AFC Oakley move back to Bedfordshire League summit

Caldecote U20 v Kempston Town & Bedford College. PNL-151125-122458002
Caldecote U20 v Kempston Town & Bedford College. PNL-151125-122458002

With their eighth league win on the bounce AFC Oakley M&DH won 2-0 at Sandy to moved back onto the top of the Premier Division supported by Sportsform on Saturday.

Matt Barnes and Dan Kelly netted the goals to send Sandy to their fourth consecutive league defeat and they are now just four places off the bottom.

Losing the leadership of the table were Renhold United who now find themselves in fourth spot after being held to a 1-1 home draw by Marston Shelton Rovers, Delroy Phillips on the United scoresheet against a Rovers reply from Alex Burrows.

Taking over the second spot just goal difference shy of the new leaders are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College who claimed their eighth win on the bounce in winning 5-1 at Pavenham. Ashley Windridge scored a brace with further strikes from Bruno Dos Santos, Courtney Boughton and Colby Smith bringing up the nap hand against a lone reply from Tom Ellis.

Third spot now belongs to Flitwick Town who are now unbeaten in their last 11 starts after claiming win number seven on the bounce by winning 3-1 at Ickwell & Old Warden. Daniel Stafford, Liam Keane and Josh Reynolds were on the Town’s scoresheet against a lone home reply from Zak Rowe.

Also keeping pressure up are fifth place Ampthill Town Reserves who took their unbeaten run up to nine games and maintained their 100% away record with a 4-1 victory at Sharnbrook, Phil Matthews with a brace joined on the scoresheet by Luke Finnie and Jack Mordeci against a lone home reply from Chris Prior.

Down at the other end of the table Eastcotts AFC lifted themselves off the bottom by ending their 11 game losing run in recording a 3-2 home win over Cranfield United, Kirkland Thompson with a brace and a single strike from Luke Hyde outscoring replies via Martin Holland and Liam Whitmee-Craig.

Bottom spot now belongs to Elstow Abbey who suffered their ninth consecutive defeat when beaten 5-2 at home by Caldecote.

All started well enough for the Abbey as they raced 2-0 ahead with goals from Mark Reynolds in the 20th minute and Lucas Banton 13 minutes later until the visitors fought back to claim the points. Nicky Thomas with a hat-trick was joined on the scoresheet by Sam Julian and Jordan Platt.

Elsewhere Wilstead took their unbeaten run up to seven games in sharing the points in a 2-2 draw at Shefford Town & Campton. Chris Clark and Andrew Hayday on the Town scoresheet against replies from Paul and Michael Jones.

Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford

With second place Stevington having their game at Potton Town waterlogged off, Sundon Park Rangers stretched their lead at the head of the Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford to four points by maintaining their unbeaten ways with a 3-2 victory at Riseley Sports. Things however were far from easy with Shaka Anderson claiming his hat-trick and the full three points by netting a 90th minute penalty. Sam Harrison and Jack Healy on the home side’s scoresheet.

Just a single point behind Stevington in third spot are AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who were 2-1 home winners over Westoning. Aaron Chaplin netted both goals against one in reply via Cody O’Neill.

Whilst fourth place Ickleford claimed their sixth win on the bounce to maintain their seasons 100% home ways with a 2-0 win over Henlow thanks to a brace of goals from James Tizzard.

The biggest winners of the day were fifth place Meltis Albion who ran out 6-0 home winners over Houghton Athletic, Sahr Songa, Carl Townsend, Daniel Taylor, Craig Damon, Kieran Walsh and Scott Alleyne all finding the back of the net.

Whilst sixth place Queens Park Crescents remain unbeaten on home soil this season after running out 3-0 victors over Shefford Town & Campton Reserves – Daniel Rasol, Ayaz Hussain and Fabio Sattar netting the vital goals.

Division Two

Cranfield United Reserves maintained their unbeaten ways and opened up a three point lead at the head of the division two league table with a 4-1 home win over Atletico Europa who were duly losing their unbeaten away record. Joe Sames, Ben Thompson, Jordan Conway and Ryan Collis all found the back of the net against a lone reply from Alexis Kamenan.

However, the biggest winners of the day were Flitwick Town Reserves who moved up into fifth spot by claiming a 9-0 home victory over bottom of the table Kempston Athletic. Dean Gadsden netted five times, Mark Bartlett twice to go alongside single strikes from Scott Gadsden and Benn Ward.

Elsewhere, Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves maintained their unbeaten home ways with a 5-1 victory over Bedford United who were duly losing their unbeaten record. Carl Borromeo with a brace was joined on the scoresheet by Ross Milton, Kieran Day and Garry Russon to bring up the nap hand against a lone United reply from Gary Phillpson.

The Cutler Hammer clash between Kempston Hammers Sports and Clapham Sports was waterlogged off.

Hertfordshire FA Junior Cup Second Round

Lea Sports PSG duly claimed a place in round three with a 6-0 home win over Glenn Sports. Joe Hennem with a hat-trick joined on the scoresheet by Ryan Darby, Owen Malcolm and Rhys Holding.

Division Three

There is no change at the head of the Division Three league table following away wins for the top two clubs. For league leaders Wixams it was win number nine on the bounce to maintain their 100% record with a 3-0 victory at Clifton, Charlie Battams with a brace and Charlie Collier netting the goals.

Whilst still four points behind them are Sundon Park Rovers who are still unbeaten on the road this season after winning 4-2 at Dinamo Flitwick. Kane Griffiths with a brace supported by goals from Jordan Holmes and Daniel Longalonga to outscore home replies via Dale Goldie and Dean Myers.

Now in third spot are AFC Dunton who won 4-3 at Shefford Town & Campton A. Jason Kinns and Brandon Bates both netted twice against home replies via Marcus Rose, Josh Whetlor and Tristan Potkins.

Up into fourth spot are White Eagles after their 7-0 home win over second from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves. Rafal Cygan and Sebastian Porczyk both netting braces to go alongside single strikes from Arkadivsz Boruch, Marchin Ptak and Kazimierz Orzechowski.

Elsewhere, Caldecote Reserves were 4-2 home winners over bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves, Carl Heath netting twice alongside single strikes from Tom Dupuy and Simon Ashton against Albion replies via Zak Crunkhurn and Kade Walker.

The Jubilee Playing Field encounter between Wilstead Reserves and Renhold United Reserves was waterlogged off.

Division Four

Mid Beds Tigers remain three points clear at the head of Division Four and still 100% for the season after winning 3-2 at Westoning Reserves, Alex Wiltshire netting twice and Tom Hunt once against home replies via an own goal and Ryan Camp.

Whilst second place Polonia Bedford maintained their seasons 100% away ways by winning 2-1 at Stevington Reserves who were duly losing their seasons 100% home ways. Piotr Armata and Marcin Szarycz were on the winners’ scoresheet against one in reply from Ben Walsh.

Now up into third spot are Caldecote A who ran out 6-0 home winners over AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A. Ben May netted twice and he was joined on the scoresheet by Jake Bruce, Paul Rannow, Ryan Ambrose and Oscar Smith.

Whilst just a point behind in fourth spot are Bedford Albion who claimed their fifth win on the bounce with a 6-0 victory at second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves. Shaun Challi netting five times and Josh Emmerton once to do the damage.

Elsewhere, there was a first home win of the season for Flitwick Town A who beat bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports 3-0. Kevin Higby, David Lyons and Cody Roberts all finding the back of the net.