Redditch Triumph in WFA Q Final

Bromsgrove Football league

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2013 08:47pm
Central, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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Redditch United 4 (Timbrell, Gifford, Kings, N Briggs), Wychbold RBL 1



TS Units 4, Belbroughton Athletic 1 (Gatfield)



Belbroughton Athletic Reserves 0, Drakes Brought Rgrs 7

Toby Jug Athletic 4 (Evans, Crook, Wilkes, Gardner-Bennett), Droit Spa Eagles Res 2 (Wicher 2) AET

Brinton Arms 1, Washford Lions 10

Falcons 1, Lickey End Social 2 (S Wright, Bacchus)



Stoke Sporting 0, Hare & Hounds 2013' 2 (Pillinger, Gaffney)



Callowbrook Swifts 1 (Stevens), Bromsgrove United 11 (BULLIMORE 4, LAWRENCE 3, Bagley 2, Carter, Clee)



Rubery Athletic 2 (Court 2), Santiago RV 2 (Heath, Price)

Meadow Park 3 (L Farley, Hopkinson, Clarkson), Golden Lion Athletic 1 (Paramore)



Redditch Athletic 1, Victoria Barnt Green 4 (Bishop 2, May, Cerrato)

West Heath United 3 (Morgan 2, Arron Tullett), Rubery Social Allstars 4 (Gawlinski, Caveney, Newman, Connolly)



Frankley 2, Sporting Grapevine 4 (D'Aguilar, Milbourne, Fogarty)



FC Rednal 9 (DAVIES 3, Gee 2, Drake, McCourt, Ward, McGeown), Hewell Grangers 1

North Colts United 4 (Taylor 2, Hawkins, Teji), Golden Lion Athletic Reserves 1

Churchfields United 1, Vic Barnt Green Reserves 5



Laburnum 4 (SPROSTON 3, A Seager), Stoke Prior 1

Red Lions 2, Coldfield 3 (Adams 2, Lees)

Hizza United Seconds 1, Arrow Valley 1

AFC Northfield Reserves 4 (Pickersgill 2, Carter, Chilton)  Longbridge Athletic 2 (S Heath, Campbell)


A very late Autumn like morning for the Bromsgrove League teams this morning as Week 16 was played out in full, even the two pitches at the notorious Balaam Wood Academy!

The WFA County Cup dominates the headlines tonight and congratulations go to all of our 4 teams who made it through today to the next rounds, with only both Belbroughton sides being knocked out. Best result certainly from a league 'status' point of view was Redditch United's 4-1 home win over Wychbold RBL from the Redditch Prem, a result which takes them into the semi-finals of the Premier Cup where they are likely to end up playing Black Horse. All the goals in their win over Wychbold came in the first half through Ben Timbrell, Daz Kings, Jay Gifford and the man with an evil looking beard Nick Briggs.

Washford Lions passage into the 'Round of 16' in the WFA Minor Cup was a little bit more routine as they destroyed Brinton Arms from the Kidderminster League 10-1. A great win for Toby Jug Athletic too, as they fought off Droitwich Spa Eagles Reserves from the Worcester League 4-2, but they needed extra time to do so. Strikes from goal a game ginger JJ Evans, Lee Crook, Matthew Paul Wilkes and Tom Gardner-Bennett did the trick despite Rafeal Wicher's brace for the Eagles. Lickey End Social travelled to Worcester League Division 3 side Falcons and came away with a fine 2-1 win thanks to goals from Sam Wright and William Bacchus. Well done to one and all, great profile for our league. Unfortunately Belbroughton first team lost 4-1 to Kidderminster League Division 1 side TS Units. Andy Innes missed a penalty early doors to put Belbroughton ahead (and no Peter J Onions was not the goalie) before a deflected effort from Stourport Swifts striker Chris Seekings put the home side ahead. Belbroughton conceeded again before Jamie Gatfield pulled one back with about 10 minutes to go. TS then converted a penalty moments later (as Tom Calvert failed to live up to PJO's reputation) and the game was killed. Belbroughton Athletic Reserves had a day to forget going down 7-0 at home to Drakes Broughton Rangers, who are the opponents for Lickey End Social in the next round.

Internal cup action now and Bromsgrove United's goalscoring spree shows no sign of ending after they hit 11 past Callowbrook Swifts in an 11-1 Bridgwater Cup Quarter-Final win, although the home side were handicapped by a large majority of their main squad missing. Brad Bullimore hit 4 goals, Dan Lawrence 3, a brace for Scott Bagley whilst first goals of the season for Paul Carter and Daniel Clee finished the demolition job and moved the Bees into their first ever semi final where they face North Colts United. Dominic Stevens got Callowbrook's consolation although Bees Manager Phil Eves was quick to praise some of Callowbrook's fine football and their non stop work rate.

Some slight drama in LMS Shield Group A as Redditch United's good day got even better, as they qualified for the semis without even playing in the competition as Rubery Athletic could only draw 2-2 at home to Santiago RV, a good result for the visitors who have been struggling of late, which means the final 'rubber' between Redditch and Rubery is somewhat of a dead one as Rubery can not now catch Redditch! So much for us planning the fixtures to create some excitement!! The man who doesnt know how to not score, Andy Court, grabbed another two goals for Rubery, with Mike Price and former Rubery player Ben Heath getting the SRV goals. In the group game between Meadow Park and Golden Lion Athletic, Meadow restored some pride after a dismal group showing as they won 3-1, thanks to goals from Lee Farley, Chris Hopkinson and Tommy Clarkson. The GLA giant, Simon Paramore, got the visitors goal. The scoreline could have been more for Meadow had Lee Farley not blasted a penalty into orbit.

And finally before moving onto league action, congratulations go to Hare and Hounds who moved into the MG Sportswear Division 1 Cup Final in their first ever season as a club, as they beat Stoke Sporting 2-0 thanks to late goals from Adam Pillinger and Scott Gaffney. Stoke Sporting acquitted themselvs very well and extra time was looming before Hounds got the vital breakthrough in the last 10 minutes.

In the Premier Division, two away wins today as Victoria Barnt Green won 4-1 away at Redditch Athletic 98' thanks to a brace from Richard Bishop, Shaun May and a rare goal from Joe Cerrato. Vic had two penalties in this game which seemed to deflate the home side somewhat. Rubery Social Allstars came out best in a physical game against West Heath United, winning 4-3 on the Rubery Park mudbath. Dane Morgan with 2 and Arron Tullet with the Heath goals, with Nowlinski, Dan Caveney, Michael Connelly and Lloyd Newman (in the dying minutes) bagging the visitors goals. The results today tighten the table at the top, with the bottom three looking significantly cut adrift almost crying out for the lifeboats.

One game in Division 1, amazingly Frankley's first completed home league game of the season, saw them lose 4-2 to local rivals Sporting Grapevine. Jason D'Aguilar is wasting no time making up for his early season injury problems, he bagged another two today, with Rory Milbourne and Danny Fogarty also scoring as Grapevine move into 4th place.

In Division 2, the top three all won. North Colts United's 4-1 home win over Golden Lion Athletic Reserves came courtesy of Scott Taylor's brace, Dayle Hawkins and Michael Teji, whilst FC Rednal again scored a hatful with a 9-1 win over Hewell Grangers meaning they have scored 20 past them in two games! Lee Davies with another hat-trick was the pick of the scorers, with the returning Chris Gee grabbing two and one each for Sam McGeown, Paul McCourt, Ashley Drake and Jordan Ward. Vic Barnt Green Res won 5-1 away at Churchfields United in a game that was relatively one sided, despite the half time score being 1-1. Churchfields amazingly failed to have a single corner during the whole game.

Onto Division 3 now and the most controversial game came at Boleyn Road where AFC Northfield Reserves took on Longbridge Athletic with bragging rights at a premium. Firstly the result, AFCN winning 4-2 with goals from Ben Pickersgill (2) and first teamers Sam Chilton and Matthew Carter quite legitimatly able to play by the rules of the League. AFCN raced into a 3 goal lead, one a free kick, one a defensive error and one a good team goal. Longbridge finally woke up and started playing their football, with the Heath brothers again combining with Shane being the ultimate goalscorer. A penalty for Longbridge, converted by Jordan Campbell, made it 3-2 and the stakes and intensity within the game really stepped up a notch. Will Heath took that passion too far though and saw red on 65 minutes for a reckless tackle which will rule him out of 3 future matches. AFCN managed to get a grip and scored a fourth, despite handball appeals in the build up and with that, Longbridge ran out of puff. Post match allegations of AFCN playing too many first teamers and an alleged altercation between an AFCN player and Longbridge keeper Stephen Ledbrook can all be put down to Derby Day emotion; One thing is for sure, the return fixture at Rubery Park will definitely be one for the calendar and crash helmets alike!

Coldfield secured their second win of the season with a 3-2 away win at Red Lions who are fast going into reverse gear again. Tim Lees opened the scoring for Coldfield after a fine through ball from Chris Adams and it could have been more as the woodwork saved the Lions on more than one occassion. Lions started the second half much better and showed great character, but Coldfield took a 2-0 lead on the counter attack when Lees returned the compliment to Adams who slitted home. Lions came roaring back into the game when Tommy Williams took the match by the scruff of the neck, scented his pray (the Coldfield goalie) and promptly despatched two fine strikes past him to equalise.The Coldfield winner came when Kyle Hindley broke through midfield and played a perfectly weighted through ball through to Adams, to somehow back heel lob the ball over the keeper, however you do that! In the dying moments, Anthony Swain missed a glorious chance to equalise and the visitors took the points away. Laburnum are a team on the up and they showed their qualities today with a good 4-1 win over league leaders Stoke Prior, thanks to a hat-trick from hot shot Ryan Sproston, surely the signing of the season to date and one from Andy Seager. It wasn't meant to be for Stoke, perhaps summed up by Jake Exley's penalty miss. In the Greenlands/Redditch local derby, mid table sides Hizza United Seconds and Arrow Valley shared the spoils with a 1-1 draw.

Fixture lists for the next two weekends are now published and hopefully by then, we'll be in a really good position to start thinking about the dates of semi-finals and of course the all important cup final dates, once several remaining cup matches are played and we know which clubs are progressing in what competitions/what fixtures they have left.



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