Caldecote upset title favourites Shillington

In the Premier Division supported by Sportsform, title favourites Shillington missed the chance to close the gap on current league leaders AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College to three points when they were beaten 3-2 at Caldecote.

Tuesday, 18th February 2014, 7:00 am
Football

The home side struck first via Adam Furness, before Chris Slough and Ryan Lewis put the visitors in front.

Danny McIver equalised in the second period, before a diving header from Conor Smith five minutes from time was enough for victory.

At Rectory Road, Shefford Town & Campton ran out 9-0 home winners over Pavenham. Michael Jones, Andrew Hayday and Jordan Ainslie all netting twice to go alongside strikes from Adam Larsen, Ryan Dobson and Jon Ranson.

In Division One, the lone action of the afternoon took Sundon Park Rangers back to the top of the table with a 4-0 home win over Goldington who were losing for the first time on the road in league action this season.

Nasshon Bennett with a brace in the opening half putting the Rangers in firm control before goals from Matt Conway and Chris Scott sealed their victory.

Just the 3G action at Hillgrounds between hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves and Riseley Sports prevented a total washout in Division Two.

The home side ran out 5-1 winners to send bottom of the table Sportsmen to their eighth consecutive away defeat.

Paul Garrett, Ashley Phelan, Keaton Washington, Humbento Ybenazo and Anas Bechkoun all finding the back of the net to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from John Capper.

Like in the two divisions above, Division Two was confined to just a single game and this came at the Warren where Elstow Abbey Reserves ran out 4-1 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

Aiden Powell and Sean Hendry both netted braces to move The Abbey into third as Ben Tuck replied.

Division Four league leaders FC Houghton saw their seven game unbeaten run ended as they lost 6-2 at Flitwick Town Reserves.

Mark Barlett notched a hat-trick, supported by an own goal and strikes from Tom Pool and Benn Ward while Houghton’s replies were by Shaun Fahy and Ali Moliholden.

Top scorers of the day were third placed Clapham Sports who recorded their sixth win on the bounce with a 9-1 victory at Caldecote A.

James Munroe (3), Liam Bolton (3), Neil Larman, Ryan Prior and Neil Alexis all scoring as Caldecote’s consolation was an own goal.

Fourth placed Wootton Village needed to come from behind three times including hitting a 90th minute penalty to earn a 3-3 home draw with Mid Beds Tigers.

Nick Burraway netted the vital spotkick alongside strikes from Sam Mulvaney and Adam Flynn for the Village against Tigers goals by Jay Smith twice and Phil Cooper.