PREVIEW: Beds County Football League

Action this weekend in The Premier Division supported by Sportsform section will see current league leaders Lidlington United Sports welcome Wilstead to their Hurst Grove base as they look to extend their unbeaten start to the season.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 21st September 2013, 12:10 pm

For second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College, it’s a tough looking trip to Harvey Close to be entertained by reigning league champions Caldecote.

Over at their Playing Field headquarters, AFC Oakley Sports M&DH will like the top two clubs be hoping to remain unbeaten for the campaign when called upon by Shefford Town & Campton.

Yet just down the road at the own Playing Field base, Pavenham will be in search of their first win of the season when visited by a Shillington side that will travel full of confidence following their home win over Caldecote.

The final game in this section taking Ickwell & Old Warden on the road again, this time to be hosted by Renhold United.

Outside the league at Weston Park, Wootton Blue Cross will be playing hosts to Essex Senior League side Clapton in The FA Vase.

With Division One league leaders Eastcotts AFC sitting the afternoon out, Sandy have the chance to top the table should they win their away outing at Chaul End Lane against Luton Boys Seniors, or if they are unsuccessful leave the door open for one of the four clubs just a point behind them to top the standings come the final whistle.

Two of these go head to head at The Warren where Elstow Abbey play hosts to Sundon Park Rangers. Whilst for Goldington, it’s home Alexander Sports Centre action against Marabese Ceramics and for AFC Turvey a trip on the road to Rectory Road to face Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

Other action comes at Woodlands where Brickhill Tigers will have to be at their very best if they are to collect all three points from the visiting Bedford Sports Athletic.

Whilst after their defeats last weekend, both Bromham United and Woburn Lions will be looking to returning to winning ways when they clash at United’s Playing Field base and at Groveside, Henlow open their season’s home campaign with a visit from Caldecote Reserves.

In Division Two, league leaders Queens Park Crescents will be in home action against Kings AFC in Mowsbury Park whilst second place Potton United Reserves hit the road for a Crawley Road outing against hosts Cranfield United.

Down at Mill Lane, Potton Town will be looking to stay unbeaten for the campaign when called upon by Riseley Sports, a comment that also applies to both AFC Harlington and AFC Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves when they go head to head at Harlington Playing Fields.

Over at Fisher Close, Great Barford will commence their 2013-14 season with a visit from bottom of the table Stopsley Park and it’s a clash of another still to gain a point this season sides when Renhold United Reserves play hosts to Clifton.

Whilst also in search of their first points of the season will be AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves when they host Co-Op Sports at Hillgrounds.

In Division Three for league leaders Meltis Albion, it’s a trip to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by still unbeaten and third place Kempston Athletic, whilst also looking like The Albion to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season will be Wilstead Reserves who at Jubilee Playing Fields play hosts to a Westoning side having their first outing of the season.

Over at The Hockey Centre, Bedford Panthers take on AFC Bush and at Hillgrounds, it’s local derby action between hosts Kempston Con Club Sports and the visiting Kempston Hammers.

Other action coming at Whiston Crescent, where Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves are the visitors to take on Clifton Reserves and at Stevington Playing Fields where hosts Stevington receive a visit from Elstow Abbey Reserves.

The match of the day in Division Four sees the top two clubs clash when at Tithe Farm second place FC Houghton take on league leaders Wootton Village. Whilst for third place Meltis Albion Reserves, it’s home Miller Road action against Athletico Europa.

Next in the table are Sandy Reserves, at Bedford Road Recreation Ground they play hosts to Cranfield United Reserves and no more than a stones throw away at Sandye Place Academy, it’s local derby action between Mid Beds Tigers and Caldecote A.

Just up the A603, it’s a return to Bedfordshire County Football League at Moggerhanger Playing Fields when Moggerhanger United commence their home season with a visit from Bedford Park Rangers.

Whilst also opening up their home season will be at Clapham Sports, who at King George VI Playing Fields host Flitwick Town Reserves and for Shefford Town & Campton A, its home Digswell Playing Field action against Dinamo Flitwick.