FOOTBALL: Beds County League report

AFC Oakley Sports M&DH are now serious Premier Division supported by Sportsform title contenders with a 1-0 win at Caldecote.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 8th March 2014, 7:06 am
Action from Caldecote's clash at the weekend
Action from Caldecote's clash at the weekend

They moved within 12 points of leaders AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College having played five games fewer, courtesy of Antony Richens’ strike.

For Wilstead it was a missed opportunity to climb into third after being held to a 2-2 home draw by Renhold United.

Having lost their last three outings Pavenham returned to winning ways with a 2-1 home win over Ickwell & Old Warden, who scored through Tom Ellis’ own goal.

In Division One, Sundon Park Rangers duly returned to the top of table by winning 3-2 at AFC Turvey to end the hosts’ unbeaten home record.

Losing out on that top spot and their 10 game unbeaten run were Eastcotts AFC who were beaten 2-0 at Sandy, who scored through Jonnie Stratford and Liam Brophy.

With both Marabese Ceramics and Woburn Lions finding their home pitches unplayable they both elected to concede home advantage and play at their opponents ground and both came away with all three points.

The Lions netted a 5-2 win over Henlow, while the Tilermen were 3-0 winners over Elstow Abbey.

However they were all outscored by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who romped to a 6-0 home win over Bromham United.

Jordan Darodna and Simon Castle both scored twice to go alongside goals from Scott Frusciante and Michael Jones.

Potton Town lost the top spot in Division Two when beaten 3-0 by Clifton who now take over at the summit of the table thanks to goals from Lee Marshall, Sam Amos and Dan Carroll.

Riseley Sports are now without a win in nine after being beaten 4-2 at home by Cranfield United.

Renhold United Reserves elected to face Great Barford at their own Everton Playing Field base and duly got beaten 14-0.

For the first time this century there will be no Bedfordshire County Football League side in the final of the Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup after the final two fell at the last hurdle.

Co-op Sports were beaten 2-0 at home by FNE Rangers and AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves lost 3-0 at Southcott Village Residents Association.

In the Watson Shield first round, FC Houghton eased past Kempston Hammers 6-2.

Stevington were 8-0 winners at Shefford Town & Campton A to earn a home tie against Clapham Sports.

In Division Three, Meltis Albion went top with a 4-3 victory over Wilstead Reserves.

The biggest win of the day in this division came the way of Bedford Panthers who romped to an 8-0 home win over now bottom side Clifton Reserves.

Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves have now lost their last five outings after being beaten 4-0 at home by Kempston Con Club Sports.

AFC Bush are off the bottom thanks to a 3-3 home draw with Westoning.

In Division Four, Meltis Albion Reserves are behind league leaders FC Houghton on goal difference after they romped to a 6-1 victory at fourth place Wootton Village.

Clapham Sports drew 3-3 with Moggerhanger United, while Flitwick Town Reserves saw off Mid Beds Tigers 3-0.

Dinamo Flitwick were beaten 2-1 at home by Sandy Reserves, Nicky Albone and Michael Rushton netting for the winners, while Atletico Europa claimed their first win in eight, beating Caldecote A 4-3.