Black Horse win 4-1 on penalties

Bromsgrove & District Football League Results

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2016 08:02pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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Looking at all weather forecasts, it appeared this week would be the start of the postponements but surprisingly this wasn't the case with only one match lost to waterlogging (BGIS v Pilkington Sunday at Illey Lane). 

Good news to start with and the Black Horse are through to the Semi-Finals of the WFA Premier Cup after a hard fought win over Upton Snodsbury from the Worcester League - 0.0 after 90 minutes saw a penalty shoot out activated and Black kept their nerve to win 4-1 with kicks from the penalty mark. Well done to John Edwards and his team as that looked a really tricky banana skin match.

Just the one Premier Division game to review and after Thomas Brothers traumatic two month period ended this week with the return of James Burke as manager, it was too late to start a revival as Rubery Athletic saw them off by a hefty 8-0 scoreline although Brothers did keep it at 0-0 for 35 minutes. Burke has promised to re-invigorate the Brothers but it's going to be a tough task judging by today's result. Rubery enjoyed the win coming care of Andy Court, Lee Davies and Daniel Ormsby all getting braces whilst Ryan Brown and debutant Aaron Sorrell also scored. 

In Division 1, Bromsgrove Athletico had a fine 5-3 win over FC Highgate United with the goals coming from Sam Wright (2), Wade Malley (2) and the powerhouse that's Dane Morgan; This was Highgate's first league defeat of the season and leaves them in 7th although they do have games in hand. Athletico go joint top in what is now a four way battle on 13 points. Wychbold RBL and Chaddesley Corbett played out a feisty 4-4 draw in their home game with Chaddesley Corbett, a game which had everything. It also included a red card for a Wychbold RBL player but Damian Ash of Chaddesley Corbett can count himself very lucky to remain on the pitch too after an incident unseen by the referee. Wychbold went 2-0 up inside 10 minutes, firstly from Henry Davis's 25 yarder and then Brad Talbot's cheeky lob. Chadds then took control and netted the next four goals (Damian Ash 2, Paul Lofthouse 1 and Dan Weston 1) before late goals from Brett Mould's head and Josh Weatherby's close range strike grabbed a draw. More battles between these competitive sides are inevitable in due course! Quinton Athletic meanwhile made it two successive wins as they scored nine goals for the second week running, this time FC Hop Pole were the victims; Four goals for leading scorer Callum Burston-Keeley were backed up by Keil Sumnall, Michael Ledbrook, Matt Carter, Roy Mccreedy and Kevin Heeley as Quinton now look to have settled into the division. 

In Division 2, Sporting Club Redditch were seemingly very angry after last weeks defeat but they bounced back in great style beating Callowbrook Green 10-1 with hat-tricks apiece for three players, namely Dan Sill, Mal Williams and Harry Bedford; John Wakeling got in on the act too but just the one for him! Hizza United signed off in Luke Davenport's last match in charge of the club with a 9-1 win over Hewell - More hat-tricks for Division 2 strikers in this one namely Harry Nicholls and Jordy Wells with Josh Bowen, Ashley Parker and Ben Briggs the other goalscorers. Ben Ford in the Hizza goal also made some fine saves. AFC Northfield bounced back from some poor results to beat Redditch United Sunday 4-1 with three debutants lining up and goals from two of the debutants in Nash (brace) and Jones with Oliver Gibson also netting. Declan Sanders got Redditch's goal but Redditch felt aggrieved, possibly quite rightly, when an early offside flag was ignored and AFCN went on to net the opener from it and that set them on the back foot from the word off. 

In the top of the table clash in Division 3, Stoke Works went to the top after a 2-1 away win at Arrow Valley thanks to goals from Jon Snell and Paul Badger. Garry Harvey on target for Valley from the penalty spot with his trusty left foot. Valley were slightly understrength today but take nothing away from Stoke who grabbed the opportunity with both hands and look to have a very good collective team this season. Chaddesley Corbett Reserves have thrown a veil of silence over their team in recent weeks with no information from their normally reliable pressman but we do know they got back to winning ways today after a 5-1 win over Bromsgrove Corinthians, a result which takes them back up to third place. 

One match in the BRS Shield and Group D is now finalised with Meadow Park winning the group following a 3-0 win over Millfield Rovers who were hampered by two key suspensions. Goals from Nick O Connell, Liam Molesworth and Matt Russell did the trick. Wychbold qualify as runners up atfer being knocked off top spot and potentially now facing a harder quarter-final maybe against BGIS. Both sides await Group C to be sorted before knowing their confirmed next opponents. 

Red Lion are through to the Division 1 Cup Semi-Final after a good game against Oak Tree Sporting which they won 3-1 thanks to the Bear (Dan Bearcroft) getting back on target with two after a mini drought and one for Ellis Kalach as well. Jack Steele scored a consolation goal for Oak Tree who were very complimentary about the visitors skills. 

Another team into a semi-final today are Rubery Legends who beat Millfield Rovers Reserves by an astonishing 12-3 scoreline in their Rose Bowl showdown. It was only 4-3 to Legends at half-time but they put their foot to the floor second half and motored on, to the bewilderment of Ady Godwin who could only look on in horror as Millies fell apart. Hot-headed striker Jake Booton did what he did best today and netted SIX whilst Chris Gee got three; Goals to top up the others came from Adam Doupe, Luke Parker and Josh Larner. Danny Griffin on a four match ground exclusion order will have been horrified to miss this one but ultimately will be very pleased with his sides efforts. 

It's left to the Bridgwater Cup now and the group phases of this competition keeps churning on and only one confirmed Group Winner so far shows how tight it all is; That group winner is Awkies Allstars in Group D after a 3-0 away win over Meadow Park Youth. Awkies had been held up to the 70 minute mark but their Division 2 quality shone through in the end as Ash Tullett's two goals and one from Jason Gibbons did the trick. FC Bromsgrove had all their missing players back today and that culminated in a fine 6-1 away win at Cofton Old Boys, a result which had their gaffer Patrick Sullivan grinning like a split sausage! In-form Curtis Holdam got a brace, one each for Mark Smith, Damian Blakeway (Titch), Shaun Nash and Nathan Poole. Stoke Prior played Laburnum for the third time this season and after 5-0 and 9-0 drubbings got their revenge with a 5-4 win which included a hat-trick for 16 year old Harley Hetherington, one for 47 year old Simon Maycroft and one for Anthony James. The game also included a debut for the BDFL's official Cup Final Ballboy, Jack Scott, as he played 90 minutes football for his first ever proper Adult game - Well done to Stoke Prior on the victory! Studley Lions had a rare slip up, losing 2-1 at home to Winyates, a result which means they still have work to do to qualify in a very tight Group B; After taking the lead through Marc Jovanovic, Winyates came storming back to win with goals from David Phelan and Andy Squibb. Spa Athletic's great form continued as they won 3-0 at Bromsgrove Academicals and they look well placed to qualify from Group A with three games to go; After early frustration from a solid Academical backline giving nothing away, Spa took the lead when Tom Harris played in Kev Owens who made no mistake. Tom Harris then scored one of his spectacular goals after Owens reverted to an assisting role before Matt Winsper made the points safe late on with a low drive - Amazing what a bit of confidence can do as Spa's unbeaten (and winning run)

extends to eight games. 

Onto next week and we'll now be ramping up the weather forecasting resources in anticipation of things taking a downturn - However we always get games on in the BDFL by hook or by crook so we hope a good programme will take place next week. Of interest are a number of tight Prem, 1 and 2 league games each hard to call, whilst our remaining representatives in the WFA cups go to battle again with teams from across the County, although the majority next week see us take on Worcester League sides. Red Lion v Chaddesley Corbett is the all BDFL Junior Cup game and that's likely to be frentic as Red Lion look for revenge on Chadds who beat them on their first ever BDFL away day back in August. Black Horse meanwhile have a Birmingham FA Cup game so good luck to everyone in these prestigious matches.



Upton Snodsbury 0, Black Horse 0 - Black Horse win 4-1 on penalties

Rubery Athletic 8 (Court 2, Davies 2, Ormsby 2, Brown, Sorrell), Thomas Brothers 0
Oak Tree Sporting 1 (Steele), Red Lion 3 (Bearcroft 2, Kalach)
Studley Lions 1 (Jovanovic), Winyates 2 (Phelan, Squibb)
Meadow Park Youth 0, Awkies Allstars 3 (Ash Tullett 2, Gibbons)
Stoke Prior 5 (HETHERINGTON 3, S Maycroft, James), Laburnum 4
Cofton Old Boys 1, FC Bromsgrove 6 (Holdam 2, Nash, Poole, Blakeway, Smith)
Bromsgrove Academicals 0, Spa Athletic 3 (Winsper, Harris, Owens)
Millfield Rovers Reserves 3 (McGeown, Bartlett, Roland), Rubery Legends 12 (BOOTON 6, GEE 3, Parker, Douple, Larner)
Millfield Rovers 0, Meadow Park 3

Wychbold RBL 4 (Talbot, Mould, Weatherby, Davis), Chaddesley Corbett 4 (D Ash 2, Weston, Lofthouse)
Quinton Athletic 9 (BURSTON-KEELEY 4, Summnall, Carter, Mccreedy, Heeley, Ledbrook), FC Hop Pole 2
Bromsgrove Athletico 5 (Malley 2, Wright 2, Morgan), FC Highgate United 3

Hizza United 9 (NICHOLLS 3, WELLS 3, Bowen, Parker, Briggs), Hewell 1
Redditch United Sunday 1 (Sanders), AFC Northfield 4 (Nash 2, Gibson, Jones)
Callowbrook Green 1, Sporting Club Redditch 10 (SILL 3, MAYNARD 3, BEDFORD 3, Wakeling)
Arrow Valley 1 (Harvey), Stoke Works 2 (Snell, Badger)
Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 5, Bromsgrove Corinthians 1


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