Comfortable Win for Bartley

Bromsgrove & District Football League - 20th Septemberi

Last Updated: Oct 6, 2015 07:56pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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Chaddesley Corbett 2, Perrywood 3 
The Grove 2, WCT Youth Raiders 4
Falcons 3, Wychbold RBL 2 (Weatherby, Harrison)
Worcester Saints 2, Bromsgrove United 3 (Bullimore 2, Hegarty)
Worcester Raiders Sunday 6, Spa Athletic 0
The Gloster Arms 5, Oak Tree Sporting 1 (D'Aguilar)

Awkies Allstars 7 (ASH TULLETT 3, Fox, Brennan, Carnihan, Gibbons), Hylton Road Rovers 0
New Inn Saints 6, Chaps United 3
Stoke Prior 1, Hizza United 7

Belb Athletic 3, Northfield Athletic 6 (MOORE 3, Teji, Cowley, Newman)
Rednal Social Club 5, Stoke Sporting Reserves 1
Rubery 1, LPR 0
Sporting Club Redditch 3 (Mr Unknown x 2, Sill), Rubery Juniors 2 (Hodges, Hoare)
Hewell 6, Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 4
Meadow Park 4, Bromsgrove Brentnal 0

Bridgefield 2, Woodgate Valley 5 (FERGUSSON 5)

Alcester Town 2 (Fereday 2), VBG Fairfield 4 (Bishop 2, Wilkes, Martin)

GLA 2, Conway Albion 3
Sporting Rednal 0, Bartley Green Sunday 2 (Tandy, Strevens)
Stoke Sporting 3 (Warman, Johnson, Baker), AFC Northfield 0
AFC Millfields 5 (Hatfield 2, Mcgowen 2, Roland), Bromsgrove Corinthians 2 (Mason 2)

The start of October and still the Indian Summer was in force as the BDFL players took to the pitches for their weekly dose of Sunday morning football as Week 9 swung into action.


We’ll start with this week’s league games and in the Prem, VBG Fairfield had a bit of an early scare at Alcester Town who raced into a 2 goal lead thanks to Listowel Fereday’s early brace. VBGF then cranked into gear and went into the break 3-2 up and Richard Bishop also missed a penalty which Paul Maynard in the Alcester goal saved, his third successive penalty save. The second half was a bit more of a non-event with VBGF happy to sit back on their lead. A late fourth merely iced the cake for a 4-2 away win. Goalscorers for VBGF were Bishop (2), Dan Wilkes and Laurence Martin on his birthday. VBGF go back to the top of the table having won all 3 games and a double figure goal difference.


Three games in Division One and Bartley Green Sunday maintained their place at the top of the League after a 2-0 away win at Sporting Rednal, thanks to goals from Dom Strevens and Colin Tandy who netted from the spot. A fairly comfortable routine win for Bartley with perhaps the biggest talking point in this game being whether Lloyd Newman should have been sent off for Serious Foul Player after fouling Aaron Collins but the referee only produced a yellow card. Conway Albion are in good form and won again, this time 3-2 at GLA, unfortunately no match details on this game but we’re not sure if this is because GLA lost or because Karl White was up in Liverpool for the Merseyside Derby! Stoke Sporting had another good home win too, 3-0 against AFC Northfield, Pete Warman, Ben Johnson and Nick Baker the men on target for David Fisher’s boys, with Tom Westwood picking up the man of the match award. Northfield had a frustrating morning and Martin Andrews getting sent off for foul language wasn’t exactly helpful either.


No games in Division Two so one game in Division 3 to review and this was a local derby between AFC Millfields and Bromsgrove Corinthians which the home side won 5-2 to leapfrog their opponents. Goals from Sam McGeown and Stu Hatfield (both braces) and one for Ash Roland; For Corinthians, Tom Mason netted both.


In LMS Shield action, free scoring Northfield Athletic from Division 1 beat Premier Division Belbroughton Athletic in a 9 goal contest at Mill Lane, with Northfield getting the better of the argument 6-3. For once Jason Cowley had to take a back stage, he only got one, as Josh Moore got back to his old self netting a hat-trick. Michael Teji and Paul ‘Bedrocker’ Newman also scored. Still early days in LMS Shield Group D with only two group games completed following Alvechurch Lions folding. 


In the Bridgwater Cup, another five games were ticked off across the four groups. In Group D, Meadow Park are long odds on to qualify after today’s 4-0 win against Bromsgrove Brentnal, this after Rubery completed their group campaign with a solo goal victory over LPR. Only a disastrous loss against LPR next week would give Meadow cause for concern, with LPR still having one group game remaining after that. Group C is still wide open with 10 group games still to play and today’s match saw group leaders Rubery Juniors lose to Sporting Club Redditch 3-2, a match SCR chief Steve Rainbow missed as he is currently holidaying abroad in Tenerife. Rubery Juniors dominated the start of the game and went 2-0 up through Dean Hodges and Sean Hoare before SCR pegged them back just before the break with a brace of goals from crosses. Winger Dan Sill got the SCR winner with minutes to go, this after they had been reduced to 10 men when forward Tom Higgins committed Serious Foul Play and received a straight red card. Group B is also wide open, this after Rednal Social Club’s 4-1 home win over Stoke Sporting Reserves took them to the top of the group. Their imminent game with Awkies Allstars could be something of a group decider at this rate! Chaddesley Corbett Reserves hopes of qualifying for the Bridgwater Cup semis were extinguished when they lost 6-4 to Hewell, a result which was no good to Hewell either given the four wins Hizza United have already achieved. Bromsgrove Corinthians will need to win their last two group games and beat Hizza to qualify for the semi-finals.


In the Centenary Cup, Woodgate Valley continue to defy all their perceived off the field woes by doing the business on the pitch, making it through to the quarter-finals of the internal Division 2 cup with a 5-2 victory at Bridgefield with all five goals coming from the gangly but incredibly mobile handful that goes by the name of Josh Fergusson. A home tie against Meadow Park whom they have already beaten is something for them to look forward too.


Lastly but not leastly, we had 9 games in the various Worcester Nursing Cup competitions which opened its proceedings for the season today. The biggest win was Awkies Allstars 7-0 win over Hylton Road Rovers in the Minor Cup, a game in which the Bears completely dominated. Ash Tullett bagged a cheeky hat-trick, with one apiece for Chris Fox, Jamie Brennan, Jason Gibbons and James Carnihan. Hizza United also scored seven in their win at Stoke Prior in an all BDFL clash, but they conceded one goal – Not a happy morning for Stoke Prior’s caretaker manager Abi Maycroft, stepping in with Simon Maycroft today with Jamie away on business. Chaps United meanwhile lost 6-3 to Worcester Division 3 side New Inn Saints as their high scoring affairs show no signs of slowing up! The message is simple; If you want goals, go and find out where Chaps United are playing! 


In the Junior version of the Nursing Cup, WCT Youth Raiders beat The Grove 4-2 in another all BDFL tie (the sides meet again in two weeks in the Bromsgrove Charity Cup), whilst our only other winners were Bromsgrove United who beat Worcester Saints 3-2 thanks to two goals from Brad Bullimore and one from Michael Hegarty; At least Saints couldn’t do a BDFL double after Awkies lost their last week! All of our other sides got knocked out but some by close margains. Chaddesley Corbett pulled out a tough draw against Perrywood but only went down by the odd goal in five, a similar scoreline for Wychbold RBL at Falcons; Wychbold went 3-0 down in this one before 44 year old Jason Harrison netted as did Josh Weatherby. The latter named also hit the woodwork three times so it just wasn’t Wychbold’s day. The Gloster Arms, a strong Worcester Prem side consisting of many Malvern Town players, beat Oak Tree Sporting 5-1 (Jason D’Aguilar for OTS) and Worcester Raiders Sunday beat Spa Athletic 6-0, these results completed a somewhat disappointing set in a competition we’ve done ok in during previous years!


We move onto Week 10 and the Kidderminster Hospital Cup dominates proceedings and 11 matches next week involve our sides in this competition. We are confident we will get some wins, but some of our teams have tough ties, not least Spa Athletic who host Wyre Forest from Kidderminster Division 2 and Lickey End Social who host Wall Heath PA from the Kidderminster Prem. LMS Shield Group B sees Conway United play WCT Youth Raiders, two in-form and free scoring sides, whilst Chaddesley Corbett face a tricky looking banana skin WA Harris Cup tie at Callowbrook Green on the Boleyn Road slope. We wish all our readers a good week and we’ll see you back here this time next Sunday!


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