AFC Oakley M&DH now find themselves in third spot in the Bedfordshire League after they retained their unbeaten record and 100% away form with a 5-0 victory at Pavenham.
Robert Heaney netting twice alongside single goals for Steve Kuhne, Ollie Plested and Ali Smith in this Premier Division supported by Sportsform fixture. AFC Turvey retained their own unbeaten away ways by holding AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College to a 3-3 draw. Andrew Latimer netted twice and Mark Allen once against home replies via Aaron Chaplin, Josh Sturniolo and Matty Phelan.
Caldecote are now without a win from their last four starts after a 0-0 home draw by a Sandy side who were gaining their first away point of the season.
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Perhaps the result of the day belongs to Flitwick Town who ran out 6-1 home winners over Wootton Blue Cross, Daniel Stafford netting three times, Liam Keane twice and Will Scott once to earn them a trip in round two to Renhold United who emerged 3-1 home penalty shoot-out winners over Arlesey Town Reserves. After 90 minutes the sides were deadlocked at 3-3, Jason Allison twice and Mark Reed marking the United scoresheet.
Also enjoying a penalty shoot-out win of 5-4 were Ickwell & Old Warden at Shefford Town & Campton after 90 minutes play had seen the sides level at 2-2. Andrew Hayday and Ryan Lewis netting for the Town against replies via Lee Threadgold and Johnny Coles. They now face The 61 FC Luton at home in round two.
For Sharnbrook it was a 3-2 home win over Wilstead to earn a trip to Potton United in round two. Shaun Barnett, Jordan Baxter and Leon Taylor seeing their goals only replied to by Adam Budek and Paul Jones. Whilst Eastcotts AFC will now be on the road in round two to face AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College after winning 2-0 at Marston Shelton Rovers thanks to goals from Tony Milioti and Ollie Watton.
Alas for Lidlington United Sports it was a 4-0 home defeat at the hands of South Midlands League side Kent Athletic.
Henlow are now five points clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table after they retained their 100% record by sending hosts Elstow Abbey to the first defeat of the season in a 3-1 scoreline. Danny Fox in the 10th minute shooting the Abbey ahead before a brace from Antony Bowskill plus a goal for George Kiely won the day for the visitors.
Now up into second spot are the still unbeaten Sundon Park Rangers who chalked up win number four on the bounce with a 5-0 home victory over AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Matt Conway netting four times and Nicky Buttigeig once.
Just goal difference behind them are Cranfield United who retained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 4-2 at Riseley Sports. Martin Holland with a brace being supported by a strike from Jordan Appleton plus a Dan Mclaren penalty against home replies from Karl Walker and Jamie Simmons.
However, the biggest win of the day belonged to Potton Town who recorded their first win of the season when winning 9-2 at Queens Park Crescents. Jamie Hearson with a hat-trick and Chris Cooper with a brace were joined on the scoresheet by Mark Mijalski, Brad Smith, James Pyman and Chris Moore against home replies via Shadaz Sattar and Dante Barlie.
Elsewhere Meltis Albion recorded their third home win on the bounce with a 3-2 victory over Great Barford. Alex Smith twice and Craig Damon marking their scoresheet against a brace in reply from Reuben Hukin. Whilst after losing their last three encounters Bedford SA returned to winning ways with a 3-1 win at AFC Harlington. Richard Lightfoot, Ashlee Banton and Daniel Lupton netting the vital goals against an own goal in reply.
Meantime over at Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves picked up their first home point of the season from a 2-2 draw with Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Grovanni Moscaritolo and Chris Wright on the home scoresheet against replies from Phil Bright and Sean Duignan.
The Marabese Ceramics v Brache Sparta fixture was postponed after the visitors failed to raise a side due to the Eid Festival.
Westoning’s lead at the head of Division Two is now down to three points after they lost their 100% record when held to a 5-5 draw at Bedford United. Tom Wade with a hat-trick and Aaron Perrett with a brace for United seeing their goals replied to by braces from Ben Dashwood and Thomas Cooksley and a single strike from Glen Cooksley for the visitors.
For second place Elstow Abbey Reserves it was a 10-0 win at bottom of the table Kempston Con Club Sports to retain their seasons unbeaten ways. Just two goals from Jhey Tompkins separated the sides at the break before the Abbey ran riot in the second period, Shaun Cafferty netting three times, Tony Veglio twice plus an own goal and single strikes from Curtis McGall and John Joe Pekszyc to add to the scoreline.
Whilst third place Meltis Albion Reserves ran out 5-3 away winners at Wilstead Reserves. Sheldon Washington and Marco Tobzic both netting twice alongside Dan Reed to bring up the nap hand against home replies via Matt Johnson, Callum Evans and Luke Pursey.
Elsewhere it was an end to Stevington’s 100% away record and unbeaten run for the season when beaten 4-3 at now fourth place Clapham Sports.Liam Bolton with a hat-trick plus a goal from Mario Esposito on target for the Sportsmen against replies from 51 year old Clinton Tatham plus Ben Walsh and Luke Cronin.
Also losing their season’s unbeaten away record were Kempston Hammers Sports who lost 4-2 at Moggerhanger United who were enjoying their first home win of the season. Luke Rudd twice plus Lee Adams and Josh Paul marking the United scoresheet against Hammers replies via Jimmy Grandidge and Dan Havil.
FC Houghton made it three home wins on the bounce with an 8-0 victory over Caldecote Reserves. Lawrence Taylor netting four times, Shaun Fahy twice plus single goals from Kevin McGovarn and Mark Doran to do the damage. Whilst a lone goal from Gary Whitbread was enough to take Kempston Athletic to a 1-0 home win over Wootton Village.
With Cranfield United Reserves sitting the afternoon out Atletico Europa took full advantage to climb back onto the top of the Division Three league table with a 5-1 home victory over Sandy Reserves. Moydean Banda and Sam Donadio netting twice and Johnny Ovenden once to bring up the nap hand against a lone reply from Rob Wilson.
Also leaping above United in the league standings are Clifton who made it four wins on the bounce with a 6-0 home win over FC Serbia. Andy Harvey netting four times alongside single strikes from Chris Mattingley and Jack Brown.
Both the Flitwick sides retained their unbeaten ways with wins. Town Reserves are now in fourth spot after winning 4-0 at White Eagles where Benn Ward netted twice to go alongside goals for Dan Read and Mark Barlett. Whilst fifth place Dinamo were 2-1 home winners over Mid Beds Tigers thanks to goals from Nick Payne and Dean Myers against a lone reply from Daniel Whitten.
Life on the road turned sweet for Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who ran out 5-3 winners at Westoning U20. Roland Ashby with a brace plus strikes from Mio Plater, Ben Paratt and Derwayne Stupple bringing up the nap hand against home replies via Dominic Benmoussa, Tayer Clayton and Culum Clayton.
Elsewhere it was a return to winning ways for Lea Sports PSG with a 4-2 home win over bottom of the table Moggerhanger United.Ryan Darby netting twice alongside Sean Dixon and Joe Hennem for PSG against United replies via Aaron Austin and Michael McDonnell.
Shefford Town & Campton A lost their 100% home record when held to a 0-0 draw by Caldecote U20 who were gaining their first away point of the season.