Current Bedfordshire League leaders Renhold United placed their name into the hat for the Beds Senior Trophy third round draw with a 5-2 home victory over Flitwick Town on Saturday.
James Cooper, Dean Warren, Jordan Kumar, Jonny Richens and Aran Hazelwood netted the goals to bring up the nap hand against Town replies via Daniel Stafford and Richie Bevan.
Also into the hat for the third round draw are both AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College plus AFC Oakley M&DH. Town with goals from Tyrone Kelly and Aaran Chaplin against a reply from Ashley Drummond netting a 2-1 home win over Eastcotts AFC. Whilst M&DH were 4-1 home victors over Sandy. Robbie Alder with a brace plus Oli Plested and Mark Smith grabbing the goals against a lone reply from Jahrome Mullings.
However it was the end of the road for three other clubs. At McMullen Park, Pavenham trailed to an opening goal from Bedford FC before levelling the game up via Patrick Geovanai on the half-hour mark only to see the hosts regain the lead in the 63rd minute. With just 10 minutes to play the normally ultra reliable James Owen was to send a penalty against the crossbar and then see the hosts net a third for a 3-1 victory in the 89th minute.
For Ickwell & Old Warden it was a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of 61FC Luton. Ahead via Andrew Vallom in the 21st minute they were pegged back five minutes later when Mashadol Kabir struck for the visitors before Cortney Bachelor shot them back in front in the 32nd minute, their lead lasting just 60 seconds before Bradley Currington squared matters up at 2-2. With most of the 50 plus crowd sheltered from the now heavy rain under the famous oak tree, Currington was to give the visitors the lead for the first time 10 minutes into the second period before it was game up for the hosts when Kyron Jackson netted a fourth two minutes from time.
Also going out were Sharnbrook beaten 4-1 at Potton United. The hosts with goals from Brett Wyman in the 3rd minute and Jamie Berryman in the 20th minute 2-0 ahead until a strike from Shaun Barnett on the hour mark raised Sharnbrook hopes. Alas it was not to be as Courtney Boughton netted in the 73rd and 78th minute to take United to victory and into the third round.
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For bottom of the table Lidlington United Sports it was a first win of the season when two goals from David Wild against a lone reply from Greg Turnball took them to a 2-1 home win over Wilstead who have now failed to win any of their last five away outings.
Whilst just a few miles down the road referee Paul Forrester was forced to call a halt to the Marston Shelton Rovers v Wootton Blue Cross game at half-time with the sides deadlocked at 1-1 due to a waterlogged pitch.
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With league leaders Henlow sitting the afternoon out second place Elstow Abbey failed to take advantage to move to within four points of them when they lost their 100% away ways when beaten 4-2 at Great Barford who were recording their fourth win on the bounce to move up into fifth. Reuben Hukin with a brace plus David Mulvhill and Nick Payne were on the home scoresheet against replies from Danny Fox and Danny Pilgrim.
The biggest away winners of the day were fourth place Sundon Park Rangers who ran out 9-0 victors at Bedford SA. Matthew Conway netting six times alongside single strikes from Nicky Buttigeig, Aiden Dawson and Sam Kehinde. But the biggest winners of the day were Potton Town who netted a 10-0 home win over bottom of the table Brache Sparta in a game reduced to 80 minutes after Brache only arrived at Mill Lane 30 minutes passed kick off time. Jordan Henry netting five times alongside single strikes from Tom Grinstead, Chris Moore, James Pyman, Paul Mijalski and Jack Hutchinson.
For AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves it was the loss of their 100% home ways when beaten 4-1 by Shefford Town & Campton Reserves. Sean Duignan netting twice alongside a penalty from Tim Andrews and a strike from Joe Lewis for the victors against a lone home reply via Ray Patrickson. Whilst Meltis Albion returned to winning ways for the first time in four outings with a 2-1 home win over second from bottom of the table AFC Harlington who are still seeking their opening win of the season. Kieran Walsh plus a Sylvester Mulengia doing the damage against a lone reply from Joe Rogers.
Elsewhere over at Gold Street, Riseley Sports netted a 3-0 home win over Marabese Ceramics to end the visitors three game unbeaten run. James Cook netting twice and Josh Poole once.
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Cranfield United missed the chance of a journey in round three to Hillgrounds to face AFC Kempston Rovers U21 when they were beaten in a penalty shoot-out 4-1 at Barton Rovers U21 Development B after 90 minutes play had seen the sides deadlocked at 2-2. Jordan Appleton and Liam Whitmee-Craig netting the United goals.
Westoning still remain a point clear following their 4-0 home win over Wootton Village. Shaun Cooksley, Lewis Cooksley, Bryn Reynolds and Ben Dashwood netting the goals to do the damage. Whilst second place FC Houghton took their winning ways up to seven games with a 7-0 home win over the yet to win this season and bottom of the table Wilstead Reserves. Lawrence Taylor, Mark Doran and Sam Martin all netting twice alongside a single strike from Charlie Nicholson.
Now up into third are Clapham Sports who ran out 4-1 winners at Moggerhanger United. Grant Williams netting twice alongside Luke Stone and Liam Bolton against a lone United reply from Lee Adams.
In fourth place are Elstow Abbey Reserves who lost their 100% home record when held to a 1-1 draw by Meltis Albion Reserves. Josh St Clair Pierre shooting the Albion ahead before Jhey Tompkins levelled matters to give the Abbey a share of the spoils.
For fifth place Stevington it was win number four on the bounce with a 6-1 home win over Renhold United Reserves. Kieran Souter and Ben Walsh both netting twice alongside single strikes from James Bourke and Jordan Wright against a lone United reply from Jordan Johnson.
Meantime winning for the first time in five league starts were Kempston Hammers Sports with a 5-1 home win over second from bottom of the table Marston Shelton Rovers Reserves who are still looking for their first away point of the season. Matt Dingley with a hat-trick plus a penalty from Sunnie Sandhu and a strike from Dan Havil bringing up the nap hand against a lone Rovers reply from Carl Borromeo.
Elsewhere Kempston Athletic remain unbeaten on the road this season and now taking up eighth spot in the table after winning 3-1 at Bedford United who were having their four game unbeaten home run ended. Dee Sayid netting twice and Dave Wild once for the visitors against a lone United reply from Aaran Perrett.
With table toppers Flitwick Town Reserves sitting the afternoon out we now have new league leaders in the shape of Clifton who took full advantage with a 4-2 home victory over Westoning U20. Andy Harvey, Jack Brown, Matt Turner plus an own goal marking the home scoresheet against replies from Callum Clayton and Dom Benmoussa.
Also climbing above the Town into second spot are Ickwell & Old Warden Reserves who won 3-1 at Caldecote U20, a defeat that slipped the hosts to the bottom of the league table on goal difference below the non-playing Sandy Reserves. Tom Skinner, Ben Paratt and Matthew Bruney on the visitors scoresheet against a lone reply via Paul Rannow.
For fourth place Dinamo Flitwick it was a 6-2 away win at FC Serbia to end the home sides three game unbeaten home run. Dale Goldie with a hat-trick being supported by single goals from Jamie Burton, Scott Hannam and Dom Loadman against home replies via Bozo Saso and Marko Djordjic. Whilst fifth place Cranfield United Reserves retained their seasons unbeaten ways by winning 2-1 at White Eagles to end the hosts three game winning run. Daniel McLaren plus a 90th minute winner from Adam Constable bringing United the three points against a home reply from Krzysztof Lange.
Sitting in sixth place are Atletico Europa who retained their seasons 100% away record by winning 5-3 at Mid Beds Tigers who are yet to win on home soil this season. Moydean Banda with a hat-trick supported by goals from Cameron Browne and Kane Alexander against Tigers replies from Steve Monks, Daniel Whitten and Rob Gaylor.
Now in seventh spot are Lea Sports PSG who won 3-1 at Shefford Town & Campton A to end the hosts unbeaten home ways for the season. Sean Dixon, Jordan Yearwood and Ryan Durrant netting the goals and one in reply from Adam Chambers.