Outside Cup Success

Bromsgrove & District League - 6th October 2013

Last Updated: Oct 7, 2013 07:02am
Mappleborough Green, Stratford-on-Avon
By Simon Burgess
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Rubery Social Allstars 11 (GAWLINSKI 3, BEECH 3 Zinetti, Newman, Caveney, Turner, Drake), Frankley 2



Spa Athletic 2, AFC Northfield 2 (Stewart, Chilton)

Sporting Grapevine 1, Victoria Barnt Green 10 (WILKES 4, MAY 3, Bishop 2, Molesworth)



Belbroughton Athletic 5 (Mitchell 2, A Innes, Gatfield, Whitcombe) Crabmill Monchengladbach 2013' 1



North Colts United 5 (Taylor 2, Moore 2, Bench)  FC Rednal 2



Red Lions 3, Arrow Valley 4

Churchfields United 2 (Purser 2).  Studley Road Social 1 (Nolan)



Rubery Oak 3, West Heath United 3

Redditch Athletic 98 1, Redditch United 3 (B Briggs, Hatfield, Albutt)



Santiago RV 3 (CONCANNON 3), Hare & Hounds 2013' 4 (Dunkley, Dugmore, Heeley, Farrell)



Callowbrook Swifts 0, Bromsgrove United 11 (LAWRENCE 4, Eves 2, Samra, Banks, Turnbull, Bullimore, Kyle)

Vic Barnt Green Reserves 5, Lickey End Social 3



AFC Northfield Reserves 0, AFC Millfields 3 (Houghton 2, Lloyd)

Belbroughton Athletic Reserves 4 (Emery 2, Cook, Bruce), Laburnum 6 (SPROSTON 6)

Longbridge Athletic 4 (S Heath 2, Madden, Jeffrey)  Coldfield 3

Hizza Utd Seconds 0, Stoke Prior 2 (Hawkes, Harris)



AFC Heenans 6, Golden Lion Athletic 2 (Rowley, Allbutt)



Spa Gas 0, Washford Lions 5

FC Five Fathers 2,  Golden Lion Athletic Reserves 3 (Breakwell 2, OG)




Meadow Park 2, Stoke Sporting 3 (Small, Mason, Westwood)



Plenty of interesting games to report on today and some outside cup success too - We also had a few injurys in games today, more below but we wish each player a speedy recovery!

We'll start with the outside cup success obtained, always a good thing and congratulations to Washford Lions and Golden Lion Athletic Reserves who both won away at Worcester League opposition in the Worcester Nursing Minor Cup; Washford beat Spa Gas 5-0 (no goalscorers available but Rupert Antley with the MOTM award and the team's first clean sheet of the season), whilst Golden Lion Reserves won 3-2 away at interestingly named FC Five Fathers, thanks to an own goal and a Jimmy Breakwell brace.........We are guaranteed representation in the Quarter Finals though as the sides are paired together in Round 2! Not such good news for Golden Lion Firsts who lost 6-2 away at AFC Heenans in the Junior Cup, but to be fair to them this was probably as hard a tie as they could have got and James Rowley/Marcus Allbutt goals at least put a smile on their faces on the journey home. The next round of this cup takes places on Sunday 03rd November.

In the LMS Shield group games, Premier Division Victoria Barnt Green and Rubery Social Allstars were the big hitters with 10-1 and 11-2 wins respectively over Division 1 opponents, who mustn't get disheartened with the results against two good sides; Even though we only have 8 in our Premier Division right now, the online Twitter criticism in the week of this division was disappointing and we have a good solid group of teams in here, all capable of performing well at any given point in time. Both sides had hat-trick heros today, Daniel Lee Wilkes (on his return from hamstring problems) and Shaun May for Vic (although Wilkes got 4) with Mark Gawlinski and Alan Beech for the Allstars. Group B is really bubbling up nicely though and the Allstars are back in the picture with their win. Unfortunatly for Sporting Grapevine and Frankley the teams who lost heavily, they are the first ones to be eliminated and they can not now qualify from their respective groups. The other game in Group C saw AFC Northfield and Spa Athletic play out a 2-2 draw, goals from Mickey Stewart and Sam Chilton for AFCN. Group D action saw Belbroughton Athletic beat Crabmill Monchengladbach 5-1 with a fine performance as all six goals came in the second half. Crabmill took the lead against the run of play but this stirred Athletic into life. A reply was not long coming through Andy Innes after the keeper parried a Sam Taylor cross shot. Belbroughton keeper Tom Calvert then prevented Crabmill going ahead with a superb fingertip save to keep the scores tied. Substitute Jamie Gatfield put Athletic ahead with a well placed 30 yarder with the keeper out of position. A Chris Mitchell penalty doubled Belbroughton's advantage and they turned on the style to seal the win. Chris Mitchell doubling his tally after winning the ball high up the field and the home side, rampant by now, saved the best till last after MFA player Connor Gater hit a superb 40 yard ball which highly promising young midfielder Jack Whitcombe hammered into the top corner from a tight angle.

North Colts United are through to the Centenary Cup semi-finals as they gained revenge on FC Rednal for a league defeat two weeks ago, with a fine 5-2 victory, this having come from 2-0 down. Scott Taylor with a brace, ditto Josh Moore and a rare goal from centre-back Luke Bench, after Aaron Westwood had floated a free kick onto his head; One of the Colts goals was allegedly an own goal but we are not sure which one!

In the Bridgwater Cup, Churchfields United set up a bit of a grudge match with AFC Millfields in the next round as they beat Studley Road Social 2-1, gaining revenge for last weeks Centenary Cup exit at the hands of the same team. Matty Purser (nicknamed The Beast) with both second half goals today after Terry Nolan had put Studley ahead going into half-time. Bad news for Studley though as they have lost another man to a long term injury, this time Patrick Carr who may face surgery on a knee problem after being injured yesterday. Ash Roland from Churchfields was also in the wars with a dislocated finger obtained in the game today. Arrow Valley stopped a run of 3 successive defeats as they beat Red Lions 4-3 to set up a home tie with Laburnum in the next round. A Red Lions player suffered a serious looking injury towards the end of the game and further news is awaited.

Premier Division league action now and Redditch United's fine run continues as they won 3-1 away at Redditch Athletic 98'; Goals for Ben Briggs, Jamie Hatfield and new signing Jak Albutt (who transferred out of Court Leet Dons before they folded). Nick Briggs also missed from the spot. The local derby between Rubery Oak and West Heath United ended in a 3-3 draw; No information on this game at the time of going to press, but we know Jason Gibbons is enjoying life on the West Heath wing and he scored one of their goals.

In Division 1 and luckless Santiago RV remain bottom of the league, this despite pushing title favourites Hare and Hounds 2013 all the way but coming out on the wrong end of a 4-3 scoreline. Luke Concannon got a hat-trick for Santiago whilst for the Hounds, their Saturday Earlswood Town players Stephen Deeley, Luke Dugmore and Lee Dunkley all scored as did Sean Farrell. Hounds' 100% start remains intact. Santiago have now lost 6 on the spin, but performances and feedback from other clubs suggests this run won't last much longer if they keep on playing as they have been - They were 2 up today and can count themselves unfortunate not to get a point out of the game. However all this aside, our thoughts and best wishes go out to Michael Campbell from Hounds who suffered 3 broken ribs and a punctured lung in the game.

Into Division 2 and no question which side are currently in form and thats Bromsgrove United who biffed 11 past Callowbrook Swifts. Danny Lawrence with 4 goals and Ryan Eves with 2 the pick of their scorers, although  Jamie Banks also scored thus keeping up his record of scoring in every game. The result was made all the more sweeter by Lickey End Social's surprise 5-3 loss at Victoria Barnt Green Reserves, for whom Danny Hobbis scored a wonder goal with a fine backpost finish on the volley.

Division 3's feat of the day was Laburnum striker Ryan Sproston hitting all SIX goals in their side's 6-4 win at Belbroughton Athletic Reserves, helped by Neil Seager's three assists, however Sproston still did not pick up the man of the match award! Laburnum are going well, but so are AFC Millfields as they cruised to a fairly comfortable 3-0 away win at AFC Northfield Reserves; First goals for the club from ex Rubery Social Allstars and North Colts United striker Timmy Houghton (2) and one from Courtney Lloyd got the job done, although it could have been alot more as Lloyd inexplicably missed from 3 yards and other chances went begging; AFCN Res were well beaten even allowing for a depleted side. Meanwhile another side doing alot better this season are the 'hated underdogs', Stoke Prior, for whom the Costa brothers seem very interested in the accuracy of these match reports; We couldn't possibly comment on the rumuour that Hizza United Seconds totally dominated today's match and hit the woodwork five times, but the result books will say it was a fine 2-0 away win for Prior thanks to Adam Harris and Stewart Hawkes scoring, also their third clean sheet in recent time thanks to a fine penalty save from Andy Hall towards the end.

Meanwhile, Longbridge Athletic battled to a tight 4-3 win over Coldfield with Longbridge top scorer Shane Heath with the opener from a perfect corner from brother Will after about 15 mins. An instant reply from the visitors saw the game level and thats how it stayed till half-time. Longbridge came out the brighter of the two sides in the second half and were rewarded with a goal from another Will Heath corner onto the head of Longbridge captain Craig Jeffrey. Again Longbridge switched off and Coldfield saw a looping header just beat the keeper to tie the game again at 2-2. With the game heading into the last 20 mins, Longbridge took the lead through livewire striker Ashley Madden and this time they kept the pressure on which allowed Shane Heath to win the ball and proceed to chest the ball down on half way line and then run at the petrified Coldfield backline before taking on two defenders and firing access goal past the Coldfield keeper to put the game out of sight with 5 mins left on the refs watch. A never say die attitude from Coldfield saw them pull a goal back to set up a very tense finale but Longbridge held on; A great advert for the bottom division, congratulations to Longbridge and commiserations to Coldfield who still await some sort of positive result this season, but keep coming back for more week in week out.

And finally in a friendly match, Stoke Sporting beat Meadow Park 3-2 thanks to goals from Tom Mason, Sam Small and Tom Westwood on his return from a 4 game suspension.

Kidderminster Hospital Cup action next week which is always a good barometer of how strong our league is this season and a host of other internal cup action; It'll be a busy Sunday, so we'll try to have as many hands on the reporting decks next Sunday. 


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