Top four all win in Bedfordshire League

Caldecote v Ampthill Town Reserves. PNL-151021-123725002
Caldecote v Ampthill Town Reserves. PNL-151021-123725002

There is no change at the head of the Premier Division supported by Sportform following wins for the top four clubs on Saturday.

For league leaders Renhold United that means they stay unbeaten this season and still a point clear after winning 3-0 at Pavenham to end the hosts’ unbeaten home record. Strikes from Aran Hazelwood, Jonny Richens and an own goal did the damage.

Whilst second place AFC Oakley M&DH made it five wins on the bounce to retain their unbeaten away run with a 4-2 victory at Cranfield United, Alex Liburd, Robbie Alder, Rob Heaney and Reuben Joseph-Hukin all finding the back of the net against United replies from Jordan Appleton and Martin Holland.

There was also a 4-2 away win for third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College at bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC to take their winning sequence up to four games.

Courtney Boughton led the way with a hat-trick supported by a goal from Mark Allen against home scores from Aaron Perrett and Kirkland Thompson.

Whilst fourth place Flitwick Town are now unbeaten in their last seven starts after winning 2-0 at second from bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are now on a seven game losing run, Nick Atkins and Vinicius Doratiotto netting the vital goals.

Now up into fifth spot are Ickwell & Old Warden who emerged 2-1 home winners over Marston Shelton Rovers. An own goal plus a strike from Zac Rowe were replied to by James Burraway for the Rovers.

Elsewhere, there was a first home win for Sandy who beat Shefford Town & Campton 4-0, Nathan Morris netting twice alongside single strikes from James Hearson and Alex Baker to do the damage.

Whilst Ampthill Town Reserves retained their perfect away record by winning 4-1 at Caldecote who have now lost all four of their home games to date to find themselves third from bottom. Ian Buckingham with a brace was joined on the scoresheet by Phil Matthews and Connor Saunders for the Town against a lone Carl Heath reply for the home side.

Just goal difference above Caldecote in the standings are Sharnbrook who have now failed to win any of their last seven outings after being beaten 2-1 at home by Wilstead, Stuart Robson and Paul Jones netting the visitors goals who even had the luxury of Michael Jones missing from the penalty spot. Richard Bull was the home goalscorer.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

Stevington are now a point clear at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen table after they retained their unbeaten record and chalked up win number five on the bounce by winning 6-2 at Meltis Albion. Kieran Souter with a brace was joined on the scoresheet by an own goal plus strikes from Reece Williams, Jordan Wright and James Bourke against Albion replies via Tom Hughes and Josh St Clair Pierre.

Now up into second are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who were 4-2 home winners over Potton Town, Jacob Ottley netting twice alongside single strikes from Joe Price and Aaron Chaplin against replies for the visitors from Tom Pyman and Chris Moore.

Slipping down the table from second to third spot are Sundon Park Rangers who had to come from 3-0 down at half-time to share the points and remain unbeaten in a 3-3 draw at Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

The day began so badly for the Rangers when they discovered upon arriving at Rectory Road an hour before kick off they had forgotten to pick up goalkeeper Brett Smith en route. Alas by the time manager Gordon Conway had dashed back to Dunstable and made the return journey the game was some 15 minutes old and the home side were already ahead 1-0 via a goal from Stuart Pearce.

With Smith now between the sticks things got even worse as both Simon Castle and Malcolm Marimirofa added to the home scoreline inside the next 17 minutes to extend their lead to 3-0. The Rangers fightback all starting nine minutes into the second period when a Chris Mapp header reduced the arrears to 3-1 and when Shaka Anderson netted in the 72nd minute to make it 3-2 it was game back on.

Just four minutes later Matt Conway levelled matters and when home player Joe Lewis received his second yellow card of the day 11 minutes from time it looked like all three points might be making their way back to Luton. However, home goalkeeper Gary Cullerton with two fine saves ensured that was not to be and the points would be shared.

Up into fourth spot are Ickleford who retained their 100% home record with a 3-1 win over Riseley Sports, Niko Miceli netting twice and Giuseppe D’Angelo once against a penalty reply from Sports Jonnie Simmons.

Houghton Athletic lifted themselves off the bottom spot and collected their first points of the season with a 4-1 home win over Henlow, Shaun Fahy netting twice alongside single goals for Nathan Prime and Glen Collins against one in reply from Russell Ayles.

Despite collecting their own first point of the season from a 2-2 home draw against Queens Park Crescents now taking over the bottom spot are AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves. Ben Stock and Rhys Allen on their scoresheet against Crescents replies via Tony Milioti and Ayaz Hussain.

Division Two

Cranfield United Reserves remain 100% for the season and two points clear at the head of division two after winning 4-3 at Kempston Hammers Sports who were duly losing their own unbeaten home record. David Adderson, Ben Martin, Daniel McLaren and Rob Hewitt were the United goalscorers against Hammers replies via Martin Bennett twice and James Grandidge once.

Now up into second are Cople & Bedford SA who opened their home campaign after five straight away games with a 4-1 win over Kempston Athletic. It was the Athletic who led at the break with a goal from Mark Nicholson before braces in the second period from both Ollie Hughes and Daniel Lupton saw the SA home.

Slipping down into third spot are Lea Sports PSG who lost their unbeaten ways when beaten 2-1 at home by Atletico Europa who duly retained their unbeaten away form. Tadej Jankovic and Mo Banda netted the goals against a lone PSG reply from Joe Hennem.

However, the top scorers of the day were Clapham Sports who chalked up their third win on the bounce when winning 6-2 at Bedford United. Sam Maddix with a hat-trick was joined on the scoresheet by Nathan O’Hallaron, Ryan Prior and Liam Bolton against United replies from Tareek Lewis and Tom Wade.

Also winning by a four goal margin and recording their first win were Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves with a 4-0 home victory over bottom of the table Elstow Abbey Reserves. Garry Russon netted three times and Rob Taylor once.

Whilst the 4-0 scoreline was repeated by Flitwick Town Reserves who ran out home winners over now second from bottom of the table Wootton Village. Mark Bartlett with a brace plus goals from Benn Ward and Scott Gadsden did the damage.

Division Three

Wixams are now eight points clear at the head of division three after they retained their 100% perfect record with a 6-1 home victory over Shefford Town & Campton A. Iain Hall led the way with a hat-trick and was joined on the scoresheet by Andy Morris, Charlie Collier and Johnny Cockram against a lone reply from Town’s Jack Lannon.

Now in second are Sundon Park Rovers who emerged 3-1 home winners over Meltis Albion Reserves. Jordan Armstrong netted twice and Craig Barnes once against a lone reply via Kade Walker. Whilst up into third are Dinamo Flitwick who maintained their 100% home record with a 3-2 win over Clifton. Dale Goldie netting twice and Ben Hannam once against replies via an own goal and Charlie Watson.

Elsewhere, AFC Dunton picked up their first away points by winning 7-3 at Wilstead Reserves. Tony Norman with a hat-trick and Dean Hill with a brace were joined on the scoresheet by Jason Kinns and James Gauge against home replies via Luke Pursey twice and Sam Smith once.

Still 100% for the season on home soil are Renhold United Reserves who ran out 3-1 winners over bottom of the table Sandy Reserves, Nathan France netting twice and Michael France once against a lone reply from Kevin Fage. Whilst White Eagles returned to winning ways with a 2-1 home victory over Caldecote Reserves thanks to strikes from Arkadiusz Bonuch and Maciek Czuba against a lone reply from Alan Turner.

Division Four

There is no change at the head of division four following wins for the top three clubs. For leaders Mid Beds Tigers it was the retention of their 100% record when winning 9-0 at bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports. Luke Rudd with a hat-trick plus braces from David Smith and Luke Clark were added to by single strikes from Rob Gaylor and Daniel Whitten.

Just goal difference behind them are Polonia Bedford who retained their 100% away record when winning 2-0 at Westoning Reserves thanks to goals from Marian Sobczyk and Filip Otbcki. Whilst third place Staughton were 3-0 home winners over Bedford Albion. Scott Boswell, Richard Cornall and Karl Walker all found the back of the net.

Now up into fourth spot are Stevington Reserves who retained their 100% home record with a 3-2 win over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A.

Sam Nightingale scored twice and Cameron Cain once against Town replies via Mike Donnellan and Chris Allan. Whilst now up into fifth spot are Caldecote A who won 4-3 at Flitwick Town A. An own goal and strikes from Ben Stokes and Ilija Daniel marked the home scoresheet only to be out numbered by a brace from Rafe Goodman and single strikes from Kieran Paterson and James Whitmore for the visitors.