3-1 Junior Cup win for BGIS

Bromsgrove & District Football League

Last Updated: Nov 6, 2016 10:22pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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Into November we go and a cold chilly morning welcomed the BDFL ballers across the county for Week 14.

Worcester Nursing Cup action dominated today's proceedings and once again another successful conference date was, by and large, achieved certainly more teams through than went out. BGIS started the ball rolling with a 3-1 Junior Cup win over Worcester League high flyers The Gloster Arms. BGIS expected a tough game but didn't really get one racing into a 2-0 lead in the first period through Dan Taylor's header and Connor Collins's low drive. A Carl Martin second half penalty sealed the game. FC Highgate United also progressed edging out the legendary named Ale Madrid by the odd goal in five. Our teams to exit the Junior Cup were Pilkington Sunday (5-2 losers at Perrywood despite goals from Dan (or Matt) Douse and Lee Dunkley) and Millfield Rovers who got done 4-0 at Callow End with referee Malcolm Jones sending Millies striker David Cummings off for a supposed bad tackle a decision that frustrated Gaz Evans. Callow End were nevertheless the better side and claimed their second BDFL scalp inside a week.


In the Worcester Nursing Minor Cup, six games played and five successful teams winning with Studley Lions the only losers as their unbeaten start to the season came to a close despite Nick Briggs netting a 25 yard free kick in a 3-1 setback at Arrow. The normally reliable Steven Dipple seemingly not having a good day at the office making a couple of defensive howlers. Spa Athletic are still rocking along nicely chalking up another good win, this time 5-0 over Worcester Saints Reserves; Luke Rainbow the hat-trick hero with one each for Jack Weatherby and Phil Burton. It was five of the best for Sporting Club Redditch too as their unbeaten start to this season continued with a 5-1 win over Stoke Works, helped by racing into a 3-0 lead after 15 minutes. Mal Williams and Ryan Field netted braces with Brett Skinner nabbing the other; For Stoke, recent new signing Paul Badger netted. Hizza United continued the '5' theme with a 5-0 away win at Oldbury Park Tigers whilst Winyates were another BDFL side to visit Worcester territory and win, this time 2-1 at Eaton Rovers thanks to goals from Dave Lewis and Rob Thomas. Bromsgrove Corinthians had a good home win too, 4-3 against FC Korono with Ryan Molesworth leading the way netting a double; Also on the scoresheet were Josh Mitchell and Ed Tear. We have every chance of further success in this competition if these excellent results continue and the teams now await their draws for the next round on 4th December.


Internal BDFL cup action saw Meadow Park progress into the second round of the WA Harris Cup as the gulf in class between Premier and Division 3 was too much for Cofton Old Boys to handle, Meadow coming away 10-1 victors with Liam Molesworth bagging five, Sean Chance two and Craig Barnett/Jack Allerton/Max Loveridge one each; A more tight game was played out at a long grass ridden Wychbold Park between Wychbold RBL and Awkies Allstars; This match had everything including an astonishing pre-match incident which somewhat amusingly saw referee Darren Amor accidentally locked in the changing rooms before an emergency phone call was made to release him! Wychbold opened the scoring from the spot before a fine Awkies moves saw Alex Wesley [censored] the crossbar having received a one-two from Chris Fox. Wychbold doubled their lead in the second half only for Awkies to peg back through the first of Ashleigh Tullett's two goals before Wychbold netted from a corner for 3-1, Tullett soon on the scoresheet again for 3-2. Awkies playmaker Fox was perhaps lucky to stay on the pitch after a second half incident/kick out behind the referee's back and this might explain the bizarre behaviour of Wychbold substitute Reece Maycroft who entered the pitch and within 3 seconds was cautioned after running straight over to Fox to barge into him! Wychbold goals came from Brett Mould (2) and Julian Triana.


In the BRS Shield group stages, the group games are slowly coming to an end. Black Horse today confirmed their place as group winners, hardly unexpected, as they travelled to Chaddesley Corbett for the first time ever and came away with a 5-1 win. Chadds pre-match preperations were disrupted by a break in meaning they had to send for emergency footballs and a kit and then to make matters worse, Matt Perry limped off after 10 minutes. The game was generally a scrappy affair, both sides understrength too but one the possession stats will show Black dominated without in truth getting going to their maximum potential. Chadds goal lived a charmed life from the word go and Richard Ash cleared off the line on 8 minutes before James Poulton made the first of several wonder saves before he got lucky with another which bounced off the bar and hit him before moving to safety! The deadlock was opened on 25 minutes when Shay Palmer curled home a 20 yarder before Brad Birch doubled the lead minutes later. Dale Edwards then missed a spotkick, Poulton clattering Birch to lead to the award, but Poulton's subsequent save was outstanding. Palmer got another on 40 minutes and a rare goal by left back Aaron Xavier on the stroke of half time saw a wild celebration and somersault for good measure. 4-0 at the break and Chaddesley had yet to have a shot. The second half was even scrappier than the first but Chadds got a goal from a real route one source, as Poulton's long kick was headed on by Michael Bishop (who bravely ploughed a lone furrow for most of the game) for Lewis Phillips to half volley home from 30 yards past a stunned Brendon Bunn who thought the ball was going wide but such was his lack of involvement in the game you could forgive him this one. For the rest of the half, Chadds came into the game alot more and defended alot better too, despite some suicidal clearances and how Poulton then kept out Dave Edwards's powerful free header from 4 yards we may never know. It wasn't Birch's day either as he missed a raft of chances, could/should have had another penalty as Black controlled the game without looking like they would actually add many more goals. They did however bag a fifth with five to go as Dave Edwards rifled home from 20 yards, a goal he probably deserved for his hard work and an earlier overhead kick which somehow stayed out. Belbroughton also put themselves into a good position in their group as they won 4-2 away at Quinton but they were made to work for it by an enthusiastic home side who never let their heads drop but were not able to get in front to give themselves something to cling onto; Goals from Anton Gardner-Bennett and Matt Carter whilst Belbroughton scored a worldie for whom we don't know who it is!


In the Bridgwater Cup, eyebrows were raised with the fine result achieved by Arrow Valley beating Division 2 side AFC Northfield. When big Phil Richardson puts a good side together it normally does well and Phil looks to have a decent setup this season - Garry Harvey, Rob Voice and Darryl King the goalscoring heroes in this one. FC Bromsgrove meanwhile, missing yet more players for the third week running, went down at home to Redditch United Sunday 4-2 who continue their excellent form. It started well for FCB as new boy Shaun Nash netted before things took a turn for the worse as four goals were conceded. A late Curtis Holdam 50 yard power blitzer past Redditch keeper Ryan Khan gave the scoreline some respectability. Redditch United's goals came from Jake Wicketts, Tory Herbert, Declan Sanders and Leon Hewitt with the former and latter's goals both being long range thunderbolts as the youngsters continue to grow in confidence.


In the Premier Division, Thomas Brothers held a 2-0 half time lead against Northfield Athletic before managing to lose 3-2 in the second half through Josh Moore's brace and a late Reiss Brians strike. In Division 1, Sporting Rednal played their first game in some five weeks and it showed as Oak Tree Sporting came home comfortable 7-1 winners. Oak Tree flew out of the blocks and went 4-0 up very quickly before Rednal's goalkeeper got injured and they had to see the game out with 10 men. Jack Steele was the OTS hero bagging five (not sure what it is about this number today), one each for Rory Milbourne and Richard Lynch; JJ Evans netted for Rednal as the man known as the 'Redders Daddy' returned. Red Lion have taken advantage of Alcester's unfortunate demise to snare their top scorer Ellis Kalach and he netted on his debut in a 2-0 win over Bromsgrove Athletico, Kieran Madden with the other as Red Lion move joint top. We'd like to wish the mystery player from Bromsgrove Athletico a speedy recovery after picking up a serious injury in the above game which looks like it needs an operation - Thanks to the power of Twitter this has reached our radar but we don't have any further information as yet to bring you on the injury.


No games in Division 2 today so straight to Division 3 and biggest win of the day came as Rubery Legends put in a fine performance to beat Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 6-1l The Legends strikers Jake Booton and Jahmel Trevis terrorised the back line netting braces each whilst Luke Parker and Chris Gee also got in on the act although some debate over whether Gee's was actually an own goal! Millfield Rover Reserves put old rivals Laburnum to the sword with a 5-2 win thanks to goals from Bren Bartlett (2, one from the spot), Ash Roland (2) and Stuart Hatfield's early spot kick. And finally, Bromsgrove Academicals stopped Meadow Park Youth's good run with a 3-2 away win; Leading the way was Nick Baker with a brace as Academicals had to come from behind twice and with the winner being scored by Phil Beech's head, there was some joyous celebrations on the sidelines by the travelling fans.


Next week all eyes will be on Austin v Black Horse in the FA National Sunday Cup. We of course wish Black the very best of luck in the match and hope they can come away with what would be a great victory; It's a 1pm kick off at Triplex Sports Club so we hope a few of you will go down to give Black a cheer after your morning matches - A crowd of 300 plus is anticipated. There are also some tasty internal games in the BRS Shield, FC Highgate United v Rubery Athletic and Meadow Park v Bromsgrove Athletico to name two whilst four Bridgwater Group games will go a long way to determining who qualifies and who doesn't. Sporting Club Redditch v Spa Athletic in the Centenary Cup Quarter-Final sees two very in-form sides face off whilst there are Redditch derbys all round in Division 2. Plenty of games for everyone's taste and we'll report on it all next week.




 Callow End 4, Millfield Rovers 0
BGIS 3 (Taylor, Collins, Martin), The Gloster Arms 1
Perrywood 5, Pilkington Sunday 2 (Dunkley, Douse)
FC Highgate United 3, Ale Madrid 2

Bromsgrove Corinthians 4 (Molesworth 2, Tear, Mitchell), FC Korono 3
Spa Athletic 5 (RAINBOW 3, Weatherby, Burton), Worcester Saints Reserves 0
Sporting Club Redditch 5 (Willams 2, Field 2, Skinner), Stoke Works 1 (Badger)
Oldbury Park Tigers 0, Hizza United 5
Arrow 3, Studley Lions 1 (Briggs)
Eaton Rovers 1, Winyates 2 (Lewis, Thomas)
Northfield Athletic 3 (Moore 2, Brians), Thomas Brothers 2
Meadow Park 10 (MOLESWORTH 5, Chance 2, Allerton, Loveridge, Barnett), Cofton Old Boys 1
Wychbold RBL 3 (Mould 2, Triana), Awkies Allstars 2 (Ash Tullett 2)
Chaddesley Corbett 1 (Phillips), Black Horse 5 (Palmer 2, Birch, Dave Edwards, Xavier)
Quinton Athletic 2 (Gardner-Bennett, Carter), Belbroughton Athletic 4
Arrow Valley 3 (Harvey, R Voice, King), AFC Northfield 0
FC Bromsgrove 2 (Holdam, Nash), Redditch United Sunday 4 (Wicketts, Hewitt, Herbert, Sanders)

Red Lion 2 (Kalach, Madden), Bromsgrove Athletico 0
Oak Tree Sporting 7 (STEELE 5, Milbourne, Lynch), Sporting Rednal 1 (Evans)

Meadow Park Youth 2, Bromsgrove Academicals 3 (Baker 2 , Beech)
Rubery Legends 6 (Booton 2, Trevis 2, Gee, Parker), Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 1
Laburnum 2, Millfield Rovers Reserves 5 (Bartlett 2, Roland 2, Hatfield)
Worcester Nursing Junior Cup - Upton Snodsbury v FC Hop Pole



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