Callowbrook Green celebrate 7-0 win

Bromsgrove & District Football League results

Last Updated: Aug 31, 2016 08:40am
Waseley, Bromsgrove
By Simon Burgess
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Bank Holiday Gameday for Week 4 of the BDFL! With 6 teams not playing, it was left to the other 36 to play out a variety of cup and league games.


The joint biggest win of the day was achieved by Callowbrook Green who beat Laburnum in the Bridgwater Cup group stages (all the next five games are Bridgwater ones), a 7-0 victory for the Greens with new striker signed from BGIS, Dominic Strevens, notching a hat-trick his first goals for the club, a brace for Luke Wyatt with Ryan Craig and Reece Kindon also netting. Studley Lions have started their season well and they achieved a well fought 5-3 win away at Arrow Valley probably a local a game as they could have wished for! Marc Jovanovic led the way with two goals for Studley with Nick Briggs, Jamie Hatfield and amazingly one from Stephen Dipple too completing the Lions scoring; For the Valley, Rob Voice’s good form continues as he netted one alongside Darryl King and Matthew Remes. A similar 5-3 scoreline ensured in the Sporting Club Redditch and Redditch United Sunday match; Ryan Khan gave the visitors the lead netting from Connor Chipman’s pass but Sporting Club Redditch soon took control of the game and went into the break 3-1 up. That lead became 4-1 soon after the interval before Chipman’s brace pulled it back to 4-3 as Redditch Sunday looked to stage a revival; This was however killed off by a stunning free kick for the 5th, Adam ‘Toffee’ Thornton completing his brace. Other Sporting goals coming from Dan Sill and new signing Malique Williams (2) formerly of LPR. 


Rubery Legends went down 4-1 at home to Hizza United in their first game on Boleyn Road, Jahmel Trevis netting for the Legends whilst Davo’s army had Ashley Parker (2), Harry Nicholls and Aaron Clayton to thank for the win. Chaddesley Corbett Reserves played host to Cofton Old Boys winning 4-2; Chadds were ahead within 6 minutes after Cofton debutant Darren Conway failed to deal with a bouncing ball and Anthony Ward lashed the ball home under the frame of Brad Miller who will perhaps be disappointed it wasn’t kept out. Cofton were playing some enterprising football, most of their play coming through the effective Steve Joynes and it was perhaps no surprise to see them equalise when a ball played in from the right flank, saw Shane Chappell slide it into his own net on 22 minutes. 1-1 at the break. Into the second half, Cofton took the lead on 55 when Tyrone Ward found Conway (the Conway Albion connection) who made no mistake to atone for his earlier error. Chaddesley then scored two quick goals inside 6 minutes; Miller in the Cofton goal fumbled the ball on 62 and it was a simple close range finish for Craig Sabel. Disaster then struck when Miller, having a difficult morning between the sticks, completely misjudged another long throw about five minutes later missing the ball completely and energetic midfielder Philip ‘Pip’ Bower was on hand to head home. A Fourth Chaddesley goal killed the game as a contest when Sabel outmuscled Chris Haynes and fired home a 20 yard dipping shot. Cofton kept pushing away and substitute Brendan Cooke perhaps ought to have done better with a free header from a Joynes left wing centre. This game also saw four players hobble off with injuries during the match none believed to be serious but for Cofton, they are really feeling the pinch in that department right now.


In the Bromsgrove and Redditch Standard Shield group games, Premier Division Belbroughton would have been expecting a tougher game from Division 1 promotion hopefuls FC Highgate United but a dominant first half performance saw Belbroughton race into a 3-0 lead from which they never looked back that being the final score. Premier Division Northfield Athletic finally got their season on track with a 6-3 win away at Division 1 Sporting Rednal who are having difficulty keeping the goals out right now (time for Jay Nickless to get the defensive coaching drills manual out) whilst in a role reversal of the first two results, Division 1 side Red Lion stunned Premier Division Alcester Town with a fine 6-2 win. Red Lion seemed to be extremely motivated by The Stoat predicting them to lose against their local rivals and a feisty first half ensued with Darren Amor reaching for the yellow card on four occasions.  No further details on this game with Red Lion believed to be on a Bank Holiday Sunday pub crawl to raise some club funds and we are sure they’ll have a good night on the back of this result!


WA Harris Cup action saw the highest cumulative score of the day as Division 2 side Hewell knocked out Division 1 side Rubery by an 8-5 scoreline; For obvious reasons we are unable to report the name, but the Hewell striker scored all EIGHT goals in his team’s win and by the admittance of Rubery gaffer Ryan Smith, took his backline apart. Rubery’s goals on their first visit to Hewell came from Sean Donovan (2), Brogan Halpin, Lewis Mcpike and Dan Wells. Rubery Athletic’s 5-0 win in the same competition against Bromsgrove Corinthians, avoiding a massive banana skin at the same time, sets up a Round 1 clash with Hewell in three weeks time. Rubery were fancied to have a tricky game at Corinthians but they approached the game professionally and stormed into a 2 goal lead thanks to the ever prolific Andy Court including a first minute penalty. Bromsgrove struggled to make in-roads into the Rubery backline and three goals in the last 20 minutes put an emphatic look on the result as Adam Pillinger, Reiss O Connor and then Court again for the hat-trick stamped their Premier Division quality on the match. BGIS also got their scoring boots on beating Quinton Athletic 8-1. Quinton facing their toughest task as to date as a new club, started the game well as BGIS were forced back and it took a moment of magic from the veteran Marcus George to give BGIS the lead and a foothole in the game, George chesting down a free kick and volleying it home. From here on in, it became one way traffic and Quinton folded like a pack of magic cards although a consolation goal came from Matthew Carter. BGIS’s other scorers were Dan Lawrence with a hat-trick (following on from his fine performance last Sunday), Connor Collins with a brace, whilst George got another and a rare Dan Taylor goal for good measure. 


In the Premier Cup, Black Horse bounced back from last week’s shock defeat at the hands of BGIS by beating Millfield Rovers 1-0 but it needed an 89th minute own goal to do so with the tie looking to be heading for penalties. Millies thought they have gone ahead in the first period but James Ward’s goal was ruled offside much to his visual facial anguish. Millies continued to work very hard, they needed too against a very fit opposition with Mike Hewitt here, there and everywhere but the footballing gods weren’t on Millies side today it seems.  Meanwhile in Premier Division action, Meadow Park moved up to third with a 3-2 win over the stuttering champions Thomas Brothers, still early days for everybody but Meadow will be glad to have recovered from the heavy defeat to Alcester Town a fortnight ago. 


Division 1 action between Bromsgrove Athletico and Chaddesley Corbett was played out in a party atmosphere at Stoke Country Club with the nearby holiday campers taking a keen interest in proceedings, so much so the second half was accompanied by non-stop drum banging! Athletico took an early lead in this one when Chaddesley keeper James Poulton was beaten to the ball and we think Sam Wright slotted home. Chadds were soon back on level terms when Matt Perry’s cross [censored] shot deceived the Athletico net-minder and ended up in the back of the goal. Chaddesley were under the cosh for most of the second half but used their experience and game management skills to close out the game and certainly after Ryan Moore’s 75th minute penalty, Chadds were content to just defend and see the game out for a valuable three points. 


Into Division 2 and Awkies Allstars early season inconsistency continued as they slipped to a 2-1 defeat against AFC Northfield who netted through Chris Mcgrath and midweek signing from Pilkington Sunday Lee Williams. This put AFCN in the driving seat and although hot-shot Jase Gibbons got one back, converting Chris Fox’s assist, AFCN held out to take the points back with them and leave Awkies extremely frustrated. The surprise package of the season so far is the unknown quantity of Winyates, who lead the Division with a 100% win record 3 out of 3. Their latest win today came over perennial poor travellers Spa Athletic, a 5-2 victory thanks to goals from Ivaylo Karov (2), Rob Stewart, Adam Dale and Dave Phelan from the spot. Winyates travel to Bromsgrove Athletico next week and it’ll be interesting to see how they get on with Division 1 opponents.


Action in the third tier today saw a surprise result of FC Bromsgrove beating Meadow Park Youth 2-1, this despite their goalkeeper being sent off for a professional foul. The FCB hero was Will Rowland though who netted both goals, one from the penalty mark. Meadow Park piled the pressure on late in the game but the makeshift backline held its nerve for the points. Goal of the day came in the Stoke Works v Bromsgrove Academicals match, our last match to review, where midfielder Paul Halfpenny celebrated his recent marriage to Emily with a vintage free kick (footage of which can be seen on the League’s Facebook group if you are interested), a curling effort into the top left hand corner that beat the keeper all ends up. Ryan Cooper got the other two goals for Stoke who have started well winning their first two matches. Former Stoke Sporting player, Nick Baker, got the Academicals goal against some of his former team mates.


Week 5 of the BDFL next week and into September we roll; As ever a collection of good games on show including a derby between Rubery Athletic and Pilkington Sunday and pals Tomlinson/Khan go head to head as Callowbrook Green host Redditch United Sunday. That’s just a small selection of games and our Twitter team will provide a full preview on Friday morning via @BDFLofficial so if you are not following us already, please do so!





Callowbrook Green 7 (STREVENS 3, Wyatt 2, Craig, Kindon), Laburnum 0


Arrow Valley 3 (R Voice, King, Remes), Studley Lions 5 (Jovanovic 2, Briggs, Hatfield, Dipple)


Sporting Club Redditch 5 (Williams 2, Thornton 2, Sill), Redditch United Sunday 3 (Chipman 2, R Khan)


Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 4 (Sabel 2, Bower, Ward), Cofton Old Boys 2 (Conway, OG)


Rubery Legends 1 (Travis), Hizza United 4 (Parker 2, Clayton, Nicholls)






Belbroughton Athletic 3, FC Highgate United 0


Sporting Rednal 3, Northfield Athletic 6


Red Lion 6, Alcester Town 2





Hewell 8 (MR UNKNOWN 8), Rubery 5 (Donovan 2, Halpin, Mckpike, Wells)


Bromsgrove Corinthians 0, Rubery Athletic 5 (COURT 3, Pillinger, O'Connor)


BGIS 8 (LAWRENCE 3, Collins 2, George 2, Taylor), Quinton Athletic 1 (Carter)





Millfield Rovers 0, Black Horse 1 (OG)



Thomas Brothers 2, Meadow Park 3




Bromsgrove Athletico 1, Chaddesley Corbett 2 (Perry, Moore)

Awkies Allstars 1 (Gibbons), AFC Northfield 2 (Mcgrath, Williams)


Winyates 5 (Karov 2, Stewart, Dale, Phelan), Spa Athletic 2

Stoke Works 3 (Cooper 2, Halfpenny), Bromsgrove Academicals 1 (Baker)
FC Bromsgrove 2 (Rowland 2), Meadow Park Youth 1



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