Mixed fortunes in Beds Junior Cup ties

TOP scorers of the day in the second round of teh Beds FA Junior Cup were Stopsley Park, they ran out 6-0 home winners over Shefford Town & Campton ‘A’. James Smart netting twice alongside single strikes from Dean Abrahams, Jack O’Shea, Shane Roberts and Kenny Ivy.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 31st October 2011, 4:05 pm

Just one goal behind them and the days biggest away winners were M & DH Oakley with a 5-0 victory at Goldington Hammers. Daniel Lupton on target three times and supported by single goals from Adam Emms and James Dean.

Also going nap but on home soil were both AFC Turvey and Queens Park Crescents. Mohammed Raheem with a hat-trick and Ayaz Hussain with a brace taking The Crescents to a 5-0 win over Dinamo Flitwick Reserves.

While AFC Turvey were 5-2 victors over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves, Andrew Wren with a brace plus John Guiney, Tim Clarke and Adam Broughton netting the goals against Town replies via a Jordan Robbens penalty and Sam Larsen.

For Marsh Leys, it was a 3-0 home win over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves, Matt Evans, Jamie Carson and Justin Sturniolo all finding the back of the net. However, things were not that easy for Elstow Abbey,they required extra time to overcome Riseley Sports 3-1.

Danny Pilgrim shooting Abbey ahead after 38 minutes only for Tom Ellison to level matters 17 minutes into the second half to take the game beyond the 90 minutes mark, during that time both Tom Pitts and Dave McCarthy scored to secure a place in the round three hat for Abbey.

Another 3-1 home winner were Sundon Park Rangers at the expense of Potton Town. Sam Chapman, Matthew Conway and Edward Lewis seeing their goals only replied to by Shane Clark.

The best win of the day perhaps belonged to Cranfield United Reserves with a 2-1 home victory over Renhold Village, Richard Stimpson and Adam Kerr were the home marksmen against a Village reply from Michael Luke.

Elsewhere, Sundon Park Colts thanks to a brace of goals from Ashley Wadhams were 2-1 winners at Luton District & South Beds League outfit Four Square. Whilst going down to a 2-1 home defeat against Farley Boys Reserves from the same league were Royal Oak Kempston despite a goal from Lewis Smith.

Also winning 2-1 away from home were Co-op Sports with a victory at Flitwick Town Reserves. Conor Sherry and Chris Vardy on the scoresheet against a Town reply from Grant Archer.

Meanwhile Goldington were 2-0 home winners over Kempston Hammers Sports thanks to a brace of goals from Chris Huckle and Bedford Park Rangers with goals from Josh Geary and Jordan Wright won 2-1 at Wilshamstead Reserves for whom Chris McGurn netted.

Alas for Thurleigh after goals from Liam Bolton and Josh Pierre St Claire had shot them 2-0 ahead against St Joseph Reserves, the visitors from the Luton District and South Beds League fought back to win 3-2.

Premier Division

CALDECOTE’S Premier Division lead is up to six points after three goals from Kai Griffiths-Shilton alongside strikes from Dave Daniels and Mark Phillps took them to a 5-0 victory at Sharnbrook.

At the start of play, second-placed Oakley Sports were suffering their opening defeat of the season, 1-0 at home to Arlesey Town Reserves for whom Mark Ellis netted the only goal.

Moving ahead of Oakley and into second place with a game in hand on the leaders are Shefford Town & Campton who retained their season’s unbeaten home record with a thumping 7-2 victory over Blunham. Michael Jones netting three, Andrew Hayday two plus single strikes from Ricky Smith and Tom Scurfield against Blunham replies from Chris Dunne (who later had a penalty saved by home custodian Reece Lewis) and Andy Smith.

At the other end of the table, Renhold United lifted themselves off the bottom by sharing the spoils in a 3-3 home draw with AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Alas they climbed one spot rather than three after allowing Town to come from 3-0 down to earn a point. Ashley Banks, Sheldon Washington and Ben Brown put United ahead before Kempston took their unbeaten ways to four games with a brace from Alex Russell and a strike from Ricci Mandel.

Bottom are now Woburn who suffered a 5-1 home defeat at the hands of Wilshamstead thanks to goals from Nigel Dummond (two), Michael Taylor, Matt Davidson and Kevin Butler with the reply from Sam Blackburn.

The day’s final game in this division seeing Dunton and Flitwick Town play out a goalless draw.

Division One

LEADERS Ickwell & Old Warden remain unbeaten and with a 100 per cent home record after running out 5-0 winners over Westoning. Greg Instrell scored twice alongside an Andrew Vallom penalty plus strikes from Lee Threadgold and Anup Kalyan.

Their lead remains a single point after second place Lidlington United Sports ended Bedford Sports Athletics’ unbeaten ways and 100 per cen t home record for the season with a 4-3 victory. Darren Smith, Kieran Wills, Alex Burrows and John Smith on the United scoresheet against home replies via Andrew Latimer, Ian Asplin and Ashley Mead.

Up to third are Marston Shelton Rovers who ran out 4-0 winners at Luton Boys. Alan Cudjoe and Peter Kerr both netted twice in the opening half to quickly put the result beyond the reach of the home side whose manager Nigel O’Hanlon walked out on them during the week.

Losing ground on the leading four clubs are FC Meppershall, they were beaten for the first time in six outings on home soil by AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who were enjoying their first victory of the season. Tom Marvin the Town hero netting all three goals against a lone reply from Joe Price.

Henlow netted their third win on the bounce to remain in sixth spot with a 2-0 win at Lea Sports PSG, Russell Ayles the scorer of both goals.

However top scorers of the day were Sandy with a 9-0 home rout of Meltis Albion. Daniel Stafford on the mark four times, Ian Hammett twice, to go alongside single strikes from Phill Beall, Brad Smith and Craig Baker.

Just goal-difference behind Sandy and holding down eighth spot in the league standings are Caldecote Reserves, they still remain unbeaten on home soil this season after a 6-3 victory over Kings AFC. Jack Gabbitas with a hat-trick, Dan Hall with a brace plus Neil Giles seeing their goals only replied to by Josh Clements, Chris Greene and Giuseppe Lamberti.

Division Two

A SEVENTH consecutive defeat at Marabese Ceramics by a 4-1 scoreline for Great Barford leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table. Denver Donaldson with a brace plus Lewis Emery and Colin Stanley were on the home scoresheet against a lone reply from Mark Harlow.

For second from bottom Clifton, it was a fourth defeat on the bounce when beaten on home soil 2-1 by Bromham United.Reuben Hukin and Dave Baxter on the United scoresheet against a home reply from Barry Hallybone.

Division Three

WITH Goldington on Beds FA Junior Cup duty, Stevington took full advanatage to climb above them onto the top of the league table with a 3-1 home victory over Eastcotts AFC. Aaron Fletcher netting twice and Lawrence Bentham once against a lone reply from Michael Sexton.

Dunton Reserves remain rooted to the bottom of the league table after losing 3-1 at Westoning Reserves, Gareth White doing all the damage by hitting a hat-trick.

Division Four

STEWARTBY Village missed their chance to climb into third spot in the league table and lost their seasons unbeaten away ways by being defeated 2-0 at Bedford Panthers. Ben Nash and Kevin Southby netting the goals to take The Panthers to their first home win of the season.

Top scorers of the day were Wootton Village, for them it was their first win in five outings with a 6-0 victory at Dunton A. Adam Flynn with a hat-trick being supported by strikes from Paul Farmer, Ryan Stocker and Andrea Capagghione.

Just one goal behind them were Caldecote ‘A’, they claimed their first away win of the season with a 5-2 victory at Clifton Reserves.Ryan Ambrose with a brace plus Dan Fennell, Jordan Goodman and Gary Allum on their scoresheet against home replies via Nick Thomas and Mark Gearing.

Also enjoying life on the road were Sandy Reserves, they ran out 4-2 victors at Kempston Athletic.Jonny Stratford netting twice and joined on the scoresheet by Chris Gregory and Olly Barnfield against home replies from Gary Whitbread and Dee Sayid.