Bedfordshire League preview: November 28

Caldecote U20 v Kempston Town & Bedford College. PNL-151125-122510002
Caldecote U20 v Kempston Town & Bedford College. PNL-151125-122510002
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Premier Division supported by Sportsform action this weekend will see leaders AFC Oakley M&DH go into home derby action at Church Lane against 11th place Pavenham looking to extend their winning ways to nine games.

Their local rivals who will be looking for just their second away win of the season.

Second place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College will likewise be in home action at Hillgrounds also looking to take their own winning run up to nine games when called upon by 12th place Sharnbrook who, like Pavenham at Church Lane, will be looking for just their second away win of the season.

Perhaps the game of the day will come at the Football Centre, being the venue at which third place Flitwick Town look to take their unbeaten ways up to 13 games and claim their eighth win on the bounce when called upon by fourth place Renhold United who will hit the road seeking to maintain their unbeaten record.

Over at Woburn Road fifth place Ampthill Town Reserves, currently on a nine game unbeaten run, host a Sandy side that as lost its last three away outings.

At Jubilee Playing Fields sixth place Wilstead, now unbeaten in their last seven starts, play hosts to second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC who are still in search of their first away point.

Whilst for bottom of the table Elstow Abbey its also the quest of their first away point when they travel to Crawley Road looking to end a run of nine straight defeats against the hosting Cranfield United who suddenly find themselves in the bottom half of the league standings following three consecutive defeats.

Other action comes at Harvey Close, the venue where Caldecote look for their third consecutive win when called upon by local rivals Ickwell & Old Warden who will make the short journey looking to end a run of three straight defeats.

At Marston Playing Fields hosts Marston Shelton Rovers look for their first victory in five outings when paid a visit by Shefford Town & Campton who are currently on a four game losing away run.

In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford it’s home action at Stockwood Park Athletic track for the still unbeaten and 100% at home league leaders Sundon Park Rangers who are called upon by sixth place Queens Park Crescents who have so far won just the once on the road this season.

With second place Stevington sitting the afternoon out it gives AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves a chance to climb above them should they claim all three points when on the 3G surface at Hillgrounds they play hosts to third from bottom of the table Henlow.

For fourth place Ickleford now on a six game winning run it’s a trip to Moore Crescent to be hosted by tenth place Houghton Athletic who have been beaten just the once on home soil all season.

Whilst for fifth place Meltis Albion it’s a trip to Hitchin Road to be hosted by ninth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves.

Other action comes at Mill Lane, the venue at which second from bottom of the table Potton Town, currently on a six game losing run, play hosts to eighth place Riseley Sports who have won just the once on the road this season.

At Greenfield Road seventh place Westoning look to maintain their unbeaten home ways when called upon by bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves.

The main spotlight this weekend for the lower division sides falls upon the action in round three of this seasons Bedfordshire FA Junior Cup.

In round two the giant-killing heroes were Clifton and Caldecote Reserves but in round three both of them face vastly different tasks.

Division Three Clifton make tracks for a King George VI Playing Field outing against high riding division two side Clapham Sports who will certainly start the warm favorites to progress into the hat for the Quarter-Final draw.

Whilst division three Caldecote Reserves at their Harvey Close base are called upon by division four Stevington Reserves who are well capable of landing this round’s giant-killing act.

Over in Jubilee Park division two Atletico Europa should have enough in the locker to see off the visiting division three Wilstead Reserves and in the all division two clash you would favor the visitors Cranfield United Reserves to get the better of the hosting Flitwick Town Reserves.

Of our other four sides in action it’s ties against Luton District & South Beds League oppostion. At Cutler Hammer, Kempston Hammers Sports will receive a visit from Luton Aces who needed a penalty shoot-out win to get by Meltis Albion Reserves in round two and on their 3G surface Wixams play hosts to FC Spandits Reserves who won at Sandy Reserves in round two.

Our other two sides hazve to journey the other way into Luton. Division Two Cople & Bedford SA head to face FC Polonia (Luton) who needed a penalty shoot-out to see off division four Mid Beds Tigers in round two and White Eagles on the road to take on Farley Boys Reserves.

Away from the cup action the league programme in the bottom three divisions is restricted to just two games per division.

In division two it involves the teams currently occupying the bottom four places.

At the Hockey Centre eighth place Bedford United will be in search of their first home win over season when called upon by basement club Kempston Athletic who will be seeking to end a run of six straight defeats.

Whilst at Wootton Recreation Ground ninth place Wootton Village will also look for their first home win of the season when called upon by second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers who come in search of their first away point.

In Division Three at their Playing Field base sixth place Renhold United Reserves look to maintain their seasons unbeaten home run against the visiting fifth place Dinamo Flitwick who will be looking for their third away win on the bounce which would take them up to third spot in the league table.

Whilst at Bedford Road Recreation Ground second from bottom Sandy Reserves welcome the team immediately above them in the league standings Shefford Town & Campton A who will hit the road looking to end their current five game losing run.

In Division Four the action comes at the Sandy Academy, the venue at which league leaders Mid Beds Tigers seek to extend their 100% winning ways to nine games and go six points clear at the head of the league table when called upon by eighth place Flitwick Town A who have won just the once on the road all season.

At Groveside where second from bottom of the table Henlow Reserves host seventh place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who likewise have won just the once on the road this season.