Shoot Out Win for Rubery Athletic

Bromsgrove & District Football League

Last Updated: Oct 5, 2014 10:12pm
Abbey, Redditch
By Simon Burgess
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After a week off when the chief reporter unexpectedly went on strike, we’re back with all the news from Week 9 of the BDFL, a week in which second bites of the cherry and upholding principles have all kicked into play.
Rubery Athletic were one of the teams who found themselves at the front of an astonishing breaking story from last Sunday where their County Cup tie with Wolverley Athletic was incorrectly taken to extra-time by the match referee, Rubery lost in Extra-Time, which to cut a long story short, resulted in the tie being voided and replayed today. After yet another 2-2 draw after 90 minutes the same as last week, the tie went straight to penalties as it should have done last week and Rubery managed to win the shoot out 4-3 to set up an away trip to Callow End in the next round. Well done to Rubery for taking advantage of their second chance and incredibly, the sides meet again next Sunday for a third successive time, this in the Kidderminster Hospital Cup.
Today marked the start of the Worcester Nursing Cup where the majority of our entered sides had their chance to put themselves up against Worcester League opposition. We had a varied amount of success and failure, with a few all Bromsgrove League clashes also being drawn. One of these came in the shape of Belbroughton Athletic  who played Sporting Grapevine and won 6-2 to put behind them a traumatic week, where they took the decision to withdraw from the WFA Premier Cup. Goals from Will Tibbetts (3), Chris Innes (2) and Alex Emery, were enough to see off Division 1 Grapes, for whom Richard Hall netted twice.  Another all Bromsgrove clash saw Spa Athletic and Woodgate Valley play out a game where three men got hat-tricks, in a 7-3 scoreline victory to Spa. Congratulations to Kev Owens and Luke Rainbow for Spa and to Jamie Sippitts for Woodgate Valley, the other Spa scorer was Tom Harris. Victoria Barnt Green also had a strange week, on the back of being unable to field a side last Sunday for the first time ever, but they put this behind them with a 9-0 demolition job on Bromsgrove Unionists who two weeks ago had come so close to taking a point off them in a league match. Richard Bishop led the way with 4 goals, 2 for Ellis Blakemore and 1 each for Ben Stanford, Peter Jenvey and Ryan Molesworth.
Awkies Allstars had a fine 4-0 win over Malvern Rangers, with Jason Gibbons back on the goal trail with a hat-trick of his own, the other coming from Jim Carnihan. Another side of ours to win over a ‘Malvern’ team were Alvechurch Lions who appear to be running into a bit of form, as they beat Malvern Radar 4-3 AET in a thrilling game. Having gone 1-0 down to a backpost header, Aaron Whittaker’s floating corner found the head of Anthony Miller who couldn’t miss. Radar got themselves back in front soon after when Lions keeper Richard Atkinson could only palm a shot out, but Dane Morgan then won a penalty converted by Jake Reeves to take the tie to over-time. Miller completed his hat-trick after assists by Adam Heath and Lee Ewens, before a late Radar free kick had the hearts beating fast until the refs whistle blew to end the game. Congratulations also go to Hizza United Seconds who came away from Worcester Division 5 side Eaton Rovers with a 4-2 victory. In a further all BDFL Division 2 tie in the Nursing Cup, Chaddesley Corbett beat AFC Millfields 4-0 thanks to goals from Teague (2), Moore and the free scoring Rocco Mitchell – For a full breakdown of the game and a comedy laden write up from their left back Matt ‘Guisey’ Guide, please head to the Chaddesley Corbett Facebook page or the League’s own group page and take a cup of coffee to drink whilst reading it, it’s a long one!
On the flipside, we had teams bow out too – Thomas Brothers who could only muster 10 men for the trip to St Johns found it all too much (despite a 3-5-1 formation) as they lost 6-3 (goals from Tyler, Heaney and Silver Fox Rumbold),  whilst Studley Railway’s anticipated cup run ended early as they lost 2-1 at home to Worcester Raiders which was a tough draw anyway – Veteran Rupert Antley the goalscorer for Studley and despite Raiders ending with 10 after a very serious case of foul play, Studley couldn’t really get going and bowed out, indeed it says everything about the outfield that goalkeeper Nick Cotton got the MOTM award after a fine penalty save. The only other outside cup game saw AFC Northfield Reserves travel to Mad Dog Tattoo from the Tamworth League in the Birmingham County Cup and they put in a very creditable performance to come away with a 2-0 defeat against much stronger opposition; A real trip into the unknown this, indeed AFCN were the first BDFL team in over 10 years to enter the Birmingham County Cup, but they can hold their heads high as they turn their attention to winning Division 3.
Onto internal action now and one team who are always up for the Rose Bowl more than any other are Laburnum; They began their campaign against the still winless Coldfield and a 2-1 win ensued. Chris Adams opened the scoring for Coldfield but goals from captain Neil Seager and a late winner from Dan Kings saw Laburnum through to play Phil Eves’s Bromsgrove United Reserves in the quarter-finals.
BGIS once again got the better of Sporting Rednal, this time 3-1 in a Bridgwater Cup Group game, following on from their league victory back in August. BGIS have strengthened their squad significantly in recent weeks as wheeler dealer Mark Mccleary has finally swung into action. Sporting opened the scoring though through Darryl Foster (although BGIS claim it was a Darren Charles OG). BGIS equalised when Dan Lawrence set up Marcus George before Stephen McGlen’s powerful 18 yard drive put them ahead. It all got a bit too much for Rednal’s Jay Nickless, who despite being on the sidelines only as stand in manager, managed to be sent to the Wythall stands after arguing a handball decision a little bit too much for referee Paul Battey’s liking. Once Colin Tandy had scored a third for BGIS, spinning and turning to finish with aplomb, the result was never in doubt.
In the Premier Cup Quarter-Final, Hare and Hounds continue to beat whatever is put in front of them – This time, a 5-0 win over AFC Northfield who had no answer to the Hounds pace, guile and strength. 5 different scorers too sends an ominous warning to the rest of the League, Josh Westwood, two Dugmore brothers, Mr Longthorne and the little warrior Adam Pillinger the men with the scoring boots on. Another team on form at present are North Colts United, they claimed a good scalp today beating Premier side Golden Lion Athletic 3-0 in the LMS Shield Group phases. Goals from Chris Mcgory following Aaron Westwood’s long throw in, Luke Davies after a fine team goal involving Anthony Preston/Daniel Gibbs/Westwood and the icing on the cake came when Jon ‘Beast’ Myrie scored another wonderful free kick. NCU also introduced their new signing ex Rubery Oak midfielder Martin Johnson into proceeding and this will certainly liven up future games involving Colts, with Johnson known for his all action style over the 90 minutes.
This leaves 5 league games to review, all from Divisions 1-.3. In Division 1, FC Rednal were gunned down by Lickey End Social for whom a Sam Wright brace was enough to give them their first league win of the season.  An own goal settled the Division 1 basement battle between Vic Barnt Green Reserves and Stoke Sporting, a result which plummets Stoke to the bottom of the table a position they did not envisage being in. In Division 2, Callowbrook Blues seemed to be cruising after superstar Matthew Perry’s  brace and an own goal, before they completely fell apart much to the bemusement of Luke Bowles, as they eventually lost 5-3 to Bromsgrove United as Suki Purewal’s side came roaring back to secure the points at Balaam Wood Academy. Bromsgrove scorers came from the tattoo man and captain Scott Bagley, Damion Blakeway, Allmark and two for Mat Fearon formerly of Redditch United. 
In Division 3, the spoils were shared at Stoke Club where Stoke Sporting Reserves and Stoke Prior battled out a 1-1 draw, whilst Callowbrook Green bounced back from last weeks defeat to beat Belbroughton Athletic Reserves 3-2,  who are taking on the new inconsistency tag of the League.
Next week sees our sides go to battle with the Kidderminster League in the Hospital Cup. Plenty of good games on offer all around and plenty of chances to do some more giantkilling! That said, Santiago RV face a tough trip to Oceans, likewise Stoke Sporting to Harriers Trust, whilst Alvechurch Lions welcome Haden Rangers to Rubery Park. The two Hare and Hounds sides also do battle, whilst Thomas Brothers have a nice long trip to Coseley to play Dudley Villa. The full fixture list can be viewed on the League website so please head over to find out who is playing who in Week 10.


Rubery Athletic 2, Wolverley Athletic 2 (Rubery Athletic win 4-3 on pens)

St Johns 6, Thomas Brothers 3 (Tyler, Heaney, Rumbold)
Bromsgrove Unionists 0, Victoria Barnt Green 9 (BISHOP 4, Blakemore 2, Jenvey, Stanford, Molesworth)
Studley Railway 1 (Antley), Worcester Raiders 2
Woodgate Valley 3 (SIPPITTS 3), Spa Athletic 7 (OWENS 3, RAINBOW 3, Harris)
Belbroughton Athletic 6, Sporting Grapevine 2 (Hall 2)
Malvern Radar 3, Alvechurch Lions 4 (MILLER 3, Reeves) AET


Malvern Rangers 0, Awkies Allstars 4 (GIBBONS 3, Carnihan)
Chaddesley Corbett 4 (Teague 2, Mitchell, Moore), AFC Millfields 0
Eaton Rovers 2, Hizza United Seconds 4
Coldfield 1 (Adams), Laburnum 2 (N Seager, Kings)

Sporting Rednal 1 (Foster), BGIS 3 (Tandy, George, Mcglen)
Mad Dog Tatoo 2, AFC Northfield Reserves 0

Hare and Hounds 5 (J Westwood, B Dugmore, R Dugmore, Pillinger, Longthorne), AFC Northfield 0
North Colts United 3 (Mcgory, Davies, Myrie), Golden Lion Athletic 0 

FC Rednal 1, Lickey End Social 2
Vic Barnt Green Reserves 1 (OG), Stoke Sporting 0
Callowbrook Swifts 3 (Perry 2, OG), Bromsgrove United 5 (M Fearon 2, Allmark, Bagley, Blakeway)

Stoke Sporting Reserves 1, Stoke Prior 1
Callowbrook Green 3, Belbroughton Athletic Reserves 2 



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