A CRUSHING 6-1 victory over Austin Ex Apprentices has helped Chaddesley Ravens close the gap on the top-two in the Bromsgrove & District Football League Premier Division.
William Tibbetts stood out for the hosts, netting a brace, while Oliver Berry, Ryan Moore, Benjamin Tolley and an own goal helped the Ravens on their way to a third victory from the opening four games.
Quinton Athletic earned their first victory of the season in style by hitting Bartley Reds Sunday for six.
Mathew Carter’s hat-trick, a double from Callum Burston-Keeley and a Matthew Perry strike lifted Athletic off the bottom of the league and above Bartley Reds – who remain winless.
Lewis Amos was at the double for Hizza United in Division One, helping his side on the way to a 3-2 win over Northfield Athletic.
Harry Nicholls was also on target in the win which moves United into sixth.
Alcester Town Sunday missed the chance to go second in Division Two after a 2-0 home defeat to Kings Heath Concorde, while AFC Blackwell have gone top of Division Three after cruising to a 6-0 win at home to Studley Rangers Sunday.
Another 6-0 win was recorded by Bromsgrove Partisan at Easemore United, where Bradley Daw, Adam Deeks and Ben Gidley added to Sam Bunn’s double.
Winyates are through to the second round of the Bromsgrove Charity Junior Cup after Dave Phelan (2), Dan Sill and Jordan Porter helped edge SO Goose 4-2.
Joshua Anthony was on target for Chaddesley Ravens Dynamo, who advanced in a 3-1 penalty shoot-out win over SHTP following a 1-1 draw.
Daniel Wilkes hit four in Catshill’s 8-0 romp of Stour Excelsior, where Marcus Albutt, Stee Collett, Lloyd Newman and James McKeon joined in the goal-fest.
Redditch United Cross dumped Meadow Park out of the cup in a 9-3 thriller, joining TDMS Harvington in the next round after their 2-1 win at Crown Internazionale.
The battle of Rubery was won by Rubery Memorial in the first round of the Bromsgrove Charity Minor Cup, with Ellis Lawson’s double and goals from Michael Hill and Jack Benson enough to beat Rubery Legends 4-3.
Duke of York also march on after beating higher-level opposition in West Heath Allstars 5-3.
Tom Keogh shone with a hat-trick to add to efforts from Joseph Towler and Alex Beck, rendering Jake Wicketts, Michael Ryan and Jason Gibbons’ goals meaningless, while Grapevine & Norton exited at the first hurdle in a dismal 16-0 reverse against Arrow Valley.