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Bromsgrove League Results: Sunday December 1st 2013

Last Updated: Dec 2, 2013 06:04pm
West, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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BRIDGWATER CUP - QUARTER FINAL

Lickey End Social 2 (Wooldridge, Short), Toby Jug 0

  

PREMIER CUP - QUARTER FINAL  

Rubery Social Allstars 2 (Beech 2), Rubery Oak 3 (Johnston, Parker, B Smith)

AET

  

WA HARRIS CUP - ROUND 1 

AFC Northfield Reserves 1 (O'Neill), Golden Lion Athletic 6 (Rousell, Tedstone, Griffin, Blakemore, Allbutt, Mitchell)

Stoke Sporting 3 (Warman, Chance, Hewitt), Bromsgrove United 4 (Bullimore 2, Hylton, Lawrence)

AFC Northfield 9 (Carter 2, Chilton 2, Stewart, Smiley, Dudey, Gwilliams, OG), Laburnum 2 (Kings, A Seager)

  

WA HARRIS CUP - ROUND 2 

Sporting Grapevine 2 (Milbourne, Tierney), AFC Millfields 1 (Stokes)

  

PREMIER DIVISION   

Victoria Barnt Green 2 (Bishop, Hall), Redditch United 0

West Heath United 3 (Morgan 2, Ewens), Redditch Athletic 98' 2

  

DIVISION ONE 

Santiago RV 8 (PRICE 3, Hunt 2, Willis, Markall, Morrison), Frankley 6 (GEORGE 4, Clossick 2)

Spa Athletic 2 (Phillips, Rainbow), Rubery Athletic 2 (Court, Skinner)

Hare and Hounds 2 (Dugmore, Eades), Belbroughton Athletic 1

  

DIVISION TWO  

Golden Lion Ath Reserves 1, Churchfields United 4

North Colts United 1, Hewell Grangers 0

Callowbrook Swifts 1 (White), Studley Road Social 2 (Nolan 2)

Victoria Barnt Green Reserves 2 (Badger, D Hobbis), Washford Lions 0

  

DIVISION THREE  

Arrow Valley 0, Stoke Prior 3

Belbroughton Athletic Reserves 4, Red Lions 1

Coldfield 2 (Collins, Adams), Hizza United Seconds 4

 

Into December and the fun and games in the Bromsgrove League continue - Plenty of exciting and interesting games today which didn't disappoint for the army of ground hoppers touring the games this morning.

Hard to know exactly where to start the round up, but the end of Toby Jug's unbeaten start to the season seems as good a place as any as Lickey End Social's remarkable run of cup success continued beating Jug 2-0 in the Bridgwater Quarter-Final thanks to Jay Wooldridge (on his last game before a 3 match ban) and recent signing Alex Short. Lickey have however been dealt a crushing blow with the news full back Will Foley is set to miss the rest of the season through injury. Laburnum away now awaits Lickey in the semi-final.

Plenty of WA Harris Cup action today and some big score lines too. In the first round, Golden Lion Athletic from the Prem saw off Division 3 AFC Northfield Reserves with a second half goal blitz which included a first goal in some 3 seasons for Brett Griffin! David Roussell, Marcus Allbutt, Ellis Blakemore, Sam Tedstone and Jason Mitchell with the others. Sean O'Neill got AFCN's consolation. Division 2 Bromsgrove United stunned Division 1 Stoke Sporting as they came away with a 4-3 victory, this despite Matt Chance putting Stoke ahead inside the first minute after Bees keeper Andy Turnbull had made a desperate attempt to keep the ball out. A deflected drive soon after doubled Stoke's lead and a comprehensive home win appeared on the cards; Oh no, not where the Bees are concerned they are tougher than that, as Studley registered player Brad Bullimore pulled two back before half-time. Stoke took the lead with about 20 minutes to go (we're not sure what order Pete Warman and James Hewitt got the other goals) before Dan Lawrence bought the scores level once again. It was left to James 'Paris' Hylton, the Bees experienced veteran, to lob the onrushing Michael Beaty to secure the victory with extra-time looming. Goals a plenty too for AFC Northfield firsts as they dismantled Division 3 title contenders Laburnum 9-2, with a stunning display of attacking football full of verve and swagger. Braces for Matt Carter and Sam Chilton were backed up by Mickey Stewart, Wayne 'Dudley' Dudey, Lee Smiley, an own goal and amazingly goalkeeper Lewis GWilliams who launched a kick from his own area straight into the opposition's goal past the helpless Laburnum keeper who we won't name on this occassion! Dan Kings and Andy Seager got Laburnum's goals. AFCN now set up an interesting home tie with Meadow Park in the next round where on today's form they have a chance of winning.

In the second round of the same cup, a very good game between Sporting Grapevine and AFC Millfields, which the home side won 2-1, exploded at full-time after a Grapevine player was allegedly tripped up by the AFC Millfields camp as he made his way down the line; The ensuing swarm of players from both sides and altercations resulted in 3 red cards with Richard Lynch and Shaun Tiermey dismissed for Grapevine, as was Millfields manager Adrian Godwin. The game itself had been a fine advert for the league with Rory Milbourne and Tierney scoring for the home side, Dave Stokes got the Millfields goal.

In the Premier Cup Quarter-Final, Rubery Oak stunned Rubery Social Allstars as they came from 2-0 down to win 3-2 after extra time. Alan Beech scored twice in the first period to give Allstars a commanding interval lead after Oak had performed extremely poorly, particularly Martin Johnston who blundered in costly fashion for the goals. Once Oak's dwarf had blown his top at half-time, not for the first time this season, his team responded and started to get a foothold in the game. Johnston made up for his errors by pulling one back with 15 minutes to go after a Nick Wilson corner had caused havoc in the RSA defence. Another corner from Wilson with 3 minutes to go, was fumbled by the RSA keeper and Ben Smith pounced to take the game into extra-time at 2-2. With RSA seemingly running out of [censored] in overtime, James Parker slotted home to win the game with a nice clean shot after fine build up play by Nathan Eaton and Joshua Fergusson.

In the Premier Division the game of the day was between the top two sides, both on top form and perhaps predictably Vic Barnt Green won 2-0, as they seem to hold an indian sign over the visitors Redditch United despite Jim Nicholls building a fine side this season. Stuart Hall's free kick put the Vic ahead before Redditch were awarded a penalty, which Jay Gifford missed. A tale of missed chances throughout the rest of the period with both sides seeing them come and go. Redditch were given a lifeline in the second period when James Turk, on his Vic debut, was sent off but Redditch couldn't make it count and the prolific Richard Bishop made the game safe late on. West Heath United and Redditch Athletic was the other Prem game, one in which both sides started with 10 players! Redditch took the lead through an early penalty but they couldn't repel Heath once their 11th men arrived and Heath went onto win 3-2 thanks to Dane Morgan with 2 and Lee Ewens. Redditch gave as good as they got even with 10 men but agonizingly are still without a league point this season.

Talking of teams without points, Santiago RV were another team in that boat this morning as they headed into their Division 1 clash with Frankley but that had changed by 1215pm as they astonishingly won 8-6 against their B45 rivals, having been 6-2 behind with 20 minutes to go! No idea on how the scoring pattern went up to the 8th goal but it was a calamtious collapse by Frankley, one that Paul Wilson seems to be blaming himself for. Marcus George had hit four goals and Darryl Clossick two for Frankley, with Santiago's goals coming from Michael Price (3), Spencer Hunt (2), Dean Willis, Ben Markall and Kyle Morrison. Santiago have been praised this season by Hare and Hounds and it is hoped they can go on from this. Meanwhile Hare and Hounds themselves won 2-1 against Belbroughton Athletic in yet another tight game, thanks to a bullet header from old-timer Stuart Eades and a volley from Luke Dugmore. This result extended their lead at the top of the table as nearest pursuers Rubery Athletic dropped 2 points with a second successive 2-2 draw, this time away at Spa Athletic never an easy fixture at the best of times. Chevez Phillips and Luke Rainbow had put Spa 2-0 up, one of the goals coming inside 30 seconds, before Andy Court and Chris Skinner hauled Athletic level as they played much better in the second period. Another Athletic goal was chalked off in controversial circumstances as the debate over the offside rule raised its head again, but maybe a draw was the right result as Spa and Athletic games are always competitive.

In Division 2, a below par North Colts United performance saw them scrape past Hewell Grangers 1-0 and increase their lead at the top with FC Rednal not in action. Vic Barnt Green Reserves took advantage of the inactivity of FC Rednal as they beat Washford Lions 2-0 to move into second place and despite the Vic spokesman trying to dampen the promotion talk, they are firmly in the mix!  Danny Hobbis opened the scoring very early on from Mr Badger's cross before a very open game of football ensued with both sides creating and missing chances, alot of Washford's play coming from the impressive Chris Hands who was also perhaps slightly fortunate not to be sent off for two yellow cards during the second half. Badger scored the Vic's second to secure the points. Churchfields United won the Sidemoor derby 4-1 over Golden Lion Athletic Reserves for whom Ricky Jones their goalkeeper received his first ever red card. Callowbrook Swifts and Studley Road Social played the only other game in the division and it went Studley's way as they won 2-1 thanks to Terry Nolan being at the double. Matt White got Callowbrook's only goal. The result was more the remarkable with them being only to raise a team of 10 men, so well done to [censored] and his troops.

In Division 3 and we have very little information today on these games so only a brief round up; Stoke Prior bounced back with a 3-0 win over Arrow Valley and they go 5 points clear (Kamil Dymon with two of the goals), whilst Hizza United Seconds are showing some better consistency of late as they won the Greenlands 5 derby over Coldfield 4-2, despite Coldfield's Collins and Chris Adams scoring for the home side. Belbroughton Athletic Reserves have been having a rough time of late but got back to winning ways over Red Lions, 4-1, the latter still reeling from the midweek blow of the Transfer King retiring from football.

The next two weeks worth of fixtures are now with clubs and on the website so plenty to ponder over for all clubs especially those plotting a way to win their cup ties - It looks like we'll be on the first of our 'Weather Watches' next weekend with snow and/or a heavy frost forecast so keep your eyes peeled on the various media  - Regardless of whether we play 1 game or 10 games next Sunday, we'll be back with a report so do check back here then!

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