New County League season hots up

Preview for Saturday, September 10

By The Newsroom
Friday, 9th September 2011, 11:23 am

This weekend’s action in The Premier Division supported by Sportsform Division brings about a programme of seven games. Undoubtedly the game likely to take top billing will be at Rectory Road where Shefford Town & Campton open their home campaign for the season against Caldecote.

However, don’t tell that to either Renhold United or Oakley Sports, they meet in local derby action at Renhold Playing Fields in what is always a keenly contested affair. There is also local derby action at Hillgrounds, where Bedford Hatters are the visitors to take on AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College.

Two other clubs face their longest trips of the season; Arlesey Town Reserves travelling to Lodge Road to take on hosts Sharnbrook and Potton Wanderers who hit the road to meet Woburn at Crawley Road.

For current champions Blunham, their home season begins at Moggerhanger Playing Fields with a visit from Flitwick Town, they of course will seeking revenge for their opening day defeat at Steppingley Road.

The sixth and final top-flight game coming at Jubilee Playing Fields, the venue where Wilshamstead will be hosting Dunton.

Division One also brings about a programme of six games with some mouth watering clashes, the best of which could come at Bedford Road Recreation Ground where Sandy open their seasons league campaign with a visit from Westoning.

Many eyes will also be trained on the Harvey Close clash between hosts Caldecote Reserves and their visitors Lea Sports PSG, plus we shall know more about the credentials of Ickwell & Old Warden getting in the promotion race this season after their visit to King George VI Playing Fields, where they travel to be hosted by Kings AFC.

Meltis Albion,another club usually in the promotion mix are in home action at Miller Road against Lidlington United Sports. Whilst perhaps the dark horses to get amongst the promotion mix, FC Meppershall, its home Mowsbury Park action against Henlow.

The sixth and final game coming at Chaul End Lane, the venue where Luton Boys host AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves.

The top action in Division Two could well come at Stonefields, the venue where AFC Turvey receive a visit from Co-op Sports in a clash between two clubs expected to be the promotion shake up come next April.

Over at Oakley Playing Fields, there is an intriguing local derby clash between hosts M & DH Oakley and the visiting Bromham United. Whilst Elstow Abbey head for The Luton Regional Sports Centre for what looks like a tricky contest against Stopsley Park.

Elsewhere,for Potton United Reserves, its a start to their league life in The Bedfordshire County Football League when they are paid a visit by Pavenham at The Hollow.Whilst just down at road at Barford Playing Fields, Great Barford will be hosting Sundon Park Rangers.

Whilst for local derby lovers, the place to be is Groveside, the venue where hosts Marabese Ceramics take on Clifton.

The final game in this section being due in Mowsbury Park between hosts Queens Park Crescents and their visitors Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

In Division Three, the pick of the games looks either to be the visit of Dinamo Flitwick to face Eastcotts at Weston Park Wootton or the Sunderland Road clash between hosts Potton Town and Renhold Village.

Over at Horseshoes Close, Dunton Reserves commence their home campaign with a visit from Stevington, Whilst Greenfield Road is the venue where Riseley Sports head to face hosts Westoning Reserves.

For league newcomers Sundon Park Colts, home life begins in Leagrave Park, where they host Cranfield United Reserves and Flitwick Town Reserves kick off their home season at Steppingley Road against Wilshamstead Reserves.

The seventh and final game in this section due at Mowsbury Park, the venue where Goldington are paid a visit by Royal Oak Kempston.

In Division Four, league newcomers Dunton A make their way to Stewartby Way to be hosted by Stewartby Village, whilst two other league newcomers find themselves in home action.Dinamo Flitwick Reserves entertaining Wootton Village at Hinksley Road Recreation Ground and Marsh Leys playing hosts to Goldington Hammers at Cutler Hammer.

For local derby action, the place to be is Harvey Close where Caldecote A host Sandy Reserves. Whilst the final three games see Shefford Town & Campton A host Bedford Park Rangers at Digswell Playing Fields; Clifton Reserves make their way to Keysoe Road to face Thurleigh and Kempston Athletic host Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves in Hillgrounds.