Massive 10 nil result for AFC Northfield

Bromsgrove & District Football League Results

Last Updated: Dec 4, 2016 08:41pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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The first episode of the Monday Report for the new season, just to keep you hanging in there and not reliant on a Sunday night publication all the time! Yesterday saw a lot more games take place than anticipated as temperatures dropped sharply overnight leading to the first morning of ‘is it on, is it off’ all across the patch!


The real good news came from the Worcester Nursing Cup and the Minor cup especially where the semi final lines up are confirmed with the BDFL being responsible for 3 out of the 4 teams left in. These are Sporting Club Redditch (3-2 winners at Winyates), Bromsgrove Corinthians (5-3 winners at Arrow Upton) and Hizza United (5-4 winners at Spa); More on these games at the end of the report.


Starting internally first, Bromsgrove Academicals hopes of reaching the Bridgwater Cup Semi-Final are over as they lost 5-3 over at Stoke Prior who have won two games in this competition this season but are unlikely to qualify on goal difference even if they win their last game against Division 2 opposition. The Stoke hero in this game was Jordan Louth who netted a hat-trick, with Thomas Harborne and Luke Parker also netting; For the Accies, Nick Baker, Jordan Patel and Jake Exley gave the onion bag a shake. In the Bridgwater Group B encounter at Studley Entaco, Studley Lions moved top of their group as they had a 6-2 win over Division 3 side Millfield Rovers Reserves for whom Joe Mayo and Ash Roland netted. The group is still totally wide open and any of five teams can still qualify. Studley took the lead in this encounter around the 20 minute mark after Steven Dipple’s free kick was only parried and Marc Jovanovic managed to net the rebound. That lead was doubled on the half hour mark as Sam Smith played in Stewart Rowland to slot home coolly before the returning Sean Trainor played in Jovanovic for his second on 40 minutes. It didn’t take long in the second half for Jovanovic to grab his hat-trick as Trainor’s corner saw Jamie Hatfield crash his header against the bar before the Studley striker reacted quickest (again) to prod home. Millies got back in the game when Kial Jackson was beaten from 30 yards by a speculative shot much to Clay Dyson’s facial anguish. Unbelievably Jovanovic’s fourth goal was another tap in after Trainor’s shot was saved before Millies retaliated with another goal for 5-2. Dipple himself, who else, completed the scoring with ten left on the clock when he slotted home from ten yards with his trusty left foot wand.


It was one way traffic in the ‘dead-rubber’ BRS Shield Group game between FC Hop Pole and Bromsgrove Athletico; Athletico have been strengthening their squad as if there is no tomorrow, Josh Quaynor the latest high profile signing through the entrance door, but the 8-2 victory came courtesy of some familiar faces namely Sam Wright who got 5 (one a stunning volley), Dane Morgan 1, Alex Short 1 and Ashley Woodfield 1. For FCH, the evergreen veteran Stee Collett did the business for FCH from the spot whilst Dean Walford also bagged one.


The Rose Bowl match between FC Bromsgrove and Chaddesley Corbett Reserves had some extra spice with the blossoming ‘friendship’ between fellow managers Patrick Sullivan and Mark Donaldson being tested as the pair tried to outwit each other in this quarter-final clash; After a pre match coffee and burger, it was down to the serious business and ‘Donny’ went home the happiest as his Chaddesley side showed their better faces with a 3-0 win thanks to goals from Gaz Swain, Mat Neale and Anthony Ward. Patrick rested players in last weeks game ready for this big one, but this backfired as his side never recovered from conceding two early goals.


The Premier Cup quarter-final between Black Horse and Meadow Park was eagerly anticipated and with Meadow’s Rob Southwell again not participating in this match, the Meadow backline was stretched and this told as Black won a penalty inside the first minute. They ultimately ended up winning 5-1 to set up a semi-final with Northfield Athletic but some late stupidness from Black’s Simon Fitter and Meadow’s Nick O Connell in a scuffle saw both dismissed and both now face four match bans with Fitter missing out on the crunch Austin Birmingham County Cup clash in two weeks.


In the Premier Division, just the one game and it saw Pilkington Sunday return to the summit after a close 2-1 win over Northfield Athletic in the derby of all derbies distance wise! Goals from Klarke Bird and recent new signing Reiss O’Connor did the business for Pilks with Michael Teji netting for Northfield.


The young guns of Rubery put a stop to Quinton Athletic’s recent revival with a convincing 4-0 away win in the Division 1 clash thanks to goals from Aaron Draper, Lewis Mcpike , Shaun Smith and Malvern Town’s Mason Mansfield. Despite hitting the bar in the second half, Rubery’s clinical finishing was the difference on a surface well suited to their game. Chaddesley Corbett have had a poor last month by their own high standards but some sense of normality was restored as they beat Oak Tree Sporting by a 5-1 scoreline. Daniel Weston’s brace led the way with Ben Corcoran, Ben Tolley and the Rhino (Ryan Moore) helping out.


In Division 2, AFC Northfield are doing a similar thing to Bromsgrove Athletico and building up a useful squad and yesterday they thrashed Hewell with a 10-0, 10 of the best display. Chris Mcgrath’s hat-trick laid the foundations for the win which were added to by the three Dugmores (Luke 2, Ben 2 and Richard 1) with Shaun Hunter and an own goal completed the scoring.


In Division 3, Meadow Park Youth bounced back from last week’s wretched game which saw two players sent off, to record a 3-0 win over this year’s surprise package Arrow Valley. Although Valley traditionally struggle at this time of the year, take nothing away from a good solid showing by the youngsters, goals coming from Xavier Symonds, Elliott Newton (one of last week’s naughty boys) and James Clayton. However Stoke Works remain the team to catch in this division and their 4-2 home win over Cofton Old Boys made it 7 league wins from 7 ; Ryan Cooper got two early goals to put them ahead before Cofton pegged them back by scoring twice themselves. Ben Johnson got the home side back ahead before captain fantastic Paul Halfpenny got the crucial goal after a Brad Miller error to secure the points.


As mentioned at the top of the article, the Nursing Cup was kind to us again yesterday (despite the postponements involving our Junior Cup representatives) and we have a lot to look forward to again in this competition. Bromsgrove Corinthians travelled to Arrow Upton and had the pleasure of Martin Fletcher refereeing them, a true gentleman and a true giant too standing at around 7ft tall! Corries were 2-0 down before taking control of the match with Tom Mason again on fire, a hat-trick for him and one each for Alex Beck and Chris Walder who was also the man of the match! Sporting Club Redditch faced a tough game against fellow Division 2 side Winyates but they came through with flying colours winning 3-2 despite not being at their best. Dave Phelan put Winyates ahead who continued to be the better side in the first half, before Phelan blew the chance to double the lead from the penalty spot early in the second half when Sheffield United wannabe Paul Maynard made a fine save. This seemed to spur SCR on and Joe Shaw levelled with a screamer. The legendary Malique Williams then got bought down in the box for another spot kick which Billy Garvey netted before Jay Gifford finally put one of his chances away with a good finish to make it 3-1 to SCR. Winyates got one back with minutes to go after a long throw caused confusion in the ranks but it was too little too late – Excellent game though!


And lastly, Spa Athletic played Hizza United a game which produced nine goals and plenty of thrills/spills on an icy pitch which wasn’t in tip top shape to begin with but credit to both sides who adopted to conditions well and played out an intriguing encounter. Hizza were extremely motivated for the match, backed by a large following and they got the dream start inside 2 minutes; Martin Young’s left wing free kick was perfectly placed in an area where Chris Rich in the Spa didn’t know what to do and it bounced straight into the net. Things got worse for Rich when his attempted clearance only found Young some 45 yards out and he returned the ball with interest and Rich scampering back could only end up in the net with the ball too. Hizza were dominating the match with Spa struggling to show the form which had seen them go on a hot winning streak but they’ll be kicking themselves for not pulling one back on the stroke of half-time as Luke Rainbow raced onto Billy Leonard’s woefully short backpass and looked odds-on to score; However Hizza keeper Ben Ford had other ideas, firstly pushing Rainbow’s effort onto the upright and then saving the rebound from point blank range. In the second half, Adam Storey’s half time raging at his side which could be heard from the other end of the Leisure Centre certainly had the desired effect when Kevin ‘Ginge’ Owens cut inside and curled a 20 yarder past Ford with two minutes played. Tom Harris then had a golden chance to level with a free kick from the edge of the area but the deadball specialist couldn’t convert this time. This miss proved costly as Young went onto complete his hat-trick and then Ash Parker slotted home nicely from 12 yards for 4-1 after Spa dithered in defence; Spa had a glimmer of hope when Leonard turned into his own goal for 4-2 but Hizza hit back to restore the three goal buffer when Jordy Wells’s attempted cross somehow found the top corner of the net. Spa weren’t done with though and skipper Perry Reynolds raced through unchallenged for 5-3 before substitute Mason Hall went on a fine jinking run evading four Hizza challenges before hitting a fine drive past Ford. Despite the usual concoction of kitchen utensils, tables, chairs and the sink being hurled at the Hizza defence in the dying embers of the game, Hizza saw the game out well and probably on the day, deserved to win the match. A good advert and as commented above, both sides adopted to tricky conditions well and played out a very watchable match. Well done to all!


More excellent games pencilled in for next week and with a favourable weather forecast penned, we should hopefully get the games played. Millfield Rovers against Pilkington Sunday is a potential firecracker whilst Northfield Athletic will be looking to show Black Horse what they are capable of as they haven’t performed in two outings to date against them. Meanwhile a trio of Prem games sees BGIS travel to Rubery Athletic, always a game to keep an eye on with two managers keen to get one over each other. Elsewhere, Chaddesley Corbett v FC Highgate in Round 1 of the WA Harris is one to keep an eye on as the winners will go straight to the quarter-final after Alcester Town’s resignation from the League in October. The BRS Shield Group C conundrum may be unravelled once Thomas Brothers and Red Lion have played each other whilst Group C in the Bridgwater Cup will also be done once Chaddesley Reserves visit Sporting Club Redditch. We will have a Centenary Cup finalist when AFC Northfield play Redditch United Sunday whilst 7 of our teams go into battle in the Kidderminster Hospital Cups (one is an all BDFL tie Meadow Park v Quinton), with the tie to catch the eye undoubtedly being Wychbold RBL who take on the well renowned RedMen from the Kidderminster League.



Arrow Upton 3, Bromsgrove Corinthians 5 (MASON 3, Beck, Walder)
Spa Athletic 4 (Owens, OG, Reynolds, Hall), Hizza United 5 (YOUNG 3, Wells, Parker)
Winyates 2, Sporting Club Redditch 3 (Shaw, Garvey, Gifford)
Stoke Prior 5, Bromsgrove Academicals 3 (Patel, Baker, Exley)
Studley Lions 6, Millfield Rovers Reserves 2
FC Hop Pole 2 (Collett, Walford), Bromsgrove Athletico 8 (WRIGHT 5, Morgan, Short, Woodfield)
FC Bromsgrove 0, Chaddesley Corbett Reserves 3 (Swain, Neale, Ward)
Black Horse 5, Meadow Park 1
Pilkington Sunday 2 (O'Connor, Bird), Northfield Athletic 1 (Teji)
Quinton Athletic 0, Rubery 4 (Draper, Mcpike, S Smith, Mason Mansfield)
Chaddesley Corbett 5 (Weston 2, Corcoran, Tolley, Moore), Oak Tree Sporting 1
AFC Northfield 10 (Mcgrath 3, L Dugmore 2, B Dugmore 2, Hunter, R Dugmore, OG), Hewell 0
Meadow Park Youth 3 (Newton, Clayton, X Symonds), Arrow Valley 0
Stoke Works 4 (Cooper 2, Halfpenny, Johnson), Cofton Old Boys 2


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