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Centenary Cup Re Arranged

Bromsgrove & District Football League

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2016 08:05pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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A real body blow to lose the Centenary Cup Final tonight due to Sporting’s pitch needing additional recovery time after taking a battering on Saturday afternoon and today. New date TBC.

 

There was one cup final played though and that was the Worcester Nursing Junior Cup Final between The Gloster Arms and VBG Fairfield as VBGF attempted to bring the cup back to Bromsgrove a week after Awkies Allstars exploits and in true Vic style, they did just that as the Bromsgrove League completes a memorable Worcester Nursing Cup double inside a week! Ryan Molesworth opened the scoring just after the 32 minute mark and then Shaun May converted a penalty around the 40 minute mark. VBGF held out in the second half to spark wild scenes of celebration at the final whistle and it really is tremendous profile for us to swoop up both outside cups inside a week – Fair to say, the champagne is being cracked open at League HQ tonight. Well done again to both Awkies and VBGF!

 

Internal action saw three very important WA Harris Cup ties played; Firstly the Round 2 match between AFC Northfield and Rednal Social Club saw the Division 2 side regain their shooting boots and see off the Division 1 hosts by a 3-1 scoreline despite falling behind after Kyle Morrison’s error let AFC Northfield’s striker in to score. Rednal were looking like another blank was on the cards until Steven Cumberton netted from Connor Wilson’s pass on the stroke of half-time to give them a lifeline. Ellis Lawson netted his first of the season in the second half from Mike Price’s pinpoint corner with Sean Hunt rifling home a third to seal the result for Rednal and set up a home tie with Belbroughton Athletic from the Premier in the quarter-final. Secondly we had two quarter-final ties and in a cup final dress rehearsal, Northfield Athletic saw off Chaddesley Corbett by a 4-0 scoreline. 3-0 up at the break thanks to two penalties from Jason Cowley and a Josh Moore strike, Northfield were never in danger of losing this match and Jon Myrie’s late fourth (a tap in denying Paul Newman a goal) sealed the deal; One blow for both sides was the red cards issued to Cowley and Richard Ash of Chaddesley, both players now set to miss the cup final in two weeks time and Cowley will also miss the WA Harris Semi-Final where Northfield will travel to Sporting Club Redditch, who saw off last weeks giantkillers AFC Millfields by an 11-1 scoreline as their good form continues. Goals for SCR in this one came from Shaun Maynard (his third hat-trick in as many weeks) as well as braces for Harry Sharpe/Joe Shaw and James Cope. The other three goals came from our resident SCR superstar in the spotlight, Mr Dan Sill, who netted a fine treble and after last week’s public name/shame for being late he was the first SCR player at the pitch today!

 

The Premier Division title race was blown wide open after Alex Mallen’s solitary penalty goal for Belbroughton Athletic saw them stun previously unbeaten Thomas Brothers who will be ruing the missed opportunity to pull further clear against a team fast becoming a bogey side. Mallen’s goal came after Josh Cowdell was bought down iin the box. Brothers hit the post with minutes to go but they couldn’t find a way past a resillient backline with defender Chris Innes donning the goalie gloves again. Things were a little bit simpler for WCT Youth Raiders playing Alcester yet again but this time with a positive result with the Worcester based side winning 6-2; Goals for Bromyard Town’s Richard Smith (2) and Tom Hobbs were supported by Paul Smith, Joe Haines and Richard Tomkins. Alcester had a bad day at the office but Ellis Kalach usually does decent work and he netted a brace in consolation.

 

In Division One, Conway Albion restored some parity with Sporting Rednal after last week’s heavy defeat as the sides locked horns and drew 2-2. Michael Connelly and Anton Gardner-Bennett scored for Rednal in a game where Darryl Foster gave away a penalty for waving his hands around in the box and a couple of bookings for simulation. Wychbold RBL got back to winning ways and got revenge on GLA for an early season defeat with a 4-1 win at Charford; Goals from Cieran Sheehan x 2 (he also set up the other two goals) as well strikes by U18 players Brad Talbot and Cal Goddard who have made the breakthrough. Spa Athletic had a surprise 4-0 victory over out of sorts Stoke Sporting, Luke Rainbow the hero with a hat-trick and one for the free kick specialist Tom Harris but no idea if it was a free-kick!

 

In the second tier, Woodgate Valley finally got a win over Rubery Juniors but it was a narrow 1-0 win which did the trick. The goal came in the 39th minute when Jake Wicketts weaved his way into the box and his shot hit the post and bounced out for the tall striker Ben Fowler to slot home from centimeters out. Woodgate missed a chance to double the lead late on when Jamie Atkins chopped down Fowler in the box but Sam Varney’s penalty was superbly saved by Gio Blakeman in the yellows goal. Rubery huffed and puffed throughout, worked very hard but didn’t really create any clear goal scoring opportunities despite Nathan Derrick’s seering pace which worried makeshift centre backs James Parker and Varney until he was substituted. Connor Chipman did over from two yards in the dying embers of the game but it wouldn’t have counted as the ball had already gone out of play from Ryan Khan’s flagkick. It’s now 8 straight defeats for Juniors but they are not as bad a team as results make out and perhaps are just lacking a little confidence at the moment. Hizza United meanwhile won 5-1 against Chaps United in the Redditch derby a result which sees Hizza close the gap on Chaps in mid-table and this game certainly got the banter going post match on Social Media!

 

In Division 3, the local bragging rights went to Stoke Prior as they won 4-2 against rivals Stoke Sporting Reserves in an entertaining game where Prior should have been ahead after 4 minutes but Andy Dawson couldn’t convert a penalty after Nelson Teixeira was bundled over. Stoke went ahead when Tom Nicholson pounced to slot home after the Prior backline dithered with a bouncing ball. Teixeira did however level with a fine volley before Prior missed their second penalty given away by Stoke’s Jason Harding but this time Carlos Santos put it wide so two penalties missed which left Jamie Maycroft banging his head against the dressing room wall at the break. Into the second period and unbelievably a third Prior penalty was awarded but with yet another taker, this one was converted by Elliott Nottingham as Prior eased into the lead. Dawson netted Prior’s third shortly after before Nicholson reduced the deficit again with his second  Nottingham soon had Prior back in front for 4-2 and Harding in the Stoke goal made some fine saves to keep the score down some more. Nicholson completed his hat-trick late on but it was too little too late and Prior sealed the three points. Laburnum’s good football in their 1-1 draw with Callowbrook Green wasn’t what they deserved as they played as well as they have done all season. 

 

Evesham Hospital Cup action to finish off and two of our sides travelled to De Montfort School in Evesham and won their respective games. Rubery Athletic beat Evesham WMC 2-1 thanks to goals from Lee Davies (Jack Berry with the assist) and Andy Court who had Davies to thank for setting him up. Rubery had to survive a late Evesham onslaught but they held firm to book a semi-final place. BGIS had a comfortable victory too, 6-2 over Cider Mill with Carl Martin netting twice plus one each for Dom Strevens, Connor Collins, Ryan Gardiner and Colin Tandy. Subject to BGIS winning their quarter-final tie, they are set for a head-on clash with VBGF in the semi-final of this competition.

 

Next week’s fixtures are now online and sees a huge fixture in the WA Harris Cup between Meadow Park and BGIS; In terms of fixtures to play, neither side wants to win as they are both well behind but the reality is that it will be very competitive with £500 on offer to the overall winner of this cup. Awkies Allstars go for more outside cup glory with a very winnable home tie with Kidderminster League side Prince Albert United whilst Northfield Athletic and Wychbold RBL is an intriguing game in Division 1. A couple of Premier Division clashes too (VBGF v Alcester and Thomas Brothers v WCT) and another Redditch Division 2 derby for Chaps United v LPR. All very exciting in the BDFL with the season now only 51 days away from ending.

 

 

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

 

D1

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

 

1

Thomas Brothers

11

9

1

1

32

15

17

28

 

1

Northfield Athletic

11

9

1

1

53

14

39

28

 

2

Alcester Town

13

8

0

5

49

26

23

24

 

2

BGIS

9

8

0

1

46

8

38

24

 

3

WCT Youth Raiders

10

7

1

2

35

15

20

22

 

3

Conway Albion

13

6

3

4

35

35

0

21

 

4

VBG Fairfield

7

6

1

0

34

5

29

19

 

4

Chaddesley Corbett

13

7

2

4

37

18

19

20 *

 

5

Rubery Athletic

11

4

2

5

15

33

-18

14

 

5

Wychbold RBL

12

6

1

5

31

33

-2

19

 

6

Belb Athletic

11

4

0

7

16

32

-16

12

 

6

Sporting Rednal

12

5

3

4

28

22

6

18

 

7

Oak Tree Sporting

11

3

1

7

15

36

-21

10

 

7

GLA

15

5

1

9

29

50

-21

16

 

8

The Grove

14

0

0

14

4

38

-34

0

 

8

Stoke Sporting

9

4

0

5

17

19

-2

12

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

Spa Athletic

13

2

4

7

26

45

-19

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

AFC Northfield

13

0

1

12

17

75

-58

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* POINTS DEDUCTIONS FOR RULE BREACHES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Div 2

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

 

Div 3

Team

P

W

D

L

F

A

GD

Pts

 

1

LPR

16

10

2

4

52

39

13

32

 

1

Rubery

14

12

1

1

85

16

48

31 *

 

2

Rednal Social Club

14

10

1

3

55

27

28

31

 

2

Callowbrook Green

13

9

1

3

49

27

22

25 *

 

3

Woodgate Valley

17

9

2

6

46

38

8

26 *

 

3

Chadds Corbett Res

12

7

2

3

33

24

9

23

 

4

Hewell

18

8

2

8

53

46

7

26

 

4

Stoke Sporting Res

15

7

2

6

38

44

-6

23

 

5

Meadow Park

10

8

0

2

37

12

25

24

 

5

Arrow Valley

13

6

1

6

38

37

1

19

 

6

Chaps United

12

8

0

4

30

27

3

24

 

6

Broms Corinthians

15

6

2

7

40

46

-6

20

 

7

Hizza United

11

6

3

2

51

22

29

21

 

7

FC Bromsgrove

14

5

2

7

38

46

-8

17

 

8

Awkies Allstars

10

7

0

3

41

17

24

21

 

8

AFC Millfields

7

3

1

3

21

23

-2

10

 

9

Sporting Club Redditch

14

5

1

8

40

54

-14

16

 

9

Stoke Prior

13

3

0

10

25

54

-29

9

 

10

Rubery Juniors

15

3

2

10

34

54

-20

11

 

10

Laburnum

14

0

2

12

17

67

-50

2

 

11

Bromsgrove Brent

19

2

5

12

34

79

-45

11

 

 

* POINTS DEDUCTIONS FOR RULE BREACHES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12

Bridgefield

14

0

0

14

29

87

-58

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* POINTS DEDUCTIONS FOR RULE BREACHES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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