Kick Off for BDFL County Cup Games

Bromsgrove & District Football League results

Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016 09:20pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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County Cup weekend finally arrived today where our teams headed out and about the County, taking in pitches, grounds, teams and places they never even knew existed to battle out against other Leagues – Pleased to report some very good results today, more on that shortly, but we’ll round up the limited ‘Internal’ action first as a taster for what’s to come!

Pilkington Sunday are the new Premier Division leaders after a narrow 1-0 victory over Alcester Town who have endured a difficult September all things being equal. A goal from former BGIS midfielder Lee Dunkley did the trick although the Pilks goal lived a charmed life towards the end as only frantic defending kept the clean sheet intact. Two good sides on show who won’t be far away at the end of the season is the general consensus.

In Division 2, Sporting Club Redditch’s flying start to the season continued with a 3-2 away win at Redditch United Sunday who were bought back to earth with a bump after last week’s brilliant win although to be fair to Redditch, they did put in another excellent performance today but just couldn’t ever get ahead in the game despite goals from Jamie Sippitts and Jack O’Donnell. A Billy Garvey hat-trick for SCR did the damage in this one and Steven Rainbow, not at the game, will undoubtedly be very happy. Garvey’s winner came from the penalty spot, a hotly disputed penalty which Redditch United felt very strongly about but The Stoat at the ground has informed us it was a clear penalty from where he wa stood so it’s an opinion related incident that has ultimately decided the match.

In Division 3, Rubery Legends finally have lift off for their season as they put 7 past Laburnum who like Redditch United Sunday, came back to earth with a bump. 3 braces in this one for the Legends namely Jake Booton, Chris Gee, Jahmel TREVIS and one for Luke Parker. A cracking result for Danny Griffin’s men!

Bridgwater Cup action saw Bromsgrove Corinthians of Division 3 beat Hizza United of Division 2 whose season is in danger of capitulation – Goals from Alex Beck and Josh Mitchell, both at the double, saw the Corries take the three points in the round robin group match. Spa Athletic meanwhile enjoyed their first ever trip to Hewell to take on the prison side coming away with a 4-3 win. A competitive entertaining game ensued with the goals ebbing and flowing at both ends, Luke Rainbow and Conrad ‘Contradict’ Stewart netting for Spa as it ended 2-2 at the break. The second half saw two penalties awarded, Rainbow converted for Spa but Hewell’s ended up in the adjacent field before Karl Stokes made his Spa comeback with an opportunist goal to make it 4-2; It was a good job though as Hewell got a late goal from the halfway line when tall keeper Chris Rich was amazingly lobbed!

In the BRS Shield, it’s going to be tight at the top of Group D with Bromsgrove Athletico and Wychbold RBL playing out a 1-1 draw today to push themselves a step closer to qualifying. Dane Morgan got the Athletico goal and there was another ruled out for offside as Wychbold’s goalkeeper had a blinder to stop the onslaught of attacks from the home side. Scott Gaffney well into the veteran stage of his career showed all his panache to net for Wychbold. However a point apiece keeps both in the hunt to move into the quarter-finals.

Right County Cup time! 22 ties played today involving BDFL teams, one involving two from BDFL (and unfortunately two of our sides also withdrew from their games in midweek) but the good news is we have 15 people safely through, this figure doesn’t include a couple of byes so plenty of interest going forward! Starting from the top in the Premier Cup, Belbroughton Athletic are safely into the next round thanks to goals from Will Tibbetts and Al Emery seeing off Riverside from the Worcester League. Millfield Rovers also saw off Worcester League opposition Northside by a 3-2 scoreline as David Cummings rolled back the years with a fine brace and one for James Ward with Millfields only downfall being lack of ability at defending set pieces which gave the visitors two goals. Black Horse saw off Redditch League side CBH Fasteners 3-1, perhaps a more comprehensive victory was expected by the pundits, whilst Northfield Athletic hammered Redditch Town from the Redditch League by a 10-1 scoreline with 7 of the goals coming in the first 45 minutes. Jason Cowley netted another hat-trick, braces for Josh Moore and Reiss Brians with Jon Myrie, Aaron Westwood and Jake Thomas also helping themselves to some shooting practice. Meadow Park had a fine 2-1 win at Kidderminster League Premier Side Harriers Trust who are managed by our own registration secretary Glyn Lloyd, so very much a case of Paul Hutchins getting one over Glyn! Goals from Liam Molesworth and Nic O Connell saw Meadow through whilst Liam Hodges got what was a consolation for Trust who also had their left sided player Chris Seekings sent off for a nasty foul. Two other Kidderminster League sides sadly saw off BDFL sides in the Premier Cup; Firstly Grange Athletic had their first win of the season, 3-2 at Thomas Brothers, whilst BGIS had a morning to forget against Nameste Tigers as nothing went right for them in a 4-3 defeat with the man in black Martin Pedley seemingly the source of their frustration; Nameste had gone into the lead from their towering 6ft6 centreback’s fine header before Alex Dugmore rifled BGIS level with a low drive. Another Nameste goal was quickly cancelled out by Dan Lawrence before BGIS striker Connor Collins was stopped in his tracks with play strangely being recalled for an offside offence back in the defensive third. BGIS failed to keep their cool though and Aaron Collins was then sent off leading to a penalty award that had BGIS manager Mark Mccleary on the sidelines as fizzy as a bottle of dropped pop. BGIS were now down to 10 men and without a recognised goalkeeper to bring on, captain Colin Tandy donned the gloves and not getting to the resulting spotkick. Nameste increased their lead in the second half before Dugmore finished off Collins’s pass to give some hope but a draw could not be forced.       

In the Junior County Cup, the biggest win came for Studley Lions who had no problems despatching Kidderminster League side Bewdley Arches 9-2 with Marc Jovanovic netting four, Nick Briggs two, Jamie Walsh and Stewart Rowland one each whilst there was also a trademark penalty from Steven Dipple clinically tucked away into the corner. Red Lion had a very convincing 6-0 win over Queens Head, also from the Kidderminster League, a hat-trick from Dan ‘The BEAR’ Bearcroft leading the way with Pete Jenvey, Jarrell Hepburn and an own goal also converting. FC Highgate also netted six, in a 6-2 victory over Hallow Village from the Worcester League the FCH hero in this one was Laurence Martin who got a hat-trick but worth mentioning fine strikes from Connor Wilson and Jamie Ashmore as Highgate’s strong squad depth was proved. In a day of hat-tricks for ex Victoria Barnt Green players, Daniel Wilkes and Ellis Blakemore both netted three of the best as Sporting Rednal travelled to CSKA Worcester and came away with an astonishing 8-2 victory proving the Jekyll and Hyde nature of their team. Jay Nickless also completed 90 minutes and didn’t get booked! Chaddesley Corbett beat Droitwich Spa Eagles 4-3 on penalties after the sides were locked together at 3-3 on the final whistle, this despite Chadds being 3-1 up through Dan Weston (2) and Matt Perry. Three BDFL teams exited the competition alas; Firstly FC Sporting Worcester were too strong for FC Hop Pole in a 5-0 victory whilst Oak Tree Sporting, who thankfully agreed to switch to the 3G pitch at South School following all the Charford ‘home’ pitch draws, lost 6-2 at home to a decent Virgin Athletic outfit from Worcester. Kidderminster also got in on the act as the Waggon and Horses beat Quinton Athletic 7-2 as Quinton lacked match practice and missing their eternal leader Darryl Foster.

Minor Cup action also saw its share of wins and joys, heartbreaks and tears; Chaddesley Corbett Reserves travelled to deepest Evesham to take on Bredon and the long trip paid off with a 6-2 win with Gaz Moriaty and Craig Sabel netting braces in the pick of their scorers; Stoke Works travelled to Evesham to play TDMS (The DeMontford School) and ran out comfortable 4-0 winners with the hungover Ryan Cooper bagging two and James Chaffe/Ben Johnson one each. Cofton Old Boys also enjoyed their long trip down to that neck of the woods as they saw off Avon Titans 3-1; Craig O Brien had Cofton ahead inside a remarkable 10 seconds as his 35 yarder caught the keeper off his line. Cofton were dominating the game and Martin Ratcliffe had one ruled out for offside before Ian Johnson bagged his first Cofton goal and a rare goal for him with another long range effort from right back. Avon did pull one back but Cofton were not in danger of losing this one and finally, the game was put to bed as Keyl Taylor’s well taken individual goal made it 3-1 and job done. Bromsgrove Academicals haven’t had a great deal to shout about so far this season but today’s win at Powick, albeit in a penalty shoot out thanks to wonder saves from Simon Boon, will give them a big boost. The sides had been deadlocked at 2-2 after goals from Joe Mccarthy and James ‘Paris’ Hylton. In the all BDFL clash, Meadow Park Youth gained a welcome win as they beat Millfield Rovers Reserves 4-1, for whom Sam Mcgeown netted what would be nothing more than a consolation; The match also saw BDFL legend James Childs put a kit on for Meadow Park Youth and mark his return to action. Now the bad news and that’s to report two BDFL sides exiting – Stoke Prior by a narrow 1-0 at Tenbury Athletic and FC Bromsgrove crashed out on penalties against Brewers Arms after a 2-2 full-time scoreline (Callum Lammas and Damien Blakeway for FCB). We look forward to the cup draws being publically released tomorrow but we can assure you there are some great ties to water the mouth ahead of the next round at the end of next month!

It’s full on cup action now and next week sees the Worcester Nursing Cup begin; We won both these cups last year so hopefully we can repeat the success in at least one of them. Pick of the Junior cup ties is Chaddesley v BGIS whilst there are FIVE all BDFL ties in the Minor Cup – Only Millfield Rovers, VBL Sports, Stoke Prior and Bromsgrove Corinthians play Worcester League sides.  Good luck to Redditch United Sunday too as they enter the Birmingham County Cup with a trip to Coventry to face 1860 Rainbow Inn whilst the pick of the BRS Shield ties sees the Rubery young guns take on Black Horse whilst Rubery Athletic and Alcester take on Pilkington Sunday and Thomas Brothers respectively for the second time this season. We also have the crack Division 1 showdown between Quinton Athletic and Sporting Rednal with the losers promising to donate £50 to Libby Mae’s Little Angels, the local charity the BDFL support – That ones a 12pm kick off at South Bromsgrove 3G so why not go down and watch after your morning match to see what happens and who has to pay up?




Harriers Trust 1 (Hodges), Meadow Park 2 (Molesworth, O'Connell)
Riverside 1, Belbroughton Athletic 2 (Emery, Tibbetts)
Millfield Rovers 3 (Cummings 2, Ward) Northside 2
Northfield Athletic 10 (COWLEY 3, Brians 2, Moore 2, Myrie, Westwood, Thomas), Redditch Town 1
Thomas Brothers 2, Grange Athletic 3
Nameste Tigers 4, BGIS 3 (Dugmore 2, Lawrence)
CBH Fasteners 1, Black Horse 3

Quinton Athletic 2, Waggon and Horses 7
CSKA Worcester 2, Sporting Rednal 8 (WILKES, BLAKEMORE 3, Connolly, Crook)
Red Lion 6 (BEARCROFT 3, Jenvey, Hepburn, OG), Queens Head 0
Bewdley Arches 2, Studley Lions 9 (JOVANOVIC 4, Briggs 2, Walsh, Rowland, Dipple)
FC Hop Pole 0, FC Sporting Worcester 5
FC Highgate United 6 (MARTIN 3, Pugh, Wilson, Ashmore), Hallow Village 2
Chaddesley Corbett 3 (Weston 2, Perry), Droitwich Spa Eagles 3 - Chadds won 4-3 on pens
Oak Tree Sporting 2, Virgin Athletic 6
Bredon 2, Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 6 (Moriaty 2, Sabel 2, Ward, Neale)
TDMS 0, Stoke Works 4 (Cooper 2, Johnson, Chaffe)
Powick 2, Bromsgrove Academicals 2 (Mccarthy, Hylton) - BA Won 4-3 on penalties
Millfield Rovers Reserves 1 (McGeowen), Meadow Park Youth 4 
Tenbury Athletic 1, Stoke Prior 0
Brewers Arms 2, FC Bromsgrove 2 (Lammas, Blakeway) - Brewers Arms won 5-4 on pens
Avon Titans 1, Cofton Old Boys 3 (O'Brien, Taylor, Johnson)

Bromsgrove Athletico 1 (Morgan), Wychbold RBL 1 (Gaffney)
Bromsgrove Corinthians 4 (Beck 2, Mitchell 2), Hizza United 2
Spa Athletic 4 (Rainbow 2, Stewart, Stokes), Hewell 3


Pilkington Sunday 1 (Dunkley), Alcester Town 0

Redditch United Sunday 2 (Sippitts, O'Donnell), Sporting Club Redditch 3 (GARVEY 3)

Laburnum 0, Rubery Legends 7 (Gee 2, Trevis 2, Booton 2, Parker)



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