Bedfordshire League: November 8

Caldecote v Renhold. PNL-140311-135229002
Caldecote v Renhold. PNL-140311-135229002
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The action spotlight this weekend for the majority of our Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs falls upon the second round ties in this seasons Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy.

Of the six ties our clubs are involved the draw has produced three all Bedfordshire County Football League affairs. At Hillgrounds the hosts AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College, who have yet to win this season, play Eastcotts AFC.

Whilst at their Playing Field Headquarters, Renhold United receive a visit from a Flitwick Town side they beat 6-0 on their own turf just three weeks ago to start the game firm favourites to progress into round three.

The other tie is at Oakley Playing Field where hosts AFC Oakley M&DH welcome Sandy and with the home side still unbeaten at home this season you would favour them to be in the hat for the third round draw come the final whistle.

Of the three sides facing opposition from other leagues, two have been blessed with home ties when on the Green, Ickwell & Old Warden will welcome South Midlands League side The 61 FC Luton.

Whilst its also SML opposition at Pavenham Playing Fields for Pavenham against Bedford.Yet for Sharnbrook its a trip on the road to the Hollow to take on United Counties League side Potton United.

With all this cup action taking place the Premier Division supported by Sportsform action is reduced to a programme of two games. At Hurst Grove, bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports will be in search of their first win of the season when called upon by third from bottom of the table Wilstead who travel in hope of their first away win since winning at Eastcotts AFC in early September and just down the road at Marston Playing Fields fourth place hosts Marston Shelton Rovers look for their first home win in three outings when called upon by near neighbours Wootton Blue Cross.

In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action with league leaders Henlow sitting the afternoon out second place Elstow Abbey will look to retain their seasons 100% away record and reduce the gap between them to just four points when they journey to Fisher Close to take on sixth place Great Barford who are currently enjoying a three game winning run and thus will be no pushovers.

Fourth place Sundon Park Rangers will endeavour to end a run of three league games without a victory when they make their way to Cople Playing Fields to be hosted by eleventh place Bedford SA.

Over at Miller Road, seventh place Meltis Albion also without a win from their last three league outings will nevertheless be confident they can return to winning ways when they play hosts to second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who will come into the game now losers of their last six league outings and without a league win to their name all season.

Elsewhere, King George VI Playing Fields is the venue at which AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves will play just their second home game of the season against Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who will travel in search of their first away win of the season and at Gold Street, where hosts Riseley Sports have been beaten just the once this season their visitors are Marabese Ceramics who are now unbeaten in their last three league encounters.

The final game in this division comes at Mill Lane where Potton Town will be expecting to collect just their second home win of the season when called upon by bottom of the table Brache Sparta.

Meantime for Cranfield United its the staging of their delayed Bedfordshire FA Intermediate Cup Second Round tie when they travel to face Barton Rovers U20 Development B.

Division Two action brings about home action for the leading three sides. At Greenfield Road, league leaders Westoning are due a visit from ninth place Wootton Village who will travel looking for their fourth away win on the bounce and for third place Elstow Abbey Reserves who still hold down a seasons 100% home record its a visit to the Warren by Meltis Albion Reserves who will make the short trip in search of their third consecutive away win. Whilst at Moore Crescent second place FC Houghton now on a six game winning run are in home action against bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves who are still looking for their first win of the season.

Other action is due at the Hockey Centre where hosts Bedford United will looked to extend their unbeaten home ways to five games when called upon by a Kempston Athletic side who still remain unbeaten on the road this season and at Cutler Hammer hosts Kempston Hammers Sports look for their first victory in five outings when visited by second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who will travel in hope of their first away point/points of the season.

The final game comes at Horseshoes Close, the venue at which Moggerhanger United look for just their second home win of the season against the visiting fourth place Clapham Sports.

In Division Three with league leaders Flitwick Town Reserves sitting the afternoon out for second place Clifton it’s a chance to return to the top of the table when in home action at Whiston Crescent they search for home win number four on the bounce against third from bottom of the table Westoning U20 who are yet to win on the road this season.

Whilst sixth place Cranfield United Reserves hit the road to Hillgrounds looking to preserve their seasons unbeaten ways against the hosting White Eagles who go in search of their fourth league win on the bounce.

Still with a 100% perfect away record are seventh place Atletico Europa who will be en route for Sandy Academy to face a Mid Beds Tigers side who are yet to win on home soil this season and for third place Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves its the short trip down the road to Harvey Close to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Caldecote U20.

Other action comes at Rectory Road, the venue at which fourth place Shefford Town & Campton A look to remain unbeaten on home soil this season against the visiting eighth place Lea Sports PSG and at Bedford Academy its home action for ninth place FC Serbia now unbeaten in their last three home starts against the visiting fifth place Dinamo Flitwick.