Shefford return to top spot

New Premier Division leaders are Shefford Town & Campton following their 4-1 weekend win at Flitwick Town. Ricky Smith bagged a brace while Andrew Hayday and Michael Jones were also on target while the lone reply came from Dean Warren.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 19th September 2011, 5:07 pm

For previous table toppers Arlesey Town Reserves there was a 3-0 defeat at Bedford Hatters which dropped them down to fifth in the standings.Simon Pixley netted twice and Sam Bedingfield once to take Hatters up into second spot, just shy of the new leaders on goal-difference.

Taking up third spot and sharing the same number of points with the leading two are Caldecote. They ran out 5-3 home winners over Wilshamstead thanks to Barry Dellar (two), Tom Wallace, Mark Phillips and Tom Cookman all finding the back of the net against replies froma Kevin Bulter, Harry Baker and Hani Thierra.

Just a point behind in fourth and with a game in hand are Oakley Sports after they netted a 4-1 home win over Blunham. Jamie Lally with a brace plus Sam Watkins and Shaun Barnett were on the scoresheet against a lone Andy Smith reply.

For Dunton it was their first win of the season at the Carlsberg Stadium, 4-1 against AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Tom Burton, Barry Emery, Jamie Turner and Joe Lewis all foudnd the target against a single reply from David Kane.

With Potton Wanderers having withdrawn from the league in midweek, Sharnbrook quickly made up for their three lost points from their opening day encounter by winning 3-2 at Woburn. Luke Divine, Ben Singleton and Tom King saw their goals only replied to by Lewis Murray and Martin Holland.

Division One

LEADING the way in Division One are Lidlington United Sports who came up with their third win on the bounce, 7-2 at home to Kings AFC. Alex Burrows bagged a hat-trick, Darren Sims a brace plus strikes from Kieran Wills and Ben Marwood, the replies from Chris Greene and Josh Clements. Now holding down second spot are Ickwell & Old Warden, 3-1 away winners at Henlow. Zak Rowe with a brace plus Nick Jones doing the damage against a home reply from Keith Milburn.

Just a point behind in third are Marston Shelton Rovers who needed a lone strike from Scott Gadsden to win 1-0 at Westoning. In fourth place and still unbeaten are Bedford Sports Athletic who won 2-1 at Luton Boys. Andrew Latimer and James Mead on the scoresheet against a home reply from Simon Glass.

The second highest scorers of the day in this division were FC Meppershall. They were 5-1 home victors over Caldecote Reserves with Joe Prke netting four and Matthew Phelan once against a lone Mark Endersby reply.

For Meltis Albion it was a 2-0 victory at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves thanks to strikes from Ricky Prince and Nick Evangelisia. Lea Sports PSG and Sandy shared the spoils from a 1-1 draw, Liam Trainor on target for PSG against a reply from Daniel Stafford.

Division Two

ELSTOW Abbey continue to lead the way in Division Two thanks to their 2-0 home win over M & DH Oakley.Craig Cameron and Tom Pitts netted the goals that keeps them ahead of AFC Turvey on goal-difference after they retained their own 100 per cent record for the season with a 4-0 victory at Clifton. Tim Clarke with a brace plus John Guiney and Martin Ivy on the Turvey scoresheet.

Pavenham are also still 100 per cent for the campaign and only adrift of the top two on goal difference after netting a 3-0 home win over Marabese Ceramics. Michael Bates opening the scoring after 25 minutes before James Owen doubled the scoreline just a minute after the break and then converted the third from the penalty spot four minutes from time.

Top scorers of the day in this division were now fourth placed Sundon Park Rangers. They were 9-0 home winners over Queens Park Crescents after Nicky Buttigieg’s hat-trick, Sam Chapman with a brace plus strikes from Modou Bano, Chris Hazell and Edward Lewis undertaking the rout.

Going nap were Co-op Sports, 5-2 home winners over Bromham United. Chris Vardy, Scott Davis, Ross Bedford, Tom Furr and a Thomas Miller penalty only being replied to by Dean Waghorn and Michael Ventriglia.

Elsewhere, Shefford Town & Campton Reserves were 3-2 home winners over Stopsley Park. Lee Sharnbrook, Richard Russell and Gary Gibson on target against an own goal and a strike from Simon Richards.

For Potton United Reserves, it was a 3-0 win at Great Barford.Ben Talbot, Amit Aghera and James Tizard all hitting the back of the net.

Division Three

THERE remains no change at the head of the Division Three after overnight leaders Renhold Village romped to a 10-0 home win over Dinamo Flitwick. Mo Banda struck four times, Carl Townsend netting a hat-trick alongside strikes from Simon Wade, Alex Giscombe and Marko Tobdzic.

In second spot now are Eastcotts AFC. They came up with the result of the day, a 3-2 home win over Goldington. Michael Sexton with a brace plus Sean McFarland on the scoresheet against a brace in reply from Karl Anderson.

Now holding down third spot are Potton Town, 2-0 home victors over Royal Oak Kempston thanks to an own goal and a strike from James Pyman. Just behind them on goal difference are Sundon Park Rangers Colts, 2-0 winners at Wilshamstead Reserves. Kevin Hilton and Ashley Wadhams netting the vital goals.

Going nap were Kempston Hammers Sports, 5-0 home winners over Dunton Reserves. Jaz Sohal leading the way with a hat-trick supported by goals from James Erm and Nick Tysoe.

At Gold Street, Riseley Sports opened their season with a 2-1 home win over Flitwick Town Reserves.Robert Ginn and Alan Spurgeon were on target against a Town reply from Grant Archer.

Also enjoying life on home soil were Stevington, 3-1 winners over Westoning Reserves. Jon Devereaux netting twice and Darren King once against a lone reply from Gareth White.

Division Four

FOR Division Four leaders Marsh Leys there was an 11-1 away win at Dinamo Flitwick Reserves. Alex Clipson netting four times, Matt Evans claiming a hat-trick while there were single goals for Justin Sturniolo, Jamie Carson, Shaun Gilbert and Vinny Mattu, the lone home reply coming from Lee Chandler.

Up to second are Bedford Park Rangers who were 4-3 home winners over Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

Josh Geary bagged a brace plus strikes from Shaun Finlay and Jhey Tomkins outscored a hat-trick in reply from Jordan Knight, two of which came from the penalty spot.

Still unbeaten for the season and in third spot are Kempston Athletic. They shared the spoils in a 2-2 draw at Clifton Reserves with Gary Whitbread and James Maxwell being their marksmen against a brace in reply from Darren Carter.

Also sharing the spoils were Dunton ‘A’ and Bedford Panthers who played out a 3-3 draw. Richard Vale, Antony Bottazzi and Chris Wuestner were on the home scoresheet against replies from Ben Hutchings, Kevin Southby and Michael Bailey.

Winning big were Thurleigh, 7-1 home winners over Caldecote ‘A’. Ben Stock and Josh Pierre St Claire grabbing hat-trick alongside a goal for Steve Pledge against a lone reply from Martin Sayers.

Also netting seven times were Shefford Town & Campton ‘A’, 7-4 winners at Sandy Reserves. Kieron Best claiming a hat-trick, Ryan Cooper a brace and single strikes from Ross Earl and Simon Castle outscoring a home brace from Johnnie Stratford and strikes from Chris Gregory and Reece Stratton.

For Stewartby Village, it was a 6-2 home win over Goldington Hammers.Kyle Smith with a brace plus an own goal and strikes from Ryan Collis, Lee Collis and James Churchman being replied to by a Hammers brace from Jamie Mercurio.