Bedfordshire League preview: January 23

Caldecote Reserves v Sundon Park Rovers. PNL-160120-122542002
Caldecote Reserves v Sundon Park Rovers. PNL-160120-122542002

Action this weekend in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform section will see leaders AFC Oakley M&DH looking for their fifth home win on the bounce against the visiting sixth place Flitwick Town.

Perhaps the game of the day comes at Jubilee Playing Fields where third place Wilstead, now on a five game winning home run and unbeaten in their last 11 league outings, welcome second place Renhold United side who have lost just the once on the road all season.

For the other two clubs still in the title race it’s trips on the road.

Fourth place Ampthill Town Reserves heading for The Green to be hosted by tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden who have won just the twice on home soil all season.

Whilst fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College make tracks to Weston Park to be hosted by ninth place Marston Shelton Rovers.

Over at Harvey Close for third from bottom of the table Caldecote it’s the quest of just their second home win of the season when called upon by eighth place Shefford Town & Campton who themselves will be looking to end a run of five consecutive away defeats.

Whilst just down the road at Bedford Road Recreation Ground 13th place Sandy play hosts to eleventh place Sharnbrook who will hit the road in search of their fourth away win on the bounce.

Other action comes at Crawley Road where seventh place Cranfield United look for home win number three on the bounce against second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who have won just the once on the road all season.

Whilst at their Playing Field headquarters Pavenham with just two home wins to their name this season play hosts to bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are yet to win on the road this season.

The main spotlight for Division One supported by Wests Citroen sides this weekend is the action in this season’s Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Quarter-Final ties.

For Sundon Park Rangers that means a short trip on the road to face AFC Dunstable Reserves. Whilst also journeying into Luton will be AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves to be hosted by Farley Boys. Meantime over at Groveside hosts Henlow you would think will start the day favourites to overcome AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves in the one all Bedfordshire County Football League encounter.

This cup action leaving us with just a programme of four league games. For fourth place Stevington that means a quick revisit to Moore Crescent just 14 days after they were knocked out of the Centenary Cup by the hosting seventh place Houghton Athletic.

Whilst in Allen Park second place Queens Park Crescents welcome 11th place Potton Town who will journey along the A603 looking to avoid their fifth consecutive away defeat.

Other action comes at Gold Street where ninth place hosts Riseley Sports are paid a visit by second from bottom of the table Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.

At Greenfield Road eighth place hosts Westoning who still hold down a seasons unbeaten home record are visited by third place Ickleford.

In Division Two for league leaders Cranfield United Reserves who still hold down a seasons 100% away record it’s a trip on the road to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by tenth place Kempston Athletic who have won just the once on home soil all season.

Whilst second place Cople & Bedford SA will be in home action at their Grange Lane base where they still hold down a seasons 100% home record against the visiting sixth place Clapham Sports who will be looking for their fourth league win on the bounce to keep themselves very much in the title race.

Meantime over at Pirton Recreation Ground for third place Lea Sports PSG the visitors are ninth place Wootton Village who have won just one of their last seven league outings to drop into the bottom four of the league standings.

Whilst at the Football Centre fourth place Flitwick Town Reserves seek their sixth home win on the bounce when called upon by seventh place Kempston Hammers Sports.

The final action in this division comes at Marston Playing Fields where bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves, who are still looking for their first home win of the season, are visited by fifth place Atletico Europa who will make the short journey in search of just their second away win of the season.

The action this weekend for Division Three league leaders Wixams sees them hitting the road into Mowsbury Park looking to return to winning ways on the road for the first time in three outings against the hosting fifth place White Eagles.

Whilst second place Sundon Park Rovers likewise look to return to winning ways on home soil in Leagrave Park for the first time in three outings against the visiting third place AFC Dunton who will be in search of their third away win on the bounce.

Over at Miller Road for second from bottom Meltis Albion Reserves it’s the quest of just their second home win of the season when called upon by sixth place Wilstead Reserves who will hit the road in search of their fourth league win on the bounce.

Whilst on the 3G surface at Redborne School ninth place hosts Dinamo Flitwick who have lost their last four home outings are visited by third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves who have won just the once on the road all season.

The final action in this division comes at Rectory Road being the venue at which eighth place Shefford Town & Campton A are called upon by fourth place Caldecote Reserves whose lone away win of the season came back on the opening day of the season some five outings ago at Sandy Reserves.

In Division Four it’s just a programme of four games this weekend and with league leaders Mid Beds Tigers sitting the afternoon out both Caldecote A and Polonia Bedford have a chance to close the gap on them at the head of the standings.

Third place Polonia are in home Allen Park action against bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports look to have the easier task, as the boys from Harvey Close who sit in fourth journey to Hillgrounds for a 3G outing against fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who will be looking for their fourth win on the bounce.

For now second from bottom of the table Flitwick Town A it’s home Football Centre action against eighth place Henlow Reserves.

Whilst at their Playing Field base Stevington Reserves following two straight home defeats are due to play hosts to Westoning Reserves but with their home Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup Quarter-Final tie against Farley Boys Reserves frozen off last weekend this is now likely to be their fixture.

Confirmation will be posted to website www.bedfordshirefootballleague.co.uk during the week plus any details of a replacement fixture for Westoning Reserves.