Meltis Albion Reserves in the division four match of the day.

For bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers still pointless after six outings, its home Blunham Playing Fields action against Cranfield United Reserves. Whilst just down the road at Moggerhanger Playing Fields, second from bottom of the table Moggerhanger United are visited by still 100% on the road this season fourth place Dinamo Flitwick.