Bedfordshire League preview: November 7

Caldecote v Cranfield PNL-150411-102231002
Caldecote v Cranfield PNL-150411-102231002
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The main spotlight this weekend for sides in the Premier Division supported by Sportsform clubs falls upon the Round Two ties in this season’s Bedfordshire FA Senior Trophy.

Our clubs are involved in seven of the eight ties, the eighth being between Potton United and Crawley Green and of those ties three are all Bedfordshire County Football League clashes.

At Hillgrounds, AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College welcome a Sandy side they beat 6-0 on their own Bedford Road patch in league action at the end of September.

Whilst at Renhold Playing Fields hosts Renhold United face one of only two clubs to have taken league points off them this season, namely Ickwell & Old Warden, and at The Football Centre hosts Flitwick Town take on Sharnbrook who will be making their second visit to the Centre in just over a month having lost there 2-1 in the league.

The other four ties see our clubs face Spartan South Midlands Football League opposition. Just one have to hit the road when Caldecote make tracks for Forde Park to face division one mid-table Langford. Whilst over at Church Lane last season’s beaten finalists AFC Oakley M&DH play host to division two league leaders Kent Athletic and just down the road at Pavenham Playing Fields hosts Pavenham will be called upon by division one side Ampthill Town.

The final Trophy action comes at The Warren, the venue at which Elstow Abbey take on an Arlesey Town Reserves side who currently sit on the bottom of the SSML division two league table.

This leaves us with just three Premier Division supported by Sportsform league games. At Woburn Road fifth place Ampthill Town Reserves will be looking to take their unbeaten ways up to seven games when bottom side Eastcotts AFC visit still in search of their first away points. Whilst sixth place Wilstead look to take their winning ways up to four games when at their Jubilee Playing Field base they play hosts to Marston Shelton Rovers who will be looking to avoid their third consecutive away defeat.

The third game comes at Hitchin Road, the venue at which tenth place Shefford Town & Campton host seventh place Cranfield United.

The Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action will see league leaders Stevington in home action at their Playing Field headquarters looking to seek revenge against third place Ickleford who beat them 3-0 at Chambers Lane just last weekend, and who will travel looking for win number six on the bounce to end the hosts 100% home ways for the season.

For second place Sundon Park Rangers who are still holding down an unbeaten league record plus a perfect 100% home record, it’s action at their Stockwood Park Athletic Centre base against third from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic.

Third place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves will also be hitting the road looking to return to winning ways away from Hillgrounds when they journey to Gold Steeet to play eighth place Riseley Sports who will be looking to extend their unbeaten home ways up to three games.

Over at Groveside it’s local derby action where second from bottom of the table hosts Henlow, now on a four game losing league run, look for their first home points against the visiting tenth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves who themselves will be looking to end a run of five league games without a win.

Other action comes at Mill Lane, the venue at which ninth place hosts Potton Town will be looking to end a run of four consecutive league defeats when called upon by bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves who will hit the road in search of their first away points. Whilst at Greenfield Road seventh place hosts Westoning still unbeaten on home soil this season take on the visiting fifth place Queens Park Crescents .

The top action in Division Two this weekend comes at Crawley Road being the venue at which the still 100% leaders Cranfield United Reserves play hosts to second place Lea Sports PSG who will hit the road looking to maintain their 100% away record.

Third place Cople & Bedford SA will start the day just goal difference behind them when at Cople Playing Fields they host bottom of the table Elstow Abbey Reserves who are still in search of their first points. Whilst it’s also home action in Jubilee Park for fourth place Atletico Europa who look to extend their unbeaten ways up to four games against the visiting seventh place Flitwick Town Reserves who still remain unbeaten on the road this season.

Over at King George VI Playing Fields fifth place Clapham Sports will look to maintain their 100% seasons home ways when called upon by second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who will travel in search of their first away points. Whilst for sixth place Kempston Hammers Sports it’s a trip to Wootton Playing Fields to be hosted by a Wootton Village side still looking for their first home win.

The final action in this division comes at Cutler Hammer being the venue at which tenth place hosts Kempston Athletic, now on a four game losing run, are visited by eighth place Bedford United who still remain 100% on the road this season despite failing to win any of their five home encounters.

In Division Three action league leaders Wixams will be looking to extend their winning run to eight games when they go into home 3G action against the visiting eighth place Caldecote Reserves. Whilst second place Sundon Park Rangers travel to Whiston Crescent still unbeaten on the road this season and winners of their last three games to face the hosting tenth place Clifton.

Just down the road at Horseshoes Close third place hosts AFC Dunton remain unbeaten on home soil this season and the next visitors are fourth place White Eagles, who will hit the road looking for their first away points. Whilst fifth place Renhold United Reserves, now winners of their last two games, journey to Rectory Road to take on ninth place Shefford Town & Campton A who will be looking to end a run of three consecutive league defeats.

Other action comes at Miller Road, the venue at which second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves search for their first home points against the visiting sixth place Wilstead Reserves who will hit the road looking to take their winning away ways up to three games.

At Bedford Road Recreation Ground bottom of the table Sandy Reserves look not only to end run of five straight defeats but also pick up their first home points when called upon by seventh place Dinamo Flitwick.

In Division Four with leaders Mid Beds Tigers sitting the afternoon out second place Polonia Bedford have the chance to regain top spot again should they collect a point or better from their home Allen Park encounter with eighth place Flitwick Town A.

Yet the game of the day in this division may well come at the Woodlands where hosts Bedford Albion and visitors Stevington Reserves both go into the game winners of their last two matches.

Elsewhere it’s home 3G action at Hillgrounds for AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College A who search out their first home points against the visiting Westoning Reserves who will hit the road looking to end a run of three straight defeats and at Harvey Close, Caldecote A take on local rivals Henlow Reserves.