Shefford Town & Campton crowned league champions

Shefford Town & Campton in retaining their season’s unbeaten home ways and chalking up win number 14 on the bounce with a 3-0 victory over Flitwick Town to become league champions.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 28th April 2012, 10:40 am

Adam Larsen opened the scoring 11 minutes into the contest before Philip Bright doubled the scoreline 17 minutes later and Andrew Hayday added the third just seconds from time.

For second place Caldecote, it was win number five on the bounce with a 2-1 victory at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College. Trailing to a first half goal from Tom Behan, second half strikes from Stuart Haddow and Danny Lane won the day.

Elsewhere, Oakley Sports ensured they would finish in fifth spot by netting a 2-1 home victory over Sharnbrook. Shaun Barnett and Jamie Lally on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Sammi Gingell.

Claiming sixth spot are Wilshamstead, for them it was a 4-1 home win over Renhold United to end the visitors six game winning away run. Paul Jones, Kevin Butler, Stuart Robson and Rani Thiarra all finding the back of the net against a United reply from Sheldon Washington.

Division One

League leaders Ickwell & Old Warden remain three points clear of second place Bedford Sports Athletic following big wins for both clubs. Ickwell & Old Warden retaining their unbeaten home record and win number 11 on the bounce with a 6-0 victory over fourth place Lidlington United Sports. Lee Threadgold, Steve Thomas, Dave Trundley, Matthew McCartney were on the scoresheet alongside an own goal and a penalty from Andrew Vallom.

Bedford Sports Athletic retained their season’s unbeaten away record with a 10-3 victory at Kings AFC to leave the hosts still fighting for their division one lives. Asa Mead netting four times, Ashley Mead three times to go alongside single strikes from James Mead, Ian Asplin and Paul Nigro against home replies via Daniel Phillis twice and Chris Greene.

For FC Meppershall it was a 7-5 home victory over Sandy who they now replace in fifth slot, Joe Price and Craig Damon both netted hat-tricks alongside a goal for Matthew Ward against braces in reply from Daniel Stafford and Nathan Morris to go alongside a goal from Craig Baker.

Now up into seventh place are Lea Sports PSG who are unbeaten in nine games after a 5-1 victory at AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves. Martin Collins netted three times and Danny Hardacre twice against a Town reply from Joseph Ogunremi.

Alas for bottom of the table Westoning it was the gift of three points to Marston Shelton Rovers when they failed to raise a side - also getting three points were Luton Boys when Meltis Albion failed to raise a side

Division Two

With Elstow Abbey crowned league champions in midweek, AFC Turvey ensured runners-up spot by winning 6-2 at third place Pavenham. Tim Clarke led the way with a hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Chris Winton, John Guiney and Daniel Bailey against a brace in reply from Tom Rodger.

Still in fourth spot in the table are Shefford Town & Campton Reserves, for them it was a 4-1 home victory over Co-op Sports. Sam Larsen with a brace plus Sam James and Ryan Dobson on the scoresheet against a lone reply from Ross Giffin.

Just a point behind are Sundon Park Rangers, they being gifted three points when M&DH Oakley failed to raise a side to travel to meet them in Stockwood Park to leave The Rangers in turn a single point clear of Bromham United who claimed a 5-1 victory at bottom of the table Great Barford. Dean Waghorn with a brace plus Shane Canzano, Pete Hanwell and Tom Prothero all finding the back of the net against a lone home reply from Freddie Windram.

Division Three

With Cranfield United Reserves crowned league champions in midweek, Eastcotts AFC ensured the runners-up medals would be theirs by drawing 1-1 away at Sundon Park Rangers Colts and then learning Renhold Village had been beaten on home turf by Stevington. John Hunt netting the silver medal goal to cancel out a strike from Luke Dolan, whilst Matt Coles and Ben Walsh were on the scoresheet for Stevington against a Village reply via Dan Luke.

Elsewhere, Riseley Sports enhanced their hopes of a top six finish with a 3-0 home win over bottom of the table Dunton Reserves. Jack Henman, Tom Ellison and David Baish goals doing the damage.

Westoning Reserves returned to form with a 4-1 victory over Potton Town. Gareth White netted twice and Steve Barringer and Anthony Dean once each against a lone reply via Tom Pyman.

Watson Shield

Goldington will now go forward and meet Bedford Park Rangers in next Friday’s final tie at Cranfield United following their 5-0 home win over Bedford Panthers. Chris Huckle scored a brace with James Morris, Jamie Muircroft and Steven Daniels netting the vital goals.

Division Four

Bedford Park Rangers are now within two points of the division four league crown after they made it nine wins on the bounce with a 9-2 victory at Dunton A. Martin Danobrega opening the scoring 14 minutes into the game only then to see Joe Lewis level matters just 60 seconds later. However, within 10 minutes the scoreline showed it to be 4-1 in The Rangers favour following a strike from Joshu Geary and Danobrega netting twice more to complete his hat-trick. By half-time, Shaun Finlay had added to the scoreline twice more and early in the second period Finlay took his personal total up to five before Tom Burton netted the second home goal seven minutes from time.

Second place Marsh Leys drew 3-3 with fourth place Clifton Reserves. Grant Williams, Jason Rose and Tom Buck netting the goals for the home side whilst Tony Norman bagged a hat-trick for the visitors.

Thurleigh, they remain in third just two points shy of Marsh Leys but with a game in hand following their 3-2 victory at Caldecote A. Jared Pierre was on the scoresheet twice and Josh Pierre St Clair once against goals from Neil Giles and Gary Allum.

Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves beat Dinamo Flitwick 3-0, Alan Turner, Matthew Bruney and Graham Weddell netting the goals, whilst Stewartby Village were held to a 3-3 draw by Kempston Athletic, Clayton Laurence, Tom Bellwood-Smith and Ben Sparks on The Village scoresheet against replies from Gary Whitbread twice and Ricky Carter.

Sandy Reserves returned to winning ways with a 6-0 home victory over Goldington Hammers. Jonnie Stafford with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Ryan Burgess, Reece Stratton, Chris Gregory and Adam Hales.