Have Oakley blown their chance?

THERE are bound to be some more twists in the tale of the Premier Division after second placed Oakley facedt bottom club Dunton Sunday knowing that two wins in their last two matches would result in them pipping Lawson Park Rangers to the title. However they could manage only a draw and they will now have to beat Queensmen this weekend and then hope that Dunton produce a miracle by beating Lawson Park in their final game which would enable them to finish top of the pile.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 7th April 2011, 11:39 am

The battle for Division One is also an intriguing one. Meltis Mexicans top the table but London Road Supreme Res didn’t turn up for their game with them on Sunday. So Meltis will get the two points but they’ll be missing the addition to their goal-difference, which is the part of their record which Constant & Co can better and that could be crucial when all the games have been played.

Constant have a game in hand after beating Stewartby 5-2 but the smart money would be on Meltis to hang on to top spot. Sharnbrook Casuals will finish third despite a goalless with Old Hastingsburians.

Kempston Hammers and Newtown Rangers have finished out of the two relegation positions as Newtown won 3-1 when they met the Hammers this week.

There’s still a lot of football to be played in Division Two. Leaders Kempston Sunday saw off Eagle Heating 4-0. Kempston actually got off to a better start but it was against the run of play when they scored their opener, Jordan Jarrold putting a looping header into the Eagle net. Jamie Felts made it 2-0 direct from a corner and Stacey Field made it three. After the break Jarrold scored his second. Kempston’s next game is the Brian Craddock Cup Final on April 15.

Second placed New Inn Biggleswade are feeling the heat as they could only draw 1-1 at home to Harrold & Carlton. H&C are poised if New Inn falter again in the run-in. The Inn had a depleted side and were thankful to Paul Standen who scored their equaliser.

Marston Reds picked up a point at Cranfield, but this was not enough to lift them out of the bottom two having now finished all their games. Drager United lost again, this time to Sharks 5-2, but both teams are safe still with games to play, unless Ship Inn do something spectacular in bottom place and the three clubs above them have a nightmare end to the season.

Renhold still top Division Three after finishing their games. Caldecote Young Boys Reserves are creeping up towards the top after hammering Old Boys 6-0 away from home, the Boys looking the likely champions of the division. Caldecote still have five games to play and only a three point gap to cross.

Mowsbury Athletic beat Wells Stars 2-1 and can now only realistically finish in third place at best. Mowsbury had a lot of chances to score in the game but reached the break with the game still goallessl. Wells opened the scoring in the second half while Mowsbury replied with a deflected shot by Carl Warner. With only five minutes left, Andy Klein scored the winner to put them in an easier state of mind for the cup final on April 15.

Bumble Bee Flitwick will be up there at the end, but their game didn’t go ahead when Salento failed to raise a side, denying the Bees a chance of helping out on goal difference.

Gardeners Arms Biggleswade head Division Four despite not playing this week. Moor Lane Meltis served up a 7-2 thrashing to Bellini’s and now Meltis are only a point behind the Arms but have played two games more. Bedford Panthers got back on track with a tight 2-1 win over Rose Biggleswade. Panthers settled the quicker and opened the scoring with a rocket shot from the left wing which screamed into the Rose net.

Panthers then missed a penalty but a minute later another pile-driver filled the Rose net to make it 2-0, the scorers being Sim Wade and Joel Norris. Rose pulled themselves together and got up to speed making chances at the Panthers’ end, but couldn’t find the net. Chris Duff was put then through and made no mistake for 2-1.

On the adjacent pitch, Embankment were burying six goals into the BMC net. It’s too late now for Embankment to get out of the bottom two, but they are now above Bellini’s. Grafton Celtics were held in a goalless draw by M & DH Clapham Sunday. The Celtics have games in hand and could challenge for top spot if other results go their way and Grafton get back to winning ways.

Goldington Rangers are stretching the field out in Division Five. With one game left they are four points clear of the chasing pack. Rangers buried Bedford Cupids 8-1 and this score was bettered only by GNG Tigers who mauled Sandy Badgers 9-0.

Santaniellos hammered Sir William Peel Sandy 8-1 while Shillington Pirates took the points but no goals as Kempston Wanderers failed to show up.

This Sunday there is a depleted fixture list completed their programme while the first midweek games began last night (Thursday).