Action in The Premier Division supported by Sportsform Division will see league leaders Arlesey Town Reserves at their Armadillo Stadium base defending their season’s unbeaten ways against Sharnbrook, the visitors despite their mid-table league position making the journey still unbeaten on the road this season.
While several of the other games will have that local derby feeling about them, none more so than at Hurst Grove where ninth place Lidlington United Sports who remain unbeaten on home soil this season entertain fifth place Marston Shelton Rovers in a game that is sure to attract a passionate local crowd.
Over at Harvey Close, second place Caldecote will be fully expected to defend their season’s unbeaten home ways when visited by a Blunham side who come looking for their first away point/points of the season.A comment that also applies to AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College when at Hillgrounds they play host to bottom of the table Bedford Sports Athletic who will be searching for their first win of the season.
Elsewhere at Renhold Playing Fields, fourth place Renhold United will be defending their season’s unbeaten ways and 100% home record when called upon by sixth place Oakley Sports M&DH who have won two of their last three away outings.Whilst at Miller Road, having failed to win any of their last five outings to drop to eleventh place in the league table Bedford Hatters will look to put matters in order when visited by 10th place Shefford Town & Campton.
Meantime down at The Carlsberg Stadium, second from bottom of the table AFC Biggleswade will be on the outlook for their first home win of the season when called upon by a Flitwick Town side that sit just two places above them in the standings.Whilst the final top-flight action comes at Jubilee Playing Fields, the venue at which third place Ickwell & Old Warden travel to looking for their first away league victory since the opening day of the season when hosted by Wilshamstead.
For Division One sides the action comes in shape of second round ties in this season’s Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup. Of the 12 teams involved just two go head to head against each other, when at The Warren, Elstow Abbey having already beaten Henlow in league action in mid-September go for a quick season’s double over the men from Groveside to earn a place in the hat for round three draw.
Of the others, four go into action against South Midlands League opposition. On paper the hardest task faces Kings AFC who journey to Creasey Road to take on AFC Dunstable Reserves and Brickhill Tigers who entertain Kent Athletic Reserves in Mowsbury Park as both the opposition ply their trade in SML Reserves Division One.
While its SML Reserves Division Two opposition for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who journey to Woburn Road to face Ampthill Town Reserves and for Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who hit the road for a meeting against Crawley Green Reserves.
Elsewhere four others take on Luton District and South Beds League clubs. At Stanbridge Road, Leighton United host The 61FC Luton A and at Chaul End Lane, Luton Boys will be playing hosts to Co-op Sports conquerors of Caldecote Reserves in round one.
Meantime its trips on the road for Sandy, who journey to Stockwood Park to face Farley Boys and for Shillington who head for a Wigmore Valley Park meeting against FC Wisla (Luton).
The final tie involving our sides gives Pavenham at their Playing Field headquarters home advantage against Surburden League North Division outfit Leighton United Reserves.
In Division Two league action the game of the day takes place at Crawley Road, being the venue at which second place Woburn Athletic defend their season’s unbeaten home ways against league leaders Goldington who will hit the road to defend their own season’s unbeaten ways.
Meantime for third place Sundon Park Rangers, its defence of their season’s 100% home record when they take on Potton United Reserves in Stockwood Park.
While Oakley Sports M&DH Reserves look for their third home win on the bounce when visited by second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion who hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Over at Ickleford Recreation Ground, fourth place Marabese Ceramics are visited by fifth place Westoning who are yet to win on the road and at their Playing Field headquarters, Bromham United host bottom of the table and also yet to win on the road this season Queens Park Crescents.
Elsewhere, seventh place St Joseph Reserves will be hosting sixth place Eastcotts AFC in Leagrave Park.Whilst just down the road eleventh place Stopsley Park play host to ninth place Cranfield United Reserves.
In Division Three, league leaders Marsh Leys still holding down a season’s 100% record take on third place Clifton at their Cutler Hammer headquarters and it’s also home action for second place Westoning Reserves, who at Greenfield Road defend their unbeaten home ways against a Dunton side that hit the road in search of their first away point/points of the season.
Over at Hillgrounds, bottom of the table Royal Oak Kempston having lost their opening four home games receive a visit from the club immediately above them in the standings Kempston Hammers Sports, who like The Oak will be striving for their own first win of the season. Whilst third from bottom of the table Bedford Park Rangers having lost their opening four home games will not find that easy to correct when the visitors to face them in Mowsbury Park are the high flying Wilshamstead Reserves.
The other three games in this division all have a local derby action feel about them.On The Green, still 100% at home Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves take on Potton Town who are yet to gain a point on the road this season. Whilst at their Playing Field headquarters, seventh place Stevington will be defending their season’s unbeaten home ways against sixth place Riseley Sports. Whilst at Great Barford Playing Fields, hosts and eighth place Great Barford will go in search of home win number three on the bounce when called upon by fifth place Renhold United Reserves who travel in search of their third away win on the bounce.
In Division Four, for league leaders Elstow Abbey Reserves it’s a trip on the road to Bedford Road Recreation Ground to defend their season’s 100% ways against Sandy Reserves. Whilst at the Bedford Hockey Centre, second place Bedford Panthers defend their own season’s 100% record when visited by third place Kempston Con Club Sports who visit looking for win number four on the bounce.
Over at Whiston Crescent, Clifton Reserves are still unbeaten on home soil this season and are visited by bottom of the table Caldecote A. Whilst Shefford Town & Campton A having climbed out of the bottom two last weekend journey to Steppingley Road to face fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves.
Elsewhere at Horseshoes Close, fifth place Dunton Reserves will go in search of just their second home win of the season when called upon by Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves and at Wootton Recreation Ground, second from bottom of the table Wootton Village will be seeking their first home win of the season against a Dinamo Flitwick side who travel looking for their own first away win of the season.
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Thursday 20 June 2013
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