Heavy Defeat for Pershore Town

Ambassador Evesham Football League 12th September

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2015 05:03pm
Church Lench, Wychavon
By Colin Mortiboys
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Week 2 of the new 2015/16 Season saw a full set of fixtures throughout the age groups.

U18's Division

Cookley playing there first home game of the season and started very slowly. Welford applied the pressure and were on top for the first 20 minutes they showed some very good touches and were winning the ball in the middle of the park. The Welford midfield had plenty of the ball in the first quarter and were able to pick the ball up and run at Cookley on many occasions. It was from a clearance that Cookley broke down the left hand channel and the ball played into Cookley Player and volleyed it into the top corner. Cookley certainly felt that they were fortunate to be 1-0 up.
Cookley still trying to re-group from a poor start and with Welford still running through the middle of the park, the away side found an equaliser when they managed to brake away with the Welford's Rober Fawcett running past the midfield and defence of Cookley (great skill from the Welford player) to slot the ball home into the bottom corner. A well deserved goal.

Finally Cookley started to pass the ball around, but the first half was even on the balance of play with very few opportunities.
The start of the 2nd half saw some tactical changes from both sides. Cookley started to pass the ball around more and Welford began to struggle. The Welford Manager made further changes to try and contain Cookley from applying pressure but it wasn't too long before the deadlock was broken with the ball bouncing around the 6 yard box of Welford and a Cookley player managed to get something on it, the keeper got a hand to it but finally nestled into the net. The goal lifted the Cookley midfield but Welford continued to show spirit and determination. With 20 minutes to go and 2-1 down Welford made some changes to try and get the equaliser but Cookley made 3 changes od their own and on the face of it an inspired substitution as within a few minutes Cookley increased their lead. At 3-1 up the home side had control of the game and with 10 minutes remaining Welford made some more changes to try and get something out of the game, but with the game stretched, Cookley countered and increased their lead with two further goals. On reflection the score-line didn't do Welford any justice, they were great in the first half and as the season goes on they are sure to get some points. 

Pershore Town suffered a heavy home defeat to Drakes Broughton Rangers, with Lewis Payne getting a consolation goal for Town.

Wychbold Juniors sealed a 5-2 home win against Droitwich Spa Youth, with the Wychbold goals coming from Bradley Talbot (2), Callum Goddard, Matthew Phillips and Jack Roberts.

Under 16's Pool A

Inkberrow Eagles had a convincing away win at Shipston Excelsior as Oliver Venturi helped himself to 4 of the goals, ably backed up with a hat-trick from Joseph Cole.

Under 16's Pool B

No reports received from any team!

Under 15's Pool A

Westbury Celtic Tigers ran out 5-0 against Central Ajax with goals from Ben Cowlishaw, Joshua Farnsworth, Reiss Hadley and Connor Rodgers.

Under 15's Pool B

Bromsgrove Meadows secured a 3-1 win at home to Droitwich Spa Tigers with goals from Harry Crane, Maximus Hawkins and Matthew Mallard. The Tigers scorer was James Roberts.

Lenches FC held on for a narrow 3-2 victory over Broadway United Youth, with Leo Fleming (2) and Dillon Dudley-Hands hitting the target form the home side.

Pershore Town Warriors found their scoring boots as Christopher Yapp hit a hat-trick and further goals from Freddie Lovegrove (2), Tom Banks and Jacob Gerber secured 3 welcome home points.

Under 14's Division

There were 10-goals in the match between Ilmington United and Alcester Town, with Town taking the points with a 7-3 final score. Jack Read hit six of his sides seven goals, with the other strike coming from Ryan Downey.

Welford Juniors travelled over to Welland Junior Lions and returned with all 3-points with goals from Oliver Burdett, Matthew Douglas, Theo Fernie, Henry Kemp and Jacob Robinson.






Under 13's Pool A

Lenches FC scored twice in the 2nd half through Callum Taylor and Samuel Vaughan to snatch a 2-2 home draw against Moreton Rangers, Harley Miller on target with 2-goals for the Rangers.

Badsey Rangers and Tewkesbury Town Colts served up an entertaining morning's football at Ballards Park, with Rangers winning 7-2. The final score was hard on the Colts, who created several chances of their own but the Badsey Keeper was in superb form. Harry Putnam hit four of the Badsey goals and his eye for goal is sure to test some other defences as the season continues.

Bidford Juniors found the net twice through Isaac Harding and Zachary Gill-Swift but opponents Shipston Excelsior took a share of the points as they replied through Oscar Hair and Harry Langford.

Daniel West's goal for Ilmington United wasn't enough as Newtown Sports Juniors took the points with 4-goals through George Blannin (2), Samuel Burge and Luke Meredith.

Under 13's Pool B

Welford Juniors Pumas lost 3-2 at Eckington Juniors Eagles, despite goals from James Chilvers and Oscar Grisenthwaite.

Welland Junior Lions won away at Campden Town with goals from William Hughes (2), Sebastian Whittle and Alexander Williams.

Droitwich Spa Scorpions put 3-points on the board with a 4-1 away win at Littleton Juniors. Scorpions' Joseph Bunyan, Kai Harris, Joshua Johnson and Luke Winspur all on the scoresheet.

Cookley Sports had an emphatic home win with five of their goals coming from Cian Prendergast.

Under 13's Pool C

The Bretforton Juniors and Welland Junior Colts ended honours even at 2-2 with Ethan Rimmer hitting both of the Bretforton goals, while Benjamin Leah and Dominic Houlston replied for the Colts.

Evesham United Robins held on for a 3-2 victory at Inkberrow Eagles, with  Mateusz Witalec's hat-trick the deciding factor.

Pershore Town Piranhas secured maximum points in their match as a hat-trick from Edwin Batchelor and one from Jacob Flowers helped them to a 4-1 win.

Under 12's Pool A

No reports submitted.




Under 12's Pool B

Moreton Rangers won 2-1 at home to Badsey Rangers with goals from Kian Burrows and Louis Mutsaars, while Austin Spotswood scored for Rangers.

Crowle Searchers lost 8-6 at Oakenshaw Lions despite goals from Ned Harvey (3), Ben Amos (2) and Harvey Newman.

Welford Juniors got all 3-points in their game with Ilmington United, keeping a clean sheet and hitting two goals through Harry Clifton and George Hicks.

Under 12's Pool C

Warndon Villages Colts got amongst the goals as they won away with goal contributions from Benjamin Rawlins (3) and Vanylson Silva (2).

Tewkesbury Town Pumas were another team in hot form as a Koby Lancaster hat-trick helped them to victory.

Worcester Colts made in a winning debut in the League with three late goals from Ben Lilley, Charlie Mogg and Cameron Smith.

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