Week 4 - Bromsgrove Football League

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Last Updated: Sep 5, 2013 07:40am
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3 teams have 100% win records intact - Victoria Barnt Green, Hare/Hounds and North Colts United

Court Leet Dons 8-0 Hewell Grangers   
Toby Jug 4 (Evans 2, Thurstance, Arnold), Longbridge Athletic 2
Studley Road Social 3, AFC  Millfields 5 (Lloyd 2, Hatfield, Fitzpatrick, Craddock)
Stoke Prior 3 Redditch Athletic  98' 3 AET - Redditch Athletic win 3-2 on Penalties
Washford Lions 0, Redditch United 3 (Gifford 2, L Fearon)
Golden Lion Athletic Reserves 2 (Breakwell, Hennessy), 
Churchfields United 5 (A ROLAND 3, D Roland, Owens)   


Spa Athletic 0, Stoke  Sporting 7 (Mason 2, Snell, Bennett, Warman, Chance, Smith)   

Victoria Barnt Green 3 (Mayo, Jenvey, May), Rubery Social Allstars 2 (Beech 2)
West Heath United 1, Meadow Park 1 (Yarnold)  

Crabmill Monchengladbach 2013' 3 (L TILSLEY) Frankley 4 (Parker, Nash, Godfrey, Cooper)
Rubery Athletic 0, AFC Northfield 2 (Carter 2)
Hare and Hounds 1 (Hickey), Santiago RV 0   


Lickey End Social 6 (S WRIGHT 3, Buckley, Kendall, Nolan), Bromsgrove United 3 (Lawrence 2, Eves)
Callowbrook Swifts 1 (Kindon), North Colts United 4 (Teji 2, Newman, Moore)
FC Rednal 10 (DAVIES 3, BOOTON 3, Gee 2, T Toon 1, Doupe 1) Victoria Barnt Green  Res 0   

Coldfield 2 (Adams 2), AFC Northfield  Res 6 (JONES 3, Chaffatt 2, Patrick)
Laburnum 2 (A Seager 2), Belbroughton Ath Res 3 (Emery 2, Tsang)
Arrow Valley 1 (Sargent) Red Lions 1 (Dawson

At one point this Sunday looked like a nightmare with more vandalism and intrepid travellers but thanks to everyone's flexibility and thanks to the Redditch League for lending us a pitch, we managed to get all the games played which when the weather is set fine is just what we wanted!

Highest scorers of the day were FC Rednal in Division 2, as they biffed 10 past Victoria Barnt Green Reserves who are blowing more hot and cold than a penguin in and out of a sauna. Two hat-tricks by Lee Davies and Jacob Booton did the talking with Chris Gee's brace and strikes by Timothy Toon and Adam Doupe completing the scoring. Credit to the Vic who tried till the very end but FCR were simply too strong for them on the day. North Colts United lead the way in the division with a 100% win record, this was extended today as they won 4-1 away at Callowbrook Swifts. 0-0 at half-time, Colts were stunned when Reece Kindon put the home side ahead with an hour played. Colts's big name players then stepped up to the plate, particularly Michael Teji who equalised on 75 minutes and this merely laid the foundations for three more late goals; Teji got another, Paul Newman scored from a corner (off his chest) and finally Josh Moore, who was set up by, yes you've guessed it, Teji. Lickey End Social were involved in another high scoring thriller as they beat Bromsgrove United 6-3, who were making their seasonal bow this morning. Sam Wright's hat-trick was key but Matt Kendall, Joe Buckley and James Nolan were also on target; Dan Lawrence's brace for the 'Bees' and a fine goal by Ryan Eves were in vain, although they also missed a penalty (credit to James Troth for a fine save) and two goals chalked off too, so arguably it could have been a 6-6 draw. Either way, Lickey's fire power is sure to keep them there or thereabouts as the season progresses.

In Division 3, AFC Northfield Reserves gained their first league win with a 6-2 win at Coldfield, who remain rooted to the bottom of the league. Shaun Jones was the Northfield hero with a hat-trick, Michael Chaffatt hit two and Darnell Patrick one. For Coldfield, anything they do seems to come from Chris Adams and this was the story today as he scored twice, both in the first half. Red Lions, the success story of the Bromsgrove League so far this season, remain unbeaten as they ground out a useful point with a 1-1 away draw at fellow high-flyers Arrow Valley, who clung on despite having Jamie Oliver sent off for alleged foul and abusive language. Phil Sargent was on target again for Valley, likewise the transfer king, Liam Dawson, found the net for the Lions. Another team up and running are Belbroughton Athletic Reserves who travelled to Laburnum and came away the winners by the odd goal in five thanks to rare goals by first team skipper Al Emery (2) and Jon Tsang. Laburnum are yet to hit top gear and the giant striker Andy Seager's brace was in vain, although they agonizingly hit the cross bar in the last minute!

In the Premier Division, a five goal thriller went the way of Victoria Barnt Green who beat Rubery Social Allstars 3-2. The Allstars found themselves 3 down at the break thanks to goals by Pete Jenvey, Shaun May and Joe Mayo's thunderbolt, but they made a second half comeback thanks to Alan Beech's two strikes to scare the life out of the Vic; Indeed Vic were indebeted to Chris Mole who made a fine last minute save to prevent an equaliser. West Heath United will be disappointed with their 1-1 draw at home to a determined Meadow Park side who often cause the Heath problems. Andrew Yarnold with the Meadow goal, a header from a set play.

In Division 1, Frankley had a superb 4-3 victory over Crabmill Monchengladbach to make it back to back wins; Tom Nash, Eddie Godfrey, Luke 'Snorkel' Parker and Gary Cooper for the B45-ers, whilst Lucas Tilsey will no doubt be gutted he walked away with the match ball after a hat-trick, but also walked away pointless. League leaders Rubery Athletic were stunned 2-0 at home to AFC Northfield, Matthew Carter at the double (one from the spot), the win was most welcomed by AFC Northfield who have had a traumatic week with the departure of three players including club captain Jay Dotz.  In the other game, Hare and Hounds 100% record is still intact too, but it needed a moment of magic from Ian Hickey to get the job done against a good Santiago side who will make life difficult for sides this season if they continue to play the fast attacking football they showed today.

In the cup action, Stoke Sporting had an emphatic 7-0 win over Spa Athletic in the MG Sportswear Division 1 cup first round tie - Tom Mason with a brace and one each for Pete Warman, Jon Snell, Corey Bennett, Matt Chance and Lee Smith. Churchfields United are through to the next round of the Bridgwater Cup as they beat Golden Lion Athletic Reserves 5-2 in the Sidemoor derby, thanks mainly to striker Ashley Roland's hat-trick, a belated birthday present for him, one each for the returning Darren Roland and Jamie Owens; Jimmy Breakwell and Sean Hennessy were on target for the home side.

The other games played were all WA Harris Cup games and Court Leet Dons first ever visit to play Hewell Grangers saw them run out 8-0 winners and highlighted the gulf between the two divisions. Redditch United overcame a tricky looking tie with Washford Lions winning 3-0 thanks to a brace from Jay Gifford and one from Lee Fearon which had the game pretty much done and dusted by the interval. AFC Millfields had to come from 2-0 down to record a fine 5-3 victory over Studley Road Social; Goal machine Courtney Lloyd grabbed another couple (from assists by Arron Hadley), Stu Hatfield, Ben Craddock and Sean Fitzpatrick were the other Millies players able to celebrate the ball hitting the net. Toby Jug Athletic, on their return from two weekends off to attend stag parties, beat Longbridge Athletic 4-2; John 'JJ' Evans with a brace of spot kicks and one each for Dan Arnold and Andy Thurstance. Perhaps the unluckiest team today were Division 3 Stoke Prior who nearly caused a huge giantkilling when they ran Premier Division Redditch Athletic 98' close, taking them to extra-time and penalties, before bowing out 3-2 in the shoot out; Either way, the result should give Stoke some much needed confidence going forward whilst Redditch know they will need to get better in the coming weeks.

Lastly and by no means leastly, we had one friendly game played when Sporting Grapevine took on Hizza United Seconds and ran out 9-1 winners; Forget the goalscorers for a moment, the highlight was Facebook Group legend Billy Fish, playing a part in the game, a picture can be seen of Billy in his kit on the group page! Jason D'Aguilar, who is still finding his fitness after missing a large part of pre-season, hit a hat-trick, Tom Jack hit a brace and one each for Martin 'Rat' Ratcliffe, Shaun Tierney, Matt Ford and Richie Hall saw the Division 1 side secure an easy win.

Another interesting fixture list next Sunday which sees the first of the Vic Barnt Green v Court Leet Dons battles and Belbroughton v North Colts United could be interesting on the small 3G pitch. AFC Northfield and Sporting Grapevine games are always not for the faint hearted and Red Lions unbeaten record also faces a stern examination, with the visit of Toby Jug Athletic. Our reporters will be out in force next week to bring you all the action.


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