3G Pitches Save the Day

Bromsgrove & District Football League

Last Updated: Feb 7, 2016 05:44pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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Getting closer to a complete wipeout every week but thankfully we have survived with two games played today, this being thanks to the 3G pitches at Pershore High School and Four Dwellings Academy. Even our ‘better’ grass pitches at Charford and Droitwich couldn’t survive the 35mm plus of rain which fell in the County yesterday, on what felt like an unprecedented day of rainfall and one which had the heads of HQ workers slumped over their desks in disbelief! 

In Division 2, Awkies Allstars thumped Bromsgrove Brentnal by an astonishing 14 goal margain as the visitors struggled without a goalkeeper after failing to get a transfer done in time for The Grove goalkeeper Ricky Jones to make yet another ‘debut’, with regular goalkeeper John Kirby only able to take up an outfield position. This lack of person in the specialist position cost Brentnal dear and they have now conceded 21 goals in two games having come back from the enforced winter break. Take nothing away from Awkies though who took the game by the scruff of the neck from the off, picking their passes and playing at a high tempo which Brentnal struggled to deal with despite fielding very experienced players in Gary Morgan, Lee Crawford and Jonny Ingram to name but three. 5-0 up at the interval and still Awkies were hungry for more which saw a wave of second half attacks and a goal on average every 5 minutes in what was a long painful second half for Brentnal. Awkies goalscoring diamond was Jase Gibbons who netted SIX, a hat-trick also for Mike Ryan, plus one a piece from Chris Fox, Alex Wesley, Matt Adams and the Tullett brothers Ashleigh and Arron. Awkies are a bit behind on their league games but jump into mid table for now taking up the 6th position. 

In the other game, Stoke Sporting Reserves beat FC Bromsgrove 4-1 to move up to third as they begin to show the form that made them the pre-season title favourites. Goals in this one for Stoke came from Dean Price with a 30 yarder, new signing James Ryan (who has seemingly re-joined the club from The Talbot FC) with a header from a corner, Dave Hewitt with a tidy finish and finally Pete Warman who netted having wasted lots of chances to do so before hand. FC Bromsgrove led by Pat Sullivan have 10 games of their season left, a first season that hasn’t always gone smoothly and they’ll be looking to pick up as many points as possible before the end of business. 

We go again next week but what happens is anyone’s guess and we are beyond trying to predict – However with it being Valentine’s Day, hopefully the weather will spread some love to the BDFL and allow some important fixtures to get ticked off.


Awkies Allstars 14 (GIBBONS 6, RYAN 3, Adams, Wesley, Arron Tullett, Ash Tullett, Fox), Bromsgrove Brentnal 0
Stoke Sporting Reserves 4 (Price, Ryan, Hewitt, Warman), FC Bromsgrove 1



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