Sunday, 14 April 2019

SHEFFORD TOWN & CAMPTON WIN THE TITLE FOR THE SECOND TIME THIS SEASON

EVEN THOUGH THE SUN SHONE AT TIMES IT WAS A CHILLY ALMOST STORMY AFTERNOON WITH A FEW SPOTS OF RAIN IN THE AIR

In future years 'Shefford Town & Campton' may well be the answer to a quirky quiz question as they could be the only team to win a league title twice in a season! They won the Bedfordshire County League Premier Division last weekend and again after yesterday's 1-1 draw at Marston Shelton Rovers. 

After their title rival's Cranfield United drew 0-0 at Crawley Green Reserves last Saturday it put Shefford on 61 pts and Cranfield on 57 pts with one game to play which gave Town the title. However, Crawley Green played an ineligible player so the game was awarded to Cranfield putting them on 59 points so the league title race was back on for yesterday's final league games. 










It was tough trip to in-form Marston Shelton Rovers for Shefford. Prior to yesterday's game they had lost only two of their last fifteen league games. 

It was a scrappy game played at the home of Wooton Blue Cross that Marston took the lead in when a free kick was launched into the box and headed into his own net by a Shefford player. They then equalised with a shot from close range to make the half time score 1-1 which was enough for the league title providing Cranfield United didn't win in their game against Riseley Sports by a margin of twelve goals. 














The second half didn't have much goal mouth action of note with only one of note when Marston hit the post towards the end of the 90 minutes - a goal which would given Cranfield the title as Marston would of won 2-1. 

So in the end Shefford Town & Campton won the title on goal difference and will be promoted to Step Six. They will more than likely compete in the Spartan South Midlands League Division One for the 2019/20 campaign. The original Shefford Town played in the South Midlands League from 1962 to 1994 when they folded. They were reformed in 2009 merging in 210 to form Shefford Town and Campton.

Cranfield United, who resigned from the SSMFL at the end of the 2012/13 season, and played in Division Two of the Bedfordshire County League in 2013/14 will look for promotion and the league title next season. They won their game 5-1 against Risley Sports. 



Shefford could complete a double this coming Thursday when they face Wilstead in the Britannia Cup Final at Kempston Rovers. 

MATCH HIGHLIGHTS 
including league Trophy presentation

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