Raiders run out comfortable 2-0 winners

Bromsgrove & District League 29th September 2013

Last Updated: Sep 30, 2013 05:23pm
Harvington, Wychavon
By Simon Burgess
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Victoria Barnt Green 0, WCT Raiders Sunday 2...

Wychbold RBL 3, Meadow Park 3 (Wilson, Taylor, Bevis) AET

(Wychbold RBL win 4-2 on pens)



Crabmill Monchengladbach13' 2 (Clarke, Tilsley), Goodrest Juniors 1

Malvern Victoria 1, Spa Athletic 1 (Phillips) AET

(Malvern Victoria win 4-2 on pens)



Wyre Forest Panthers 1, Golden Lion Athletic Reserves 3 (Manczak, Rutter, Welford)



Lickey End Social 3 (Wright 2, Wooldridge), Santiago RV 1 (Morrison)



Churchfields Utd 2, Studley Road Social 3 (Nolan 2, Lodge)



Toby Jug 3 (JJ Evans 2, Mcaughey), Hizza United Seconds 1 (Whiston)



Frankley 1, Redditch Athletic 98' 9



Belbroughton Athletic 1 (Whitcombe, Rubery Oak 2 (Ferguson, Eaton)



Redditch United 3 (B Briggs 2, L Fearon), Rubery Soc Allstars 0

West Heath United 4 (Morgan 2, Arron Tullett, Stewart) Golden Lion Athletic 1



Sporting Grapevine 0, Rubery Athletic 4 (COURT 3, Hurlbutt)

Stoke Sporting 0, Hare and Hounds 4 (Dugmore, Dunkley, Hickey, Farrell)



Washford Lions 0, North Colts Utd 1 (Moore)

Bromsgrove United 3 (Bullimore, Banks, OG), FC Rednal 0

Hewell Grangers 2, Callowbrook Swifts 3



AFC Northfield Reserves 4 (Richards, J Magurameno, R Magurameno, OG) Red Lions 2 (Thomas, Dawson)

Coldfield 1 (Adams), Belbroughton Athletic Reserves 3 (Parkes 2, Aistey)

Stoke Prior 1 (Harris), Arrow Valley 0

Laburnum 5 (A SEAGER 3, Kings, Sproston), Longbridge Athletic 2


Have to start this weeks report on a sad note with the news Premier Division side Court Leet Dons are no longer with us, having resigned from the League this morning. 

The ‘Dons’ have played under many guises under the years and have always been a very successful club with strong foundations laid in place by Ben Taylor and James Harris right from the start; For whatever reason, there has not been the same spark about the club this season, though not for the want of trying from the three very fine gentlemen who took the reins after Danny Hall’s emigration in the summer and coupled with some poor early season results, the writing was perhaps already on the wall. We hope the club can get themselves together and return to the League in the future as the door will always be open for them.

Anyway onto the football action itself - County Cup weekend always generates a lot of excitement and interest, so our round up will start there! 

Game of the day was at the H.D.A Club in the Premier Cup where Vic Barnt Green went head to head with the all-conquering WCT Raiders side from the Worcester Prem and unfortunately on the day, Vic were not good enough as Raiders ran out fairly comfortable 2-0 winners, one of the goals coming from Littleton’s Alex Baird. Meadow Park were very unlucky to bow out of the Prem Cup as they drew 3-3 with Redditch Prem side Wychbold RBL, but lost on penalties, this despite goals from Anthony Taylor, Jason Wilson and Max Bevis.

In the Junior Cup, congratulations to Crabmill Monchengladbach 2013 who knocked out former WFA County Cup winners Goodrest Juniors 2-1, this despite being a goal down at the break. The turning point in the match came when the Goodrest goalie got sent off for bringing down Lucas Tilsey in the box with Tilsey brushing himself down to convert the spot kick. Tom Clarke then scored the winner with a fine goal as Crabmill dominated the rest of the match. Spa Athletic had some tough luck in their away tie at Worcester League side Malvern Victoria, as they also bowed out on penalties, this despite a Chevez Phillips goal on his birthday. Crabmill’s reward is a trip to Broadway United from the Evesham League in the next round.

Congratulations also go to Golden Lion Athletic Reserves for a fine 3-1 away win at former Bromsgrove League side Wyre Forest Panthers. Goals from Mario Manczak, Nicky Rutter and Mr Walford doing the damage, to set up a home tie with Areley Kings Reserves from the Kidderminster League in the next round. We also have a host of teams entering in the next round of the competition, scheduled for October 27th.

In internal cup competition action, Division 2 Lickey End Social knocked out Division 1 Santiago RV from the WA Harris Cup but given recent form, this was probably no surprise; It was even less of a surprise to see Sam Wright on the scoresheet as he notched up another brace, Jay Wooldridge with the other. Kyle Morrison on target for Santiago. Credit to both sides for ‘self-refereeing’ after the appointed referee disappointingly failed to turn up. Lickey End Social will have giantkilling on their minds in the next round with Division 1 Sporting Grapevine set to visit. 

In the Centenary Cup quarter-finals, Studley Road Social made it through to their first ever semi-final with a fine 3-2 away win over Churchfields United, but they don’t half make it hard for themselves; 2-1 down before John Brooks was sent off for Violent Conduct, they fought back to grab the win amongst even more team arguments! Terry Nolan got a brace and one for Brett Lodge, with SRS legend [censored] Carr picking up the man of the match award. In the Rose Bowl preliminary round, Toby Jug’s fine form continues as they won 3-1 against Hizza United Seconds, with Paul Wilkes, father of Daniel Lee and Matthew Paul, taking the managerial reigns for the day. JJ Evans, who seems to score at will these days, grabbed two (one was another penalty, his 4th spot kick conversion of the season) with Shaun McAughey getting the other with a simple tap in after barging Matthew Paul out of the way! Kyle Whiston was the Hizza man to score.

In the LMS Shield and Group D action saw Rubery Oak return to winning ways with a 2-1 away win at Belbroughton Athletic, who had gone one goal to the good through promising midfielder Jack Whitcombe after Ben Smith and James Carne had got themselves in an horrendous pickle in the backline. With Nathan Eaton the Oak manager giving his side a half-time dressing down, Oak came out in the second period and showed their Premier Division class to secure the win through Josh Fergusson and Eaton himself, with Eaton’s triple substitution of himself, Sam Varney and Josh Mosley proving vital. The winning goal by Eaton was certainly worthy of winning any game as having been set up by Luke Davies and Dean Lea, he spun on a sixpence like Jayne Torville and slotted home a fine finish. With Court Leet Dons leaving this group, the 3 teams left will now play each other twice to complete a four game group; Belbroughton unfortunately find themselves back on zero points after losing the win they gained against Dons last week! Into LMS Shield Group B and Frankley continue to be involved in high scoring games, this one being a 9-1 drubbing at the hands of Redditch Athletic 98’s who seem to have taken a specific liking for this competition taking 7 points from 9. We don’t have the goalscorers from this match but we do know Karl Smith was missing for Frankley and it seems his prowess in front of goal was sorely missed.

Into league action now and the Premier Division saw 2 comfortable home wins; Redditch United are improving at a rate of knots, they had already raided Court Leet Dons for the Allbutt brothers this week and their 3-0 win over Rubery Social Allstars certainly sends out a statement; However it was Ben Briggs’s brace and Lee Fearon that did the damage today. West Heath got back to winning ways too with a 4-1 home win over Golden Lion Athletic; Dane Morgan with a brace, one each for Arron Tullett and Joe Stewart which stops their recent run of losses.

In Division 1, we had two 4-0 scorelines both going the way of the away side and to the top two in the table; Hare and Hounds won at Stoke Sporting thanks to goals by Ian Hickey, Lee Farrell, Dunkley and Dugmore, keeping their 100% winning league start intact; Rubery Athletic won at Sporting Grapevine, thanks to Andy Court’s hat-trick and Rob Hurlbutt.  

Into Division 2 now and a bit of an extended report on the game of the day in this division as high profile sides North Colts United and Washford Lions went head to head for the first time this season, which saw NCU come away with a 1-0 victory. A slow start to the game and the first real chance came when Scott Taylor headed over for Colts on 9 minutes, with Josh Moore’s shot on 10 minutes also failing to trouble Nick Cotton in the home goal. WL’s number 9, believed to be Marc Jovanovic, was causing problems with his physical presence and all of WL’s early good work came through him. Moore had another strike at goal in the 25th minute but Cotton handled it well. Rupert Antley became the first and only caution of the game on 28, when Moore was dangerously advancing and Antley used all his nous to bring it to a cynical halt with a trip, one that cost him a tenner in the process. With WL struggling to get any meaningful efforts on target, the pendulum started to swing NCU’s way and with half-time looming they had two chances to score; On 41, Aaron Westwood’s cross was deflected goalwards by a WL defender and Cotton made a fine finger tip save to prevent an OG. He then made an even better save on 43, when Taylor’s cross was met by the beefy NCU front man Sam Valente, but Cotton was again equal to it. 0-0 at the break. Into the second half and Valente’s goal on 46 was rightly disallowed for offside before WL nearly scored on 53 after a frantic goalmouth scramble. WL were now getting on top and Reece Way escaped his marker on 57 and ran into the penalty area before unleashing a shot which Jac Sheridan in the NCU goal did well to save. The only goal of the game came in the 62nd minute when Moore closed down a Cotton kick and the ball looped back into the net, as luck was on NCU’s side. WL were desperately trying to get back into the game and made some subs to try and make things happen; Antley’s 20 yard drive on 72 minutes being the pick of their efforts, but it drifted over the bar. Moore, who caused problems all game for the WL defenders, escaped on 78 minutes and had a chance to seal the win but clipped the ball wide. Antley shot wide again on 87 and with Moore wasting another chance on 90, the game ended with a narrow NCU victory but on reflection, neither side got into top stride today and are capable of much better

Good news for NCU when they left the field of play as they found out FC Rednal, the league leaders, had been beaten 3-0 by Bromsgrove United. Brad Bullimore on the scoresheet again, as was Jamie Banks, with an own goal by FCR completing their misery. Bees manager Phil Eves was positively ‘buzzing’ (excuse the pun) at the result after the match as he feels he is just starting to pull together a very good squad that might yet challenge the so-called Top 4! Big shout out to Callowbrook Swifts too, as they secured their first league points of the season with a 3-2 away win at Hewell Grangers. We know that Dom Strevens struck the winner for Callowbrook and that they started the game with 9 men due to late arrivals, but have no other information on the match.

Finally onto Division 3 and Coldfield’s misery continues as they lost 3-1 at home to Belbroughton Athletic Reserves. Chris Adams on the home sides scoresheet again, with two from Oli Parkes and one from Josh Aistey seeing the points go back to the Black Country. Stoke Prior had a fine 1-0 win over Arrow Valley, who have lost their way in recent weeks. A rare Adam Harris strike in the first half proving the difference between the two sides. It has to be said that Valley did strike the woodwork twice and they’ll be hoping lady luck turns their way soon as they failed to take advantage of Toby Jug and AFC Millfields not playing in the League today. AFC Northfield Reserves had a nice 4-2 win over Red Lions to remain in a comfortable mid-table position; James Richards, Jay Magurameno, Rob Magurameno and an own goal for the home side, Ashley Thomas and Transfer King (Liam Dawson) for the Lions. A close game this which could have gone either way, but credit to both goalkeepers who made brilliant saves especially the AFCN net-minder Colin Tomlinson. A physical game at Highgate United too, where Laburnum continue to clunk through the gears, this time with a 5-2 home win over Longbridge Athletic taking them up to second place. The Friendly Giant (Andy Seager) with a fine hat-trick, one each for Ryan Sproston and Dan Kings.

PREM Team P W D L F A GD Pts   DIV 1 Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 Victoria Barnt Green 4 4 0 0 14 3 11 12   1 Hare and Hounds 2013 4 4 0 0 16 6 10 12
2 West Heath United 7 3 1 3 16 14 2 10   2 Rubery Athletic 5 3 1 1 14 6 8 10
3 Rubery Social Allstars 5 3 0 2 12 10 2 9   3 Spa Athletic 4 2 1 1 10 9 1 7
4 Rubery Oak 4 3 0 1 10 9 1 9   4 Frankley 4 2 0 2 12 15 -3 6
5 Redditch United 3 2 0 1 11 6 5 6   5 AFC Northfield 4 2 0 2 7 10 -3 6
6 Golden Lion Athletic 5 1 0 4 11 17 -6 3   6 Crabmill Monchen 2013 3 1 1 1 6 5 1 4
7 Meadow Park  3 0 1 2 3 10 -7 1   7 Sporting Grapevine 4 1 1 2 7 9 -2 4
8 Redditch Athletic 98 3 0 0 3 4 12 -8 0   8 Stoke Sporting 4 1 0 3 6 11 -5 3
COURT LEET DONS RESIGNED 29TH SEPTEMBER 2013           9 Belbroughton Athletic 1 0 0 1 0 1 -1 0
                      10 Santiago RV 3 0 0 3 4 10 -6 0
DIV 2 Team P W D L F A GD Pts   DIV 3 Team P W D L F A GD Pts
1 FC Rednal 7 5 1 1 30 10 20 16   1 Toby Jug Athletic 4 4 0 0 16 4 12 12
2 North Colts United 6 5 0 1 30 8 22 15   2 Laburnum 6 4 0 2 25 14 11 12
3 Lickey End Social 5 4 0 1 21 15 6 12   3 Arrow Valley 8 3 2 3 22 21 1 11
4 Washford Lions 6 3 1 2 26 12 14 10   4 AFC Millfields 5 3 1 1 22 12 10 10
5 Bromsgrove United 3 2 0 1 13 7 6 6   5 Stoke Prior 4 3 0 1 8 6 2 9
6 Churchfields United 4 2 0 2 9 10 -1 6   6 AFC Northfield Res 6 2 1 3 16 17 -1 7
7 Golden Lion Ath Res 4 1 0 3 5 14 -9 3   7 Belb Athletic Res 5 2 1 2 9 15 -6 7
8 Callowbrook Swifts 4 1 0 3 5 15 -10 3   8 Red Lions 6 2 1 3 10 17 -7 7
9 Studley Road Social 5 1 0 4 6 22 -16 3   9 Hizza Utd Seconds 3 2 0 1 11 7 4 6
10 Vic Barnt Green Res 4 1 0 3 8 26 -18 3   10 Longbridge Athletic 5 1 0 4 14 21 -7 3
11 Hewell Grangers 4 0 0 4 5 19 -14 0   11 Coldfield 6 0 0 6 9 28 -19 0


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