Bedfordshire League preview: March 26
With Premier Division supported by Sportsform leaders Renhold United sitting the weekend out, AFC Oakley M&DH can regain top spot if they win at fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College on Saturday.
Whilst third place Wilstead seek out their fourth home win on the bounce when at their Jubilee Playing Field base they play hosts to bottom of the table Elstow Abbey who are still in search of their first away point.
Over at Hitchin Road, the home of seventh place Shefford Town & Campton, the visitors are 11th place Sharnbrook who have been beaten just the once in their last eight league outings.
Whilst at Crawley Road ,for eighth place hosts Cranfield United it’s a chance to gain revenge on the visiting ninth place Ampthill Town Reserves who just 10 days ago at the same venue knocked them out of the Britannia Cup. With the Town not having won on the road in league action since winning at Sandy back in mid-December some seven games ago you would fancy their chances to do just that.
Other action brings about a local derby on the Green where tenth place Ickwell & Old Warden play hosts to third from bottom of the table Caldecote who have won on the road just three times all season.
Whilst at Weston Park it’s a clash between the two clubs who share the venue when sixth place Marston Shelton Rovers now unbeaten in their last seven league outings of which six have been won play hosts to second from bottom of the table Eastcotts AFC whose 12 away outings to date this season has brought about 11 defeats and just one victory.
In Division One supported by Wests Citroen Bedford action for league leaders Sundon Park Rangers it’s a chance to get back to winning ways when they make the short journey to take on second from bottom of the table Houghton Athletic at Moore Crescent who are currently on a seven game losing run.
Whilst at their Playing Field headquarters second place Stevington who are still unbeaten on home soil this season receive a visit from fourth place Meltis Albion who have been beaten just the twice on the road all season.
Over in Allen Park for third place Queens Park Crescents now on a three game winning home run the visitors are fifth place AFC Kempston Town & Bedford College Reserves who will be looking for just their fourth away win of the season.
Whilst at Rectory Road for eighth place Shefford Town & Campton Reserves its the search of home win number four on the bounce against the visiting ninth place Potton Town who have lost just twice in their last 10 league outings.
Other action comes at Groveside being the venue at which seventh place Henlow play hosts to tenth place Riseley Sports who to date have won just the once on the road all season.
At Greenfield Road for third from bottom of the table Westoning the visitors are bottom of the table AFC Oakley M&DH Reserves whose lone two wins of the season to date both came on the road at Potton Town and Henlow.
In Division Two the action is restricted to just two games both of which could have a bearing on the outcome of this seasons league title.
At King George VI Playing Fields for fifth place Clapham Sports who are still holding down a seasons 100% home record the visitors are second place Cranfield United Reserves who suffered just their first away league defeat of the season last weekend at Bedford United. Whilst for league leaders Cople & Bedford SA beaten just once on the road all season it’s a trip to Cutler Hammer to be hosted by second from bottom of the table Kempston Athletic who will be in search of just their second home win of the season.
Division Three action is just a single game affair when at Bedford Road Recreation Ground for third from bottom of the table Sandy Reserves with just two home wins to their name all season the visitors are second from bottom of the table Meltis Albion Reserves whose away tally this season reads played 10, won one, lost nine.
Likewise in Division Four it’s a one game programme when at Harvey Close the hosting fourth place Caldecote A who are now the only team that can prevent Mid Beds Tigers lifting the league title receive a visit from the said champions elect who will arrive in at the Close in need of just a single point to be crowned the league 2015-16 champions.