Bedfordshire League round-up

It’s as you were in the Premier Division following wins for the leading five clubs. Leaders Wilshamstead made it ten unbeaten with a 7-3 victory at Biggleswade United Reserves and in doing so they sent United to the bottom of the table. Paul Jones bagged a hat-trick together with strikes from Kevin Butler, Chris Faulkner, Colin Merritt and Michael Taylor, the Biggleswadeonly replies from Gareth Boness, Mo Banda and Lucas Banton.

By The Newsroom
Monday, 22nd November 2010, 3:14 pm

Second placed Blunham won 8-2 at home to Woburn after Andy Smith bagged a hat-trick, Andrew Vallom a brace plus strikes from Matty McMahon, Glen Tumulty and Zak Rowe, an own goal plus a strike from Tom Dell coming The Safari Boys way.

Renhold United remain third after maintaining their season’s unbeaten away run with a 3-1 win at Flitwick Town. It was Town’s first home defeat of the season. Tommy Foyle bagged a brace while James Allen netted the other United goal against a home reply from Dean Warren.

Still fourth are Caldecote who ran out 3-1 winners at home to Sharnbrook. It was the visitors who took the lead after just three minutes thanks to Luke Perry but a Tom Wallace strike on 20 minutes ensured the sides would go in at the break all square. Paul Lawrence put Caldecote ahead on 73 minutes before the points were finally sealed with a Gordon Guile goal two minutes from time.

The quintet of winners was made up by Shefford Town & Campton who netted a 7-2 home win over Dunton to take their unbeaten ways to seven games and remain unbeaten at home this season.

The game being all over by half time as the home side raced into a 7-1 lead, Andrew Hayday hitting a hat-trick, Adam Larsen a brace, alongside an own goal and a strike from Chris Clarke. The lone visitors goal coming via a Lawrence Bosher penalty, he then netted the only goal of the second period.

Other action saw a brace of goals from Layne Eadie give Leighton United their first win in five outings with a 2-0 victory at Oakley Sports, whilst AFC Kempston Town with a goal from Sundip Gill against a reply from Lewis Healiss earned the point that lifted them off the bottom of the league standings at the expense of Biggleswade United Reserves.

Division One

POTTON Wanderers lead at the head of the Division One league table is now up to three points following their 7-1 home win over Brache Sparta Community Reserves and Marston Shelton Rovers 3-0 home defeat at the hands of Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves.

For The Wanderers, both Conor Green and Sam Worthington hit hat-tricks and Chris Sams struck once against the lone reply from Abdul Kalam Azad, whilst the Ickwell goalscorers were Matthew McCartney, Ricky Aris and Lee Tetley to send Rovers to their first home defeat of the season.

Marston’s defeat was good news for third place Bedford Hatters who moved to within three points of them and with two games in hand following a 5-1 home victory over Meltis Albion. Darek Jozwiak on the scoresheet four times and Mark Reed once, all coming after Alex Goosby had given Albion the lead.

Also going nap at home were Henlow, they ran out 5-0 winners over AFC Kempston Town Reserves.Andy Newton with a brace plus strikes from Keith Purslow, Peter Saunders and Jake Rennie doing the damage.

Just one goal behind were Bedford Sports Athletic, they romped to a 4-0 home win over Blunham Reserves. Asa Mead with a hat-trick plus Andrew Latimer on the scoresheet.

Elsewhere Sandy took their unbeaten ways to three games with a 3-1 home win over Caldecote Reserves. Craig Baker netted twice and Charlie Seward once against a lone reply from Terry Lawrence.

Alas for bottom of the table Luton Old Boys, they had just an Ashley Wadhams strike to show for a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of FC Meppershall who were taking their unbeaten ways to seven games.

Division Two

FOR leaders Arlesey Social Galacticos it was a loss of their season’s 100 per cent home ways when held to a 1-1 draw by Marabese Ceramics. Moni Nsiawete having his goal cancelled out by a Tilerman reply from Micah Pink.

The Social staying on top of the pile thanks to Great Barford handing out a 4-3 defeat to second place Queens Park Crescents,thus maintaining their seasons 100% home ways. Daniel Stafford with a hat-trick plus Luke Morgan outscoring replies from Ayaz Hussain, Tejinder Sembhi and Imran Khan.

Both these results being good news for third place Lea Sports PSG, they won 5-1 at Kings AFC. Danny Hardacre and Hassem Raja both netting braces and Paul Collins once against a home reply from Josh Clements.

The top scorers of the day however were fourth place Elstow Abbey, they ran out 9-0 home winners over bottom of the table Kempston Hammers Sports. Ed E’rario, Mark Nicholson and Jermaine Mills all netting twice alongside Tom Pitts, Jason Harrison and Nick Burraway.

Clifton claimed their first win in six outings via a 4-2 home success over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Tony Norman with a hat-trick plus a goal from Dave Sargeant outweighing a brace in reply from Wayne Haxton.

Also enjoying life at home were Stevington, they netted a 6-5 victory over Harpur FC. Darren King with a hat-trick, Clinton Tatham with a brace plus Aaron Fletcher doing the damage.

For Bromham United, it was a 2-2 home draw with Westoning Recreation Club. Antony Farr and Sam Jones on the scoresheet against a Rec Boys brace in reply from Ian Buckingham.

The day’s final scheduled game at Hurst Grove between Lidlington United Sports and Stopsley Park being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Division Three

PAVENHAM were to maintain their seasons 100 per cent ways and increase their lead to nine points with a 5-0 win at Renhold Village. James Owen netting four times and Nick Atkins once.

Now in second spot are Sharnbrook Reserves following their 9-2 home win over Caldecote A. Kevin Harris bagged a hat-trick while there were braces from Mark Smith and Martyn Caine and single strikes from Ryan Massey and Darren Wallinger, the brace in reply coming via Neil Giles and Carl Heath.

Dropping down into third spot are M & DH Oakley, they lost their seasons unbeaten away ways when beaten 2-1 at Dunton Reserves. Dan Cutmore and Tom Burton the home marksmen against a visitors reply from James Dean.

For fourth place Co-op Sports it was a 3-1 victory at Royal Oak Kempston.Scott Davis, Thomas Miller and Robert Cuscak on the scoresheet against an Oak reply from Daniel Detchon-Freeth.

There was also an away win for Flitwick Town Reserves, they won 4-1 at bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton A. Luke Cunniss with a brace plus goals from Christain Breeds and Shaun Woodcraft only being replied to by Jordan Beaumont.

The day’s other two games were both to finish all square at 1-1. Riseley Sports with a goal from Marc Brown keeping their season’s unbeaten record on the road at Westoning Recreation Club Reserves for whom John Bass replied. Whilst Sundon Park Rangers with a goal from Nick Buttigieg shares the spoils with Cranfield United Reserves whose reply came from James Armstrong.

Division Four

AFC Turvey are still 100 per cent for the season and now five points clear at the head of the league table after ending Eastcotts seven game unbeaten run with a 3-2 win at Stonefields. Martin Ivy, Andrew Wren and an own goal marking the card against replies from Ciaran Alexander and Jason Smith.

AFC Turvey’s lead at the head of affairs increasing after second place Thurleigh were held to a 4-4 draw at Dinamo Flitwick. Barrie Lee Hannam with a brace plus Ross Lockey and Alex Sommers on the Dinamo scoresheet against replies from Steve Pledge twice plus Nathan Byrne and Stefan Wilson.

Up into third place are Goldington, they won 4-1 at Lea Sports PSG Reserves. Karl Anderson, Kevin Malone, Chris Huckle and Damion Quigley all finding the back of the net against a home reply from Ryan Durrant.

There were goals a plenty at Stewartby Way, Stewartby Village running out 6-4 home winners over Clifton Reserves. Tom Wheelhouse twice plus George Wheelhouse and Jim Steele and two own goals marking the home card against visiting replies from Rob Haradine, Jason Woodhouse, Sean O’Hagen and Michael Larmoure.

For Kempston Athletic, it was a first win of the season to take them off the bottom of the league table.Russ Langley, Gary Whitbread and Tom Roberts all scoring in a 3-1 home victory over Goldington Hammers, the Hammers reply coming via an own goal.

Now on the bottom spot are Wootton Village, all this despite earning a point in a 2-2 draw at Bedford Park Rangers.Steve Woodford and Adam Flynn their marksmen against Rangers replies from Richard Patterson and Roger Goff.

The final game of the day giving Potton Town their first win in four outings with a 2-0 home win over Sandy Reserves, Sam Barham and Chris Cooper netting the goals to send Sandy to their fourth consecutive away defeat.