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Round-up 27/9/14

Last Updated: Sep 28, 2014 10:05pm
Crowle, Wychavon
By Colin Mortiboys
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Week 4 of the Ambassador Evesham Football League saw plenty of League action as well as inaugural matches for some of our teams in Worcestershire County Cup competitions. The League were also piloting their very first 'Silent Saturday' campaign.

Under 18's Division

The Bidford Juniors vs Droitwich Spa Youth match saw Spa concede a penalty kick just 90 seconds into the game when the goalkeeper brought down the advancing forward. The spot kick was duly despatched by Matthew Barbor and as the half time interval arrived, both teams could look back at several missed chances. The second half changed considerably, as the game became littered with fouls & free-kicks and unfortunately on one of these incidents, it sparked a mass confrontation between the players, resulting in three players being cautioned. Bidford increased their lead to 2-0 with a close range tap in from William Green. However, as  tempers & fouls continued to increase, Droitwich Spa had two players sent-off, for 2nd caution offences and Bidford missed the chance to increase their lead in the dying stages from the penalty spot, when the Droitwich Spa goalkeeper produced a magnificent diving save to his left.  The game ended 2-0 and Bidford will no doubt be pleased with their performance and the clean sheet.

Under 15's Division

Shipston Excelsior travelled to Pershore Town Phoenix and secured three points in a 5-2 victory. The Excelsior goal-scorers were Alfie Castle (2), Stan Dube, Lewis Hemmings and Will Taylor.

Under 14's Pool A

A goal from Harry Cotterill for Nunnery Wood Kestrels wasn't enough as they lost at Bidford Juniors.

At Westbury Celtic the home side's Tigers made it four wins from four as they overcame Lenches FC, with Like Cooper-Sargent grabbing two of their goals.

Under 14's Pool B

Droitwich Spa Pumas kept a clean sheet in their 3-0 home win over Welford Juniors, with goals from Callum Ford, James Palmer and Owen Bradley. The Droitwich POTM was Mason Stack.

Alcester Town Rangers' Craig Connor scored but it wasn't enough as they lost 2-1 away at Shipston Excelsior.

Under 13's Pool A

Welford Juniors and Broadway United Youth served up a tremendous 3-3 draw at Binton Road. The Welford POTM went to Oliver Burdett and two of their goals came from James Messenger and Robert Singer.

Under 13's Pool A

Robert Mann scored all three of his sides goals as Littleton won 3-0 away at Lenches, earning him the Littleton POTM award.

Under 12's Pool A

Alcester Town Juniors had a narrow 3-2 home win over Eckington Juniors to move them up into the top half of the table. Oscar Gristenthwaite got two goals with the other coming from Thomas Bye. The Alcester POTM being awarded to Joe Thwaites.

It was all square at Ilmington United as visitors Bidford Juniors took a point with a goal from Ben Proctor.

Tewkesbury Town Colts will be happy with their 4-2 home win with the goals coming from Finlay Hulse, Mckenzie Wilson and two from Jack Pates.

In another hard fought draw, the match between Welford Juniors Pumas and Lenches FC ended 2-2, with Lenches' Samuel Vaughan hitting the net twice.

Under 12's Pool B

Moreton Rangers gained all 3-points with a 4-0 home win, with Henry Smyth grabbing all 4-goals!

Shipston Excelsior are the early pace-setters as they kept up their 100% record with a 5-0 home win, ace marksman Dylan Williams getting yet another hat-trick!

Under 12's Pool C

It was a thriller at Bretforton Juniors as the home side drew 4-4 with Evesham United Colts. Charlie Hardiman (2), Kurtis Pay and Ethan Rimmer hit the net for 'Bret' while Adam Walczak (2), Hedley Longford and Mateusz Witalec replied for the Colts.

Droitwich Spa Vipers continued their good start to the season with an away win which saw another two goals for Luca Russo.

Under 11's Pool A

Claverdon's Jamie Spiers was selected as his teams POTM as they secured another home victory, while Eckington Juniors & Alcester Town Juniors drew 1-1 with Punia Rohan scoring for the Town.

Under 11's Pool B

The Badsey Rangers and Welford Juniors fixture served up plenty of goals, with Welford taking the points. There were two goals each for Austin Spotswood (Badsey), Jack Boazman and Bradley Kruger (Welford).

Stratford Town Colts Blues won on the road, which saw a well taken hat-trick for Luke Sibley.

It took two penalties from Aaron Arnold and Alexander Shaw to secure a 1st league victory for Droitwich Spa Kestrels.

Crowle Searchers drew 2-2 at Shipston Excelsior with two goals from Jonathan Haynes.

Under 11's Pool C

Moreton Rangers gained three points with a 5-0 away win, with goals from Kian Burrows (2), Dominic Evans, Kan Ikeda and Louis Mutsaars. The Rangers' POTM was Jack Witheford.

Bidford Juniors Rockets also won away, two of their goals coming from Simon Reynolds.

Evesham United Robins were another team to gain 3-points on the road as Benjamin Arthurs hit the net twice.