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Round-up 25/4/15

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2015 06:48pm
Crowle, Wychavon
By Colin Mortiboys
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The latest matches in the AEFL and we begin with our latest cup finals:

U18's Cup Final

It was a night of tension, drama & excitement as Wychbold Juniors met Crowle Searchers.

The Searchers early dominance was rewarded with the perfect start as Sam Tufft struck with only 11-minutes on the clock. Wychbold tried in vain to break down the Crowle back line but were left frustrated and their task became even harder when Sam Tufft banged in his 2nd goal of the game right on half-time.

 Despite an open end to end game, the game remained at 2-0 and the cup looked to heading to Crowle, but with 15-minutes reamining, Wychbold Juniors were given a lifeline when they pulled a goal back. The goal clearly gave Wychbold renewed hope and it was no surprise when they pulled the game back to 2-2. 

Crowle could easily have let their heads drop but they dug deep and on 79-minutes, Sam Tufft completed his hat-trick to put his side back in the lead. Arbiter Les Croy then issued the 1st caution of the match to a Juniors player for simulation. 

As the 90-minutes approached, Wychbold Juniors incredibly found a 3rd goal to tie the match at 3-3 and force the match into extra-time, with their goals coming from Joshua Jones, Jamie Wall and Callum Green.

It was now going to be a longer night than expected for the spectators and with the temperature dropping, I'm sure a few wished they had put their coat on!

The six goals in 90-minutes suggested that there would be more goals to come in extra-time, but despite both sides having chances, the extra period failed to produce another goal and players from both sides started to feel the aches and pains of a long, intense game on a hard surface.

The game would now be decided on the taking of penalty kicks and it was Wychbold Juniors who showed their accuracy to win the game 5-3 and secure the cup.

Both sides played their part in a magnificent cup final and congratulations go to this season's U18 Cup Winners, Wychbold Juniors.

 

Under 15's Cup Final

Inkberrow Eagles found their scoring touch as they lifted the trophy with victory over Evesham United Colts.

The Colts struggled to contain a vibrant Eagles side, as Benjamin Thomas and Jack Turner scored two each to put the game beyond the reach of Evesham United.

Under 14's Cup Final

The Final saw a local derby as Alcester Town faced near neighbours Bidford Juniors.

The opening exchanges were confined to the midfield area, as both sides struggled to find any width to their game and exploit the space on the wings.  As the game progressed, both defences showed good quality in breaking up any attack which came their way.

The game began to open up in the mid-morning sunshine and Bidford's George Kirby threaded a ball through the Alcester defence and Jacob Smith put the hoops in the lead.  Alcester made every effort to find an equaliser but the game was put beyond doubt as another assist from George Kirby led to a second Bidford goal scored by Chris Peace, to secure the cup tie.

 

LEAGUE GAMES:

Under 14's Pool B

Alcester Town Rangers are finishing their season with a flourish as they won at home to Wychavon Wanderers. Among the Town scorers was Dillon Dudley-Hands who hit the net four times.

Bromsgrove Meadows ended their season with a narrow 2-1 home defeat to Pershore Town Warriors, Patrick Douglas on the score-sheet for Meadows.

Under 12's Pool A

It was a clean-sheet for the Badsey Rangers goal-keeper as his side won 1-0 at home to Ilmington United, with the only goal of the game coming from Aleksandrs Ozolins.  

Welford Juniors Pumas signed off the season with a 2-0 win at Eckington Eagles to remain undefeated in the League. Max Hauderbourg and  Lewis Weir on target for the Pumas.

Tewkesbury Town Colts finished their season in 3rd position, as goals from Scott Nichools and a hat-trick from McKenzie Wilson brought a 4-2 home win over Bidford Juniors. John Clarke hit both the Bidford goals.

 

Under 12's Pool B

Moreton Rangers ended their season as Runners-up, with a 2-0 home win vs. Tewkesbury Town Panthers. The goalscorers for Rangers were Jordi Colome and Henry Smyth.

Under 12's Pool C

Bretforton Juniors won 5-3 against Inkberrow Eagles, in an entertaining morning at their Station Road ground. Charlie Hardiman scored a hat-trick and there were two goals for Ethan Rimmer.

In the 2nd vs. 3rd match, Cradley Sports lost 4-3 to Droitwich Spa Vipers, so Cradley now need to now need to win both of their remaining games to secure the Runner-up position. Declan Holmes (2) and Miles Newall hit the net for Cradley, Jack Griffiths (2), Davis Payne and Matthew Simms replied for the Vipers.

Evesham United Colts won 2-1 at Pershore Town with two goals from Mateusz Witalec.

Under 11's Pool A

Claverdon enjoyed their midweek trip to Sheppey Swifts, returning home with maximum points. Oscar Webster was among the Claverdon scorers, with two goals in two minutes.

Under 11's Pool B

Droitwich Spa Kestrels took a point at Broadway United Youth, as goals from Alexander Shaw and Joe Wilkins ensure a 2-2 final score.

Welford Juniors won 2-1 at Crowle Searchers, while a Liam Andrews hat-trick secured a 3-2 victory for Badsey Rangers at Inkberrow Eagles.

Under 11's Pool C

Littleton Juniors won 5-2 at home to Stratford Town Colts Tigers in an exciting match at Blackminster.

Moreton Rangers won 1-0 at home to fellow title challengers Evesham United Robins, with a goal from Toby Stevens.

 

U3-U18  CUP FINAL RESULTS:

U18 Cup

Winners: Wychbold Juniors                         Runners-up: Crowle Searchers

U16 Cup:

Winners: Inkberrow Eagles                          Runners-up: Tewkesbury Town Colts

U15 Cup:

Winners: Inkberrow Eagles                          Runners-up:  Evesham United Colts

U14 Cup:

Winners: Bidford Juniors                              Runners-up:  Alcester Town  

U13 Cup:

Winners: Shipston Excelsior                        Runners-up: Littleton Juniors

 

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