Caldecote extend their Premier lead after derby success against Blunham
CALDCOTE’S Premier Division lead is up to four points following their 4-0 weekend win at Blunham where Jack Gabbitas bagged a hat-trick while Paul Gower netted the other.
Back in second are Shefford Town & Campton who remain unbeaten at home following a 5-1 victory over a Bedford Hatters side that was losing for the first time on the road this season as as a result they slipped behind non-playing Oakley Sports in the standings. Andrew Hayday and Michael Jones both scoring twice alongside a strike from Dan Webb against a Hatters reply from Ashley Deverall.
Up to fifth are Arlesey Town Reserves who, having lost their last three, returned to winning ways with a 3-1 victory at Wilshamstead. Daniel St Ledger struck two and Victoriano Gonzalez once against a home reply from Paul Jones.
But the result of the day belonged to Flitwick Town who were without an away win to their name until they visited Renhold United where they played out a 1-1 draw. Jim Lewis was on target for Town and Tommy Foyle for United.
However, don’t tell that to Dunton who moved themselves off the bottom of the league table and above their victims Woburn in securing not only their first win in 11 outings but also their first away win of the season in a 4-2 victory. Tom McGhee, Sean Ives, Tom Burton and Liam Brophy on the scoresheet for Dunton against Safari Boys replies via Scott Pauley and Daniel McClaren.
Perhaps also laying claim to the result of the day were Sharnbrook, they netted just their third home win of the season in ending AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College’s five game unbeaten run with a 2-1 success. Martyn Cain and Kevin Harris netting the vital goals against a Town reply from Daniel Church.
LIDLINGTON United Sports still remain on the summit of the Division One league table despite being held to a 2-2 draw at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College after start of play second place Marston Shelton Rovers were held to a 2-2 home draw by FC Meppershall.
Lidlington were trailing at Hillgrounds to a strike from Town’s Stan Mazinga just ten minutes into the contest before a header from David Thompson drew them level ten minutes from time only then to see Town’s Joseph Ogunremi put the home side back in front within 60 seconds before just two minutes later, Jon Smith salvaged a point for the league leaders by netting the third goal inside a four minute period.
The point taking Lidlington’s unbeaten ways up to eight games and giving the Town an end to their seven game losing run.
Meanwhile Marston Shelton Rovers not only missed the chance to go top of the table but dropped down to third spot when held 2-2 by FC Meppershall. Alex Goosby and Alan Cudjoe on The Rovers scoresheet to retain their season’s unbeaten ways against a brace in reply from Craig Damon.
In second spot are Sandy. They made it five home wins on the bounce to end Henlow’s six game unbeaten run with a 4-1 victory. Daniel Stafford netting three times and Shane Pope once against a lone reply from Jo Fallano.
Up into fourth are Bedford Sports Athletic, for them it was a retention of their seasons unbeaten away ways by sending Caldecote Reserves to their first home defeat of the season in a 4-1 scoreline. Andrew Latimer with a hat-trick plus Daniel Bond on The Athletic scoresheet against a home reply from Matt Basta.
Losing out on that fourth place and now fifth are Ickwell & Old Warden, for them it was an opening defeat of the season when beaten 4-3 at Luton Boys. Ricardo Green bagged three goals and Famik Stephen Gabriel one for the hosts against replies from Anup Kalyan (two) and Lee Threadgold.
At the other end of the table, Kings AFC are now off the basement spot following their 2-1 home win over Westoning. Josh Clements and Michael Whelan netting the goals to end a six game losing run against a Westoning reply from Simon Neesham.
Dropping onto the bottom spot are Meltis Albion, for them it was a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of Lea Sports PSG who were recording their first win of the season. Haydn Fletcher twice plus Danny Hardacre and Mark Skidmore netting the goals.
THERE is no change at teh top of Division Two following wins for the leading three clubs. Elstow Abbey, the league leaders retaining their seasons unbeaten ways with a 6-1 victory at bottom of the table Great Barford.
Trailing to a goal from Joe Rowley at half-time, The Abbey in the second period hitting back to collect the points with two goals from Danny Pilgrim plus lone strikes from Percy Chagwiza, Aiden Powell, Ed L’Erario and Tom Pitts.
For second place AFC Turvey, it was a narrow 3-2 home win over Potton United Reserves. Tim Clarke, Daniel Bailey and an Andrew Wren penalty outscoring United replies from Steve Gibbons and Luke Sharples which failed to prevent their side slipping to their sixth consecutive away defeat.
The biggest winners of the day were third place Bromham United, for them it was a 8-0 home win over a Co-op Sports side that had won it’s last three away games.Dean Waghorn with a brace plus goals from Rob Hewitt, Phill Kempsell, Tom Prothero, Shane Conzano, Jacob Hukin and an own goal taking United’s unbeaten home ways up to six games.
In fifth place now are Queens Park Crescents, they ran out 4-2 home winners over Clifton whose goals came via Steve Albone and Barrie Hallybone.
The fifth game in this section, Marabese Ceramics v Shefford Town & Campton Reserves finishing all square at 0-0.
EARNING themselves a Quarter-final home tie against Bromham United were Sundon Park Rangers following their 4-0 extra time win over M&DH Oakley. Samuel Kehinde twice plus Edward Lewis and Matthew Conway netting the goals.
Doing even better were Pavenham, their 1-0 win at Stopsley Park (thanks to a goal from James Owen) seeing them straight into the cup semi-final after being the lucky club to draw the bye ball in the seven team quarter-final draw held earlier in the week.
GOLDINGTON’S Division Three lead is up to four points following their 6-1 home win over Stevington and start of play second place Cranfield United Reserves losing 4-2 at home to Sundon Park Rangers Colts.
Goldington, with a hat-trick from Justin Muircroft plus strikes from Tom Mills, Chris Hutchinson and Johnny Hutchinson took their unbeaten ways to 11 games in the 6-1 romp which saw only Gavin White reply for Stevington.
Cranfield United Reserves lost for the first time in 11 outings to drop in to third place in the league table by being defeated 4-2 by Sundon Park Rangers Colts. Ashley Wadhams twice plus Rory McMullen and Lee Redmond on the Colts scoresheet against home replies from James Armstrong and Dan Cockerton.
Now up in to second spot, just five points shy of Goldington but with two games in hand are Renhold Village after they won 5-3 at Flitwick Town Reserves. Marko Tobdzic netting three times and Dan Luke twice against home replies from Ben Wallington (two) and Cody Roberts.
Having lost their last seven games Kempston Hammers Sports returned to form with a bang in winning 7-1 at Royal Oak Kempston, the home sides fifth consecutive defeat.Jimmy Grandidge netting four times alongside strikes from Michael Farmer, James Beddall and Nathan Evans only replied to by Lorenzo Jordan.
In fifth place are Riseley Sports, they maybe 11 points short of the league leaders Goldington but with three games in hand they are far from out of the title/promotion race after they retained their seasons unbeaten away ways with a 3-0 win at Westoning Reserves. Tom Ellison, Rob Ginn and Greg Moksa scored the goals.
Also still in that promotion hunt are both Potton Town & Wilshamstead Reserves who both collected another three points. Town took their unbeaten ways to five games when a Chris Moore hat-trick netted them a 3-0 home victory over Eastcotts AFC.
Meanwhile Wilshamstead Reserves won 2-0 at bottom of the table Dunton Reserves who have now lost their last seven games. Matt Johnson and Harry Baker netting the goals.
THERE is no change in Division Four following wins for the leading five sides. For leaders Bedford Park Rangers, it was a retention of their three point lead at the top and their 100 per cent away record via a 6-3 win at Clifton Reserves.
Shaun Finlay netting three times alongside single strikes from Matthew Westwood, Jordan Wright and Elliot Stamp against home replies from Tony Norman twice and Nick Thomas.
Also retaining their 100 per cent away record for the season were second place Thurleigh with a 6-1 win at Dinamo Flitwick. Ben Stock netted a hat-trick together with goals from David Mulvill, Josh Pierre St Clair and Salvatore Ventriglia with the reply from Jay Del Boyer.
For third place Marsh Leys there was a 4-0 home win over Bedford Panthers thanks to Michael Partridge (two), Jamie Frear and Grant Williams.
In fourth spot are Stewartby Village. For them it is now six games unbeaten after winning 4-3 at Shefford Town & Campton ‘A’ to end the home side’s four game winning home run. Julian Caves (two), Tom Wheelhouse and James Greenslade got the Stewartby goals to outscore a home hat-trick from Sam Larsen.
Fifth place belongs to Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who collected the three points after a 4-0 home win over Goldington Hammers. Wayne Morris scored two while Kevin Turner and Jacob Evans bagged the others.
At the other end of the table, basement boys Dunton ‘A’ fell to their ninth consecutive away defeat when beaten 6-1 at Caldecote ‘A’ who were winning for the first time in seven home outings.
Nick Albone (two), Jordan Goodman, Gary Allum, Neil Giles and Matthew Sayers saw their goals replied to by a lone strike from Alex Harrison.
The final game of the day resulted in a 4-1 home win for seventh place Wootton Village over Kempston Athletic. Lewis Aitken, Ryan Stocker, Jay Rogers and Rhys Fleck were on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Gary Whitbread.