Renhold stay four points clear at top
Renhold United remain four points clear in the Bedfordshire League after a 2-0 home win over the previous unbeaten away from home AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College on Saturday.
It came thanks to a brace of goals from James Cooper in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform fixture.
For second place Shefford Town & Campton it was away win number five on the bounce with a 3-1 victory at Wilstead. Andrew Hayday scored twice and Ryan Lewis once against a lone home reply from Paul Jones.
Third place AFC Oakley M&DH retained their unbeaten home record with a 2-0 win over AFC Turvey who are now without a win from their last 10 starts. Oli Plested and Dan Kelly scored the goals to do the damage.
Elsewhere, Marston Shelton Rovers returned to winning ways to remain in fourth place with a 3-1 home victory over Sharnbrook, Jamie Cerminara netting twice and Jack Weedon once against a lone reply from Jordan Baxter.
Plus also returning to winning ways were Wootton Blue Cross with a 4-2 home victory over Pavenham. Phil Matthews, Danny Butler, Paul Ratcliffe plus an own goal marking their scoresheet against replies from Ben Robinson and Jack Harding.
Waterlogged pitches caused the postponement of the games, Eastcotts AFC v Ickwell & Old Warden, Lidlington United Sports v Caldecote and Sandy v Flitwick Town.
Henlow’s lead at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford league table is now down to four points after they lost their unbeaten ways when defeated 3-1 at home by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who duly extended their unbeaten away ways up to four games. Sean Duignan netted twice and Stuart Pearce once against a lone home reply from Matthew Rumbelow.
Taking full advantage of the league leaders defeat were second place Elstow Abbey with a hard earned three points from a 2-0 win at Riseley Sports. Danny Pilgrim shooting them ahead in the 63rd minute, yet the points were not sealed until Calum Davenport added a second three minutes into time added on. However, the true Abbey hero was goalkeeper Steven Trainer who saved two home penalties in the 43rd and 77th minutes of the contest.
Remaining in third spot in the league table are Cranfield United who retained their seasons 100% home record with a 4-1 victory over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Jordan Appleton, Ben Thompson, David Adderson plus an own goal only being replied to by a strike from Humberto Mbunazo for the Town.
Now up into fourth place are Great Barford who claimed their fifth win on the bounce with a 3-2 home victory over Sundon Park Rangers who now drop down from fourth in the standings into sixth place. David Mulvhill, Michael Pickard and Gary Canzano were on the home scoresheet against a brace in reply from Matthew Conway.
Jumping above the Rangers into fifth place are Meltis Albion who claimed their first away win of the season when winning 2-0 at Queens Park Crescents. Alexis Kamenan and a Dan Taylor penalty netting the goals to do the damage.
Also enjoying life on the road were AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who took their unbeaten away ways up to three games by winning 3-2 at Potton Town. Mitchell Crook with a brace plus a single strike from Louis Green only being replied to by strikes from Lee Wiltshire and Chris Moore for the Town.
Elsewhere, it was a red letter day for AFC Harlington who after seven consecutive defeats claimed their first win of the season with a 4-2 home victory over Marabese Ceramics. Stephen Garner, Matt Barnes, Jon Murray and Scott Gadsden bagging the goals against Tilermen replies from Ben Smith and Tony Miceli.
For Bedford SA it was the award of three uncontested points after Brache Sparta were unable to fulfil their fixture against them having earlier in the week been placed under Beds FA suspension.
There is no change at the head of the division two league table following wins for the top three clubs. League leaders Westoning claiming their fourth win on the bounce to duly retain their seasons unbeaten away ways by winning 3-0 at Elstow Abbey Reserves who were losing on home soil for the first time this season. Tom Cooksley, Dan Riddaway and Shaun Cooksley got the goals.
Whilst second place FC Houghton claimed win number eight on the bounce with a 1-0 home win over Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves thanks to a strike from Sam Martin to leave the Rovers still looking for their first away point of the season.
For third place Clapham Sports it was a 6-1 home victory over bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves. Sam Maddix and Neil Larman both netting twice alongside single strikes from Grant Williams and Antony Farr against a lone reply from Sam Ward for the visitors.
Now up into fourth spot are Stevington who duly retained their unbeaten home ways and made it five wins on the bounce with a 9-1 home win over Meltis Albion Reserves - Kieran Souter, Ben Walsh, Joe Holyoak and James Bourke all netting twice alongside an own against a lone Albion reply from Craig Damon.
Having lost their last five outings it was a return to winning ways for Caldecote Reserves who claimed a 6-4 home win to send Kempston Athletic to their first away defeat of the season. Andrew Spiers and Simon Ashton netting twice alongside single strikes from Jamie Saunderson and Nicky Albone against Athletic replies via Richie Andrews, Nicholas Emene, James Maxwell and Gavin Matthews.
Elsewhere, Bedford United with goals from Adam Wedecki and Jamaal Dixon shared the points in a 2-2 home draw with Wootton Village for whom Adam Flynn netted twice.
We have new league leaders at the head of the division three table in the shape of Atletico Europa who in retaining their seasons 100% away ways by winning 4-0 at Caldecote U20 duly leapt from sixth place to the summit of the table. Ric Bulzis, Kane Alexander, Cameron Browne and Aaron Hill netting the goals.
Losing out on that top spot but remaining ahead of the non-playing third place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves in second place on goal difference are Clifton who were beaten 3-1 at home by White Eagles who duly retained their seasons 100% away ways. Kazimier Orzechowski netting twice and Maciei Macierowski once against a lone home reply from Charlie Watson.
Still in fourth spot are Dinamo Flitwick who missed the chance to top the table when held to a 2-2 draw at Shefford Town & Campton A. Dale Goldie and Josh Pearson netting the goals against home replies via Jordan Robbens and Matt Evans.
Just goal difference behind them in fifth spot are Lea Sports PSG who won 4-2 at Westoning U20 who have now lost their last seven outings to drop into the bottom two of the league table. Sean Dixon, Owen Malcolm, Joe Hennem plus an own goal on the PSG scoresheet against home replies via Aaron Turner and James Russell.
Elsewhere, it was the end of Cranfield United Reserves unbeaten ways for the season when they were defeated 3-2 at FC Serbia.Mustak Alom, Stefan Malikovic and Demilson Conceicao on the home scoresheet against United replies via Mark Dring and Phil Kempsall. Whilst Mid Beds Tigers are still looking for their first home win of the season after Sandy Reserves claimed their first victory in seven outings by beating them 3-1.Carl Mercer, Rob Wilson and Andy Barker goals did the damage against a Tigers reply from Jay Smith.