County Cup ties takes centre stage

THE top scorers of the day were Sundon Park Rangers Colts who netted a 6-0 home win over Marsh Leys, Ashley Wadhams netting four times alongside strikes from Lee Redmond and Mike Brunton.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 5th December 2011, 2:01 pm

However, just one goal behind them were Cranfield United Reserves who ran out 5-0 away winners at Co-op Sports. Dan Cockerton netting twice alongside Mark Dring and Philip Distin plus a James Armstrong penalty to bring up the nap hand.

It was not a good day for The Co-op after their Reserves also made their exit when losing 3-2 at AFC Turvey, Adam Broughton twice plus John Guiney on the home scoresheet.

For M & DH Oakley it was a 2-1 home win over Goldington, Daniel Lupton bagging both goals against a lone reply from Craig Daniels.

Also winning 2-1 were Elstow Abbey away at Queens Park Crescents, Craig Cameron giving Abbey the lead after 15 minutes before a penalty from Shajjam Miah levelled matters 20 minutes from time only to then see Abbey win the day from the penalty spot themselves via Travis Joseph eight minutes from time.

Elsewhere, Sundon Park Rangers required extra time to overcome Bedford Park Rangers 3-2. Andrew Fox, Nicky Buttigeig and Sam Chapman netting the vital goals against replies from Shaun Finlay and Martin Donabrega.

Needing even longer were Potton United Reserves, they made it into the hat for the last eight draw via a penalty shoot-out win over Stopsley Park after 120 minutes of play had seen the sides deadlocked at 4-4. James Godfrey twice plus Sam Worthington and James Hearson netting United’s goals before the shoot-out was won 3-1.The Park goals coming from Robert Wilson, Lee West and Shane Roberts.

Centenary Cup

ICKWELL & Old Warden put themselves into the hat for the last eight draw by claiming a 5-3 extra time win at Luton Boys. Anup Kalyan and Zac Rowe both netting twice and Andrew Vallom once against home replies from Steve Odell, Metin Bayram and Richard Green to do the damage.

Premier Division

CALDECOTE’S Premier Division lead is up to four points after they maintained their season’s unbeaten ways and 100 per cent home record with a 2-0 win over Arlesey Town Reserves. An own goal plus a strike from David Lenton doing the damage.

At the start of play second place Bedford Hatters, it was the end of their five game winning run when beaten 3-0 on home soil by a Renhold United side chalking up their third win on the bounce. With the scoreline blank at half-time, Warren Bentley with a second half hat-trick took United to victory.

Hatters thus dropping down the table in to third spot as Shefford Town & Campton leapfrogged above them after winning 7-0 at Wilshamstead. Andrew Hayday with a brace plus goals from Dan Webb and Adam Larsen shooting Town 4-0 ahead by the break before in the second period, Hayday took his personal tally for the day to four alongside a strike from Michael Jones.

Down at the other end of the table, Woburn lifted themselves off the bottom of the league table by winning 3-1 at Dunton, thus claiming their first away win of the season and their first win of any kind in nine outings to dump their hosts onto that basement spot.Daniel Lees, Rodolfo Bruno and James Spennywyn on the Safari Boys scoresheet against a lone home reply from Daniel Whitten.

Just above these clubs in the standings are Flitwick Town, for them it was the heartache of seeing Oakley Sports net a 94th minute equaliser to share the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Steppingley Road and prevent them coming up with their first win in 11 outings.Jim Lewis and Richie Bevan the home marksmen against Sportsman’s replies via Jamie Lally and Shaun Barnett.

Elsewhere, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College now find themselves in sixth spot after beating Blunham for the second consecutive weekend. Tom Marvin with a brace plus a goal from Tom Behan gaining The Town just their second home win of the season in a 3-2 scoreline: Asa Garlick and Shane Garlick netted the Blunham replies to leave last seasons champions still looking for their first away win of the season.

Division One

THE Division One table is still headed by Marston Shelton Rovers after they retained their season’s unbeaten home ways and chalked up win number six on the bounce by ending Sandy’s six game winning run with a 2-1 victory. Lee Dudley and Jamie Cerminara on the Rovers scoresheet against a penalty reply from Dan Stafford.

For second place Lidlington United Sports, it was a 2-1 win at Lea Sports PSG to leave their hosts still searching for their first home win of the season, Steve Flaherty and Dominie Martins netting the goals to do the damage against a home reply from Dean Barnes.

With Ickwell & Old Warden away on league cup duty, Bedford Sports Athletic took full advantage to climb in to third spot with a 5-1 home win over bottom of the table Kings AFC.Danny Bond twice plus goals for Ashley and Asa Mead alongside a Paul Nigro strike only being replied to by Josh Clements.

After losing their opening five home games of the season, Westoning returned to form with a 4-1 victory over Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves, Scott Gadsden netting three times and Ali Smith once against a Town reply from Joseph Ogunremi.

Over at Groveside, Henlow are now unbeaten in their last four outings after sharing the spoils with Meltis Albion in a 2-2 draw. Joe Fallano put them ahead six minutes into the contest before an own goal from Neil Spencer levelled matters for Albion two minutes from the break.

Charlie Richardson then restored the home sides lead in the 53rd minute but when Gabby Fallano was red carded 13 minutes later they were left to see out the remainder of the game with just ten men. This proved to be beyond them as Daniel Reed grabbed a 75th minute equalizer to end his sides six game losing run.

Division Two

BROMHAM United are now sitting in sixth spot in the Division Two standings after goals from Phill Kempsell, Reuben Hukin and Dean Waghorn took them to a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Great Barford.

Shefford Town & Campton Reserves jumped up to eighth with a 3-2 home victory over Clifton, Sam Jenkins, Sam Martin and Ryan Lewis all netting against a brace in reply from Steve Albone.

Division Three

GOLDINGTON’S Division Three lead is now down to just a single point after Renhold Village jumped up in to second spot in maintaining their season’s 100 per cent ways on home soil with a 3-0 win over Dunton Reserves, Dan Luke, Carl Townsend and Marko Tubdzic netting the goals.

Alas for Stevington, their chance to take over that second spot was blown away when they were beaten 3-2 at Eastcotts AFC. Ciaran Alexander twice plus Courtney Broughton on the scoresheet for the home side against visitors replies from Clinton Tatham and Aaron Fletcher.

In sixth spot are Riseley Sports, for them it was a fourth outing unbeaten with a 3-0 home win over Kempston Hammers Sports. James Cooke, Greoge Crawley and Paul Brown netting the goals that did the damage.

Just one point behind them in seventh place are Wilshamstead Reserves, for them it was a fifth win on the bounce with a 3-0 victory at Royal Oak Kempston, Liam Philip with a brace plus Jay Hill doing the damage.

Meanwhile Potton Town and Westoning Reserves shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw. Chris Cooper netting twice for Town against replies via Mike Draycott and Tom Keenan.

Division Four

WITH Bedford Park Rangers and Thurleigh not on league duty, they now find Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves sitting just behind them in third place after they netted home win number three on the bounce with a 3-1 victory over Shefford Town & Campton ‘A’, Kevin Turner, Matthew McCartney and Dan Gaylor the goalscorers against a lone reply from Scott Dora.

Missing the opportunity to grab that third slot were Stewartby Village after they were held to a 1-1 draw at Wootton Village, Lewis Aitken the home marksman against a reply from Ben Sparks who was netting in his fifth consecutive game.

The top scorers of the day were start of play bottom of the table Dinamo Flitwick, they won 6-0 at now new basement side Dunton A, Dale Goldie with a hat-trick.

Barrie Lee Hannam with a brace plus Jamie Burton netting the goals that also take their club above Goldington Hammers in the standings after they were beaten 4-2 at home by a Clifton Reserves outfit winning for the first time in seven outings. Nick Jones with a hat-trick plus Vince Kernaghan on the Clifton scoresheet against two Hammers replies via Jason Nice.

Also enjoying life on the road were Kempston Athletic, they ran out 5-2 winners at Sandy Reserves, Gary Whitbread and Carl Catchpole netting twice plus Chris Plummer once against home replies via Jonnie Stafford and Matt Baines.

Joining the away winners band were Caldecote ‘A’, they won 4-2 at Bedford Panthers. Jack Boyd twice plus Neil Giles and Dan Hall netting the goals against home replies from Scott King and Lawrence Hill.